Meeting in regular session, the Carter County Fiscal
Court approved the first reading of two ordinances that would
repeal ordinances passed in 2012 establishing a Northeast Regional
Jail and creating an agreement with the Boyd County Fiscal Court
joining the two counties in the Regional Jail operation. The Court
is required to hold a second reading of the ordinances and have a
final vote. The action to establish the Regional Jail was a
controversial matter over a number of months with the public
discussion dieing down when the matter became involved in the
courts. Today's vote showed 4 Magistrates in favor of
dropping the Regional Jail concept. Those votes involved
Magistrate Mary Ellen Greenhill, Brandon Burton, Brad Brammell and
Clarence Fankell. Magistrate Clifford Roe was absent due to a
surgical procedure. The Court approved fiscal matters for the
month and went into a closed session to discuss personnel and
litigation. Judge Executive Wallace presented a letter dated
August 6th, 2014 expressing the Court's intent to withdraw from
Paul Richards has been chosen as Olive Hill Fire Chief. Wes
Gillum had resigned the post. Chad Manning was named as
The Carter Co. Fiscal Court has announced Dumpsters provided for
Clean Up. on this schedule, Each day open 9 am to 7
pm Aug 26 -Hitchins Brickyard; Augs
Carter /Burge Trucking lot. Sept 2- Pleasant
Hill Old Store, Sept 4- Lawton-Soldier, Mushroom Road
Mine Sept 9th- Rush at Norton Branch Fire
Dept.; Sept 11- Grahn Clay Dump Rt 182 Sept
13- Grayson County Maintenance Garage, Sept 20-
Olive Hill County Maintenance Garage. No
batteries, tires, paint, hazardous material or ordinary household
Ribbon cutting ceremony at Grayson's
Walking Track in East Grayson the GET WALKING CARTER CO.
CONTEST IS UNDERWAY, CONTACT EXTENSION OFFICE.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council heard the
first reading of an amended alcohol sale ordinance pertaining to
Sunday sales. Council delayed the first reading of an ordinance
that would control the use of fireworks. In other matters, Council
accepted the Tourism and Convention Commission's annual budget of
$68,720...toured the Emergency Management Command Center, and
heard departmental reports. Council also heard from ABC officer
that any job description that would be drawn for ABC purposes
would be questionable due to changes that are about to be made by
the State in ABC operations.
Board of Education member Chris Patrick has announced his
resignation. The State will be advised and given a list of
people interested in filling out the term.
Election filings for Local Races in Nov 4 Election:
Grayson Mayor; George Steele and Aaron Allen.
Council: Incumbents- Duane Suttles, Pam Nash,
Terry Stamper, Juanita Kennedy, Pearl Crum, and Jack Harper,
and Philip Cooper and Sudy Walker.
Olive Hill Mayor; Kenny Fankell, Jim
Short Council; Allen
Stapleton, Justini Dixon, Enoch Hicks, Kyle Matt
Kiser, Kristen Evans, Randall Tackett, Jerry
Callihan. Board of Education; District
2 Brian Greenhill District
3 Lisa Ramey and Ricky Sparks, District
5 Kirk Wilburn.
Carter Co. Fiscal Court has applied for $300,00 in emergency road
aid. The State says they will pay 80% of the amount, according to
meeting minutes. Court has also approved the first reading of an
ordinance allowing the county to apply for a loan to resurface
county roads due to last year's winter.
Claiming the conversion is the most cost effective way to meet for
Kentucky Power Company to meet it's power generation needs and to
preserve a viable generating plant operating in Kentucky, the
Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a plan affecting
the company's Big Sandy Plant at Louisa, enabling Kentucky Power
to convert the smaller of it's two coal fired units to run on
natural gas. Kentucky Power plans to close the older, larger unit
by June of 2015. Area legislative leaders had asked Kentucky Power
to change it's mind on the conversion to protect area coal related
The City of Olive Hill has been advised it has been designated as
Kentucky's fourth official TRAIL TOWN. A special ceremony is
planned later. The committees have been working on the Trail
Town goal for many months.
