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News 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 replacement. 

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 Showgrounds.

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  property owners.

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  571-5003 

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 information.

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 606-286-4022.

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. 

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A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager Francis Nash
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