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FEMA has opened an assistance center in Olive Hill at the former Northeast Kentucky Community Action Center (the "LIHEAP" building) on Hitchins Avenue behind the City Park. It is important that flood victims first contact FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 to register with FEMA. The recovery center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 7pm and will handle flood victims from Carter and Rowan Counties.

Meeting recently, the Grayson City Council said that the demolition of a structure on the corner of Main Street and Landsdowne Avenue will have to wait pending a study of possible asbestos in the structure. A bid to a Lexington firm was approved. Council set the motor vehicle watercraft property tax rate at 17.68 cents per $100 valuation. Council also heard from the Fire Department that the improvement of the departments  ability to answer calls went from a 6 to a 4, which could help residents with their homeowners insurance rates. A purchase contract for to buy 100 tons of street salt was also approved.  Council recently tabled a full fireworks ordinance and will look at a time limitation in a possible noise ordinance .

The Rush branch of the First National Bank of Grayson was robbed at about 2:15 Friday afternoon, August 7th. The bank is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who robbed the Rush Branch. An armed man dressed in black entered the bank and demanded cash. Two customers along with the staff were in the bank at the time but no one was injured. The man left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash and went into the woods behind the branch. Detective David Boorman is investigating. Call 1-800-222-5555 with any information.

Rattlesnake Ridge Water District's plant and pumping operations have been recognized as the best in Kentucky.

Kings Daughter's Medical Center is holding a Sports Medicine clinic each Saturday from 8am through 10am August 22nd through November 7th at Medical Plaza B at the hospital. Call 327-0036 for more information.

Tygart Creek will be hosting a 5K Run and Kids Color Splash Run on Saturday, Sept 19th at West Carter Middle School. You can Pre-register now through Thursday, Sept 3rd. Pre-registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for kids, and you are guaranteed a shirt.  Race day registration will begin at 7:30 and the cost is $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Contact Debra Gee at 286-8498 for more information.

Olive Hill is looking at grants to replace the main water line through downtown at a cost of $880.000. 

Carter Co Library in Grayson is closed while $275,000 renovation continues with new front lobby, elevator and second floor renovated for Adult Education Center.

Everyone is invited to a gospel singing show Sunday, September 6th at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center located next to the Elliott County High School. It is FREE, but donations will be accepted. Sponsored by Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue-- come out to support your local volunteer fire department. For more information, call Michael Dickerson at 738-6099.

The Carter Co. Special Olympics League of Super Heroes will be having a midnight glow 5k run/walk Sept. 18th at 12am beginning at Global Tanning in Grayson. Preregister before Sept. 12th cost $20.00 after Sept. 12th cost $25.00. Register at All That Blooms, Lakeway Express Gas Station and Grayson City Building. For more info. contact Diana Steele at 474-4225. Sign up for Carter Co. Special Olympics as volunteer or athlete,  Call Amanda Gee at 474-0424 or Kerie Steele  571-5003

Friends of the Carter County Public Library will be having a used book sale at the Olive Hill Arts and Education Center (formerly Olive Hill High School on Saturday, Sept. 26th from 9am-5pm and Sunday, Sept. 27th, from 1pm-5pm. No credit cards will be accepted. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call Heidi Wineland at 474-3241 or Michelle Burton at 316-0585.

Carter City Elementary PTO will be hosting a yard sale to raise money for student incentives throughout the school year. The date is September 5th, from 9am-3pm at Carter City Elementary. All donations are appreciated until Sept. 1st, and can be dropped off behind the school, in the loading dock, during school hours.

The City of Ashland along with the Recreation Department would like to announce LaborFest in Central Park, Monday, Septermber 7 - Bandstand - 2 pm. Entertainment, free ice cream social, door prizes, cotton candy by Sweet and Sassy, Peanuts will be there to create balloon art for the children, corn hole, face painting and lots of family fun to end the summer season. Bring lawn chairs and come out and enjoy. Mayor Chuck Charles will be present to welcome all attendees. LaborFest is a tribute to the working people of America.

There is a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of whomever broke into Larry B. Doucet's truck that was parked at McFarland Murray Chevrolet between the evening hours of August 23rd through the early morning hours of August 24th. Various telecom equipment, work badges, and personal items were stolen. Reward will only be given if tips lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Contact Grayson Police Department to report any information.

A Veterans Field Representative will be at the Carter Country Courthouse in Grayson, KY on Tuesday September 8th from 9:00am until noon. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For further information, please call toll free 1-866-244-8970 to speak with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.

Carter County Farm Bureau will hold its annual election of Officers and Directions on Thursday September 10th at 6:30pm in the Farm Bureau meeting room.

The Oldtown Fire Department will be a song fest Friday September the 4th. Country cooking is available at $6 a plate, which includes a drink and dessert. Food will be served at 6:00pm, and the concert begins at 7:00pm.

The Carter County Retired Teachers' Association will meet Wednesday, September 2, at Carter Caves State Park Lodge. The speaker will be Chris Perry, Carter Caves State Park Manager. Registration begins at 10:30 am. All members and recently retired teachers are encouraged to attend.

Our Monster Theme Scholastic Book Fair has transformed the Heritage Elem. Library unto our very own book store. There you will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, poplar series, cool posters and school supplies, and fun for everyone! The Scholastic book fair will be here from Aug. 28th - Sept. 3rd, 8:00-3:00 daily. Family Night is Thursdays, Sept.3rd, from 5:00-7:00 and everyone is invited!

A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager Francis Nash


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