Rancor: 2019 Year-End Celebration

Members of Grayson's Rancor organization enjoyed video games, karaoke and simulated combat with light sabers during the year-end party at Grayson Gallery & Art Center Sunday evening.


KCU Volleyball Team Heads to the ACC By MICHELLE BRAND

The KCU women's volleyball team won all three sets against Bluefield at Tuesday night's home game.

Fall Foliage Sunday Drive by Michelle Brand

Fall is a favorite season here in our corner of Appalachia. Warm sunny days and cold night-time temperatures flip the switch for nature to put on a brilliant show of colors.


Old Barns Of Carter County: Part 7 (17 photos)

Built by Roy H. Porter nearly 80 years ago, this barn still stands near the road and is easily visible in the Willard community.


Halloween Light Show: Grayson Fire Department (five photos)

The Grayson Fire Department's annual high-tech Halloween light display continues until 11 p.m., October 31.

Gearing Up For 37th Year: Project Merry Christmas of Carter County

Hundreds of local children and their families will be blessed with gifts again this year, with help from the people who support and operate Project Merry Christmas of Carter County, Inc.

Racing Recap: What A Weekend! by GUNNER JOHNSON

Holy Moly what a weekend of racing! 


An Old Man Meets Modern Metal: by TIM PRESTON

What Drives The Weak will headline the November 2 Carter County Metal show in Grayson.
They don't even call it "Heavy Metal" anymore.


The Vindicated: Halloween Show Rocks Grayson Gallery (11 photos)

Members of the hard rock band The Vindicated provided high-energy music for the October F!nal Fr!day Artwalk in Grayson.

Trail Town Pop-Up Pub: Brews by Sawstone, Tunes by Whistle & Fish

A trio of distinguished-looking gentlemen leaned onto the bar at the Pop-Up Pub in Olive Hill Friday evening, sipping cold beer as members of Whistle & Fish whipped up the tempo on a toe-tapper.
"As far as I'm concerned it can't get any better than this," one said, earning nods of approval from the others.

Trunk O Treat: Carter Nursing & Rehab (17 photos)

Teams at Carter Nursing & Rehab on McDavid Avenue in Grayson welcomed dozens of families for their recent "Trunk Or Treat" event. Many of the residents also joined in on the fun, wearing costumes and handing out candy and other treats.

F!nal Fr!day Halloween: Art, Rock & Roll and Costumes (more than 40 photos)

A near-capacity crowd gathered at Grayson Gallery & Art Center Friday for the city's monthly F!nal Fr!day Artwalk for October, which included a Halloween costume contest and a performance by The Vindicated in addition to an outstanding exhibit of works by local and regional artists.

KCU Baseball by MICHELLE BRAND (10 photos)

Motorists driving along I-64 most afternoons will see KCU's men's baseball team practicing on the diamond.


KCU Men's Soccer Takes Loss To Milligan 10-1 at Home Wednesday Photos by MICHELLE BRAND

Trail Town Stage Tonight: Whistle & Fish Pop-Up Pub

Everyone who enjoys live Bluegrass music served up with craft beer is invited to Olive Hill this evening (Friday, October 25, 2019) at The Whistle & Fish Pop-Up Pub.

Bayso's Halloween Party 2: The Lost Boys Triple Tribute

Members of The Lost Boys hatched an ambitious plan for their Halloween show Saturday night at Bayso's Sports Pub in Grayson. "We are either being ambitious or we are being idiots," said guitarist Brad Green during a recent surveillance run with bassist Mike Phillips in anticipation of the performance.

OLBH Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween should be a fun night for all ages- creative costumes, artful jack-o-lanterns and lots and lots of candy. Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) is offering advice to help keep the family’s little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.


A Dozen Roses: Photos by TIM PRESTON (12 photos)

Alys chose this as her favorite.

Rancor: Light Saber Sundays

Members of the Rancor group gather each Sunday evening, weather permitting, between the Grayson Tourism Cabin and Grayson Gallery & Art Center to practice simulated combat skills.

