Carter Co. Fiscal Court says that the county-wide
clean up program will be held in late July, with dates and other
details to be announced later.
Bridges on Rt 773/EK Road are under repair with the Western bridge
closest to Grayson being closed. The Eastern bridge is on a 3 ton
limit until further notice, possibly two weeks or more.
Olive Hill City Council has approved the first reading of an
ordinance to put Fox Trail into the City street system. Council
also approved a request from Commercial Bank to hold a 5K race
this summer to support Project Merry Christmas, and heard
Little Sandy District Health Dept. says that nearly 300 cases of
the flu have been reported in Carter County and Elliott County.
The Health Dept. says it's not too late to get a flu vaccination.
Call 474-6685 for more information.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council was given a
memorandum of understanding and statement of mutual cooperation
that would draw the City and the Tourism Commission into an
agreement that would outline how a portion of a proposed 3%
restaurant tax would be committed to the payment of bonding that
would be used on a proposed park along Main Street in Grayson.
Mayor Steele says bonding the project would allow the completion
of the project, instead of the park being built in sections. A
panel has been named to handle the matter. Council also approved
the 2015 audit, heard about traffic in the city, and Mayor Steele
announced that a discussion on Sunday alcohol sales would be held
at a future meeting.
The Carter Co. Library District has told the Fiscal Court that
it's Board of Trustees has decided to seek a ballot vote on the
enactment of a 2 cent per $100 property valuation tax to support
it's operations. An ordinance establishing that procedure will be
drafted by County Attorney Brian Bayes. Should a taxing district
be established, Grayson, Olive Hill, and the Fiscal Court would
stop providing $18,000 each annually to the district.
Rep. Jill York of
Grayson and Rep. Kevin Sinnette, of Ashland, congratulate each
other following the passage of the Kentucky Industrial
Revitalization Act, or House Bill 535, after passage in both the
House and Senate in Frankfort. The bill has been also been
signed by Governor Matt Bevin. HB 535 will offer
performance-based tax incentives to AK Steel, as long as certain
employment and investment standards are met. After laying off over
600 workers last year, AK Steel will have the chance to help
rehire and improve the livelihoods many working Kentuckians.
Included in the bill by the Senate was a raise for the Kentucky
Drug Take Back Program will be held April 30th. Unwanted and
unused medications can be turned into the Carter Co. Sheriff's
Dept. from 8:30am until noon and at the Kentucky State Police Post
14 in Ashland and at Post 8 in Morehead.
Delinquent Carter Co. property taxes will be turned over to the
County Clerk's office and now will incur a 20% County Clerk's fee
and 1% interest per month, in addition to the 10% Sheriff's add on
fee and a 10% late penalty. Delinquent bills will also be subject
to sale to a third party.
Carter Caves is back on full-time schedule for Spring. The Lodge,
cabins, golf and cave tours will be operation full time.
Greenbo State Park Jesse Stuart Lodge is closed til further
Olive Hill City Council has approved raising the
City's personal insurance premium tax from 8 percent to 9 percent.
Mayor Kenny Fankell says the money would be used to purchase
blacktop. In the monthly meeting Council also appointed John
Rogers to the Library Board and made other board appointments.
Approval was also given to the Trail Town Committee to use the
City Airport property for an event in April.
The Board of Education has set May 23rd as the final classroom day
for students this year. East Carter graduation May 20,
West Carter May 21.
The theme of this year's Relay For Life is "There's No Place Like
Hope". The Relay will be held from 4pm until 11pm on Saturday June
18th at the Olive Hill Shrine Club Park. A goal of $112,000 has
been set for this year. Teams are forming and youth volunteers are
being sought to help out.
Edward Isaacs presents a check
for $200,000 to Nikki Lewis, Principal, and Mike Hay of the CCA
Board for use in renovating the gymnasium at the school.
Laugh and Learn Playdate Program will be from
10am-12noon at the Carter Co. Extension Education Center. The
program is free for all ages birth to 5 yrs. old, and children
MUST be accompanied by an adult. Dates and themes are May 4th
(Mommy and Me Tea, just for 3-5 year olds), and June 1st (Outdoor
games and water play).
