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Grayson Mayor George Steele said Friday that a plan to access a 34-acre plot off East Main Street by going around the Carter County Emergency Ambulance Post wont work.  Mayor Steele said he was informed and legal documents confirm that the property the road would use belongs to the Ambulance Board. On Thursday, the City Council met in special session and approved a plan for the roads location after representatives of the City, the County, and the Recreation Alliance had met earlier at the site and apparently cleared the idea of going around the Ambulance Post, which Mayor Steele said was submitted by Judge Charles Wallace. Grayson has purchased 34 acres between East Main and East Carter Middle School to be developed into a Park.  Mayor George Steele said the City must have an entrance to the park and a 5th Street or neighborhood approach is out of the question.  He prefers a straight-on approach between the Detention Center and ambulance post.  As for now, the park entrance question is in limbo.

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 the agreement.

Grayson Police Dept. is investigating a situation at East Carter Middle School involving students and pills. School officials say a student brought some pills to school August 28th and gave them to other students. Only the student who brought the pills and two other students who received them were involved. When the situation was recognized, the school resource officer was advised. The parent of one of the students who took the pills was contacted and the child was examined. The second student, whose parents were not available for contact, was transported to an area hospital for examination. A total of seven students were questioned about the incident. No other information was available.

February 17th has been set for trial to begin in the case of an Olive Hill man, charged with the death of 19 year old Dillon "Nemo" Bryant.  The trial has been moved to Morgan from Elliott Co. by Circuit Judge Rebecca Phillips.  Judge Phillips has listed three possible dates for evaluation hearing on evidence   admissibility.

A pre-trial hearing is set next month for Carter Co. Magistrate Clifford "Sodbuster" Roe, who was charged with alleged election violation.  Roe was named in a citizen complaint, claiming he helped prepare an absentee ballot without completely filling out the required forms and signing them. It is a Class A misdemeanor. Judge Eric Hall is to handle the case in District Court after Judge Rupert Wilhoit recused himself. 

The Little Sandy District Health Board has named Rachelle Stevens of Elliott Co. as the new Director of the Little Sandy Health Dept. to oversee the clinics in Carter and Elliott counties.

Little Sandy Dist. Health Department is offering vaccines while supplies last. Vaccines include Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, and HPV. Vaccines are for ages 19 and older and are free, but an administration fee is required.

Morgan Co. Judge Executive Tim Conley will be sentenced Dec. 2nd on charges he received kickbacks to steer contracts to a particular company. Prosecutors say the scheme goes back several years before a deadly tornado struck West Liberty in March of 2012. Conley is accused of receiving $120,000 to $200,000.

Meeting in special session Aug. 22nd The Fiscal Court voted to borrow 1.5 million dollars to help repair the county roads hurt by the bad winter. The money will be obtained through Kentucky Assoc. of County and should be available in three to four weeks. Each district will receive $300,000. 

Paul Richards has been chosen as the new Olive Hill Fire Chief.  Wes Gillium had resigned the post.  Chad Manning was named as Assistant chief.

Walk Club is underway with 100 pedometers given out by Extension service and more on order.  One female, Judith Bayes, has already walked 95,000 steps and wins the pair of walking shoes. Call 474-6686 for more information.

Teams are needed for the Chili Cook-off to be held as part of Funtober Fest on Oct. 4th in Grayson. Entry fee is $30. Call the Chamber of Commerce office at 474-4401 or visit the office in the Municipal Building for more information.

The Carter Co. Fiscal Court has announced Dumpsters provided for Clean Up. on this schedule,  Each day open 9 am to 7 pm;  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 garbage accepted. 

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Grayson's Walking Track in East Grayson the GET WALKING CARTER CO. CONTEST  is underway. Contact the Extension Office for more information.

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. 

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.
 
Olive Hill Chamber hears from Mayor Fankell and details of Trail Town ceremony.

The City of Olive Hill has been advised it has been designated as Kentucky's fourth official TRAIL TOWN.  A special ceremony will be held Sept 12 at 1 pm with Gov. Steve Beshear expected to be on hand.  Then the weekend will feature activities of the Heritage Trail Weekend  Friday, Saturday and Sunday with trail rides, lots of music,
a Car Show and Horse Show and vendors.

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 474-6686.

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 information.

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.

Fraley Mountain Music Gathering will be held Sept. 3rd through the 6th at Carter Caves State Park. Music programs and more will be part of the celebration.
  
  KCU opens fall semester with registration

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.


City of Olive Hill has two beer licenses operating and three have applied for the two package store permits.  The Council authorized a loan to repair the roof of the Water plant and spent some $45,000 on street blacktop this season. 

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.

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 606-929-1366.


Little Sandy District Health Dept is offering FREE vaccine.  Tdap, Hep B and HPV.  These vaccines are for ages 19 and over.  For more information contact Carter Health Dept at 474-5109 or Elliott Co Health Dept 738-5205.

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.

Those interested in becoming Court Appointed Special Advocates for neglected children can call 739-2177.  Training begins Sept 4.

Carter Co Retired Teachers' Association will meet September 3 at Carter Caves.  Registration begins at 10:30am.

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.

Carter County Farm Bureau will hold its Annual Election of Officers and Directors Tuesday, September 9th, at 6pm in the Farm Bureau meeting room located at 127 S. Hord Street, Grayson.

Fall Mums for sale at West Carter High School Greenhouse. The sale is going on Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm. Call 606-286-2481 for more information. Price is $6 each, colors are yellow, red, white, orange/bronze, and pink/lavender.

There will be a horse show sponsored by Commercial Bank of Grayson at the Carter County Shrine Club show grounds on September 7th at 1 pm rain or shine. For information contact Mike Hancock at 474-0117.

The Charles "Buck" Stephens family reunion will be held August 31st at 10 am at the Lost Creek in Greenup County. Please bring a chair and a dish when attending.

Tiger Creek Elementary will be sponsoring a Tiger Color Run and a Kid Color Splash on September 20th. The Tiger Color Run will be a 5k run/walk and will begin at 9 am. The Kid Color Splash will begin at 8:30 am. T-shirts will be guaranteed for the participants that pre-register. Registration will be $10 through September the 10th, and will be $20 from September 11th till race day. For more information call 606-286-8498.

Heritage Elementary will be having Family Night Sept 4th, 5-7 pm. Sponsored by Malone Funeral Home.

There will be a benefit for 16 day old Kayleigh Kouns daughter of Lakin Wilks for medical expenses. Sat. Sept 13, 10am-4pm at Heritage Elem. School. Auction, door prizes, gospel singing, hot dogs, drinks and deserts. Vendors welcome for $20 fee. Info, volunteers and donations call 652-4223.  
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