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Late to the Game(s): Werewolves on the bayou

No one really believes in werewolves, right? It’s the stuff of folk tales and horror movies. Pulp novels and comic books. But it isn’t the type of thing that anyone … Read More

ACTC professor releases first novel

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College would like to congratulate Coy Hall, Associate Professor of History, on the release of his first novel, Grimoire of the Four Imposters. … Read More

 Bringing music back to the Ridge:  Rattlesnake Ridge plans for first bluegrass show since pandemic 

 Last year the COVID-19 pandemic completely shut down shows at the Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center. The community center, which serves as a gathering place for various community and private events, … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Exploring the worlds of Elder Scrolls Online

The MMO Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) had a free-to-play period recently. Unfortunately, that event ended just as my internet came back on Monday morning, but I had enough time in … Read More

Final Friday at the Gallery: Featuring music by Blue Sky

Continuing 2021 summer events with an “open to all” art show & sale, the Grayson Gallery & Art Center will host their free monthly F!nal Fr!day opening reception for artists … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Turok and me

Before I started collecting comics on my own, I had a few of my dad’s old comic books he gave to me. Among them were some 1960s Turok, Son of … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Streaming with Stadia

Stadia isn’t new. The streaming service has been around for a while, but I hadn’t found any compelling reason to check it out. I have games on PC through retail … Read More

Grayson Gallery issues call for artwork

So, you haven’t been to the Grayson Gallery in a while? Now is your chance to share your original artwork with others across the region! We have two upcoming dates … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Poetry and pop culture

We can’t just watch monster movies, read comics, and play video games all the time. Sometimes we need something different. Sometimes we need other art – ugly, beautiful art. To … Read More

Singing songs and telling tall tales: Front Porch Pickin’ & Poetry is new monthly event at Depot

 Tom T. Hall and other local singers, songwriters, and storytellers feature prominently in displays at the new Olive Hill Welcome Center inside the historic Depot building on Railroad Street. But … Read More

Summer fun: Grayson Lake plans seasonal events

 Grayson Lake State Park has some summer events coming up they want visitors to the lake to be aware of – one that’s tailor made for night owls and another … Read More

Late to the Game(s): An end of “git gud” culture

There is a certain toxic element to gaming culture. These gamers, who usually consider themselves “hardcore,” not only think the way they play the game – often on levels of … Read More

Late to the Game(s): On the Trail of UFOs Dark Sky

On the Trail of UFOs: Dark Sky is not what I was expecting from Small Town Monsters. Not exactly anyway. It builds on the formula established in the eponymous On … Read More

For the kids

Ryan Barker with the Carter County Shrine Club said he doesn’t know yet just how much money was raised over the weekend for the Shriners Children’s Hospital, but the crowds who turned out for the show were generous, and not just with their ticket purchases. On Friday night alone the crowd contributed around $2,000 directly to the charity – a figure that doesn’t include ticket purchases or camping permits.

Late to the Game(s): Wee for Wii!

Nintendo’s consoles haven’t been my primary, go-to choice for gaming since the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Once Sony launched the PlayStation, I felt like I had other, better options for those big AAA titles. Once Microsoft added Xbox to the mix, and once Xbox added achievements (and Sony followed suit with trophies) fueling another level of meta competition among friends for geek status – a feature that Nintendo, three console generations later, still stubbornly refuses to implement – the niche status of Nintendo in my gaming life was cemented.

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