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Olive Hill City Council recently spent some time discussing
various matters with it's facilities at a recent meeting. They
noted that replacing 700 gas meters would be quite expensive. Work
on the Blueberry Ridge water tank would have to wait. Mayor Kenny
Fankell said a grant did not come through this year from the
Appalachian Regional Commission that the city applied for to
upgrade utility lines and that they would have to apply again.
The Prichard High School Class of 1969 will have
their 45th class reunion, Sept. 20th, 2014, 6-9 P.M., at Lewis
Caveland Lodge, Carter Caves State Park. For more
information, please call 474-9002 or 474-4294
The Annual Carter Co School reunion will be Saturday, September
13th at The Grayson Senior Citizens Building on 2nd Street in
Grayson. Doors will open at 11am. and lunch will be served at
12:30pm. Everyone welcome to attend. Please bring a covered dish
and a dessert. Special singers. Door prizes will be given out. For
more info please call Sarah Moore Blanton at 225- 3337.
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
33rd Annual Old Time Machinery and Antique Association show will
be held Sept. 12th and 13th at the group's showgrounds south of
Grayson. Volunteers are needed to help out. Call 474-8189 for more
The Carter County Shrine Club Annual Car Show will be held Sept.
13th from 5pm until 9pm at the showgrounds on US 60 in Olive Hill.
The Heritage SBDM meetings for 2014-2015 school year will be the
first Wednesday of each month. The exception will be for August,
they will meet on the 2nd Wednesday. Meeting time will be 3:45 in
the conference room.
East Carter High School SBDM meeting will be held August 21st at
4:30pm in the school library. Parents or community members are
welcome to attend.
Carter City Elementary School will hold their Fall Carnival
Friday, Sept. 5th from 6pm until 8pm. Auctions, cake walks, games,
concessions and more. Everyone is invited.
Webbville Vol. Fire Department 2nd Annual ATV-Off Road Poker Run
will be Sept. 20th. Registration at 9am. Ride begins at 10am.
Pre-register by Sept. 20th for $10 per rider, $5 additional rider.
Call 606-652-9437 for more information.
A caregiver support group meeting will be held the second Tuesday
of each month at the Grahn Community Center from 2pm until 3pm.
For more information contact Teresa Rayburn at FIVCO at
Benchmark Family Services is taking applications for foster
parenting. Foster parents will have unmatched level of training,
support, and financial reimbursement. To learn more about becoming
a foster parent, call 606-783-0268.
King's Daughters Maternal Child Health will host a community
event, Milk and Cookies with Mom, from 10am-2pm Saturday, August
23rd at the Ashland Town and Center mall. The event is free and no
registration is required. For more information, call Cindy
Derifield at 606-408-2244.
On September 20-22, the Friends of the Carter County Public
Library will host its annual Fall Book Sale at the Grayson Art
Gallery on Carol Malone Boulevard. Books, DVDs, CDs, and LPs for
sale at the event cost from 25 cents to $5.00. The sale will run
from 9am-5pm on the 20th, 1pm-5pm on the 21st, and 9am-3pm on the
22nd. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Carter City Elementary SBDM meeting for August 21st has been
rescheduled for August 28th at 4pm.
Saturday, August 23, "Ride 4 Autism 2014" will be held, starting
and ending at Callihan's Pub and Grill at Tri-State Kyova Mall in
Ashland. Registration begins at 9am, kickstands up at 11:30. All
proceeds will benefit Pathways to Bright Futures Foundations
efforts to expand autism services. The ride will wrap up with live
music from Mad Dog Mean, car Cruise-In, great food, and drinks.
Prices are $25 for single, $35 for double.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter Co
Courthouse on September 2nd from 9am to Noon. For further
information call 866-244-8970.
Elliott Co Extension Service will be accepting "open class" fair
entries to be judged for Food Preservation, Home Furnishings,
Cultural Arts and Agriculture on August 26 between 1pm and 7pm and
on August 27 from 9am to Noon in the old gym at Elliott Co High
Carter County Farm Bureau will hold its Annual Election of
Officers and Directors Thursday, September 11th, at 6pm in the
Farm Bureau meeting room located at 127 S. Hord Street, Grayson.
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