An Olive Hill teenager has been missing for more
than three weeks and the Carter County Sheriff's Dept. is
investigating. Savanna Meadows, age 15, was last seen at 11:30
Friday night, Sep. 4, when she went to bed. She is described in a
Sheriff's Dept. news release as being 5 feet 2 inches, weighs 115
pounds with hair dyed platinum blonde with yellow tips. Anyone
with information should call Carter Co Sheriff Detective Gregory
a. Gillum at 474-5616 or 1-800-843-5678.
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.
Old Time Machinery Fall potluck meeting Thursday Oct 8 at
the Showgrounds,6 pm Bring a dish and join us.
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 County Fair presents a rodeo Oct. 9th and 10th at the
Fairgrounds in Grayson. Time is 7:30pm each evening with gates
opening at 6pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday. Hayrides, games, and
bounce houses for the kids. Admission is $10. Visit
www.cartercountyfair.org for more information.
Grayson City Council has approved a bid of $149,436 to purchase
air packs for the Fire Department. The bid from an Erlanger KY
firm was about $9,000 more than a lower bid from another firm, but
the Council felt that the higher bid was justified due to warranty
issues. The Council will be in contact with area banks to secure
funding for the purchase.
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 at Wednesday night's meeting 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. A public hearing will be held- possibly in
October- and the council will decide.
The Carter Co. Sheriff's Office advised in a Wednesday 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
John Clark Oil has told Olive Hill it will pay for sewer lines to
run to Pleasant Valley where it plans a business venture.
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, Oct
5-16 $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
Elliottville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Presents an indoor
yard sale Saturday Oct. 3rd from 9am til 5pm. Bake sale items and
hot dogs . Location Elliottville Fire Dept.
A Veterans Benefit Field Representative will be at the Carter
County Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, October 5th from 9am until
noon. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance
filing for Federal and State Veterans benefits. To apply,
veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to
verify eligibility. For further information you can call
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
Rowan County Caring & Sharing Alzheimer's Support Group
meeting- October 5th at 6pm at the Center for Health Education
& Research, Room 102-C, first floor. Loved ones and caregivers
are invited to attend a support group. Attendees will receive
education, support, and new information about care giving issues.
A blood drive will be held at KCU on Wed., Oct. 7th from
10am-3:30pm at McKenzie Student Center in the Lounge. One donor
will win a $25 iTunes card! To schedule a donation, call
800-775-2522, but walk-ins ARE welcome.
Heritage Elementary SBDM will meet in regular session on Oct. 5th
at 3:45 in the school conference room.
Heritage Elementary is holding an October Family Fun Night
Thursday, Oct. 8th from 5pm-7pm. Lots of fun and good information
for parents, with refreshments provided by McFarland Murray
Chevrolet in Grayson.
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.
There will be a FREE nutrition education class in the Olive Hill
Library Oct. 5th at 1pm. There will be free recipes and samples.
Call 606-474-6686 for more information.
The Old Time Farm Machinery members Fall potluck picnic/club
meeting will be held Thursday, October 8th at 6 pm. This event
will be at the show grounds on Route 7, four miles south of
Grayson. Anyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish for the
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager