In mid-July 2019, Oakland, California, became the third U.S. city to ban municipal departments from using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Congress began hearings on whether and how to regulate it on a national level. In a surprising moment of bipartisan consensus, the only thing la…

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The Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission has put its grants on hold as they wait for the funds to come in from unpaid hotel taxes.

As director of the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies, I regularly talk to people about how they can use data to help their communities thrive.

A recent report by the The Washington Post — and localized by our sister paper The Daily Independent in Ashland — detailed the flow of pain pills through the Tri-State region from 2006 to 2012.

Wandering through the grocery store, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the numerous brands and health claims on the dozens of sugar substitutes. It can be particularly confusing for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes who must keep their blood sugar in check and control their weight.

We usually don't use our editorial space to write about matters from the criminal justice beat but we feel the need to today in addressing two recent incidents in Carter County that warrant attention. The first event was a very serious apartment fire and the second was the filing of a murder…

This is a big week for Carter County and the region with the start of Rudy Fest. The festival runs from Wednesday through Saturday in a show organized by Carter County residents.

Recently, the NFL conducted its annual draft. If you’ve ever watched it, you know there’s much fanfare and excitement surrounding the announcement of who’s chosen for which team. The room goes quiet and all eyes are on the commissioner as he reads the name of the next person selected for a h…

There were some excellent developments reported out of Rowan County this past week. They are important not just to Rowan County taxpayers, but to Carter County residents and, for that matter, all residents of Eastern Kentucky.

Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S.

A very nice story appeared in last week's paper that chronicled the pleasant surprise JoAnn and Gary Back recently discovered in the attic of the old Garvin Diner in the Globe community.

Rural people and issues generally receive little attention from the urban-centric media and policy elites. Yet, rural America makes unique contributions to the nation’s character and culture as well as provides most of its food, raw materials, drinking water and clean air. The recent preside…

Carter County Fiscal Court was the recent recipient of a full report from Compass Municipal Advisors. Compass took a complete look at the county's financial picture, including expenses, revenues, retirement contributions and credit analysis.

Politicians of all stripes endeavor to sound serious and thoughtful about problems confronting our body politic and the future.

Recently I wrote a column about my experience attending the 2018 Kentucky Derby, which was the rainiest Derby Day on record. This allowed me to witness history while simultaneously experiencing what it feels like to be in a relentless monsoon of epic proportions.

As many teachers know, being an educator in Kentucky is an incredibly rewarding profession. It is also very challenging and demanding, requiring immense sacrifice — usually of one's own time, emotions and money beyond the average work day. All of it is aimed at bettering the lives of our youth.

The shape of the May 21 Democratic primary for governor became clearer Wednesday night as the three major candidates held their first debate.

A good bit of Appalachia, especially Eastern Kentucky, is buzzing with the news that the $1.7 billion Braidy Industries aluminum mill has now secured partial project funding. This funding announcement dramatically shifts the building of the mill to a state of highly probable, as opposed to p…

If you scroll through the Carter County Health Department's Facebook page you'll get a quick glimpse into the important work the Health Department does for this community every day.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is going after teachers again, this time subpoenaing records of those who called in sick to protest changes in their pensions. It’s much different from the way another Republican governor many years ago dealt with teachers and what it cost him.

Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative — which has customers in our coverage area — recently received permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to raise rates.

Like most people, I’d hoped the report of special counsel Robert Mueller would provide a reasonably clear answer to questions about whether Donald Trump “colluded” with Russians interfering with the 2016 election or committed obstruction of justice.

I listened to a lengthy presentation last week by Braidy Industries Chief Executive Officer Craig Bouchard about the aluminum and metal alloys mill Bouchard’s team plans to construct at EastPark Industrial Center. 

If you aren’t a regular watcher of the television news show ‘60 Minutes’ you likely missed a very interesting story recently about a new business coming to Eastern Kentucky, located just down the road a bit.

Some quality information was offered by the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce recently when they hosted Mark Murphy of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Morehead State University.

My name is Glenn Puit. I'm the regional editor for Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., which is the owner of the Grayson Journal-Enquirer and the Olive Hill Times. I'm writing today to let you know about some changes to the newspapers, all of which are aimed at improving the product and impl…

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