Grayson Memory Days Committee
has picked "Making Memories Today" as the theme for the 2016
Memory Days Celebration. Winning theme was submitted by Kathy
Manzonie. Memory Days Committee is now soliciting entries for
the logo contest. Logo designs must include the official theme.
Information can be obtained by contacting the Chamber of
Commerce office in the Municipal Building or by calling
474-4401. Deadline for entry is March 3rd at noon.
Coordinator Lorena Dickerson says several changes are in store for
this year's event, including changing the annual parade's time
from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday afternoon, May 28th. Other changes
that have been discussed but not yet confirmed are: moving the
opening night ceremonies to the original location of the
Merchant's Parking Lot on Main St. from the current location on
South Hord St., and an earlier starting time of 5pm on opening
night, May 26th. Events are being decided, and people are
encouraged to contact the chamber at 474-4401 or Dickerson at
315-3111. Sponsors are also being sought. Tim Farmer, KET star and
native Carter Countian will be Grand Marshall.
Carter County recorded 8 suicides last year and that was enough to
cause Carter County Sheriff, Jeff May, to call that fact to the
attention of State Representative Jill York. From there, Rep. York
announced Monday that a Suicide Prevention Workshop will be held
Sat., Feb. 13 from 1-3pm at the Bayless Memorial Presbyterian
Church, 108 East 2nd St. in Grayson. Paula Rymer, Professor at
Eastern Ky Univ will conduct the session. Rep. York says it is
open to the public and designed for those who have experienced
suicide in their family.
Due to a water leak and carpet replacement, the Grayson Branch of
the Public Library will be closed for the rest of the week. AARP
tax preparations will begin at the Carter Library beginning Feb.
16th each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am until 2:30
Carter Co. Spelling Bee Champion is Hope Jackson, an eighth grade
student at West Carter Middle School. Runner up is McKenna Steele,
an eighth grade student at East Carter Middle School.
Property Tax penalties have increased as of Feb. 1st to 10% with a
10% Sheriff's add
The theme of this year's Relay For Life is "There's No Place Like
Hope". The Relay will be held from 4pm until 11pm on Saturday June
18th at the Olive Hill Shrine Club Park. A goal of $112,000 has
been set for this year. Teams are forming and youth volunteers are
being sought to help out.
Carter Caves Valentine Murder Mystery buffet dinner and show will
be held Feb. 12 and 13th at 7pm with seating at 6:45pm. Cost is
$34.95, plus tax, for dinner and show. Also available is package
with overnight stay in Lewis Caveland Lodge for $130. 95 plus tax
for two people. Call for more info. 286-4411.
The Grayson Gallery and Art Center is bringing back the annual
"Peace and Love" art show that is set to open during the February
Final Friday Art Walk that will be held Feb. 26 from 6-9pm. Music
by "Luke and the Somethings" with catered refreshments. Artists
are invited to submit up to three pieces in any medium on Sat.,
Feb. 13 or Monday, Feb. 15 from 10am to 2pm at the Gallery.
There will be a six week seminar brought to you by Community
Hospice and The Carter Co. Public Library on dealing with the loss
of a loved one. It begins on Feb. 19 at 4pm in the Community Room
of the Grayson Branch of the Carter Co. Public Library. For more
info call 329-1890.
Community Hospice has the following sessions, open to everyone who
has experienced loss, available:
Grief Recovery Method-- Until March 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the
Community Hospice Care Center, Pollard Road, Ashland
Men's Support Group-- Weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30pm, Community
Hospice, Carter Ave., Ashland
Widow's Support Group-- 2nd at 4th Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Community
Hospice Care Center, Pollard Road, Ashland
Parent Support Group-- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 6pm,
Community Hospice Care Center, Pollard Road, Ashland.
West Carter Comets Basketball League through March 22nd. Grades
P-5 boys and girls. $30 for first child $25 for each additional
sibling. Practices held once a week at OHES and TCES. 1 game per
week on Saturdays at WCHS. Each player will receive a t-shirt and
trophy. Volunteer coaches needed. Contact Jeremy Webb at
286-2481 or Jeremy.webb@carter. kyschools.us
Carter Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship program is underway. Students
can complete the application by downloading it at
kyfb.com/scholarships, or pick them up at the Carter Co. Farm
Bureau office at 127 S. Hord St, Grayson. Students must have the
material postmarked by Feb. 29th to be eligible.
Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is offering
scholarships to area high school seniors and non-traditional
students. All entrants must reside, or the primary residence of
their parents or guardians must reside, on Grayson Rural Electric
Lines. For more information and applications, call Julie Lewis at
475-2191 or 1-800-562-3532. Applications and essays must be
received by Feb. 12th. Family members of employees, directors, or
managers of Grayson Rural Electric are not eligible.
Olive Hill Little League will have spring baseball sign ups every
Saturday in February from 10am-2pm in the West Carter High Gym
Lobby, weather permitting. Youths ages 4-12 who want to play will
have to sign up before Feb. 27th. Fee is $40.00 per child.
A Donkey Basketball show will be on Tuesday February 9th at East
Carter gym beginning at 6:30pm. Advance tickets are $6. Tickets at
the gate will be $8. Tickets can be purchased from an FFA member
and Horton & Brown. 12 and under are free with a paying
adult. Donkey rides will be during intermission for 12 and under.
East Carter High School SBDM council will meet in regular session
Thursday, Feb. 11th at 4:30pm in the school library. Any parent or
community member is welcome to attend.
East Carter Co. Adult Education Center will conduct orientation
for new students Monday, Feb. 8th at 1pm. The center is located in
the second floor of the Carter Co. Public Library in Grayson. For
more information, call 606-474-9375.
A history of Carter Co written by Go-Radio General Manager