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News Meeting in regular session, the Carter County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of two ordinances that would repeal ordinances passed in 2012 establishing a Northeast Regional Jail and creating an agreement with the Boyd County Fiscal Court joining the two counties in the Regional Jail operation. The Court is required to hold a second reading of the ordinances and have a final vote. The action to establish the Regional Jail was a controversial matter over a number of months with the public discussion dieing down when the matter became involved in the courts.  Today's vote showed 4 Magistrates in favor of dropping the Regional Jail concept. Those votes involved Magistrate Mary Ellen Greenhill, Brandon Burton, Brad Brammell and Clarence Fankell. Magistrate Clifford Roe was absent due to a surgical procedure. The Court approved fiscal matters for the month and went into a closed session to discuss personnel and litigation. Judge Executive Wallace presented a letter dated August 6th, 2014 expressing the Court's intent to withdraw from the agreement.

Paul Richards has been chosen as Olive Hill Fire Chief.  Wes Gillum had resigned the post.  Chad Manning was named as Assistant chief.

The Carter Co. Fiscal Court has announced Dumpsters provided for Clean Up. on this schedule,  Each day open 9 am to 7 pm     Aug 26 -Hitchins Brickyard;  Augs 28- /
Carter /Burge Trucking lot.   Sept 2-  Pleasant Hill Old Store,  Sept 4- Lawton-Soldier, Mushroom Road Mine   Sept 9th-  Rush at Norton Branch Fire Dept.;  Sept 11- Grahn Clay Dump Rt 182   Sept 13-  Grayson County Maintenance Garage,  Sept 20-  Olive Hill County Maintenance Garage.     No batteries, tires, paint, hazardous material or ordinary household garbage accepted. 

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Grayson's Walking Track in East Grayson the GET WALKING CARTER CO. CONTEST IS UNDERWAY, CONTACT EXTENSION OFFICE.

Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council heard the first reading of an amended alcohol sale ordinance pertaining to Sunday sales. Council delayed the first reading of an ordinance that would control the use of fireworks. In other matters, Council accepted the Tourism and Convention Commission's annual budget of $68,720...toured the Emergency Management Command Center, and heard departmental reports. Council also heard from ABC officer that any job description that would be drawn for ABC purposes would be questionable due to changes that are about to be made by the State in ABC operations.

Board of Education member Chris Patrick has announced his resignation.  The State will be advised and given a list of people interested in filling out the term. 

Election filings for Local Races in Nov 4 Election:
Grayson Mayor;  George Steele and Aaron Allen.   Council:   Incumbents-  Duane Suttles, Pam Nash, Terry Stamper, Juanita Kennedy, Pearl Crum, and Jack Harper, and  Philip Cooper and Sudy Walker.
Olive Hill Mayor;  Kenny Fankell,   Jim Short     Council;   Allen Stapleton, Justini Dixon, Enoch Hicks,  Kyle Matt Kiser,  Kristen Evans, Randall Tackett, Jerry Callihan.   Board of Education;  District 2   Brian Greenhill    District 3   Lisa Ramey and Ricky Sparks,   District 5   Kirk Wilburn.

Carter Co. Fiscal Court has applied for $300,00 in emergency road aid. The State says they will pay 80% of the amount, according to meeting minutes. Court has also approved the first reading of an ordinance allowing the county to apply for a loan to resurface county roads due to last year's winter.

Claiming the conversion is the most cost effective way to meet for Kentucky Power Company to meet it's power generation needs and to preserve a viable generating plant operating in Kentucky, the Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a plan affecting the company's Big Sandy Plant at Louisa, enabling Kentucky Power to convert the smaller of it's two coal fired units to run on natural gas. Kentucky Power plans to close the older, larger unit by June of 2015. Area legislative leaders had asked Kentucky Power to change it's mind on the conversion to protect area coal related jobs.

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. 
 
  KCU opens fall semester with registration

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.

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.


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.

33rd Annual Old Time Machinery and Antique Association show will be held Sept. 12th and 13th at the group's showgrounds south of Grayson. Volunteers are needed to help out. Call 474-8189 for more information.

The Carter County Shrine Club Annual Car Show will be held Sept. 13th from 5pm until 9pm at the showgrounds on US 60 in Olive Hill.

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.

East Carter High School SBDM meeting will be held August 21st at 4:30pm in the school library. Parents or community members are welcome to attend


Carter City Elementary School will hold their Fall Carnival Friday, Sept. 5th from 6pm until 8pm. Auctions, cake walks, games, concessions and more. Everyone is invited.  

Webbville Vol. Fire Department 2nd Annual ATV-Off Road Poker Run will be Sept. 20th. Registration at 9am. Ride begins at 10am. Pre-register by Sept. 20th for $10 per rider, $5 additional rider. Call 606-652-9437 for more information.

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.


Benchmark Family Services is taking applications for foster parenting. Foster parents will have unmatched level of training, support, and financial reimbursement. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, call 606-783-0268.

King's Daughters Maternal Child Health will host a community event, Milk and Cookies with Mom, from 10am-2pm Saturday, August 23rd at the Ashland Town and Center mall. The event is free and no registration is required. For more information, call Cindy Derifield at 606-408-2244.

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.

The Carter City Elementary SBDM meeting for August 21st has been rescheduled for August 28th at 4pm.

Saturday, August 23, "Ride 4 Autism 2014" will be held, starting and ending at Callihan's Pub and Grill at Tri-State Kyova Mall in Ashland. Registration begins at 9am, kickstands up at 11:30. All proceeds will benefit Pathways to Bright Futures Foundations efforts to expand autism services. The ride will wrap up with live music from Mad Dog Mean, car Cruise-In, great food, and drinks. Prices are $25 for single, $35 for double.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter Co Courthouse on September 2nd from 9am to Noon.  For further information call 866-244-8970.

Elliott Co Extension Service will be accepting "open class" fair entries to be judged for Food Preservation, Home Furnishings, Cultural Arts and Agriculture on August 26 between 1pm and 7pm and on August 27 from 9am to Noon in the old gym at Elliott Co High School.

Carter County Farm Bureau will hold its Annual Election of Officers and Directors Thursday, September 11th, at 6pm in the Farm Bureau meeting room located at 127 S. Hord Street, Grayson.
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