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Non-partisan race filings released

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By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

Candidates running with one of the two major political parties had to be registered prior to the primary elections in May. But those running as an independent, or in one of the non-partisan races – like city council or mayor – had a little longer to file. That window has closed now too, and the final list of candidates running in the general election has been released. 

“If they want to run now, it will have to be a write-in,” county clerk Mike Johnston said. 

Joining Republican Brandon Burton and Democrat Dustin Howard in the race for Judge Executive is Grayson city clerk Duane Suttles. In addition to serving as the current city clerk for Grayson, Suttles served for several years as a Grayson city councilman, and in various administrative capacities and leadership roles for the Grayson Volunteer Fire Department. 

City councilman Troy Combs has a challenger for the role of Grayson’s mayor too. Fred Miller has also registered to run for that office. 

Whoever wins the race will be working with a mix of new and veteran city councilpersons. Running for that office are incumbents Terry Stamper, Sudy Walker, and Bradley Cotten, as well as former councilperson Jennifer Scott McGlone. They’re joined on the ballot by Michael Harper and Dustin Burchett. 

Over in Olive Hill, city councilman Justin Dixon has filed to run against incumbent Jerry Callihan in the city’s mayoral race.

Even with Dixon hoping to move into the mayor’s seat, there is a real race for council in Olive Hill, with seven candidates filing to fill one of the six seats on council. Incumbents Wayne Russell, Eric Rayburn, Chris Bledsoe, Shannon Shutte, and Kirk Wilburn, who stepped in to fill an unexpired term last year, are joined on the ballot by Stevie Clay and Shane Tackett. 

In the soil conservation district, voters will choose between Mike Sexton, of Willard, Lois Barber, of Grayson, and Barry Shaffer, also of Grayson. 

In the school board races, Miranda Tussey is running unopposed in District 2 while Chris Perry is running unopposed in District 5. Both Tussey and Perry were appointed to fill unexpired terms, with Perry filling the seat vacated when Wilburn left the school board for the open city council seat. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

Mildred Darlene Hackworth Grizzell

Mildred Darlene Hackworth Grizzell, age 83 of Grayson, Kentucky passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her residence.

She was born September 14, 1938 in Lewis County, Kentucky a daughter of the late Wilford and Cera Applegate Hackworth.

Mildred was of the Baptist Faith. She loved listening to good singing, preaching and spneding time with her grandchilren.

In addition to her paretns she was preceded in death byher husband, Wayne Grizzell; five children, Janet Sue Seagraves, Ruby Charlene Grizzell, Troy Wayne Grizzell, William Grizzell and James Grizzell; one brother, Howard Hackworth.

She is survived by one son, Randy Lee Grizzell of Grayson, Kentucky; five daughters, Joyce Griffith of Grayson, Kentucky, Joann Grizzell of Denton, Kentucky, Rita Rice, Judy Rodgers both of Grayson, Kentucky and Sara Decesari of North Carolina; fifteen grandchildren; eight great grandchidren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Hackworth and Walton Hackworth both of Indiana; three sisters, Geneva Thoroughman of Ohio, Edith Popplewell, Bessie Dyer both of Indiana.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 49 McCoy Road, Grayson, Kentucky with Brother Gregory Rice and Brother David Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the Grizzell Family Cemetery in Grayson, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 12 p.m, until the service hour on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Bobette “Bobbi” Palmer Fultz

Mrs. Bobette “Bobbi” Palmer Fultz , age 69, of Vanceburg, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Saint Claire Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky.

She was born Tuesday, January 20, 1953, to Arvilla Negley Palmer and the late Robert Palmer.

Bobette was a member of the Rose Ridge Apostolic Church. She loved to spend her time sewing. She was a strong believer in God and loved each and every person she met.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Steven Palmer.

Bobette is survived by one step-son, Blake Fultz of Morehead, Kentucky; two daughters, Corrie Arnold of Walworth , New York and Sheila Bailey of Scottsville, Kentucky; one sister Annette Kotvis Palmer of Ontario, New York; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren, along with a host of other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Grave side service will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Fultz Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky with Brother Rusty Fultz officiating. Burial will follow in the Fultz Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 3:30 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the Fultz Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Globe Funeral Chapel Kentucky, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164, is caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Bobette “Bobbi” Palmer Fultz.

Jack Stone, Jr.

Mr. Jack Stone, Jr., age 72, of Grayson, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at King’s Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

He was born June 3, 1950 in Grayson, Kentucky, a son of the late Jack Stone and Mary Gennive Adkins Stone.

Jack proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was an avid football fan, loved to golf and enjoyed going out to eat and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Pamela Johnson and Judy Warneld.

He is survived by his loving wife, Louella Hardy Burke Stone; one son, Dustin Adam Stone of Fredrick Maryland; one daughter, Sarah Lindsey Barbour of Atlanta, Georgia; one stepson, Michael (Jodi) Chaffin of Grayson, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Crystal Burke of Grayson, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Genevieve Barbour, Jackson Barbour, James Stone, Jacob (Hannah) Stone, Alex Stone, Eli Stone, George Stone; one great grandchild, Lucas Stone; one step grandchild, Kady Chaffin; one brother Robbie Stone of Grayson, Kentucky and one sister Rosa Stone of Grayson, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 49 McCoy Road, Grayson, Kentucky with Brother Scott Coburn officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter Memory Gardens in Grayson, Kentucky, with full Military Honors, conducted at the graveside by Kenova American Legion Post 93.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Grayson Funeral Home and Cremation Services and after 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Grayson, Kentucky is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Jack Stone, Jr.

Anna Lucille Barker

Mrs. Anna Lucille (Barker) Barker, age 90, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, August 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness.

