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The Grayson-Olive Hill Chamber and Carter Co. Broadcasting will sponsor Candidate Forums in October for the local races in the November election.  These will be in the evening from 5:30 - 6 pm  ON WGOH, WUGO, ON-LINE AND TV 14.  The schedule is as follows:   Oct 13 State Senate;  Oct 14 State Representative, Oct 15 District Judge;  Oct 16 County Attorney;  Oct 20 Judge Executive  Oct 21  County Jailer;  Oct 22 County Sheriff;  Oct 27 Grayson mayor;   Oct 28 Olive Hill Mayor.

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12th Annual Funtober Fest will be held on Saturday, October 4th and will have a 5K Memorial Walk/Run, Pancake breakfast at Sr. Citizens Center, Chilifest on Hord and Main, arts and craft sales, fun photo booth, Music on Main, Corn hole tourney, health screening, pumpkin paintings, Grayson Gallery and Art Center will be open, stories at library, and the big pets people costume parade at noon. Corn maze at fairgrounds and more. Don't miss out!  Call 474-43401 to register for Chilifest.

An arrangement has been worked out between Carter Co. Magistrate Clifford Roe and the Kentucky Attorney General's Office that apparently settles charges against Roe. The magistrate had been charged with not completing the signature on a form used to assist a voter in preparing a ballot. Under the agreement, the charge is dropped as long as there is no repeat of the offense within a year.

The Olive Hill City Council has set the date and time for this year's Halloween Trick or Treat as October 30th from 5:30 to 8pm

Meeting in monthly session, the Olive Hill City Council set it's property tax rate at .239 cents per $100 property valuation. Council has held the first reading of the rate ordinance. Council also tabled action on a contract for employee uniforms, rugs and supplies, and gave approval to West Carter Middle School and Tygart Creek Elementary School for use of city streets for 5-K runs.

Carter County Fiscal Court has set the following tax rates: .440 real estate and .0643 for tangible properties for the County Extension Office; .040 for both real estate and tangible property for the Health Dept.; and .073 for real estate and .086 for personal property for county tax rates. Rates are the same as last year.

Carter Co. Board of Education has approved a property tax rate of 46.5 cents per $100 property valuation, the same rate as in past years. The Board also approved the 2015 final working budget of about $49.1 million dollars, slightly more than last year. 

Rhonda Miller, with FIVCO, will be at the Grayson Public Library on Thursday, Oct 9th from 1pm until 4pm to assist anyone wishing to apply for healthcare or Medicaid. Call 606-929-1366 for more information.

The City of Grayson Tourism and Convention Commission will sponsor a Scarecrow Contest as part of FuntoberFest. Entries will be accepted Sept. 30-Oct. 2nd.  Contact the commission for rules and regulations.

Grayson Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast will be held Oct. 4th from 7am until 11:30am as part of FuntoberFest at the Grayson Senior Citizens Center. Cost is $5 per meal. Everyone is invited.
 
Laugh and Learn playdates are scheduled from 10am until 2pm the second Thursday of each month for children ages up to five years old. For more information contact the Extension office at 474-6686.
  

A caregiver support group meeting will be held the second Tuesday of each month at the Grahn Community Center from 2pm until 3pm. For more information contact Teresa Rayburn at FIVCO at 606-929-1366.


Little Sandy District Health Dept is offering FREE vaccine.  Tdap, Hep B and HPV.  These vaccines are for ages 19 and over.  For more information contact Carter Health Dept at 474-5109 or Elliott Co Health Dept 738-5205.

Fall Mums for sale at West Carter High School Greenhouse. The sale is going on Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm. Call 606-286-2481 for more information. Price is $6 each, colors are yellow, red, white, orange/bronze, and pink/lavender.

The Nick Yancy Nischan Foundation will be hosting the 4th Annual Funtoberfest 5K Memory Walk/Run on Saturday, October 4th, at 8am. The race will begin at First Church of Christ. Proceeds from the race will be used to benefit Relay for Life, the Carter County Community Fund, Foundation for the Tri-State Community, and the Nick Yancy Nischan Foundation.

A Benefit for Vernon Ison to help with medical bills will be held at The Old Hayes Flea Market on October 5th. Benefit will be held from 12noon-3pm. There will be food and drinks for sale, and bluegrass music. Everyone welcome and all donations are appreciated.

A Carter County Non-Denominational Community Crusade will be held at West Carter Middle School October 6th-11th at 7pm nightly. Evangelist will be Brother Marlin Hotle. Everyone is welcome!

There will be a blood drive at Cintas (KBC Bloodmobile 636 East Park Drive, Grayson) Thursday, October 2nd from noon until 5pm. To schedule an appointment, call 800-775-2522 and you must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent) and weigh more than 110 pounds and be in general good health.

There will be a blood drive at KCU (McKenzie Student Life Center Lounge) Wednesday, October 1st from 10am-3:30pm. To schedule an appointment, call 800-775-2522 and you must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent) and weigh more than 110 pounds and be in general good health.

There will be a live music show Friday, October the 3rd at the Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department. The show is free and starts at 7pm. Country cooking is available for a small fee. Come out and join!

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter County Courthouse on Monday, October 6th, from 9am-noon to help veterans and their dependents file for benefits.

Carter County Farm Bureau announces the 2014 Florida Citrus fruit program. A complete price list can be picked up at the farm bureau office located at 127 S. Hord St. Order will be taken from October 6th-October 24th. No late orders will be accepted. Fruit will be delivered the second or third week of December.

Holy Rollers Motorcycle Ministry will be having an Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, October 4th from 8am-3pm at their clubhouse, located between K-Mart & Smithfield. Fall/winter items are out and lots of new things to choose from!

October 3rd is the date for the Ashland Downtown Art Walk. Pendleton Art Center will be open to visitors, a car show and street activities will take place from 5-9pm on Winchester Avenue. Visit the Pendleton to view new artwork and visit with the artists who produced it.

Carter Caves will host a Haunted Trail Walk October 10th-11th, and October 17th-18th. Admission is $8.00 per person. Concessions will be available at the beginning of the trail. The trail is not recommended for young children, and is considered one of the best haunted attractions in the region. Transportation to and from the trailhead will be provided by the park. Ticket sales 7:30-10pm on the night of the Trail Walk at Carter Caves public pool. Call 606-286-4411.

Carter Caves 11th Annual Halloween Campout Celebration will be held October 24th-25th. There will be site-to-site trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, spooky mini-golf and a campsite decoration contest. Call 606-286-4411.

Carter Caves State Resort Park will have a 'Spooktacular' Cave-in Movie on October 25th. Movie will be in Cascade Cave and is a family-friendly spooky flick! Movie title to be announced. The price is $5 per person at the door, and seating is not provided so bring your own chairs. Popcorn and drink concessions will be available at the cave on a cash-only basis. Showtime is 8:30pm. Tickets are sold at Cascade Cave. Call 606-286-4411.
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