Friday, September 27

F!nal Fr!day art show, Grayson Gallery & Art Center, 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 28

The Trail Town Stage presents “The Parsons Cowboy Suite”, the life of a cowboy in story and song, the Olive Hill Center for Arts & Education, 120 Comet Drive. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Refreshments and mobile pub provided by Ethereal Brewing.

Carter County Shrine Club Fun Show, Carter County Shrine Park, Olive Hill. Admission $5, 12 and under free.

Friday, October 4

Cole's Country Jamboree, Carter County Shrine Park, Olive Hill, 7 p.m. Featuring music by Whiskey Ridge, Lee Tucker, and Dustin Burchett & Kentucky Clear. Friday only passes are $30 or $75 for a weekend pass. Tickets available at the gate, or call Tim Cole at (606)207-0695. For camping information, including electrical and water hookup, contact Tammy Barker at (859)221-2831.

Saturday, October 5

Cole's Country Jamboree, Carter County Shrine Park, Olive Hill, 7 p.m. Featuring music by Branden Martin, Confederate Railroad, Colton Kise, and the Rowan County Ramblers. Saturday only tickets are $50 or $75for a weekend pass. Tickets available at the gate, or call Tim Cole at (606) 207-0695. For camping information, including electrical and water hookup, contact Tammy Barker at (859)221-2831.

Monday, October 7

Senator Rand Paul will be at the FIVCO Area Development District Office, from 4 – 5 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The October FIVCO ADD board meeting will be held immediately following. The FIVCO ADD office is located just off the Industrial Parkway, State Hwy 67, on Technology Drive.

Wednesday, October 9

Funtoberfest Scarecrow contest submissions due. Individuals, clubs, classrooms, and church groups are all eligible to enter the contest. Cash prizes will be awarded for best overall, most original and scariest. Scarecrows must be 2 feet tall or taller and secured on a wood or rebar peg suitable for holding the scarecrow in the ground or on a hay bale. Entries may be brought to the tourism cabin from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Other drop-off times may be available. Contact the tourism office at (606)474-8740, or via email at heartoftheparks@windstream.net, for details or with any questions. Judging will take place on Friday, and winners will be announces on Saturday, after the parade. Name, address, and phone number must be included on a 3X5 card, and given to the tourism coordinator at the cabin.

Friday, October 11

Funtoberfest, Grayson, various times and events.

Saturday, October 12

Funtoberfest, Grayson, various times and events.

Funtoberfest Trunk or Treat, Prichard Elementary School lot, 4 – 6 p.m. No entry fee. Everyone is welcome to come and bring treats for the kids. Prizes awarded for best costume and best car, truck or table decoration. Sponsored by Gregoryville Christian Church.

Second Saturday Music and Art Shindig, Grayson Gallery & Art Center, 6 p.m.

Author George Eklund will present readings from his upcoming book of poetry, The Island Blade, and chapbook Wanting to Be an Element, at the Grayson branch of the Carter County Public Library, 1 p.m. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Carter County Public Library and the Carter County Poetry Society.

Willard Community Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Field next to Willard Church of Christ. Old fashioned games and events include horseshoes, cornhole, 3-legged races, sack races, hay rides, storytelling, live gospel music, and more. Lunch is provided and all events and activities are free of charge.

Thursday, October 17

IKORCC Regional Council of Carpenter's Open House, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 574 Carpenters Way, Grayson, featuring skills competition, training center tours, and info on apprenticeships, college scholarships and career paths. RSVP to kconley@ikorccjatf.org

Saturday, October 19

“Hocus Pocus” movie night and costume contest, Olive Hill Depot. Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie. Costume contest at 7:15 p.m. Movie at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. The Drive-In food truck will be on site.

Saturday, October 26

Third Annual “It's Fall, Y'all” vendor and craft festival, Olive Hill Depot, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring pun'kin chunkin', plank board races, hay bale toss, costume contests, costumed bed races, pumpkin bowling, cooking, canning and candies contest, and other events.

Sunday, October 27

Trunk or Treat at the Olive Hill Depot, 5 – 7 p.m. sponsored by various local churches. Free event featuring hot dogs, popcorn, chips and other refreshments, bounce house, face painting, balloon animals and “A Journey Through the Bible” with stories. For more information contact the Olive Hill First Baptist Church, (606)286-4191.

Thursday, October 31

Trick or Treat in Grayson and Olive Hill, 6 – 8 p.m.

Fall Mums

West Carter High School Agriculture Dept./FFA are holding their annual mum sale. Flowers are available for purchase from the West Carter High School greenhouse, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Colors are red, yellow, white, orange/bronze, and pink/lavender. Cost is $6 each. For more information call (606)286-2481.

Jobs

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 heartoftheparks@windstream.net, 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: https://www.heartoftheparks.net/. Questions regarding the position can be emailed to heartoftheparks@windstream.net 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 2020census.gov/jobs, or call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information and help applying.

H.E.L.P.

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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