SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CALENDERS ON OUR SCHOOL CALENDER
The Carter Co. Shcool District has been classified as
Distinguished and Progressing and is now recognized as a District
of Distinction in Kentucky, according to the State Department of
Education's release of the Unbridled Learning Assessment and
Accountability data. Eight of Carter County's ten schools are
classified as Professional or Distinguished, with two being listed
as Needs Improvement.
The Grayson City Council has approved spending $88,000 to make
pavement and drainage improvements to CW Stevens Blvd. Council
will also spend $12,000 for some paving work on Webster Street in
Green Meadows Subdivision. In a closed session Council approved a
bid from Adam Wells to take down the former Reeves Law Office
building at the corner of Main and Landsdowne for $9,000. The city
had recently condemned the building. Council also approved
enforcement of city collections from hotels of the transient tax,
with businesses having until Oct. 1st to bring payments,
penalties, and interest, up to date or face legal action. Council
will also do approximately $18,000 in sidewalk repairs.
Columbia Gulf Transmission will plans to work on a compressor
station in the Wilson Creek area beginning in October of next
year. State Senator Robin Webb of Grayson is organizing a meeting
on the work at 6pm on Tuesday, Oct. 4th at the Grayson Gallery and
Art Center. The public is invited to attend. Webb says Columbia
personnel have been invited to attend and answer questions from
Carter Co. Fiscal Court met recently and set the vehicle and
watercraft property tax rate at 7.9 cents per $100.
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
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.
Kentucky State Police are advising of a scam involving the Post 14
telephone number. KSP says people are using the number
606-928-6421 and making calls with various threats of a criminal
nature. The KSP reminds residents that they do not call and
collect funds or threaten arrest. -
Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson and
Olive Hill City Council's have set Trick or Treat times for 6pm
until 8pm Monday Oct. 31st.
The Board of Trustees at both Kentucky Christian University and
Cincinnati Christian University have voted to colloaborate through
a management consultancy agreement with merger discussions
underway. Executive leadership at KCU would offer leadership
assistance at CCU. KCU says any merger would require approval of
accreditation agencies and financial institutions as well as both
Boards of Trustees. Formal approval of the management consultancy
agreement is set for October. If approved, the effective date
would be Jan. 1st, 2017. A final decision on consolidation would
likely come in Oct. of 2017.
The Carter Co. Ambulance Board has asked the Fiscal Court to
assist emergency operations by paying their insurance costs for
one year. Director Dennis Midkiff gave the Court a report on the
service at a recent meeting. The insurance payment is request is
to allow the Service to recover financially. The Ambulance Board
has also approved allowing ambulances to attend school functions
where their services might be needed, with the understanding they
may have to attend to other runs if needed. Also, dedicated
ambulances that stand ready at private events will do so for a
Carter County Clerk Mike Johnston has announced that the deadline
to register to vote in the November election is 4pm Oct. 11th.
Absentee ballots are available for eligible voters. For
information on voting absentee, call the County Clerk's office at
474-5188, ext. 115.
Grayson Chamber of Commerce Funtoberfest will be held over a two
day period this year - Oct. 7th and 8th. Many new events will be
held this year, including Carter Co. Cruisers car show on Park
St., Family movie night in the park, a photography show, kids
games, and more. Call the Chamber office at 474-4401 for more
information. DEADLINE TO ENTER IN THE CHILI COOKOFF IS MONDAY OCT.
3RD. Team entry price is $30.
The 8th annual Funtoberfest 5K Memory/ Walk Run will
be Saturday, Oct. 8th at 8:30 in memory of Deborah Meenach-Combs
& Marthe Jordan. Registration forms can be returned
RECC, Family Vision Health Center or mailed to KCU. Return your
registration forms by Oct. 1st in order to be guaranteed a
t-shirt. For more information contact, Tammy Nischan at 316-4372.
Grayson Chamber of Commerce will make two designation awards for
the Funtoberfest Store Front Display Contest. Categories are "Best
Fall Display" and "Best Funtoberfest Display". Call 474-4401 for
A Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5th from
10am until 3:30pm at Kentucky Christian University in the McKenzie
Student Center Lounge. To schedule a donation, visit
kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.
view of Grayson, left, and a view of I-64 westbound, taken
from the top of the Go Radio Tower by maintainer Frank
Scarberry of West Virginia.
A veteran's field representative will be at the Carter Co.
Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 3rd to assist veterans and their
dependents in filing for claims due from military service. Call
1-866-244-8970 for more information.
