US 60 Yard Sale Continues Today!

Take the interstate if you don't want to be late traveling through Carter County this weekend.

Jenkins Joins Bellefonte Pulmonary Associates

Pulmonologist Jeffrey Jenkins, M.D., has joined Bellefonte Pulmonary Associates, located in suite 200 at 1150 St. Christopher Drive on the campus of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH).

Aug. 6 OLBH Camera Club to Feature Bell

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Camera Club will host its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive, Russell).


Carter County Race Recap: by GUNNER JOHNSON

Gunner Johnson (this author) was at my home track of Richmond Raceway on Friday night to try another round at the beast of the east.

Outdoor Adventures by TIM & AMANDA GRIGSBY: “Bit O Time Lake House”

Trying to find outdoor adventure in Carter County Kentucky is as easy as leaving your front porch.

A Thank You from Kathy Hinkle

With the 2019 Regular Session now behind us, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve you in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Grayson Rotary Club Meeting 7/29/19

The Grayson Rotary Club met on 7/29/19 at Melini Cucina. Robert Summerfeldt had today's program and invited his wife, Jackie Clevenger to be the guest speaker. She represented CHIPS and invited a group of teens volunteering in Olive Hill to the meeting.


Grayson Legends won the 6/7U Mt Sterling Ring Tournament

Grayson legends won the 6/7U Mt Sterling “Ring Tourney”. The results of each of their games are as follows:

Saturday Night Jam Session: Tradition in Hitchins

Musicians have been gathering in the Hitchins community of Carter County for untold years, with many confident the tradition of getting together to play and sing on a Saturday night has been upheld for decades.

Locally Grown: by Maria Hutchison and Herta Heine

Maria Hutchison and Herta Heine of Rush offer a selection including home-baked breads as well as hand-knitted items at the Carter County Farmers Market.


Hot Laps at Willard Kartway: On the Track and In the Pits

Kart racers got in a few "hot laps" as the last rays of Saturday's sun set behind the ridge at Willard Kartway in rural Carter County.

Heavenly Sunset in Hitchins

It was one of those "in the right place at the right time" moments Saturday evening along Rt. 773 in Hitchins, as an almost golden glow engulfed Hitchins Wesleyan Church in the final rays of the day's light on July 27, 2019.

Divas and Dudes: New location and name

Divas and Dudes owner Lori Lewis
Lori Lewis, owner of Grayson's Divas and Dudes, formerly Divas, has moved to a new location in Grayson. "I never expected to be the last one there," Lewis said of her original location in the K Mart Plaza, noting she and her team opened the salon there just more than two years ago.

Carter County Wolfpack & Grayson Legends babaseball

Members of the Carter County Wolfpack and Grayson Legends were among the 11 teams competing in Grayson over the weekend.

The Perfect Tomato Sandwich: Part 1 - Kellie Sexton

"I love tomato sandwiches," Kellie Sexton said, moments before sharing a recipe sure to cause some consternation among purists of the homegrown entrée.


NOW PLAYING Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

It’s been a few years since the neo-western, The Hateful Eight, divided audiences in the theater and some people might suggest we are back to that same scenario with Quentin Tarantino’s most recent theatrical release, but I beg to differ. Tarantino— love him or hate him— Once Upon a Time in Hollywood might change your perspective on the infamous filmmaker's body of work. WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD:

Locally Grown: by Tina Kitchen & Family "Ugly beans is what I call it."

Tina Kitchen was found near the edge of Carol Malone Boulevard in Grayson Saturday morning with produce grown on her farm in Willard, Ky. as well as her brother, Eddie Martin's garden in Greenup County.

Midsummer Arts Celebration - F!nal Fr!day Artwalk

Energized by the music of Sean Whiting's new band, visitors and guests at Grayson Gallery & Art Center for the July F!nal Fr!day Artwalk.

Grayson Meals On Wheels July Cruise In

Automotive enthusiasts cruised onto Park Street Friday for the monthly Grayson Meals On Wheels Cruise In.


Hidden Cove and a Midnight Pursuit: By TIM & AMANDA GRIGSBY

Hidden Cove waterfall is beautiful and exciting no matter what time of day you visit. Being One of our most popular attractions on Grayson Lake, we ventured on what was probably our 100th or more trek to the cove last weekend.

The Standard of Excellence with Ronnie Dotson, Ed.D.

The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time. While some children will be experiencing school for the first time, others will be reuniting with friends and sharing stories of summer events. The emotions associated with the first day of school differ from student to student, but are sure to include both nervousness and excitement.

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW By Senator Robin L. Webb

FRANKFORT — The 2019 Extraordinary Session delivered another blow to the already struggling pension system and legislative independence.

Welcome new KCU students event- free business booth

Every year when fall rolls around, a new group of students move to Grayson to attend Kentucky Christian University. These students come from all over the world to attend university here in small town, Northeastern Kentucky.

Locally Grown: Caleb & Cole Sexton

Caleb and Cole Sexton have been among the local growers stopping traffic along Carol Malone Boulevard in Grayson with the temptation of locally grown goods including watermelon, cantaloupe, two types of banana pepper, and green bell peppers. From their four to five acre operation at Webbville, they also offer


Protection Training in Grayson

Notice young Christian Jackson watching the action in the rear window!

Danielle Childers and her Belgian Malionois, Halo, worked on protection training techniques with trainer Cameron Caudill in the parking lot at the new Bluegrass Animal Clinic in Grayson Tuesday evening.

Behind the wheel of Engine 1


I giggled like an old man possessed by the spirit of a little kid when Kyle Morgan asked if I wanted to take advantage of an opportunity for driver training with the Grayson Fire Department. "Driver training - does that mean actually drive a fire truck?" I wondered, so I shot Morgan, the city's assistant fire chief, a note seeking clarification.


