Grayson City Council, meeting in a special session, has given
approval to the first reading of an ordinance that would establish
the position and salary of the city's Alcohol Beverage Control
officer. Council also put on hold any action on a request by
Emergency Management Dir. Joanne Dunfee to allow her department to
purchase a drone that would be used to overfly emergency
situations, citing liability issues that need to be studied.
OLIVE HILL HOMECOMING, Saturday, July 4th with parade at 4
pm, Lineup at 2 pm at Olive Hill Elementary
School. Lewis Carroll, grand marshal
Theme is "Renewed Spirits for a better Future,"
Fireworks at dark. Special Freedom Festival from 10-4
at at the Depot area with music, Dunking booth,
slow bike race, eating contests, and
more. The day starts with Free Pancake
breakfast at First Christian Church 7:30-11 am.
FADE, Carter Co. Sheriff's Dept., and Grayson and Olive Hill
Police Depts. join to make several arrests June 23rd. Most were in
the Olive Hill area with some occurring in the Grayson area and
involved drug activities. More arrests could be forthcoming.
Carter Co. could possibly be upgrading it's emergency mapping
system. At a recent Fiscal Court meeting, Tommy Thompson reported
on E-911 towers and antennae. Thompson also asked for permission
to apply for a Homeland Security Grant to upgrade the county's
mapping system. The Court adopted a resolution to upgrade th
system. Additionally, Chris Perry, Manager of Carter Caves State
Park, told the court he has applied for a Homeland Security Grant
to install an emergency storm siren at the park. The Court agreed
to become a conduit through which the park can run the grant
application to secure the siren.
The Grayson City Council has approved the next fiscal year budget
at a total of $2,507,506 dollars. Council also awarded blacktop
bids, accepted an insurance program for the City and for the fire
department, and a program to advertise for garbage collection.
The School District Summer Food Service program will be sponsored
this year. With the exception of July 3rd and 23rd.
Lunch will be served at Prichard Elementary until July 24 11
to 12 noon. Olive Hill Elementary serving lunch through June
24th from 11 to noon. The District can also serve in
providing meals for breakfast , lunch or supper to area Summer
Bible School programs. Call Sheila Bradshaw at 474-9658.
The Grayson Branch of the Carter Co. Library is closed for
renovations of the second floor until September.
The Carter County Property Valuation Administrator's office will
be examining, photographing and measuring property and houses in
Eastern Carter County throughout the summer. Officials will have
identification and drive clearly marked vehicles. Questions may be
directed to the PVA Office at 474-5663.
Olive Hill will have garbage pick up on Thursday July 3rd.
KY Dept. of
Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker speaks to the Grayson Chamber of
Commerce monthly meeting.
ECMS Beginning of the School Year Blitz is July 23
from 12 to 6. All students/parents are invited to attend. This is
an opportunity to fill out all forms needed and determine bus
numbers and receive schedules.
The Commercial Bank of Grayson will host their 2nd annual
Christmas in July 5K run Saturday, July 4th at West Carter Middle
School. All proceeds will benefit Carter County Merry Christmas.
Registration begins at 8am and the run begins at 8:30am. Forms can
be picked up at any Commercial Bank location. For more
information, call Twanita Cooper at 286-4451 ext. 590.
Northeast Head Start and the Carter County Preschool Program are
actively recruiting children for the 2015-2016 school year.
Children who turn 3 or 4 years of age before August 1, 2015, are
encouraged to apply now. To apply or seek information please call
Grayson Head Start at 606-474-4602, Olive Hill Head Start at
606-286-5711, or Judy Dotson at the preschool at 606-474-2005.
A "Trip Around the World Family Fun Literacy Camp" will be held at
Grahn School Community Center July 6th-10th. Camp is for youth
ages 3-15 and their parent or caregiver. Breakfast and lunch will
be provided each day. Hours for camp at 8:30 am-12:30 pm. All
activities are provided free of charge. Please call 286-0177
Monday-Friday between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm to register for
OHHS and the Shoppes on the Hill are sponsoring Christmas in July
in the auditorium on July 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm and July 4th 10
am to 3 pm. Vendors are welcome to sell their gift items for 25
dollar set up. Call 316-0385 or 776-5181.
