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Late to the Games: Hunting the Witch of Hanoverton with STM

Most ghost hunting shows are pretty formulaic. They give you a brief background, with the most popular version of the story, a quick tour of the location, and then spend the rest of the episode chasing bumps and shadows. Occasionally they will debunk something, for credibility’s sake. So that you believe all the bumps and … Read More

Extension Notes: Extension office accepting plant orders

The Carter County Extension Office is currently accepting orders for apple and pear rootstock and strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry plants.  Orders may be placed for M7A apple and pear rootstock for spring grafting. All rootstock is $1.50 each. Orders will be taken until February 1st or until sold out.  Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries orders must … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: The Flying Fultz Family

Were there airplanes zipping around the skies of Carter County in 1905? Everyone is familiar with the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright. They had their first powered airplane flight in 1903. By 1905 they had developed their Wright Flyer III, and in 1908 carried their first passenger.  Folks in Carter County will also be … Read More

Pet of the Week: 1/20/21

Shiloh is a seven-week-old Great Pyrenees mix. He’s a very sweet, playful boy. Shiloh has a $75 adoption fee that includes rabies vaccination and being spayed. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday … Read More

Extension Notes: Don’t give firewood insects a winter home

Each time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you could be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home. Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, and you can greatly reduce their numbers by following a few simple steps from the entomology department at the … Read More

(Photo by Yoko Nogami, for the Carter County Times)

Weaving a better life: Carter County man hopes to preserve textile tradition

Anthony Carter tried his hands at several different programs with the Appalachian Artisan Center (AAC) before he discovered weaving. Sometimes life, and weaving, are like that, he explained, you make false starts and then have to back them out and start again.  He started with the luthiery workshop and learned to make dulcimers and ukuleles, … Read More

Late to the Game(s): A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Star Wars Battlefront II this week’s free Epic Store game

There have been other Star Wars games that let you play from the point of view of the Sith. But if you’ve ever wondered about the duties and moral conflicts of an Imperial officer, you’re in luck. Starting tomorrow on the Epic Game Store you can download Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition, on PC … Read More

Pet of the Week: 1/13/21

Sam is a ten-month-old Australian shepherd mix. He’s a very friendly energetic boy. Sam’s $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being spayed. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: No place like home

When I was in college at Shawnee State in Portsmouth, Ohio, and shortly afterward, there was a running joke that the area was a “black hole” that sucked everyone back in. We watched friends finish school, pack up, leave for a job in another state or region, and a short while later turn around and … Read More

Dan and Mindy Click present awards at a past Grayson Gallery F!nal Fr!day event. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Grayson Gallery seeking submissions for virtual show

By Dan Click For the Carter County Times As we prepare for the coming year and continue to work around the health issues and rules for gathering, the Grayson Gallery & Art Center (GGAC) will present another virtual exhibit via photos of your original artwork for the January 29, F!nal Fr!days’ “opening” at 6 p.m. … Read More

The art of quilting: Appalachian Artisan Center announces call for artists

 There are few heirloom items more treasured than a good, quality quilt. A good quilt doesn’t just keep you warm in the winter chill – though they do that spectacularly – they can also connect you to deep family roots and provide a sense of belonging and place that is often missing in the modern … Read More

The Humble Bundle offerings have expanded beyond games since their inception. (Screen capture, Carter County Times)

Late to the Game(s): Beyond Games – Humble Bundles offer digital variety

Back when the Humble Bundle site was first launched, they focused on games. Specifically, indie games, or games offered by developers working outside of the big studios and publishers. It was a great way for these indie developers to get attention and sales, and the Humble Bundle model – pay what you want, starting with … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Smoky Valley feuding

One of the more interesting aspects of old newspapers are the types of notices that would not grace the papers of today.  These include notices of visitations, both to communities and from communities to other locations, messages about who was calling on whom in order to court (dating in modern parlance, but much more formalized), … Read More

Extension Notes: Winter water reminders for livestock

As temperatures get colder, most producers begin to focus their attention on getting stored forages to their animals. It’s also a good time to remember available water for livestock in the winter is critical to health and survival. Winter brings challenges of battling frozen waterers and frozen plumbing. Another factor is that animals may consume … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Digital disappointment

The downside of foregoing physical discs Over the holidays I read a review about an older game – Dragon’s Dogma – that I was sure was in my collection, but I’d never finished. I couldn’t remember starting it, though I was sure I had at one point and sat it aside based on what I … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Continuing a long tradition – Thank you for allowing us to be your news source

