In a recent monthly meeting, the Carter Co. Board of Education
voted to leave the county's school tax on motor vehicles at 47
cents per $100 property valuation. The Board also approved the
intention to set the real and personal property tax at 46.5 cents
per $100 property valuation, pending a future hearing notice. Both
tax amounts are the same as have been in effect since 2010.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council held a
lengthy discussion on changes it plans to make in the alcohol
ordinance. Council plans to write one ordinance that will include
all of it's sales regulations. Also discussed and given initial
approval includes extending by one hour the sale of alcohol each
night, seven days a week, where sales extend to midnight...create
a sales situation of bed and breakfast businesses...change license
renewal from June 1st to July 1st and early opening on special
days, changing Sunday from to 11am from 1pm. These and other items
will were give approval but will be in a re-written ordinance that
will also have to be approved. Council also held the reading of
the 2016-17 fiscal year budget totaling $2,315,813, and will pay
off street department bank loans for a truck and backhoe totaling
about $55.000. A long list of other items was also discussed.
The Grayson City Council met in special session Wednesday and
approved the second reading of the 2016-17 fiscal year budget, and
heard the first reading to finalize the 2015-16 fiscal year budget
document. Council also discussed the possibility of taking down
the Reeves property on the corner of Main St. and Landsdowne
Avenue, which has been condemned by the City. Council also
discussed two road projects.
Olive Hill City Council has approved the amending of the 2015-16
fiscal year budget ordinance.
Carter Co. Fiscal Court held a special session and opened bids and
approved purchase of a machine that repairs potholes. The Court
also approved the purchase of two dump trucks and will evaluate
work on Aden Road to determine a contract for cutting and cleaning
Rand Paul addresses a gathering at the Carter County
Carter Caves has announced that the Fraley Mountain Music Festival
will be held at the park Sept. 7th through the 10th. Jamming,
music workshops, and concerts will be held. Call the park for more
The Carter Co. Library District has announced new hours for the
branches in Grayson and Olive Hill. Beginning Sept. 6th, the
libraries will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am until
4:30pm. They will be closed on Mondays.
The Old Time Machinery and Antique Association will hold it's
annual Fall Show Sept. 9th, 10th and 11th at the showgrounds south
of Grayson on Rt. Seven. Everyone is invited.
The Carter and Lawrence Co. Farm Bureaus will be holding a
"Measure the Candidates" Forum on Sept. 20th at 6pm at the
Lawrence Co. Extension Office. Candidates for State Representative
will be presented with policy questions concerning important state
legislative issues and will be allowed to respond. State Rep. Jill
York and Candidate Josh McGuire have been invited to participate.
Carter Co. Soil Conservation District and the Carter Co. Extension
Office will hold Farm and Field Day activities at the McGlone
Family Farm on Rt. 7 north of Grayson Sept. 15th. Everyone is
Kentucky Christian University will
begin the fall semester this week. New and returning
students are on campus and classes will begin on Tuesday.
Carter Christian Academy has announced that first day for
students will be August 31st.
The Carter County Emergency Ambulance Service Board of Directors
met recently and set the stage for a 2 cents per $100 property
valuation raise in the ambulance tax.
The Farmer's Market in Grayson will operate
on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am until 1pm or until
sold out at the Extension Compound in East Grayson. Olive Hill
Farmer's Market is open at the Save-a-Lot location.
The Elliot County Farmer's Market will be
open on Tuesdays and Fridays now until the end of October,
starting at 8am daily. Produce will include: potatoes, onions,
beets, and cabbage.
Chamber Cup Golf Scramble at Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson
Lake State Park will be Saturday, Sept. 10th. Register at 7:45am,
tee off at 8:30am. Snacks, prizes, and lunch will be available.
Carter Co. Farm Bureau is taking applications for outstanding
youth speech competition for ages 15-18 and for Youth
variety/talent competition for ages 9-18. Applications are due
Sept. 1, call for details 474-4666.
With practical lessons and expert-led activities planned, Jobs
Club in Carter County is now even better-positioned to deliver
hands-on assistance that can help you write a professional resume,
learn how to succeed in job interviews, create a winning game plan
for your job search, and connect with employers, workforce
professionals, and other job seekers. The Carter County Job Club
meets at 10am Thursdays at the Northeast KY Career Center Job Site
at 1103-A South KY Route Seven in Grayson.
The Carter County Shrine Club presents George Molton &
Hammertowne on Saturday, August 27th . Admission is $18 per person
and 12 & under are free. Campers welcome, $20 per night of
camping. Come join Friday, August 26th for a free jam session. For
more information, call Tony Tackett at 606-316-2323.
The 39th Annual Sutton Gospel Sing will be held Saturday and
Sunday, August 27th-28th. The shows go from 3:15 until 9pm on
Saturday, and 1pm-3:45pm on Sunday. Bring soft drinks, covered
dishes, table service, and lawn chairs. Everyone is invited! For
more information, call Gene Lambert at 606-474-8507. Directions
from Grayson: Take highway 9/AA West 6 1/2 miles to Rt. 7 North.
Turn left from AA. Take Route 7 three miles to Sutton sign, and
then go one more mile.
Carter Co. Farm Bureau will hold its annual Election of Officers
and Directors Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 6:30pm in the farm bureau
The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue will be sponsoring a Gospel
Singing Sunday, Sept 4th at 6pm. Singing will be held at the
Performing Arts Center and everyone is invited. It is free to the
public but donations will be accepted. Call Michael Dickerson at
606 738 6099 for more information.
10th annual Gerad Maggard Memorial Motorcycle Rally will be held
August 26th-28th at the Carter Co. Fairgrounds in Grayson.
Admission is $15, includes all 3 days and primitive camping. No
ATV's or golf karts allowed, no one under 18 permitted without an
adult. For more information, call 606-316-8035.
ECHS football team is having a car wash on Saturday, August 27th
from 9am-2pm at the old Ralph's parking lot. Cost is by donation.
The Carter Co. Retired Teacher's Association will meet Wednesday,
September 7th, at Carter Caves State Park Lodge. The speaker will
be Ernie Trofpher, membership co-chair. Registration begins at
10:30am, and all members and retired teachers are encouraged to
Willard American Legion Post 342 will be having a band Sept. 3rd
from 8-11. Cost is $5.00 per person. The band will be Larry
Pancake and the Hillbilly Hurricane. Come out to have a great
Kentucky Veterans Expo will be September 13th, 11am-3pm at the El
Hasa Shrine Center in Ashland. Current and former members of the
military and their families are invited to come out and enjoy free
access to a variety of resources, lunch, and much more.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter Co.
Courthouse in Grayson on Tuesday, Sept. 6th from 9am until noon.
Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for
Federal and State veterans benefits.