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New superintendent of schools Dr. Paul Green signs his contract during a special meeting of the board Monday night. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

 Board chooses new superintendent:  Dr. Paul Green is former Jackson Independent superintendent

 The Carter County Board of Education met in two special meetings on Monday evening, first to choose their new superintendent of schools and then to approve the contract for the new superintendent.  The board came out of the first executive session to offer the position to Dr. Paul Green, who accepted their offer.  After starting … Read More

Sports park manager Grant Harper explains the layout of drainage pipes within the sports park and adjacent properties. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

 Grayson approves drainage, water, and broadband programs: Plans will improve online and outdoor opportunities

 Motions from the last meeting of Grayson City Council will help improve drainage in the area around the sports park complex and Dixie Park neighborhood, as well as provide the opportunity to upgrade to broadband internet service for all Grayson residents.  Council heard from sport park manager Grant Harper on drainage issues in the park … Read More

 Weekly arrests report: 10/20/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Joanna Arthur, 23, of Greenup, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of no registration receipt, failure … Read More

School board discusses new coach positions

The Carter County School Board met last Tuesday, October 12, to discuss the stipend for the new high school wrestling and fishing coaching positions and the renovation plan for all school buildings. While they did not specify the exact amount of the stipends, they did say they were comparable to the amounts provided by neighboring … Read More

 Suspect arrested in Glover murder:  KSP serve warrant on Brian Flannery for ambush style shooting

 The Kentucky State Police, Post 8, in Morehead issued a statement last week announcing the arrest of Brian Flannery, of Tick Ridge Fork in Olive Hill, in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Kelly Glover. Flannery is charged with first degree murder in the case, and is currently lodged in the Rowan County Detention … Read More

 Fiscal court discusses ambulance assistance: Also considers E-911 dispatch issues

 The Carter Count Emergency Ambulance Service has lost around $740,000 in revenue over the last several months, EAS director Rick Loperfido told the fiscal court on Monday night. This is partly a result of limits on their taxing district, and partly because of limits on Medicare payments, Loperfido explained. But it also has a lot … Read More

Weekly arrests report: 10/13/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  William Gray, 22, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, for failure to appear, arrested and booked October … Read More

Arrest made in Glover murder

Kentucky State Police, Post 8, Morehead, detectives and the Elliott County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office worked together to be able to obtain and serve an arrest warrant on Brian Flannery, 57 years of age from Tick Ridge Fork Olive Hill KY. Mr. Flannery was arrested in connection with the 2015 ambush style murder of Kelly Glover, … Read More

 Missing youth located: State police confirm uncle’s report

 A missing youth who walked away from a foster home in Carter County has been located, and returned home, according to his uncle and the Kentucky State Police.  Police issued a statement on Friday requesting public assistance in locating 15-year-old Samuel “Sammy” Goodridge after he “walked away from a foster home on White Road, during … Read More

 Do you have health insurance?: Community Action Council offering sign-up assistance at Fall Y’all

 If you don’t have health insurance, Tammy Moore with Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency wants to help you get it. Moore, who helps folks navigate the paperwork associated with Medicaid and K-CHIP, as well as the Kynect online insurance marketplace, said there are a large number of options and plans. There is also assistance for … Read More

 Weekly arrests report: 10/6/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Ernie Dyer, 44, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on a charge on fourth degree assault (domestic … Read More

Fall Y’all and Funtoberfest scheduled for next weekend:  Both towns offer full schedule of holiday fun

 If you aren’t planning on resting up this weekend, you should. Because next weekend is full of events on both ends of the county, designed to jump-start the fall holiday season.  Events kick-off on Friday night, October 8, in Olive Hill, with a Trail Town Stage tribute to the music of Tom T. Hall. Tickets … Read More

 Grayson votes to set trick-or-treat time: Council also moves to demolish derelict properties

 The city of Grayson will be giving trick-or-treaters an extra half hour to collect candy this year – a treat to make up for all the cancelled events over the past year, council teased. Council moved to set trick-or-treat for Saturday, October 30, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Council initially considered other two hour blocks … Read More

 Weekly arrests report: 9/29/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Earnest Hale, 47, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County District Court, on unlisted charges, arrested and … Read More

 More coaches to receive pay: Wrestling, volleyball, softball among impacted sports

 Middle school athletics and high school wrestling coaches are among those who will be impacted by a motion from the Carter County Board of Education on Monday evening to approve additional athletic coaching stipends. The motion came after director of personnel for the district, Ryan Tomolonis, told the board he had looked into the coaching … Read More

 Parsons discusses library growth at Chamber meeting: Conley announces plans to step down as President

 What value does a library bring to a community? And how can it contribute to the community’s growth and prosperity?  Those were a couple of the issues that Carter County Public Library director Matt Parsons discussed with the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce during their regular September meeting last Thursday. Unlike the other businesses that … Read More

 Grayson Rezones US 60: Portion near Extension will be Highway Business zone

 In a compromise move, the Grayson Planning and Zoning Commission will rezone a portion of land along US 60 from Residential-1 to Highway Business, but they will stop short of the home of an impacted property owner, leaving his home and the office space past him in a residential area.  The Commission made the motion … Read More

 Weekly arrests report: 9/22/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Leandra Glover, 31, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on a charge of contempt of … Read More

 A library makeover:  Organizational changes come to Olive Hill branch

 If you haven’t been to the Olive Hill branch of the Carter County Public Library in a while, you might want to pay a visit. The branch has gotten a lot of new books, it’s undergoing some reorganization, and it’s gotten a visual makeover.  “There was nothing wrong with the way it was,” explained library … Read More

