Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

June 26, 2013

Stuff the Bus: Local businessman's inspiration leads to donation drive

June 26, 2013 — A local businessman is helping bring in donations for school children in need.

Bryan Greenhill is the owner of Papa John's Pizza in Grayson and Louisa.

A six-year Carter County Board of Education member and Heritage Watch Dog volunteer, Greenhill says he felt that God wanted him to do something to give back to the communities.

While driving last month, Greenhill said God began giving him ideas and plans of exactly what he was being called to do: stuff an entire school bus with food and school supplies for needy children.

Greenhill shared his idea with a few people and contacted Becky Walker, coordinator of East Carter Youth Services Centers.

He wanted items that are donated to be distributed to the Carter County Bridges Family Resource Center's along with the Back Pack Program for kids across the county.

Greenhill’s partners in this project did not need much convincing that it was a great thing.

Francis Nash of WGOH/WUGO Radio only needed to hear it would benefit the children of Carter County before he started broadcasting public service announcements.

The announcement led to The Dollar Tree becoming a sponsor and drop off location and the program's first major donor.

Greenhill’s sister, Rene Clay, heard the announcement and approached her co-workers in Kings Daughters Medical Center's community relations department about taking on this project. During one of KDMC’s three deliveries to the Grayson Papa John’s location, Clay said she was happy to help.

“We already do a back pack program so we wanted to concentrate on the food,” Clay said. ““It is overwhelming and it is just wonderful to see the heart of our employees and how much they are willing to give.”

She went on to explain that KDMC team members from all locations gave from their hearts and all the donations came from their own pockets.

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