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Meeting in special session, the Grayson City Council inspected a rescue truck purchased by the fire department. The truck will be refurbished with equipment from other vehicles and is being paid for by funds provided to the department by the County. The City has also made the last payment on an aerial truck purchased by the County. Mayor George Steele also introduced Jason Greer as the new City Attorney. Greer is replacing Reid Glass, who has taken a position with the State. Council also approved taking bids for a vehicle to be used by the Alcohol Administration, and discussed property at the corner of Main St. and Landsdowne Ave.

Olive Hill City Council met recently in monthly session and discussed a request by the Kentucky Div. of Water that the City install a guage to read the level of the city reservoir. The City will engage the services of an engineer to design the equipment. Council also is in the process of changing its road block ordinance to be due May 1st this year and March 1st beginning in 2018.

Carter and Greenup counties rank near the top in good health issues in the state. A report by Kentucky Youth Advocates says length and quality of life can be linked with access to health care, housing, education and jobs. The report also shows increasing incidents of obesity in adults in all of the FIVCO counties.

Grayson Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Memory Days parade to be held May 27th at 3pm. Call the Chamber office at 474-4401 for more information. The opening ceremonies will be held on Friday May 26th at 5pm at the Merchant's Parking lot, and not on Thursday as in years past.

The Prichard Alumni Assoc. will hold their annual meeting at the First Baptist Church Ministry Center May 27th. Registration is at 5pm and the dinner will be at 6pm. Pre-registration price is $15 and cost at the door is $25. Deadline is Friday, May 20th. This year's reunion is being sponsored by the Class of 1967.

Kim Jenkins, Northeast KY Small Business Awards, addresses the Grayson Chamber at the April meeting.

Carter Co. Board of Elections will meet April 26th to discuss the 26 precincts in the county and the number of voters contained in them. The State calls for 800-1,000 voters in each precinct, but several of Carter County's have a number much above that.

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. 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!

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.

Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center Genealogy Fun Day, Saturday, April 29 from 9 - 3 at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center. For more information call 286-6441. 

A benefit for cancer patient Joshua Burnett will be held April 29th from 5pm until 8pm at the Carter City Elementary School. Music, food and a silent auction will be held. Everyone is invited to attend and help out.

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

A 1997 model Rescue Truck purchased by the Grayson Fire Dept. The truck will be equipped with items from other department vehicles, along with items purchased with the truck.

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.

Tygart's Creek Paddle Excursions at Carter Caves State Resort Park are now open. Trip dates are April 22nd, April 23rd, May 7th, and May 13th. Registration is $50 per person (using park canoes) or $35 per person (using own kayak). Please bring a sack of clothes, treaded footwear, flashlight, sack lunch, bottled water, and a dry bag for your supplies. To register, must be at least 12 yrs. old. Please call 606-286-4411.

Spring Fling Vendor Day will be April 22nd from 10am-6pm at the Carl Perkins Center. Event is hosted by the Elliottville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and admission is $2 per person, children under 12 are free. The ladies auxiliary will be serving food and drinks. For more information, call Vivian Wagoner at 606-784-8585.

Elliottville Fire Department Annual Fish Fry will be May 13th from 3pm-8pm at the Carl Perkins Center. Adults are $8 per plate with to-go boxes available. Children 5 and under are free.

Pathways is pleased to announce an open house for expanded autism facilities at 3701 Lansdowne Drive in Ashland. The open house is Thursday, April 27th. Everyone is invited to attend from 3pm-5pm. From 5pm-7pm Ashland Alliance members will tour the facilities as part of their "Business After Hours" program. Guests can meet the staff, tour the facilities, and enjoy the refreshments and networking.

"One Night About You," a FREE event focused on women, will be Thursday, April 27th at the Morehead Conference Center from 4pm-8pm. Health screenings, informational booths, educational sessions and prize drawings will be offered. Free food, fun, and games! Free umbrellas will be given away to the first 150 ladies. For more information, call 606-783-6927.

Kentucky Derby Party will be May 6th at the Old Post Office in Ashland from 5pm-11pm. There will be food, dancing, music by Jeremy McComb, silent auction, and the derby will be on a giant screen. Chuck Hayes will also be there to sign autographs. Tickets are $125 a piece and can be bought at www.pathways.org/events or by calling Marshall Tyson at 606-329-8588 ext 4128.

Olive Hill Little League would like to invite everyone out to opening night Friday, April 21st. There will be a ceremony and opening game between the Orioles and Red Sox. Festivities begin at 5:30pm at the Olive Hill Shriner's Park.

On Friday, April 28th, from 9am-4pm, community leaders and representatives will gather at King's Daughters Health Education Center to discuss "Beyond Addiction: Help, Hope, and Healing." Pre-register by calling 606-329-8588 ext 4105.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, May 1st from 9am-noon. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State veterans benefits.

Star Elementary Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 school year will be April 27th from 8am-9:30am at the Star Elementary Conference Room. Children who are 5 yrs old on or before August 1st, 2017 are welcome to apply. Please bring certified birth certificate, social security card, current physical, eye, and dental exams, and KY immunization certificate. For more information, call 606-474-6696 ext 25000.

Northeast Head Start and the Carter Co. Preschool Program will have a recruitment day April 28th from 9am-3pm at the Grayson and Olive Hill Head Start Centers. Head start children will be attending 5 days per week this year. For more info, call 606-474-4602 in Grayson or 606-286-5711 in Olive Hill.

4th Annual Christmas in July 5K Run presented by Commercial Bank of Grayson and Project Merry Christmas will be July 1st with registration at 8am. Run begins at 8:30am at West Carter Middle School. Registration is $20 if registered by June 28th, $25 for day of registration. Call Rachel Bowling at 606-474-7811 or e-mail rachelbowling@cbgrayson.com for more information. All proceeds benefit Project Merry Christmas.

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