She was born Monday, December 14, 1931, in Carter County, Kentucky, to the late Alonza and Charlotte Holbrook Barker.

Lucille was a seamstress and worked at Cinderella Sewing Factory and Ashland Sales Factory. She was an active member of Providence Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed working jig saw puzzles, playing Canasta, making baby quilts for family and friends. Lucille loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Stanley Barker; three brothers Russell Barker, Carl Barker, Clyde Barker; four sisters, Dessie Phillips, Alma Holbrook, Eva Knipp, and Dixie Fultz. Lucille is survived by four sons, Douglas (Linda) Barker of Ashland, Kentucky, Phillip (Diane) Barker of Flatwood, Kentucky, Dudley (Martha) Barker of Raceland, Kentucky and Denver Barker of Olive Hill, Kentucky; four daughters, Glenna Barker of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Charlotte (Oakley) Gillispie of Greenup, Kentucky, Deborah (Doug) Keyes of Denton, Kentucky and Donna (Perry) Kouns of Grayson, Kentucky; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and three great great grand-chldren, along with a host of other family members and friends who will sadly miss her greatly.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky with Brother Ronnie Easterling and Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Barker Family Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 and after 9 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Globe Funeral Chapel Kentucky, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.

Curtis Barker, David Barker, Mark Barker, Keith Roberts, Kenny Barker, Erik Kouns, Steven Keyes, Adam Kouns and Shannon Barker will serve as pallbearers.

Jimmy Holbrook will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky is caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Anna Lucille Barker Barker.

Court rescinds hazard retirement for sheriff

Carter County Sheriff’s deputies respond to an accident on Rt. 60, outside of Olive Hill in this file photo. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)
By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

Carter County Fiscal Court left deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office upset last Tuesday when they took action to rescind the hazardous pay retirement they had previously approved for the department. 

While Sheriff Jeff May expressed concerns that this will result in lost staff, just as he was beginning to approach the staffing levels he hoped for, Judge Executive Mike Malone said the money for the retirement just isn’t available. He also expressed concerns about future increases in the retirement funding. 

In discussing the agenda item, Malone said one of the things he found concerning was that the retirement amount could go up in the future without any input or approval from fiscal court. But while future costs were a concern, Malone said a bigger concern was the county’s current budget. 

“We just don’t have it right now,” Malone said. 

May, referencing another agenda item related to vehicles, told Malone that the number of vehicles the department needs may change. 

“We’ll probably lose three,” May said. 

The department currently has eight deputies, though May said he had hoped to grow that number to at least ten.

Magistrate Chris Huddle asked Malone why the county didn’t have the money, noting that they had passed the occupational tax, at least in part, to meet the needs of the sheriff’s department.

“I thought we passed that tax… tho benefit the deputies,” Huddle said. 

Malone acknowledged that they had passed it in part for deputy payroll costs, but “also to pave roads,” reiterating his concerns about future retirement increases. 

“The cost is already more than 100 grand a year, and that is if it doesn’t go up,” Malone said. 

He also commented on the trouble Grayson and other communities in surrounding counties were having turning in a balanced budget because of hazardous pay retirement benefits and other law enforcement cost increases. 

While he said he though law enforcement was important, he wasn’t willing to spend money the county didn’t have on them or to cut other areas to pay for it. 

“We’ve got a lot of things we’ve got to do,” he said. “And if we do that, we can’t do the other things we’ve got to do. That’s just the reality of being in a poor county.” 

Malone made the motion to rescind the hazardous retirement pay for the sheriff’s department, due to budgeting restraints, with the court voting with him in favor of the move. 

In other sheriff related action, the court moved to begin the process of nullifying their fleet management contract with Enterprise, due to non-performance, and to enter into a new contract with Don Franklin Automotive. 

May said while he understands that everyone is facing supply chain issues, Enterprise were not living up to their obligations even before the pandemic and associated economic fallout. 

“You can’t blame the supply chain for all of this,” May said, noting they knew in advance the department needed their cars traded out every three years. Instead, he said, they have cars that have reached the end of their life-cycle, and aren’t being replaced or repaired by Enterprise. 

The court voted unanimously on those motions as well. 

In other business, the court also moved to approve a road slip standard method of repair from ER Assist. Laurel Matula, with ER Assist, explained that when FEMA personnel who aren’t familiar with the local landscape hear the process for dealing with road slips, it often gives them pause. 

“These are people from New York City, or Washington D.C.,” Matula explained, adding that she had heard comments from FEMA staff who were reluctant to pay for repairs that were, “just dumping a bunch of rock.” 

This standard method of repair document explains how rocks are used to stabilize downhill slips, and material removal is used to stabilize upslope slips in the technical language that FEMA wonks will understand, Matula said. 

As part of that motion, the court also approved storm pay provisions for road crew. Those folks will be paid at time and a half for any emergency road slip repairs related to natural disasters, with the increased pay reimbursed by FEMA. 

In other action the court moved to approve a contract extension with ER Assist through December of 2025. That, Matula said, is when they expect all currently open projects with FEMA to be wrapped up. 

The court also moved to approve claims and transfers, accept the clerk’s bond, and discussed various paving projects. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

Helping out our neighbors

Carter County Emergency Management responded to Hazard and Whitesburg on Thursday in a joint operation with Boyd County EM. (Photos by Adam Stapleton, Carter County Emergency Management)
By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

Carter County fiscal court were already scheduled to meet in special session on Monday when judge executive Mike Malone fired off a 7 a.m. email to Jim Henderson, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo), asking for any information on the needs of counties impacted by flooding in the southeast portion of the state. 

“We have an emergency meeting this evening, and will be surplussing two single axle dumps and possibly other equipment,” Malone wrote. “I am going to ask to court to let a county up there use them until they get straightened up. We can get them to any who need them.”

