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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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) … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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, … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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″ … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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” … 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, … 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. … Read More

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