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Grayson City Council, meeting in a special session, has given approval to the first reading of an ordinance that would establish the position and salary of the city's Alcohol Beverage Control officer. Council also put on hold any action on a request by Emergency Management Dir. Joanne Dunfee to allow her department to purchase a drone that would be used to overfly emergency situations, citing liability issues that need to be studied.

OLIVE HILL HOMECOMING,  Saturday, July 4th with parade at 4 pm,  Lineup at 2 pm at Olive Hill Elementary School.   Lewis Carroll, grand marshal
Theme is "Renewed Spirits for a better Future,"    Fireworks at dark.   Special Freedom Festival from 10-4 at at the Depot area with music, Dunking booth,
slow bike race,  eating contests, and more.     The day starts with Free Pancake breakfast at First Christian Church   7:30-11 am. 

FADE, Carter Co. Sheriff's Dept., and Grayson and Olive Hill Police Depts. join to make several arrests June 23rd. Most were in the Olive Hill area with some occurring in the Grayson area and involved drug activities. More arrests could be forthcoming.

Carter Co. could possibly be upgrading it's emergency mapping system. At a recent Fiscal Court meeting, Tommy Thompson reported on E-911 towers and antennae. Thompson also asked for permission to apply for a Homeland Security Grant to upgrade the county's mapping system. The Court adopted a resolution to upgrade th system. Additionally, Chris Perry, Manager of Carter Caves State Park, told the court he has applied for a Homeland Security Grant to install an emergency storm siren at the park. The Court agreed to become a conduit through which the park can run the grant application to secure the siren.

The Grayson City Council has approved the next fiscal year budget at a total of $2,507,506 dollars. Council also awarded blacktop bids, accepted an insurance program for the City and for the fire department, and a program to advertise for garbage collection.

The School District Summer Food Service program will be sponsored this year.  With the exception of July 3rd and 23rd.  Lunch will be served at Prichard Elementary until July 24  11 to 12 noon.  Olive Hill Elementary serving lunch through June 24th from 11 to noon.  The District can also serve in providing meals for breakfast , lunch or supper to area Summer Bible School programs.  Call Sheila Bradshaw at 474-9658.

The Grayson Branch of the Carter Co. Library is closed for renovations of the second floor until September.

The Carter County Property Valuation Administrator's office will be examining, photographing and measuring property and houses in Eastern Carter County throughout the summer. Officials will have identification and drive clearly marked vehicles. Questions may be directed to the PVA Office at 474-5663.

Olive Hill will have garbage pick up on Thursday July 3rd.

  KY Dept. of Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker speaks to the Grayson Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.

ECMS Beginning of the School Year Blitz is July 23 from 12 to 6. All students/parents are invited to attend. This is an opportunity to fill out all forms needed and determine bus numbers and receive schedules.

The Commercial Bank of Grayson will host their 2nd annual Christmas in July 5K run Saturday, July 4th at West Carter Middle School. All proceeds will benefit Carter County Merry Christmas. Registration begins at 8am and the run begins at 8:30am. Forms can be picked up at any Commercial Bank location. For more information, call Twanita Cooper at 286-4451 ext. 590.

Northeast Head Start and the Carter County Preschool Program are actively recruiting children for the 2015-2016 school year. Children who turn 3 or 4 years of age before August 1, 2015, are encouraged to apply now. To apply or seek information please call Grayson Head Start at 606-474-4602, Olive Hill Head Start at 606-286-5711, or Judy Dotson at the preschool at 606-474-2005.

A "Trip Around the World Family Fun Literacy Camp" will be held at Grahn School Community Center July 6th-10th. Camp is for youth ages 3-15 and their parent or caregiver. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Hours for camp at 8:30 am-12:30 pm. All activities are provided free of charge. Please call 286-0177 Monday-Friday between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm to register for camp.

OHHS and the Shoppes on the Hill are sponsoring Christmas in July in the auditorium on July 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm and July 4th 10 am to 3 pm. Vendors are welcome to sell their gift items for 25 dollar set up. Call 316-0385 or 776-5181.

The July meeting of the Heritage Elementary School-Based Decision Making council has been rescheduled for July 15th at 9 am.

Carter County 4-H will be hosting their annual Craft Day Camp on July 9 from 9 am to 3pm in the Carter County Cooperative Extension Education Building. The registration fee of $10 for Craft Camp is due by July 1 and will cover the cost of a t-shirt and lunch. Participants, ages 9-14, will have the opportunity to make a rag rug, design a T-shirt, and create a tie-dye sun catcher. For more information, contact Rebecca Konopka or Shannon Coleman at 606-474-6686.

The Carter County LEGO Wizards will be hosting two day camps in the month of July at the Extension Education Building. The first event is the LEGO Day Camp, which will be held July 27-28 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Participants, ages 9-14, will get to show their creativity through the design and use of LEGO building blocks. The second event hosted by the LEGO Wizards is a Robotics Day Camp that will take place from 4 pm to 8pm on July 30-31. This camp will focus on the use of computer programming to control a robot. Dinner will be provided for both camps. The registration fee of $10 per camp is due by July 1st. For more information, contact Rebecca Konopka or Shannon Coleman at 606-474-6686.

Community Hospice offers weekly support groups at their locations in Ashland and throughout the Northeast Kentucky area. Information on times and locations is available by calling 1-800-926-6184.

The Oldtown Volunteer Fire Dept. will be having a song fest Friday July 3rd. Country cooking is available at $6 a plate and includes drink and dessert. Food will be served at 6pm and music starts at 7pm.

Rowan County Caring & Sharing Alzheimer's Support Group meeting will be held Monday July 6th at 6 p.m. at the Center for Health Education & Research. Loved ones and/or caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder are invited to attend an informal support group. For more information, contact Mary Horsley at 606-783-6476. 

Special Olympics sign up July 4th from 3-5:30pm at Old Bluegrass Gas Station Parking Lot in Olive Hill. Also on July 11th from 9am-12noon at the merchant lot beside the new Horton & Brown Pharmacy in Grayson. Please come see us and sign up to volunteer, or sign a family member up to be an athlete!

West Carter Lady Comets Basketball Camp will be held July 13th-15th at West Carter High School, one session only for grades P-8, from 9am-12noon. Campers will receive personal instruction, camp t-shirt, trophies and prizes. Camp price is $40.00 per person. For more information, call Bart Stevens at 606-286-2481 or 606-207-9793.

A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter County Courthouse in Grayson, on Monday, July 6th from 9 am until noon. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. For further information, please call toll free 1-866-244-8970 to speak with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.

Louisa, KY will hold a July 4th celebration in their city park. Parade starts at 1 pm and music starts at 2 pm. Music includes Larry Cordle & L.S.T, Hammertowne, Tommy Webb Band, 5 For The Gospel, The Kevin Prater Band, Robin Tackett and Midnight Storm, and Steel River Road. Fireworks begin at 10 pm. Anyone attending is requested to being their own lawn chairs.

Grayson Little League will hold a Golf Scramble July 18th at Grayson Lake Hidden Cove Golf Course. Registration is at 7:30am, tee time is 8:30am. Cost is $240 per team. $1st place prize is $400. Cash prizes and cookout after the tournament. Call 316-1499 for more information.

A free Ladies Night Out event will be sponsored by the Carter County Extension Homemakers on July 23 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Carter County Extension Education Center. A light dinner will be served. Presentations on hair care, physical activity, dressing for your body type, and self-defense will be shown. There will be a style show presented by Wilma's Dress Shop, door prized, and more! Deadline to register is July 17th. To register call 474-6686 or email whitney.morrow@uky.edu.

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