Henderson wrote back saying there was still a great need for debris removal, bridge and road repair, and general supply needs, with the hardest hit counties being Knott, Perry, and Letcher. 

“If you want to offer up the dump trucks I’d say any of those three counties would take them,” Henderson wrote. 

Malone shared that information and the suggestion with fiscal court during a work session prior to the special meeting, noting that Letcher county had lost all of their road department equipment. 

The court moved to make the trucks – two 2018 single axle Kenworth dump trucks – available to the counties in question for 90 days, subject to extension if necessary. 

Malone noted they had a long road ahead of them, not only in cleaning up but in navigating the FEMA process to recoup the cost of that cleanup, and that the prayers of Carter County were with them. 

Magistrate Morris Shearer also noted that he would be taking down a school bus loaded with supplies on Thursday. Anyone wishing to contribute can drop off supplies through Wednesday (today) at the West Carter school bus garage, the Carter County school board office, or the Oak Grove Church of Christ. 

Emergency Management director Adam Stapleton related his experiences to the court as part of a six person rescue team that took down two boats to help with rescue efforts. Stapleton said after being activated that morning a mixed group of emergency personnel from Carter and Boyd Counties responded first to Hazard before being dispatched to Whitesburg where they rescued seven people and directed another 30 to shelter and resources. 

Stapleton said they were dispatched to rescue one person, but as they encountered more needy people along the way they took on as many as they could fit. They noted the locations of stranded people they couldn’t fit, and directed other rescuers to those still stranded. As waters began to recede, and people were able to get out on their own, Stapleton and his crew directed them to help, including food, resources, and shelter.   

In other action the court moved to accept a vehicle proposal from Don Franklin Automotive, to supply ten vehicle to the sheriff’s department, moved to purchase a 2020 Ram Bighorn for emergency management, at a cost of $59,000 with trade-in, and approved a promotion to operator for Jim Travis, in the road department.   

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

First Baptist organizations flood relief drive

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By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

The First Baptist Church of Olive Hill is working with churches in areas impacted by flooding to distribute flood cleanup kits to those on the ground in those communities. 

Landon T. Copley, pastor of First Baptist, put out the call on social media Monday, asking for folks to donate supplies or funds for the recovery. 

“First Baptist Church will be facilitating the collection of Flood Cleanup Kits in Olive Hill and the surrounding area,” Copley said. 

The cleanup efforts are being organized through the Pike Association of Southern Baptists, and Copley said the SBC Disaster Relief Teams “will need more supplies in the coming weeks.” 

Items needed for each cleanup kit include:

  • five-gallon plastic pails with lids
  • 14 inch push brooms
  • 9 inch upright sweeping brooms
  • 20 ounce cotton mops
  • sponges
  • respirator masks
  • leather palm work gloves
  • nitrile gloves
  • 3 ply contractor garbage bags
  • 14 inch floor squeegees
  • 7 inch scrub brushes
  • 32 ounch all-purpose surface cleaner concentrates
  • 2 each 4-piece 52 inch handles for brooms, mops, etc. 

“If you, your church, small group, or others would like to put together one or a few of these kits, they can be dropped off here at First Baptist Chuch over the next two weeks,” Copley said. “If you cannot put together a whole kit, you may also donate certain items on the list.” 

Or, he added, “you may also purchase gift cards to Walmart, Lowe’s, or Rural King.” 

Copley said the final day of collection will be Sunday, August 14, with items delivered to our local association the following week. 

If you would like to help, you can email Copley at landontcopley@gmail.com, or reach him through the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill. 

Copley has also asked everyone who can to share his post on social media, and to spread awareness of their supply drive for the communities struggling to pick up and move forward after this deadly natural disaster. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com 

Just say yes: Pathfinder Initiative gives kids something to choose besides drugs

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By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

The road to a drug free future isn’t going to be an easy one. No matter how much we’d like to get there, we aren’t going to do it overnight. Our communities have been ravaged by the opioid epidemic for too long now – creating intergenerational trauma that perpetuates the cycles of despair and addiction – and there is no magical solution. 

But if we’re patient, and put in the work, there might be a way forward where the next generation never picks up drugs or alcohol. Or, at least, delays their experimentation until they’re more emotionally mature and less likely to fall into addiction. 

The way to do this? By giving kids other things to say “yes” to, instead of simply warning them to “just say no.” 

That’s what the Galaxy Project’s Chelsa Hamilton and Warrior’s Path Project’s Max Hammond hope to do with the Pathfinder Initiative – a new partnership between the two organizations that hopes to employ an Icelandic model that’s been proven to reduce risk factors in young people’s peer groups, home environment, schools, by giving kids things to do, and parents a place to meet and talk. 

The program got on their radar, Hamilton said, after members of the Olive Hill Council for Planning and Restoration spoke to her about how the project was “perfect for what Galaxy was already doing.” 

Galaxy gives students things to do outside of school with their programs and activities. They also sponsor scholarships for students who don’t have the means to participate in extracurricular activities, in and outside of school, making sure none have to be left out simply because their family doesn’t have the means. 

That dovetails perfectly, Hamilton said, with what the Icelandic program and the associated Planet Youth model are accomplishing with their “Just say yes,” system of giving kids something to do.

“This gets the kids involved in activities, and really ties in with getting kids active and involved in our community, to make our community a better place,” Hamilton said. 

Hammond said it’s a nice fit for the Warrior’s Path, because, as he said, “the Warrior’s Path has always been about more than tourism.” 

“It’s been about helping preserve our past, but also about making important changes,” Hammond said. “Changes to our future here in Appalachia, and up and down the path, and giving opportunity to the communities, to everyone to enjoy the path, and to keeping people on the right path through socioeconomic initiatives.”