 Carter County well represented at NEKY Small Business Awards

 The Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards recognize businesses and entrepreneurs from across the five county (Carter, Greenup, Boyd, Lawrence, Elliott) area. But businesses from Carter County represented an outsized number of the awards nominees this year.  For instance, more than half of the 2021 New Business of the Year nominees – eight out of 15 … Read More

Weekly arrests report: 9/15/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Benjamin Stone, 33, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on a charge of failure to appear, arrested … Read More

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 Hitchins man charged in stabbing:  Kevin Skaggs arrested on assault and possession charges

 A Hitchins area man is currently being held in the Carter County Detention Center on charges related to the stabbing of a second Carter County man near Soldier on Saturday.  Officers with the Kentucky State Police Post 14 responded after receiving a call that a man had sought care at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, … Read More

Weekly arrests report 9/8/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Adam Ritchie, 38, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on a charge of first degree … Read More

Gov Beshear calls special legislative session to extend COVID-19 State of Emergency

FRANKFORT – As COVID-19 cases increase at the fastest growth rate of the pandemic, straining Kentucky hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear has called lawmakers to Frankfort to extend the pandemic state of emergency, which provides administration and public health officials with the tools and measures needed to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.  … Read More

Slips, along with floods, are among the events that can occur during heavier than normal rains. (File photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

County seeks up to $5 million credit line: Funds and interest would be reimbursed by FEMA

 The Carter County Fiscal Court has a problem on their hands. The bills for cleanup costs and repairs related to the ice storm will be coming due before the FEMA reimbursements reach the county. So will bills for the flooding and rain related slides that followed. It’s a problem that has frustrated the county for … Read More

COVID numbers lead to online schooling: District to offer vaccinations to eligible students

 Carter County public schools went to non-traditional instruction (NTI) this week, sending a message out to parents instructing them that students would be working from home through at least Friday.  “Collaborating with the Carter County Health Department, due to the increased number of students with COVID and in quarantine, Carter County Schools will use five … Read More

Weekly arrests report: 9/1/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Chasity Williams, 39, of Sandy Hook, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of rear license not … Read More

Interim superintendent Dr. Jake Bell addresses the staff and parents at a special meeting of the school board last Tuesday. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Picking a superintendent

Board holds meeting to solicit community feedback Carter County is “already on firm ground” interim superintendent Dr. Jake Bell told the board and the community at the outset of a special meeting of the board last Tuesday. Now, the job of the board is to choose the person best suited to keep that firm footing…

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Bringing fiber to Grayson: Council approves plan to support broadband in city limits

 People who live within the city limits of Grayson could have the opportunity to get fiber optic broadband delivered right to their door, with a plan approved by Grayson city council at their last regular meeting.  Tim Williamson, director of operations for Kinetic by Windstream – Windstream’s reorganized fiber division – explained how his company…

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Weekly arrests report: 8/25/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Terry Sublett, 55, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on charges of contempt of court…

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Splish splash: Park still hopeful splash pad may be open before season ends

The park board had high hopes that the splash pad portion of the playground at the Grayson Sports Park could be open before summer ended. They’re still hopeful that might happen, but if it does happen now, there won’t be much time to play before cool weather sets in and the facility has to be…

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Harshaw-Trane expect to begin work on water plant renovations soon. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Work on water treatment plant set to begin soon

Olive Hill City Council heard an update on the water treatment plant project from Harshaw-Trane during their regular August meeting on Tuesday. A representative with the company explained to council they had some issues with the blend of a concrete, but they worked that issue out and are now “back on track.” When, exactly, they…

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Doughboy down: Malone said county will look at options to repair statue

 Grayson’s beloved doughboy statute came tumbling down on Thursday morning after beginning to lean heavily overnight. The support beneath his feet finally gave way and the apparent stress of the lean was enough to break the bronze support post inside and the zinc based statue’s cast skin, just above the ankles. Malone checked the base…

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Putting rumors to rest: Park board says Little League will play in park

 Last Tuesday, during the regular meeting of Grayson City Council, Mayor George Steele asked councilman Jerry Yates about a rumor. Steele had heard Grayson Little League was forbidden from playing on the ball fields at the new Grayson Sports Park. Yates, who serves as one of two council representatives on the park board, said he…

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Saying goodbye: Board wishes retiring superintendent well

 Dr. Ronnie Dotson told the Carter County School board the district had a “great first day of school,” during his final regular meeting with the board before stepping down in September. He went on to discuss attendance, including the approximately 100 students who missed the first day of classes because of known quarantines, before addressing…

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Weekly arrests report: 8/18/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Tony Chancy, 58, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police on a charge of failure to appear,…

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AIT program leads to industry employment

ASHLAND – Recent graduates of the Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT) program at Ashland Community and Technical College are already going to work, just months after receiving their credentials. Brayden Porter is one of those grads. He recently began working in operations at Danimer Scientific in Winchester. “Getting the opportunity of employment in July after just…

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Running for a swing: Kiwanis and East Carter Cross Country sponsor 5K

The Carter County Kiwanis Club is committed to adding a wheelchair accessible swing to the playground at the new Grayson Sports Park to continue building an inclusive play experience.  Their latest fundraising event is a 5K run and walk scheduled for this Saturday at the Sports Park.  Registration for the event starts at 8 a.m.…

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Critters, kids and contests: Fair returns with social distancing and safety plans

 After a hiatus for COVID last year, the Carter County Fair is back, with rides, exhibits, performances, and the popular Fair-i-o-ke karaoke – and additional precautions.  “We’ve spread things out,” fair board member Jill York explained as fair board members worked on the grounds last week.  They’re keeping rides farther apart for easier social distancing.…

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Burning down the house: Olive Hill Fire Department holds training session

 Firefighters don’t get too many opportunities to test their skills in a burning building where they know they don’t need to worry about finding occupants, or getting the fire out before it spreads to neighboring structures. It’s just not every day you get someone willing to give you a house to burn. Even rarer, though,…

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Weekly arrests report

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Charles Blackburn, 48, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of operating a motor vehicle…

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School Board accepting parent nominations for superintendent search

With the acceptance of Dr. Dotson’s retirement effective September 1, the Carter County Board of Education has started the process of selecting a new superintendent. One of the first steps in this process is the establishment of a Superintendent Search Committee. By law (KRS 160.352) the committee shall be comprised of: two teachers, elected by…

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Eleven hospital systems in Kentucky to require vaccination for health care workforce

FRANKFORT – During his weekly Team Kentucky update last week, Gov. Andy Beshear said hospital executives from 11 health care systems in the commonwealth are announcing the following pledge: “The health care facilities below are committed to the health and safety of our patients and employees. In support of this commitment, we will all require…

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School board appoints interim superintendent: Dr. Robert J. Bell will fill role between Dotson’s departure and new hire

 The Carter County Board of Education met in special session last week and – after an extended executive session – moved to hire Dr. Robert J. Bell as the interim superintendent. Bell will take over when current superintendent Dr. Ronnie Dotson steps down, in September, and will serve in the superintendent’s role until a new…

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Weekly arrests report

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Michael Middleton, 44, of Olive Hill, arrested by Grayson PD, on charges of reckless driving, first degree…

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National Park Service selects The Warriors Path Project submitted by McKee Trail Town and Olive Hill Council for planning and restoration for project assistance

The National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) announced the selection of the Warrior’s Path project to receive expert consultation from the NPS.The Warriors Path will be built into an educationally interactive, multi-use trail network that will connect existing and proposed routes across Eastern Kentucky. Co-Chair Max Hammond explains, “The project…

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Carter among counties transitioning driver licensing from circuit court clerks to transportation cabinet in August

New regional issuance model offers ‘next-level’ services for Kentucky drivers FRANKFORT – Nine more Kentucky counties will make the transition in August to a new, secure driver-licensing model, administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), that gives Kentuckians more choices and modern services. The traditional issuance system of licenses and permits initiated at the Office…

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Computer Information Technologies Program to Host “Cloud Night”

ASHLAND, Ky. –Ashland Community and Technical College will be hosting “Cloud Night” where incoming students to the Cloud Computing program featuring Amazon Web Services can learn more about certificate and degree options.  Professor Randolph Cullum, Program Coordinator for the Computer Information Technologies program will also answer the fundamental question, “What is cloud computing?” Prospective students…

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Superintendent steps down: Dotson will continue to serve through September 1

 Last month Dr. Ronnie Dotson said it wasn’t the right time to leave the district when he withdrew his planned resignation and agreed to stay on for another year. Among the reasons he noted were the number of building and improvement projects that were in the works for the district, and the fact that this … Read More

Can you grow flowers here?: Council hears zoning violation concerns

 A property owner in Olive Hill is violating the city’s zoning restrictions, attorney Brandon Hamilton told city council last week, and it’s making it impossible for his clients to enjoy their property.  Hamilton came to council to discuss the apparent code violation at a property on Armory Drive. Hamilton said although the area is zoned … Read More

Weekly arrests report: 7/28/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Derrick Lucas, 33, of Ashland, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of operating a motor vehicle … Read More

Indictments: 7/28/21

The following indictments were returned by the Grand Jury of the Carter Circuit Court on June 18, 2021. An indictment is not a determination of guilt or innocence. It is simply a charge that an offense has been committed and indicates that a case is pending on the charges listed. All defendants have the presumption … Read More

New mattress store opens in Grayson

The Grayson Chamber of Commerce and Box Drop Mattress held a ribbon cutting for their new Grayson location, on South Hord Street, last week. (submitted photo)

Bretta Aukerman addresses Grayson City Council. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Protesting Pride: Citizens raise religious objections to art gallery event

 According to Bretta Aukerman, not only did the Grayson Gallery violate several city ordinances with their Pride month art display and drag performance, but they violated the innocence of an unidentified young man that Aukerman called “Jimmy.” According to Aukerman, although she never went inside the gallery to see any of the event, she said … Read More

Miranda Tussey was sworn in as the newest member of the board prior to Monday night’s meeting. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Weighing in on masks for kids: Parents offer opinions for and against requirements

 The Carter County Board of Education began their meeting on Monday evening swearing in new board member Miranda Tussey, and then jumped into the superintendent’s report and public comment period.  That public comment centered mostly around the possibility of a mask requirement for students.  Melissa Carter opened the public comment period. Identifying herself as a … Read More

Weekly arrests report: 7/21/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Ronald Williams, 59, of Flatwoods, arrested by Greenup County Sheriff, on charges of failure to appear, arrested … Read More

Shad Lacefield, a 2007 Campbellsville University graduate, who is a fourth-grade teacher at Garden Springs Elementary School in Fayette County, was the guest speaker. Lacefield, wearing sunglasses and coveralls with the name Maverick on them from the movie “Top Gun,” spoke of his teaching methods and his goal to make his students smile during the pandemic, which he said was hard on him, teachers, students and their parents. He has been featured on TV stations in Lexington due to his innovative teaching.

