A fire at Greenbo Lake State Park Sunday morning has closed the
lodge and restaurant for the next several months. The fire
apparently started in the lower portion of the lodge. No one was
injured and the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.
Northeast Outreach says the LIHEAP program will begin Nov. 4th.
Those wishing to be vendors for the program are asked to call
286-5344 or 800-817-4443 for more information.
This year's Halloween Trick or Treat will be held at the same time
in Grayson and Olive Hill. Both City Councils have approved Trick
or Treat time from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, October 29.
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 Chamber also has it's Christmas
Parade theme contest underway. Send entries, six words or less, to
PO Box 612 by Nov. 2nd.
Carter Caves Haunted Trail will be held Friday and Saturday nights
through October 24th. Olive Hill Fire Department will hold their
Haunted House as part of the Carter Caves Haunted Trail. Cost of
the event is $10.
A public hearing on a proposed restaurant tax will be held
Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 6pm in the Council room in the Municipal
Building. The Grayson
Tourism and Convention Commission has proposed to the City
Council that it enact a 3% restaurant tax. The proposal was
presented to City Council by Commission Chairman Ken Beck. Based
on a 2006 state study, Beck said the tax could bring in
$450,000. Of that amount, 50% could be used for the development
of parks, 40% could go to develop businesses that could bring in
tourists, and 10% would be for administration.
Olive Hill Arts on the Hill will present several arts
classes available to the public, including private voice and piano
lessons, beginning acting lessons, and music reading lessons. A
children's choir will also be held, open to children ages 2nd
grade through 7th grade. Pre-registration is encouraged but not
necessary. For more information call 286-5505 for pricing and
Carter Co. Schools test scores show the county as a Distinguished
and with 93 percentile score county. Star was top with
99. Tygarts Creek was 98, Olive Hill Elementary
87 percentile, Carter 81, Heritage 88, Prichard
86, East High 95, West Carter High 90 All
classified as Proficient or Distinguished. West Middle 63
and East Middle 68.
Pumpkin decorating and
First Church of Christ Healthfair, part of Funtoberfest 2015
Unemployment rates fell in 112 Kentucky counties between August
2014 and August 2015, rose in 6 counties, and remained the same in
two counties-Lawrence and Lee. Woodfood County recorded the lowest
jobless rate at 3.3 percent. Magoffin County had the highest at
14.1. Carter County's rate was 9.5 percent. Other FIVCO counties
had these rates: Boyd-6.2 percent, Elliott-8.5, Greenup-7.2, and
Lawrence 8.7. The overall unemployment rate for FIVCO counties was
Carter Co. Homemakers Holiday Fair will be held Nov. 21st from 9am
until 3pm. The event will be held at East Carter Middle School
Gym. Booths, crafts, food, and a style show will be featured.
Admission is $1 with children under 12 free.
The Carter Co. Sheriff's Office advised in a recent news release
that due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2015 county property tax
bills would be mailed at a later date. Some bills were mailed by
accident. Anyone who receives a tax bill should discard it as new
bills will be mailed. The Sheriff's Office will announce the
property tax due dates once the bills have been mailed.
The West Carter High School Greenhouse has fall mums for sale
Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Call 606-286-2481. Colors are
yellow, red, white, orange/bronze, and pink/lavender. $6.00 each.
Grahn School Community Center Thrift Store will have Bag sale
through Oct. 16 $3 for one tall bag, 2 for
$5. Open Mon- Fri 1-5 pm
Carter Co. Long Term Disaster Recovery Committee will take
applications for those who still need assistance from storms and
flooding. Applications taken at Grahn Community
Center, Mon- Fri 1:30-4 pm Deadline Oct
The holidays are approaching and food is always part of
celebrations. To assist you in preparing nutritious and safe foods
using sauces, dips, and dressings, plan to attend the learning and
tasting session October 12th at 10am at the Carter County
Extension Education Center. This program will focus on economical
simple and lower fat versions to use with vegetables, fruits,
salads, breads and more. For more information you can call
There will be a "Holiday Happenings" Arts and Crafts Sale at Grahn
School Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 24th from 9am-2pm. Booth
spaces will be available for vendors at $5.00 per space. To
reserve a booth, call 606-286-0177 or 606-316-7508 by Oct. 15th.
Community Hospice has a special volunteer orientation course for
men only. The three-day course will be Tues-Thurs, Oct. 27th-29th
from 10am-4pm daily. Sessions will be at the Community Hospice
office in Ashland. For more information, call 606-329-1890.
Community Hospice has ongoing support groups in Ashland:
Grief share: weekly on Wednesdays, 1pm-2:30, at Community Hospice
Men's Support Group: weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30, at Community
Hospice in Ashland
Parents Support Group: bi-monthly on the first and third Tuesdays
at each month, at 6pm at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland
For more information, call 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.
The Nov. 2nd meeting of the Heritage SBDM council has been
rescheduled due to no school. The new meeting will be on Nov. 9th
at 3:45 in the school conference room.
West Carter Adult Education Center is offering FREE GED tests from
Oct. 19th-30th. They are also giving FREE GED-ready tests, for
students to see how well they would do on the test. Testing begins
on Monday at 1pm, if you would like to reschedule, call 286-0137.
The Kentucky Christian University Choral Society will give a
gospel music concert on October, 13th at 7pm. The concert will
take place in the KCU Chapel. It will be a contemporary, modern
gospel worship concert and will feature the music of Natalie
Grant, Israel Houghton, Pharrell Williams, and many others. Part
of the KCU Marching Band and brass players will accompany the
choir. East Carter High School Women's Choir will perform two of
their own pieces as well.
Carter County Farm Bureau announces the 2015 Florida Citrus fruit
program is underway. A complete price list can be picked up at the
farm bureau office located at 127 South Hord Street. Orders will
be taken starting October 12th-27th. No later orders will be
accepted. Fruit will be delivered the second or third week of
December. Delivery date will be announced on WGOH radio.
KCU's School of Social Work and Human Services is going to collect
non-perishables for the 1st Church food pantry. The students will
canvass the area a week prior to trick or treat night to seek
those able to donate. Pick up will be trick or treat night. For
more info. call 474-3102.
KCU School of Music will have two concerts on Oct. 12th-13th.
Monday night, at 7pm, the Awea Duo will give a flute and saxophone
concert. Tuesday night at 7pm, the KCU Choral Association and East
Carter High School Choir will give a contemporary gospel music
recital. Both programs are free and the public is invited. For
more information, call 474-3221.
East Carter High School SBDM council will meet in a special
session Thursday, Oct. 15th at 4:30pm in the LMC. Any parent or
community member is welcome to attend.
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager