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AS WE SEE IT: A Nation of Laws

Last Wednesday in Washington D.C. we all watched – most of us shocked – as a crowd of protesters stormed the Capitol building, disrupting the certification of electoral college votes. At the time none of us knew just how dark a day it would become. Tragically, five people lost their lives as a result of … Read More

Finally, a new example of the advantages of growing old

After more than 300 days of self-quarantine, my wife and I emerged from our home exile last week to learn that being in our 70’s had put us on the priority list for a vaccination against COVID-19. Three of our adult children called the night before to insist that we report to our local hospital … Read More

Wiley Coyotes

The other night my sleep was disturbed by the ferocious barking of the outside dog we got when we purchased our new home. I went to fuss at her to be quiet only to notice that, off in the distance, I could hear the mournful howls and yips of a coyote pack. The dog – … Read More

AS WE SEE IT: Live and let live

Last week a Wisconsin pharmacist was charged with intentionally destroying 57 vials of a COVID-19 vaccine by removing them from refrigeration and letting them sit at room temperature in excess of the 12 hour window recommended by the manufacturer. The vials, which contained a total of 570 doses, were of the Moderna vaccine. That vaccine … Read More

Perhaps you should ignore advice about cheering up in bad times

It was just last month ago in this space that I cheerfully (and hopefully) wrote about my quest to sell the manuscript of my novel to a major publishing house, thereby adding to my limited fame as a professional author of books. As a result of that misplaced optimism, I advise you to consider ignoring … Read More

Hindsight is 2020

There is an old saying that hindsight is 20/20. If you aren’t familiar with the phrase, what it means is in looking back on events that have already passed you can see things you might have missed the first time around. The 20/20, of course, is a reference to the term for perfect eyesight, being … Read More

AS WE SEE IT: If you drink this holiday, please don’t drive

For the past several weeks we’ve been running ads from the Grayson ABC office about the dangers of drinking and driving. With New Years Eve coming up, we’d like to reinforce that message, and ask you to be sure and designate a driver this New Years Eve if you plan on drinking. Or, if you … Read More

How different will our world be when the pandemic goes away?

At the risk of being accused of pretending to be a forecaster or prognosticator, I’m ready to make some predictions based on my nine-plus months of watching, reading about, and trying to survive this deadly pandemic. Many learned folks have beaten me to the punch with their own lists of how our daily lives will … Read More

Jack of all trades, master of none

There’s something to be said for being a generalist.  In the plant and animal kingdoms it’s the specialists who suffer when an ecosystem is out of balance. They may thrive when conditions are favorable, but take away that one food source they rely on, or that insect they’ve evolved to use as a pollinator, and … Read More

AS WE SEE IT: Dueling over oaths

The cities of Olive Hill and Grayson both swore in their city councilpersons in the last week, both using some anachronistic language that can be a bit jarring when you first hear it. But there it is, right smack dab in the middle of a somber and serious ceremony – a pledge that the person … Read More

Could we use public funds to finance political campaigns?

Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent in last month’s presidential election. About $150 million is expected to be spent in the special election on Jan. 5 to fill two U. S. Senate seats in Georgia. Take a few minutes and think of all of the good that much money could buy in terms of … Read More

Oh yeah! The OUYA!

I’m a bit of a geek for gadgets. Specifically anything computer or game console related. I love them. Sometimes the fun for me isn’t even in playing games on them regularly once I have them set up. It’s just in getting them running. One example of this is the number of Raspberry Pi systems I … Read More

AS WE SEE IT: Last minute Christmas tasks

Fruitcake can be a bit divisive. For some it’s barely edible. For others it’s an indelible and necessary part of the Christmas holiday season. If you’re one of the latter, we’d like to encourage you to pick up your fruitcakes from Commercial Bank of Grayson. The bank is selling Benson’s Holiday Fruitcakes again this year, … Read More

Not all well-intentioned Christmas giving will go to the most deserving

Some of you won’t like my commentary today because it definitely is not in the loving tone of a traditional Christmas message. In fact, you might classify it as a rant against those professional freeloaders who don’t believe they should have to work for a living. And my disgust is even worse this year because … Read More

Oh, deer!