“This is certainly one,” Hammond continued. “The Warrior’s Path sees this as an opportunity to take advantage of the leadership that has already been developed in a small town; leadership that can be a shining light to the rest of Appalachia.” 

Hammond explained that the Warrior’s Path wanted to pick a community to begin this program, based on the Icelandic model, that they are calling the Pathfinder Initiative, “in a place where we knew it would succeed… where we knew we already had the leadership.” Olive Hill was that place, and Hamilton was the one already providing that leadership, he said. 

Recovery is important, Hammond said, and Kentucky is leading the way there. But instead of pulling the proverbial child out of the well of addiction after they fall in, Hammond said, “let’s keep the child from falling in the well, as they would say in Iceland.”

In Appalachia that well, of course, is deep. Especially in Carter County. Our drug overdose mortality rate, 66.1 per 100K, is more than double the national average of 28.7. It’s almost a third more than the Appalachian region as a whole, at 43.6, and Kentucky as a state, at 48.5 per 100K.

It isn’t something that’s going to be accomplished quickly. 

But, Hammond noted, “we’ve got to start somewhere.” 

“The best time to plant an apple tree was 10 years ago,” he said. “The second best time is now. So we’re starting it now. We’re making a difference. And, you know, some of us won’t see this through to sit in the shade, or enjoy the fruit. But that’s how a society advances.”

For more information on the Pathfinder Initiative, or to become involved, you can contact Hamilton through the Galaxy Project Facebook page, or Hammond through the FIVCO Area Development District. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

Indictments: 5/20/22 & 6/3/22

The following indictments were returned by the Grand Jury of the Carter Circuit Court on May 20 and June 3, but held by the court until released in a large batch with other indictments on June 17. 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 of innocence until found guilty in a court of law.  

Though it is a part of the public record, the Carter County Times does not make a habit of printing the names of minor children or the victims of alleged crimes, except under exceptional circumstances. 

May 20, 2022

•Lacie Tomlin, 24, of Olive Hill, on or about May 2, 2022, committed the offense of intimidating a participant in the legal process by threatening a victim in the present case with physical harm, in an attempt to influence her to avoid the court process, a Class D Felony. 

•Richard Tomlin, 33, of Grayson, on or about April 28, 2022, committed the offense of possession of a controlled substance, first degree, second offense, when he unlawfully possessed methamphetamine, a schedule one controlled substance, while having a prior conviction for possession of a controlled substance, a Class D Felony. 

•James Griffith, 59, of Rush, on or about March 27, 2022, committed the offense of receiving stolen property over $10,000 by being in possession of property belonging to another valued at over $10,000, knowing it to have been stolen, a Class C Felony. 

June 3, 2022

•William Workman, 25, of Grayson, on or about the spring of summer of 2017, committed the offense of rape, first degree, by having sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years of age, a Class A Felony. 

•Andrea Heaberlin, 42, of Rush, on or about May 4, 2022, committed the offenses of escape, second degree, by escaping from home incarceration while being charged with a felony offense, a Class D Felony; tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, by removing a home incarceration monitoring device from their person while being ordered to wear it as a condition of pretrial release, a Class D Felony; and criminal mischief, first degree, by intentionally destroying property belonging to another, causing more than $1,000 damage, a Class D Felony. 

•Patricia Grimes, 44, of Grayson, on or about May 14, 2022, committed the offense of burglary in the second degree, by knowingly and unlawfully entering the dwelling of another with intent to commit a crime, a Class C Felony. 

•Larry Couch, 41, of Tollesboro, on or about April 17, 2022, committed the offenses of possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, when she possessed methamphetamine, a schedule one narcotic, a Class D Felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, by operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway while intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor; no or expired registration receipt, by having an expired registration receipt, a Violation; failure to maintain required insurance, first offense, by driving a motor vehicle on a public roadway without valid insurance in effect on the vehicle, a Class B Misdemeanor; and operating on a suspended operator’s license, by operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway while having a suspended license, a Class B Misdemeanor. 

•Ryan Brown, 37, of Grayson, on or about May 19, 2022, committed the offenses of possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, when he possessed methamphetamine, a schedule one narcotic, a Class D Felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, by operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway while intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor; no or expired registration receipt, by having an expired registration receipt, a Violation; and failure to maintain required insurance, by driving a motor vehicle on a public roadway without valid insurance in effect on the vehicle, a Class B Misdemeanor. 

Weekly arrests report: 8/3/22

Handcuffs and wooden gavel. Crime and violence concept.

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. 

  • Johnny Puckett, 39 of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, for failure to appear, arrested and booked July 25. 
  • Jared Nunley, 23, of Grayson, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on charges of first degree rape – victim under twelve-years-of-age, and first degree sexual abuse – victim under twelve-years-of-age, arrested and booked July 25. 
  • Travis Carter, 30, of Olive Hill, self-surrender, held by Carter County Circuit Court for another agency, arrested and booked July 25. 
  • Pamela Castle, 25, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on a charge of contempt of court – libel/slander – resistance to order, arrested and booked July 25.
  • Jessie Walker, 23, of Ironton, KY, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, for failure to appear, arrested and booked July 25.
  • Melissa Stewart, 53, of Grayson, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, for non-payment of court costs, fees, or fines, arrested and booked July 25. 
  •  Amanda Poling, 35, of Grayson, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on charges of license not in possession, no registration receipt, no registration plates, giving officer false identifying information, contempt of court – libel/slander – resistance to order, and failure to appear, arrested and booked July 26.
  • Brenda Prichard, 40, of Grayson, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, for failure to appear, arrested and booked July 27.
  • Charles Kouns, 51, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of speeding 10 MPH over limit, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, possessing licensed when privileges are revoked, failure to appear, and non-payment of court costs, fees, or fines, arrested and booked July 27. 
  • Michael Barbian, 68, of Olive Hill, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of no registration receipt, no registration plates, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to wear seat belts, no operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and improper equipment, arrested and booked July 27.
  • Carrie Reedy, 41, of Grayson, held by Carter County Circuit Court, charges unavailable, arrested and booked July 27. 
  • Ronald Carroll, 36, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on a charge of public intoxication on a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), arrested and booked July 28.

