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EDITORIAL

Guest Editorial: Social media may be fun, but for the facts, we need newspapers

By: Al Cross I love social media. They keep me in touch with dozens of friends, whom I might otherwise have contact with just every few...

AS WE SEE IT: The letter or the spirit?

On Monday evening the Grayson city council passed a new blighted property ordinance in a special session. That special session came less than a...

AS WE SEE IT: Remembering

On Sunday, someone too young to remember the day told me, “It’s been 21 years, get over yourself.” This was an online interaction, of course....

AS WE SEE IT: Probing Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) is a term that we’ve heard a lot more often over the past decade, and it’s essentially exactly what it...

Guest Editorial: They’re coming for you

By: Ivonne RoviraOriginally published at Forward Kentucky Editor’s note: While we don’t agree with the bombastic tone of Rovira in this opinion piece, and have...

AS WE SEE IT: The evils of the 24-hour news cycle

Once the television and radio news anchors and print journalists were people you trusted to provide you with factual information. Things like arrests, indictments, and...

AS WE SEE IT: Beware of internet predators

During this week’s school board meeting, while technology director Barrett Bush was discussing data security and internet safety, my phone vibrated.  When I looked at...

AS WE SEE IT: Heritage matters

One of the calls we frequently get here at the newspaper are related to archival copies of the previous papers to serve the communities...

AS WE SEE IT: Please help your neighbors

Watching the devastating flooding in Hindman, Whitesburg and surrounding areas has to raise some bitter memories for the people of Carter County and, specifically,...

AS WE SEE IT: Raising taxes

In Olive Hill the city council recently approved a 0.5 percent increase in the occupational tax, raising it from 1.5 percent to a full...

COLUMN

Parole Board deserves thanks for denying freedom to school shooter

Many of us have been shocked, even angry, at the decisions made by some parole boards – and some former governors – over the...

I want your spooky and strange stories

I love stories of the paranormal and the odd. Stories of boogers and haints. Of weird critters in the woods and strange lights in...

The British showed us how to honor those who serve the nation

Even if you don’t appreciate pomp and pageantry or you don’t believe in kings and queens, you had to be impressed with the 10-day...

I’m not callous, I’m American

I was frustrated on Monday afternoon when I went to tune into some news, and three of my six saved stations were broadcasting the...

Please forgive me for asking but I’ve been wondering….

Why did the new king of England choose to be called King Charles III when the first King Charles was beheaded after starting a...

Clear creeks, skipping rocks, and root beer sipping snakes 

It’s funny seeing what my son remembers and associates with me. He loves the water, so I planned on taking him for a walk...

How many more must suffer before FEMA gets it right the first time?

We knew what was going to happen when the rain started falling and the wind started blowing and the creek kept on rising, didn’t...

Student loan forgiveness is good for everyone, especially Democrats

When then-candidate Joe Biden swiped the student loan forgiveness idea from fellow candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential campaign, my first reaction was...

Preparing for a week off

Sometime in the next month or so, we’ll be taking a week off. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to let you know well in...

Now I understand the love shared by human beings and their dogs

”Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes.” That line from “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine” was written and recorded by the...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor: Regulators should be pressing Windstream, not praising them

In recent weeks, Kinetic (a.k.a Windstream) has been praised for delivering gigabit internet services to Grayson, only after receiving a quarter of a million...

Letter to the Editor: A Thank You

The Olive Hill Area Chamber of Commerce would like to take this time to thank everyone involved in this year’s 4th of July Homecoming...

Letter to the Editor: Southern Baptist Convention

The Guidepost Solutions Sexual Abuse Task Force Report released Sunday afternoon was heartbreaking and shocking, to say the least. The abuse perpetrated against fellow...

Letter to the Editor: Progress Kentucky

I am a founding member of Progress Kentucky. We are a Central Kentucky-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization working to educate and engage voters across our...

Letter to the Editor: Support HB 349

Submitted by Lew Nicholls The last piece of legislation signed by President John F. Kennedy was the Community Mental Health Act establishing community mental health...

Letter to the Editor: Senate Bill 60 leaves state taxpayers paying more for early childhood education

Dear members of the Kentucky State Legislature, For the last 58 years, Kentucky Community Action Head Start agencies have directly and independently operated Head Start....

Letter to the Editor: Promise without a plan

For the first time in two years, the Local Planning Committee for Carter County Schools held a meeting to hear information regarding consolidating high...

Letter to the Editor from CASA of Northeast KY, Inc.

Many of us are looking forward to spending time with our families this holiday season. But for children who have experienced abuse or neglect,...

Thanks from the Olive Hill Area Chamber

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge “THANK YOU!“ to those responsible for The Olive Hill Area Chamber of Commerce’s...

Letter to the Editor: A response to “Our juvenile justice system is a disgrace. It must be reformed.”

I read Keith Kappes’s article in the Sept. 24th issue of the Carter County Times and I have a few comments. First, I don’t believe...
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