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Greenhill Excavation has announced that Lower Smoky Road in Olive Hill will be closed 7am until 5pm on Tuesday, June 28th for tile replacement.

A black bear was reported seen on a residential lawn Saturday afternoon in Grayson's Green Oaks Subdivision. The location is across U.S. 60 from the Go Radio Studios. This report goes with a recent sighting near the Rehab Center in East Grayson.

The Grayson Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Marathon Station, located on North Kentucky 1 & 7 near the Double-A Highway junction. Any information can be furnished to Sgt. Tony McDavid or Officer Donald Beller by calling 474-4308 

The Carter County Ambulance Service Board will meet in special session on Wednesday, June 29th, the budget & tax rate will be discussed.

The Grayson City Council has approved the next fiscal year budget totaling $2,315,091, which becomes effective July 1st. Council also learned that three of the six businesses that had been identified as being delinquent in their business licensing fees have paid what was owed since being notified.

The Carter Co. Fiscal Court has tabled until the July meeting, the matter of placing the Library Tax onto the November Ballot. The Court has also approved the Fiscal Year budget that goes into effect July 1st. Meeting in special session, the Court also approved hiring one full time and two part time employees for the 911 system, gave a 30 cents per hour wage increase across the board to all county employees, beginning July 1st, and will accept bids until 4pm on July 11th to make repairs to the Courthouse dome.

Kelli Moore will be the new principal at East Carter High School. Moore will succeed Larry Kiser, who is retiring. Moore has been the assistant principal at East Carter Middle School and a teacher at Prichard Elementary.

Carter County is operating it's own health department. Jeff Barker has been named to head the department.

In a change, the Grayson City Council has announced that Fifth Street between Carol Malone Blvd. and Robert and Mary Ave. WILL become a two way street, The change comes following another request by the East Side Church of Christ. The change will be effective July 1st. 

The School Summer Food Program offers free food for anyone 18 and under... Sheila Bradshaw is director. Lunch at East High through July 15  11-12  and Breakfast 8-9 and July 11-15 at West High,  Lunch through July 15. NO breakfast will be served at West. Also available for Vacation Bible Schools and Summer Day camps.

Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce has announced the program for the Fourth of July Celebration. The event will open on Friday, July 1st with a special dinner and show at the Tea Room. Saturday, July 2nd will be filled with activities, including the parade, with more to follow Sunday and Monday.

The West Carter Youth with cooperation from other agencies is launching the Galaxy Project to help build a Youth Center. Check out Internet site for videos.---  www.galaxyouth.com    produced by Tim Asher.

Workers construct new sidewalks along the corner of Main St. and Landsdowne Avenue near the new parking lot.

Carter Co. Fiscal Court says that the county-wide clean up program will be held in late July, with dates and other details to be announced later.  Election Board will propose to trade some current voting machines for scanning machines for paper ballot use, to speed up Election Day. 

East Carter High School Class of '76 will be holding their 40th reunion Saturday, July 30th at the Social Room at 5405 Roberts Drive in Ashland. Event begins at 6pm with dinner, a program, and music. Tickets are $25 for one or $40 per couple. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Wilma Whitt at 606-474-3245, or e-mail Susan Johnson at ssjohnson01@windstream.net.

Nutrition Day Camp will be held at the Elliott Co. Extension Office on June 28th-30th from 10am-3pm each day. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The camp is for students in Elliott Co. through grades 4th-6th in the fall. You must provide transportation to and from the camp. For more information or to register, call 738-6400.

Community Hospice will offer several community-based grief session in June & July. All groups are open to the public. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend. For additional information or to reserve a space, contact Community Hospice Bereavement Department ay 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.

The Rattlesnake Ridge Community will be celebrating its 40th  year in operation on July 9th with free bluegrass music at 7pm and fireworks at dusk. Weather permitting, bring a lawn chair. Call 474-2920 for more info.

   Getting ready for Carter County's second Autism Walk at KCU

Commercial Bank of Grayson presents 1st Annual Bottom Dollar Cruise is July 4, 2016 at 12:00pm- 4:00pm. Free registration at the Olive Hill Office Concession will be sold, benefiting Carter County Relay For Life. Trophies awarded and live music. Contact Brenda Wilson at 474-7811 for more information.

3rd Annual Christmas in July 5k run/walk July2nd West Carter Middle School. Pre-registration $20 until July 1st. Day of race registration $25. Registration starts at 8:00am race begins at 8:30am. Participants will receive a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit Carter County Project Merry Christmas. Contact Cynthia Hill or Rachel Bowling@ Commercial Bank of Grayson for more information. 474-7811.

9th Annual John "Hop" Brown Relay for Life Golf Scramble July 9th at Eagle Trace Golf Course. $80 per person, $320 per team.  Call or text Sharon at 606-255-0168 or Gerad at 859-553-2660.

The Elliot County Farmer's Marker will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays now until the end of October, starting at 8am daily. Produce will include: potatoes, onions, beets, and cabbage.

Chamber Cup Golf Scramble at Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake State Park will be Saturday, Sept. 10th. Register at 7:45am, tee off at 8:30am. Snacks, prizes, and lunch will be available.

Program orientation will be held at West Carter Adult Education Center July 5th at 9am for current and new students as well as program volunteers that operate under paid parties. All Ready to Work and Learn to Work in programs from West and East need to attend. Call 286-0137 for more information.

Grayson and Olive Hill Senior Citizen Centers will be closed Monday, July 4th.

Grayson Senior Citizen Centers Picnic at the Grayson Lake will be held Thursday July 21 at Shelter #3. Any and all seniors over 60 are welcome to attend. Please, being a dish and join us.

Little Sandy Beekeepers will be having at The Extension  Office in Grayson on July 5th at 6:00pm. Tammy Horn will be speaking on Oxcalic Acid and Varroa mite control. Everyone is welcome.

The Willard American Legion Post 342 will be having Karaoke Saturday, July 2nd. Everyone is welcome.


A history of Carter Co written by Francis Nash



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