Little Sandy District Health Dept has a special grant for Women's
Health Initiative for special cervical and breast cancer and other
screenings. $25 gas card incentives. Contact Health Dept in
Grayson and Sandy Hook now through June 17 for appointment and
East Carter High School Class of '76 will be holding their 40th
reunion Saturday, July 30th at the Social Room at 5405 Roberts
Drive in Ashland. Event begins at 6pm with dinner, a program, and
music. Tickets are $25 for one or $40 per couple. For more
information or to purchase tickets, call Wilma Whitt at
606-474-3245, or e-mail Susan Johnson at
Commercial Bank marks 125th anniversary and announces Old Dominion
will headline a Block Party celebration Friday night, May 27th
during Memory Days.
4-H camps are now underway, and open to all Kentucky youth between
9-14. At 4-H, youth learn independence and responsibility, have
lots of fun and make new friends. Carter County 4-H will attend
North Central 4-H Camp June 13-16th. Camp applications may be
picked up at the Extension Office, at your child's school, or
online at www.carter.ca.uky.edu/4HYouthDevelopment. For more
information, call 474-6686.
Elliottville Fire Department will hold their annual fish fry at
the Carl Perkins building on Saturday, May 7th from 3-8pm. There
will be fish/chicken and more. Adults are $8 per plate along with
to-go boxes. Ages 6 and under are free. There will also be
merchandise, cake, and pie auction.
Tygart Creek Elementary will have
Kindergarten Registration on April 29th from 9am-2pm. Documents
needed include: current immunizations, physical, vision exam,
dental screening, birth certificate, and valid social security
The 2nd annual Olive Hill Historical Society Golf Scramble will be
Saturday, April 30th at Carter Caves State Park course. The entry
fee is $200 per 4-man team. The fee includes green fees, cart, and
lunch. There will be contests and prize drawings. 4-man best ball
format. Shotgun start will be at 8:30am. To enter a team or for
more information you can call 606-316-0463.
Northeast Head Start and the Carter County Preschool Program are
actively recruiting children for the 2016-2017 school year.
Children who turn 3 or 4 years old before August 1, are encouraged
to apply now. Super recruitment day will be held on Friday, April
29th from 9am until 3pm at the Grayson and Olive Hill Head Start
Centers. All applications are taken through Northeast Head Start
and children are placed according to Federal and State Guidelines.
Olive Hill Elementary will also have kindergarten registration
from 9-2pm on April 29th. For more information you can call
474-4602 or 286-5711.
There will be a Red Cross blood drive in Ashland on May 6th, from
10:30am-4pm at the Central Fire Station.
"Celebrate the Child" event will be POSTPONED until MAY 9
due to weather.
Kindergarten registration at Star Elementary will be Friday, April
29th from 8am-9:30 in the new media center. If your child did not
attend preschool, please bring all documentation with you to
register. For more information, call 606-474-5756.
West Carter High School FFA is now selling vegetables, annual
bedding plants, and large hanging baskets Monday-Friday 8am-5pm,
and April 30th and May 7th from 9am-4pm. For prices and more
information, call 606-286-2481.
Heritage Elementary will hold kindergarten registration for the
2016-17 school year Monday through Friday from 8am-3pm at the main
office at the school. Any child who turns 5 on or before August
1st can enroll. Documentation needed is birth certificate,
immunization records, and vision and dental screenings.
Rattlesnake Ridge Genealogy Fun Day will be held Saturday, April,
30th from 9-3pm at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center.
Olive Hill Elementary will be having Kindergarten Registration on
Friday April 29th from 9:00am till 2pm. Please bring the needed
Heritage SBDM council will meet in regular session May 2nd at 3:45
in the conference room.
Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department will have music on May 6th.
Country cooking is $6 a plate and includes drink and dessert. Food
served at 6pm, with music beginning at 7.
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager