For the past couple of decades, proponents of vouchers for private schools have been pushing the idea that vouchers work.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
I received a call from local journalism legend Jim “Scoop” Phillips last week, which included a recollection of his first days at work for this newspaper and how he made his own path to the editor's desk.
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.
A note from a local history enthusiast with a nose for good stories from Carter County reminded me the Dixie Theater, once an anchor in downtown Olive Hill, would have been 95 years old in 2019.
For reasons I still have not figured out, last week's cold snap did not put me into the “old man” mode I typically deal with any time it rains or the temperature drops.
Now that Super Bowl LIII has gone into the history books, lots of folks have been sharing personal memories of the biggest annual event in football.
Despite an outpouring of love and respect from the community – including a proper funeral and burial – I remain preoccupied by the heartbreaking story of the woman known only as the “Bridge Lady”.
This is a true story, as relayed by a couple of people who heard about it from someone who was there and somehow lived to talk about it, just before he died.
Due to our production schedule and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I will be taking a page from the Keith Kappes playbook this week.
I missed the mark by a solid decade last week as I wrote about local efforts to deliver bottled water to nearby Martin County.
Hardcore cynics love the old saying that goes like this: “Life was going badly for me and my friends said, ‘Cheer up, things could be worse. So I then cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse.”
I failed to look far beyond the days of this week as we tackled the tasks of assembling the Christmas issues of The Olive Hill Times and Grayson Journal-Enquirer. For a moment, I didn't realize this will be my final column of 2018 and I now feel compelled to say it has been a year I am beyon…
We don’t know her real name. We don’t know if she’s someone’s wife, mother, sister or daughter. We don’t know why she came to our community about 10 years ago. We don’t know why she was a homeless person.
Looking on the bright side of life, this week has provided many opportunities to learn about unusual, or at least unexpected, things.
Christmas giving to families, especially those with small children, brings out the best in most people but the circumstances surrounding some of the recipients often become an aggravation to some of us who give.
I was all smiles last week after speaking with Tommy Clay, owner of Clay Music Company in Belle, West Virginia.
It was a few years ago that I began to notice that clothing manufacturers needed better quality control in marking sizes on men’s clothes, especially trousers.
A team of seven gathered at the edge of Olive Hill last week to visit one of city’s most historic and colorfully named areas - The Devil’s Backbone.
Before continuing with this discourse on tomorrow’s annual feast of gratitude, I remind you that Thanksgiving is the only American holiday where we eat the mascot.
We have been on a mighty coffee kick in recent days after purchasing a couple of bags of coffee beans roasted fresh in Grayson and offered for sale at Olive Hill’s “The Drive In.”
- Reports detail murder case
- Grayson man arrested in shooting of father
- KSP checkpoints underway in area
- School vouchers’ future and effects
- Prichard scholar graduates from Marshall
- FFA Alumni create chapter to improve community
- Road works, repaving ongoing in county
- Editorial: Five hundred jobs within reach
- Police now searching in Tenn. for murder suspect
- Running the trails: Heritage Trails Spectacular to feature 5K, horses, bikes and kayaks
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