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Democrat Candidate Brad Brammell has removed his name from the ballot for the May 20th primary election for County Judge Executive. Remaining are Democrats Charles Wallace, incumbent, and Millard Cordle and Chester "Chuck" Highley, and Republicans Mike Malone and Kevin "Mooch" McDavid.

Pathways, Carter County, and Grayson city officials announced that a 100 bed Genesis Kentucky Recovery Center will be coming to Grayson after it was thought the opportunity had been lost. The center will be located near Dollar General Store on C.W. Stevens Blvd. with groundbreaking possibly in August and occupation by next spring. The facility had been announced last year, but was cancelled. Search for property in Boyd Co. proved fruitless, and Grayson was chosen as the final location.

A major Fire Friday morning around 2:30 AM has destroyed an iconic Auto Repair building on Landsdown Ave. in Grayson.  The Bledsoe Auto Repair, (formerly the Service Garage and once the Pontiac Dealer) collapsed and was destroyed. Nineteen vehicles were also involved, either destroyed or damaged. Barry Bledsoe, owner, also has a repair business on West Main, but couldn't say if all services would be moved there. Grayson, Olive Hill and Hitchins Fire Departments were called to scene. The building has been around since the 1920s.

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Carter Co man,  Robert Tackett, 47, of Olive Hill and charged with attempted murder, domestic violence after Olive Hill and Ky. State Police were called to the residence Monday night and it was determined his wife, Lisa Tackett, 49 had been shot in the neck after an altercation.  She is currently in stable condition.

Grayson City Council, meeting in special session, have approved the Utility Commission using the Consumer Price Index to compute water and sewer rates, approved the increase in salaries for the Mayor and City Council, which would take effect Jan. 1st, 2015 with the Mayor and council elected in November, and handled a loan bid and other matters.

Carter Co. Board of Education has approved new bleachers for the East and West football stadiums.   Also the  Summer food program for 18 and under has been approved.

At a status conference, Monday, the Commonwealth of Kentucky dropped indictment charges against Chris Stamper of Grayson, who had been accused of allegedly taking more payroll checks than he was entitled, as office manager of Rattlesnake Ridge Water District.  Circuit Judge Rebecca Phillips agreed with the decision.

Grayson Chamber is looking for actors for a special program on the life of Jean Thomas. Tryouts will be held April 29 and 30th. Email robin.waggoner76@gmail.com for more information.

The Kentucky Cancer Program and First Lady Jane Beshear invite you to learn about breast cancer screeening, at an Afternoon Tea on Thursday May 1st at Carter Co. Extension office.  Seating in limited,  Call 474-6686.

CELEBRATE THE CHILD will be held Thursday 5-7 at Extension Service grounds, US 60 east.  Booths, Music, Food, ...Everyone is invited. 

The Carter Co. Board of Health elected officers--  Danny Howard as chrmn,  Donald Gibson, vice chrm,  Janie Kitchen Treasurer and Paula Thornberry, Secretary.
The Board kept the property rate at 4 cents per $100 valuation.

The last instructional day for Carter County students will be June 3rd. Certified and Classified personnel must complete contract days by June 17th. Graduation for East Carter High School will be 7pm Friday, May 30th. For West Carter High School 10am Saturday, May 31st.

In the final minutes of it's session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill that extends incentives for AK Steel's Ashland Works to upgrade it's equipment. The bill relates to the Kentucky Industrial Revolution Act of 2004. Under the Act's provisions, the Ashland works was enabled to build automotive grade carbon steel for Ford, Toyota, and General Motors. The bill extends the act for twenty four months beyond an expiration date in July. The bill was sponsored by Tanya Pulling, Democrat, of South Shore and supported by Jill York (R) of Grayson, Rocky Adkins (D) of Morehead, and Kevin Sinnette (D) of Ashland, and was supported in the Senate by Robin Webb (D), of Grayson.

The Carter Co. Fiscal Court, meeting in monthly session, approved a request for help from the Carter Co. Library District to assist with a purchase of computers and a printer. The Court approved to finance one third of the $2,769 at a cost of $923. Librarian Nellie Jordan asked that the Court consider increasing next year's funding to the Library District. Olive Hill Trail Town project efforts were discussed with a request to use some county roads as trails. Departmental reports were heard as well.

