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The State has selected Carter Co. -- at random -- along with several other counties to have a check of the November 8th General Election. The selection came from a drawing several counties and is a regular procedure.

Grayson Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Awards Banquet Dec. 8th at Carter Caves State Park. The Board of Directors will be presented and an auction will be held to benefit Project Merry Christmas. Call 474-4401 for more information.

Silver Bells Project is taking donations for needy veterans. Items needed are sweatshirts, gloves, socks, coats, hats and blankets. Items need to be new or gently used. Also non-perishable food items would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Carla Fultz at 606-356-9004 for more information.

Community Vaccination Project will be at the City Building administering FREE flu shots on Friday, Dec. 2nd from 10 to 2pm and on Saturday, Dec.3rd from 12 noon until 5pm.

The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority has approved the City of Olive Hill for a $883,000 loan that will enable the replacement of 6,000 feet of cast iron water lines. The work will be done in the downtown area of town and will involve replacing the existing and deficient cast iron lines with new PVC pipe. Also to be replaced are 12 fire hydrants. The project will also include inspection and rehabilitation of the Tick Ridge water tank, that will increase the City's water storage capacity by 250,000 gallons, improving the volume of water for the downtown area. Work is set to begin in April of 2017.

Carter Caves is now on its winter operational schedule. For information on services available and times, call the park at 286-4411.

Carter Co. Tax bills are in the mail. Bills paid now through Dec. 31st. are at face value. Visa or Mastercard payments can be made by phone with an extra fee for credit card payments. Payments can be made at the Sheriff's office in the courthouse or mailed to PO Box 1590 in Grayson.

The annual Grayson Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held as part of Hometown Holidays and is set for Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6:30pm. The theme for this year's parade is "The Wonder of Christmas", submitted by Kathy Manzoni, who will receive $25 and recognition at this year's event. Contact the Chamber office for more information at 474-4401.

Carter Co. Health Dept is now giving flu vaccinations, and urges residents to get their shot early this year to make it effective as the flu season begins. The nasal vaccine will not be given this year.

Operation Christmas Child collects 3,343 shoeboxes to distribute worldwide, topping last year's total of 3,311.

Northeast KY Community Action Agency has announced that acceptance for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has begun. Northeast is also taking applications from vendors who want to supply wood, coal, fuel oil, propane, and kerosene. For more information call 286--5344 or 1-800-817-4443.

Carter Co. Homemakers hold their 25th annual Holiday Fair.

Project Merry Christmas is currently selling Benson Old Home Style fruit cakes. Price is $15 with proceeds benefiting the organization. You can purchase these at all branches of the Commercial Bank, James Family Outfitters, and the Robert Caummisar Law Office.

Fall Forest Fire Season is underway. No burning within 150 feet of a wooded area except between 6pm and 6am. The season continues until Dec. 15th.

Free group piano lessons will be given at the Grahn School Comm. Center each Tuesday from 4pm until 6pm. Classes are for children or adults. Call 286-0177 or 316-7508 for more information.

Grahn School Community Center will offer free after school tutoring for children Kindergarten through 8th grade on Tuesday evenings from 4pm until 6pm. Call 286-0177 or 316-7508 for more information.

The 2nd Annual Hitchins Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 10th. Line up begins at noon, parade starts at 2pm. All floats are welcome. Sponsored by the Hitchins Fire Dept. Call 474-0333 for more information.

Gregoryville Christian Church serves 1,200 Thanksgiving Day Meals.

"Through the Eyes of a Child" Christmas Parade will be Dec. 9th at 6pm on Main St. in Morehead. If interested in placing a float or entry in the parade, call 606-776-2639 or 606-784-2858. If the event is rained out, the rescheduled date will be Dec. 16th.

12th Annual Coat and Toy Drive for the Children sponsored by Cash Express is ongoing now. Cash Express will be accepting toys, coats, washable shoes, clothing, and non-perishable food items by Dec. 15th. Monetary donations are also accepted by purchasing a Christmas stocking for $1.00 to be hung in the store.

Grayson RECC is now inspecting poles and meters in Warnock substation area in Greenup. This area includes but is not limited to: Hoods Run to Big White Oak, and Rt. 7 to Leatherwood and Montgomery. Workers may be out on foot or on CLEARLY MARKED trucks or ATV's but will carry identification. Work hours may be anywhere from 7:30am-7:30pm.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter County Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, December 5th from 9 am until  noon.

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that a loving family will soon be there. Let Benchmark Family Services help you bring joy to a child in need. Please call 606-783-0268 to start your journey.

The Carter Co. Retired Teachers' Association will meet Wednesday, Dec. 7th at Carter Caves State Park Lodge. CCRTA is hosting the annual Christmas Scholarship Bazaar. All proceeds from the bazaar are used for a $500.00 scholarship given to both West and East High Schools, to a student interested in a career in education. The public is invited attend. Donations for items for the bazaar would be appreciated. Members, remember to bring a non-perishable item for the food drive. Registration begins at 10:30am. Bazaar begins at 11am.

The Rattlesnake Ridge Area Neighborhood Watch Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 6pm at the Community Center. Agenda items will include any new business and election of new officers. Call 474-2920 for more information.

Little Sandy Bee Keeper meeting to be held  Tuesday December 6th,  6:00pm at Carter Caves State Park.  Dan O Hanon is speaker. There will door prizes for those who resign up and pay dues. Chicken and spaghetti buffet cost is $12.00.

There will be an Eastern Foothills Cattleman's Association Meeting Dec. 13th at 6pm at the 504 Fire Department. A representative from Globe Farm Supply will be speaking and providing a meal. The meeting is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call 738-6400.

Rowan Co. Caring & Sharing Alzheimer's Support Group meeting will be Monday, Dec. 5th at 6pm at the Center for Health Education and Research, Room 102-C. The Center is located at 316 West Second Street. Loved ones and/or caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's or a related disease are invited to intend.

Heritage Elementary SBDM will meet in regular session Monday, Dec. 5th in the school's conference room at 3:45pm. The council will also meet in a special working session to conduct policy review Monday, Dec. 12th at 3:45pm.

East Carter SBDM will meet in regular session Thursday, Dec. 8th at 4:30pm at the LMC. Any parent or community member is welcome to attend.

Craig Wayne Boyd will be in concert at Bath Co. High School Thursday, Dec. 15th. Doors open at 5pm, show time 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at door. Visit http://www.bath.kyschools.us/Content2/61586 or call 606-674-6314
to purchase tickets.

Bear Creek Methodist Church is hosting a Festival of Trees Dec. 7th-10th. There will be tree, nativity, angel, and wreath displays! Raffles, refreshments, and caroling will also be available. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Church is handicap accessible, all are welcome to come and enjoy!


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