The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan
Outreach Center located in Grayson and Louisa is now closed to
steadily declining numbers. FEMA says that individual flood
assistance across Kentucky has topped $2.8 million dollars. The
SBA has approved $457,000 in low interest loans to homeowners and
NO SCHOOL in Carter County Monday, Memorial Day.
Bob Caummisar honored for long-time service to Memory Days as
coordinator, as 45th annual event is held in Grayson.
Carter Co. is included in the declaration of disaster to receive
federal funds from the April floods for help in county road
repair. Carter County roads suffered approximately $550,000
Only 8.6% of Carter County's 19,560 voters turned out for the
Primary Election on May 19th. In the Governor's race, Matt Bevin
received the most votes at 289 with Will T. Scott second at 212.
In the Democratic Primary for Governor, Jack Conway received 618
votes and Jeffery Young 176. 1,655 votes were cast in the county.
Carter Co. Fiscal Court has approved an appropriation of $18,000
per year for each of the next three years for the Carter Co.
Library District. The District had asked for more money, but the
Court said more funding would be unlikely, due to the amount of
expenses due to the severe winter weather. Judge Executive Mike
Malone says damage to roads from the storms could reach $1.5
Meeting in its regular monthly session, the Grayson City Council
voted to purchase a former apartment complex at the corner of Main
Street and Landsdowne Avenue. The two story building will be taken
down and the area converted into a parking lot. The vote to
purchase was 3 to 2 with the city paying for the property. The
City has a bid of $14,000 to remove the building. Council also
heard reports and requests from the Police Dept., approved Library
District request for funding at $18,000 per year for three years
Mayor Kenny Fankell has completed the fiscal year 2015-16 budget
for Olive Hill outlining how the alcohol and occupational tax
revenues will be used. He said he believes it is a good and
balanced budget, and Council will look over any possible
adjustments before a first reading.
Scenes from the opening night of the 45th Annual Grayson
The Director of the Little Sandy District Health Dept. has
resigned. Rachelle Stevens will leave the position May 29th and
return to her former employment as director of the Elliott Co.
Nursing and Rehabilitation. Paula Thornberry will serve as interim
A former Carter Co. EMT, Amanda
Jones, has entered a guilty plea to tampering with a
consumer product, being alleged to have taken drugs
from stock and replacing them with a saline solution.
Jones was indicted in April.
Jones was allowed to make a plea agreement to a lesser charge
because it could not be proven that any of the saline filled
ampules were ever used to treat patients. A September sentencing
date has been set.
Organizers of the Autism walk have set a rescheduled date of June
6th for the event that was cancelled due to weather. Walk will be
held at KCU with registration set for 10am and the walk to begin
at 11am. Registration fee is $20.
Three Carter Co. businesses received awards at the NEKY Small
Business awards breakfast. Willard Milling won in the
Retail-Wholesale Category, Stamper's Carpet won in the Family
Owned category, and Young Entrepreneur Award went to Hannah
McGlone of Kee's Farm Service. Mark Strother, President of
Commercial Bank also was presented with the 2015 Small Business
Financial Services Advocate of the Year award.
The Carter County Property Valuation Administrator's office will
be examining, photographing and measuring property and houses in
Eastern Carter County throughout the summer. Officials will have
identification and drive clearly marked vehicles. Questions may be
directed to the PVA Office at 474-5663.
Carter County Fiscal Court looks at plans for the new
Sports Complex park.
Grayson Utility Commission is extending the flushing of fire
hydrants through June 15th. Discoloration of water and low water
pressure may occur.
UK Tomorrow Corps is a new
program being launched by the University of KY Appalachian
Center this summer and involves free tutoring for students in
Carter Co. in grades K-8th. These sessions are free and offered
at the Carter Co. Library beginning June 8th. To sign up or get
more info. call 286-8070. Please register at least one week in
Community Hospice's annual bereavement camp will be held
June 16th-18th at Bear Creek Lodge in Boyd County. It is open to
children 8-16 who have experienced the loss of a loved one, and is
free and open to all children, not just those whose families are
served by hospice. Call 606-329-1890 or 800-926-6184.
Northeast Community Action Agency is having an open house at their
new Upper Tygart School offices Tuesday, May 26th from 1pm until
4pm. Refreshments, ribbon cutting, flag raising and tours.
Everyone is welcome.
The Arts Council of Northeastern KY is hosting the Pendleton 10th
Anniversary Art Show. A $100 Best of Show prize will be presented.
A nonreturnable fee of $5.00 entitles each participating artist to
submit up to three works in any medium of combination of media.
Three additional works can be submitted for another $5 fee.
Entires will be received Sunday, May 31 from 3-6pm and Tuesday,
June 2 from 10am until 6pm at the Pendleton Art Center, 1537
Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY. The show opening will be held at the
art center on its 10th anniversary on Friday, June 5 from 5-9pm.
Questions may be directed to Denise Spaulding at 606-465-5589.
The City of Ashland and the Recreation Department are sponsoring a
Memorial Day Program in Ashland, Kentucky's Central Park at the
Bandstand on Monday, May 25th from 2pm-5pm. The patriotic program
will feature a salute to all veterans--fallen and living. Clowns,
free ice cream, face painting, corn hole, cotton candy, door
prizes, music with Larry Pancake, Hung Jury, and Genuine Remedy,
and more! For more information call 606-327-2046 or 606-329-1007.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter
County Courthouse on Monday, June 1st from 9 am until noon.
Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for
Federal and State veterans benefits. This service is provided free
of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. For
further information, please call toll free 1-866-244-8970 to speak
with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.