Somehow, I’ve been driving for 29 years and had never really hit a deer – until last Tuesday night.  I’ve had deer hit me. I once had a doe run across the road in front of me and, after hitting my brakes, her fawn ran headlong into the driver side door. It knocked itself loopy … Read More

AS WE SEE IT: Why you should take the COVID vaccine

With Kentucky’s total number of COVID-19 cases surpassing 200,000 and the number of deaths in the state exceeding 2,000 last week, news from the Kentucky Office of Rural Health outlining plans for rolling out the initial round of COVID-19 vaccinations couldn’t be any more welcome.  Governor Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that frontline healthcare workers … Read More

Will publishing another book cure the itch I must scratch again?

It was nearly three years ago when I wrote about an experience in college that put me on the path to becoming a published author early in 2019. Last year’s book – a compilation of 125 of my newspaper columns – sold out two printings and I made a few bucks. Friends and family still … Read More

Hillbilly Kintsugi

When I was a kid there was a show my dad and I watched called “The Red Green Show.” Red was the kind of man who loved fishing, hanging out with his friends (often while fishing), and doing his own repairs.  Those repairs, more often than not, included the use of copious amounts of duct … Read More

As We See It: What Santa leaves behind and why it matters

For those with children, the holidays mean something different. We all know the saying about it being better to give than to receive, but that saying really comes into focus when kids become part of your Christmas season.  More than friends. More than partners. It’s the look of joy on a child’s face when they … Read More

Can you really give your heart to more than one football team?

“Trying to Love Two Women” is the title of a great country song released by the Oak Ridge Boys in 1980. It was a big hit then and remains popular today on radio stations that play country oldies.  The song tells the sad story of how one guy tries to keep two women as his … Read More

Rock down to Electric Ave

A couple of years back, I took a big tumble into Tygart Creek. In a desperate bid to save my phone – and the interviews recorded on it – and worried dropping it in a bag of rice wasn’t enough, I went in search of an industrial grade desiccant. Tony James, at James Do-It-Best Hardware … 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 than ever.  The holidays are traditionally an important time for both. Many businesses count on the holiday shopping season to keep their doors open the … 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 a bustHe ain’t trying to change nobodyHe’s just trying real hard to adjust.  I’ve always appreciated these lyrics from the chorus of the Bellamy Brothers’ … 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 dumping for some time now. They’ve put up cameras to catch dumpers in the act at some of the worst and most heavily dumped locations. … Read More

As we see it: Grayson needs another traffic light

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Grayson, we’re sure you’ve seen an accident at Carol Malone Boulevard and Interstate Drive. It seems like this intersection, in particular, is terribly prone to accidents.  Maybe it’s because of the weird angles there at Interstate Drive. After paralleling I-64 for most of its length, the road … Read More

Setting the record straight on Christmas joy at my home

Christmas is still a month away and I’ve already received my first thinly-veiled insult from my family members who wrongly believe that I do not enjoy that holiday because it is relatively expensive.  In fact, all I did was ask why we are buying new outdoor Christmas lights again this year. True to form, two … Read More

The driveway deer

As you probably know, it’s deer season again. It’s hard to miss, even if you don’t hunt, what with the sea of orange vests and camouflage coveralls lining up at the gas pumps in the morning. (Bowhunters, please bear with us, we know you’ve already been out in the woods for months.)  I got out … Read More

As we see it: Helping hungry kids

For the last three years Carter Caves State Resort Park has worked with the county’s school resource centers to collect food and funds for a backpack program that helps feed hungry students over weekends and holidays. The school resource centers know that many students suffer from food insecurity, and some of them only eat hot … Read More

Is it too late to share a Halloween love poem to my sweetheart?

