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The Grayson-Olive Hill Chamber and Carter Co. Broadcasting will sponsor Candidate Forums in October for the local races in the November election.  These will be in the evening from 5:30 - 6 pm  ON WGOH, WUGO, ON-LINE AND TV 14.  The schedule is as follows:   Oct 13 State Senate;  Oct 14 State Representative, Oct 15 District Judge;  Oct 16 County Attorney;  Oct 20 Judge Executive  Oct 21  County Jailer;  Oct 22 County Sheriff;  Oct 27 Grayson mayor;   Oct 28 Olive Hill Mayor.

Employees of the Little Sandy District Health Department have appealed to the Carter County Fiscal Court to provide more office space for the Department.
The Health Department occupies the first floor of the Courthouse, with that space expanded after clinics in Grayson and Olive Hill were closed.  Judge-Executive Charles Wallace says he intends to work on getting the Olive Hill clinic re-opened. The matter of Health Department space was discussed in Tuesday抯 Fiscal Court meeting.

A former Carter County bailiff, Earl E. Buckler, has been named in a federal lawsuit by a woman who was In custody. Michael Ann Porter alleges she was sexually assaulted while being transported by Buckler between the Carter County Detention Center and the Carter County Justice Center.  Also named in the suit  due to their official capacity were Sheriff Casey Brammell, the Sheriff抯 office, Carter County, and Judge Executive Charles Wallace.

Kentucky State Police at Ashland Post 14 have said that an eleven-year-old female juvenile, alleged to be responsible for creating a ficticious social media account that closed Greenup Schools, has been charged with terroristic threatening, First Degree. Police said the posting included threats of bombing and shooting.  No specific schools were named in the threat.  Terroristic threatening is a Class C Felony and is punishable by imprisonment not less than five years nor more than ten years.

Meeting in monthly session, the Olive Hill City Council set it's property tax rate at .239 cents per $100 property valuation. Council has held the first reading of the rate ordinance. Council also tabled action on a contract for employee uniforms, rugs and supplies, and gave approval to West Carter Middle School and Tygart Creek Elementary School for use of city streets for 5-K runs.

Carter County Fiscal Court has set the following tax rates: .440 real estate and .0643 for tangible properties for the County Extension Office; .040 for both real estate and tangible property for the Health Dept.; and .073 for real estate and .086 for personal property for county tax rates. Rates are the same as last year.

Funtoberfest in Grayson is scheduled for October 4th. Deadline for chili cookoff teams to register is Oct. 2nd. Call 474-4401 for more information.

Carter Co. Fiscal Court has been granted $215,500 the KY Transportation Cabinet's Dept. of Rural and Municipal Aid for repairs of roads in the county. Roads to be affected are Dry Fork, Aden Road, Fultz, Square Lick, Cory Road, Steward Branch, Everman's Creek, and Bourbon Hollow.

Carter Co. Board of Education has approved a property tax rate of 46.5 cents per $100 property valuation, the same rate as in past years. The Board also approved the 2015 final working budget of about $49.1 million dollars, slightly more than last year. 
 
Grayson City Council has voted to keep alcohol package sales in Grayson Monday through Saturday only, voting no to the idea of Sunday sales.

Laugh and Learn playdates are scheduled from 10am until 2pm the second Thursday of each month for children ages up to five years old. For more information contact the Extension office at 474-6686.
  

A caregiver support group meeting will be held the second Tuesday of each month at the Grahn Community Center from 2pm until 3pm. For more information contact Teresa Rayburn at FIVCO at 606-929-1366.


Little Sandy District Health Dept is offering FREE vaccine.  Tdap, Hep B and HPV.  These vaccines are for ages 19 and over.  For more information contact Carter Health Dept at 474-5109 or Elliott Co Health Dept 738-5205.

On September 20-22, the Friends of the Carter County Public Library will host its annual Fall Book Sale at the Grayson Art Gallery on Carol Malone Boulevard. Books, DVDs, CDs, and LPs for sale at the event cost from 25 cents to $5.00. The sale will run from 9am-5pm on the 20th, 1pm-5pm on the 21st, and 9am-3pm on the 22nd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Fall Mums for sale at West Carter High School Greenhouse. The sale is going on Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm. Call 606-286-2481 for more information. Price is $6 each, colors are yellow, red, white, orange/bronze, and pink/lavender.

Hopes And Dreams Fun Horse Show will be Sat. Sept 27th at 1pm at the Shrine Show Grounds in Olive Hill. 23 classes. Special needs and beginner class will have horses and spotters provided. For more info call 315-0907.

The Nick Yancy Nischan Foundation will be hosting the 4th Annual Funtoberfest 5K Memory Walk/Run on Saturday, October 4th, at 8am. The race will begin at First Church of Christ. Proceeds from the race will be used to benefit Relay for Life, the Carter County Community Fund, Foundation for the Tri-State Community, and the Nick Yancy Nischan Foundation. Registration forms are available at First Church of Christ and must be turned in to Betsy Fannin at Family Vision Health Center or Julie Lewis at Grayson RECC by Monday, September 29th, or mail it to PO Box 485 in Grayson, KY, 41143.

The Prichard Elementary Fall Festival will be held Friday, September 26th from 5:30-7:30. There will be a silent auction, lots of food, games, prizes and fun. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a Bluegrass Music Show at The Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center on Saturday September 27th featuring Hammertowne.  Show begins at 7pm. Admission  is $8.
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