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The deadline to file for the November election for local/city races is August 14th at 4pm. Mayors and City Councils will be elected in Grayson and Olive Hill. Board of Education seats are up for election in Districts 2, 3, and Five.

The City of Olive Hill has been advised it has been designated as Kentucky's fourth official TRAIL TOWN.  A special ceremony is planned later.  The committees have been working on the Trail Town goal for many months. 

Carter Co. Project Merry Christmas has held a reorganization meeting and has set some of this year's programs. Registration for the event will be held at the Carter County Youth Service and Family Resource Centers Nov. 3rd through the 7th and Nov. 10th through the 14th. Distribution day will be Dec. 20th. Officers were re-elected for 2014-15 with Phyllis Davis as President, Lucinda Hancock as Vice-President, Mark Strother as Treasurer, and Robert Caummisar as Secretary.

 
Big crowds at Final Friday Art Show. Car Show and Meals on Wheels Cook out. Wizards of Dance also perform

Olive Hill City Council recently spent some time discussing various matters with it's facilities at a recent meeting. They noted that replacing 700 gas meters would be quite expensive. Work on the Blueberry Ridge water tank would have to wait. Mayor Kenny Fankell said a grant did not come through this year from the Appalachian Regional Commission that the city applied for to upgrade utility lines and that they would have to apply again.

Carter Co. Shrine Club Horse Show will be Aug. 1-2 7pm at the Carter Co. Shrine Club Showgrounds, located behind Olive Hill Elementary School. Adults $5.00, under 12 years old admitted free.

At the 4-H State Communication Day, several locals placed. The winners are as follows:
Speeches:
Kinsey Duncan, Olive Hill Elementary, nine years old - Red
Ashley Wilson, West Carter High School, fifteen years old - Blue
Summer Phillips, homeschooled, sixteen years old - Red
Junior Demosntrations:
Rickalyn Rayburn, West Carter Middle School, animal science - Blue, 2nd
Kaitlin Bradley, West Carter High School, crafts & photography - Blue
Chaney Lyons, West Carter Middle School, General - Blue
Mackenzie Bush & Hannah Kiser, East Carter Middle School, Team - Blue
Senior Demonstrations:
Morgan Jones, East Carter High School, General - Blue, 3rd
Tiffany Porter, West Carter High School, Performing Arts - Blue
Bradford Bradley, West Carter High School, science & natural resources - Blue, 1st

Olive Hill City Council has approved the fiscal year budget at  $1,145,000 for general fund and $5 M for Utilities. Blacktop bid went to Mountain Enterprises.

The Fiscal Court has agreed to raise the pay for all Election workers, $25 on election day and $10 more for Poll workers who attend election school.

Wes Gillum has announced he will step down as Olive Hill Fire Chief at the end of July.


Everyone enjoying the return of Casey's Carnival to the Carter County Fair.


West Carter High school will hold a Back To School Blitz Thursday, July 31st.  Freshman orientation is from 5 to 5:30.  Freshman and Sophomore Open House is from 5 to 6:30, and Junior and Senior Open House is from 6:30 to 8.

Kick-Off-For-School will be held Wednesday, July 30th in Carter County from 9 am to 12 noon.  East end schools report to Prichard Elementary.  West end schools report to Olive Hill Elementary.  There will be free school supplies, personal hygiene items, gently used clothing and informational booths.  First Day for students in Carter Co. is Aug 7th.
 

East Carter High School Back to School Blitz will be Wednesday, July 30th from 12:00 -- 6:00. Students will be able to pick up the schedules, complete any back to school paperwork, tour the school, and meet with their teachers. New students will also be able to enroll at this time. Representatives from Herff Jones Company will be available to meet with Juniors and Seniors regarding class rings and other graduation materials.

Heritage Elementary will host their Back To School Open House on August 5th from 4:30 to 6pm.  Students and parents are invited to come meet their teachers, drop off school supplies and complete necessary paper work for the upcoming school year.

Carter Elementary will hold their Back to School Open House, Tues Aug 6  3-6 with hot dogs, chips and drinks. Meet teachers and get supply lists.

Olive Hill Elementary will be hosting it's annual Open House on Friday, August 1st from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

The Prichard High School Class of 1969 will have their 45th class reunion, Sept. 20th, 2014, 6-9 P.M., at Lewis Caveland Lodge, Carter Caves State Park.  For more information, please call 474-9002 or 474-4294

The Annual Carter Co School reunion will be Saturday, September 13th at The Grayson Senior Citizens Building on 2nd Street in Grayson. Doors will open at 11am. and lunch will be served at 12:30pm. Everyone welcome to attend. Please bring a covered dish and a dessert. Special singers. Door prizes will be given out. For more info please call Sarah Moore Blanton at 225- 3337.

Free hot dogs and school supplies will be distributed at the Olive Hill Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, August 2nd from 4pm until 6pm. 


The annual Route 60 Yard Sale is set for Fri and Sat, Aug 1 and 2  on US 60 from  Rowan to Boyd Co. line.

The Heritage SBDM meetings for 2014-2015 school year will be the first Wednesday of each month. The exception will be for August, they will meet on the 2nd Wednesday. Meeting time will be 3:45 in the conference room.
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A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager Francis Nash
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