Halloween has come and gone for another year, much to the dismay of the kids who didn’t get to go Trick-or-Treating and even more so to all of the candy manufacturers and retail stores left with crates full of sweet treats wrapped for the holiday that barely happened.  The new surge of COVID-19 infections caused … Read More

Poetry, books and me

Before the pandemic hit, and shut down much of what we took for granted, I ran a monthly poetry slam at the Grayson Gallery & Art Center. It was a labor of love for me. Something that I genuinely enjoyed sharing with the community and something that I like to think meant just as much … Read More

As we see it: More early voting, please

With early voting this year, many of you may have already cast your ballot. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, states that haven’t previously allowed early voting or mail in voting, like Kentucky, have been doing so.  This is a practice that we can’t endorse enough.  Voting is a right that our ancestors have … Read More

Peanuts in pop, a sweet and salty memory from boyhood

In much of the South and some border states like Kentucky, we call it “peanuts in your pop” but in Georgia it’s always in your Coke and in Texas it better be in your Dr. Pepper.  As I grew up in Hitchins, it most likely was in your Grapette or Orange Nehi or your Royal … Read More

Letter to the Editor: 10/28/20

On October 13, our region marked a significant milestone, as we convened the first official meeting of a new northeastern Kentucky survivors’ council. The mission of this council is to support and empower victims of crime as they seek justice, hope, and healing.  And on November 3, voters statewide have a critical opportunity to take … Read More

That’s some dog!

While delivering papers to our retail outlets last week, I watched a gentleman enter the Olive Hill Save A Lot with his dog following at heel. When he went into the store, the dog followed and then sat there in the entrance while he shopped. She waited for a while, then let herself back outside … Read More

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 way since that first edition was published. It’s been a lot of hard work for two people with a toddler. Sometimes it feels more like … 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 and this year’s presidential election.  My wife and I have lost count of the full-color, slickly-coated direct mail fundraising appeals – plus the countless e-mail … 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 not often that I miss living in the city. I don’t miss the skylines or the night life too much. Family and quiet is more … 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 small role in helping those good boys and girls find their forever homes, makes us happy. Most of those pups find a home pretty quickly, … 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, “(What’s so funny ‘bout) peace, love and understanding?” America, Great Britain, and the rest of world were on the brink of a new decade and … 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.  The information was needed for the deceased person’s obituary. Someone who lived hundreds of miles away had contacted the funeral home about funeral arrangements.  It … 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, spread mostly through social media. They generally follow one of two patterns.  For those who are critical of the President, the conspiracy theory is that … 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. The man next to me was a few years away from the same circumstance.  Trying to pass the time, I asked if he had any … 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 dreaming about based on their sounds and movements. Cat owners were generally perplexed. My cat Chaucer, for instance, would regularly twitch and flex his claws … 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 Raiders and the Tolsia (WV) Rebels was a rough one. Both sides had calls for unsportsmanlike conduct. Tolsia players were penalized several times for shoving … 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 named Harry.  But the British royal family and the British press didn’t like her as much as her American fans did so she gave up … 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 the attack ads. Mitch attacks Amy. Amy attacks Mitch. A so-called “non-partisan” group sponsors an ad attacking Amy again. And so on, until I’m ready … 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 response to a post that was made on your organization’s Facebook account disparaging Tolsia Football Coach Eric Crum. Football is an emotional and sometimes-violent game … 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 the final year of his second term, it was early in the year when Scalia passed. Democrats argued that it was the President’s right to … 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 the Atlantic Ocean that started with a frantic phone call telling me my 13-year-old grandson was trapped in a rip current and being carried out … Read More

Could I be turning into a… sports fan?

