My wife and I were returning from Louisville. We stopped in Frankfort for a quick, hot lunch on a cold day.
By a vote of 35-0, the State Senate on Friday passed an important piece of legislation that hopefully will better protect Kentucky’s school children.
We salute members of the Pathways organization for the success of their fourth annual BELIEVE Bowling event at Dixie Lanes in Grayson Saturday. More than 80 participants thoroughly enjoyed their day at the lanes.
FRANKFORT – I shed a few tears after corporate managers at AK Steel confirmed our worst fears this week. The Ohio-based steel giant would permanently close the Ashland Works, the venerable steel mill that brought good-paying manufacturing jobs to northeastern Kentucky for nearly a century.
A note from a local history enthusiast with a nose for good stories from Carter County reminded me the Dixie Theater, once an anchor in downtown Olive Hill, would have been 95 years old in 2019.
We salute each of the individuals and organizations represented on Interstate 64 near Olive Hill Saturday in response to numerous accidents caused by extreme cold and ice condensation. Fire fighters from Grahn, Olive Hill and Grayson were joined by city and county emergency management offici…
For reasons I still have not figured out, last week's cold snap did not put me into the “old man” mode I typically deal with any time it rains or the temperature drops.
Now that Super Bowl LIII has gone into the history books, lots of folks have been sharing personal memories of the biggest annual event in football.
Carter County had the second highest unemployment rate in Kentucky at 7.8 percent during December, according to a report issued last week by the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Despite an outpouring of love and respect from the community – including a proper funeral and burial – I remain preoccupied by the heartbreaking story of the woman known only as the “Bridge Lady”.
This is a true story, as relayed by a couple of people who heard about it from someone who was there and somehow lived to talk about it, just before he died.
We salute former employees of the Grayson Kmart store, especially those who dealt with huge crowds on the final day of shopping. We hope each of you will be able to quickly find new jobs and opportunities.
Due to our production schedule and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I will be taking a page from the Keith Kappes playbook this week.
First, the Republican cabal of Gov. Matt Bevin and legislative leaders tried subterfuge but that didn’t hold up in the Kentucky Supreme Court.
I missed the mark by a solid decade last week as I wrote about local efforts to deliver bottled water to nearby Martin County.
To the list of shameful issues facing the residents of Central Appalachia over the last 50 years, today we add unsafe, expensive drinking water from certain public water districts in rural communities.
We salute everyone who is supporting the ongoing water collection effort by Carter County's teachers and students, aimed at relief for our friends and family in nearby Martin County. The people who live there have been dealing with major water shortages as well as health concerns from using …
We salute the local civic organization for their recent financial support of Christmas funding for the East Carter Family Resource Center and West Carter Family Resource Center. Kiwanis members conducted a dessert auction in November to generate $250 for each of the programs.
Dictionary.com defines “hypocrite” as “a person who feigns some desirable or publicly- approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.”
Hardcore cynics love the old saying that goes like this: “Life was going badly for me and my friends said, ‘Cheer up, things could be worse. So I then cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse.”
I failed to look far beyond the days of this week as we tackled the tasks of assembling the Christmas issues of The Olive Hill Times and Grayson Journal-Enquirer. For a moment, I didn't realize this will be my final column of 2018 and I now feel compelled to say it has been a year I am beyon…
We don’t know her real name. We don’t know if she’s someone’s wife, mother, sister or daughter. We don’t know why she came to our community about 10 years ago. We don’t know why she was a homeless person.
Two days and $130,000 after it began, members of the Kentucky General Assembly voted unanimously last Tuesday to end the special session called by Gov. Matt Bevin to reform public pensions.
We salute everyone who gathered to celebrate Christmas 2018 with friends, family and other loved ones. Our best wishes to all in Carter County and around the world as we celebrate the New Year.
We salute this band of independent Christian motorcyclists for their ongoing efforts including the annual toy drive and distribution in Carter County, which provides Christmas gifts for children and families who do not always qualify for other local gift programs.
Looking on the bright side of life, this week has provided many opportunities to learn about unusual, or at least unexpected, things.
In a major setback for Gov. Matt Bevin and the Republican-controlled General Assembly, the Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down a new law by standing up for the rule of law.
We salute the individuals and local business leaders and teams for their continued support of Project Merry Christmas in Carter County. While you may never know whose lives you've touch, be assured you are making an incredible difference in someone's life.
Christmas giving to families, especially those with small children, brings out the best in most people but the circumstances surrounding some of the recipients often become an aggravation to some of us who give.
I was all smiles last week after speaking with Tommy Clay, owner of Clay Music Company in Belle, West Virginia.
We salute everyone who worked to organize Grayson Hometown Holidays 2018, as well as those who volunteered to help keep everything running smoothly as families came together to enjoy Carter County's genuine Christmas spirit.
- Rally set for murder victim
- Carter County Bigfoot? Regional sightings prompt questions
- Growth through vision and faith at Carter Christian Academy
- Bond EKU bound
- All That Bloomz on Valentine's Day
- Despite all our efforts, AK Steel closing
- Poetry Slam at art gallery
- Editor's Notebook: Memories of The Dixie, and big changes ahead
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars by Courtney Johnson from the Reedville Christian Baptist Church Cookbook
- KYTC District 9 crews prepped for possible snow duty overnight
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