Fighting fire: Fiscal court moves to fund paid firefighters

 The Grayson and Olive Hill Fire Departments will be adding paid weekend staff – possibly as soon as this weekend – after fiscal court took action Monday evening to approve … Read More

Cleaning up: Fiscal court hears disaster update, approves flood repair loan

First came the ice. Then came the floods. Now, the cleanup and repairs.  Carter County Fiscal Court heard disaster updates during their regular monthly meeting Monday night. This included updates … Read More

Removing right-of-ways and paying crews: Road discussions dominate fiscal court

 Carter County Fiscal Court started their regular meeting on Monday night by hearing requests from two different property owners who are seeking to have their roads removed from the county … Read More

Keeping the utilities on: Fiscal court approves participation in grant program

 Carter County Fiscal Court met in special session on Monday to approve participation in a CDBG utility grant that will help local people struggling to pay their utility bills during … Read More

Board of Adjustment grants variances: Commercial and residential projects approved, with stipulations

 The Grayson Board of Adjustment met on Monday night to hear requests for variances on three different proposed projects – one residential, one commercial, and one related to a county … Read More

Grayson approves CARES funds use: Police and fire to get new gear

 The city of Grayson has been reimbursed the promised $87,600 in police related expenses like salary costs through CARES Act funds and, following the recommendations made in their December meeting, … Read More

COVID vaccines, E911, and funding: Fiscal court discusses funding and the impact of the virus

Whether it’s jail income being down because of the virus, or strategies for increasing access to vaccination, it hardly seems like a government meeting can go by without some discussion … Read More

New year brings relief to ambulance service: Organization receives CARES funding and adds paramedic to staff

Carter County emergency ambulance ended their year up by 21 runs over December of 2019. They had 500 runs for the month, beating the 2019 total of 479 calls. But … Read More

Ambulance service to get $300K: Fiscal court approves distribution of CARES funds

 The Carter County emergency ambulance service has been hard hit by the COVID crisis. In addition to COVID protocols at area hospitals slowing their response time, ambulance staff are also … Read More

The changing face of paving: County road crews going all in on cold paving

 Carter County road crews are sold on cold paving, and they’re making changes to their equipment to accommodate the new method of paving roads and filling potholes. Road supervisor Jason … Read More

I do solemnly swear…: Grayson City Council members sworn in

 The city of Grayson held a swearing in ceremony last Wednesday for the men and women who will be serving the community on City Council in the coming year. Four … Read More

Olive Hill appoints new fire chief: Council approves mayor’s nomination of Rodgers

 Olive Hill has a new fire chief and assistant fire chief.  Council moved last week to approve the recommendation from mayor Jerry Callihan to appoint Jeremy Rodgers as the new … Read More

EMTs and the pandemic: Ambulance board discusses impact of virus on personnel

Carter County EMT Shawn Laughman disinfects an ambulance following a run. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Paving and playgrounds: Park board close to decision on playground equipment

 Grayson sports park manager Grant Harper told the park board he won’t know exactly what kind of costs the park will incur until they open, but he and board member … Read More

Body cams and instant scans: Grayson police get tech upgrade

 Many first responders were training on the new E911 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system update last week, but Grayson police couldn’t join in. During the regular meeting of Grayson City … Read More

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