The State has selected Carter Co. -- at random -- along with
several other counties to have a check of the November 8th General
Election. The selection came from a drawing several counties and
is a regular procedure.
Grayson Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Awards Banquet
Dec. 8th at Carter Caves State Park. The Board of Directors will
be presented and an auction will be held to benefit Project Merry
Christmas. Call 474-4401 for more information.
Silver Bells Project is taking donations for needy veterans. Items
needed are sweatshirts, gloves, socks, coats, hats and blankets.
Items need to be new or gently used. Also non-perishable food
items would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Carla Fultz at
606-356-9004 for more information.
Community Vaccination Project will be at the City Building
administering FREE flu shots on Friday, Dec. 2nd from 10 to 2pm
and on Saturday, Dec.3rd from 12 noon until 5pm.
The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority has approved the City of
Olive Hill for a $883,000 loan that will enable the replacement of
6,000 feet of cast iron water lines. The work will be done in the
downtown area of town and will involve replacing the existing and
deficient cast iron lines with new PVC pipe. Also to be replaced
are 12 fire hydrants. The project will also include inspection and
rehabilitation of the Tick Ridge water tank, that will increase
the City's water storage capacity by 250,000 gallons, improving
the volume of water for the downtown area. Work is set to begin in
April of 2017.
Carter Caves is now on its winter operational schedule. For
information on services available and times, call the park at
Carter Co. Tax bills are in the mail. Bills paid now through Dec.
31st. are at face value. 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.
The annual Grayson Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be
held as part of Hometown Holidays and is set for Saturday, Dec.
3rd at 6:30pm. The theme for this year's parade is "The Wonder of
Christmas", submitted by Kathy Manzoni, who will receive $25 and
recognition at this year's event. Contact the Chamber office for
more information at 474-4401.
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
Operation Christmas Child collects 3,343 shoeboxes to distribute
worldwide, topping last year's total of 3,311.
Northeast KY Community Action Agency has announced that acceptance
for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has begun.
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.
Carter Co. Homemakers hold their 25th annual Holiday Fair.
Project Merry Christmas is currently selling Benson
Old Home Style fruit cakes. Price is $15 with proceeds benefiting
the organization. You can purchase these at all branches of the
Commercial Bank, James Family Outfitters, and the Robert Caummisar
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.
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
The 2nd Annual Hitchins Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 10th.
Line up begins at noon, parade starts at 2pm. All floats are
welcome. Sponsored by the Hitchins Fire Dept. Call 474-0333 for
Christian Church serves 1,200 Thanksgiving Day Meals.
"Through the Eyes of a Child" Christmas Parade will be Dec. 9th at
6pm on Main St. in Morehead. If interested in placing a float or
entry in the parade, call 606-776-2639 or 606-784-2858. If the
event is rained out, the rescheduled date will be Dec. 16th.
12th Annual Coat and Toy Drive for the Children sponsored by Cash
Express is ongoing now. Cash Express will be accepting toys,
coats, washable shoes, clothing, and non-perishable food items by
Dec. 15th. Monetary donations are also accepted by purchasing a
Christmas stocking for $1.00 to be hung in the store.
Grayson RECC is now inspecting poles and meters in Warnock
substation area in Greenup. This area includes but is not limited
to: Hoods Run to Big White Oak, and Rt. 7 to Leatherwood and
Montgomery. Workers may be out on foot or on CLEARLY MARKED trucks
or ATV's but will carry identification. Work hours may be anywhere
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter
County Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, December 5th from 9 am
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that a
loving family will soon be there. Let Benchmark Family Services
help you bring joy to a child in need. Please call 606-783-0268 to
start your journey.
The Carter Co. Retired Teachers' Association will meet Wednesday,
Dec. 7th at Carter Caves State Park Lodge. CCRTA is hosting the
annual Christmas Scholarship Bazaar. All proceeds from the bazaar
are used for a $500.00 scholarship given to both West and East
High Schools, to a student interested in a career in education.
The public is invited attend. Donations for items for the bazaar
would be appreciated. Members, remember to bring a non-perishable
item for the food drive. Registration begins at 10:30am. Bazaar
begins at 11am.
The Rattlesnake Ridge Area Neighborhood
Watch Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 6pm at the Community
Center. Agenda items will include any new business and election of
new officers. Call 474-2920 for more information.
Little Sandy Bee Keeper meeting to be held Tuesday December
6th, 6:00pm at Carter Caves State Park. Dan O Hanon is
speaker. There will door prizes for those who resign up and pay
dues. Chicken and spaghetti buffet cost is $12.00.
There will be an Eastern Foothills Cattleman's Association Meeting
Dec. 13th at 6pm at the 504 Fire Department. A representative from
Globe Farm Supply will be speaking and providing a meal. The
meeting is open to the public and free of charge. For more
information, call 738-6400.
Rowan Co. Caring & Sharing Alzheimer's Support Group meeting
will be Monday, Dec. 5th at 6pm at the Center for Health Education
and Research, Room 102-C. The Center is located at 316 West Second
Street. Loved ones and/or caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's
or a related disease are invited to intend.
Heritage Elementary SBDM will meet in regular session Monday, Dec.
5th in the school's conference room at 3:45pm. The council will
also meet in a special working session to conduct policy review
Monday, Dec. 12th at 3:45pm.
East Carter SBDM will meet in regular session Thursday, Dec. 8th
at 4:30pm at the LMC. Any parent or community member is welcome to
Craig Wayne Boyd will be in concert at Bath Co. High School
Thursday, Dec. 15th. Doors open at 5pm, show time 6:30pm. Tickets
are $20 in advance, $25 at door. Visit
http://www.bath.kyschools.us/Content2/61586 or call 606-674-6314 to purchase tickets.
Bear Creek Methodist Church is hosting a Festival of Trees Dec.
7th-10th. There will be tree, nativity, angel, and wreath
displays! Raffles, refreshments, and caroling will also be
available. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.
Church is handicap accessible, all are welcome to come and enjoy! ==========================================================================