Meeting for its regular February session Tuesday night, the
Grayson City Council took the first move to rescind the City Dog
Ordinance. Council is bringing the city in compliance with the
possibility that the Carter Co. Fiscal Court will take over dog
control operations within Grayson and Olive Hill. The Court has
approved its animal control ordinance and says that ordinance must
be used by the cities in order to have the county care for animals
in the cities. In other matters, Council approved cooperating with
The Commercial Bank of Grayson when the bank holds a block party
to celebrate its 125th anniversary at the Main Bank during Grayson
Memory Days on Friday, May 27th. They approved 5-K walks and races
to be held March 26th by the March of Dimes and on April 30 by
East Carter High School Football. The Council heard an up-date
concerning the Grayson Branch of the Public Library. Librarian
Nellie Middleton said they're working on presenting to the Fiscal
Court a request for a library taxing district to be formed, but is
not ready to say when that will be done. The Library Board is
asking for a 2-cent per $100. property valuation tax. The City is
ready to accept bids to take down a two story building it owns at
Main and Landsdown. Plans are to make the area a parking lot. Josh
McGuire, the Democrat candidate for State Representative in Carter
and Lawrence Counties was recognized and addressed the Council.
They ended the meeting with a closed session to discuss personnel.
The Carter County Fiscal Court, meeting in monthly session this
week, has finalized its Animal Control Ordinance by holding the
second reading. The ordinance will become law after it legal
publication. Judge Executive Mike Malone says the court is still
looking at its responsibility in caring for animals in Grayson and
Olive Hill. He says it appears that responsibility is for the
county to carry out, but it means the cities will have to abide by
the county's ordinance. Also, the Court held the first reading of
its landfill ordinance. Judge Malone says that the document is
drawn to provide control of the type of landfill operation that is
allowed in Carter Co.
Grayson Memory Days Committee has picked "Making
Memories Today" as the theme for the 2016 Memory Days Celebration.
Winning theme was submitted by Kathy Manzoni. Memory Days
Committee is now soliciting entries for the logo contest. Logo
designs must include the official theme. Information can be
obtained by contacting the Chamber of Commerce office in the
Municipal Building or by calling 474-4401. Deadline for entry is
March 3rd at noon. Coordinator Lorena Dickerson says several
changes are in store for this year's event, including changing the
annual parade's time from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday afternoon, May
28th. Other changes that have been discussed but not yet confirmed
are: moving the opening night ceremonies to the original location
of the Merchant's Parking Lot on Main St. from the current
location on South Hord St., and an earlier starting time of 5pm on
opening night, May 26th. Events are being decided, and people are
encouraged to contact the chamber at 474-4401 or Dickerson at
315-3111. Sponsors are also being sought. Tim Farmer, KET star and
native Carter Countian will be Grand Marshall.
Carter County recorded 8 suicides last year and that was enough to
cause Carter County Sheriff, Jeff May, to call that fact to the
attention of State Representative Jill York. From there, Rep. York
announced Monday that a Suicide Prevention Workshop will be held
Sat., Feb. 13 from 1-3pm at the Bayless Memorial Presbyterian
Church, 108 East 2nd St. in Grayson. Paula Rymer, Professor at
Eastern Ky Univ will conduct the session. Rep. York says it is
open to the public and designed for those who have experienced
suicide in their family.
Due to a water leak and carpet replacement, the Grayson Branch of
the Public Library will be closed for the rest of the week. AARP
tax preparations will begin at the Carter Library beginning Feb.
16th each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am until 2:30
Carter Co. Spelling Bee Champion is Hope Jackson, an eighth grade
student at West Carter Middle School. Runner up is McKenna Steele,
an eighth grade student at East Carter Middle School.
Property Tax penalties have increased as of Feb. 1st to 10% with a
10% Sheriff's add on fee.
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.
Carter Caves Valentine Murder Mystery buffet dinner and show will
be held Feb. 12 and 13th at 7pm with seating at 6:45pm. Cost is
$34.95, plus tax, for dinner and show. Also available is package
with overnight stay in Lewis Caveland Lodge for $130. 95 plus tax
for two people. Call for more info. 286-4411.
The Grayson Gallery and Art Center is bringing back the annual
"Peace and Love" art show that is set to open during the February
Final Friday Art Walk that will be held Feb. 26 from 6-9pm. Music
by "Luke and the Somethings" with catered refreshments. Artists
are invited to submit up to three pieces in any medium on Sat.,
Feb. 13 or Monday, Feb. 15 from 10am to 2pm at the Gallery.
There will be a six week seminar brought to you by Community
Hospice and The Carter Co. Public Library on dealing with the loss
of a loved one. It begins on Feb. 19 at 4pm in the Community Room
of the Grayson Branch of the Carter Co. Public Library. For more
info call 329-1890.
Community Hospice has the following sessions, open to everyone who
has experienced loss, available:
Grief Recovery Method-- Mondays until March 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm at
the Community Hospice Care Center, Pollard Road, Ashland
Men's Support Group-- Weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30pm, Community
Hospice, Carter Ave., Ashland
Widow's Support Group-- 2nd at 4th Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Community
Hospice Care Center, Pollard Road, Ashland
Parent Support Group-- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 6pm,
Community Hospice Care Center, Pollard Road, Ashland
West Carter Comets Basketball League through March 22nd. Grades
P-5 boys and girls. $30 for first child $25 for each additional
sibling. Practices held once a week at OHES and TCES. 1 game per
week on Saturdays at WCHS. Each player will receive a t-shirt and
trophy. Volunteer coaches needed. Contact Jeremy Webb at
286-2481 or Jeremy.webb@carter. kyschools.us
Carter Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship program is underway. Students
can complete the application by downloading it at
kyfb.com/scholarships, or pick them up at the Carter Co. Farm
Bureau office at 127 S. Hord St, Grayson. Students must have the
material postmarked by Feb. 29th to be eligible.
Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is offering
scholarships to area high school seniors and non-traditional
students. All entrants must reside, or the primary residence of
their parents or guardians must reside, on Grayson Rural Electric
Lines. For more information and applications, call Julie Lewis at
475-2191 or 1-800-562-3532. Applications and essays must be
received by Feb. 12th. Family members of employees, directors, or
managers of Grayson Rural Electric are not eligible.
Olive Hill Little League will have spring baseball sign ups every
Saturday in February from 10am-2pm in the West Carter High Gym
Lobby, weather permitting. Youths ages 4-12 who want to play will
have to sign up before Feb. 27th. Fee is $40.00 per child.
Trimble Lodge is hosting a Pancake Breakfast Feb. 13th from 7:30am
till 11:00am at Trimble Lodge 145. Adults $6 kids under 10 eat
free. For more information all 474-2139.
Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7pm the KCU School of Music will present
violinist Amy Schumann Griswold in a guest recital. Collaborating
with her on the piano will be KCU pianist Wes Golightly. The event
will be at Nash Chapel at KCU. Admission is free. For more
information, call 474-3221.
2nd Annual Community Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, May 26th at
East River Road Park Walking Trail in Grayson at 3pm. Sponsored by
the Carter Co. Recreation Alliance.
Rattlesnake Ridge Water District's monthly meeting was cancelled
and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 15th at 3pm in the district
Carter Co. Fam Bureau Farm Chemical program is underway. Order
period ends Feb. 29th, and orders can be placed through the Carter
Co. Farm Bureau office. Deliveries will be the last of March or
first of April. All chemicals must be picked up and paid for
immediately upon delivery.
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 March 2nd (Clarabella's Teeth), April
6th (Blueberries for Sal), May 4th (Mommy and Me Tea, just for 3-5
year olds), and June 1st (Outdoor games and water play).
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