The Carter Co. Fiscal Court and Grayson and Olive Hill Chambers of
Commerce will present a "State of the County" address and dinner
at the Carter Caves Lodge on March 30th. Meet and greet will begin
at 6pm, with dinner to begin at 7pm. Reservations must be made by
March 1st. Cost is $30 with checks payable to the Grayson or Olive
Hill Chamber of Commerce, who are co-sponsoring the event. Call
474-4401 for more information.
A crowd of nearly 200 gathered Monday night in the Circuit
Courtroom to discuss the possibility of a medical waste disposal
facility locating in the Iron Hill area of Carter Co. Operators of
the facility, county officials, and a large group of residents
addressed the gathering, voicing concerns and information about
the operation. County Judge Exec. Mike Malone says that the Court
will hold a vote on whether or not to allow the facility to locate
in the County, and if the vote is approved, and the state issues a
permit, the the matter will be settled. If the vote is against,
the state will not issue a permit for operation.
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council authorized
City Attorney Reid Glass to prepare an ordinance that could be
used for the Council to approve a restaurant tax, however, Council
has not discussed or approved a tax that would be used to finance
a sports complex and park on East Main Street. A two phase
construction project could total $4,100,000. Council also might
consider putting city information such as meeting minutes,
ordinances, and other matters online. The matter of closing the
Main St. entrance to Park Street is still under discussion.
In an effort to accept the public's financial help to up-date and
maintain equipment, the Grayson Fire Department is providing a
program that allows families to have a free portrait taken for the
contribution of $20 or more. Appointments would be made for the
photo session. Fire Chief Greg Felty says a number of individuals
have been authorized to make door-to-door canvassing to determine
the public's interest in helping the Fire Department. Those
individuals will have Department identification. Questions can be
answered by calling 474-5444.
Carter Co. Health Dept. has announced that the Harm Reduction
Needle Exchange Program will be available five days a week at the
Department Headquarters at the Courthouse from 8am until 3pm. The
operation will be private and separate from the clinic. More
information is available by calling the Health Dept. at 474-6685.
Carter Caves State Resort Park will present a weekend of outdoor
adventure with its eighth annual Winter Adventure Weekend Jan.
26th-29th. Guests can enjoy hiking, paddling trips, recreational
tree climbing, cave tours, winter survival, rappelling, ice
climbing, a zip line and more. Nonrefundable fee is $40.00 for
18+, 13-17 is $30, and children 6-12 are $20. Participants must be
at least 6 years old. Call the park for more information at
Northeast Kentucky Comm. Outreach has announced the Crisis Phase
of the LIHEAP program is now taking applications.
Carter Co. Tax bills now carry a 5% penalty until Jan. 31st.
Grayson city taxes have a 4% penalty through Jan. 31st. Olive Hill
city taxes are due at the base rate until Jan. 10th, with a 10%
penalty being added Jan. 10th through Feb. 10th.
Carter Caves is now on its winter operational schedule. For
information on services available and times, call the park at
Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce Memory Days 2017 Committee is now
accepting entries for the theme for the May celebration. Entries
must be 6 words or less. Send entries by Feb. 2nd to PO Box 612 in
City Council views plans for a sports complex and recreation
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the First Church of Christ in
Grayson January 23rd from 1pm until 6pm. All types of blood are
Elliot Co. Cooperative Extension Office will be accepting plant
orders through March 3rd. Plants will arrive in early April. To
place an order, contact the Office Mon-Fri from 8am-4:30pm or call
Northeast Head Start and the Carter Co. Preschool Program are
actively recruiting children for the 2017-18 school year. Children
who turn 3 or 4 before August 1st, 2017 are encouraged to apply on
Friday, Jan. 27th from 9am-3pm at the Grayson and Olive Hill Head
Start Centers. All applications are placed according to federal
and state guidelines. Call 474-4602 in Grayson or 286-5711 in
Olive Hill for more information.
A public forum regarding Health and Nutrition in the Schools will
be held during the Jan. 19th meeting of the Carter Co. Board of
Education. The meeting starts at 6pm at 228 S. Carol Malone Blvd.
In an effort to up-date and
maintain equipment, the Hitchins Volunteer Fire Department
is providing a program that allows families to have a free
portrait taken for the contribution of $20 or more. Fire Chief
Greg Shaffer says a number of individuals have been authorized
to go door-to-door for the purpose of collecting funds. Those
individuals will have Department identification. Questions can
be answered by calling 474-5753.
Carter Christian Academy will be offering a FREE Flu Clinic Jan.
20th from 11:30am-4:30pm. All shots are free and available to
anyone in the community. Questions, call 475-1919.
FREE Flu Clinic will be held Jan. 20th at Pleasant Valley
Tabernacle in Olive Hill from 5pm-8pm, and again Jan. 21st at
the Shoppes on the Hill in Olive Hill from 11am-2pm. Call
606-483-6021 for more information.
Free tax filing under sponsorship from AARP will be offered from
9am-1:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning on Jan.
31st at the Senior Citizen's Center in Grayson. Patrons need to
bring last year's return and have picture identification and
proof of Social Security.
Heritage Elementary SBDM will meet in a special closed session
at 3:15pm Jan. 18th to discuss the hiring of personnel.