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Alexis Tussey, 16, of Grayson is the 2016 MISS MEMORY DAYS to reign over the events.

Mayor Kenny Fankell says he has been advised by Kentucky Power that the city now has 23,000 dollars credit in electric and the city will keep it there in case of any future problems.  Last year, AEP and Ky Power which sells electricity to the City's system said that Olive Hill owed $400,000 in back payments.  The city began a payback program, but now Ky Power now says they no longer owe.  The problems were caused by the selling of the Louisa plants, and matters have now been cleared up. 

Olive Hill Trade Days at Shrine Park June 2-5   6 am to 8 pm. Vendor spaces available for $100. Contact olivehilltradedays@gmail.com    website;  olive hill trade days...    and Facebook  
Olive Hill Fist Annual Gospel Fest  at Shrine Park   June 10-12 with 15 groups singing,   Advance weekend pass $20      Call 316-727  FACEBOOK page   Great music, concessions, more.

In the primary election May 17, 15% of Carter County voters went to the polls. In the Democratic Presidential race, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton 51% to 39%,  Uncommitted 8.9%. In the Democratic US Senate race, Jim Gray defeated Sellus Wilder 49.7% to 14.9%. In the Republican US Senate Race, Rand Paul received 85% of the vote to James Gould at 8.8%. In the Republican Congressional race, Hal Rogers, 82.8% to John Burk, Jr.'s 17%. 2,956 of Carter County's 19.615 voters went to the polls.

The Grayson City Council has finalized the 2016-17 Fiscal year budget at between 2.3 and 2.4 million dollars and will present the budget during the June meeting. Council also has approved buying lightweight body armor for the police department.

Olive Hill City Council has tabled several items it was discussing, including an ordinance for annexation of the American Legion property and items pertaining to the alcohol ordinance and yard sales. Council approved adding Fox Trail into the city street system.

The West Carter Youth with cooperation from other agencies is launching the Galaxy Project to help build a Youth Center. Check out Internet site for videos.---  www.galaxyouth.com    produced by Tim Asher.

Meeting in monthly session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court tabled until possibly later this month a request by the Carter County Library District that the question of a 2 cents per $100 property valuation library tax be placed on the ballot in November. Judge Executive Mike Malone says that County Atty. Brian Bayes is working on a required ordinance to that effect. Also the Court approved a request by the Board of Elections Commissioners that some of the county's voting machines be exchanged for scanners that would allow paper balloting. Voters would have a choice of paper ballot or voting by machine at the polls.

At the recent Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards breakfast, three Carter Co. businesses received awards. "All That Bloomz" florist in Grayson won the Emerging Business Award. Carter's Auto Supply was recognized for Retail and Wholesale category, and Fast Lane Auto Repair in Olive Hill was awarded the Family Owned Business award.

More entries are also needed for the Anna Robinson Memorial Art Show to be held May 28th. For more information call 474-7088.

Carter Co. Fiscal Court says that the county-wide clean up program will be held in late July, with dates and other details to be announced later.  Election Board will propose to trade some current voting machines for scanning machines for paper ballot use, to speed up Election Day. 

Grayson Fire Dept. BBQ dinner will be held as part of Memory Days Friday May 27th beginning at 4pm. $10 for adults, veterans and senior citizens 55 and older $8, and children under 10 free with purchase of an adult meal. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

KCU has graduated their largest class, and also bestowed a Honorary Doctorate degree to Jack Strother, Sr., 103, retired Commercial Bank CEO for his life of business, community and church service.

The Carter Co. Library District has told the Fiscal Court that it's Board of Trustees has decided to seek a ballot vote on the enactment of a 2 cent per $100 property valuation tax to support it's operations. An ordinance establishing that procedure will be drafted by County Attorney Brian Bayes. Should a taxing district be established, Grayson, Olive Hill, and the Fiscal Court would stop providing $18,000 each annually to the district.


The theme of this year's Relay For Life is "There's No Place Like Hope". The Relay will be held from 4pm until 11pm on Saturday June 18th at the Olive Hill Shrine Club Park. A goal of $112,000 has been set for this year. Teams are forming and youth volunteers are being sought to help out.


Grayson Fire Dept. and Police Dept. vehicles escort the East Carter JROTC as they return to Grayson from national competition in Daytona Beach FL. East Carter JROTC received 7 awards, all in the top 20, including two awards in the top 5. Congratulations!

Laugh and Learn Playdate Program will be from 10am-12noon at the Carter Co. Extension Education Center. The program is free for all ages birth to 5 yrs. old, and children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Dates and themes are; June 1st -Outdoor games and water play.

Little Sandy District Health Dept has a special grant for Women's Health Initiative for special cervical and breast cancer and other screenings.  $25 gas card incentives. Contact Health Dept in Grayson and Sandy Hook now through June 17 for appointment and information.
  
East Carter High School Class of '76 will be holding their 40th reunion Saturday, July 30th at the Social Room at 5405 Roberts Drive in Ashland. Event begins at 6pm with dinner, a program, and music. Tickets are $25 for one or $40 per couple. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Wilma Whitt at 606-474-3245, or e-mail Susan Johnson at ssjohnson01@windstream.net.


Kentucky Christian University has finished a campus upgrade that was payed for by donation.


There will be a benefit golf scramble for George Holbrook at Carter Caves Golf Course on Saturday, June 4th, shotgun start at 9am with 18-holes with 4-man teams. Fee is $40.00 per person, and includes green, cart, lunch, and prize fees. First place is $400.00, 2nd place is $200. For more information, 606-286-4411 ex 2540.

The Carter Co. Extension will meet at 12noon Thursday, June 2nd at the Extension Education building.

Nutrition Day Camp will be held at the Elliott Co. Extension Office on June 28th-30th from 10am-3pm each day. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The camp is for students in Elliott Co. through grades 4th-6th in the fall. You must provide transportation to and from the camp. For more information or to register, call 738-6400.

The Carter County Retired Teacher's Association will meet Wednesday,  June 1st  at Carter Caves State Park Lodge.  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.  The main item on the agenda is the election of officers.  All members, retired teachers and newly retired teachers are encouraged to attend.

Commercial Bank of Grayson will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive June 14th from 1pm-6pm in the Community Room of the Olive Hill Office. All blood types needed. To schedule an appointment, call Twanita Cooper at 474-7811 ext. 590.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse Monday, June 6th from 9am until noon.

The annual Carter High School Reunion for years 1933-1968 will be held at Carter Caves State Resort Park on June 25th at 5pm. Cost is $23.00 per person. For more info or to register, call Camila Haney at 606-316-6320 or write P.O. Box 564, Grayson, KY, 41143.
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A history of Carter Co written by Francis Nash
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