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News Meeting in regular session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court heard the first reading of an ordinance that establishes the Carter Co. E911 inter-local cooperative agreement that brings together the County along with the cities of Grayson and Olive Hill to improve communications involving first responders and law enforcement. The agreement has been signed by County officials and the mayors of both cities. A second reading will be held. The Court also will use a FIVCO grant to pay for plumbing work at the Courthouse and will sell some surplus furniture.

Meeting in special session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court heard a motion by Magistrate Nick Barker to enter into negotiations with John Lands and Taylor Duncan about serving as County Flood Plain Coordinators. The motion was seconded and a vote was unanimous. The Court also voted unanimously to approach Boyd County about joining into Carter County's Emergency Managment operations. Council also voted to run an ad in the paper for an E911 Director. The Court discussed employee issues but no conclusion was reached. An exectuive session was also held.

Grayson City Council met recently and made amendments to the city's payroll tax ordinance. Council also approved moving $14,000 from one area of the budget to another area to help cover the $16,000 cost of a water project along Town Branch. Council also approved renaming River Road as Dr. Rodney T. Gross Way in honor of the late veterinarian and civic leader.

Work along Carol Malone Blvd. to relocate utility lines is said to be about 45% complete, according to Utility Supt. Gerald Haney. The work is being done to allow the construction of a fifth lane from the entrance of KCU south to the Little Sandy River Bridge.

The Grayson Chamber Memory Days Committee has announced the Memory Days Theme Contest is underway. Six words or less with up to five entries per person. For more information call the Chamber office at 474-4401 or mail entries to PO Box 612 in Grayson. Include name and phone number on entry. Deadline is Jan. 16th. The Memory Days Committee will meet on Jan. 17th at Johnny's Pizza.

Carter Co. tax bills now carry a five percent penalty through January 31st. As of February 1st, a 10% will be in effect and a 10% sheriff's add-on fee.

Grayson Gallery and Art Center will hold their Final Friday on January 25th.

The Miss Grayson Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held February 25th at East Carter Middle School. Pageant committee members are currently recruiting young ladies ages 17 to 25 years old, entry deadline is Sunday, February 18th. Anyone interested, or needing more information, please send inquiries to missgraysonpageant@gmail.com.

The Rattlesnake Ridge Community Club will be having their monthly meeting Tuesday January 16th at 7:00pm at the community center.  All neighbors and friends are invited to attend.  Upcoming music shows and plans for spring events will be discussed.

Carter Co. Extension Office will be taking orders for apple and pear rootstock until Feb. 2nd. Price is $1 for apple or pear. Call to play your order at 474-6686.

Carter County Farm Bureau announces the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship program is underway. Students can complete the application by downloading it at kyfb.com/scholarships and return the requested material to KFB postmarked by February 28th. Scholarship applications can also be picked up at the local office located at 127 S. Hord Street. 

Olive Hill City Council, meeting in monthly session, updated grant appropriations and authorized adviser Bryant Kirby to administer grant funds with the city's technical assistance program. Council also heard an update concerning electricity finances from AEP. Council also heard departmental reports.

Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Bridal Expo Feb. 25th at the KYOVA Mall Food Court. Vendors are needed and can apply by calling 474-4401. Deadline is Feb. 12th.


Carter Caves Winter Adventure Weekend will be January 25th-28th. Participants can select from a list of trips that range from beginner to advanced skill levels. The minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Call the park for more details or visit the webpage here.

Carter County will be supplying dumpsters, monthly, in Grayson and in Olive Hill at both cities' county maintenance garages. Grayson's dumpster day is the LAST Friday of the month and Olive Hill's will be the FIRST Monday of the month.Times will be from 8:30am till 3:30pm and will continue until further notice. Vehicles must have a Carter County License or you must show a driver's license with a Carter County address. Items not permitted include, but not limited to: Tires, Liquids, Paint, Batteries, Toxic Materials etc...If you have questions, call 606-475-3351.

The number of children coming into foster care is growing and so is the need for foster parents. If you are single or married and have room in your heart and home contact The Cabinet For Health and Family Service about fostering or adopting 606-920-3130 ex. 201.

Calvary Episcopal Church will hold its first Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Friday, January 19th. Cost is $45.00 per person, includes meal and the interactive performance of "Music, Murder and Mayhem". Tickets must be purchased in advance, call Melissa at 606-325-2328 to reserve your spot or for more information.
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