Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

July 2, 2014

Northeast moving to former school

By Joe Lewis - Staff Writer

July 2, 2014 — Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency (NKCAA) is in the process of relocating its Olive Hill offices to the former Upper Tygart Elementary School property on US 60 west.

NKCAA was offered the facility last December when the Carter County Board of Education declared the school as surplus property.

“We entered into a finance agreement with the Board of Education to purchase the property,” said NKCAA Director David Carroll.

The $80,000 purchase price is spread out over 10 years with an annual interest rate of 3.205 percent.

All current operations currently housed at NKCAA’s offices in Olive Hill will be relocated to the Upper Tygart building.

“We are pushing to have the Head Start facility finished by the beginning of the school year so we have an easy transition for all the students,” said Carroll.

The new Head Start location will be for children on the western side of the county only.

The school’s kitchen also will be renovated. NKCAA plans to make use of the facility for all of the organization’s meal programs in the future.

The rest of the space will be used for administrative offices and record keeping. Carroll didn’t rule out future projects for other buildings on the campus.

“We would be interested in opening up the gymnasium for community-related activities at some point,” he added.

Some surplus desks and other equipment were left behind when the building was sold to NKCAA. Carroll says a public sale will be held in the near future to dispose of those items.

He predicts that renovations will be complete by late summer or early fall. At that point, the organization will begin moving personnel and services to the new building.

For more information about Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency and its services, call (606) 286-4443.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.