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.
It is more ridiculous than the mysterious Nigerian prince who offers to send you $50 million to hide in your personal bank account – after you send him the account number!
How many abused spouses will die in gun violence before Kentucky police agencies and judges start using GPS monitoring automatically for abusers who violate protective orders?
President Trump hasn’t given Kentucky much to cheer about this year but that changed last week when he nominated Dr. Robert L. King to be assistant secretary for postsecondary education.
(Editor's Note - The Journal-Times is proud to share this editorial, originally published in the August 16, 2018 issue of our sister newspaper, The Morehead News. This is part of a nationwide response from journalists speaking out against the president's attacks on the free press.)
The good news is that Gov. Matt Bevin did an about-face and changed his mind about canceling vision and dental benefits and emergency transportation for about 460,000 Kentuckians.
President Donald Trump and U. S. Sen. Mitch McConnell are either the best two politicians in Washington or both of them are luckier than an outhouse rat. This odd couple pairing resulted in Trump getting a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that likely will go to 6-3 later t…
Gov. Matt Bevin told the federal government a year ago that 400,000 Kentuckians would lose expanded Medicaid benefits if his plan to implement a work requirement was not approved.
Pardon our crude headline but we could not come up with a better description of the messy situation facing Kentucky’s lawmakers and active and retired public employees.
A war of words involving President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and national religious leaders has erupted over separating illegal immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Excitement is growing throughout the Tri-State after the groundbreaking ceremony for the $1.5 billion Braidy Industries aluminum mill at East-Park.
- 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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