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Because the weather is pleasant and food is good, today is International Picnic Day — at least I’m guessing that’s why today was chosen to celebrate dining al fresco.

The Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc. hosted the annual "HeART of the Parks Art Competition, Show & Sale" for the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce's "Memory Days", which celebrated 49 years of homecoming events during Memorial Day weekend.

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The 43rd Annual Carter County Shrine Club AAAAA Horse Show was held in Olive Hill last weekend, drawing participation from horse owners and riders across the region and nation.

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A Grayson man was arraigned in Carter County District Court Monday afternoon on charges alleging he shot his father in the back of a head with a rifle last week.

GRAYSON – A Grayson man was arrested at a local residence on Thursday afternoon after state police said he allegedly shot his father in the back of the head. 

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GRAYSON – Police reports outline the allegations against a Grayson woman accused of delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a Carter County man in January.

Residents will see several transportation infrastructure projects under way in the coming days and weeks. They include a $2 million highway improvement project on U.S. 60, the Ky. 182 bridge over Sinking Creek will close for repairs and painting will start for some bridges on I-64.

The Kentucky State Police at Ashland will be conducting safety checkpoints at various times and approved locations throughout the Post 14 District, which encompasses Boyd, Greenup, Carter and Lawrence counties.

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The Carter County Shrine Club added a new event to its schedule this year. The first annual Swap & Sell swap meet was held the last weekend of May, bringing together vendors and shoppers at the Shrine Park in Olive Hill. Despite rainy weather the club considered the event a success.

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The seasonal rains held off, and the city of Grayson had a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend for their Memory Days parade and events.

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West Carter's archery team is getting ready for state level competition. It's no big surprise that their coaches expect them to do well at the competition later this month. The team has dominated most of their regional competitions this year, assistant coach Jackie Gilliam explained.

Not everyone is familiar with the June apple — also known as a transparent apple — because it seems to be dying off. At least, they aren’t easy to find. Your best bet is a farmer’s market.

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Olive Hill's favorite son, singer-songwriter and storyteller Tom T. Hall, turned 83 on Saturday. But the Grammy winner and Grand Ole Opry member received an early present last week when residents of his hometown sent the entertainer a bundle of birthday cards wishing him a happy day and cong…

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Back in the 1950s, when Route 60 was one of the main arteries across the state and country, there was a truck stop and diner in Globe that served those traveling and hauling goods along the road. The Garvin Diner was built in 1954, according to JoAnn and Gary Back, who currently own the building.

Olive Hill City Council had budgets on their mind during their regular meeting last Tuesday. They moved to go with a cheaper option on insurance for city employees and tabled a fair bidding ordinance that would have encouraged the city to pay the prevailing wage for any contract work done in…

Even though most of us embrace a meaty chili or a rack of ribs, there is a significant number of vegetarians — and vegans — in the region. Like most of us, they enjoy something different every now and then.

Late Sandy Hook native and country star Keith Whitley, in pursuing his career, moved to Nashville to further his work in country music. Recently, Friends Of Keith Whitley traveled to Nashville as well to hold a special event to further their growth for the non- profit so they could help more…

Dr. Roger D. Fannin, optometrist, attended the Kentucky Optometric Association's 117th Annual Spring Educational Congress from April 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

Thirty-three Quilts of Valor were stacked and waiting to be presented to Veterans of Carter County by members of the Carter County Quilts for Veterans on behalf of the national organization, QOVF.

Tank is a 2 year old male shepherd mix. He’s a friendly boy and loves everyone he meets. Tank is partially sponsored so his adoption fee is $37 and includes rabies vaccination and being neutered.

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Sandy Hook's Rocky Adkins made a strong showing in the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday night, but with 82 percent of precincts reporting Adkins' opponent, Andy Beshear, had taken a sizable lead in the contest.

Blighted properties weren't on the agenda for fiscal court last Monday. But they were on the minds of county residents who took advantage of the court's public comment period to raise the issue with the county, and this isn't the first time citizens have raised the issue with the court.

It isn't often that a school gets to celebrate something as momentous as 100 years of history, especially in this age of growth and consolidation. But that is exactly what Prichard Elementary did last Friday, marking a century of providing education for the city of Grayson.

Grayson City Council opened its regular meeting last Tuesday by hearing from Karen Coburn with the 2020 Census on the development of a census committee and approving a new insurance agreement with Colonial Life, but it was condemned and unkempt properties that prompted the most conversation.

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