Meeting in it's second session of the month, the
Carter Co. Fiscal Court approved a request of Circuit Clerk Larry
Thompson to hire a custodian for the Justice Center, with the
$33,000 annual salary and benefits to be paid by the state. The
Court also heard a report by the county road foreman that the
trucks and equipment are ready for winter weather work. Judge
Exec. Mike Malone informed the court that the state will pay the
county $90,000 less this year for road work due to a loss of
gasoline tax money earlier this month. That figure, along with a
payment for a loan to repair roads from last winter will mean
$300,000 less to spend on roads this year. The court also tabbed a
plan to use fuel cards for the road, sheriff's, and jail
departments. A lengthy agenda was handled.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council approved the
second reading of an amended ordinance that establishes and
regulates the Tourism and Convention Commission. Three members
must be named by Mayor George Steele. The vote was 4-2 with Duane
Suttles and Pearl Crum in opposition. Council also named Joann
Dunfee to succeed her husband as the director of the Grayson
Emergency Management Agency. Joann Dunfee had been the assistant
director. Roger Dunfee was named as the Carter Co. Emergency
Management director earlier in the week by Judge Exec. Mike
Malone, succeeding Tommy Thompson, who had served in the post for
many years. Council also discussed and Mayor George Steele will
check yard sale ordinances in other cities. Council indicated
there is a problem with how the sales are currently being held.
Carter County Judge-Executive Mike Malone says missing ordinance
books have been retrieved and turned over to the County Court
Clerk. Judge Malone said the books were retrieved from the
residence of former Judge Charles Wallace.
Northeast offices in Carter and surrounding counties are currently
taking applications for the LIHEAP program. Crisis Phase. Contact
the nearest office for more information. Nearly $990,000 has been
distributed in the five counties served by the program.
Kentucky State Police have identified the person killed in an
accident on the AA Highway Monday as George T. Burton, 64, of
Grayson. Burton's vehicle apparently encountered slick conditions
and crossed the centerline and collided with a tractor trailer.
Burton was pronounced dead at the scene, near the Carter-Lewis
Meeting in monthly session, The Carter Co. Board of Education
finalized refunding revenue bonds that were issued int 200t6 and
financed constrction and renovation at East Carter High School, a
move that will save about $270,000. The Board also re-elected
Bryan Greenhill as Chairman and Keela Rogers Bender as Vice Chair.
The board also discussed a major renovation project at Star
Elementary School that includes a 2,100 square foot library that
should begin in June following the end of the school year. The
board also has changed meetings to the Third Thursday at 6 pm at
the Central Office, for this year.
Property taxes are being collected at the office of Carter Co.
Sheriff. Taxes are now carry a 5% penalty through January 31st.
Northeast KY Community Action Agency is offering free assistance
to anyone interested in reviewing the health insurance options
through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. No income limits
apply to receive assistance. Call local offices for an appointment
Due to a problem with E-filing, the free tax preparation at the
Senior Citizens Center will be delayed and will not begin until
February 3rd. Sessions are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9
until 1:30 until April 15th. All ages are welcome. No farm
or business taxes are prepared.
The Carter County Extension office is taking orders for strawberry
and raspberry plants. Three varieties of strawberries are
available. Contact the Extension office for price and ordering
information at 474-6686. Payment is due with the order. Orders
will be taken until Thursday, February 19th.
A tennis organizational meeting will be held at 4:00 in room 127
at Prichard Elementary, Tuesday, February 3rd. All students and
parents with children in 4th-12th grade interested in playing for
the team should attend. Contact Coach Jeff Porter at Prichard
Elementary 474-8815 for more information.
Carter County Hospice will have several sessions in January. They
"Embracing Our Grief"-- Fridays through February 13th, 6pm-7:30pm,
at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland (2330 Pollard
"Men's Support Group"--Wednesdays at 3:30, ongoing, at Community
Hospice in Ashland (1480 Carter Ave).
"Parents Support Group"--Bi-monthly on the first and third
Tuesdays of each month at 6pm, on going, at the Community Hospice
Care Center in Ashland (2330 Pollard Road).
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter
County Courthouse in Grayson, on Monday, February 2nd 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 1-866-244-8970 to
speak to a representative.
Grayson rural Electric is offering scholarships to area high
school senior and non-traditional students. All entrants must
reside on Grayson rural electric lines. For more information you
can contact Julie Lewis at 475-2191 or 1-800-562-3532. You can
also download an application online at www.graysonrecc.com or pick
up one from the high school guidance counselor. Applications and
essays must be received by February 12, 2015.
East Carter FFA will be selling strawberries the week of March
9th. A single flat (8 qts) will be $28. Half a flat (4 qts) will
be $15. For more information you can call 474-5714 or
How to sell online: Make money using eBay, Etsy and Amazon class
will be held Saturday February 7th at 11am at Young Library at
KCU. This class is open to the public and pre-registration is
required. To sign up or for more information you can contact Heidi
Wineland at 606-474-3241.
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager