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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…

After nearly eight and one-half years of coming into the homes of your readers on a weekly basis, I write to inform everyone that my personal column will no longer appear in the Olive Hill Times and Grayson Journal-Enquirer.

We salute this outstanding group of Carter County students for their exceptional performance during recent state tournament competition. West Carter's team, under the guidance of Judge Rupert Wilhoit, finished with a record of 4-7-1, with Lexi Stone voted as best attorney and Kaylee Kilgore …

We salute the outstanding and ongoing efforts of this proud Carter County resident for his excellent work as director at Carter Caves State Resort Park as well as his contributions as a dedicated community member. Perry was recently honored as the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month.

We salute this community leader for once again organizing and supervising the annual Carter County Community Partners Leadership Academy. This year's participants will undoubtedly apply the lessons learned within their own homes, communities and businesses.

We salute members of the Pathways organization for the success of their fourth annual BELIEVE Bowling event at Dixie Lanes in Grayson Saturday. More than 80 participants thoroughly enjoyed their day at the lanes.

FRANKFORT – I shed a few tears after corporate managers at AK Steel confirmed our worst fears this week. The Ohio-based steel giant would permanently close the Ashland Works, the venerable steel mill that brought good-paying manufacturing jobs to northeastern Kentucky for nearly a century.

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