The local news business has never been an easy, or especially profitable, endeavor. Those who publish papers don’t have any illusions about growing fat off their subscribers and advertisers. But they try their best to meet the needs of the communities they serve, and to keep them well informed of what their city and county … Read More

Extension Notes: Order apple and pear rootstock now from the extension office

Most fruit trees that can be grown in Kentucky do not come true from seed. For example, a tree grown from a Golden Delicious apple seed will produce an apple tree, but the fruit will have different characteristics than Golden Delicious in color, taste, and shape. This is why fruit trees are reproduced by asexual … Read More

In the Shadow of War: A book excerpt from a new fiction project

By: Keith Kappesfor Carter County Times  (AUTHOR’S NOTE – Welcome to the first chapter of “In the Shadow of War”, a novel I wrote over the last three years. Some national book publishers have rejected this exciting, 40-chapter love story about an unlikely couple thrown together as World War II is about to erupt in … Read More

Dead on Dyes

 Dead on Dyes’ Auston Brown and Ashley Osborne didn’t realize what they were getting into when they did their first tie-dyed shirts. They were just looking for a fun date-night activity when they bought a kit at WalMart, Brown explained. They didn’t know that a year later they would be making custom designs for folks … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Here there be Dragons

Picking up Dragon Age: Origins a decade later Dragon Age: Origins might be my favorite game of all time. This introduction to the world of Dragon Age delivers everything I want in a role playing game (RPG) – a compelling story, engaging companions, decisions that truly make a difference in how the game progresses, and … Read More

Extension Notes: Mistletoe – From tree thief to holiday tradition

Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small, leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoes extract water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts; … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: The rise and fall of Peoples Bank

Reclaiming a beautiful facade Peoples Bank was founded in Olive Hill in 1913, according to local historian Francis Nash. Five years later, in September of 1918, the Carter County Herald reported on the construction of their new building on Railroad Street, across from the Depot.  “We are reliably informed by M.S. Qualls that the entire lot … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Whoa, oh, oh, it’s Magic (The Gathering)

Playing collectible card games on the computer I graduated high school in 1993, the same year Magic: The Gathering was released, and I’ve been intrigued by the collectible card game ever since. I bought some of the cards – though I didn’t really have anyone to play with back then – read some of the … Read More

Extension Notes: Bring your garden inside

If the thought of facing a long winter without straight-from-the-garden freshness makes you sad, weep no more. It’s easy as tomato pie to grow your own produce indoors. There are a number of indoor gardening systems on the market today. They range in price and require anything from two square feet in space all the … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Have a dolly, jolly Christmas

Olive Hill woman’s tree reflects her passion for culture and dolls One of the wonderful things about Uncle Jack’s scrapbooks has been the peek they’ve given us into the Carter County of 100 years ago. But the Carter County of 35 years ago can be just as intriguing. The year 1985 isn’t that far back … Read More

Decking the halls: City crews decorate for the holidays

 You ever wonder what goes into decorating your town for the holidays? You may have seen a workman in a cherry-picker, hanging illuminated poinsettias or snowflakes from streetlights. It’s a bit more than just hanging decorations though. It’s a big job that can take a complete work crew several days to complete. Damon Robinson, with … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Pillars of Eternity

Modern old-school RPG free on Epic store this coming week Obsidian entertainment are hardly neophytes in the gaming industry. The studio has worked on a number of licensed RPG (role-playing game) properties since opening its doors in 2003, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Neverwinter Nights 2, both sequels of BioWare … Read More

Extension Notes: Gifts that brighten the dreariest day

Some of the most popular presents during this season of gifting and receiving are blooming houseplants. Not only are they economical, but they promise to brighten a dreary winter day. A poinsettia is probably the first plant that comes to mind when we think of the holiday season. What we call “flowers” are really the … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: In praise of selflessness

Neighbors helping neighbors during 1918 pandemic We can’t help but compare the Carter County of 1918 to the Carter County of 2020 when we come across articles about the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic. Both illnesses made a huge impact on the county. Both impacted old and young, wealthy and poor. Both led to lost work … Read More

Here we come a wassailing: Christmas carols to replace Christmas on the Hill

 The Olive Hill Center for Arts & Education’s annual Christmas on the Hill show is a beloved event in the community. It’s a chance to visit with neighbors, share a meal, and enjoy the sounds of the holiday season. But with current restrictions on large indoor gatherings, there was really no responsible way for the … Read More

Keeping it local: Small business Saturday good for area shops

 Stores in Grayson and Olive Hill did brisk business this past Saturday, as local shoppers turned out to support their towns’ small business owners on Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, the local answer to the large retailers’ post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales, has grown in popularity over the last ten years, and shop owners in … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Getting the most out of Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a popular service. Between the included television shows and movies, access to e-books, and – of course – free shipping on Amazon orders it’s something a lot of folks will sign up for at the holidays. Even if you don’t keep it all year, signing up for the free trial around Christmas … Read More

Extension Notes: Overwinter dahlia tubers with care

Dahlias, with their lush, vivid blossoms, are a garden favorite and often take front and center at county and state fair competitions. Unfortunately, they are semi-tropical plants and will not overwinter in Kentucky’s climate. Don’t worry, though. With a little effort in storing their tuberous roots properly, you can enjoy your dahlias year after year—and … Read More

A thank you from the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday, October 24 the Olive Hill Area Chamber of Commerce held our 4th Annual “It’s Fall Y’all!” Vendor & Craft Festival. I want to take a moment to thank everyone who was involved in making it a huge success!  First, I would like to thank all our volunteers who worked so hard! This festival … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Riding the rails – Remembering the trains in Olive Hill

It’s no secret that Olive Hill holds her railroad legacy near and dear. Though no trains have run through the city in many years, the name of Railroad Street, the beloved Depot, and the caboose setting on Tom T. Hall Boulevard all bear witness to the city’s once flourishing love affair with the rails.  Back … Read More

Carter Caves raises $7,000 for hungry children

 fundraising efforts hard across the board. This was no different for the Carter Caves backpack program than it has been for any other charitable effort. But park manager Chris Perry and the crew at Carter Caves weren’t going to let the pandemic stop them from helping feed hungry children in the community.  Perry apologized to … Read More

Poetry Society announces annual contest winners

 The Carter County Poetry Society announced the winners of their annual poetry contest in an online poetry reading event via Zoom teleconference last week. First place winners, who took home cash prizes, included: Sandy Litteral, Private Bouquet, in the Grand Prix category Von S. Bourland, What a Catch, in the Prose Poem category Von S. … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Holiday gaming game plan

Grab some free games for everyone in the family If the chilly weather keeps you indoors this long holiday weekend, and the pandemic keeps you off the road, you can always hunker down with a free PC game from the Epic Game Store to pass the time.  If you jump online early, you can still … Read More

Extension Notes: Ways to deter black vultures

Black vultures are native to Kentucky. As a result, they are present here year-round, but you may be seeing more of them now for a few reasons. Their overall populations have increased in the state in the past couple of years. They are also a migratory species with a recently expanded range that stretches from … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Letter from Leone

Great grandniece seeks to set family feud straight This week we’re going forward – to 1986 – in order to take a step back into the past to 1878. We’ve spent a lot of time looking at articles from the end of the First World War, and the Carter County of 100 years ago. But … Read More

Out of this world opportunities: Cosmic Athletic Center reaches out to community

 “We’re wanting to try to help you understand what happened to us as a gym,” Cosmic Center founder Amy Greene told the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce during a special meeting last Thursday.  Greene was referencing a legal problem with a former employee who left the business on bad terms. She didn’t want to linger … Read More

Mark of the Bell Witch: Small Town Monsters film explores legend

The Small Town Monsters films are all treats. Director, writer and producer Seth Breedlove has made some spectacular films on a wide range of topics, from Bigfoot (The Minerva Monster, Beast of Whitehall) to Mothman (The Mothman of Point Pleasant, the Mothman Legacy) to crashed and recovered UFOs (Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, the Flatwoods Monster) … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Celebrating the holidays

A look at the ghosts of Christmases past Spirits were on the minds of folks following Christmas 1917, but not the kind found in a Charles Dickens novel. Instead the spectre of impending Prohibition – still two years away – was on the minds of the Carter County Herald staff, who were openly on the … Read More

Extension Notes: Order beef cattle minerals now

The Northeast Area Livestock Association is taking orders for the winter group mineral order. Hinton Mills won the bid and will be providing two minerals to choose from. Spring calving operations should choose the UK IRM Basic Cow/Calf Mineral containing High Magnesium ($16.70 per 50-pound bag) to help prevent grass tetany. Fall calving operations should … Read More

Ready for a change: A Center 4 Change and Jenkie’s Journey bringing hope to Olive Hill

 Before A Center 4 Change held their ribbon cutting a couple of weekends ago, they held a QA event where they took community questions about what the counseling center would offer in their new Olive Hill location. But before they took questions from the community, they did a couple of activities with staff – some … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Mad about Mahjong

I usually like games with a story line of some sort. It’s why most first-person shooters aren’t my cup of tea. (That and the fact that I’m really bad and get frustrated when nine-year-olds are owning me.) It’s the same reason that I’m not into other competitive online games like the MOBAs (multiplayer online battle … Read More

Pet of the Week 11/4/20

Kane is a two-year-old male pit mix. He’s a very friendly boy who needs a family to call his own. Kane has a reduced adoption fee of $25 to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 … Read More

Pet of the Week 10/28/20

Max is a three-year-old male pit mix. He’s a sweet, friendly boy that needs a home of his own. Max has a reduced adoption fee of $25 to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. … Read More

Extension Notes: Bird feeding

Fall is the time many of us start to think about feeding the birds. While some folks provide birds with food all year, others only feed during the colder, food-scarce months. For many people, watching birds through their windows is a fun way to while away a dreary winter.  The food and feeders you choose … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Booze, lies and politics

It’s election season again, and while we know attack ads are nothing new, the special supplement to the Carter County Herald from July 24, 1919 takes rumor, innuendo, and repudiation to levels that – while undoubtedly serious at the time – may strike us as humorous today.  Dr. J.H. Hughes wished to run for Representative on … Read More

Extension notes: Ways to prevent prussic acid poisoning in livestock

Each fall, prussic acid poisoning is a real concern for Kentucky livestock producers, especially those who grow and graze their animals on sorghum-based forages like forage sorghum, sorghum-sudangrass, sudangrass and johnsongrass. By taking proper precautions, you can prevent prussic acid poisoning in your animals.  Prussic acid poisoning occurs when livestock graze sorghum-based pastures shortly after … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Wet, dry and moist: Kentucky’s patchwork alcohol laws are nothing new

The Kentucky legislature voted to make the entire state dry in November 1919, a full two months before the Volstead Act led to nationwide prohibition in January 1920. But Kentucky was a patchwork of wet and dry counties before that, and in 1918 the state legislature made it illegal to carry alcohol into a dry … Read More

Pet of the Week 10/21/20

Max is a three-year-old male pit mix. He’s a sweet, friendly boy that needs a home of his own. Max has a reduced adoption fee of $25 to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. … Read More

Extension Notes: Mums make the fall garden pop with color

This is the time of year when farm stores and garden centers tempt us with big and little pots of fall mums, drawing our eyes to their bright yellow, gold and burgundy flowers. Mums are an easy way to bring new life to the fall garden or spruce up your front porch.  Mums are a … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Celebrating Sega’s 60th anniversary with free Sonic the Hedgehog

Some of our favorite video game companies of today have very interesting roots. Nintendo, for instance, started out as a manufacturer of playing cards. Sega, beloved by thousands of Gen X gamers for their Genesis, Saturn, and DreamCast consoles – consoles that some considered ahead of their time, especially the DreamCast – started out as … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Standing the test of time

One of the fixtures of my youth was Wrigley’s chewing gum. My mom always kept a pack in her purse. Her go-to flavors were Spearmint or Double Mint, and there were many Sunday mornings when she would rip two sticks in half, distributing a half each to me, my two younger sisters, and herself as … Read More

Pet of the Week 10/14/20

Douglas is a two-year-old male lab mix. Douglas has a FREE adoption fee to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.

