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Carter County Judge-Executive Mike Malone has issued a second State of Emergency relative to flood problems that have occurred within the past two weeks.  Both floods have brought water levels to peaks not seen for some time and have twice washed out homes, businesses and churches. The declaration will give the Judge-Executive more authority to deal with the problem. Judge Malone said the Carter County Soil Conservation District continues to look at engineering situations concerning a dike that broke during the first flood and was breached again in the second flood. Repairs could run as high as $200,000, according to the Judge. Emergency Management Director Roger Dunfee said that the Southern Baptist Disaster Team has returned to Carter County and will be preparing meals for flood victims.  They抣l prepare three meals beginnng Thursday. Dunfee said the Team will be in Carter County until Monday, and perhaps longer.  The American Red Cross will deliver the meals. Pick up of items from flood damaged homes will continue. Joanna King, Executive Dir. of the American Red Cross Eastern Kentucky Chapter, says that the Red Cross availability at the First Church of Christ emergency shelter is increasing in the face of the second flood. Overnight stay is possible, along with food, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. The shelter is open to flood victims in Carter, Elliott and Lawrence counties.

Help is available for flood victims, cleaning supplies, some cash, and meals served at First Church of Christ Family Life Center. Those affected must fill out paperwork there for some assistance from the Red Cross, and Salvation Army.  Those wishing to help out families in Hitchins and Willard can donate at Commercial Bank,  Flood Relief 2015 or mail check to Commercial Bank, Box 7 Grayson, KY.  Gospel Tabernacle at Hitchins is distribution and drop off point for donated items from household goods, to toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc.   Please go ahead with your cleaning and take pictures of damaged items.  Those who have open wounds working in flood waters need a tetanus shot, available free at Health Dept.  Damage assessments forms are available to shelter at First Church of Christ Family Center.  For questions or info call Judge Executive office or Jo Ann Dunfee at  606-315-4119. Southern Baptist Disaster team is preparing and delivering meals. 

Photos by Joanne Dunfee, Grayson Emergency Management, of the second round of flooding in Hitchins and Willard areas.

Walking park in Grayson after flooding along the Little Sandy River.

Grayson Utilities is flushing fire hydrants through April 30th. Some low water pressure or discoloration of water may occur during the process.

Rotary Club of Grayson Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Senior Citizens Center in Grayson on April 18 from 7:30am to 11:00am, the price is $5. 

The office of Carter County Judge-Exec. Mike Malone has announced that two former railroad bridges, located near the Old Farm Machinery grounds and not on Rt 773, have been closed due to their deteriorating conditions. The former railroad bed bridges have been closed to vehicle traffic but not walking or bicycle use. Repairs are being studied because the bridges are part of the trail program.   

The Carter County Property Valuation Administrator's office will be examining, photographing and measuring property and houses in Eastern Carter County throughout the summer. Officials will have identification and drive clearly marked vehicles. Questions may be directed to the PVA Office at 474-5663.

L to R: Miss Heart of the Parks Erica Moore, Miss Grayson's Outstanding Teen Rebecca Ammerman, and Miss Grayson Wesley Ware

SPRING FOREST FIRE SEASON IS UNDERWAY! No outdoor burning within 150 feet of wooded areas except between 6pm and 6am. NO burning on windy days.

Carter Co. Board of Education has set the calendar for the fall with teachers having planning and preparation days August 3-5th and first day for students will be August 6th.  This school year will end with the last day for students June 1st. West Carter graduation will be Friday, May 29th at 7 pm and East Carter on Saturday, May 30th at 10 am. Memorial and Election Day will still be taken as days off.

County Emergency Management team has organized local committee. Officers appointed were Larry Collier,  Paul Thomas, Travis McHenry, and Crystal Damron. The committee will be meeting quarterly.

The "12 Weeks of Summer" Calendar committee is currently requesting confirmed events taking place in Carter County for dates May 21st-August 15th to be submitted for the 2015 calendar brochure. There is no charge for submissions, however submissions must include the date, event name, location, time, and contact person and phone number. Calendar sponsorships spots are also available. For more information call cartercountycommunitypartners@gmail.com.

The West Carter Adult Education Center is hosting a Mother and Father's Day Tribute Contest. Contestants are asked to write a tribute to their mother and/or father, with the winner will receive a "Dinner Card for Two." All contestants for the Mother's Day Contest must pre-register by April 17th. All contestants for the Father's Day Contest must pre-register by May 22nd. Any person can participate in both, but they must submit two separate writings. Call 286-0137 for more information.

A thrift store sponsored by FCC Grayson youth group is open on Main Street (beside Farmer's hardware) every Saturday throughout April and May. Open 8-5 and all proceeds will benefit youth mission trips and community service projects. Lot of items! Clothing, shoes, housewares, toys and much more. 

A shoe drive to benefit Olive Hill Elementary School family resource center is being held through April 29th. Children's shoes preschool size 8-13 and kids size 1-7 can be dropped off at Olive Hill Elementary School and Olive Hill Dollar General. For more information call 859-338-3925.

Free health screenings will be given from 5-8pm, the second Thursday of every month by registered nurses from Bellefonte Hospital. Screening include weight, BMI, Glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. Screening will be held at New Beginnings, 194 Promise Land Drive in Grayson. For more information you can call 474-0313.

Women of all ages are invited to come and enjoy the Tea Party on the Hill, on April 25th, from 2-4 pm. Purchase tickets at the Shoppes on the Hill in Olive Hill for $20 each. Entertainment and Style Show by Wilma's Dress Shop. For more information call 606-316-0285.

West Carter Middle School will be accepting nominations for Site Based Decision Making Council Parent Representative for the 2015-2016 school year.  Nominees must be parent of legal guardian of a student enrolled for upcoming school year.  Contact the West Carter Youth Service Center to make nominations at 286-8095.  Deadline is April 24th.  Voting will be May 1st from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at WCMS

West Carter high School will be accepting nominations for Site Based Decision Making Council Parent Representative for the 2015-2016 school year.  Nominees must be parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled for upcoming school year.  Contact the West Carter Youth Service Center to make nominations at 286-8100.  Deadline is April 24th.  Voting will be May 1st from 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. at WCHS

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 342 would to invite you to there delayed Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1- 10. Bring your baskets out to the American Legion on April 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Ridge Fun Day Saturday, April 25 from 9 to 3 at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center, off of south Rt. 7 on Rt 3295.

A Memory Days Poetry Contest is being sponsored by the Carter County Poetry Society with the theme Wow! Just look at us now! There is no entry free, but only one person per entry is permitted. It is open to Carter County residents and members of the Carter County Poetry Society. Deadline is May 9th. The winner will receive a $50 cash award, and their poem will be read at the Memory Days opening ceremonies. Mail entries to Memory Days Poetry Contest, c/o Camila Haney, P.O. Box 564, Grayson, KY 41143.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will b e at the Carter County Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, May 4th from 9 am until noon. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information call 1-866-244-8970 to speak with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.

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