It's Project Merry Christmas in Carter Co. The bucket
brigade Fund Raiser will be Dec. 6th at Grayson and Olive Hill.
You can donate at First National and Commercial Banks and at Box
166 Grayson to help out. THE GO RADIO STORYBOOK DRIVE
IS UNDERWAY! Bring new books to Go radio, Dollar Tree, City Bank,
or The Simply the Best Restaurant (and receive a 10%
discount with book donation per person) through Dec. 16th.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council approved a
resolution that will allow the City to accept $300,000 in grant
money from Pathways to purchase land on CW Stevens Blvd. to build
a 100 bed mens recovery center. The building had been proposed a
year ago, and then the center was moved to Boyd County, but that
move was reversed. The property will be turned over to Pathways
and the center should be open in late 2015. Council also heard a
proposal by Police Chief Kevin McDavid to purchase new firearms
for officers of his department to replace substandard ones now
being carried. The Council also heard discussions on the current
Meeting recently, the Fiscal Court authorized the Judge Executive
and the County Treasurer to insure having the required 65% of
county funds on hand for the governmental change over in January.
This would include voluntary and required lay-offs in various
departments. The court also renewed employee health coverage with
Anthem with a premium increase of 5 percent.
USDA and Grayson officials in a
ceremony to present keys to new Police and Fire Dept.
Property taxes are being collected at the office of Carter Co.
Sheriff. Taxes are now due at face value.
A Veterans Field Representative will be at the Carter Co.
Courthouse Monday, Dec. 1st from 9am until noon to assist veterans
with filing claims for benefits due to military service.
East Carter Middle School Principal Shannon Wilburn will retire
effective January 1st. Continuing to provide administrative
leadership for the school will be Assistant Principal Jenny Stark.
The job has been posted the five member Site Based Council and
Chairman Supt. Ronnie Dotson will select the new Principal by
Laugh and Learn playdates are
scheduled from 10am until 2pm the second Thursday of each month
for children ages up to five years old. For more information
contact the Extension office at 474-6686.
Child workers with cartons of shoeboxes filled with toys candy
and more for world distribution.
Grayson Utility Commission has a project underway to survey the
city sewer system. Trucks and cameras will be seen
throughout the city as miles of pipes will be looked at as to
condition and flow.
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
The Carter Co. Retired Teachers Assoc. will have their meeting Wed
Dec. 3rd at Carter Caves Lodge. Meeting begins at 11 am with
registration at 10:30 The annual Christmas Bazaar will start at 1
pm with proceeds to scholarship programs for East and
West. Public invited.
Carter senior Abby Boggs organized a "Cram The Cruiser" food
drive with the Grayson Police Dept.
Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will begin at
3pm on Saturday, Dec. 6th with the theme "All Hearts Come Home for
Christmas." All participants need to register their entries by
3pm, Thursday, December 4th at 606-474-4401.
A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11am-1pm at East
Carter Middle School on Thanksgiving Day. Come enjoy a free meal
and celebrate God's goodness. Dine-in and carry-out available.
Gregoryville Christian Church is hosting the meal.
If you are attending college next fall, you will need to submit a
FASFA form by January 1 in order to receive maximum amount of aid
for which you are eligible. On December 13th, from 9am-11am, the
Grayson branch of the Carter County Public Library will be helping
those who are interested fill out FASFA forms.
The downtown Russell Christmas parade will be Thursday, December 4
at 7pm. Line up between 6-6:30 on Clinton Street. A chili/cookie
dinner will be served at the Russell Fire Station immediately
after the parade. Musical entertainment will be provided. For more
information contact Cheryl Ward Jones at 502-314-4662.
The Little Sandy Beekeepers Club December meeting will be held at
Carter Caves State Park on Tuesday, December 2nd at 6pm with a
buffet meal. The cost is $12.00 per person. Following the meal,
Wade Stiltner, W. Va Bee specialist and inspector, will be the
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
There will be a Bluegrass Music show at the Rattlesnake Ridge
Community Center, featuring Don Rigsby & Midnight Call Band on
Saturday, Decemb3r 6th. Admission is $8.00. Show begins at 7pm.
For more information, contact Bill Gilbert at 606-286-5124 or
Larry Carroll at 606-286-5788.
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager