CARTER CO. FAIR... Board has announced that the Fair
will make some changes this year due to the flooding tragedies and
the condition of Fairgrounds at this time.
The annual Pageant will be held Aug 9th at Prichard 2 pm.
and then the big Livestock show and sale will be Sat, Aug 15th, in
order for these contestants to advance to State.
The carnival and other events will be possibly rescheduled in the
Fall at the Fairgrounds.
Olive Hill is looking at grants to replace the main water line
through downtown at a cost of $880.000. Mayor Fankell
has also declared an emergency to repair a natural gas line that
blew out and awarded a contract to Martin construction for
replacement and that work is beginning.
Emergency Management and the County is estimated damage from July
storms overall to be at half million dollars. They are
awaiting a possible declaration from the President for FEMA
Carter Co Library Grayson closed while $275,000 renovation
continues with new front lobby, elevator and second floor
renovated for Adult Education Center.
Grayson Tourism and Convention Commission has reorganized with Ken
Beck, chairman, Teresa Bush, Vice President, Dustin Howard,
Treasurer and Sherry Johnson, Secretary. New members
appointed, Tony Collier and Melissa Brooks.
Willis Johnson has been named the Grayson Alcohol Beverage Control
Kenny Fankell, mayor broke a 3-3 Council tie in Olive Hill to
award a contract and obtain loan for money to repair major gas
line break. Fankell said the Public Service Commission
threatened fines and advised the city, they must repair their gas
Fiscal Court has changed meeting dates to the second Monday of the
month at 6 pm at Fiscal Court room of Courthouse.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council approved to
bid the purchase of air packs for the fire department, will seek
bids for the demolition of a structure at the corner of Main St.
and Landsdowne Avenue for a future parking lot, and set a deadline
of Sept. 1st to receive bids for franchising the city's garbage
pickup. Council also discussed at length the use of fireworks.
Meeting in special session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court voted 5-1
to withdraw from the Little Sandy Dist. Health Department,
effective June 30th, 2016. Carter Co. Judge Exec. Judge Executive
Mike Malone says the county needs to examine it's health
department operations to better serve the public. Carter and
Elliott Counties make up the district and Elliott Co. Asst. Judge
Exec. Darren Fannin questioned splitting the District, especially
with a year to go.
Route 60 Yard Sale is scheduled for August 7th and 8th along US 60
from the Carter-Boyd to the Carter-Rowan Co. Line. Boyd Co. will
also participate this year.
Stay safe...slow down...and get permission from U S 60
Kentucky Dept. of Transportation says that the entire thirteen
mile stretch of the Industrial Parkway in Carter, Boyd and Greenup
Counties will be resurfaced beginning July 20th. Preliminary work
is already underway. Work will be conducted from 5am til midnight
daily and will cause some one lane road conditions at times. Work
is also set to begin near the Carter/Rowan Co. line on a slip
repair that will require a lane crossover in the area of the
148-150 mile marker area. Officials ask drivers to watch for work
crews and equipment.
Carter Co. could possibly be upgrading its emergency mapping
system. At a recent Fiscal Court meeting, Tommy Thompson reported
on E-911 towers and antennae. Thompson also asked for permission
to apply for a Homeland Security Grant to upgrade the county's
mapping system. The Court adopted a resolution to upgrade th
system. Additionally, Chris Perry, Manager of Carter Caves State
Park, told the court he has applied for a Homeland Security Grant
to install an emergency storm siren at the park. The Court agreed
to become a conduit through which the park can run the grant
application to secure the siren.
Site preparation has begun on the 100-bed Genisus Recovery Project
on lot near K-Mart. The project is overseen by Pathways,
Carter Co. Emergency Medical Service has approved Dennis
Midkiff as new Administrator of Ambulance Service. He had
been in charge of Bourbon Co. Fire and Rescue Service.
Sign up for Carter Co. Special Olympics as volunteer or
athlete, Call Amanda Gee at 474-0424 or Kerie Steele
Carter County Schools will offer an evening welding class to adult
community members beginning August 17th and running for 18 weeks.
The classes will be held at the Carter County Career &
Technical Center at 15 Grahn Road in Olive Hill. Tuition for the
program, including all materials, is $1,439.20 per student. The
fee for Kentucky Department of Transportation Certification
Examination is $60.00. For more information, call 606-474-6696 or
The Little Sandy District Health Department will be having "Cooper
Clayton Method to Stop Smoking" Classes in three different
locations to better serve Carter and Elliott counties. The classes
will be held:
Monday August 10 from 6-7pm at Olive Hill Depot Building
Tuesday August 11th from 6-7pm at Little Sandy District Health
Department located in the Old Courthouse on the First Floor
Thursday August 13th from 6-7pm at Elliott County Health
For more information, call Gloria Rayburn at 474-5100 or 474-5109
Fall soccer registration is here! Sign up Wednesday August
5th-Heritage Open House from 3:30-5pm or Monday August
10th-Prichard Elementary from 5-7pm. Registration deadline is
August 16th. Cost is $60 for U6-U12 and $30 for Lil Bit.