An East Carter High senior was killed and four others injured
and transported after a three vehicle accident Thursday night at
6 pm on US 60 near the Route 5 junction. Paige Bush, 17, was the
accident victim. Special counselors were brought in Friday to
East Carter High School. Bush was in a car with other family
members and a friend.
Meeting recently, the Carter County Fiscal Court approved the KY
Transportation Cabinet allocation of $250,000 and a list of
rural roads that will be included in the State program this
year. The Court also approved advertising for bids to purchase a
security system for the Courthouse and specified to have one
camera placed in the waiting room of the Little Sandy District
Health Dept. In another matter, the Court addressed charges the
Health Department should pay for use of the Courthouse space.
The Court approved a $600 per month charge for utilities in
addition to the $1 per year rent for the space. All magistrates
approved the matter with a yes vote, with Clarence Fankell
The Carter Co. Community Fund awards first grant money $5300 is
distributed to non-profit groups- Project Merry
Christmas, City of Olive Hill, Carter Co Library, Friends of
Library, Grayson Emergency Mgmt, Olive Hill Historical Society,
Grahn Community Center.
Marla Gearhart, Olive Hill, former West Carter and Eastern
Ky. basketball stand-out has been named CEO of the Ashland YMCA.
She had been serving as interim executive director.
The March edition of Kentucky Living magazine features volunteer
fire departments including Oldtown Ky, and chief, Raymond Martin
who has served as chief for 17 years of the 31yr history.
There are 810 fire departments in the state, and 759 are
Olive Hill City Council did not meet in special session
Feb. 25th due to lack of a quorum. The only matter to be discussed
was a second reading of the 2013-14 budget. The matter will be
handled at the next regular monthly meeting scheduled for March
18th. Mayor Kenny Fankell says City Council has paid back money
that was borrowed from the city owned electrical system. Council
received it's annual 2012-13 audit that showed a $102,000 profit
in electrical operations and $60,736 of that amount was placed in
the city's general fund. Mayor Fankell described the city audit as
The Carter Co. Library District has started a
Capital Campaign Fund Raiser. You're invited to give $20 to
complete a square foot of renovation of the downtown building in
Grayson that will become the Grayson Library branch.
Accounts are set up at all banks in Carter Co. A representative of
the Library Board will be at the Grayson branch each Tuesday and
Thursday from 11am until 3:30pm to accept donations. Donations are
The City of Olive Hill will vote in
a local option Wet-Dry election to approve of legal alcohol
sales in the city. A petition of signatures to call for the
election has been certified by County Clerk office and Judge Ex.
Charles Wallace has set a date for a vote of March 11th. Voters
in five Olive Hill precincts will not be voting at West Carter
Middle School during this election. County Clerk Mike Johnston
says with schools in session on this day, the school will not be
available as a polling place. The five precincts will be voting
at the Olive Hill Senior-Community Center instead. Clerk
Johnston says that the tabulations of the vote results will also
be handled at the center rather than bringing them back to the
courthouse in Grayson. *Anyone who needs a ride to
the Polling Place, may call 606-315-2003.
State Rep. Jill York of Grayson says she has heard from many
local agencies and entities and says information she is
receiving indicates a negative impact on those agencies'
abilities to offer services. York says more than one call
describes a reach by the executive branch into accounts for
funds raised for other purposes and that those important monies
are being swept away. York says this is a dangerous and
foolhardy way to approach budget making. The General Assembly is
in the process of completing a two year budget for the state.
Grayson Memory Days planning
committee will meet March 10th at the Grayson Municipal Building
Grayson Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday March 11th at noon
at Melini Cucina Restaurant. Speaker will be Jerri Compton of
United Way of Northeast Kentucky.
Olive Hill Police
Chief Bobby Hall addresses the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce
during their monthly meeting.
The Grayson Chamber of Commerce will hold their Bridal Expo Sunday
April 6th at the Grayson Conference Center. For more information
State says the issuance of the two Legal Package liquor stores for
Grayson will be delayed for some time. Four have submitted
applications and state must make decision and appeals are
Elliott Co. Extension Service is offering a
two day program to help manage diabetes March 13th and 14th from
9am until 3pm each day. The class is limited to 20 people. Call to
register at 738-6400 or 738-6440 by March 5th.
The AARP is conducting free tax preparation for individuals at the
Carter Co. Senior Citizens Center in Grayson. Service is each
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am until 1:30pm. Previous
tax information should be made available.
Bethany House Christian Service Center will
be having a $5 bag sale through March 21. Hours are Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 4pm. Donations for food and
clothing are accepted during regular business hours. Call 286-5045
for more information.
Parent and Grandparent Resource Fair will be held Thursday, March
13th from 6pm-8pm at the Carter County Extension Education Center.
Information and resources for parents of children of all ages are
available, along with free food, door prizes, and giveaways.
March 10th-12th at the Carter County Extension Education Center
will have an introductory cooking demonstrations for cost
efficient recipes and lesson on skills to achieve or maintain a
healthy weight. Please call 474-6686 for more information. Class
is free, but limited to 15 participants. Deadline to register is
The Carter County Public Library will have an ACT Reward Project;
rewards will be given to students who raise their ACT scores. Two
$1,000.00 scholarships will be given, one from each High School,
payable to the college in which the student enrolls. Applications
are available at the school's guidance counselor's office and are
due by March 15th. For more information, contact your high school
guidance counselor or Jenny Knipp at
A bluegrass music show featuring Turning Ground will be held March
15th a the Rattlesnake Ridge Comm. Center. Show begins @
7pm. Admission $8.00. Concession sold. Everyone is invited.
The Carter Co. Retired Teachers Association will meet Thursday,
March 13th at Carter Caves Lodge. Doug Cole, KRTA volunteer
advocate will be the speaker. Registration begins at 10:30am. All
members are encouraged to attend.
Project Merry Christmas is currently conducting a coat drive.
Please donate new or gently used coats of any size at any
Commercial Bank location.
Community Hospice will hold an "Embracing Our Grief" counseling
session every Friday through April 4th at 3pm. Meetings will be
held at the Carter County Public Library in Olive Hill.
Donkey Basketball Show will be held March 10th at 7mp at East
Carter Middle School. Tickets are $8 at the gate and $6 if ordered
in advance. Tickets available at Horton & Brown Pharmacy or
East Carter High School. Sponsored by the East Carter FFA.
The Carter Co. Extension Service is taking orders for strawberry,
raspberry, and blackberry plants. For ordering and pricing
information call 474-6686.
Kentucky Wildflowers Webinar scheduled for March 13 7pm at the
Carter Co. Extension Office. Pre-registration is required by
calling 474-6686 before noon on March 12.
Veterans Field Representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse
Wednesday, March 19 from 9am to noon to help veterans with filing
Easter pictures will be taken at the Elliottville Fire Dept. March
29th from 10am until 6pm. Packages are $20. Proceeds will benefit
the fire department. Call 784-8585 for more information.