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An array of 3D printers whirred and chattered through the night and into Tuesday at Ashland Community and Technical College, turning spools of plastic filament into much-needed medical supplies.

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OLIVE HILL Since the onset of coronavirus in the area, there has been an increase in drive-by quiltings.

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ASHLAND Gov. Andy Beshear made an executive order to close all non-life-sustaining businesses and now citizens are facing reduced hours or temporary unemployment.

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GREENUP Cleanliness is next to Godliness and it’s the best way to protect yourself against viruses and bacteria.

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KET will offer free in-home learning resources to families and educators. These resources are in response to school closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 emergency, and can be accessed at KET.org/learnathome. This helps ensure families have highquality educational resources for all school…

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In efforts to address high call volumes for unemployment benefits across the commonwealth, 145 additional employees from three state Cabinets have come on board to help with unemployment claims, according to Lt. Governor Jacquline Coleman.

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• On Sunday, March 22, Governor Andy Beshear issued an order closing all non-essential retailers to the public and mandating a postponement of all elective medical procedures. Businesses that may remain open during this emergency action include:

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As social distancing becomes even more critical during the pandemic, the Judicial Branch continues to make changes that will ensure access to the courts while protecting the health and safety of court personnel and the public.

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The Carter County Soil Conservation District (CCSCD) presented their budget and plan for the year to the fiscal court during their last regular meeting. The CCSCD, first established in 1948, aids landowners each year by helping them complete their Ag Water Quality Plan, apply for local, stat…

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All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service. This decision protects the population it serves—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, staff are still able to provide c…

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While social distancing and the ordered closure of non-essential businesses may have resulted in the closure of the Carter Skills U classroom above the Grayson branch of the public library, that doesn't mean that you can't still work towards your high school diploma with the group. The organ…

The Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Wilson's Fitness and Martial Arts several weeks ago, just before concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus led to the ordered closure of nonessential businesses. The closures have hit many business owners…

FLEMINGSBURG – The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close part of KY 7 in Carter County on Tuesday, March 31, for embankment repairs.

Volunteers with the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce worked last week to hang photos and memorabilia in the Depot building for the future opening of the Olive Hill Welcome Center. The opening of the welcome center has been delayed by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, with an announcement of the gra…

OLIVE HILL Evelyn Lewis was walking through the parking lot of the James Drive-In one warm night in 1965 when a flash of red and gold caught her eye.

Tactical role playing games (TRPGs) are an interesting genre. Usually aimed at the “hard core” gamer demographic, at higher levels and harder settings they can require chesslike planning, forethought, and troop coordination.

During my lifetime, the people of Appalachia have become more self aware. Jesse Stuart, Cratis Williams, Billy C. Clark, Harry M. Caudill, and hundreds of other Appalachian writers and teachers have helped us achieve a clearer understanding of ourselves, our families, and our communities.

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There have been “professional” level competitions in video games since the arcade era. But when most of us were young, the idea of playing video games competitively at a collegiate level wasn't something we ever imagined – despite what films like “The Wizard” promised for the future. Thirty …

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• On Sunday, March 22, Governor Andy Beshear issued an order closing all nonessential retailers to the public and mandating a postponement of all elective medical procedures. Businesses that may remain open during this emergency action include: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, hardware sto…

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When Prichard Elementary assistant principal Derrick Jordan first started his career in education, he worked as a special education teacher. That experience, he said, really informed the direction he wanted to take as an administrator.

OLIVE HILL Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering the closing of restaurant dining rooms and non-essential businesses during the requested self-isolation quarantine period.

GRAYSON Grayson city council only had one item on the agenda of their last meeting before state suggestions of self-isolation lead to the cancellation of the council meeting in neighboring Olive Hill and other public meetings.

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Restaurants may have their dining rooms closed by state order, but that doesn't mean you can't still order a meal from them. Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce Coordinator McClain Dyer released a list of Grayson area restaurants that are still providing delivery or carry-out service.

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Inmates working with Carter County road crews picked up 967 bags of garbage over 38 miles of roadway in the county, according to a report presented to the fiscal court last week. But it isn't just litter tossed out of car windows. The county also has a pressing issue with illegal dump sites …

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The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is of paramount importance. As such we are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have made the decision that Ashland Community and Technical College is cancelling ALL in-person classes and instruction beginning March 18 …

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In addition to extending our Spring Break through March 29th, KCU is announcing that all classes will be offered remotely from March 30 through at least April 12 with onsite classes scheduled to begin on April 13.

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Commercial Bank of Grayson will be closing their Grayson and Olive Hill locations to lobby traffic. The bank will maintain regular hours for drive-through service for the next two weeks, and will then reevaluate their plans at that time. They will also open new accounts and work with loan cl…

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County offices in Carter County will be closed to the general public for the next two weeks, with a few exceptions, as the county tries to follow the Center for Disease Control's recommendations to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus spread.

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Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) is committed to maintaining the health and well-being of its students and employees. As a precautionary response to the COVID-19 crisis ACTC is cancelling all in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17 to allow faculty time to prepare …

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state was taking aggressive action to protect seniors, to ensure wages are protected for first responders and medical personnel and by canceling in-person meetings for state boards and commissions while providing guidan…

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FRANKFORT -- Legislative leaders announced today that the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 session will be postponed until March 17. The Senate and House will not convene, as previously scheduled, on Friday, March 13, or Monday, March 16.

Carter County Dog Warden Woody Maddix accepts a donation from Sara, with Kee's Farm Service and Supply. Maddix and the animal shelter wish to extend their sincere thanks to Kee's for their support of the shelter.

Brother and Sister are one-and-a-half-year-old boxer mixes. They are very friendly, playful dogs who are looking for their forever homes. They have a reduced adoption fee of $25 for approved homes. You can stop by and meet them at the Carter County Animal Shelter, Monday – Friday, 9 – 4 and …

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