All of the charges listed are arrest charges only, and do not indicate an indictment or a conviction for the charges in question. All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Information is compiled from publicly available sources, but may not be comprehensive. Individuals who are released or post bail shortly after arrest may not be listed.    

Late to the Game(s): When worlds collide

By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

I took some time this weekend to try something I haven’t done in a while – I played a brand new game. The game, MultiVersus, from Warner Bros. Games is so new, in fact, that it isn’t even being called a full release. It’s technically still in the beta testing phase before final release; though it’s an open beta, and freely available to anyone who wants to download it. 

Building on the popularity of cross-franchise fighting games, like Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. games or Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the game features popular characters from across the Warner Bros. catalog of properties. 

Theoretically you could end up in a match where Batman and Bugs Bunny team up against Arya Stark from Game of Thrones and Scooby Doo’s Velma.  

Once your past the skins, and the associated super powers – Shaggy, for instance, has a special move where he pulls a sandwich from thin air which he can then throw at his enemy – it’s your basic button-masher fighting game. There are combos and power moves based on button and directional stick combinations. There are special dodges too, and moves associated with specific jump combinations. If you want to bother to memorize them all for each character, I’m sure the super adroit and dexterous could pull of some fantastic and strategic moves. But these games move fast, too fast for me to put too much thought into strategy. I find when I try to set up specific moves and play strategically, I die quickly. When I point my character in the direction of my opponent, mash the buttons like a madman, and rain down a random series of punches and kicks on them, I do much better. 

It’s been true with most fighting games (except the Soul Calibur series, where I really do get to play with more finesse), and it doesn’t change much in MultiVersus. Or, at least, it hasn’t so far. To be fair I’ve only played five matches against real people – winning the second, third, and fifth – and only in the one v one mode. Perhaps in team matches strategizing could be more important, especially if you can communicate with your teammate and run interference while they set up a move or combo. I haven’t had the opportunity to catch a friend online and try it out yet, and I’m not even sure if any of them have installed it. There also looks to be a local play mode, where you can sit down on your couch and play the game against the person sitting next to you instead of against an online opponent. However, the game appears to be always online, even when playing in local mode. 

Overall it’s fun enough, for a free-to-play game, and it promises to keep itself fresh with a rotating series of unlocked characters. But this mechanic of having a rotating cast of unlocked characters points to at least one of the monetization routes Warner Bros. is likely to take with the game – paid character unlocks. 

Right now, for instance, I’ve unlocked Wonder Woman by playing through the tutorial. While I probably should have played my first few rounds with her, knowing she’s unlocked for me permanently, I didn’t. Instead I chose to play with Garnet, from the Steven Universe series. Over the course of my five matches, and three wins, I leveled Garnett up to level 3, and unlocked a permanent power boost for the character. But, if I want to keep playing with her after her rotation on the unlocked list is over, there’s probably going to be an option to pay to unlock her permanently. I haven’t seen this option yet on the game’s store, but it’s still in beta. Not all of the features have been baked in yet. 

What I have seen the game hawking already are cosmetic upgrades and something Warner Bros. is referring to as a season pass. If this season pass is like those found in other “free to play” games, especially mobile games, it’s going to include various stat and level boosters, cosmetic upgrades, in game currency and experience boosts. You’ll “earn” these through hitting special game-play milestones during the season. 

They’re also selling “Founder’s Packs” that include a number of character unlocks, along with in-game currency and special cosmetic effects. The number of character unlocks and other perks vary, depending on the level of founder you choose to be – starting at $39.99 and going all the way up to $99.99 for the “Premium Edition” Founder’s Pack. 

The number of character tokens available suggests there will be more characters added after the beta too. Even for the basic pack, there are more character unlock tokens than there are playable characters currently in the game, and I can’t imagine they’d leave it where it is. Not when their promo video is showing iconic characters that aren’t available yet, especially with the deep catalog of properties that Warner has access to. 

With this type of monetization system, there is always the spectre of “pay to win,” which can come in two forms. You can lose access to characters you’ve spent in-game currency and time on leveling up, encouraging you to pay cash for a permanent unlock. Or you can purchase perks and stat boosters or level boosters that give you an advantage. 

Both tend to leave some gamers with a sour taste in their mouth. But while that’s something gamers should be aware of, it isn’t reason enough for me, at this point, to write the game off. The local mode alone is a game changer for the free-to-play formula, and I can’t wait to download a copy of the game to a console so I can play it side-by-side with my kids and see their joy at watching Shaggy throw sandwiches at Superman. 

MultiVersus is currently available, free, on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and Windows PCs. For this column the game was reviewed on a Windows 10 laptop, with an Intel i5 chipset, 8 gigs of RAM, and on-board graphics, running through the Steam platform, with an Xbox 360 controller.

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

Rain leads to high water in Grayson

(Photos courtesy Joanne Dunfee, Grayson Emergency Management, and Lt. Andrew Smith, Grayson Volunteer Fire Department)
Staff Report
Carter County Times

With flooding having a devastating impact on communities to the south of us, some folks became a little worried when heavy rains over the weekend caused some standing water in portions of Grayson. But other than some roadway and yard flooding along Rupert Lane – which never reached homes – and a tree that fell across Rt. 1 behind the Raider Mart, there were no real issues, Grayson Emergency Management co-directors Joanne and Roger Dunfee told the Times. 

