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After backing away from placing a medical waste disposal site in the Iron Hill area due to resident's complaints, owners of the firm have received permission to move several miles across Carter Co. and locate in the East Park Industrial Complex. Carter Co. Fiscal Court approved the move in monthly session and approved a hauling permit. The vote was 4-2. There were some concerns shown about the new location at the latest meeting.

A standing room only crowd discussed with the Grayson City Council the possibility of a restaurant tax to fund a park and recreational area on East Main Street. Most all who were asked were in favor of the tax, but Mayor George Steele says that an agreement must be made between the City and the Tourism and Convention Commission must be made on how money raised by the tax would be spent. Mayor Steele says that this is the last hearing on the matter, and that the next step would be for Council to consider the tax.

Meeting in monthly session, the Carter Co. Fiscal Court says that $213,000 would be spent to resurface paved roads in the county.

The Carter Co. Fiscal Court and Grayson and Olive Hill Chambers of Commerce will present a "State of the County" address and dinner at the Carter Caves Lodge on March 30th. Meet and greet will begin at 6pm, with dinner to begin at 7pm. Reservations must be made by March 1st. Cost is $30 with checks payable to the Grayson or Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce, who are co-sponsoring the event. Call 474-4401 for more information.

FALL FOREST FIRE SEASON IS UNDERWAY. No burning within 150 feet of a wooded area except between 6pm and 6am. The ban lasts until April 30th.

Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help in the investigation of an Olive Hill man that occurred nearly two years ago. Morehead Post 8 says that they are still investigating the death of Kelly Lee Glover, who was found deceased in a rural area of Elliott Co. with a gunshot wound. Any information can be called to the post at 606-784-4127.

Grayson Memory Days Committee has selected "Time, Love, and Memories...Past, Present and Future" as the theme of the 2017 May observance. The winning entry was submitted by the staff of Bluegrass Animal Clinic. The theme will be used on T-shirts and other items. The logo contest is now underway with a deadline of March 3rd. Call 474-4401 for more information.

Northeast Kentucky Comm. Outreach has announced the Crisis Phase of the LIHEAP program is now taking applications.

Carter Co. Tax bills now carry a 10% penalty and a 10% Sheriff's add-on fee. Grayson city taxes have a 8% penalty.


Grayson City Council views plans for a sports complex and recreation park.

Elliot Co. Cooperative Extension Office will be accepting plant orders through March 3rd. Plants will arrive in early April. To place an order, contact the Office Mon-Fri from 8am-4:30pm or call 606-738-6400.

Free tax filing under sponsorship from AARP will be offered from 9am-1:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Senior Citizen's Center in Grayson. Patrons need to bring last year's return and have picture identification and proof of Social Security.

Grayson Area Little League is holding sign-ups through March 4th. Forms are available at Grayson Sporting Goods and online at www.graysonareall.com. Sign ups are also held at East Carter High School Gym Saturdays from 9:30am til 12:30pm through Feb. 25th.

Olive Hill Little League is conducting sign ups at West Carter High school gym each Saturday in February from 10am until 1pm and March 4th from 10am until 1pm. Cost is $45 per child.

The WCMS cheerleaders are having a vendor and craft sale fair fundraiser March 4th from 9-2pm. $25 per vendor space. Contact Rhonda Rudd at 606-286-5354 for more information.
 
"Taking Care of Your Diabetes" FREE classes will be held every Thursday at 12pm until April 20th at the Carter Co. Extension Office in Grayson.

Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is offering scholarships to area high school seniors and non-traditional students. All entrants must reside of Grayson Rural Electric lines, or the primary residence of their parents or guardian must be located on GRECC electric lines. For more information and an application, call Julie Lewis at 475-2191 or 1-800-562-3532, or pick up an application from your high school guidance counselor.

Community Hospice's annual Spring Style Show and Luncheon will be April 1st at the Bellefonte Country Club at 12noon. Tickets for the event are $35. Purchase tickets by visiting the offices at 1480 Carter Avenue in Ashland, or by calling 606-329-1890 or 800-926-6184.

"Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes," an intensive two day program to teach the basics of managing diabetes, is being sponsored by the Elliott Co. Extension Office. Seating is limited to 20 people, so pre-register by calling 606-738-6400. The workshop will be held March 7th and 9th at First Baptist Church from 9am-3pm each day. Each person who attends will receive $25.00 in coupons to spend at the Elliott Co. Farmers' Market.

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive dates:
March 3rd: 10:30am-4pm at Central Fire Station in Ashland
March 13th: 11:30am-5pm at Bellefonte Pavillion in Ashland
March 15th: 7am-2pm at King's Daughters Medical Center Health Education Building in Ashland

Grayson RECC will have a planned outage affecting members located on Rt. 7 in the Iron Hill area of Carter Co. from Spring Hill Farm to the top of John Moore Hill, including Salem Road, Whitetail Road, and Sutton Road. The outage will be Feb. 21st, beginning at 9am and lasting approximately 4 hours, in order to construct a new 3-phase line.
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