Family traditions: Farm supply keeps Rayburn family connected to their roots

 Running a farm store wasn’t necessarily what Jennifer Owens or her brother, Roger Rayburn, planned on doing. But when the opportunity to purchase Globe Farm Supply presented itself earlier this year, they couldn’t pass it up. The store, after all, is built on their family’s land and adjacent to their father’s farm.  “Our dad, years … Read More

Extension Notes: Time-lapse videos help producers see impact of proper pasture management

Fall is a good time to renovate cool-season pastures and plan for the future of your pasture management program. If you have ever wondered how forage specialists develop their recommendations for certain pasture management practices, you can see the results of various techniques firsthand through time-lapse videos developed by the University of Kentucky’s forage extension … Read More

Late to the Games: Undersea Exploration with Abzu

If you’ve ever wanted to swim with whales, explore Atlantean style undersea ruins, or try your hand at hide and seek with a shark, this week’s free game on the Epic Games store might be right up your alley.  Abzû is an under water exploration adventure game with a gorgeous art style. If you’ve played … Read More

Pet of the Week 10/7/20

Douglas is a two-year-old male lab mix. Douglas has a reduced adoption fee of $25 to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Moving on up

Olive Hill has always been a proud little town, it seems. We know the people of Olive Hill are proud of their town today. You can see this in the volunteerism of Chamber of Commerce members helping spruce up the Depot and downtown area. You can see it in her native sons and daughters returning … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Gaming on the tiny screen

As gamers, we spend a lot of time talking about the difference between one console and another. We complain about PlayStation exclusives and Xbox exclusives, or how Nintendo always does their own thing without taking any feedback from their consumers to heart. Then there are the PC gamers who look down their noses at console … Read More

Hay Testing Available

It is time for hay testing! Producers are invited to contact the Extension Office at 474-6686 to schedule a time to have hay samples collected. The deadline for sampling is October 7th.  Knowing the nutritional quality of hay is an integral part of a profitable and efficient livestock operation. Testing will provide the nutritional value … Read More

Pet of the Week 9/30/20

Douglas is a two-year-old male lab mix. He’s a very sweet boy and is great with other dogs. Douglas has a reduced adoption fee of $25 to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – … Read More

“It’s Fall Y’all” Decorate the Town Contest

The Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their Fourth Annual “It’s Fall Y’all” Decorate the Town Contest. Store fronts must be decorated by October 2 to participate. Prizes will be awarded for the best Halloween theme, best fall theme, best overall, and a People’s Choice award voted on through an online poll. 

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Remembering sacrifice

Last week, meeting in a special session, the Carter County fiscal court authorized the judge executive to begin a project that will repair the WWI memorial doughboy statue and place him on a new base. That new base, like the old concrete one that is slowly crumbling away, will include four large brass plaques. Those … Read More

Extension Notes: Tips to pest proof your home for winter

We are not the only creatures that retreat indoors when the temperatures begin to drop. During this time of the year, many rodents and insects will start entering homes looking for a warm place to spend the winter. Below are some tips to keep them outdoors. Most hardware and home improvement stores will carry the … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Coming back to Pandora

It’s hard to play all the games you want to play as soon as they come out. Even if you have the time, games are expensive. At $60 a pop – if you skip the special editions, season passes for DLC (downloadable content), and other add-ons – it can start to strain the budget. The … Read More

Pet of the Week – 9/23/20

Brewster is a two-year-old male cur mix. He’s great with other dogs and loves everyone he meets. Brewster has a $25 adoption fee to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Hitting the open road

It’s always interesting to me to look back at the old advertisements in the Carter County Herald. There are brands that we still recognize today; things like Wrigley’s chewing gum and Rexall pharmaceutical items.  Then there are items that we don’t remember at all, like Bone Dry soft drinks. (Or beer? I’m still not sure … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Kentucky Route Zero – Exploring the spaces (we think) we know

How many times have you played a video game set in a place that you know? Not a place that you’ve heard of or read about. Not a place that you’ve visited. But a place that you know; the way you know your way around your bedroom in the dark without stubbing your toe. The … Read More

UK to host regional fencing schools this fall

By: Katie Prattfor Carter County Times Princeton, Ky., – The University of Kentucky will host two regional fencing schools this fall to help livestock producers learn about the newest fencing techniques and sound fence construction. The schools are Oct. 13 at the Wolfe County Extension office in Campton and Oct. 15 at the Barren County … Read More

Pet of the Week 9/16/20

Ziggy is a two-year-old male pit mix. He’s a happy, playful boy that needs a home to call his own. Ziggy has a $25 adoption fee to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet her or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Hogs, chickens and eggs

We’ve recently put a renewed focus on agriculture, particularly grain and livestock prices, here in the pages of the Carter County Times. So, as we went through Uncle Jack’s clippings this week, it was interesting to see how agriculture was viewed in the county 100 years ago. While in some ways there was a lot … Read More

Once upon a time in Iron Hill: McDavid shares memories of a one-room school house

