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ASHLAND — ACTC will host a Talent Night at 6 p.m. Friday Feb. 15 at the J.B. Sowards Theatre on ACTC’s College Drive Campus. This showcase gives amateur talent in the Tri-State a chance to share their talents in music, song and dance.

Construction on the Grayson Sports Park Complex is now scheduled to move forward, with Allard Construction doing the utilities and site work on the project.


What do you get when you add bowling balls, bowling pins and excited children of all ages? Pathways BELIEVE (Believe in yourself, Encourage teammates, Lead by example, Inspire others, Exceed expectations, Value hard work, Embrace who your are) bowling event at Dixie Lanes!

The Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission received a financial report and audit from the firm of Kelly, Galloway, Smith, Goolsby, PSC, during their regular meeting last Thursday.

If you're looking forward to summer and sunshine here at the dreary, muddy end of winter, you probably aren't alone. There are probably lots of folks daydreaming and planning for their summer fun already. But there probably aren't many planning as furiously as the folks on the Grayson Chambe…

Friends and family of Kelly Glover, who was murdered in a shotgun ambush on a remote country road in 2015, will gather in Grahn next month to both honor his memory and call for renewed attention to his unsolved case.

Grayson Rotary member Shadow Skaggs welcomed fellow Rotarian David Dowd as guest speaker for Monday's meeting at Melini Cucina in Grayson. Dowd spoke about efforts on behalf of the rotary International Foundation. (Photo by Tim Preston)

District Judge Rupert Wilhoit III recently welcomed a capacity crowd to the Carter County Justice Center to witness members of this year's Teen Court exercise courtroom skills and roles.

Emergency response workers cited “freezing fog” as a cause of numerous accidents which forced closure of westbound lanes of I-64 in Carter County Saturday.

The City of Grayson’s Emergency Management Agency has obtained an FCC registered radio frequency for the purpose of activating the 4 Early Warning Voice Sirens and sending information to the general public to those with access to the radio frequency. The frequency has been installed in a rep…

Could our area be home to undocumented hairy hominids? According to some, the answer is definitely 'yes.' In December the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on a possible Bigfoot sighting in neighboring Elliott County.

During a disaster, your family may have to leave your home and depart from your daily routine. Children may become anxious, confused or frightened. It is important to give children guidance that will help them reduce their fears.

West Carter’s Mock Trial Team finished ninth out of twenty teams this weekend at their regional tournament in Lexington.


A one-year old male shepherd, shelter workers say there is a partial sponsorship available for this dog. Also at the shelter awaiting a new home is this 1-1/2 year old Blue Tick Hound. “He would be an excellent addition to any family,” said Dog Warden Woody Maddix, who added the dog “walks g…

FRANKFORT — After a rapid start, approving five bills in four days, the Kentucky General Assembly will resume the 2019 Legislative Session Tuesday, February 5 with the task of vetting hundreds of bills dealing with complex issues.


Kentucky State Representative for the 99th district Rocky Adkins met with Carter County supporters last Tuesday for a fundraiser at the Super 8 hotel in Grayson. The event, Adkins said, was very much like other events he has held and plans to hold across the state as he prepares for his gube…


Temperatures in Carter County fell into the single digits last week, with wind chill making it feel much colder, as a polar vortex worked its way across the midwest and eastern part of the United States. Daytime temperatures dipped into the 20s and the high teens in some places, with morning…

Knowing a frozen spectacle awaited them, Brandi Layne and family members, Brittney and Jasinda Childers, Olivia Layne and Haylee McGuire took a cold, tough hike to a waterfall near their home on Cory Road in western Carter County during the recent arctic blast.

Carter County Schools Instructional Supervisor Judy Dotson spoke to Grayson Rotary Club members during their weekly meeting Monday at Melini Cucina. As the guest of Carter County School Superintendent Ronnie Dotson, the duo provided updates about ongoing education programs and ACT preparatio…

Elementary, middle and high school students from five counties showed off their creativity and ingenuity during the sixth annual ACTC/FIVCO Science and Engineering Fair on Jan. 25.


A young participant in the “Down For Dummies” excursion smiled all the way to the bottom Friday afternoon during day two of Winter Adventure Weekend 2019 at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

Carter County Fiscal Court met in special session last Friday to amend a loan resolution before discussing road issues with representatives of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The Friends of the Carter County Public Library held their annual meeting last week, meeting on Monday to discuss membership, events for the coming year, and efforts to grow their membership.

The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will host the annual "Peace & Love" art show and sale, set to open during the monthly F!nal Fr!days Art Walk on Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with an opening reception featuring live music by "The Return" and catered refreshments!

FRANKFORT — After a rapid start, approving five bills in four days, the Kentucky General Assembly will resume the 2019 Legislative Session Tuesday, February 5 with the task of vetting hundreds of bills dealing with complex issues.

As we age, our needs and abilities change. There are common-sense measures older citizens can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen. Whether you live alone or depend on a caregiver, if you are in good health or have physical limitations, it’s important to have a plan for…

Caleb Heimlich of Asheville, North Carolina and Jared Ember of Dayton, Ohio shared opposite ends of an 'experience tube' while attempting to balance on a slackline inside the lodge at Carter Caves State Resort Park Friday afternoon.

Ashland Community and Technical College has released its dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete at least 12 semester credits (of 100 level courses or above) or more for the semester and earn at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester. Stu…

Carter County Fiscal Court made a decision last Monday that required a second executive session to clarify, but in the end no votes were changed and the county moved not to renew their contract with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 1081.


Olive Hill will be “the Italian place to be” this spring with the opening of a new Giovanni's Pizza.

Grayson city council met in special session last Monday to pass an ordinance setting new rates for water and sewage service.

The city of Olive Hill received an audit report and heard from financial advisors hoping to help receive the contract to work on the city's Energy Savings Project during their regular meeting last Tuesday, although it was developments from the fire department that led to serendipitous news f…

Artists and organizations who see art as a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Kentucky and are interested in meeting with others who share your vision are invited to join in on a free interactive workshop. Artists from all art forms (literary, media, perform…

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