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In a recent monthly meeting, the Carter Co. Board of Education voted to leave the county's school tax on motor vehicles at 47 cents per $100 property valuation. The Board also approved the intention to set the real and personal property tax at 46.5 cents per $100 property valuation, pending a future hearing notice. Both tax amounts are the same as have been in effect since 2010.

Meeting in monthly session, the Grayson City Council held a lengthy discussion on changes it plans to make in the alcohol ordinance. Council plans to write one ordinance that will include all of it's sales regulations. Also discussed and given initial approval includes extending by one hour the sale of alcohol each night, seven days a week, where sales extend to midnight...create a sales situation of bed and breakfast businesses...change license renewal from June 1st to July 1st and early opening on special days, changing Sunday from to 11am from 1pm. These and other items will were give approval but will be in a re-written ordinance that will also have to be approved. Council also held the reading of the 2016-17 fiscal year budget totaling $2,315,813, and will pay off street department bank loans for a truck and backhoe totaling about $55.000. A long list of other items was also discussed.

The Grayson City Council met in special session Wednesday and approved the second reading of the 2016-17 fiscal year budget, and heard the first reading to finalize the 2015-16 fiscal year budget document. Council also discussed the possibility of taking down the Reeves property on the corner of Main St. and Landsdowne Avenue, which has been condemned by the City. Council also discussed two road projects.

Olive Hill City Council has approved the amending of the 2015-16 fiscal year budget ordinance.

Carter Co. Fiscal Court held a special session and opened bids and approved purchase of a machine that repairs potholes. The Court also approved the purchase of two dump trucks and will evaluate work on Aden Road to determine a contract for cutting and cleaning work.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul addresses a gathering at the Carter County Courthouse

Carter Caves has announced that the Fraley Mountain Music Festival will be held at the park Sept. 7th through the 10th. Jamming, music workshops, and concerts will be held. Call the park for more information.

The Carter Co. Library District has announced new hours for the branches in Grayson and Olive Hill. Beginning Sept. 6th, the libraries will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am until 4:30pm. They will be closed on Mondays.

The Old Time Machinery and Antique Association will hold it's annual Fall Show Sept. 9th, 10th and 11th at the showgrounds south of Grayson on Rt. Seven. Everyone is invited.

The Carter and Lawrence Co. Farm Bureaus will be holding a "Measure the Candidates" Forum on Sept. 20th at 6pm at the Lawrence Co. Extension Office. Candidates for State Representative will be presented with policy questions concerning important state legislative issues and will be allowed to respond. State Rep. Jill York and Candidate Josh McGuire have been invited to participate.

Carter Co. Soil Conservation District and the Carter Co. Extension Office will hold Farm and Field Day activities at the McGlone Family Farm on Rt. 7 north of Grayson Sept. 15th. Everyone is invited.


Kentucky Christian University will begin the fall semester this week. New and returning students are on campus and classes will begin on Tuesday.

Carter Christian Academy has announced that first day for students will be August 31st.

The Carter County Emergency Ambulance Service Board of Directors met recently and set the stage for a 2 cents per $100 property valuation raise in the ambulance tax.

The Farmer's Market in Grayson will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am until 1pm or until sold out at the Extension Compound in East Grayson. Olive Hill Farmer's Market is open at the Save-a-Lot location.

The Elliot County Farmer's Market 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.

Carter Co. Farm Bureau is taking applications for outstanding youth speech competition for ages 15-18 and for Youth variety/talent competition for ages 9-18. Applications are due Sept. 1, call for details 474-4666.

With practical lessons and expert-led activities planned, Jobs Club in Carter County is now even better-positioned to deliver hands-on assistance that can help you write a professional resume, learn how to succeed in job interviews, create a winning game plan for your job search, and connect with employers, workforce professionals, and other job seekers. The Carter County Job Club meets at 10am Thursdays at the Northeast KY Career Center Job Site at 1103-A South KY Route Seven in Grayson. 

The Carter County Shrine Club presents George Molton & Hammertowne on Saturday, August 27th . Admission is $18 per person and 12 & under are free. Campers welcome, $20 per night of camping. Come join Friday, August 26th for a free jam session. For more information, call Tony Tackett at 606-316-2323.

The 39th Annual Sutton Gospel Sing will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 27th-28th. The shows go from 3:15 until 9pm on Saturday, and 1pm-3:45pm on Sunday. Bring soft drinks, covered dishes, table service, and lawn chairs. Everyone is invited! For more information, call Gene Lambert at 606-474-8507. Directions from Grayson: Take highway 9/AA West 6 1/2 miles to Rt. 7 North. Turn left from AA. Take Route 7 three miles to Sutton sign, and then go one more mile.

Carter Co. Farm Bureau will hold its annual Election of Officers and Directors Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 6:30pm in the farm bureau meeting room.

The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue will be sponsoring a Gospel Singing Sunday, Sept 4th at 6pm. Singing will be held at the Performing Arts Center and everyone is invited. It is free to the public but donations will be accepted. Call Michael Dickerson at 606 738 6099 for more information.

10th annual Gerad Maggard Memorial Motorcycle Rally will be held August 26th-28th at the Carter Co. Fairgrounds in Grayson. Admission is $15, includes all 3 days and primitive camping. No ATV's or golf karts allowed, no one under 18 permitted without an adult. For more information, call 606-316-8035.

ECHS football team is having a car wash on Saturday, August 27th from 9am-2pm at the old Ralph's parking lot. Cost is by donation.

The Carter Co. Retired Teacher's Association will meet Wednesday, September 7th, at Carter Caves State Park Lodge. The speaker will be Ernie Trofpher, membership co-chair. Registration begins at 10:30am, and all members and retired teachers are encouraged to attend.

Willard American Legion Post 342 will be having a band Sept. 3rd from 8-11. Cost is $5.00 per person. The band will be Larry Pancake and the Hillbilly Hurricane. Come out to have a great time.

Kentucky Veterans Expo will be September 13th, 11am-3pm at the El Hasa Shrine Center in Ashland. Current and former members of the military and their families are invited to come out and enjoy free access to a variety of resources, lunch, and much more.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter Co. Courthouse in Grayson on Tuesday, Sept. 6th from 9am until noon. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State veterans benefits.
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