The July meeting of the Heritage Elementary School-Based Decision
Making council has been rescheduled for July 15th at 9 am.
Carter County 4-H will be hosting their annual Craft Day Camp on
July 9 from 9 am to 3pm in the Carter County Cooperative Extension
Education Building. The registration fee of $10 for Craft Camp is
due by July 1 and will cover the cost of a t-shirt and lunch.
Participants, ages 9-14, will have the opportunity to make a rag
rug, design a T-shirt, and create a tie-dye sun catcher. For more
information, contact Rebecca Konopka or Shannon Coleman at
The Carter County LEGO Wizards will be hosting two day camps in
the month of July at the Extension Education Building. The first
event is the LEGO Day Camp, which will be held July 27-28 from 4
pm to 8 pm. Participants, ages 9-14, will get to show their
creativity through the design and use of LEGO building blocks. The
second event hosted by the LEGO Wizards is a Robotics Day Camp
that will take place from 4 pm to 8pm on July 30-31. This camp
will focus on the use of computer programming to control a robot.
Dinner will be provided for both camps. The registration fee of
$10 per camp is due by July 1st. For more information, contact
Rebecca Konopka or Shannon Coleman at 606-474-6686.
Community Hospice offers weekly support groups at their locations
in Ashland and throughout the Northeast Kentucky area. Information
on times and locations is available by calling 1-800-926-6184.
The Oldtown Volunteer Fire Dept. will be having a song fest Friday
July 3rd. Country cooking is available at $6 a plate and includes
drink and dessert. Food will be served at 6pm and music starts at
Rowan County Caring & Sharing Alzheimer's Support Group
meeting will be held Monday July 6th at 6 p.m. at the Center for
Health Education & Research. Loved ones and/or caregivers of
someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder are invited
to attend an informal support group. For more information, contact
Mary Horsley at 606-783-6476.
Special Olympics sign up July 4th from 3-5:30pm at Old Bluegrass
Gas Station Parking Lot in Olive Hill. Also on July 11th from
9am-12noon at the merchant lot beside the new Horton & Brown
Pharmacy in Grayson. Please come see us and sign up to volunteer,
or sign a family member up to be an athlete!
West Carter Lady Comets Basketball Camp will be held July
13th-15th at West Carter High School, one session only for grades
P-8, from 9am-12noon. Campers will receive personal instruction,
camp t-shirt, trophies and prizes. Camp price is $40.00 per
person. For more information, call Bart Stevens at 606-286-2481 or
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter
County Courthouse in Grayson, on Monday, July 6th 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 toll free 1-866-244-8970 to speak
with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.
Louisa, KY will hold a July 4th celebration in their city park.
Parade starts at 1 pm and music starts at 2 pm. Music includes
Larry Cordle & L.S.T, Hammertowne, Tommy Webb Band, 5 For The
Gospel, The Kevin Prater Band, Robin Tackett and Midnight Storm,
and Steel River Road. Fireworks begin at 10 pm. Anyone attending
is requested to being their own lawn chairs.
Grayson Little League will hold a Golf Scramble July 18th at
Grayson Lake Hidden Cove Golf Course. Registration is at 7:30am,
tee time is 8:30am. Cost is $240 per team. $1st place prize is
$400. Cash prizes and cookout after the tournament. Call 316-1499
for more information.
A free Ladies Night Out event will be sponsored by the Carter
County Extension Homemakers on July 23 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the
Carter County Extension Education Center. A light dinner will be
served. Presentations on hair care, physical activity, dressing
for your body type, and self-defense will be shown. There will be
a style show presented by Wilma's Dress Shop, door prized, and
more! Deadline to register is July 17th. To register call 474-6686
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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