Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Messer Conley says she knows that many people consider the census count to be an invasion of privacy. But, she says, it really isn't that invasive, and doesn't require the submission of any personal information.

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If you've been considering getting your GED, and you want to save yourself $120, the time to take it is now.

Citing lower costs and the digital age, Republican State Rep. Jerry Miller has introduced legislation to remove paid public notices from newspapers and instead post them for free on local government websites.

Carter County Youth Leadership have taken on the task of cleaning up Carter County for their project this year, and though the 28 high school juniors from across the county aren't going to start until April, they're wasting no time in getting organized and creating a game plan.

Lyla is a 1-1/2-year-old female lab mix. She’s a friendly girl and loves to go for walks. Lyla’s $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being spayed. You can stop by and meet her at the Carter County Animal Shelter, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

Carter Skills U Adult Education is offering free GED tests for a limited time. This is a value of $120 and is for first-time individual tests.


The new park project in Grayson was officially named the Carter County Sports Park Complex during groundbreaking ceremonies last year, but since then it has been informally referred to as the Grayson Sports Park in meetings, releases, and other communications.

Ever get tired of the same old chips and dip? Try making it yourself with these easy recipes for noshing.

The Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission met in regular session last Thursday to discuss various issues related to tourism in the city and to consider grant requests.

Executive Director of Carter County EMS, Rick Loperfido, has alerted media that the regular meeting of the Carter County Emergency Ambulance Taxing District scheduled for Monday, January 13 at 3 p.m. has been rescheduled until January 20 at the same time.

Amy McGrath made her U.S. Senate bid official last week, and the retired marine lieutenant colonel believes she can dethrone Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Josie is a one-year-old female mix breed. She’s a very happy playful girl that needs a home of her own. Josie has been spayed and has a free adoption to an approved home. You can stop by and meet her at the Carter County Animal Shelter, Monday – Friday, 9 – 4 and Saturday 8 – 12.

Cowboy candy refers to candied jalapeño peppers. If consists of sliced jalapeños preserved in a syrup made with sugar, vinegar, and spices like turmeric, garlic powder and cayenne. Think of it as being like a pepper jam but with larger pieces of pepper.

A reader is seeking a recipe for hot dog sauce served in Jack’s Deli at the Clark Pump and Shop on 29th Street in Ashland. If you have that recipe and can share it, please email it to me at lward@dailyindependent.com and I will publish it in a future column.

A recent study by the non-partisan Pew Charitable Trust has shown that while the national economy has shown strong growth, one-third of American counties have not only shown no growth, but poverty has actually grown.


GRAYSON – Social media posts, Carter County Judge Executive Mike Malone said, helped fuel the fiscal court's move on Monday morning to hold a special session dedicated to adopting a resolution to “designate Carter County a Second Amendment Sanctuary.”


Jim Phillips, in a very real way, provided the soundtrack for the lives of generations. He was a journalist who demanded the truth in everything he reported whether it was school sports or local or national news. And his insistence on clear verification of everything he set his pen or voice …

COALTON On Saturday, Jan. 4, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 14 responded to a two vehicle fatal collision at the 181 westbound on ramp to I-64.

Red is an eight-year-old female hound. She loves everyone she meets! Red wants to start the new year with a home to call her own. She has a reduced adoption fee to an approved home. You can stop by and meet her at the Carter County Animal Shelter, Monday – Friday, 9 – 4 and Saturday 8 – 12.

OLIVE HILL Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 14 in Ashland are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:50 pm. Troopers responded to the 155 mile marker of I-64 in Carter County, on arrival Troopers found Thomas Meaux, age 49 of Ashland,…

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If you're planning on traveling through Greenup County, especially on routes near the Little Sandy River and Tygart Creek, you should take note of flooding along roadways there.

Josh Hughes’s phone lit up near halftime of Lewis County’s home girls basketball game against West Carter on Tuesday night. It wasn’t with good news.

Members of a local cub scout pack came to Olive Hill City Council last Tuesday, to ask for assistance with space and projects. But what started as a lesson in civics quickly turned into a lesson in civility, and the pack leader took the boys out of the meeting when words between Mayor Jerry …


The 2019 S.U. Pratt Community Service Award was presented to the Carter County Quilts for Veterans (CCQFV) at the 42nd Community Service Awards hosted by the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 12 at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

Whether New Year’s Eve means a dress-up party or wearing sweats and sitting on the couch, there’s one thing the activities have in common: food. Most New Year’s Eve parties’ fare consists of heavy appetizers, others feature breakfast. Here is a sampling.


Carter Caves State Resort Park is once again gearing up for their annual Winter Adventure Weekend in the park. This year's event is scheduled to run from Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26. The four day event will feature a variety of events, including rock climbing, ice climbin…

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Ed Harper, 50 died Friday. Funeral services was conducted Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sagraves Family Cemetery. www.malonefuneralhome.com