I have a little confession to make. It’s one of those things that will often make other men look at you askance; like you have a giant nose hair that whips in and out with each breath or a chunk of spinach caught between your front teeth when you just finished lunch and there was … Read More

As we see it: Kids, Criminals and Culture Wars

There’s a new battlefield in America’s culture wars; Netflix. The popular streaming service is taking a lot of heat recently for the American release of a French film, Mignonnes. You’ve probably heard of it by its English title, Cuties. The film, which French-Senegalese writer and director Maïmouna Doucouré has positioned as a critique of both … Read More

Shouldn’t driver test administrators get hazardous duty pay?

One of our cute granddaughters called recently with a very important request from a teenager’s perspective. She was facing her 17th birthday without a driver’s license.  She asked to borrow my compact SUV to practice driving and to use in her road skills test.  Of course, I said “yes” but I was curious about why … Read More

Tell me your ghost stories

Does your family have any good ghost stories? Tales of spectral black cats, phantom boys in snow suits, angels and demons, and strange lights in the sky abound in my family. Sometimes it seems like I’m the only one who hasn’t seen something weird.  To be honest, I don’t know whether to be grateful for … Read More

As we see it: Please choose kindness

Two things happened last week that greatly impacted us here at the Carter County Times.  The first was the celebration of life event for Vincent Osborne-Brown. Nothing tugs at the heart of a parent more than the loss of a child, and we are no exceptions.  The second was the was the National Justice & … Read More

Could old food in the refrigerator really be part of a conspiracy?

In these times of scary or silly or sad conspiracy theories, I find myself searching for information on the LOC movement.  Outside of my immediate family, I haven’t heard anyone mention it or even ask what it means when they hear me use the term, LOC. I have determined for certain that it is not … Read More

Everything old is new again

If you’ve been paying attention to our Lifestyles page, you may have noticed that I’ve been doing a weekly column on video games. This week you may notice that in lieu of the video games, we’ve added something else – agriculture reports.  This doesn’t mean there won’t be any video game coverage moving forward. The … Read More

As they see it: Can you help HELP

We recently featured the Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) in an article. We were impressed with the mission that Jean and Eddie Adams and their neighbors have taken on. When Jean sent us an email, asking us to help her thank the Humana COVID-19 Relief Fund of Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc. for a … Read More

Militia, are you ready for a vital new mission on the home front?

Today’s message is directed to those guys (and a few gals) who like to dress up in military camouflage and carry their loaded assault rifles in public as they try to keep various, mainly unarmed groups of protesters from hurting each other.  Don’t be surprised, however, if the mobilization order for this new mission doesn’t … Read More

Leveling up

Leaving fiscal court the other day, I had a thought. A bit of an epiphany, if you will, in the silliest sense of the term. What I realized is that, in RPG terms, Carter County is leveling up.  See, I play a lot of video games. (Or rather, I did before I became a father … Read More

As we see it: Voting is your right, exercise it

Campaign season is upon us. The Democratic National Convention is going on this week, and the Republican National Convention starts next week. We already know who the presumed nominees are going to be. The Democrats are running Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris. On the Republican side incumbent President Donald Trump is the presumed … Read More

75 years later, World War II vets reliving their lifesaving missions

The tall man with the foreign accent stood at the microphone in the memorial garden at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He was the guest speaker for the annual stateside reunion of the 95th Bomb Group.  Sitting behind him were 11 men in their mid-to-late 90’s, all former crew members of B-17 bombers … Read More

Taking baby steps

When something is progressing slowly, but steadily, we describe it as “taking baby steps.” Sometimes when we use this term, we are describing something that is moving more slowly than we would like. That’s just human nature. We’re an impatient species. We almost always want whatever we’re working on to progress more quickly – whether … Read More

As we see it: We need better internet, now

Carter County public schools announced this week that, based on recommendations from Governor Andy Beshear, the first month of school will be done completely online. For families that don’t have computers in their homes, the school will provide them with Chromebooks. The parking lots of each school will also be set up as mobile “hotspots” … Read More

A new yet old plan of taking stock of how we should be living

As a lifelong fan of the late country and western singer Marty Robbins, I often listen to his music. After a recent session, I found myself humming a gospel song he and other musical artists recorded in the 1950’s and 60’s.  Entitled “An Evening Prayer”, it was written by Charles H. Gabriel and C. Maud … Read More

Look out for your neighbors

There is little that makes me madder than a thief. You work hard for the things you own; whether they are things you need for work or home maintenance, like tools and lawnmowers, or things you’ve gotten for your children, like bicycles or musical instruments. It isn’t just the cost of these items either. Sometimes … Read More

As we see it: Making hard decisions

It’s not always easy to change your mind once you’ve made a decision. Forget the logistics involved in making a late change. Forget the people who get upset because they’ve already started making arrangement for the original plans. It’s hard to admit that the plans you’ve worked on might not be the best – for … Read More

We must preserve the historic, worldwide newspaper of our troops

By the time you read this, “Stars and Stripes” will either be charging ahead with news for America’s military service members worldwide or heading toward bankruptcy.  Stars and Stripes first appeared during the Civil War and has been continuously published since World War II. The paper and its website, stripes.com, are read each day by … Read More

An incurable coffee snob

So, I like coffee, a lot. I’m sure you like your morning cup of joe, too. Most of us do. But coffee is a bit of an obsession with me. I’ve been buying whole beans and grinding them myself for more than 15 years now. Sometimes I’ll take a dollop of heavy cream. Or I’ll … Read More

Why is no one talking about my great idea for promoting Grayson?

It started about three years ago when I published an editorial about my brainstorm in the now-defunct Journal-Times weekly newspaper.  You may recall that paper was owned by an outfit from Alabama that stopped loving us when their local papers simply didn’t make enough money.  That company, CNHI, has no relationship with the Carter County … Read More

As we see it: Confronting our sins

One of the most often repeated claims in the lead-up to last Sunday’s Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally was that it wasn’t needed in Grayson. People pointed out that Carter County – which is almost 98% white according to the most recent census data, with less than one percent of the population identifying as black … Read More

Handle with care: Guns are dangerous tools, treat them with respect

Let me start this right off the bat by saying, I support the Second Amendment. I have been hunting and shooting for nearly 40 of my 45 years on this earth. I killed my first deer with a .50 caliber muzzle loader, and I’ve been carrying a gun in the woods since I was 7 … Read More

We must remember that acts of kindness never go out of style

As we absorb our daily doses of man’s inhumanity to man on TV newscasts, it is heartening to know that acts of human kindness still happen daily. We should be proud that our communities continue to be blessed with individuals like: The social media followers who respond to fund raising efforts of their friends, relatives, … Read More

As we see it: Library funding important for communities

In today’s world of streaming video, music on-demand, online gaming, and electronic books you can read or listen to on your phone, tablet, or other device, printed books you borrow from the library can seem almost quaint. Sure, there are still plenty of bibliophiles who prefer a book they can hold in their hand, but … Read More

As we see it: Support your community, shop local

Back to school season will soon be upon us. That means school shopping and back to school sales. Whether you choose to send your kids back to school in a traditional classroom setting, or keep them home and choose non-traditional instruction until the COVID-19 crisis improves, you are going to have to buy certain school … Read More

Why is it impossible to outrun the hounds in our lives?

For years, I have resented the intrusion of telemarketers into our daily lives, constantly calling at all hours, trying to sell us stuff we don’t want or need. And I’ll never understand how they got my cell number.  I’ll share two examples of the craziness exhibited by those rude, pushy folks on the phone. My … Read More

Fatherhood after 40

Let’s be honest and open here – at 44, almost 45, I’m a bit long in the tooth to be the father of a toddler. But, here we are. I was 43 when my son was born. That’s the same age my grandfather was when I was born. Many of my peers and high school … Read More

