Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

July 9, 2014

Carter Fiscal Court meets in Olive Hill

July 9, 2014 — Carter Fiscal Court met in Olive Hill Tuesday evening as part of its renewed effort to reach out to Carter County residents.

Approximately 20 persons showed up to West Carter Middle School for the meeting, which lasted about half an hour.

County Judge-Executive Charles Wallace told a local reporter after the meeting that he was not sure what to expect, as far as attendance, and hopes more will show up to future meetings.

“We are just trying to become more accessible to the people by bringing the meetings to them,” he said. “We’re going to continue these and go out to other places, too, like Carter City Elementary, Heritage Elementary and Star Elementary.”

Donald Malone, on behalf of Carter County Citizens for a Better Way, and Mignon Colley both congratulated the court on hosting evening meetings.

“We are delighted...It’s something we have been asking the court to do for years,” Malone said.

Though there were not as many at the meeting as he expected, Wallace said he hopes things will pick up gradually with each new meeting.

The evening meetings will be held in addition to the court’s regular daytime meetings in Grayson.

Typically, Fiscal Court has been meeting at the courthouse in Grayson at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

The new meeting schedule will have a 6 p.m. session on the first Tuesday at rotating venues and a 10 a.m. meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at the courthouse.

Wallace said adding meetings throughout Carter County was a collective decision of the court.

“Having just one meeting a month is driving us down,” he said. “There’s so much paperwork to be done. It takes longer for meetings. Our meetings shouldn’t run three or four hours. Hopefully we can cut down on time and be more accessible to the people who work and want to visit us.”

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 16 indicted by Carter grand jury

    Indictments of 16 persons have been handed down by a Carter County grand jury. Although 11 of those were processed June 27, the documents were released Monday to the Journal-Times.

    July 23, 2014

  • Wreck4.JPG Wreck leaves trail of gravel

    Members of Carter County Emergency Management, Norton Branch Fire Department, Kentucky State Police
    and Carter County EMS responded to an overturned truck Monday afternoon.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rex Collins.JPG Package liquor sales begin in Grayson

    It took more than a year, an investment of about $750,000, and a lot of paperwork but packaged liquor went on sale last Thursday in Grayson.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Star Elementary renovation underway

    Ongoing renovation of Star Elementary School was one of the main topics of conversation at Monday night’s meeting of the Carter County Board of Education.

    July 23, 2014

  • Standout Youth Rally

    The third annual Standout Youth Rally will take place this weekend at the Olive Hill Shrine Park. The Christian praise and worship experience is free and includes admission, food, camping and entertainment.

    July 23, 2014

  • Stage lighting welcome at renovated OHHS

    Performers at the Olive Hill Arts and Education Center, previously known as Olive Hill High School, eventually will be highly visible to their audiences in the future, thanks to help from the Carter County Community Fund (CCCF).

    July 23, 2014

  • Olive Hill fire chief to step down

    Olive Hill Fire Chief Wes Gilliam has informed the Journal-Times that he will resign from his position effective July 31.

    July 23, 2014

  • DSC_9807.JPG Beer on sale in Olive Hill

    Malt beverage sales began in Olive Hill last Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • store.jpg Packaged liquor sales begin this week

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_7242.jpg Rodeo rides again at Carter County Fair

    After three years with no rodeo, the bucking broncos will return to the Carter County Fair this Thursday and Friday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Poll