The deadline to file for the November election for local/city
races is August 14th at 4pm. Mayors and City Councils will be
elected in Grayson and Olive Hill. Board of Education seats are up
for election in Districts 2, 3, and Five.
The City of Olive Hill has been advised it has been designated as
Kentucky's fourth official TRAIL TOWN. A special ceremony is
planned later. The committees have been working on the Trail
Town goal for many months.
Carter Co. Project Merry Christmas has held a reorganization
meeting and has set some of this year's programs. Registration for
the event will be held at the Carter County Youth Service and
Family Resource Centers Nov. 3rd through the 7th and Nov. 10th
through the 14th. Distribution day will be Dec. 20th. Officers
were re-elected for 2014-15 with Phyllis Davis as President,
Lucinda Hancock as Vice-President, Mark Strother as Treasurer, and
Robert Caummisar as Secretary.
Big crowds at Final Friday Art Show. Car Show and
Meals on Wheels Cook out. Wizards of Dance also perform
Olive Hill City Council recently spent some time discussing
various matters with it's facilities at a recent meeting. They
noted that replacing 700 gas meters would be quite expensive. Work
on the Blueberry Ridge water tank would have to wait. Mayor Kenny
Fankell said a grant did not come through this year from the
Appalachian Regional Commission that the city applied for to
upgrade utility lines and that they would have to apply again.
Carter Co. Shrine Club Horse Show will be Aug. 1-2 7pm at the
Carter Co. Shrine Club Showgrounds, located behind Olive Hill
Elementary School. Adults $5.00, under 12 years old admitted free.
At the 4-H State Communication Day, several locals placed. The
winners are as follows: Speeches:
Kinsey Duncan, Olive Hill Elementary, nine years old - Red
Ashley Wilson, West Carter High School, fifteen years old - Blue
Summer Phillips, homeschooled, sixteen years old - Red Junior Demosntrations:
Rickalyn Rayburn, West Carter Middle School, animal science -
Kaitlin Bradley, West Carter High School, crafts & photography
Chaney Lyons, West Carter Middle School, General - Blue
Mackenzie Bush & Hannah Kiser, East Carter Middle School, Team
- Blue Senior Demonstrations:
Morgan Jones, East Carter High School, General - Blue, 3rd
Tiffany Porter, West Carter High School, Performing Arts - Blue
Bradford Bradley, West Carter High School, science & natural
resources - Blue, 1st
Olive Hill City Council has approved the fiscal year budget
at $1,145,000 for general fund and $5 M for Utilities.
Blacktop bid went to Mountain Enterprises.
The Fiscal Court has agreed to raise the pay for all Election
workers, $25 on election day and $10 more for Poll workers who
attend election school.
Wes Gillum has announced he will step down as Olive Hill Fire
Chief at the end of July.
Everyone enjoying the return
of Casey's Carnival to the Carter County Fair.
West Carter High school will hold a Back To School
Blitz Thursday, July 31st. Freshman orientation is from 5 to
5:30. Freshman and Sophomore Open House is from 5 to 6:30,
and Junior and Senior Open House is from 6:30 to 8.
Kick-Off-For-School will be held Wednesday, July 30th in Carter
County from 9 am to 12 noon. East end schools report to
Prichard Elementary. West end schools report to Olive Hill
Elementary. There will be free school supplies, personal
hygiene items, gently used clothing and informational
booths. First Day for students in Carter Co. is Aug 7th.
East Carter High School Back to School Blitz will be Wednesday,
July 30th from 12:00 -- 6:00. Students will be able to pick up the
schedules, complete any back to school paperwork, tour the school,
and meet with their teachers. New students will also be able to
enroll at this time. Representatives from Herff Jones Company will
be available to meet with Juniors and Seniors regarding class
rings and other graduation materials.
Heritage Elementary will host their Back To School Open House on
August 5th from 4:30 to 6pm. Students and parents are
invited to come meet their teachers, drop off school supplies and
complete necessary paper work for the upcoming school year.
Carter Elementary will hold their Back to School Open House, Tues
Aug 6 3-6 with hot dogs, chips and drinks. Meet teachers and
get supply lists.
Olive Hill Elementary will be hosting it's annual Open House on
Friday, August 1st from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
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.
Free hot dogs and school supplies will be distributed at the Olive
Hill Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, August 2nd from 4pm until
The annual Route 60 Yard Sale is set
for Fri and Sat, Aug 1 and 2 on US 60 from Rowan to
Boyd Co. line.
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.
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager