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.

AS WE SEE IT: Think before you dial

Rick Loperfido, executive director of our county ambulance service, has a simple request for Carter County residents – think before you dial 911.
Loperfido noted during the last meeting of the Emergency Ambulance Board that the service is still short-staffed. They need another full-time paramedic, another full-time EMT, and they are having trouble attracting and retaining part-time workers as well. There are various reasons for this. Though their pay rate and benefits are better than most surrounding counties – according to Loperfido only Boyd County pays more – he said many part-time employees are only looking at the hourly rate when considering a job.

COVID vaccines, E911, and funding: Fiscal court discusses funding and the impact of the virus

Whether it’s jail income being down because of the virus, or strategies for increasing access to vaccination, it hardly seems like a government meeting can go by without some discussion … Read More

New year brings relief to ambulance service: Organization receives CARES funding and adds paramedic to staff

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

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Board moves school start date back: Teachers will start August 11, students August 26

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Board gives teachers extra prep time: Students will return to school on August 10

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County reports first COVID-19 death

 Health Department reports highest one day jump on Sunday  The Carter County Health Department reported on Monday that the county has experienced their first COVID-19 related death.  “It comes with … Read More

Deputies test positive for COVID-19: Boggs says jail following procedures to keep inmates safe

 Carter County Health Department director Jeff Barker updated the county’s COVID-19 numbers last Thursday to include two new cases, bringing the county’s total number of infected at that time to … Read More

Going back to school: School board moves forward with plans for August 6 start date

While many other school districts around the state are looking at taking advantage of changes to the KRS that may allow a later start date, Carter County plans to go … Read More

To wear or not to wear, that is the question

Beginning July 1, Governor Andy Beshear and the state of Kentucky are allowing gatherings of fewer than 50 people. Local city and county government entities are already planning on getting … Read More

Two birds with one stone

Face mask program keeps people safe and feeds the hungry By: Jeremy D. WellsCarter County Times When the COVID-19 crisis caused schools to close early last year, Mary Jane Suttles, … Read More

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