We old soldiers should be proud of our service

I put a new sticker on the rear windshield of my almost new car. It shows the U.S. Army logo over these words:  “Soldier For Life”.  To me, it says I will always be proud of my time in the uniform of my country and that I will forever be a loyal supporter of the … Read More

Living in the future

When I was a kid I had this series of books about what life would be like in “the future.” While not all of it has come to pass, so much has that it is almost spooky at times. It’s also interesting how much of it has happened in a different way than predicted in … Read More

As we see it: Saying “No” to tobacco

Last year the Kentucky legislature passed HB 11, a “statewide Tobacco Free School bill.” This year the Carter County public school system will be taking steps to comply with that bill.  This means no more tobacco of any sort on any Carter County school campus. No cigarettes. No snuff. No chewing tobacco. No vaping. Nada. … Read More

Op-Ed: How sportsmen and women continue to set an example in the age of social distancing

By: Senator Robin L. Webb FRANKFORT — The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in many changes to which we must all adjust. Phrases like “self-quarantine” and “social distancing,” rarely used or completely unheard of several months ago, are now a part of our daily vocabulary. As we adjust to this “new normal,” America’s sportsmen and women, a … Read More

As We See It: Primary voter turnout something to crow about

If you listened only to national news outlets, or outspoken celebrities on Twitter, you might have thought Kentucky was doing everything possible to restrict voter access to the polls this primary election. The truth, as always, is a little more complicated.  Yes, election day was pushed back a month, and polling places were limited to … Read More

Striking a blow for grandparents and other old folks everywhere

Like many of you, I’ve been hearing about clever telephone scams victimizing senior citizens by taking thousands of dollars from them through a variety of fictitious scenarios. Admittedly, I have been critical of those who fell for such obvious frauds as the driveway sealer or house paint that washed off in the first rainfall or … Read More

Stepping outside the comfort zone

There are lots of things I’m not very good at. Usually that’s ok. I either muddle on through, and call it good enough, or I get someone who is good at those things to do them for me. But sometimes you can’t find – or can’t afford – someone who is good at the things … Read More

After 40+ years of home grilling, the cruel truth comes out

By: Keith KappesColumnistCarter County Times Are fathers supposed to get their feelings hurt on Father’s Day? Well, it happened to me again this year. I waited patiently for any of our eight kids to suggest coming to our house and letting me prepare another feast on my portable, flat top grill or my upright grill. … Read More

To wear or not to wear, that is the question

Beginning July 1, Governor Andy Beshear and the state of Kentucky are allowing gatherings of fewer than 50 people. Local city and county government entities are already planning on getting caught up on public hearings they have fallen behind on during the state’s mandatory social isolation period. But one thing that we still need to … Read More

Go, Go Gadget Dad

By: Jeremy D. WellsCarter County Times I’ve got a confession to make, I’m an obsessive gadget guy. It’s the kind of thing that drives my partner batty in some ways. When we moved in together I brought along boxes full of things like a 3D printer, multipleRaspberry Pi single board computers and Pi clones for … Read More

Why a print newspaper?

By: Jeremy D. WellsEditorCarter County Times That’s a question my partner and I have asked ourselves repeatedly since we started this whole endeavor. We’re already raising a toddler, a full time job in and of itself. She is working a full time job in the telemedicine field that has turned up to 11 since the … Read More

God loves all the little children

“All Lives Matter,” chanted KCU student Dee Garrett while leading a peaceful rally against racial prejudice and police brutality in Grayson over the past two weekends, “but black lives are the ones being killed.” Garrett wasn’t alone, this past Sunday or the previous weekend. He was joined by other KCU students, faculty, and staff as … Read More

Fuss over Army facility names recalls the legend of Fort Riley, Kansas

By: Keith KappesColumnistCarter County Times Folks are cussing and fussing about the possibility of the U. S. Army changing the names of 10 of its installations within the United States because they were named for Confederate generals. Listening to those discussions helped me remember a visit I made many years ago to Fort Riley, Kansas, … Read More

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