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Haunted attractions will be held in the are throughout October! The Grayson Haunted Jail is sponsored by the Grayson Gallery & Art Center at the former jail at the Courthouse each Friday and Saturday in October from 8pm until 10pm. Tickets are $5. The Carter Caves Haunted Trail will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 22nd. weather permitting. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the Carter Caves public pool with transportation to the trail head provided.

Grayson City Council has met in special session and heard readings of two ordinances. The second reading of the property tax rate was heard, setting the rate at 19 cents per $100 property valuation. The rate will be published before going into effect. Council also combined several individual items of the City's alcohol ordinance into one document. Businesses that sell alcohol by the drink would be allowed to sell alcohol until 1pm seven nights a week if allowed by state law. If not, sales would be allowed six nights a week.

Olive Hill City Council, meeting in monthly session, has heard the first reading of the city's property tax rate, setting the rate at 23 cents per $100 property valuation. The Council also heard departmental reports, and heard some complaints from city residents regarding electrical rates.

Carter Co. Tax bills are in the mail. Bills paid between Oct. 15th and Nov. 16th will receive a 2% discount. Face value is due Nov. 17th to Dec. 31st. Visa or Mastercard payments can be made by phone with an extra fee for credit card payments. Payments can be made at the Sheriff's office in the courthouse or mailed to PO Box 1590 in Grayson. If you do not receive a tax bill, contact the Sheriff's office at 474-5616.

Citing retirement, the couple of Roger and Joanne Dunfee have stepped down as directors of the Carter County and Grayson Emergency Management services.

Kentucky State Police will hold a drug take back program Sat. Oct. 22nd at both the Ashland Post 14 and Morehead Post 8. Unwanted prescription drugs can be turned in from 10am until 2pm. No intravenous or illicit drugs accepted.

The annual Grayson Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6:30pm. Contact the Chamber office for more information at 474-4401.

Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for their Community Service Awards to be presented Dec. 8th. Send entries to PO Box 612, Grayson or call the Chamber office at 474-4401 for more information. This year's banquet will be held at the Carter Caves State Park Lodge.

Carter Co. Health Dept is now giving flu vaccinations, and urges residents to get their shot early this year to make it effective as the flu season begins. The nasal vaccine will not be given this year.

Northeast KY Community Action Agency has announced that acceptance for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will begin Nov. 1st. Northeast is also taking applications from vendors who want to supply wood, coal, fuel oil, propane, and kerosene. For more information call 286--5344 or 1-800-817-4443.

The Grayson and Olive Hill City Council's have set Trick or Treat times for 6pm until 8pm Monday Oct. 31st.

Grayson Chamber of Commerce President Dan Click discusses the time capsule (foreground) that was recently buried in the City Park.

Fall Forest Fire Season is underway. No burning within 150 feet of a wooded area except between 6pm and 6am. The season continues until Dec. 15th.

Grayson Chamber Christmas Committee is seeking six or fewer words for the 2016 Christmas Parade Celebration! Last year's theme was "A Storybook Christmas." The contest is open to the public and the winner will receive $25.00 and recognition at the Christmas Parade. Entrants name, address, and phone number should appear on the reverse side of the entry. No more than five entries per person. Deadline for entries is noon on Oct. 24th. Mail entries to Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 612, Grayson, KY, 41143, or email entries to graysonchamber41143@windstream.net.
Carter County Farm Bureau 2016 Florida Fruit program is underway. Orders will be taken through Nov. 3rd. No late orders will be accepted. For a price list stop by the Farm Bureau office on South Hord St. in Grayson or call 474-4666.

The Moore-Armstrong Post #138 would like to invite all veterans and their family to attend their annual Veteran's Day program/dinner in honor of all veterans who have served or are currently serving our nation.  The program and dinner will be held Sunday, November 6th at Olive Hill Elementary School beginning at 1pm.    
Scenes from the 2016 Funtoberfest...
Smithfield's winning Best Decorated Chili Booth
Grayson Funtoberfest Main Street Parade
Kids Powerwheels Race at Funtoberfest

Free group piano lessons will be given at the Grahn School Comm. Center each Tuesday from 4pm until 6pm. Classes are for children or adults. Call 286-0177 or 316-7508 for more information.

Grahn School Community Center will offer free after school tutoring for children Kindergarten through 8th grade on Tuesday evenings from 4pm until 6pm.
Call 286-0177 or 316-7508 for more information.

Community Hospice has ongoing support groups:
Men's Support Group-- weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30pm at Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland
Women's Support Group-- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm at Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland
Parent Support Group-- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6pm, Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland

Community Hospice has a new Volunteer Orientation course on Oct. 25th-27th from 10am-4pm. The sessions will be at their office on Carter Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call 606-329-1890.

The family of Paul Mabry will be having a "Kicking Cancer with God" gospel benefit Saturday, Oct. 29th from 5-8pm at the Globe Christian Church fellowship hall. The benefit will help with medical costs. Gospel music, dinner, silent auction, and homemade goods for sale! Dinners are $6 a plate and include soup, sandwich, drink, and dessert.

Community Dog Show, hosted by Carter Co. Career & Technical Center, will be Nov. 5th with registration at 11am and beginning at noon. There will be a dog photo competition. Cost to enter is $5. Awards will be given for first place. Admission is $1, concessions will be sold. Vendors can rent booths for $15 by calling 286-2481.

Genealogy Fun Day will be Oct. 29th from 9am-3pm at Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center. For more information call 286-6441.

Olive Hill Meals on Wheels will be having an Open House Saturday, Oct. 29th from 1pm-3pm at the Olive Hill Train Depot to celebrate their 10th anniversary of serving this area.

ACTC is having an open house Oct. 25th from 3pm-6pm at the College Drive Campus in Ashland. The event is open to anyone considering classes next year. The next semester starts in January.

Grayson RECC is continuing to implement their new mapping system to help restore power more efficiently during outages. Workers will be on site of GRECC poles and meters, on foot, driving CLEARLY MARKED trucks or ATV'S, and will carry letters of identification. Working hours maybe anywhere from 7:30am-7:30pm. Workers are now in Warnock substation area in Greenup Co. Including, but not limited to: Greenbo State Park, North Fork Road, Alcorn, and Whestone Roads. For more information, please call 474-2139.

Volunteers are needed to put flags on graves on November 7th at 9am at KY Veterans Cemetery. Please call 606-929-5354 for more information.


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