“The water is going down now on Rupert Lane, where it always rises (during heavy rain events),” Joanne wrote in a Facebook chat with us on Sunday evening. “The Little Sandy (River) could be rising some,” she continued “But no houses in Grayson were affected that we know of.” 

Dunfee said despite worries from some, the Little Sandy was “not even close to flood level.” 

She said they had received a total of 2.94 inches of rain from midnight until noon on Sunday. 

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed a steep rise in levels of the Little Sandy River at Grayson during that same period, with water levels rising from the six foot stage to 9.17 foot at 1 p.m. 

But, as Dunfee noted, these are nowhere near the flood stage for the river, which NOAA sets at 21 feet. 

Contact the writer at news@cartercountytimes.com

Cleaning up the hill

Sheree Hardison organizes and shelves books. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)
By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

If you’ve been up to the Olive Hill Historical Society building recently, you may have noticed the neatly organized free books section in the entryway to the Carter County Public Library. Or you might have peeked into the space set aside for a future model railway display dedicated to Olive Hill’s days as a railroad town and noticed the cleanup that’s gone on in there. 

It’s a big improvement, and it was all done in an afternoon, by a youth group from Williamston, North Carolina. 

“We’re here this summer on our middle school mission trip,” explained Dustin Dodson, from Macedonia Christian Church, in Williamston. “It’s about 16 of us, from Williamston, and every year we take a weeklong mission trip with our middle school students, and then we take a week long trip with our high school students.” 

“We just decided to come to Kentucky this year through a group called Praying Pelican Missions,” Dodson continued. “They had a site here in the Ashland area.” 

They were in Olive Hill last Wednesday, working at the historical society building to clean up empty spaces, build shelving and book racks, and help organize the collection of free books, but they’ve been working across the region. 

“We built a playground at a pre-school and daycare center that’s trying to open yesterday. Then today we’re here at the old Olive Hill High School, doing a lot of work in the basement, cleaning up, getting rid of some old wood from renovations and building them some new shelves to hold some of the books that they have in overflow here.”

They also did landscaping and cleanup out in front of the library entrance to the building, including removing some poison ivy from along the area under the hand rail. 

“We were careful of that,” Dodson teased. “We have lots of poison ivy in North Carolina too.” 

There had been a lot of dust, and a lot of sweat, said Sheree Hardison, who sat shelving books, and Caroline Wynn, who pushed a broom around the entry hall, but the work had been worthwhile. They said they weren’t sure what project they would be on after this, but they were glad to help in any way they could. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

Health Matters with Fresh Start: Head back to school safer and healthier this year!

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By: Vanessa Flannery, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Fresh Start Health, Grayson

Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students and families. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy and stay active, are up to date on their immunizations, and know the signs of bullying for a healthier and safer school year.

  • Eat healthy and stay active- Our children spend the vast majority of their day at school, so it’s a place that can have a big impact in all aspects of their lives. Schools can help students learn about the importance of eating healthier and being more physically active, which can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases. Prevention works. The health of students—what they eat and how much physical activity they get—is linked to their academic success. Early research is also starting to show that healthy school lunches may help to lower obesity rates. Health and academics are linked – so time spent for health is also time spent for learning. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents limit their intake of solid fats, cholesterol, sodium, added sugars, and refined grains. Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved cognitive function. Young people aged 6-17 should participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Research shows that physical activity can help cognitive skills, attitudes, concentration, attention and improve classroom behavior – so students are ready to learn.
  • Get vaccinated- Getting your children and teens ready to go back to school is the perfect time to make sure they are up-to-date with their immunizations. Vaccination protects students from diseases and keeps them healthy. If you don’t have health insurance, or if it does not cover vaccines, the Vaccines for Children program may be able to help.
  • Heads Up: Concussions- Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports– and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, including concussions, among children and teens, from birth to 19 years.  A concussion is a type of TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults. Concussion symptoms may appear mild, but the injury can lead to problems affecting how a person thinks, learns, acts, and/or feels. Concussions can occur outside of sports or during any sport or recreation activity, so all parents need to learn the signs and know what to do if a concussion occurs with the ABC’s of concussions: Assess the situation, Be alert for signs and symptoms, and Contact a healthcare professional.
  • Bullying–is a form of youth violence and can result in physical injury and social and emotional distress. In 2011, 20% of high school students reported being bullied on school property and 16% reported being bullied electronically through technology, also known as electronic aggression (bullying that occurs through e-mail, a chat room, instant messaging, a website, text messaging, or videos or pictures posted on websites or sent through cell phones) or cyberbullying. Victimized youth are at increased risk for mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, psychosomatic complaints such as headaches, and poor school adjustment. Youth who bully others are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood. The ultimate goal is to stop bullying before it starts. Some school-based prevention methods include a whole school anti-bullying policy, promoting cooperation, improving supervision of students, and using school rules and behavior management techniques in the classroom and throughout the school to detect and address bullying and providing consequences for bullying.

If your child needs a school or sports physical, come see Dr. Jon Walz at Fresh Start Health Centers at the Grayson or Ashland locations.  Schedule an appointment at 606-225-8200.

Baby’s got that twang

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By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

When I lived in Texas, of all places, I really considered trying to lose my Kentucky accent. At least for a minute. 

I hadn’t even noticed I had one until my middle school years, when we briefly moved to a spot in rural Ohio after my parents divorced. I didn’t try to lose it then – not for the bullies who made fun of me or the teachers who tried to “correct” me. But my time spent across the river – as a kid, and later in college and for work – did make an impact; shortening my vowels and standardizing my pronunciation. 

