SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CALENDERS ON OUR SCHOOL CALENDER
Haunted attractions will be
held in the are throughout October! The Grayson Haunted Jail is
sponsored by the Grayson Gallery & Art Center at the former
jail at the Courthouse each Friday and Saturday in October from
8pm until 10pm. Tickets are $5. The Carter Caves Haunted Trail
will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 22nd. weather
permitting. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the Carter Caves
public pool with transportation to the trail head provided.
Grayson City Council has met in special session and heard
readings of two ordinances. The second reading of the property tax
rate was heard, setting the rate at 19 cents per $100 property
valuation. The rate will be published before going into effect.
Council also combined several individual items of the City's
alcohol ordinance into one document. Businesses that sell alcohol
by the drink would be allowed to sell alcohol until 1pm seven
nights a week if allowed by state law. If not, sales would be
allowed six nights a week.
Olive Hill City Council, meeting in monthly session, has heard the
first reading of the city's property tax rate, setting the rate at
23 cents per $100 property valuation. The Council also heard
departmental reports, and heard some complaints from city
residents regarding electrical rates.
Carter Co. Tax bills are in the mail. Bills paid between Oct. 15th
and Nov. 16th will receive a 2% discount. Face value is due Nov.
17th to Dec. 31st. Visa or Mastercard payments can be made by
phone with an extra fee for credit card payments. Payments can be
made at the Sheriff's office in the courthouse or mailed to PO Box
1590 in Grayson. If you do not receive a tax bill, contact the
Sheriff's office at 474-5616.
Citing retirement, the couple of Roger and Joanne Dunfee have
stepped down as directors of the Carter County and Grayson
Emergency Management services.
Kentucky State Police will hold a drug take back program Sat. Oct.
22nd at both the Ashland Post 14 and Morehead Post 8. Unwanted
prescription drugs can be turned in from 10am until 2pm. No
intravenous or illicit drugs accepted.
The annual Grayson Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is set for
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6:30pm. Contact the Chamber office for more
information at 474-4401.
Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is
now accepting entries for their Community Service Awards to be
presented Dec. 8th. Send entries to PO Box 612, Grayson or call
the Chamber office at 474-4401 for more information. This year's
banquet will be held at the Carter Caves State Park Lodge.
Carter Co. Health Dept is now giving flu vaccinations, and
urges residents to get their shot early this year to make it
effective as the flu season begins. The nasal vaccine will not be
given this year.
Northeast KY Community Action Agency has announced that acceptance
for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will begin Nov.
1st. Northeast is also taking applications from vendors who want
to supply wood, coal, fuel oil, propane, and kerosene. For more
information call 286--5344 or 1-800-817-4443.
The Grayson and Olive Hill City Council's have set Trick or Treat
times for 6pm until 8pm Monday Oct. 31st.
Grayson Chamber of
Commerce President Dan Click discusses the time capsule
(foreground) that was recently buried in the City Park.
Fall Forest Fire Season is underway. No
burning within 150 feet of a wooded area except between 6pm and
6am. The season continues until Dec. 15th.
Grayson Chamber Christmas
Committee is seeking six or fewer words for the 2016 Christmas
Parade Celebration! Last year's theme was "A Storybook
Christmas." The contest is open to the public and the winner
will receive $25.00 and recognition at the Christmas Parade.
Entrants name, address, and phone number should appear on the
reverse side of the entry. No more than five entries per person.
Deadline for entries is noon on Oct. 24th. Mail entries to
Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 612, Grayson, KY,
41143, or email entries to email@example.com.
Carter County Farm Bureau 2016 Florida Fruit program is underway.
Orders will be taken through Nov. 3rd. No late orders will be
accepted. For a price list stop by the Farm Bureau office on South
Hord St. in Grayson or call 474-4666.
The Moore-Armstrong Post #138 would like to invite all veterans
and their family to attend their annual Veteran's Day
program/dinner in honor of all veterans who have served or are
currently serving our nation. The program and dinner will be
held Sunday, November 6th at Olive Hill Elementary School
beginning at 1pm.
Scenes from the 2016 Funtoberfest... Smithfield's
winning Best Decorated Chili Booth Grayson
Funtoberfest Main Street Parade Kids Powerwheels
Race at Funtoberfest
Free group piano lessons will be given at the Grahn School Comm.
Center each Tuesday from 4pm until 6pm. Classes are for children
or adults. Call 286-0177 or 316-7508 for more information.
Grahn School Community Center will offer free after school
tutoring for children Kindergarten through 8th grade on Tuesday
evenings from 4pm until 6pm. Call 286-0177 or 316-7508 for more information.
Community Hospice has ongoing support groups:
Men's Support Group-- weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30pm at Community
Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland
Women's Support Group-- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm at
Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland
Parent Support Group-- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6pm, Community
Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland
Community Hospice has a new Volunteer Orientation course on Oct.
25th-27th from 10am-4pm. The sessions will be at their office on
Carter Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call 606-329-1890.
The family of Paul Mabry will be having a "Kicking Cancer with
God" gospel benefit Saturday, Oct. 29th from 5-8pm at the Globe
Christian Church fellowship hall. The benefit will help with
medical costs. Gospel music, dinner, silent auction, and homemade
goods for sale! Dinners are $6 a plate and include soup, sandwich,
drink, and dessert.
Community Dog Show, hosted by Carter Co. Career & Technical
Center, will be Nov. 5th with registration at 11am and beginning
at noon. There will be a dog photo competition. Cost to enter is
$5. Awards will be given for first place. Admission is $1,
concessions will be sold. Vendors can rent booths for $15 by
Genealogy Fun Day will be Oct. 29th from 9am-3pm at Rattlesnake
Ridge Community Center. For more information call 286-6441.
Olive Hill Meals on Wheels will be having an Open House Saturday,
Oct. 29th from 1pm-3pm at the Olive Hill Train Depot to celebrate
their 10th anniversary of serving this area.
ACTC is having an open house Oct. 25th from 3pm-6pm at the College
Drive Campus in Ashland. The event is open to anyone considering
classes next year. The next semester starts in January.
Grayson RECC is continuing to implement their new mapping system
to help restore power more efficiently during outages. Workers
will be on site of GRECC poles and meters, on foot, driving
CLEARLY MARKED trucks or ATV'S, and will carry letters of
identification. Working hours maybe anywhere from 7:30am-7:30pm.
Workers are now in Warnock substation area in Greenup Co.
Including, but not limited to: Greenbo State Park, North Fork
Road, Alcorn, and Whestone Roads. For more information, please
Volunteers are needed to put flags on graves on November 7th at
9am at KY Veterans Cemetery. Please call 606-929-5354 for more