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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 21  County Jailer;  Oct 22 County Sheriff;  Oct 27 Grayson mayor;   Oct 28 Olive Hill Mayor.

The Grayson Utility Commission, Mayor George Steele and Carter Co Judge Executive Charles Wallace say they recently learned that after work has been underway since 2005 on preliminaries, they'll have to wait a little longer on a project that would add a fifth lane to the south end of Carol Malone Blvd.  Money for the construction was re-allocated two years ago and no longer exists.

  Judge-Executive Charles Wallace and Mayor George Steele sign deed to 34 acre public park property

The absentee voting machine is now available from 8:30am to 4pm at the Court Clerks office.

The annual Reality Store will be held Wednesday at East Middle School, with 4-H director Rebecca Konopka saying the East and West 8th graders will participate in an introduction to adult choices and life. Volunteers are sought  8 to 1 :15 pm.

Collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17th thru the 24th. Drop off your filled shoebox at the First Baptist Church youth building on Main St. in Grayson from 9am until 4pm Mon-Sat, noon until 4pm on Sunday and 8am until 10am on Monday.

Northeast Comm. Action Agency has moved to it's new headquarters in the former Upper Tygart Elementary School. Applications for the LIHEAP program will be taken beginning Nov. 3rd. Northeast Community Action Agency is asking for vendors for this year's LIHEAP program. Vendors of wood, coal, heating oil and kerosene can contact the agency at 286-4446 for information.

Senator Mitch McConnell addressed a crowd at Kentucky Christian University student life center and talked about the Democratic war on coal, the Obama jobless economic recovery and how if Republicans can take control of the Senate and he becomes Majority Leader again, that they can take the country in a different direction. Thomas Massie, Fourth District Congressman also spoke about 300 bills passed in the House that are sitting on Senator Harry Reid's desk in the Senate waiting to be passed.

The Olive Hill City Council has set the date and time for this year's Halloween Trick or Treat as October 30th from 5:30 to 8pm
Grayson Trick or Treat will be Thursday Oct 30th   6-8 pm.

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.

Carter County Farm Bureau announces the 2014 Florida Citrus fruit program. A complete price list can be picked up at the farm bureau office located at 127 S. Hord St. Order will be taken until October 24th. No late orders will be accepted. Fruit will be delivered the second or third week of December.

Carter Caves will host a Haunted Trail Walk October 24th. Admission is $8.00 per person. Concessions will be available at the beginning of the trail. The trail is not recommended for young children, and is considered one of the best haunted attractions in the region. Transportation to and from the trailhead will be provided by the park. Ticket sales 7:30-10pm on the night of the Trail Walk at Carter Caves public pool. Call 606-286-4411.

Carter Caves 11th Annual Halloween Campout Celebration will be held October 24th-25th. There will be site-to-site trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, spooky mini-golf and a campsite decoration contest. Call 606-286-4411.

There will be a Bluegrass Music Show at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center on Saturday Oct. 18th featuring John Lewis Band. Admission is $8. Show begins at 7pm.

Carter Caves State Resort Park will have a 'Spooktacular' Cave-in Movie on October 25th. Movie will be in Cascade Cave and is a family-friendly spooky flick! Movie title to be announced. The price is $5 per person at the door, and seating is not provided so bring your own chairs. Popcorn and drink concessions will be available at the cave on a cash-only basis. Showtime is 8:30pm. Tickets are sold at Cascade Cave. Call 606-286-4411.

Halloween Football 5K will be held October 25th at East Carter Middle School. Early registration is $15, and receive a free t-shirt if registered by October 20th. Late registration is $20.00. Race check in time is 8am at the school. Make checks/money orders payable to: football parents.

Carter Christian Academy will be having their first annual FREE trunk or treat event on Oct. 30th, from 6-8pm in their school parking lot in Hitchins. Call 475-1919 if you have any questions.

Christmas Pictures will be taken November 15th at the Elliottville Fire Department for $20. Package includes 1 8x10, 3 5x7, and 4 wallets. Pictures will be taken from 10am-6pm, and to make an appointment, please call Vivian Wagoner at 606-784-8585.

Benefit for Peggy Wilburn will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 12noon-5pm at Carter City Elem. School. A special sing and auctions will be held, with Smith Creek Boys, Hall Family, Simple Born Again and Gray Family.

The American Legion Post 138 in Olive Hill will be having their annual Veterans Day dinner on Sunday November 9th  at 1pm. The dinner is free and will be at the Olive Hill Elementary school cafeteria. Commander Harry Justice would like to invite all veterans and their families out to share stories and fellowship. This is open to the public as well. Please come out and support our Veterans.

Third Annual Fire House Fright Night Haunted House will be held Oct. 24th and 25th and Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st on Railroad St. behind the Commercial Bank in Olive Hill. Admission is $8. Everyone is invited.

East Carter High schools Army JROTC program is hosting a Veterans Day event in the gym on November the 12th from 10am until 11am. All veterans are welcome from all branches. Veterans from all branches will be recognized. Please invite any veterans you know and family of veterans are welcomed as well. There will also be a veteran抯 breakfast at 9 AM that is free of charge. For more information call 474-0294.

AARF is hosting it's annual Howl-iday Auction Saturday Nov. 15th at 6pm at the Ashland Transportation Building. Dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse. Entertainment, dinner and auction. Tickets are a $10 donation and can be purchased at the Ashland Animal Clinic. Call 606-922-5157 for more information. Donations are tax deductible.

ECHS French Society will hold the annual French Fest Oct. 25th to experience french culture with food, and performances. This is the 20th anniversary of the event so former students are invited to attend. For more information go to www.eastcarterfrench.com

A veterans field representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse Monday, Nov. 3rd from 9am until noon to assist veterans and their dependents with filing for benefits due from military service.

Community Hospice will hold a grief based program "Coping with the Holidays" Nov. 6th from 6pm until 7:30pm at their office on Carter Avenue in Ashland. Call 329-1890 to reserve your space.


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