Carter County Schools faculty receive Excellence in Teaching award from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE – Campbellsville University’s 35th annual Excellence in Teaching Award Program honored 205 teachers throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 72 districts and/or private schools. Although the ceremony wasn’t in person, a video was sent to each recipient with a welcome from Dr. Lisa Allen, dean of the School of Education, who thanked them for … Read More

Library hosts Really Free Yard Sale: Offers pulled pork sandwiches for first 50 visitors

By: Rachel Parsonsfor Carter County Times The Carter County Public Library is delighted to partner with EKY Mutual Aid to present the 606 Really Free Yard Sale on Saturday, July 31, at the library’s Olive Hill location at 120 Comet Drive. EKY Mutual Aid is a grassroots group that has worked hard to connect folks … Read More

County requests info from ice storm volunteers

Volunteer hours could reduce required FEMA match By: Mike Malonefor Carter County Times The storms that hit our area so hard in February and March of this year were some of the most destructive we have ever seen with damages approaching $10,000,000 to county property alone. While FEMA may pay some of the costs, the … Read More

Funding firefighters

The Carter County Fiscal Court approved a motion on Monday to continue funding paid weekend staff at the Grayson and Olive Hill Fire Departments, and to distribute a similar level of funding to other volunteer fire departments in the county.

Labor shortage hurts EMS

Only Boyd County pays more when you also consider contributions to insurance and retirement. But, despite this, the ambulance service is understaffed.

Weekly arrest report: 7/14/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Sierra Christiansen, 36, of Olive Hill, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of first degree strangulation, … Read More

Welcome to Olive Hill: Community opens new Welcome Center

It’s been a long time in the making, but the community of Olive Hill finally held a ribbon-cutting for a new Welcome Center at the Depot this weekend. The new facility – which holds memorabilia highlighting local musicians, songwriters, and other notable Olive Hill natives – will serve as a place for visitors to learn … Read More

Feeding the kids: Galaxy Project secures grants for food program

 The Galaxy Project purchased a new building last year, and they’re looking forward to moving into it. But, like with many projects, work on getting the building ready to move into has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the organization waits for renovation grant funds to be made available, executive director Chelsa Hamilton … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 7/7/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Brandon Johnson, 24, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on three counts of failure to appear, arrested … Read More

Not the right time: Dotson explains decision to rescind resignation

 The Carter County Board of Education had an item on their meeting agenda last week they ended up dropping right from the outset – the resignation of Superintendent of Carter County Schools, Dr. Ronnie Dotson. After amending their agenda to move executive session from the end of the meeting to the beginning, and to remove … Read More

Police conclude search of Olive Hill pond: No new information released

 Authorities have completed their search of a Carter County property where they were looking for any signs of a missing infant – but what they found, if anything, still isn’t clear. According to various media reports and press releases Kentucky State Police helped Huntington Police and the FBI to serve a warrant on a property … Read More

Finishing the road cleanup: Fiscal court discusses last steps, approves budget

 Contractors working on storm debris cleanup on county roads are close to finishing their work. But before the county releases them from their contract, Judge Executive Mike Malone is asking magistrates to drive the roads in their districts and make sure all the work has been completed to their satisfaction.  “We need to ride (the … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 6/30/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Joseph Elam, 33, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on three counts of failure to appear, arrested … Read More

Legislative Update: New laws in effect June 29

By: Senator Robin L. Webbfor Carter County Times FRANKFORT – Committees, task forces, and legislative working groups continue to meet throughout the Interim Joint Session and discuss a wide variety of issues. As we look toward the latter portion of 2021, lawmakers will continue these conversations in advance of the 2022 Regular Session. Recently, I … Read More

Medical staff including PA-Cs Miranda Davis, Marie Sargent, Katrina Barker McDavid, Brandi Manning, and Ashley Whitley, pharmacists Jason James and Seth Carroll, and others joined Primary Plus CEO Jerry Ugrin for a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new Grayson location. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Primary Plus cuts ribbon on new Grayson location

Primary Plus CEO Jerry Ugrin said he knew Grayson needed a new Primary Plus location because of the number of people from Carter County he was seeing at his facilities in Lewis, Greenup, and Boyd Counties.  “We have sites in Vanceburg, Ashland, and South Shore,” Ugrin said. “And we saw an increasing number of folks … Read More

Valerie Nolan (left) and Ambulance board president John Brooks run the June, 2021 meeting of the Carter County Emergency Ambulance board. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

EMS approves budget: Approve hire of new EMT

 Carter County Emergency Ambulance executive director Rick Loperfido wasn’t present for the last meeting. The director had fallen and broken his arm, board president John Brooks told the board. But before sustaining his injury, Loperfido had completed and submitted his report to the board.  His report, read and put into context by Valerie Nolan – … Read More

Giving the folks a raise: Fiscal Court approves pay increases for all county employees

 Kyle Morgan, from the Grayson Fire Department, was at the last Carter County Fiscal Court meeting to ask the county to continue funding for weekend firefighters in the cities of Grayson and Olive Hill. New librarian Matt Parsons was there as well, asking for the county to maintain their current level of funding.  But while … Read More

Weekly arrest report 6/23/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Eric Swanigan, 36, of Olive Hill, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of first degree possession … Read More

High waters cause road closures: 101 culverts washed out across county roads

Unseasonably heavy rains led to flooding across Carter County last week, with several roads temporarily closed and others sustaining flood related damage that the state and county hurried to get fixed so the roads could be reopened.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) closed US 60 west of Olive Hill on Wednesday evening as rising flood … Read More

The libraries are open: Both Grayson and Olive Hill branches open to the public again

 When COVID restrictions were put in place last year, a number of spaces were closed to the public – restaurants, stores, courthouses and city buildings, and the Carter County Public Library.  It came at a very inconvenient time, new interim director Matt Parsons said. Not only had a new director, Christy Boggs, just taken over … Read More

Making it law: Grayson passes EMS and nuisance ordinances, annexes property

 Grayson City Council had a busy evening last Tuesday, passing three new ordinances, discussing library issues, and hearing and approving various department requests.  Two of the city’s ordinances, passed on second readings were simply amendments to existing law.  The first, an amendment to the city’s existing nuisance code, changed language to replace the term “city … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 6/16/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Derek Wright, 20, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of receiving stolen property – … Read More

KCTCS Board votes to freeze tuition rate for 2021-22

ASHLAND – Students and parents can breathe a little easier this fall because the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), including Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) will not be raising tuition.  At $179 per credit hour, KCTCS colleges already have the lowest tuition in the state, which saves families … Read More

Marshall names National Society of ACTA Scholars

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s John Deaver Drinko Academy for American Political Institutions and Civic Culture has announced its 2021 inaugural cohort of National Society of American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) Scholars.  One hundred Marshall undergraduates have qualified for this prestigious honor.  The following student from Carter County has received this recognition: Evan … Read More

Lisa Ramey-Easterling leads a special meeting of the Carter County Board of Education alongside board member Rachel Fankell. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

East Carter could receive $14 million for renovations: Board also looking at options for West upgrades

 The Carter County Board of Education met in special session on Monday night to accept an offer from the School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) for assistance in funding renovations to East Carter High School. The SFCC sent a letter to superintendent Dr. Ronnie Dotson informing him they had “been authorized to make an additional offer … Read More

County satisfied with cleanup improvements

 Two weeks ago, the county was discussing terminating their contract with debris cleanup specialists Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR). In one week, however, the company was able to turn things around to the satisfaction of cleanup managers John McDavid and Scott Greenhill and the county is satisfied with the progress being made. The county set the … Read More

What’s up with the water plant? – Olive Hill continuing forward with improvements

 Work on the new water treatment plant in Olive Hill could begin this month, according to representatives with Harshaw Trane, the contractor working on the facility as part of the city’s energy savings plan.  Anthony Wright, who recently took over from Brandon Marcum as Harshaw Trane’s project lead, spoke with city council during their last … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 6/9/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Angela Hanna, 50, of Olive Hill, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of operating a motor … Read More

Governor Andy Beshear presents Genesis Center Director Chris Branham and Carter County Judge Executive Mike Malone with a check for $200,000. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Funding hope: Governor visits Grayson to present Genesis check

 It was a rainy afternoon outside, but inside the Genesis Recovery Center in Grayson last Friday, Governor Andy Beshear was all sunshine and optimism. The governor, visiting the center to present them with a check to cover COVID related funding losses, touted the state’s strong recovery from the pandemic and a record setting sales tax … Read More

Carter Childcare West has separate play areas for children of different age groups, with older and younger children coming together only in supervised situations. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

A place to play and learn: Carter Childcare West offers new daycare option

 Parents who live or work near Olive Hill now have a new option for daycare in town – Carter Childcare West. The new facility, located between the West Carter Middle and High Schools in the old Wilson Martial Arts location, has been open for nearly a month now, but still has some slots available for … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 6/2/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Kevin Roe, 39, of Sandy Hook, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of operating a motor … Read More

ACTC names 191 to Spring 2021 President’s List

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College has named 191 students to the President’s List for the spring 2021 semester. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average and successfully complete at least 12 KCTCS semester credits of course work numbered 100 or above (excluding any … Read More

Scott Greenhill (left) and John McDavid (right) address fiscal court on Monday. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Cleaning up the mess: County has strong message for ice storm contractors

County officials and residents aren’t very happy with the ice storm cleanup from contractor Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR), so fiscal court scheduled a special meeting to discuss this issue with the company on Monday of this week – a meeting that representatives of the contractor didn’t bother to attend.  That absence didn’t stop the fiscal … Read More

Damon Robinson, with the Grayson Street Department, hangs flags in preparation for Memory Days and the Memorial Day holiday. Robinson said he and the street crew were hanging American flags as well as flags honoring each branch of the military in preparation for the holiday weekend. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Growing the city: Grayson council considers rezoning and annexation

 Grayson city council discussed possible rezoning, the annexation of land into the city, and other issues related to growth of the city and its business during their last regular meeting.  Council opened the meeting with discussion of a possible variance for Primary Plus healthcare. Tracey McGuire, CMO for the healthcare provider, told the council she … Read More

Fighting the fire department: Olive Hill residents upset over fire house discussions

 The purchase of a piece of property near city park, and the possibility that a new fire department might be built there, had some Olive Hill residents in an uproar during a recent meeting of city council. Mayor Jerry Callihan did his best, however, to put those fears to rest. While he acknowledged that it … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 5/26/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Russell Binion, 63, of Olive Hill, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of operating a motor … Read More

Bryan Greenhill. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Greenhill resigns: Veteran school board member steps down

The Carter County School Board only had one discussion item on their agenda when they convened in special session last week – the resignation of a board member. Board members Lisa Easterling, Rachel Fankell, Patrick Ferry, and Kirk Wilburn voted unanimously to accept the resignation of veteran school board member Bryan Greenhill.  The school board … Read More

ACTC announces Spring 2021 Dean’s List

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College has named 198 students to the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete at least 12 semester credits (of 100 level courses or above) or more for the semester and earn at least a 3.5 GPA for … Read More

Students and parents speak in support of the supplemental school year at Prichard Elementary on Monday evening. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Board split on SB 128: Votes 3-2 against option to repeat school year

There were a lot of exciting things on the agenda for Monday night’s regular meeting of the Carter County Board of Education – a $1,000 stipend for all staff members, $17 million for a new Career & Technical Center, an increase in the number of tickets each graduate would be allowed for their family from … Read More

Donna Stamper presents children with books from the new Little Free Library. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Little libraries for little readers: Little Free Library newest Olive Hill fixture

Young readers with a hunger for new books have another place to turn to when the library is closed. A new Little Free Library box was dedicated in Olive Hill last week, behind the Olive Hill Elementary School. Donna Stamper, coordinator with the school family resource center, worked with the Foundation for the Tri-State, the … Read More

Grayson Mayor George Steele dedicates the Jim Phillips Conference Room in the Grayson City Building. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Remembering Jim Phillips: Grayson dedicates conference room to veteran newsman

Family, council members, city employees, and friends joined Grayson Mayor George Steele last week to dedicate the city building’s meeting room as the Jim Phillips Conference Room. Steele and others remembered the late print and broadcast journalist for his dedication to accuracy, transparency, and accountability.  “The world would be a better place if we had … Read More

Traffic Advisory: Lane closure on US 60 at Summitt in Boyd County

FLEMINGSBURG – A lane closure on part of US 60 east at Summitt in Boyd County could cause traffic delays beginning next week. On Monday, May 17, the right lane of eastbound US 60 will be closed between Summitt Road and Midland Trail – just past Giovanni’s going toward Ashland – and will remain closed … Read More

Looking for work: Career Center and Chamber hold job fair

When Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce members told her they needed to find help to grow their businesses or, even more alarming, that they might have to scale back their hours because they couldn’t find enough employees to cover shifts, chamber president Lisa Messer Conley said she knew she needed to do something. She needed … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 5/12/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Leonard Danner, 48, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on charges of second-degree criminal trespassing, and probation … Read More

Roosters to road flares and everything between: Shrine Club plans for Second Annual Swap & Sell

 One of the beautiful things about flea markets, swap meets, and yard sales is not knowing exactly what you might find, and then being completely tickled when you find just what you wanted or needed. Sure, you might go hoping to find a goat or laying hens or pocketknives – and chances are you will … Read More

Asking for fire funding: Norton Branch speaks to court

 Norton Branch Fire Department wants the county to help them pay for vehicle repairs and maintenance or, according to chief Jason Gillum, they may not have any volunteers left. Gillum approached fiscal court this week asking for additional funding, citing a recent move by the county to help Grayson and Olive Hill fund paid fire … Read More

Honoring a legacy: Jenkie’s Journey offers recovery opportunities

 The new Jenkie’s Journey residential treatment facility is aptly named, according to the mother of the man it was named for. Josh Jenkins – Jenkie to his friends – saw himself as a protector and a caretaker for those friends, Cheryl Oney explained. He was also their biggest advocate and cheerleader.  “Josh was happy go … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 5/5/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Bryant Bowling, 43, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of speeding – 20 MPH … Read More

Bridge project leads to water outage: Crews rupture line during relocation

 Homes off of US 60, just west of Globe, experienced an unanticipated water outage last week as crews working on a bridge replacement project near Tygart Creek Elementary hit a water line while digging on Wednesday.  Contractor crews were planning to relocate the water line as part of the bridge replacement project over Tygart Creek, … Read More

Job Fairs

Today: The Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a job fair event today, Wednesday, May 5, at from 10 am – 2 pm at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 110 Caleb Powers Lane, in Olive Hill, with setup beginning at 9 am. Social distancing will be maintained and all attendees are required to … Read More

Carter County Fiscal Court (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Looking for a raise: Fiscal Court tables jail salary issue

Carter county fiscal court moved to table any further discussion of raises for county employees until after the fiscal year, but the court acknowledged that raises for county employees, and increased starting pay, are inevitable if the county is to retain talent.  Pay raises weren’t explicitly on the budget for last Thursday’s special session, but … Read More

(Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Bikes and kids: Kiwanis Bike Show builds inclusive playgrounds

“Kiwanis helps kids,” Willis Johnson says matter of factly when he’s explaining why he’s involved with the organization. It’s what they’ve done with bicycle projects, and bed projects, and home computer projects; and now it’s what they’re doing to help support inclusive play opportunities for children at the new Grayson Sports Park playground.  The organization … Read More

Weekly Arrest Report: 4/28/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Ronna Pope, 53, of Fort Thomas, self-surrender, booked on April 19. Derrick Harper, 23, of Detroit, Michigan, … Read More

Grayson public hearing on application for zoning variance

The City of Grayson Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing concerning an Application for a Zoning Variance. The applicant wishes to install a wall sign on a new structure located at 645 Interstate Drive that exceeds the dimensional size allowed. Interested property owners near the property in question are hereby … Read More

