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It's Project Merry Christmas in Carter Co.  The bucket brigade Fund Raiser will be Dec. 6th at Grayson and Olive Hill. You can donate at First National and Commercial Banks and at Box 166 Grayson to help out.   THE GO RADIO STORYBOOK DRIVE IS UNDERWAY! Bring new books to Go radio, Dollar Tree, City Bank, or  The Simply the Best Restaurant (and receive a 10% discount with book donation per person) through Dec. 16th.

Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council approved a resolution that will allow the City to accept $300,000 in grant money from Pathways to purchase land on CW Stevens Blvd. to build a 100 bed mens recovery center. The building had been proposed a year ago, and then the center was moved to Boyd County, but that move was reversed. The property will be turned over to Pathways and the center should be open in late 2015. Council also heard a proposal by Police Chief Kevin McDavid to purchase new firearms for officers of his department to replace substandard ones now being carried. The Council also heard discussions on the current ABC ordinance.

Meeting recently, the Fiscal Court authorized the Judge Executive and the County Treasurer to insure having the required 65% of county funds on hand for the governmental change over in January. This would include voluntary and required lay-offs in various departments. The court also renewed employee health coverage with Anthem with a premium increase of 5 percent.

USDA and Grayson officials in a ceremony to present keys to new Police and Fire Dept. vehicles.

Property taxes are being collected at the office of Carter Co. Sheriff. Taxes are now due at face value.

A Veterans Field Representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse Monday, Dec. 1st from 9am until noon to assist veterans with filing claims for benefits due to military service.

East Carter Middle School Principal Shannon Wilburn will retire effective January 1st. Continuing to provide administrative leadership for the school will be Assistant Principal Jenny Stark. The job has been posted the five member Site Based Council and Chairman Supt. Ronnie Dotson will select the new Principal by majority vote.

Laugh and Learn playdates are scheduled from 10am until 2pm the second Thursday of each month for children ages up to five years old. For more information contact the Extension office at 474-6686.

Operation Christmas Child workers with cartons of shoeboxes filled with toys candy and more for world distribution.

Grayson Utility Commission has a project underway to survey the city sewer system.  Trucks and cameras will be seen throughout the city as miles of pipes will be looked at as to condition and flow. 

Northeast KY Community Action Agency is offering free assistance to anyone interested in reviewing the health insurance options through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. No income limits apply to receive assistance. Call local offices for an appointment at 606-286-4443.

The Carter Co. Retired Teachers Assoc. will have their meeting Wed Dec. 3rd at Carter Caves Lodge.  Meeting begins at 11 am with registration at 10:30 The annual Christmas Bazaar will start at 1 pm with proceeds to scholarship programs for East and West.   Public invited. 

East Carter senior Abby Boggs organized a "Cram The Cruiser" food drive with the Grayson Police Dept.

Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will begin at 3pm on Saturday, Dec. 6th with the theme "All Hearts Come Home for Christmas." All participants need to register their entries by 3pm, Thursday, December 4th at 606-474-4401.

A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11am-1pm at East Carter Middle School on Thanksgiving Day. Come enjoy a free meal and celebrate God's goodness. Dine-in and carry-out available. Gregoryville Christian Church is hosting the meal.

If you are attending college next fall, you will need to submit a FASFA form by January 1 in order to receive maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible. On December 13th, from 9am-11am, the Grayson branch of the Carter County Public Library will be helping those who are interested fill out FASFA forms.

The downtown Russell Christmas parade will be Thursday, December 4 at 7pm. Line up between 6-6:30 on Clinton Street. A chili/cookie dinner will be served at the Russell Fire Station immediately after the parade. Musical entertainment will be provided. For more information contact Cheryl Ward Jones at 502-314-4662.

The Little Sandy Beekeepers Club December meeting will be held at Carter Caves State Park on Tuesday, December 2nd at 6pm with a buffet meal. The cost is $12.00 per person. Following the meal, Wade Stiltner, W. Va Bee specialist and inspector, will be the guest speaker.

Two pound Benson's Old Home-style Fruitcakes are available again at all branches of Commercial Bank of Grayson, James Family Outfitters, and Robert Caummisar Law Office. Price is $12.50, and all proceeds will benefit Project Merry Christmas of Carter County.

There will be a Bluegrass Music show at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center, featuring Don Rigsby & Midnight Call Band on Saturday, Decemb3r 6th. Admission is $8.00. Show begins at 7pm. For more information, contact Bill Gilbert at 606-286-5124 or Larry Carroll at 606-286-5788.

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

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