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Grayson annual Chamber awards banquet announced these honors-  S.U. Pratt Community Service Award '14 to Charlotte Sparks,  Keystone of Grayson award to Pat Collier, Rodney Gross Youth Leader award to Maddie Dyer and Cory Claxon,  Deanna McDavid Teacher of year to Janie Moore and Kim Burtton.  The Business award to Smithfield-Farmland and Brent Vernon,  Plant Mgr,  Kara Johnson Supt of Operations, Bonnie Wilcox and Laura Dickerson. The Medical Profession was Wilma Justice of Hospice and First Responder award to Roger Dunfee.  The Farm Family award to Tom Marcum Dairy farms.   Also honored with R E Applegate Memorials were families of Steve McDavid, Larry Prichard, J. D Riggs,  John A. Dean, Gayle Carter, Bernice McCoy Wilson, Hazel Calhoun, Yvonne Everman, Bill Bondurant, Bill Buck Waggoner, and Virginia Brammell Clark.

Michelle Wilhoit ended two years as Chamber president and Dan Click is president for 2015, with Kara Johnson as vice-president.  Mindy Woods-Click as Secretary and Sherry Lincoln, treasurer;   Maggie Lewis as been hired to replace Pat Collier as Chamber Executive Coordinator, as Collier retires.

East Carter Middle School Site Based Council has named Jenny Stark as the new principal at the school. The council had been meeting to name someone to succeed Shannon Wilburn, who recently announced her retirement, effective January 1st. Stark, who had been the interim principal and the assistant under Wilburn, will have her name submitted to the Kentucky Dept. of Education.

Local authorities are looking for a resident who has been missing since about midnight on Dec. 1st. Paul Clifton Sigman, 30, is described as 6 feet tall, 175 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing blue jeans and a blue hoodie. Sigman was last seen in the Stump Run Road area off Rt. 7 North. Any information can be called to 911, or the Kentucky State Police officer Jim Ryland at 928-6421.

Grayson City Council honored Jack Harper for six years on Council as he steps down in January.  Grayson Utilities announced final payment date will be changed from 10th to 15th of month, and a 1.50 fee for credit card use. The Grayson branch library has received permission to renovate the top floor of the library building.

Linda Lowe speaks at the dedication of the new Olive Hill Arts and Education Center

The new location of the Olive Hill Branch of the Carter Co. Public Library at the Arts and Education Ctr.

  Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade

Property taxes are being collected at the office of Carter Co. Sheriff. Taxes are now due at face value.

48 Carter Co. students at Judge Rupert Wilhoit's Teen Court 

Northeast KY Community Action Agency is offering free assistance to anyone interested in reviewing the health insurance options through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. No income limits apply to receive assistance. Call local offices for an appointment at 606-286-4443.

Carter Co. Board of Education honors Randy Stegall for 11 years of service to  Carter Co, as Board member.

Two pound Benson's Old Home-style Fruitcakes are available again at all branches of Commercial Bank of Grayson, James Family Outfitters, and Robert Caummisar Law Office. Price is $12.50, and all proceeds will benefit Project Merry Christmas of Carter County.

Free New years Eve Party and Ball Drop Sponsored by City of Ashland and City of Ashland Recreation Dept. December 31, 2014 9 p.m.-midnight . Doors open at 8:45pm. Light refreshments and door prizes, entertainment and party favors Balloon art for children. Music by Outrider and Mad Hadder.  Music at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 1622 Winchester Avenue in Ashland. Ball drop at Midnight at Judd plaza. For more information call 606-327-2046 or 329-1007 or 923-0670.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter County Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, January 5th from 9 am until noon. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State veterans benefits. The service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For further information, please call 1-866-244-8970.


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