Cameron speaks with crime victims

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, pictured with Justice & Hope founder Ann Bauers, spoke at an awareness event sponsored by the National Justice & Hope for Crime Victims group in Grayson last week. The event, part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, also featured presentations by Marsy’s Law for Kentucky Director of Outreach Dr. Emily … Read More

Randa McGuire, with the East & West Carter High School Energy Club, discussed that group’s projects over the last year with the school board on Monday evening. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Digital school and supplemental years: Board clarifies what life after COVID could be

The Carter County Board of Education spent Monday night looking at two fundamental questions the district will be facing as they move forward in a post COVID world; how to best serve students who thrived under the virtual learning environment, and how best serve those who did not.  The first issue on the agenda was … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 4/21/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Kevin Carroll, 31, of Grayson, self-surrender, booked on April 12. Gregory Hall, age and address unknown, arrested … Read More

Library seeks Grayson board member

The Carter County Public Library is seeking a new board member from the Grayson area. Board members vote on and approve library actions, expenditures, and other library issues. Those interested in serving on the board, or more information on the role, can apply by message to Carter County Librarian Christy Boggs directly through the library … Read More

ACTC announces “normal” fall semester

ASHLAND – Dr. Larry Ferguson, President/ CEO of Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) recently announced to the ACTC community that plans are in progress to return to normal operations in the Fall 2021 semester.  “In the last year, many ACTC classes and services have transitioned online to keep our campus community safe, but we … Read More

Free skin cancer screenings in May

ASHLAND – May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70 and having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma. However, skin cancer can be treatable if caught early. King’s Daughters is … Read More

Kyle Morgan, with the Grayson Fire Department, speaks to fiscal court on Monday. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Fighting fire: Fiscal court moves to fund paid firefighters

 The Grayson and Olive Hill Fire Departments will be adding paid weekend staff – possibly as soon as this weekend – after fiscal court took action Monday evening to approve covering the increased cost for the two cities.  Kyle Morgan, with the Grayson Fire Department, and Jeremy Rodgers, with the Olive Hill FD, spoke with … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 4/14/21

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Christopher Smith, 37, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of operating a motor vehicle … Read More

(Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Collecting the bills: Emergency ambulance discusses billing service

 It wasn’t too long ago that the Carter County Emergency Ambulance Board took action to switch from using a billing service to collect for ambulance rides to doing billing in-house. After experimenting with in-house billing for a couple of years, the board moved last month to enter into a temporary contract with a new billing … Read More

Cleaning up: Fiscal court hears disaster update, approves flood repair loan

First came the ice. Then came the floods. Now, the cleanup and repairs.  Carter County Fiscal Court heard disaster updates during their regular monthly meeting Monday night. This included updates on the progress of ice storm damage cleanup, flood damage, and FEMA assistance. While cleanup of the ice storm debris continues apace on county roads, … Read More

ACTC to host open house April 23

ASHLAND. – Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) will be hosting an Open House on Friday, April 23.  The event, which will be held outdoors, will be at the College Drive Campus from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.  The Open House will be an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about ACTC and ask … Read More

Workforce Solutions offering deckhand training

ASHLAND – Workforce Solutions is offering a one-week deckhand training course.  According to Chris Boggs, Business and Industry Project Coordinator, deckhands operate and maintain equipment on the deck of a vessel and assist with docking and other operations. Together, the deckhands make up the deck crew and are responsible for maintaining the ship, other than … Read More

The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday April 10 for a new business, Grandview Clothing Outlet, in Grayson. (Submitted photo)

Grandview Clothing Outlet ribbon cutting

Unemployment insurance update

FRANKFORT – On Monday, Amy Cubbage, general counsel for Gov. Beshear, updated Kentuckians on when the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) system will go live again after a temporary shutdown for security upgrades. According to Cubbage, the system will go live again at 7 a.m. EDT on Apri 13. “So far, 100,000 letters have been mailed … Read More

Gov. Beshear announces 2.5M vaccination challenge to lift capacity restrictions

FRANKFORT – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge: When 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state will remove most capacity restrictions. When the goal is met, the Governor said he will lift capacity restrictions and physical distancing requirements for nearly all … Read More

Grayson RECC President and CEO Bradley Cherry (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Taking stock: Grayson RECC reflects on ice storm

 Grayson RECC President and CEO Bradley Cherry hadn’t been in the position long when the ice storms hit in February. He was still technically the “interim President and CEO” on the night of February 10 when the first customers started reporting power outages. “With the first ice storm, through those next five days, we got … Read More

Weekly arrest report: 4/7/21

 The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.  Samuel Pennington, 46, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on charges of probation violation and … Read More

Traffic changes on Carol Malone Blvd due to $6 million widening project

FLEMINGSBURG – Major traffic changes will start this week on Carol Malone Boulevard (KY 7/KY 1) at downtown Grayson as contractors ramp up work on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s $6 million highway widening project. Beginning Monday, April 5, crews started shifting all traffic on the four-lane highway into a new three-lane configuration – one lane … Read More

Legislative Update: 4/7/21

FRANKFORT – Well, it’s a wrap. Legislators worked late into the night on Tuesday, the 30th and final day of the 155th regular meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly, concluding what has been a particularly odd legislative session. It has essentially felt like something out of a movie with all the plot twists and uncertain … Read More

ACTC to host drive-thru graduation ceremony

ASHLAND – Students who graduated from Ashland Community and Technical College at the end of the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters will have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements during a special drive-thru ceremony on Saturday, May 8.  Students who have applied to graduate at the end of the Summer 2021 semester are also … Read More

