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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 … Read More

What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love and understanding?

There’s an Elvis Costello song that’s been on my mind recently. It’s the piece that shares it’s title with this column this week.  In 1979, when Costello released the song, … Read More

Comets blaze past Blackcats: West Carter football continues winning streak

The West Carter Comets continued their winning streak last Friday, triumphing over the Prestonsburg Blackcats with a 58-7 win.  The Comets came out strong, scoring their first touchdown less than … Read More

Raiders take loss at Paul Blazer: Final score Ashland 54, East Carter 7

The Raiders took their second loss of the season at Ashland Paul Blazer last Friday, with the Tomcats winning over East Carter 54-7.  Blazer scored 5 rushing touchdowns and had … Read More

Being best: Carter City Elementary recognized as Blue Ribbon school

 Carter City Elementary has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School – one of only five in the entire state of Kentucky to earn the distinction this year.  Carter City … Read More

Paying their due: Tourism board sees potential for resolving hotel tax issue

The Grayson Tourism Board has had ongoing issues with collecting on taxes they are owed by local hotels. These taxes, which are charged on every hotel room rented in the … 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 … Read More

Combating COVID: EMS implements decontamination programs

 Carter County EMS are performing decontamination steps between each run; doing wipe-downs with disinfectants to combat the possible spread of COVID-19 between patients, just in case they’ve transported someone who … 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

Slowing down: Fiscal court has first reading of speed limit ordinance

 If you’re used to driving 55 miles per hour on county roads, you might want to start slowing down. Fiscal court had their first reading of a new ordinance on … 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

Grayson’s Genesis Recovery Center among facilities eligible for grant funding

Funds help support safe, stable housing for those recovering  FRANKFORT – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $2.8 million for 14 Recovery Kentucky centers across the commonwealth to help ensure … 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

As we see it: Adopt don’t shop

One of our favorite things each week is looking at the photos of the new pet of the week. Seeing those adorable faces, and knowing that we might play a … Read More

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