Help out Project Merry Christmas
by donating books at K-Mart, City National Bank, and the
Go Radio Studios!
GO-Radio will match each book donated with a cash
Grayson City Council will hold a
special meeting to discuss a 3% restaurant tax proposed by the
Grayson Tourism and Convention Commission. The meeting will be
held Dec. 1st at 6pm at the Municipal building. The public is
invited to attend. Commission officials say the tax could take
in $450,000 a year, with about 50% of the tax going to build
parks and other recreation opportunities.
The Carter County Fiscal Court is looking at leasing it's
vehicles. At a recent meeting, the Court heard from Joey Nunn of
Enterprise Leasing, about a leasing program and what it could mean
for the court. Further discussion will be held at a special
meeting Dec. 3rd at 10am. The Court also is looking into
purchasing safety shoes for all members of the count road
department. Local pricing for purchase of the shoes will be
Carter Co. Recreation Alliance has been turned down for a $75,000
grant that would have been used in developing into a public park
the 34 acres of property located between Grayson's East Main St.
and ECMS. The City owns the property and is joining with the
County-from which the property was purchased-in the Park's
development. Steve Sharp, President of the Alliance, says work on
developing various areas of the Park-such as fields for play-could
begin this winter, weather permitting. That work, Sharp says,
would be through funds that are already available and in-kind
work. As for financing the park, the Grayson Tourism and
Convention Commission is proposing to Grayson's City Council that
a 3% restaurant tax be enacted. Mayor George Steele says Council
will meet in a special session on Tuesday, Dec. 1 to begin
discussing the proposed restaurant tax.
At the Community Thanksgiving service held at
the Presbyterian Church recently, $2,000 was collected to help
Project Merry Christmas with a shortfall from last year's program
which helped a larger number of families that usual.
and business owners attending a Tourism hearing check a map of
proposed East Main St. Park.
Carter County Extension
office says applications for the CAIP program are underway
through Dec. 18th. Help in applying is available on Mondays
thorough the sign up period. Call the office at 474-6686 for
The Carter Co. Public Library
District has been circulating since early October, a petition to
seek a two cents per $100 property valuation library tax. County
Librarian Nellie Middleton says that if all taxes are collected,
the District would collect about $169,000 and that the $54,000 in
annual money from the cities of Grayson and Olive Hill along with
the Carter Co. Fiscal Court would be withdrawn. Petitions are
available at the Grayson and Olive Hill branches or from library
The Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency is taking
applications for it's annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance
Program. LIHEAP provides funding to help households that have
financial problems with winter heating. Again this year, Northeast
will take applications on an alphabetical basis. Applications will
be taken through Dec. 11.
Grayson Chamber Annual Christmas
Parade will be held at night this year. The parade will be held
Dec. 5th at 6:30pm during the Hometown Holidays event. The theme
this year is "A Storybook Christmas".
Grayson Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 38th annual
Community Service Awards banquet for Dec. 10 at Carter Caves
Lodge. Awards will be given for the S.U. Pratt Community Award,
R.E. Applegate Memorial Award, Keystone of Grayson Award, Dr.
Rodney T. Gross Youth Leadership Award and the Agriculture-Farm
Family. They will also recognize First Responders and name the
Deanna McDavid Memorial Teacher of the Year, Business Person and
Medical Professional of the the Year.
County Tax Bills are now due at face value through December 21st
at the Carter Co. Sheriff's Office.
Isaacs and those who helped in renovation of the former
Hitchins School that is now the site of Carter Christian
Academy. Isaacs and his
son Chilton unveil plaque thanking those who helped restore
Hitchins School, it's history and its conversion to Carter
Carter Co. Special Olympics basketball and cheerleading sign ups
are underway. Call 606-571-5003 for more information.
The Oldtown Volunteer Fire Dept. will be having a Christmas
community appreciation dinner December the 4th. Please bring a
covered dish. Food served at 6 pm and music starts at 7 pm. We are
also collecting nonperishable food and paper products to stock a
pantry for Christmas.
Volunteers pose with
some of the boxes donated to Operation Christmas Child to be
Project Merry Christmas has announced the sale of their Benson Old
Home-Style Fruit Cakes for $15. and are available at all branches
of The Commercial Bank of Grayson, James Family Outfitters and
Robert Caummisar Law Office.
First Baptist Church in Olive Hill is sponsoring Christmas music
with Midnight Clear on Sunday, Dec. 6th at 6pm at the Olive Hill
Center for Arts and Education. Concert is free to all, with CDs
available to purchase. Come to the Hill for an awesome evening of
The Carter County Retired Teacher's Association will meet
Wednesday, December 2nd at Carter Caves State Park Lodge. We will
be having our scholarship Christmas Bazaar. Donations of items
would be greatly appreciated. The proceeds furnish a student from
East and West Carter High Schools interested in a career in
education, a $500 scholarship. Registration begins at 10:30am. The
bazaar is open to the public as well as members and all retired
teachers, will start at 1pm. In case of inclement weather, if the
Carter County School system is not in session, the bazaar will be
postponed to another day. Listen to WGOH/WUGO for more
The Little Sandy Bee Keepers will have their meeting at 6pm
December 1st at Carter Caves. A buffet will be served at $12 a
plate. Wade Stiltner, West Virginia State Apiarist and member,
will speak after the dinner. There will be a drawing for door
prizes for those who re-up their dues at $12 per year. Those
coming should call John at 606-286-5893 by November 27th.
The Laurel Gorge Dulcimer Club will present their Christmas
recital Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6pm at the Laurel Gorge Heritage
Center. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter
County Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, Dec. 7th from 9 am until
noon. Veterans and their derpendents will receive assistance for
Federal & State benefits. This service is provided free of
charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply
veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to
verify eligibility. For further information, please call
Train Rides & Visits with Santa in Central Park will be
December 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20. There will also pictures with Santa
at the oldest home, The Log House. Both activities are located on
the 22nd end of the park across from the King's Daughters Medical
Center's main entrance.
"Breakfast with Santa" will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5th 9 to
11am at the Transportation Center, (99 15th Street, Ashland).
Children up to 12 years of age are free and the cost for Adults
accompanied by a child is $3.00. The event is sponsored by Our
Lady of Bellfonte Hospital and Winter Wonderland of Lights
"Karaoke and Pizza with Santa & Trolley Rides around Central
Park" will be held on Thursday, December 10th 6 to 8pm at the
Transportation Center (99 15th Street, Ashland). This event is
free and for Kindergarten to 6th grade children and is sponsored
by th Ashland Bus System, Kentucky Farmers Bank and Winter
Wonderland of Lights Festival.
Candle light vigil for Clifton Sigman will be held Monday, Nov.
30th at 6:30pm at 36 Stump Road in Grayson. For directions or more
information, call 606-474-2310. Everyone is welcome, and your
support is greatly appreciated!
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager