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CARTER CO. FAIR... Board has announced that the Fair will make some changes this year due to the flooding tragedies and the condition of Fairgrounds at this time.
The annual Pageant will be held Aug 9th at Prichard 2 pm.  and then the big Livestock show and sale will be Sat, Aug 15th, in order for these contestants to advance to State.
The carnival and other events will be possibly rescheduled in the Fall at the Fairgrounds. 

Olive Hill is looking at grants to replace the main water line through downtown at a cost of $880.000.   Mayor Fankell has also declared an emergency to repair a natural gas line that blew out and awarded a contract to Martin construction for replacement and that work is beginning.

Emergency Management and the County is estimated damage from July storms overall to be at half million dollars.  They are awaiting a possible declaration from the President for FEMA help. 

Carter Co Library  Grayson closed while $275,000 renovation continues with new front lobby, elevator and second floor renovated for Adult Education Center.

Grayson Tourism and Convention Commission has reorganized with Ken Beck, chairman,  Teresa Bush, Vice President, Dustin Howard, Treasurer and Sherry Johnson, Secretary.  New members appointed,  Tony Collier and Melissa Brooks.

Willis Johnson has been named the Grayson Alcohol Beverage Control officer. 

Kenny Fankell, mayor broke a 3-3 Council tie in Olive Hill to award a contract and obtain loan for money to repair major gas line break.  Fankell said the Public Service Commission threatened fines and advised the city, they must repair their gas line problems.

Fiscal Court has changed meeting dates to the second Monday of the month at 6 pm at Fiscal Court room of Courthouse.

Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council approved to bid the purchase of air packs for the fire department, will seek bids for the demolition of a structure at the corner of Main St. and Landsdowne Avenue for a future parking lot, and set a deadline of Sept. 1st to receive bids for franchising the city's garbage pickup. Council also discussed at length the use of fireworks.

Meeting in special session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court voted 5-1 to withdraw from the Little Sandy Dist. Health Department, effective June 30th, 2016. Carter Co. Judge Exec. Judge Executive Mike Malone says the county needs to examine it's health department operations to better serve the public. Carter and Elliott Counties make up the district and Elliott Co. Asst. Judge Exec. Darren Fannin questioned splitting the District, especially with a year to go.

Route 60 Yard Sale is scheduled for August 7th and 8th along US 60 from the Carter-Boyd to the Carter-Rowan Co. Line. Boyd Co. will also participate this year.
Stay safe...slow down...and get permission from U S 60  property owners.

Kentucky Dept. of Transportation says that the entire thirteen mile stretch of the Industrial Parkway in Carter, Boyd and Greenup Counties will be resurfaced beginning July 20th. Preliminary work is already underway. Work will be conducted from 5am til midnight daily and will cause some one lane road conditions at times. Work is also set to begin near the Carter/Rowan Co. line on a slip repair that will require a lane crossover in the area of the 148-150 mile marker area. Officials ask drivers to watch for work crews and equipment.
 
Carter Co. could possibly be upgrading its emergency mapping system. At a recent Fiscal Court meeting, Tommy Thompson reported on E-911 towers and antennae. Thompson also asked for permission to apply for a Homeland Security Grant to upgrade the county's mapping system. The Court adopted a resolution to upgrade th system. Additionally, Chris Perry, Manager of Carter Caves State Park, told the court he has applied for a Homeland Security Grant to install an emergency storm siren at the park. The Court agreed to become a conduit through which the park can run the grant application to secure the siren.

Site preparation has begun on the 100-bed Genisus Recovery Project on lot near K-Mart.  The project is overseen by Pathways, inc.

Carter Co. Emergency Medical Service has approved  Dennis Midkiff as new Administrator of Ambulance Service.  He had been in charge of Bourbon Co. Fire and Rescue Service.

Sign up for Carter Co. Special Olympics as volunteer or athlete,  Call Amanda Gee at 474-0424 or Kerie Steele  571-5003 

Carter County Schools will offer an evening welding class to adult community members beginning August 17th and running for 18 weeks. The classes will be held at the Carter County Career & Technical Center at 15 Grahn Road in Olive Hill. Tuition for the program, including all materials, is $1,439.20 per student. The fee for Kentucky Department of Transportation Certification Examination is $60.00. For more information, call 606-474-6696 or 606-286-4022.

The Little Sandy District Health Department will be having "Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking" Classes in three different locations to better serve Carter and Elliott counties. The classes will be held:
Monday August 10 from 6-7pm at Olive Hill Depot Building
Tuesday August 11th from 6-7pm at Little Sandy District Health Department located in the Old Courthouse on the First Floor
Thursday August 13th from 6-7pm at Elliott County Health Department
For more information, call Gloria Rayburn at 474-5100 or 474-5109

Fall soccer registration is here! Sign up Wednesday August 5th-Heritage Open House from 3:30-5pm or Monday August 10th-Prichard Elementary from 5-7pm. Registration deadline is August 16th. Cost is $60 for U6-U12 and $30 for Lil Bit.

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