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News The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Grayson Memory Days opening ceremonies location has been changed to Second and Pomeroy on the Commercial Bank parking lot. The ceremony will be held at 5 pm on Friday, May 25. The Chamber's program has been submitted to the printer with activities scheduled to open on Friday rather than Thursday with activities will continuing Saturday and Sunday. The Memory Days parade will begin at 3 pm on Main Street. Grand Marshals will be representatives of several Grayson businesses and institutions.  This year's Memory Days chairperson is Larena Dickerson, phone 316-3111.

A total of 25 cases of Hepetitis A have been reported to the health department in Carter County. Health department nurse Rita Sexton says that the department is giving hepatitis-A vaccinations which are available on a  walk-in basis throughout the workday to people who are underinsured or uninsured. Sexton says people who are in contact with those who have been diagnosed with hepatitis-A should be among those receiving the vaccination.

The annual Prichard High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 26, at the Grayson First Baptist Church Ministry Center at Landsdowne and Main Street. Dinner will be at 6 pm with registration beginning at 5 o'clock.  Meal tickets are $16 for an early purchase and $25 at the door. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 18, by contacting Nancy Jane Fankell at 1690 East Midland Trail, Grayson, phone 474-5812.

Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center proudly presents the bluegrass band "SOUTHRIDGE" at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 26th. This is the final show for the spring series. Those delicious hot dogs will be on the menu for your eating pleasure. Located on KY Hwy 3295, near Grayson Lake. For more info call 474-2920.

Meeting in monthly session the Grayson City Council finalized increasing its contribution to the Carter County Public Library Branches, increasing its donation from $18,000 to $25,000 over a two-year period. Council also continued to work on its insurance program with a special concern about individual coverage. Council took no action on a responsible bidder ordinance and heard reports by the heads of various departments. Council approved the purchase of finger-printing kits and an incinerator to destroy unneeded evidence as per a police department request. The council continues to consider the purchase of body cameras for the police department. The council voted to accept a report by Bell Engineers concerning a water drainage project on Rupert Lane and authorized Mayor George Steele to seek funding for the half million dollar project. The city's personnel policy manual was reviewed and accepted.

The Carter County Board of Education made an amendment to the current school calendar to make up the day missed on March 30, 2018. The last day of school for students will be Monday, June 4. The Carter County School District has also announced that there will be a change in this year's graduation exercises at East and West Carter High schools.Both graduation programs will be held on the same day instead of following the usual two-day schedule. The ceremonies will be held on Saturday, June 2nd.  West Carter's graduation will be at 10:00 am and East Carter's will be at 1:00 pm.  Again, both graduation exercises will be held on Saturday, June 2nd. School will not be in session May 22, for primary election day, and May 28 for Memorial Day.

The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that registration is now open for the Memory Days parade line-up. Memory Days opening ceremony will be Friday, May 25th at the Commercial Bank parking lot, parade will be Saturday, May 26th at 3pm. To register for the parade and for more information, call the chamber office at 474-4401 or Larena Dickerson at 606 316 3111.

The 4th Annual Carter County Autism 5K Walk will be Saturday, May 19th from 11am until 1pm at the Grayson Walking Trail. Registration starts at 10:00am and is $20 per person.

Carter County Recreation Alliance is working on a special program to be held this summer at  the Grayson walking track park. Members have decided to have Inflation Station set up the program every Tuesday beginning June 12 through August 7 from 11 am to 4 pm, weather permitting. Parents or guardians must be present. Other matters are still in the planning stage. Members have also decided to have a movie night on June 1, July 6, and August 3, that would include inflatables and a concession stand. Hours would be 5 to 8:30 pm with a movie at 9 pm. The alliance has scheduled a meeting on Friday, May 18, at noon at the Hog Trough. The alliance will have complete details with what is being called their "Summer Splash and Movie Fundraiser."

Children 3 or 4 years of age are now being recruited for the 2018-2019 school year by NORTHEAST HEAD START. All applications are processed according to Federal and State guidelines. Children who do not qualify for Head Start are referred to the Carter County School District. Parent needs to bring the child's birth certificate, KY immunization certificate, social security card and a proof of income. Super Recruitment Day will be held on Friday, May 25th from (:00am to 3:00pm at the following locations; Olive Hill Head Start, Grayson Head Start and Gregoryville Heads Start. For more information, call David Braun at 606-286-4443.

The Grahn School Community Center will have a Hot Dog sale each Friday from 11am until 3pm. Hot dogs with sides and desserts will be available and everyone is welcome.

West Carter High School Future Farmers of America plant sales will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on May 19th. Sales will be made at West Carter's FFA agriculture department. Call 286-2481 and contact Paul O'Daniel.

The next "Cooking Through The Calendar" will be held Friday, May 25th at the Carter County Extension Ed Center at 12 noon; Turkey Meatball Wraps is what is on the menu. Space is limited so call 474-6686 to reserve your spot.

The Northeast Community Action Agency has resumed its weekly job club meetings which are held at 10 am each Thursday with an orientation for new members at 9:30. Sessions are held at the Job Career Center located at 1103-A on Ky. 7 south in Grayson. Those attending are offered several procedures that help in seeking employment; in addition, participants may meet with prospective employers. Career Center director, Connie Offill, says there is also a program designed to help youth ages 18 to 24 seek-work programs. More information on the center's operation is available by calling 474-2412.

The next Learn and Laugh Playdate will be Friday, June 6th. Theme is Outdoor Play and sun protection info will be discussed. Everyone needs to bring sunscreen, change of clothes/bathing suit and a towel.

Kentucky State Parks has announced that all golfers can get a 20% discount of the normal rate off all Kentucky State Park golf courses on Monday - Thursday from now until May 24th.

The Paramount Players will hold auditions for "Legally Blonde The Musical" on Tuesday, May 29th  and Wednesday, May 30th at 6:00pm at the Paramount Arts Center. Auditions are open to ages 14- adult. Those auditioning will nedd to attend both nights of auditions. Tuesday night will consist of singing and Wednesday will be learning a movement combination and reading from the script.

Used Book Sale,  2nd Floor of the Carter County Public Library on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

Grayson Fire Department will hold its first "Fire & Smoke Cruise In" on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00am. Pre-Registration fee is $25.00 and ends June 16th. Proceeds will go toward the expansion of the Community Christmas Light show. Contact  Matt Jones at mattjones@graysonfire.com  or message the Facebook fundraising page- Grayson Fire Department Fundraising.

A family history workshop is being scheduled from noon until 3:00 pm on Saturdays at the Grayson Branch of the Carter County Public Library.  Participants can look at ancestral and family history.  Free research software and guidance will be available.

Members of Carter County Farm Bureau hopes every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders. Your involvement will make a difference in the process. Carter County Farm Bureau urges you to make an impact by voting in the May 22nd Primary!

Grayson Heart of the Parks Tennis Classic Tournament to benefit the East Carter Tennis Team will be held Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3 at the East Carter Middle School tennis courts. Adults and children of all ages and playing abilities are encouraged to participate. All participants will receive their choice of a free shirt, visor, cap or other great tennis gear. Cost for entry is $20 or $17 for singles plus a new can of tennis balls, $30 or $27 per doubles team plus a new can of tennis balls. Trophies will be awarded to the finalists. Discounts are given to Appalachian Tennis Series members. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, May 31 at 3pm. Contact Jeff Porter by text or call 606-316-7215 or email jeff.porter@carter.kyschools.us for more information.
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