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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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A history of Carter Co written by Francis Nash