Saturday, August 10

Second Saturday Art and Music Shindig and Holler Down the Holler Poetry Slam, Grayson Gallery & Art Center. Doors open and poetry sign-ups start at 6 p.m. Poetry slam starts at 7 p.m. Cash prizes awarded to first ($50), second ($30) and third ($20) place poets.

LeMaster Family Reunion, for the family and friends of Henry and Dellie (Crisp) LeMaster, at the home of Raymond LeMaster, 261 Goodan Cemetery Road, Soldier, KY, off of Mocabee Creek Road. Please bring a covered dish, drinks, lawn chairs, and any photos you'd like to share. Lunch at Noon. For more information call Dotsie (LeMaster) Goodan at 286-4393.

Sunday, August 11

Carter County Fair begins, running through August 17 with various events.

Miss Carter County Fair Beauty Pageant, Prichard Elementary School Gymnasium, 2 p.m.

Exhibit registration for horticulture and agriculture exhibits, at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2:30 – 5 p.m.

Monday, August 12

Livestock Youth Exhibitors at the Carter County Fair, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Weigh in starts at 8 a.m. Exhibit Hall opens at 5:30 p.m. Livestock auction at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13

Grayson Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., KCU Meeting Room, with guest speaker Mike Richey.

Carter County Fair Military & Senior Night, $2 admission for seniors and military with valid ID. Carnival rides are an additional charge.

Monday, August 19

Getting to Know Our Students orientation event, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Lusby Center at KCU, Grayson. Free booths available for local businesses. For more information or to reserve space for your business booth, call Bill Baumgardner at (606)474-3151.

Funtober Fest t-shirt logo contest

The 2019 Funtober Fest t-shirt logo design contest is now accepting submissions. All work must be the original work of the artist or designer, and all 2D mediums are accepted. Size may be 8.5” x 11” or 14” x 17”, with up to three designs per artists accepted. Artists may use no more than six colors in their design. Final design approval will be made by the Funtober Fest Committee, with the winner receiving $25 and an official Funtober Fest t-shirt. Deadline for entries is Noon, August 21. Entries may be mailed to the Grayson Rotary Club, 500 Lynnwood Drive, Grayson, KY 41143 or emailed to


The Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission and Grayson Sports Park Board are currently accepting resumes for Sports Park Manager of the new Sports Complex located in Grayson. Anyone interested in the position may submit a resume via email at, or by mail to the following address: Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission, PO Box 296, Grayson KY 41143. A copy of the job description (see attachment) and relevant information can be found on the Grayson Tourism Website: Questions regarding the position can be emailed to or by calling 606-474-8740.

The U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring census takers for the 2020 census. The job offers flexible hours, weekly pay, and paid training. Apply online at, or call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information and help applying.


H.E.L.P. Health equipment for Local People is a new service here in Carter County. We are a non-profit group to help get gently used medical equipment recycled and in the hands of those that need it. Also to help provide needed protein supplements, and adult briefs of all sizes to those with limited insurance coverage, especially the elderly. We need donations of wheelchairs, potty chairs, shower seats, walkers, lift chairs and medical supplies. Some people can’t afford this or copay is to high. H.E.L.P. Has page on Facebook or call 474-6423 for more information or reach Nathana Hall on FB. Let’s take care of Carter County.

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