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Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council approved a resolution that will allow the City to accept $300,000 in grant money from Pathways to purchase land on CW Stevens Blvd. to build a 100 bed mens recovery center. The building had been proposed a year ago, and then the center was moved to Boyd County, but that move was reversed. The property will be turned over to Pathways and the center should be open in late 2015. Council also heard a proposal by Police Chief Kevin McDavid to purchase new firearms for officers of his department to replace substandard ones now being carried. The Council also heard discussions on the current ABC ordinance.


  Olive Hill celebration marking designation as Trail Town of Kentucky

First lady Jane Beshear along with other State and local officials came to the Olive Hill Arts and Education Building, Nov 17th to give the official certifications
for Olive Hill as the fourth city in Kentucky to be designated a "Trail Town" to promote tourism in the area and state.  The Task Force led by Debbie Baker Harmon was recognized along with many volunteers who made it all possible over a three year period of work.
 

Property taxes are being collected at the office of Carter Co. Sheriff. Taxes are now due at face value.

The Living Better through Home Energy Management lesson has been rescheduled for Nov. 24th at 10am at the Extension Education Building.  

Carter County Homemakers Council will meet Nov. 24th at 11am at the Extension Education Building.

A Veterans Field Representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse Monday, Dec. 1st from 9am until noon to assist veterans with filing claims for benefits due to military service.

Laugh and Learn playdates are scheduled from 10am until 2pm the second Thursday of each month for children ages up to five years old. For more information contact the Extension office at 474-6686.
 

Sparks Funeral Home owner George Sparks is honored as Chamber Business of the Month for 37 years of service to the community.

The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is now soliciting nominations for their 37th Annual Community Service Awards to be given at the annual banquet on December 11th at 6:30 pm at the Grayson Conference Center. To nominate individuals for awards in the following categories: Community Service, Applegate Memorial, Keystone of Grayson, Farm Family, First Responders, Teacher of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Medical Professional of the Year, and Youth Service.   Send nominations to Chamber Box 612. Nominations should be submitted in writing or by e-mail no later than November 24th by 3 pm. Please include the nominee's name, address, phone number and a brief but concise summary of the reasons for the nomination. Nominations should be mailed to GACC.

Grayson Utility Commission has a project underway to survey the city sewer system.  Trucks and cameras will be seen throughout the city as miles of pipes
will be looked at as to condition and flow. 

Northeast KY Community Action Agency is offering free assistance to anyone interested in reviewing the health insurance options through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. No income limits apply to receive assistance. Call local offices for an appointment at 606-286-4443.

The Carter Co. Retired Teachers Assoc. will have their meeting Wed Dec. 3rd at Carter Caves Lodge.  Meeting begins at 11 am with registration at 10:30 The annual Christmas Bazaar will start at 1 pm with proceeds to scholarship programs for East and West.   Public invited. 

Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will begin at 3pm on Saturday, Dec. 6th with the theme "All Hearts Come Home for Christmas." All participants need to register their entries by 3pm, Thursday, December 4th at 606-474-4401.

A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11am-1pm at East Carter Middle School on Thanksgiving Day. Come enjoy a free meal and celebrate God's goodness. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery is available. For delivery, please call 474-7404 or 474-8111 no later than November 26th at 5pm. Gregoryville Christian Church is hosting the meal.

If you are attending college next fall, you will need to submit a FASFA form by January 1 in order to receive maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible. On December 13th, from 9am-11am, the Grayson branch of the Carter County Public Library will be helping those who are interested fill out FASFA forms.

The downtown Russell Christmas parade will be Thursday, December 4 at 7pm. Line up between 6-6:30 on Clinton Street. A chili/cookie dinner will be served at the Russell Fire Station immediately after the parade. Musical entertainment will be provided. For more information contact Cheryl Ward Jones at 502-314-4662.

The Little Sandy Beekeepers Club December meeting will be held at Carter Caves State Park on Tuesday, December 2nd at 6pm with a buffet meal. The cost is $12.00 per person. Following the meal, Wade Stiltner, W. Va Bee specialist and inspector, will be the guest speaker.
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