 Flora McDavid – then Flora Gibson – was ten-years-old and in fifth grade at the Iron Hill School when her teacher, Mary Anna Davis (soon to be Mary Anna Horne) became engaged and made plans to leave her profession and the school behind. Davis was the only teacher McDavid had known since she started attending … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Why don’t narrative games get the respect they deserve? I’m a fan of games that tell a story. In fact, back when a certain famous film critic was claiming that games would never be, and could never be, art, I argued that some of the more compelling stories being told today were being told in … Read More

Extension Notes: Fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs

Fall is one of the best times to plant trees and shrubs in your landscape. Fall planting provides the plant with the opportunity to put its energy into root growth now and in the early spring, before it has to concentrate on producing leaves. Roots grow well in cooler soils, and the plant also does … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: 100 years later and the roads are still bad

They say the only things certain in life are death and taxes. In Carter County, we could add another to that list – complaining about the state of the roads. It seems that roads – taking them out of the county system, taking them into the county system, paving them, graveling them, ditching them, maintaining … Read More

Pet of the Week 9/9/20

Duncan is a one-year-old male lab mix. He’s a big happy boy that loves to play with other dogs. Duncan has a $25 adoption fee to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 606-475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 … Read More

UK Forestry and Natural Resources studies newest invader in Kentucky forests

By Carol Lea Spencefor Carter County Times LEXINGTON — Megan Buland bent over a spicebush in Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, looking for the elusive spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in its tiniest larval stage. Buland, a forest health technician with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is getting a baseline count this summer as … Read More

Pet of the Week 9/2/20

Duncan is a one-year-old male lab mix. He’s a big happy boy that loves to play with other dogs. Duncan has a $25 adoption fee to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 606-475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: School Days

School is back in session in Carter County, and while some parents wish it was back to normal with in person classes, there are others who would rather not risk their children getting sick and are glad to see classes being conducted through lessons downloaded over the internet.  There was disagreement over the return to … Read More

Livestock and Grain Market Report 9/2/20

Click here to view the full report from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Extension Notes: Three ways to improve your calf prices

If there is one thing that we have learned in 2020, it is that many things are out of our control. This includes the cattle markets, which have been volatile during the first half of the year. However, there are some simple practices that you can implement on the farm to make your cattle operation … Read More

Late to the Game(s) – Raji: An Ancient Epic

Exploring the myths and legends of India Some games are hard to put down. You know you have work to do. You know you have limited time to finish it. But you want to try just one more time to take down that boss before you take a break.  Raji: An Ancient Epic is one … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: The strength of Appalachian women

We watched the excellent documentary “Hillbilly” the other night. The brainchild of Kentucky born filmmaker Ashley York, it’s one of the few films to address Appalachia from the point-of-view of someone born and raised here.  Throughout the film York addresses the stereotypes used to represent our region and our people. She explores how these stereotypes … Read More

Pet of the Week 8/26/20

Daisy is an eight-month-old basset hound mix. She is a very playful girl. Daisy has a $25 adoption fee to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet her or call 475-9771 for more information. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.

Shooterific fun: Battle Planet – Judgement Day a fun challenging rogue-lite shooter

Sometimes you want a deep story in a video game. Sometimes you want a challenging puzzle. And sometimes, well, sometimes you just want to shoot things and watch them blow up. If that’s what you’re looking for Battle Planet – Judgement Day – a twin stick shooter, top down, rogue-lite – delivers in spades. The … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Sacrificing for the good of others

As Americans we truly love our freedoms – including the freedom to complain, especially about perceived restrictions on those freedoms. Today, as the nation battles COVID-19, some of those complaints center around the freedoms to eschew mask laws. Whether or not being required to wear a mask is an infringement of personal rights and freedoms … Read More

On With the Show!

Participants in the annual Olive Hill Historical Society’s Center for Arts & Education event, “On With the Show” included Audra Foltz, Angela Messer Fultz, Kiersten Harris, Melanie McDowell, Amy Greene, Tyler Stinson, Sean Harris, Debbie Baker Harman, Margaret Roark, Landry Harris, Madison Caplinger, Josh Caplinger, Greg Collinsworth and Landon Copley.