By the time I got to Texas, my professional accent wasn’t too far removed from the flat, standard middle American accent we’re all familiar with from television, radio, and film. If I didn’t tell you I was from Kentucky, you wouldn’t have guessed it based on my accent. However, there were still certain words, phrases, and pronunciations that gave me away. 

Especially if I was relaxed, or after a couple drinks at a happy hour with co-workers, my accent would start slipping back out. Mostly I didn’t care, until I started seeing it made a difference in how my co-workers perceived me, and the assumptions they seemed to make about the respect I was due as a result. 

This was the tech industry. Most of the folks had college educations. They all knew my written work was detail oriented and clear. But lunch breaks or social settings could make things awkward. Calling a soft drink a pop instead of a soda brought confusion, especially for the west coast transplants. (For Texans they’re all cokes, no matter what brand.) Hot dog sauce was a complete unknown, and prompted questions like, “Do you mean ketchup or mustard?”

And I still didn’t know green peppers weren’t supposed to be called mangos, even though I was aware of the mango fruit, for the longest time. 

This has all been on my mind recently because of some hateful comments I’ve seen online and in social media conflating rural accents – especially rural Appalachian accents – with ignorance and stupidity.

Those ideas and comments are always there. Just think of what the media’s go to accent is when they’re emulating an ignorant person. Think of how your own accent changes when you’re doing the same. 

The idea that rural people are ignorant, uneducated, simple rubes is nothing knew. It’s a trope as old as time. (Or at least as old as literature, theater, and film.)

But as I listen to my toddler talk, his own little accent developing and just as thick as molasses, his little mind as sharp as a tack, I don’t think about ignorance. 

I think of our heritage. Our culture. The place I love and the place I hope he grows up to love. I think of the struggles of our people in this region, that brought us to where we are today. 

I think of the way he says to me, “this is your sodee pop, daddy,” and stretches out his short vowel sounds and adds an extra syllable to words like “bath.” 

I think of how much he sounds like his mother, and his grandpa. How much he sounds like the people I love. 

I think of this, and all I hear is music. Beauty. 

I hear my boy, speak in the voice of his forebears, and all I feel is joy. 

Jeremy D. Wells can be reached at editor@cartercountytimes.com

AS WE SEE IT: Please help your neighbors

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Watching the devastating flooding in Hindman, Whitesburg and surrounding areas has to raise some bitter memories for the people of Carter County and, specifically, Olive Hill. If anyone understands what these communities have gone through, are going through, and will go through in the coming days, weeks, months – and for years yet to come – it’s the folks from this little community.

When Tygart Creek overflowed her banks a decade ago, it didn’t cover as much country as the various floods caused by the torrential rains south of us. It didn’t cause as much widespread devastation as they are seeing in Letcher, Knott, Perry, Harlan and other surrounding counties in the southeast corner of the state. But a home or a business lost hits individuals the same way, whether they are spread over multiple counties or clustered in one. 

It might be why, almost immediately after the first reports of rising waters came in, I also began hearing stories of volunteers from Carter County joining in the rescue and relief efforts. 

Carter County EM Director, Adam Stapleton, reportedly joined in to help emergency response efforts. 

Library director Matt Parsons was in Hindman for a writer’s retreat, and spent 36 straight hours awake helping get people, pets, and irreplaceable items to safety. While his wife, Annie, lost her car in the flood waters, she wisely noted on social media that it was replaceable and not as important as the lives and livelihoods put in danger. 

Amy Richardson, from Forgotten Foods Farm, near Olive Hill, escaped the rising flood waters at the same writer’s retreat, but she was back at the Hindman Settlement School once the waters receded – delivering supplies and helping salvage unique items of cultural significance to our region before they are lost to damp, mud, and mold. 

Over in Grayson, the Grayson Gallery dedicated part of their Final Friday event to fundraising and collecting supplies for the region. 

The libraries will be serving as drop-off locations for supplies like water and such as well. The folks in these areas are going to need clean water and food, first and foremost. But they’re also going to need clothing – especially dry socks and clean underwear (still in the package). 

One of the things folks don’t often think about that families are going to need are pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets. Sleeping pads or cots would be an absolute luxury for displaced folks spending their nights on couches or floors. 

That stuff is all bulky though. It’s difficult to store and to transport. And it’s hard to determine who gets what items. It’s hard to determine what is the most fair distribution of goods. 

Probably the best way that we, as individuals, can help out – other than the direct actions of rescue and clean-up that some of our county’s volunteer minded have engaged in – is to donate money. 

I won’t presume to tell any of you who you should donate money to. You know which organizations and groups you trust with your money. If you don’t, it’s easy enough to do an internet search for legitimate charitable funds and non-profits that are already operating in the area. 

Or, find someone you know and trust, and ask them. 

Give through your church.

Give through your job. 

Give through a club or fraternal organization you belong to or trust with your money. There are many of them organizing efforts to help, and working with branches in the impacted communities. 

Just give. 

If you have it, and can afford it, please, give something. 

If you don’t, encourage those that do have the extra money to help, and then help out however you can. Even if all you can do is share links to support efforts and fundraisers on social media; that’s something. 

These floods have been devastating. Heartbreaking. The communities, businesses, organizations, and people effected by this will not recover from this flood overnight. It may be several years for some, and they may need our moral support and other assistance throughout the process. 

They’ll also need our insight into the recovery process. 

And, perhaps most importantly, they’re going to need the hope we can provide them. Hope that there is still life on the other side of this heartbreaking tragedy. Hope that, even if it’s slow, there is a chance for recovery and renewal. 

