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Meeting in special session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court took no action on a discussion of Harvey Branch. Discussions surround the possiblity of the road being taken out of the county maintenance system and it's encroachment on personal property. The Court also delayed any openings for bids for contracts. The Court also handled claims and transfers as presented and set the date for the public hearing concerning the EK Railroad Bridges for October 9th during the regular monthly meeting. A special session was also set for Sept. 25th at 10am for a work session concerning the Detention Center. An executive session was also held.

After years of planning, movement of utilities has begun in anticipation of placing a fifth/turn lane along Carol Malone Blvd. from the entrance to KCU, south to the city limits near the Post Office. Plans state that first to be moved will be natural gas lines, which is expected to take around three months. Next to be moved will be the water and sewer lines over a six month period.

Carter Caves State Park has begun to change over to end of the year schedules. Hiking trails, rock climbing and rappelling locations remain open. The campground will remain open until November 19th. Tierney's Cavern Restaurant will begin moving to a weekend schedule. Contact the park at 286-4411 for more information and schedules.

The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is now soliciting nominations for their 40th Annual Community Service Awards to be given at the annual banquet on Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Nominations are accepted for First Responder, Teacher, Business Person, Medical Professional of the Year, along with the S.U. Pratt Community Service award, R.E. Applegate Memorial Award, Keystone of Grayson award, Agriguclture and Farm Family, and Community Spark Plug award. Nominations should be submitted in writing or by E-MAIL no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2016 by Noon. Please include the nominee抯 name, address, phone number and a brief but concise summary of the reasons for the nomination.  Nominations should be mailed to GACC, P. O. Box 612 Grayson, KY 41143 or email to graysonchamber41143@windstream.net.

Grayson City Council has set Trick or Treat times for 6pm until 8pm for Tuesday, October 31st in Grayson.

Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission will be sponsoring a Scarecrow Contest. Entries need to be brought to the Tourism Cabin, Oct 4 th & 5th from 1 to 6 pm. Judging will take place on Friday and winners will be announced on Sat, Oct. 7th at the parade.

Several new events have been added to the 15th annual Funtoberfest to be held in Grayson Oct. 6th and 7th. A bicycle fun ride, baking contest, and silent auction have been added. Contact the Chamber office at 474-4401 for more information.

The fall 2017 Bluegrass Shows at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center will begin on Sat., Oct 7th at 7:00 pm and will feature the well know band Hammertown. The famous Rattlesnake Ridge hot dogs will be on the menu. Admission is $8.00 for adults and age 13 and under admitted free. The Community Center is located on St. Hwy 3295. Call Larry Jones 474-2920 for more information.

Grayson Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Funtoberfest Oct. 6th and 7th in downtown Grayson. Lots of great activities for all ages! Chili cook-off, baking contest, games, contests, music and more. For more information contact the Chamber office at 474-4401. CHILI COOK-OFF TEAMS ARE NEEDED! Entry deadline is Sept. 27th.

Funtoberfest Committee meeting will be held Sept. 28th at 11:30am at Johnny's Pizza.

Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce will hold a Harvest and Craft Fair October 21st from 11am until 4pm. Events will be held at Tygart Street and at the Depot. Sponsors and Vendors are needed. Booths are available for purchase at $10. Contact the Olive Hill Chamber office for more information.

Carter County will be supplying dumpsters, monthly, beginning September 29th in Grayson and in Olive Hill on October 2nd at both city's county maintenance garages. 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, bit not limited to: Tires, Liquids, Paint, Batteries, Toxic Materials etc...If you have questions, call 606-475-3351.
   
Kick for a Cure will be held on September 28th at ECMS Soccer field, East vs West Games start at 6 & 7:30. Proceeds will benefit Justin Graham whom is battling Leukemia. T-shirts available for $12, place orders at All American Graphics or with any East or West Carter soccer player.       

Mayor George Steele addresses the Sept. meeting of the Grayson Chamber of Commerce.

Veterans' Outreach is looking to hire Veterans that are interested in helping other vets. They need help collecting and referring veterans in need. Family members of Veterans will also be considered. It is part time, pay is $8.00 an hour plus mileages and bonus. Training is included. Please call Tammy Black at 606-475-0216 or 502-408-9120 if interested.

Grahn School Community Center will be serving Hot Dog dinners every Friday from 11am-4pm. Homemade deserts will be available.

Kinniconick Autumn Fest will be held on Oct. 7th & 8th from 10am to 5pm. Enjoy sorghum & apple butter making, old fashioned pig chase, tractor show, pie contest, listen to music and wander through an array of local craft booths. Call 606-541-0775 for more information.

The Greenup County Sheriff's Departments would like to raise awareness for a local family in need that lost all of their belongings in a house fire. The Marlies Neumannand family has had an account established at the First and Peoples Bank. Any personal hygiene items and/or clothing can be donated at the Greenup Co Sheriff's Dept. Deputy Matt Smith can be contacted for further information at 606-473-7037.

The Northeastern chapter of the Kentucky Nurses Association is sponsoring a free CNE event on September 26th in Morehead. Lobbyist for KNA, Dr. Schuster, will be speaking on "Nursing Advocacy- Your Voice Counts!" Register online at Eventbrite.com or contact Christa Thompson at cj.thompson@moreheadstate.edu.

The Olive Hill High School Alumni and Friends 10th Annual gathering will be held on Friday, October 6th, at 6pm, with a reception beginning at 4:30 at the Olive Hill High School Gym. Anyone needing more information can contact 606-286-4574 before September 22nd.

There will be a blood drive at Kentucky Christian University on Wednesday, Oct. 11th from 10am -3pm in the McKenzie Student Center Lounge. "I've Got Your Back" T-shirts will be available, and all registered donors will be entered to win one of two $25 Walmart Gift Cards.

The 1st Annual Monster Dash 5k Run/Walk, presented by The Galaxy Project, Inc. is being held at WCMS on Saturday, Oct. 21st. Registration is at 8am and the race begins at 8:30am. Awards will be presented afterwards. Contact Von Perry at 606-316-1549 for further information.

Carter County Adult Education Skills-U will be conducting a special GED Enrollment evening testing session on Oct. 4th at 6pm at the East Carter Adult Education Building. Call 286-0137 or 474-9375 for more information.

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