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: House breakers and banjo pickers

There is a tendency for each generation to look at what is going on around them and assume things are worse today than they were in the past. That there was a golden age when neighbors looked out for each other, crime was minimal, and – as the song goes – “the people (were) gay.”  … Read More

Carter County Poetry Society 2020 contest

Carter County Poetry Society president Lorie Zientara has released the group’s 2020 poetry contest categories. Each category has a $2 entry fee, with the exception of the Grand Prix, which has a $6 entry fee. Prizes in each category are $10 for first place, $7 for second, and $3 for third, except the Grand Prix, … Read More

Pet of the Week 8/12/20

Lady is a two-year-old Great Pyrenees mix. She’s a very friendly girl and walks well on a leash. Lady has a reduced $25 adoption fee to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet her or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Adam’s Venture: Origins – A family friendly adventure game

Sometimes it seems like it’s difficult to impossible to find a game that you can find compelling for you, as an adult, and that you don’t mind having your kids watch you play, or allowing them to play. I mean, sure, there are the classic platformers for Nintendo featuring a well-known pair of Italian plumber … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Crime and punishment

Triple murder rocked Olive Hill  On March 21, 1918 the Carter County Herald published a short piece calling on the people of the county to come together to “quell” crime in their communities, including “drinking, gambling, shooting and other desperate things.” It had gotten to the point, the editor believed, that it was unsafe “to … Read More

Pet of the Week 8/5/20

Sampson is a senior male cross breed. He’s a laid back, 70 pound love bug! Sampson is already neutered and has a reduced adoption fee of $25. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and … Read More

On with the show!

 Audra Foltz (left) and Angela Messer Fultz (right) practice for the annual On With The Show event at the Olive Hill Historical Society. On With the Show will be on the Hill at the Olive Hill Historical Society on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, beginning at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available now at … Read More

H.E.L.P. – Health Equipment Loan Program helps fill the gap

Jean Adams understands illness. She was formally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system, when she was 54-years-old. But, she noted, she’s “always been sick,” even as a youngster. So she understands illness, and need, more than many others.  Maybe that’s why, as she put it, “the Lord put … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Nostalgia remastered

Cult Classic Chex Quest video game back in HD Back in 1996 I was 21-years-old. I made a lot of questionable decisions that year. It’s the privilege of youth, to make questionable decisions. One of mine may or may not have been to buy a box of cereal to get a videogame-cum-advertisement that featured a … Read More

Pet of the Week 7/29/20

Sampson is a senior male cross breed. He’s a laid back, 70 pound love bug! Sampson is already neutered and has a reduced adoption fee of $25. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and … Read More

Keeping kids COVID safe: Carter Childcare and Early Learning Center takes steps to sanitize and separate

Small children might be among the hardest groups to keep safe from COVID-19, especially when you get them together in groups. They touch their faces. They put things in their mouths. Getting them to wear a mask is difficult if not downright impossible. Despite this, Ed Messer explained, the family run Carter Childcare and Early … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Vintage ads give us view of the past

One thing is a constant in the news business, and that is that advertising is our life blood. Without it, the business can’t survive.  Enjoy these vintage ads, circa 1918, from Uncle Jack’s scrapbook. (How about those shoes?)  Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles drawn from the historical newspaper clippings … Read More

Christian Couture: Trinity Sisters’ Design brings faith based creations to Olive Hill

Christy Nolen Stamper has had passion for design for a long time. “I have always had an interest (in design),” Stamper explained. “I’ve always been really, really crafty. All through high school and stuff I was always in art class – doing this, doing that. Then as I got older I was like, ‘Wait a … Read More

Making it local: Walking on Sunshine highlights Kentucky artisans in new location

Walking on Sunshine Wellnes Spa & Shoppe wants you to know they haven’t closed. They’ve simply moved to a new location – one that allows them to more fully meet the needs of the clients they serve.  The new shop is on the corner of Main Street and Hord Street, across from the circuit court … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Gone Home, but in space

Fullbright Company’s exploration adventure game, Tacoma, free this week When I taught a game documentation class as an adjunct at Shawnee State, one of the things I tried to get my students to understand was the way video games have changed over the last 40 years. Many of us older gamers remember the games on … Read More

Pet of the Week 7/22/20

Trixie is a one-year-old pit mix. She’s a very sweet friendly girl. Trixie gets along with other dogs and walks well on a leash. Her $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being spayed. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet her or call 475-9771 for more information. Shelter hours are Monday through … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Shooting on the homefront

Photography’s popularity reflected in local ads By the time WWI rolled around, photography as a hobby was firmly entrenched in American society. The Kodak Brownie, which shot a 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ negative on 117 film, was introduced in 1900. It was a roll film format, and in many of the cameras of the … Read More