News of a new burger: The Drive-In "Summertime Classic"

Yes, Gabe Antrobus's hands are clean, and we requested his help with the photo!

7 On 7 action at KCU 7/20/19

Photos by TIM PRESTON, Community Journalist

Saturday July 20th we saw a little football being played at KCU. Eleven teams in all showed up on a blistering hot Saturday morning to compete in the "I-64 Texas RoadHouse 7 on 7 Showdown".

Sidewalk Sale at James Family Outfitters

Carol Lynn James displays a selection of shoes at discounted prices from brands including Skechers, Nike, New Balance and Heelys during an ongoing sidewalk sale at the locally owned and family operated business located at 507 Carol Malone Boulevard, Grayson, in the old Ralph's plaza. The shoe in the foreground is one of several steel-toe work shoes among the bargains.

Locally Grown by Brittany Rose & Family

Working next the The Drive-In food truck Tuesday, Crystal Rose and family paused for a portrait while selling fresh produce from the gardens of her dad, Jamie Rose, near the Carter/Elliott County border.


Race Recap for The Carter County Boys

Boogie Sammons & Jimmy Lennex Jr. @MRP
Richmond Raceway was the track of choice for most this past weekend. Richmond had a two day event going on and brought in racers from all over the area.

Sean Whiting to perform for Grayson F!nal Fr!day July 26

The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will host the monthly F!nal Fridays Art Walk on July 26 with an opening reception for artists and the public from 6 to 9 p.m.


Call of the Wild at Carter Caves: Chef Philip Donall

New and "innovative" trends in food and dining often have deep roots in traditional cooking, Chef Philip Donall says as he explains recent menu changes and additions at Tierney's Cavern restaurant inside the lodge at Carter Caves State Resort Park.


The Vindicated and GetFiddle Custom Shop present guitar package

Members of  The Vindicated and GetFiddle Custom Shop presented Jim Wolford an Ibanez GIO model, Vox VX2 amp, Diaddario Eclipse Tuner, Dunlop picks, Pig Hog cable and stand, and an Ernie Ball guitar strap.


Wet/Dry vote in Carter County

Petitions are actively being circulated in hopes of having a "Wet/Dry" election in Carter County this fall. A member of the Carter County Tourism Commission addressed Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce members and guests Thursday, and explained 2,500 signatures will be needed to have an alcohol-sales question added to the local ballot in November.

Re-group Behavioral Health and Treatment Foster Care open in Grayson


Farmer's Market Recipes: Honey Glazed Carrots

One bunch of farm fresh carrots, about 12 medium carrots (1 1/2lb)

Corn and beans in demand at Grayson farmer's market

Cucumbers, green beans, zucchinis, onions, carrots, jellies, jams, soaps and more were among the locally-grown produce items for sale during Saturday's Carter County Farmer's Market in Grayson.

Forgotten Photo: Cold drink on a hot day

A member of the Tres Hermanos Nunez family offered a hot photographer a cold drink, a bottle of pineapple flavor Jarritos soda from Mexico, during the Grayson restaurant's Fourth of July celebration.

OLBH Breast Cancer Support Group to Meet July 23

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, July 23. The support group will meet at noon in the first floor conference room of Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive) next to OLBH’s Human Resources Department.

Market 474 in Grayson July, 2019

Held in the former Ralph's parking lot which remains home to James Family Outfitters, Veterans Bingo and other businesses, the monthly Market 474 event featured Kentucky-made goods and products.


Racing Recap by Gunner "The Gunner Man" Johnson July 16

Brian "Boogie " Sammons and Jimmy Lennex Jr. Teamed up @MRP Moler Raceway Park and came out with a victory in the #5B S&S Motorsports sport mod.

Grayson Legends Baseball Tournament

10U Grayson Legends, coached by Gary Jordan, Mason Valandingham, and Jamie Roe pick up 2nd place in Grayson Legends Tournament over the weekend. 

Melissa's Cocina: New buffet and grill opens today

Grayson's newest restaurant, Melissa's Cocina, opens to the public at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 17, in the former Shoney's location on C.W. Stevens Boulevard.


Gunner Johnson: "I got started racing when ..." PART 3

Note: This is the third and final installment of Carter County's Gunner Johnson's recollections of his start as a race driver.
Me and my team were very blessed and really amped up for the second season to come.

1943 Willys Jeep at Veterans Park

This old Jeep, a 1943 model was piloted into place by Carter County AMVETS Commander Mandel Smith for Grayson Memory Days 2019.


“Beyond Hidden Cove” Carter County Outdoors by TIM & AMANDA GRIGSBY

Over the past few years the Hidden Cove waterfall on Grayson Lake has gained heavy popularity for kayakers from all around... even as far away as England and Japan!


Second Saturday Music & Arts Shindig at Grayson Gallery & Art Center

Metal musicians, artists, poets and fans of all of the above gathered at the Grayson Gallery & Art Center for the monthly Second Saturday Music & Arts Shindig, July 13.

Holler Down the Holler Poetry Slam

More than a half dozen poets competed in a "slam" style contest during July's Second Saturday Music & Arts Shindig.

Travel ball tournament action in Grayson

Grayson hosted baseball players, along with their families and fans from throughout the region this weekend as a total of 21 teams from the tri-state competed.


Now Playing - CRAWL

Edwin Callihan is a lifelong film enthusiast who works next door to Kyova 10 Theater.
Are you tired of ghost stories like The Conjuring? Find yourself with a headache in films like Us and Hereditary? Do you want to have fun at the movies again? You are in luck! Caution! SPOILERS AHEAD!