Fiscal court discusses ambulance assistance: Also considers E-911 dispatch issues

 The Carter Count Emergency Ambulance Service has lost around $740,000 in revenue over the last several months, EAS director Rick Loperfido told the fiscal court on Monday night. This is … Read More

 Grayson Rezones US 60: Portion near Extension will be Highway Business zone

 In a compromise move, the Grayson Planning and Zoning Commission will rezone a portion of land along US 60 from Residential-1 to Highway Business, but they will stop short of … Read More

County seeks up to $5 million credit line: Funds and interest would be reimbursed by FEMA

 The Carter County Fiscal Court has a problem on their hands. The bills for cleanup costs and repairs related to the ice storm will be coming due before the FEMA … Read More

Bringing fiber to Grayson: Council approves plan to support broadband in city limits

 People who live within the city limits of Grayson could have the opportunity to get fiber optic broadband delivered right to their door, with a plan approved by Grayson city … Read More

Work on water treatment plant set to begin soon

Olive Hill City Council heard an update on the water treatment plant project from Harshaw-Trane during their regular August meeting on Tuesday. A representative with the company explained to council … Read More

Can you grow flowers here?: Council hears zoning violation concerns

 A property owner in Olive Hill is violating the city’s zoning restrictions, attorney Brandon Hamilton told city council last week, and it’s making it impossible for his clients to enjoy … Read More

Funding firefighters

The Carter County Fiscal Court approved a motion on Monday to continue funding paid weekend staff at the Grayson and Olive Hill Fire Departments, and to distribute a similar level of funding to other volunteer fire departments in the county.

Finishing the road cleanup: Fiscal court discusses last steps, approves budget

 Contractors working on storm debris cleanup on county roads are close to finishing their work. But before the county releases them from their contract, Judge Executive Mike Malone is asking … Read More

Giving the folks a raise: Fiscal Court approves pay increases for all county employees

 Kyle Morgan, from the Grayson Fire Department, was at the last Carter County Fiscal Court meeting to ask the county to continue funding for weekend firefighters in the cities of … Read More

County satisfied with cleanup improvements

 Two weeks ago, the county was discussing terminating their contract with debris cleanup specialists Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR). In one week, however, the company was able to turn things around … Read More

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

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