A reunion will be held for all members and veterans of the 201st
Eng. Battalion Saturday, Oct. 1st beginning at 11am at the
National Guard Armory in Olive Hill. The event is free, with food
provided. Attendees are asked to bring a desert or a two liter
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.
Sanitary sewer system gets cleaned and refurbished.
Haunted attractions will be held in the are
throughout October! The Grayson Haunted Jail will be sponsored by
the Grayson Chamber of Commerce at the former jail at the
Courthouse each Friday and Saturday in October from 8am until
10pm. Tickets are $5. The Carter Caves Haunted Trail will be open
on Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 22nd. weather permitting.
Tickets are sold at the Carter Caves public pool with
transportation to the trail head provided.
Fall mums for sale at West Carter High School Greenhouse for $6
each. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Call 606-286-2481 for more
Bluegrass Music at Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center, Oct. 1
featuring The Tommy Webb Band. Admission $8.00 under 13
admitted free. Show time is 7pm. Concessions sold. Everyone is
The Elliott Co. Senior Citizens Center, located on Main Street in
Sandy Hook, is open Monday-Friday from 8am-2:30pm. Transportation
is provided to and from the center for the seniors at no cost.
Lunch is served daily at 11:30am and a variety of activities
Volley For Autism Awareness, Hosted by East and West Carter
volleyball teams October 4th and 5th at 6:00pm. Come early for
open floor time for all autistic children and one parent.
Admission is free for child and one parent.
Carter Emergency Management Director Roger Dunfee talks
with children at the Smithfield Food Plant First Responders
Grahn School Community Center will be selling 'Hot Dog Dinners'
every Friday from 11am-4:30pm. Call 606-286-0177.
Rowan Co. Caring & Sharing Alzheimer's Support Group meeting
will be Monday, Oct. 3rd at 6pm at the Center for Health Education
Research, Room 102-C. Loved ones and/or caregivers of someone with
Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder are invited to attend
this informal support group.
Eastern Kentucky Railroad Historical Society Debut will be hosted
by the Carter Co. Library as part of FUNTOBERFEST on Oct. 8th from
10:30am-4:30pm. Come out and view an important part of Carter
Co.'s history! For more information, call Donna Bond Boggs at
Trimble Lodge #145 is having a bean dinner Saturday, Oct. 1st at
6pm at the lodge on US 60. Adults are $5, kids eat free. For more
information, call 606-474-2139.
Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center will be having a Bluegrass
Gospel music show on Oct. 8th featuring New Highway, admission is
offering. Showtime is 7pm.
Rt. 504 Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Auction will be
Saturday, Oct. 1st at 1pm. Food will be served from 1-3pm and the
auction starts after. Adult admission is $7, children 3-12 are
$3.50, and under 3 eat free. Meal consists of fish or chicken,
cole slaw, potato wedges, hush puppies, a dessert and drink. There
will also be live music. Everyone is welcome to come out and eat
and have a good time.
Star Elementary Fall Festival will be Tuesday, Oct. 4th from
6pm-8pm. The community is welcome! Games, prizes, sweet shop,
basket raffles, silent auctions, and tons of fun! Come support the
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter Co.
Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, Oct. 3rd from 9am-noon. Veterans
and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal
and State veterans benefits.
The Eastern Foothills Kentucky Cattleman's Association for Rowan
and Elliott Counties will meet Oct. 11th at 6pm. Meeting location
has been changed from the 504 fire department to MSU farm. If you
have any questions, call Keith Center at 738-6400.
Prichard Elementary Fall Monster Mash will be Friday, Oct. 21st
from 5:30-7:30pm. A haunted house, costume dance, silent auction,
bake sale, face painting and more! Come out and enjoy!
Grand Re-Opening of Grayson's Finest Thrift Store Saturday, Oct.
1st from 9-3pm. All proceeds go to the Hippo Valley Christian
Mission Orphanage in Zimbabwe, Africa. Donations are accepted
during store hours. For more information, call 606-474-3460.
Heritage Elementary SBDM Council will meet in regular session
Monday, Oct. 3rd at 3:45pm in the school's conference room.
The Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center will have Bluegrass Gospel
Music by "NEW HIGHWAY" on Oct. 8th. Show begins at 7:00pm, and our
famous hotdogs will be available. Call 474-2920 for additional
Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center will host Hammertowne on Oct.
15th. Admission is $8, under age 13 admitted at no charge. Show
time is 7pm.