Olive Hill City Council has approved the second and final reading of it's alcohol ordinance. Council set out that filings concerning the sales should be once each month. Council also named City Attorney Derek Willis as the Alcohol/Beverage Control Officer. Council asked Mayor Kenny Fankell to look at voting boundaries as to who can vote in the city limits. Council also looked at various bids for services and equipment.

Circuit Judge Rebecca K. Phillips has combined the Class Action Lawsuits against the city of Olive Hill for apparent overcharging of customers on electricity rates. She also appointed Jim Deckard of Lexington and Matthew Malone of Lexington as lead counsel for the class, which could grow to more than 4,500 people pursuing action and restitution.

Grayson Memory Days Parade will be held May 24th at 1pm. Entries for the parade will be accepted until 4pm on May 22nd. Call 474-9522 for more information.

17th Annual Small Business Awards Breakfast is May 15th at Boyd Co. Community Center. Twenty-one Carter Co. businesses were nominated for various awards. Contact Chamber for ticket information at 474-4401.

A large brush fire swept across 16 acres in Hitchins and destroyed a house and damaged a mobile home. The fire was located near the intersection of Route One and Route 773 and was extinguished by firefighters from all of the county's fire departments, along with support from Carter Co. EMS, Carter Co. Sheriff's Department, and the Forestry Department. No cause has been determined.

Carter Co. Board of Health met recently and elected as officers, Dr. Danny Howard as Chairman, Dr. Donald Gibson as Vice-Chair, Janie Kitchen as Treasurer and Paula Thornberry as Secretary. The board also kept the tax rate at four cents per $100 property valuation.

SPRING FOREST FIRE SEASON IS UNDERWAY. No outdoor burning within 150 feet of a wooded area except between the hours of 6pm and 6am.

Volunteers place books in racks at Grayson's new Public Library, located on West Main St.

Memory Days Poetry Contest is underway, using the theme "WE are Carter Co." Deadline is April 30th. Send entries to PO Box 564, Grayson KY, 41143. Call 316-6320 for more information.

There will be a Bluegrass Music Show at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center on Saturday May 3rd. featuring Velvet Blue Band. Admission will be $8.00. Show begins at 7pm.  Everyone is welcome.

A veterans field representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse Monday, May 5th from 9am til noon to help veterans and their dependents with filing claims for service due to military service.

Carter Co. Sheriff's Dept. will participate in the Drug Take Back program Saturday, April 26th from 10am until 2pm. Turn in outdated and unused prescription medicines at the Sheriff's Office, room 204 of the Carter Co. Courthouse.

The Elliott Co. Tobacco Festival presents the Keith Whitley Homecoming Celebration May 9th in Sandy Hook. Singing will be Jesse Keith Whitley with a special concert marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Keith Whitley. Concert will be at Lakeside Elementary School. Advance tickets are $10, $15 at the gate. Call 606-207-1077 for ticket information. 

"Charlie's Angels" Relay for Life team will be having a hot dog dinner and auction Saturday, May 3rd at 3pm at the Globe Christian Church fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome.

Grayson Memory Days Parade will be held May 24th at 1pm. Entries for the parade will be accepted until 4pm on May 22nd. Call 474-9522 for more information.

US Dept. of Agriculture has announced that farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs by calling 474-5183. Enrollment is also available for producers with losses covered by the Emergency Assistance For Livestock program. Contact the Farm Service Agency office for more information.

The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer  will  be May 1st beginning at Bridges Christian Church at 6:30 PM with a brief time of prayer, praise, and worship. Wear red, white, and blue and comfortable shoes for the 1.5 mile prayer walk up Diederich Blvd., concluding at Advance Methodist. Vans will be available if transportation is needed back to Bridges Christian.

A tea party on the Hill sponsored by the Olive Hill Historical Society will be held May 17th from 2pm to 4pm on 110 Comet Drive. Any ladies 10 years old and older are invited! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Tackett's Furniture. For more information, call 606-316-0285 or 606-286-2124.

Carter Christian Academy will be host its 4th Annual Golf Scramble on May 16th at Hidden Cove at Grayson Lake.  Cost is $75 per player.  For more information contact Shara Adkins 475-1919.

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

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