They can do it, but they’ll need help from us and they’re other neighbors. We can’t think of a community, or group of people, more ready and willing to answer that call than Carter County though. 

We’re proud of what you’ve already done. And of what you still plan to do.   

Extension Notes: Carter County Extension Service to offer free hay sampling

Kaylee Rayburn, right, assists County Extension Agent Rebecca Konopka with a hay sample on her grandparent’s farm during the 2021 East Kentucky Hay contest. (submitted photo)
By: Rebecca Konopka
Carter County Extension Agent

Forage sampling and analysis is the best way to determine the nutritional content and quality of hay. As part of the 2022 East Kentucky Annual Hay Contest, free hay/haylage sampling is available through the Carter County Agriculture & Natural Resources program in conjunction with UK Ag Extension Forages specialists. 

The deadline to request testing is September 19.  Ration balancing will also be available for beef, equine and goat enterprises at no charge.  Information from your hay analysis can reduce feed costs, increase animal performance, and provide information to improve forage stands.

If you are interested in submitting hay/haylage samples for testing – either for personal use and/or the contest – please contact the office at 606-474-6686 or Rebecca.k@uky.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

Upcoming Events:

  • The Grayson Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until sell out. The market is located in the shed behind the Extension Office. The Olive Hill Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:00 AM and Mondays at 3:00 PM until sell out each day. The Olive Hill market is located in the Save-a-Lot parking lot. 
  • Do you have blue ribbon produce in your garden? Show it off at the Carter County Fair Exhibit Hall. Entries will be taken on Sunday, August 7th from 2:30-5:00. For a list of categories visit www.cartercountyfair.org. The Carter County Fair will be August 7-13 and the Exhibit Hall will be open nightly from 5:30-8:00. 
  • The Carter County Extension Council will meet on Tuesday, August 9th at 10:00 AM. The Extension District Board will meet following the conclusion of the Extension Council meeting. 

Vada Driscoll Harris

Ms. Vada Driscoll Harris, age 86, of Olive Hill, Kentucky passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

She was born April 1, 1936, in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Paul Raymond Driscoll and Eliza Jordan Driscoll.

Vada was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed sewing, reading books, and her puzzle books. She will be greatly missed by all her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Harris Hamilton and one sister, Maxine Dean.

Vada is survived by her sister, Annabelle Webb Seagraves; two grandchildren, Chelsa Hamilton and Christopher (Glenna) Hamilton; two great grandchildren, Cheyenne Hamilton and Colton Hamilton; one niece, Linda (Junior) Stone; and one nephew Blaine Webb.

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 W. Hwy US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky with Brother Lowell Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Cemetery on Flatfork Road in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit Wednesday August 3rd, 2022 after 2 p.m. until the hour of service at Globe Funeral Chapel, Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Christopher Hamilton, Jeffrey Hamilton, Derek Webb, Timothy Hamilton, Mike Bowden, and James Middleton will serve as pallbearers.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Galaxy Project for our youth.

Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 US Hwy. 60 West, Olive Hill, Kentucky are caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Vada Driscoll Harris.

Brenda McDowell Mocabee

Mrs. Brenda McDowell Mocabee, age 77, of Kouts, Indiana, formerly of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Life Care Center in Valparaiso, Indiana.

She was born October 24, 1944, In Carter County, Kentucky, to the late William Wayne McDowell and Leota Click Lewis.

Brenda attended Hays Branch Community Church. She worked many years in the hospital as a phlebotomist. She enjoyed reading, doing wordsearches, crocheting, and spending time with her loving children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Brenda is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Mack J. “Tom” Mocabee Jr.; one brother, Ronnie Lewis; and one sister, Shirley Sue McCorkle.

Brenda is survived by her three sons, Timothy (Cheri) Mocabee of Valparaiso, Indiana, Samuel Mocabee of Wheatfield, Indiana, and Gregory (Kecia) Mocabee of Valparaiso, Indiana; one daughter Angela (Jackie) Crump of Kouts, Indiana; one sister, Johnnieve Anderson of Wellington, North Carolina; one half sister, Linda Hatton of Frankfort, Kentucky, eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, 17277 West Highway, Us 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky, with brother Clifford “Tippy” Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Trumbo Hill Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the service hour at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Globe Funeral Chapel.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky is caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Brenda McDowell Mocabee.

Paul David Hensley

Mr. Paul David Hensley, age 65, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

He was born Monday, January 29, 1957, in Boyd County, Kentucky, to the late Paul and Marjorie Pennington Hensley.

Paul retired from the National Guards after 20 years of service, Olive Hill Housing Director, and Bus Driver. He was a Former Volunteer Fire Fighter for Olive Hill Fire Department, member of Olive Hill Masonic Lodge #629 and Soldier Lodge #708. He loved wood working, helping folks, doing Masonic Services, and spending time with his family and friends.

Paul is survived by his wife of 2 and a half years, Lisa Adkins Hensley; two sons, Jason Hensley and Matt (Jessica) Kiser, both of Morehead, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Roman Oney and Oliver Oney, who he adored, along with a host of other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2022 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky 17277 W Hwy US 60 Olive Hill, Kentucky with Brother Clifford “Tippy” Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery on Dry Branch Road in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Globe Funeral Chapel Kentucky, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.

Masonic Services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2022 by Soldier Masonic Lodge #708 and Olive Hill Masonic Lodge #629.

Jason Hensley, Chris Padelford, Matt Kiser, Ryan Oney, Chris Porter, Anthony Porter, and Caleb Porter will serve as pallbearers.

Brian Jordan, Jeff P’Simer, Randy Stegall, Jason Duvall, Larry Boggs, and John Stegall will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Full military Honors will be conducted at the grave side by the Olive Hill American Legion Post 138

Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Paul David Hensley.

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