Carter Co. Summer Clean-up will be held July
20th-July 31st. Dumpsters will be in the following locations:
Until Friday, July 31st: East End Garage in Grayson.
Dumpsters will be available from 8am until 3:30pm daily. No food
waste, batteries, paint, chemicals, dead animals, tires or oil
will be allowed.
CARTER CO. FAIR... Board has announced that the Fair
will make some changes this year due to the flooding tragedies and
the condition of Fairgrounds at this time.
The annual Pageant will be held Aug 9th and then the big Livestock
show and sale will be Sat, Aug 15th, in order for these
contestants to advance to State.
The carnival and other events will be possibly rescheduled in the
Fall at the Fairgrounds.
Olive Hill is looking at grants to replace the main water line
through downtown at a cost of $880.000. Mayor Fankell
has also declared an emergency to repair a natural gas line that
blew out and awarded a contract to Martin construction for
Carter Co Library Grayson closed while $275,000 renovation
continues with new front lobby, elevator and second floor
renovated for Adult Education Center.
Grayson Tourism and Convention Commission has reorganized with Ken
Beck, chairman, Teresa Bush, Vice President, Dustin Howard,
Treasurer and Sherry Johnson, Secretary.
Carter Co. Shrine Club 5 A Horse Show,
July 31 and August 1 7 pm Carter Co. Shrine Club
Fiscal Court has changed meeting dates to the second Monday of the
month at 6 pm at Fiscal Court room of Courthouse.
KICK OFF for School Wednesday July 29th 9 am to 12
noon at Prichard and Olive Hill Elementary Schools. Free
school supplies and personal items, clothing, etc.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council approved to
bid the purchase of air packs for the fire department, will seek
bids for the demolition of a structure at the corner of Main St.
and Landsdowne Avenue for a future parking lot, and set a deadline
of Sept. 1st to receive bids for franchising the city's garbage
pickup. Council also discussed at length the use of fireworks.
Meeting in special session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court voted 5-1
to withdraw from the Little Sandy Dist. Health Department,
effective June 30th, 2016. Carter Co. Judge Exec. Judge Executive
Mike Malone says the county needs to examine it's health
department operations to better serve the public. Carter and
Elliott Counties make up the district and Elliott Co. Asst. Judge
Exec. Darren Fannin questioned splitting the District, especially
with a year to go.
Route 60 Yard Sale is scheduled for August 7th and 8th along US 60
from the Carter-Boyd to the Carter-Rowan Co. Line. Boyd Co. will
also participate this year.
Stay safe...slow down...and get permission from U S 60
Grayson Gallery and Art Center will reopen in time for the Final
Friday on July 31st. Live music, refreshments, and art by two
different artists will be presented.
Kentucky Dept. of Transportation says that the entire thirteen
mile stretch of the Industrial Parkway in Carter, Boyd and Greenup
Counties will be resurfaced beginning July 20th. Preliminary work
is already underway. Work will be conducted from 5am til midnight
daily and will cause some one lane road conditions at times. Work
is also set to begin near the Carter/Rowan Co. line on a slip
repair that will require a lane crossover in the area of the
148-150 mile marker area. Officials ask drivers to watch for work
crews and equipment.
Carter Co. could possibly be upgrading its emergency mapping
system. At a recent Fiscal Court meeting, Tommy Thompson reported
on E-911 towers and antennae. Thompson also asked for permission
to apply for a Homeland Security Grant to upgrade the county's
mapping system. The Court adopted a resolution to upgrade th
system. Additionally, Chris Perry, Manager of Carter Caves State
Park, told the court he has applied for a Homeland Security Grant
to install an emergency storm siren at the park. The Court agreed
to become a conduit through which the park can run the grant
application to secure the siren.
County has appointed Mike Brammell as Solid Waste Coordinator, and
names Wayne Jones to EMS Board succeeding Jim Webb who stepped
down after serving as chairman for many years.
Marvin McHenry, Custodian at Heritage Elementary has
received the State School Administrators, FRED award for
outstanding service with students .
Matt Jones and Ryan
Lemond of Kentucky Sports Radio make a stop on their "Blue Lights
Across the Bluegrass" Tour at Simply the Best Sports Bar and Grill
in Grayson. A large crowd came to the event coordinated by Go
Radio. The program is heard Monday through Friday on WGOH 100.9 FM
and 1370 AM from 10am til 12 noon.
Sign up for Carter Co. Special Olympics as volunteer or
athlete, Call Amanda Gee at 474-0424 or Kerie Seele
MELONFEST- A new great festival is set with music July 31 to
Aug 2 at Rt 7 South just before entrance to
Grayson Lake State Park. Visit www.melonfestmusic.com for more
Carter County Schools will offer an evening welding class to adult
community members beginning August 17th and running for 18 weeks.
The classes will be held at the Carter County Career &
Technical Center at 15 Grahn Road in Olive Hill. Tuition for the
program, including all materials, is $1,439.20 per student. The
fee for Kentucky Department of Transportation Certification
Examination is $60.00. For more information, call 606-474-6696 or
ECHS will have their Back To School Blitz July 29th 12-6. Parents
can complete back to school paperwork and students can pick up
schedule, meet teachers and tour school. Entrance to the Blitz
will be at the back of the school through the scanner hallway. New
students need copy of immunization records, birth certificate and
social security card.
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager