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Carter County Quilts for Veterans is a nonprofit group that creates beautiful, patriotic Quilts of Valor for veterans in Carter County and then presents them in a local ceremony on behalf of the nationally known Quilts of Valor Foundation.

Representatives from the Kentucky State Park System, Kentucky Tourism, and local leaders met at Carter Caves State Resort Park last week to announce over $5 million in funding for Carter Caves and Greenbo Lake parks. Carter Caves will receive over $4 million in funding for upgrades and maint…

Tate is a 10-month-old male shepherd mix. He’s a happy, playful and very friendly boy. Tate’s $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being neutered. You can stop by and meet him at the Carter County Animal Shelter, Monday–Friday, 10–2 and Saturday, 8–12.

Carter County has one of the lowest property tax rates in the state of Kentucky.

Next Thursday the Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters will play host to over 1000 students from across the tri-state as they show them the opportunities open to them in the trades.


Senator Rand Paul was in the area this week, meeting with leaders from Carter, Boyd, Greenup, Elliott and Lawrence Counties at the FIVCO offices on the Industrial Parkway Monday afternoon.


A Carter County man was shot and killed at a Marathon gas station on Sept. 27.

Carbohydrate count aside, potatoes give us fiber and energy, plus vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Here are some tasty ways to get your spuds.

The city of Olive Hill set its property tax rate for the coming year during the last regular meeting on Sept. 17. The city chose the compensating rate, which allows them to approve the rate without holding a public hearing as they would if they chose to raise or retain their previous tax rate.

Hoss is a 2-year-old male lab mix. He’s been kept inside, done well and walks well on a leash. Hoss is a big boy but he’s very lovable and likes to shake hands. His $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being neutered. You can stop by and meet him at the Carter County Animal Shelt…


First responders from the Carter City, Grayson, Olive Hill and Norton Branch fire departments were among the first on the scene this morning, in response to a two vehicle accident that is expected to keep the AA highway northwest of the Route 2 and Route 7 intersection closed until 7 p.m. or…

Chance is a four-month-old male cross breed. He loves to play and is super friendly. His $75 adoption fee includes rabies, vaccination and being neutered. You can stop by and meet him at the Carter County Animal Shelter, Monday - Friday, 10-2, and Saturday 8-12.


Matt Parsons was still a student at Berea College when he met Dale from Texas, the man who would help inspire his new project, the Parsons Cowboy Suite, a series of stories and songs celebrating the myth and mystique of the old west.


Visitors to Tom T. Hall's hometown will soon have the opportunity to view a variety of memorabilia from the Olive Hill native's work in music, poetry and literature.

After months of delays that led the city to threaten placing liens on three local hotel properties, the Grayson Tourism Commission has received all of their tax revenue, including late fees, from one of the hotels.

The Women Behind the Badge will be hosting the Carter County First Responders Appreciation Picnic for all Carter County First Responders and their immediate families on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Olive Hill City Council didn't have enough council members show up to have a quorum during their special meeting last Thursday, so they turned it into an informational meeting instead.

Deuce is a two-year-old male German shepherd mix. He’s an awesome boy! Deuce will sit and shake on command, loves car rides, and is housebroken. Deuce has a free adoption to an approved home. Come by and meet him! Monday through Friday 10 – 2 and Saturday 8 – 12.

Grayson city council approved changes to the city's zoning related to commercial and residential storage unit use within city limits during their regular meeting last Tuesday.


Students in Ms. Shauna Young's third grade class at Prichard Elementary got a special treat last week when Sophie, a therapy dog with Community Hospice, in Ashland, visited their class.

The All Creatures Veterinary Care Open House is an event that the proprietor, Dr. Donald Gibson and his wife, Cindy Gibson, started doing “about seven years ago,” Donald Gibson said. It was just a way for the clinic to reach out to the community and give back, while also educating children a…

The Grayson Gallery & Art Center's Second Saturday events have generally been an experience marked by multiple activities occurring in the same space. Musicians play, food is served, and visual art hangs on the walls. In recent months the Holler Down the Holler poetry slam has been added…

Carter County Be Here Tomorrow sponsored a suicide prevention and awareness walk at Carter Caves State Resort Park on Sunday. Speakers addressed the crowd about their personal and professional experiences with suicide and provided information about resources available to those who are strugg…

Cody is a 1 year old male heeler mix. He's a very happy, friendly boy and loves everyone he meets. His $75 adoption fee includes rabies, vaccination and being neutered. You can stop by and meet him at the Carter County Animal Shelter, Monday – Friday, 10 – 2 and Saturday 8 – 12.


There is little that Appalachian foodies appreciate more than a good, garden fresh tomato in season. They may debate the best way to bread a fried green tomato, or the proper condiment for a juicy tomato sandwich (the correct answer is salt and pepper only, by the way, so there is no need to…


During World War II Kentucky hemp helped support the war effort. The plant's fibers were used for cordage and canvas and other textiles. The U.S. Department of Agriculture encouraged farmers to plant their fields with the versatile crop, producing a film, “Hemp for Victory,” and posters desi…

“This is the beginning of an agricultural revolution,” said Max Hammond of the role that hemp will play in the future of Kentucky agriculture.

ASHLAND – Some exciting new changes are in store for attendees of the Ashland Alliance’s regional business celebration this year.


As Kentucky looks to find a replacement for tobacco as a cash crop, Morehead State University is aiding the endeavor with research on hemp.

Shyla is a one-year-old female pit mix. She’s the sweetest girl ever and is currently the longest resident at the shelter. Help find this awesome girl a new home. Her $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being spayed. Stop by and meet Shyla and all our dogs at the Carter County A…

GRAYSON – A national organization that advocates for victims of violent crime will hold a public awareness event in September, offering family members an opportunity to share stories of the ones they've lost.

This Week's Circulars


Garnet Louise Estepp, age 87, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 in Grove City, OH. She was born in Grahn, KY and graduated from Olive Hill High School, Olive Hill, KY. She worked for many years for Buckeye Steel and retired from Worthington Steel. She is preceded in death by her husband, …