Poetry Society announces annual contest winners

 The Carter County Poetry Society announced the winners of their annual poetry contest in an online poetry reading event via Zoom teleconference last week. First place winners, who took home … Read More

A vote for reading: Olive Hill approves library funding and board members

 Olive Hill Council, masked and spread around the room at different tables, accepted an email report from Carter County librarian Christy Boggs during their regular meeting last Tuesday, which was … Read More

Fighting fires: Olive Hill council adds fire to paid departments

 The city of Olive Hill has opened the door to adding paid staff to the fire department in the future. City council approved a municipal order last Tuesday, adding the … Read More

Carter Caves raises $7,000 for hungry children

 fundraising efforts hard across the board. This was no different for the Carter Caves backpack program than it has been for any other charitable effort. But park manager Chris Perry … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Holiday gaming game plan

Grab some free games for everyone in the family If the chilly weather keeps you indoors this long holiday weekend, and the pandemic keeps you off the road, you can … Read More

Starting strong: West Carter dominates in the first game of playoffs

West Carter had a strong showing in their first game of the playoffs against Prestonsburg, holding the Blackcats scoreless until the final period, and ending the game with a score … Read More

Extension Notes: Ways to deter black vultures

Black vultures are native to Kentucky. As a result, they are present here year-round, but you may be seeing more of them now for a few reasons. Their overall populations … Read More

Football gets a pass: Other sports and in-person instruction canceled

There was some good news for football fans during the Carter County Board of Education’s regular meeting last week, but it was bittersweet. Superintendent of schools Dr. Ronnie Dotson announced … Read More

West Carter’s Madison Adkins signs with Tusculum University

West Carter High School’s Madison Adkins signed to play volleyball at Tusculum University last week.  “I’ve loved being a part of West Carter’s athletics,” Adkins said. “The support from the … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Letter from Leone

Great grandniece seeks to set family feud straight This week we’re going forward – to 1986 – in order to take a step back into the past to 1878. We’ve … Read More

West Carter’s Trevor Callahan signs with Morehead State University

West Carter senior Trevor Callahan signed his intent to play baseball for Morehead State last Wednesday.  “I’m super excited about going to Morehead,” the pitcher said. “I get to kind … Read More

Bank announces lobby restrictions

Staff ReportCarter County Times The Commercial Bank of Grayson and First National Bank have announced new lobby restrictions aimed at helping curb the spread of COVID-19 over the holiday season. … Read More

As We See It: Support your community this holiday season

The COVID restrictions are back, and that means that local businesses and local charities, both already hit hard this year by the virus, are in need of your support more … Read More

Worrying or wondering about living with today’s ‘new normal’?

He’s an old hippieAnd he don’t know what to doShould he hang on to the oldShould he grab on to the new. He’s an old hippieThis new life is just … Read More

The creek is not a dump!

Carter County has a littering problem. It’s nothing new. The county fiscal court, county attorney, and solid waste and sheriff’s departments have been trying to address the issue with illegal … Read More

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