A truck carrying heavy equipment makes a tight left turn onto US 60 from Carol Malone Boulevard. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Widening to begin on Carol Malone: Road will be restricted to two lanes over the next year

 If you use Carol Malone Boulevard as your main route through Grayson, you may want to begin considering other ways to get to and from work or home. Construction on a road widening project was set to begin on Monday, with barrel placements, and it’s expected to last for more than a year.  All rerouting … Read More

Judge Executive Mike Malone (right) speaks to fiscal court in this file photo. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Stapleton named EM Director: County Clerk has record year

 Carter County has a new Emergency Management Director. The fiscal court returned from executive session last Thursday and moved to hire Adam Stapleton for the position. Stapleton will be taking over from resigning EM Director, and current Olive Hill Fire Chief, Jeremy Rodgers.  Rodgers had tendered his resignation earlier this year, after accepting the Olive … Read More

Lonnie Williams (Submitted photo)

Olive Hill man arrested on child porn charges: Charged with first-degree sexual abuse

 An Olive Hill man was arrested over the weekend on charges of possessing child pornography and of first degree sexual abuse of a minor, among other charges.  Lonnie Williams, 35, of Olive Hill was arrested by Kentucky State Police over the weekend on a variety of charges related to the use of underage persons in … Read More

Lonnie Williams (Photo courtesy of KSP)

Indictments issued for murder and human trafficking: Reynolds indicted on murder solicitation, Rose on human trafficking

 The Carter Circuit Court has issued an indictment in the Billy Reynolds murder for hire plot. Reynolds, age 41 of Olive Hill was arrested on January 28 by Kentucky State Police officers, from Ashland Post 14, two weeks after the state police received a tip, on January 15, that Reynolds “had contacted an individual in … Read More

Making a splash: Park board plans for progress

 The Grayson Park Board has a couple of options before it for the new sprayground to be featured at the Grayson Sports Park complex. But, depending on the information they get back, the park may choose to go with fewer amenities to start with so they can build out in the future on a better … Read More

Some of HELP’s durable goods are currently stored in an old barn. A new building would help them store items more securely. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Helping H.E.L.P: Group holds online auction for building

 The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) collects a lot of items that are then stored until they can get them out to the people who need to use them.  As Eddie Adams explained last year, “Anything anyone needs, God’s already provided. We just need to connect the donations with the need.”  But what they also … Read More

Cleaning up and more: Chamber plans for new events

The Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce are ready to get started on spring cleaning. Chamber president Lisa Messer-Conley told the members she would like to begin planning for regular Clean the Town cleanup events beginning in April. These types of events had a huge impact on the look of the town last year and the … Read More

Legislative Update: 3/24/21

By: Robin L. Webbfor Carter County Times FRANKFORT –  ’Twas the night before veto daysIn the Senate and the House, So much was occurring,concurring, and choused.Some bill drafts were burning,churning hot off the press, Some did more for Kentuckians,But others did less.  The clock struck midnight as the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned on Day 28 of the … Read More

Marian Conley, of Rush, receives her second COVID vaccination from KCU nursing student Trey Cline, of Grayson. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

King’s Daughters expands COVID clinic: Grayson location moves to First Church of Christ

 If you got your first COVID vaccination at the KDMC clinic location in Grayson, you’ll be getting your next one at the First Church of Christ community center on Pomeroy Street.  The KDMC COVID clinic, now beginning to administer that second round of vaccines, needed extra space to accommodate the expected jump in numbers as … Read More

Fire and ice: County discusses emergency response and storm cleanup

 The Grayson and Olive Hill fire departments are currently employing part time staff for eight hours a day, five days a week. They’d like to get that up to seven days a week, adding three part time firefighters to the weekend schedule at each department. But they need the county’s help to do it, and … Read More

Governor Andy Beshear and Senior Advisor Rocky Adkins applaud as Mandy Tackett gives Rosemary York her vaccination at the KDMC regional vaccination site last week. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Injecting a shot of hope: Governor visits KDMC regional vaccination site

 Governor Andy Beshear was in Bellefonte last week, stopping by the King’s Daughters Medical Center COVID clinic to review the process and discuss plans to enter eligibility phase 1c of vaccination. This phase opens up vaccinations to adults with certain underlying conditions, regardless of age. Eligible issues and conditions include; asthma, cerebrovascular disease, cancer, chronic … Read More

Work Starts This Week on Project to Widen I-64 Westbound Off Ramp at Grayson

One-lane traffic on I-64, off ramp during construction FLEMINGSBURG – Work starts this week on a $700,000 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project to widen the I-64 westbound off ramp (Exit 172) at Grayson so it can handle more traffic. The project will add an extra lane to the off ramp to provide two longer left-turn lanes and … Read More

Michael Glenn “Mike” Caudill

1964-2021 Michael Glenn “Mike” Caudill, age 57, of Henderson Branch, Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 7, 2021, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born March 31, 1964, in Rowan County, he was a son of the late Beulah Mae Butler Dehart … Read More

Louise Lambert Fraley

1953-2021 Ms. Louise Lambert Fraley, age 68, of Grayson, Kentucky, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at her residence. Louise was born Tuesday, September 22, 1953 in Grayson, Kentucky to the late Ollie Lambert. She was a housewife and antique collector. Louise is preceded in death by her husband Ronald Edward Fraley. She is survived … Read More