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Olive Hill has a new Mayor. Jerry Callihan was voted Mayor by a vote of 3-1 Tuesday night. Callihan and the other candidate, Justin Dixon, were not allowed to vote. Voting "Yes" were Council members Shannon Shuttie, Mary Collins, and Allen Stapleton. Councilman Eddie Cooke voted "No". The new Mayor was sworn in Wednesday afternoon. He replaces Mayor Kenny Fankell, who passed away recently following an extended illness.

Carter Caves State Park says that the golf course will close permanently effective April 2nd. State officials say that reduced rounds played and increased maintenance costs make the decision necessary. Courses at General Butler State Park have already been closed and the one at Kincaid State Park will close in October. The State attempted to find private operators for the courses but there was no interest. 

Ten Grayson Restaurants are working on incorporation papers to form an Association called ďOne Voice Restaurant AssociationĒ.  The group has an attorney working on the formation that can be open to restaurants in Carter County.  At a meeting held March 21st, the group elected Dustin Howard, of ZZís Bar and Grill, as Chairman.  Another meeting will be held when Association formation proceedings occur.  Howard says everyone attending the Tuesday night meeting were opposed to a Restaurant tax that the City Council might consider.  The proposal to Council by the Tourism Commission is to help support a Sport Complex in East Grayson.  Restaurants attending Tuesdayís meeting include the Pizza Hutt, Johnnyís Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Melís Place, Bobby McGee's Bar-B-Q, Giovanniís, ZZ Bar and Grill, McDonaldís, Pappa Johnís Pizza, and Subway

Olive Hill City Council has approved the second reading of an ordinance that will increase the water rate by 2 and a half percent in January of 2018 and another 2 and a half percent in January of 2019 to help with improvement of water lines in the downtown area. Work will be expensive and could begin this spring. Also at the meeting, the Council approved for the Housing Authority to proceed to seek a $158,000 Community Development Block Grant to construct a duplex building, and accepted a bid to supply computer tablets for Police Dept. cruisers, among other matters.

Fire destroyed a residence on Rattlesnake Ridge Thursday morning and the body of a 91 year old woman was taken from the scene. Coroner William Waddell says the fire occurred between midnight and 12:30am. The deceased was identified as Beatrice Carroll of 321 Patchworth Lane, who lived alone. Grayson, Grahn, and Olive Hill Fire Departments were on the scene, along with the Carter Co. EMS and the Kentucky State Police.

Carter Co. Fiscal Court has unanimously approved the second reading of a County Tourism Commission.

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.

FALL FOREST FIRE SEASON IS UNDERWAY. No burning within 150 feet of a wooded area except between 6pm and 6am. The ban lasts until April 30th.

Carter Co. Tax bills now carry a 10% penalty and a 10% Sheriff's add-on fee. Grayson city taxes have a 8% penalty.

Carter Co. 4-H asks that, as you renew your farm license plate at the county clerk's office, please make a $10 donation to support their programs and activities. Thank you for helping your community!

Free tax filing under sponsorship from AARP will be offered from 9am-1:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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.

"Taking Care of Your Diabetes" FREE classes will be held every Thursday at 12pm until April 20th at the Carter Co. Extension Office in Grayson.

Community Hospice's annual Spring Style Show and Luncheon will be April 1st at the Bellefonte Country Club at 12noon. Tickets for the event are $35. Purchase tickets by visiting the offices at 1480 Carter Avenue in Ashland, or by calling 606-329-1890 or 800-926-6184.

Easter Pictures, hosted by the Elliottville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, will be March 25th from 10am-6pm. Packages include: 1 8x10, 3 5x7, and 4 wallets for $20. To make an appointment, please call at 606-784-8585.

Eastern Mining Collectors Association will hold its sixth annual Spring Meet and Show at Carter Caves State Resort Park April 1st from 8:30am-4:30pm. Call Colin Gatland at 936-367-6295 for more information.

St. Claire Regional Family Medical Supply in Morehead is sponsoring a FREE foot health event Monday, April 3rd, from 10am-1pm. Foot assessments, 25% off shoes and other items, and register to win free door prizes! Call 606-784-2414 for more information.

Sixth and seventh graders with an interest in learning more about the environment can apply to be 4-H Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences Academy scholars. To apply, visit the the local extension agent for 4-H youth development by April 11th. Each county can have up to two scholars.

Carter Co. 4-H will have a Communications Project Contest March 28th at the Extension Office at 5pm.

Carter Co. Citizens are eligible for up to 10 free soil tests and 1 free manure test in 2017. For more information, call 606-474-5184 from 7:30am-3pm.

The Carter Co. Conservation District will host their annual Tree Giveaway on Friday, March 30th, beginning at 8am. Location is 526 East Main Street in Grayson. Individuals will be given their choice of ten hardwoods on a "first come, first serve" basis. For more information, call 474-5184.

Carter Co. Quilt Show, sponsored by the Carter Co. Extension Homemakers, will be Saturday, April 1st from 10am-2pm at the Carter Co. Extension Education Center in Grayson. Quits are to be entered Friday, March 31st, from 4pm-6pm; prizes awarded to winning quilts!

Olive Hill Chamber is having their first Homecoming meeting April 4th at 6:30pm at the Olive Hill Depot.

Commercial Bank scholarship applications are now available at East and West High Schools. For any questions, please call 606-474-7811 ext. 306.

The Carter Co. Extension Council will meet Tuesday, April 11th at 1pm at the Carter Co. Extension Office. The Carter Co. Extension District Board will meet immediately following.

Community Hospice is hosting a presentation on living wills and advanced directives Thursday, April 13th at 10am in their office on 1480 Carter Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call 606-329-1890.

The Carter Co. League of Superheros will be having a Fishing Tournament May 20th at the Grayson Lake main boat ramp 7am-3pm. $100 per 2 man boat. Payout is top 3 fishermen plus big fish also 70% payout with item prizes. Registration will be at Top to Bottom Bait and Tackle in Grayson. Call Kerri Steele at 606-571-5003 for more info. All proceeds go to the Grayson Special Olympics summer games.

Grayson Fire Dept. will  be hosting a "Change the Lights" event April 1st. Come out and meet Hotspot the Mascot, see and tour the Fire Department and the firetrucks, interact with firefighters, and inflatables! Donations can be dropped off from 9am-6pm. For more information, call 606-316-1227.

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