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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 times.

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 in Grayson.

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 7.5 percent.

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 31st.

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 474-6686.

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 in Ashland
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 Francis Nash


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