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As we see it: Thank you, readers

We’ve been publishing the Carter County Times for just over four months now, with this issue marking the 19th edition of your source for local news. We’ve come a long … Read More

No question about it, money really is the mother’s milk of politics

The late Jesse Unruh, a legendary California politician, coined that phrase in 1966 and it has proven to be more prophetic in each election cycle, including last year’s governor’s race … Read More

Local eats

I left Kentucky in my late 20s and stayed away until after I turned 40, living and working in major metropolitan areas for the better part of 13 years. It’s … Read More

As we see it: Adopt don’t shop

One of our favorite things each week is looking at the photos of the new pet of the week. Seeing those adorable faces, and knowing that we might play a … Read More

Our family and friends will be there at the end

I had the somewhat unusual task of trying to help a funeral home gather personal information on a person who died but apparently had no close friends or relatives nearby.  … Read More

What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love and understanding?

There’s an Elvis Costello song that’s been on my mind recently. It’s the piece that shares it’s title with this column this week.  In 1979, when Costello released the song, … Read More

As we see it: COVID and Conspiracies

In the days since the President, First Lady and several White House staff were diagnosed with COVID-19 a number of conspiracy theories have begun to pop up across the internet, … Read More

Saying what you mean and meaning what you say can be funny

To those individuals who still believe that plain talk is the easiest to understand, I dedicate these true stories. ———–  I was in line at a college faculty retirement reception. … Read More

Dream a little dream

Years ago I was talking to some friends about the dreams our pets have. Sometimes the pet parents, especially the dog owners, thought they could guess what their pets were … Read More

Letter to the Editor 9/30/30

To the editors of the Carter County Times, My name is Justin Prince and I teach the Mass Communications program at Tolsia High School. I am writing to you in … Read More

As we see it: Coaching Character

Last Friday in Grayson, some things happened that should have left all of us examining our feelings about sportsmanship, fair play, and appropriate boundaries.  The game between the East Carter … Read More

Be still my heart! The Markle Sparkle has returned to the USA

Like many of her other TV fans, I was heartbroken in 2018 when Meghan Markle walked out on our seven-year relationship to move to England to marry some red-haired foreigner … Read More

Attacking attack ads

It’s that time of year again. You can’t turn on the television, or even stream television through online services, without seeing political ads – and the worst of those are … Read More

As we see it: Consistency is a dirty word in Washington

When Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February of 2016, then President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill his seat. Though Obama was a lame duck president, in … Read More

Unsung heroes are all around us, even at the beach

We’ve seen and heard much during the pandemic about heroes and they deserve the accolades. But today I am sharing the heroic story of a day at the beach on … Read More

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