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COVID vaccines, E911, and funding: Fiscal court discusses funding and the impact of the virus

Whether it’s jail income being down because of the virus, or strategies for increasing access to vaccination, it hardly seems like a government meeting can go by without some discussion … Read More

New year brings relief to ambulance service: Organization receives CARES funding and adds paramedic to staff

Carter County emergency ambulance ended their year up by 21 runs over December of 2019. They had 500 runs for the month, beating the 2019 total of 479 calls. But … Read More

Ambulance service to get $300K: Fiscal court approves distribution of CARES funds

 The Carter County emergency ambulance service has been hard hit by the COVID crisis. In addition to COVID protocols at area hospitals slowing their response time, ambulance staff are also … Read More

The changing face of paving: County road crews going all in on cold paving

 Carter County road crews are sold on cold paving, and they’re making changes to their equipment to accommodate the new method of paving roads and filling potholes. Road supervisor Jason … Read More

I do solemnly swear…: Grayson City Council members sworn in

 The city of Grayson held a swearing in ceremony last Wednesday for the men and women who will be serving the community on City Council in the coming year. Four … Read More

Olive Hill appoints new fire chief: Council approves mayor’s nomination of Rodgers

 Olive Hill has a new fire chief and assistant fire chief.  Council moved last week to approve the recommendation from mayor Jerry Callihan to appoint Jeremy Rodgers as the new … Read More

EMTs and the pandemic: Ambulance board discusses impact of virus on personnel

Carter County EMT Shawn Laughman disinfects an ambulance following a run. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Paving and playgrounds: Park board close to decision on playground equipment

 Grayson sports park manager Grant Harper told the park board he won’t know exactly what kind of costs the park will incur until they open, but he and board member … Read More

Body cams and instant scans: Grayson police get tech upgrade

 Many first responders were training on the new E911 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system update last week, but Grayson police couldn’t join in. During the regular meeting of Grayson City … Read More

Detention Center is COVID free: Fiscal Court approves Pathways grant, discusses cemetery roads

The Carter County Detention Center is “COVID free at the moment,” according to jailer R.W. Boggs. Boggs shared that information with Carter County fiscal court during their regular meeting on … Read More

Getting paid: Olive Hill City Council holds special meeting

 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, provided over $2 trillion in economic stimulus in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, including payments to individual Americans, … Read More

Slowing down: Fiscal court has first reading of speed limit ordinance

 If you’re used to driving 55 miles per hour on county roads, you might want to start slowing down. Fiscal court had their first reading of a new ordinance on … Read More

Preserving the past: Malone discusses doughboy statue

 Vol  Carter County Judge Executive Mike Malone had a special project on the agenda of fiscal court’s special session last Wednesday; repairs to the courthouse doughboy. Malone asked the court … Read More

What should county taxes cover?

Grayson mayor believes it should be more  Grayson Mayor George Steele has been chaffing at what he has called “double taxation” of city residents by the county for some time. … Read More

Guns in the city: Olive Hill has first reading of firearms ordinance

 The city of Olive Hill held the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit the discharge of firearms within city limits, except under certain situations. The ordinance, if passed, … Read More

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