It’s both encouraging and reassuring to see Greenup County and Lawrence County fairs receive help through grants. The grants, which come from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, supply a boost to and pump some optimism into county fairs, in general.
Kentucky, as everyone knows, is a mecca when it comes to producing country music superstars. Kentucky is a national treasure when it comes to country music. Watching the recent Ken Burns documentary on PBS about country music only reaffirms this. Episode after episode an artist from Kentucky…
Reporter Jeremy D. Wells penned an interesting story last week on the need for Carter County to get caught up on flood control maintenance in the creek bed of Little Sinking Creek.
There was some interesting news this past week from the Kentucky Chamber regarding the ongoing reduction of costs employers are facing when it comes to worker compensation.
We state the obvious today in noting those who vandalized construction equipment at the Carter County Sports Park Complex are quite pitiful. We also state the obvious in noting they should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if the perpetrators in question can be identified.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative — which has customers in our coverage area — recently received permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to raise rates.
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.
More than 100 students gathered at Ashland Community and Technical College two weeks ago to demonstrate their skills in the trades as part of the Skills USA competition.
We pose this harsh question to our readers today because members of these groups represent most of those killed or sickened in the massive outbreak of hepatitis A in Kentucky, the worst in the nation.
By a vote of 35-0, the State Senate on Friday passed an important piece of legislation that hopefully will better protect Kentucky’s school children.
Carter County had the second highest unemployment rate in Kentucky at 7.8 percent during December, according to a report issued last week by the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
First, the Republican cabal of Gov. Matt Bevin and legislative leaders tried subterfuge but that didn’t hold up in the Kentucky Supreme Court.
To the list of shameful issues facing the residents of Central Appalachia over the last 50 years, today we add unsafe, expensive drinking water from certain public water districts in rural communities.
Dictionary.com defines “hypocrite” as “a person who feigns some desirable or publicly- approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.”
Two days and $130,000 after it began, members of the Kentucky General Assembly voted unanimously last Tuesday to end the special session called by Gov. Matt Bevin to reform public pensions.
In a major setback for Gov. Matt Bevin and the Republican-controlled General Assembly, the Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down a new law by standing up for the rule of law.
After “remember in November” turned out to be basically a hollow threat, Gov. Matt Bevin recently felt comfortable enough to take another swipe at teachers and the Kentucky Education Association.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and most of us will heartily embrace that uniquely American tradition by gathering family around us and by eating too much.
We’re glad that Kinder Morgan decided to abandon a pipeline project that would have endangered tens of thousands of residents in Kentucky – including Rowan County – and five other states from Texas to Ohio.
The unprecedented, public and gory battle is over. Brett Kavanaugh is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court but the war may be far from finished.
This Week's Circulars
Ed Harper, 50 died Friday. Funeral services was conducted Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sagraves Family Cemetery. www.malonefuneralhome.com
- Celebrating local music: Chamber discusses Tom T. Hall spotlight for Welcome Center
- Cleaning up the county: Carter County Youth Leadership plans clean-up event
- Learn about ‘cowboy candy’
- Elvis would respond to the census: CCCP discuss art events, community development, and being counted
- Could McConnell lose?
- Crawford reaches 1,000 points
- GED is free... for now
- Fire and police respond to crash
- Park board talks branding
- Bill would end public notices in newspapers
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