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News The Grayson City Council has approved taking $25,000 from the Occupational Tax funds and using the money for two major projects that will hopefully control water run-off during heavy rainfall. The work will be along Town Branch in the Southwest portion of the city and could cost up to $15,000, and near Morgan Court along Landsdowne Avenue and could cost $4,000. Mayor George Steele has also advised council that the KY Dept. of Transportation and local officials met recently to discuss possible work on Carol Malone Blvd. The question of improvements to C.W. Stevens Blvd was also discussed.

Olive Hill City Council says they will proceed with a major downtown water line replacement project. Mayor Kenny Fankell says he hopes the City can be included in a grant program. If not, the City would borrow the funds at a low interest rate to complete the $886,000 project. Council also approved the 2016-17 fiscal year budget of $6.2 million dollars.

US 60 Yard Sale will be held in Carter Co. August 5th-6th from daylight until dusk.

The Carter County Library District Board of Directors has withdrawn its request that the Fiscal Court place on the November ballot the question of a Library tax. The Board's request for withdrawal was being made so the tax would not interfere with essential county services.

Dr. Ken Beck, Chairman of the Grayson Tourism and Convention Commission has presented the 2016-17 fiscal year budget of $66,137 to the City Council.

In a recent monthly meeting, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court approved Judge Exec. Mike Malone acquiring professional services to evaluate the county's 911 system. Judge Malone also advised that the state plans to do additional inspections on the old EK Railroad bridges, and heard departmental reports.

KDMC will provide on-site physicals for 6th grade students at ECMS and WCMS per the following schedule: ECMS Tuesday, Aug. 2 8am-3pm and WCMS Monday, Aug. 8 from noon to 7pm. Call to schedule an appt. 475-5500. Care will be billed to the patient's insurance.

A candlelight vigil reacts to violence throughout the world.

Carter County's Clean-up continues in the eastern end of the county this week. Solid Waste Director Mike Brammell says the dumpsters will be located at the County Maintenance Garage in Grayson with operations from 8 am to 3 pm.

The Farmer's Market in Grayson will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am until 1pm or until sold out at the Extension Compound in East Grayson. Olive Hill Farmer's Market is open at the Save-a-Lot location. Carter Co. Extension office has distributed all of it's Farmer's Market vouchers and no more will be handed out unless new ones are received. A list is being taken in case another distribution is held. Call 474-6686 for more information.

Kentucky State Police Post 14 will be hosting their 23rd annual Trooper Island Golf Scramble on August 5th at Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake State Park. Persons interested should contact Trooper Michael Murriell at 606-928-6421


Laura Jones, former Miss Grayson and student at Kentucky Christian University, is crowned as Miss Kentucky 2016 during the pageant in Lexington. Jones was competing as Miss Danville.

Northeast Headstart has purchased the Grayson VFW property and will turn the building into two classrooms. The move will allow the headstart to operate two full week full day classes at the Gregoryville and Grayson locations instead of half day classes that are now needed to service the 70 to 80 children enrolled.

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.

Community Hospice will offer several community-based grief session in  July. All groups are open to the public. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend. For additional information or to reserve a space, contact Community Hospice Bereavement Department ay 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.

The Kentucky State Police Post 8 will be hosting their annual Trooper Island Golf Scramble on July 28th at the Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead. Please contact Trooper Joe Veeneman or Trooper Scott Ferrell at 606-784-4127 for more details.

The Elliot County Farmer's Market will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays now until the end of October, starting at 8am daily. Produce will include: potatoes, onions, beets, and cabbage.

Chamber Cup Golf Scramble at Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake State Park will be Saturday, Sept. 10th. Register at 7:45am, tee off at 8:30am. Snacks, prizes, and lunch will be available.

On Saturday, August 6th, there will be a benefit golf scramble for George Holbrook at the Carter Caves Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9am. 18 hole, four-man scramble. The fee is $40 per person. First place prize will be $400; second place prize will be $200. Based on eighteen teams, and will include eighteen holes. Lunch will be served. Proceeds will go to train "Bud" and pay medical expenses that insurance doesn't cover. For more information, please call 606-286-4411.

Carter Co. Extension Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at noon at the Carter Co. Extension Office. The Extension District Board will meet immediately following the conclusion of the Extension Council.

A basic nutrition class for people with Diabetes will be held Aug. 8 at 1pm at the Carter Co. Cooperative Extension-Ed Building. Each lesson will have a recipe sample and if you attend all 7 classes you will receive a free crock-pot.

FEAT will be holding their 7th annual conference on July 29 at 9am at the Morgan Co. Extension Office in West Liberty. Vendors welcome and lunch will be served. Call to register 738-5565. The cost is $20.

Ladies Day will be held at the Elliottville Fire Dept. on Sat. Aug. 6 from 12 to 4pm. All proceeds will benefit the Elliottville Fire Dept. For more info call 784-8585.

Carter Co. Farm Bureau is taking applications for outstanding youth speech competition for ages 15-18 and for Youth variety/talent competition for ages 9-18. Applications are due Sept. 1, call for details 474-4666.

With practical lessons and expert-led activities planned, Jobs Club in Carter County is now even better-positioned to deliver hands-on assistance that can help you write a professional resume, learn how to succeed in job interviews, create a winning game plan for your job search, and connect with employers, workforce professionals, and other job seekers. The Carter County Job Club meets at 10am Thursdays at the Northeast KY Career Center Job Site at 1103-A South KY Route Seven in Grayson. 

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter County Courthouse on Monday Aug. 1st from 9am until noon to assist Veterans and their dependents filing for Federal and State veterans benefits.

The Rowan County Caring & Sharing Alzheimer's Support Group meeting will be held Monday, Aug.1st at 6:00 pm. Location for the meeting will be at the Center for Health Education & Research, Room 103-C. Contact Mary Horsley at 606-783-6476 for more information.

Upcoming dates for Red Cross Blood Drives are:
August 2nd, at Greenup Health Department, from 12:30-6pm.
August 5th, at Ashland Central Fire Station, from 10:30am-4pm.
August 12th, at Ashland Town Center, from 1pm-6:30pm.
August 15th, at Lawrence Co. Community Center, from 9am-2pm.

Kick off for School will be held on Wednesday, July 27th from 9am-12noon. FREE school supplies, personal hygiene packs, used clothes and household items. East End schools will attend kick off at Prichard Elementary, while West End schools will attend kick off at Globe Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department will not be having music on August 5th due to renovations. Music shows will resume in September.
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A history of Carter Co written by Francis Nash
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