Pond turnover could be why the fish in your pond are dying

By: Rebecca KonopkaCarter County Extension Agent Each summer through the early fall, we get questions from landowners searching for reasons why fish are dying in their ponds. Pond turnover is often the answer.  During the summer months, water can become stagnant and stratify, which means it separates into distinct layers of cool and warm water. … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet, the Escapists 2, and TrackMania available free now on Epic Games store

If you’re interested in free games, and you haven’t been checking them out, you’re going to want to start looking at the Epic Games store every Thursday. Last week Epic Games only had one freebie title, Hue. Conan Exiles had been on that list, but dropped off for an unexplained reason. Maybe we’ll see it … Read More

Pet of the Week 7/15/20

Blue is a one-and-a-half-year-old female heeler mix. She’s a happy playful girl that needs a home to call her own. Blue’s $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being spayed. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet her or call 475-9771 for more information.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – … Read More

Uncle Jack Fultz’s Memories of Carter County: Same as it ever was

Old newspapers show impact of past health crises  We’ve recently been entrusted with a scrapbook of local newspaper articles dating back over 100 years, and it’s interesting to see how – truly – the more things change the more they stay the same. For instance, take this item from January 29, 1918: Citizens Meet Hold … Read More

Gifts, clothing, furniture, and more

 Jean Marie’s Boutique offers class (and sass) on a budget  Jean Marie’s Boutique is a dream come true for Bonnie Barker and her mother, Debbie Jenkins. The duo have wanted to start their own business for a while, and the end result of that dream – named for Barker’s grandmother – tries to offer a … Read More

Pet of the Week 7/8/20

Sky is a one-and-a-half-year-old female American bully mix. She’s a very playful girl that loves everyone she meets. Stop by and meet her or call 475-9771 for more information. Her $75 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination and being spayed.  Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday by appointment.

Summertime, and the flavor is pleasing

Goose Bridle’s new limited edition roast is not to be missed Colombian coffee is one of America’s favorite varietals. The medium acidity and nutty undertones of the South American sourced coffee beans support a natural sweetness, without the floral and fruit notes that characterize other naturally sweet coffees such as Africa’s Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or Tanzanian … Read More

4th of July display

The front windows of Frank Hager Insurance, on Robert and Mary Street in Grayson, feature patriotic displays of historic materials and veterans’ mementos in celebration of the July 4th holiday. The displays includes photos, medals, uniforms, and other keepsakes, like a hand decorated duffle bag from a sailor’s 1955 tour of Mediterranean Sea ports. (Photo … Read More

Pet of the Week – 7/1/20

Hercules is our Pet of the Week again this week and really needs to find his furever family. He is a one-year-old male shepherd mix. He’s a very friendly boy and great with other dogs. Hercules is fully sponsored and has a FREE adoption to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter … Read More

Kids’ Corner – 7/1/20

Chase Winkleman is 10- years-old and just finished 4th grade at Sandy Hook Elementary. His favorite things include the color red, playing with his Lego, swimming in the pool and watching Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s constantly zooming around the house, pretending to be the blue speedster.  When I asked him to draw a picture for … Read More

Exercising her rights

Vera Anna, of Soldier, stands on the corner of Carol Malone Boulevard and Main Street in downtown Grayson last Wednesday wearing a sandwich board urging primary voters to “Vote No” on Patrick Flannery for the job of State Representative. Anna, who supports Flannery’s opponent in the Republican primary, Rita Yates, said she was unhappy with … Read More

Two birds with one stone

Face mask program keeps people safe and feeds the hungry By: Jeremy D. WellsCarter County Times When the COVID-19 crisis caused schools to close early last year, Mary Jane Suttles, a teacher’s aide at Prichard Elementary, lost one of her main fundraisers for supporting a program near and dear to her heart, Love the Hungry. … Read More

Pet of the Week – 6/24/20

Hercules is a one-year-old male shepherd mix. He’s a very friendly boy and great with other dogs. Hercules is fully sponsored and has a FREE adoption to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday … Read More

Pet of the Week – 6/17/20

Sunny is a one-year-old female hound mix. She’s one of the quietest, sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet! Sunny is fully sponsored and has a FREE adoption to an approved home. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet her or call 475-9771 for more information. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 9am – 4pm … Read More