Halloween Show: The Vindicated at Grayson Gallery & Art Center Friday

Members of The Vindicated have an evening of high-energy rock music with added Halloween flair in store for guests at Grayson Gallery & Art Center's October F!nal Fr!day Artwalk. The band will present special gifts for the audience and host a Halloween Costume Contest as part of the festivities.

Carter County 4-H Members Win Big at ‘Win With Wood’

Have you ever watched one of those tv shows featuring a child who excels at one particular subject? It may be a little 3 year old boy who has all the United States presidents memorized-in order-and with a handful of attributing facts about each one.


8th Grade Night: West Carter Middle School (more than 50 photos)

 West Carter Middle School 8th Grade football players and cheerleaders, along with their families, were welcomed onto the field at West Carter High School Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

OLBH Foundation Announces New Structure and Roles

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Foundation is now part of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation.


Wilhoit Family Celebration: Three Judges, Three Attorneys

Laura Jane Phelps, Judge Henry Rupert Wilhoit Jr., Andrew Horton Wilhoit, William Horton Wilhoit, Judge Mary Jane Wilhoit Phelps and Judge Henry Rupert Wilhoit III paused for a photo this week as the youngest members of the group were admitted to practice law.

KCU Fall Football In Full Swing by MICHELLE BRAND

The change of weather,colorful leaves and the smell of wood-smoke in the air brings the season of fall to mind.

OLBH’s Beaver Earns DAISY Honor

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) has awarded Chris Beaver, BSN, with the DAISY Award.


Dessert Auction For Donna Isaacs of Hitchins

Donna Isaacs with her grandson Christian Kouns, who is now stationed in England at Royal Air Force Lakenheath.
Tasty temptations created with love in local kitchens are commanding strong bidding from friends, family and supporters of Donna Isaacs of Hitchins, who is being treated for cancer found in her brain.

Ralph's Pretty Good Cafe: "A Burger The Way You Remember"

Featuring hot dogs for a dollar and a $2 "Hamburger Deluxe," the menu at Grayson's new Ralph's Pretty Good Café is packed with good deals.



Winter Concert Series Kickoff at Bayso's Sports Pub: Charlie Woods And Deep Hollow

Performing for a packed house, Charlie Woods And Deep Hollow performed Friday evening at Bayso's Sports Pub in Grayson.

Run For Your Life Haunted 5k (20 photos)

Nearly 60 runners signed up for the Grayson Fire Department's "Run For Your Life Haunted 5k" Friday evening, with proceeds going to benefit Project Merry Christmas and Sarah's Place.


Bluegrass Animal Clinic Open House (more than 40 photos)

Veterinarian Wes Whitley and staff at Bluegrass Animal Clinic in Grayson welcomed a multitude of guests to their new facility Thursday during an open house event.

Ruth Haney: "You've got to be honest with people."

Ruth Haney, who has been at work on Main Street in Grayson since 1961, smiles as she remembers the city's past.


Officer Marsha Hall: Dessert Bidding Is Hot

Expect a bit of fierce bidding from the county attorney and assistant fire chief, among others, if you want to take home the bread pudding, cornbread or peanut butter cake included in an ongoing dessert auction to benefit Grayson Police Officer Marsha Hall.


Memories Remain: Brother Paul Schmidt

First Baptist Church of Grayson Pastor Josh Schmidt holds a photo of his late father, Brother Paul Schmidt, taken at Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
In Baptist circles and beyond, legends about the life of Brother Paul Schmidt  may last forever.


Jackets, Babies, Pups And Pumpkins: Funtoberfest 2019 (22 photos)

Funtoberfest 2019 in Grayson provided plenty of opportunities for family fun as an ideal autumn weekend came to Carter County.

Funtoberfest 2019: Sasha Colette Performs at Grayson Gallery & Art Center (eight photos)

Carter County singer/songwriter Sasha Colette was joined by a pair of young songbirds Saturday as she weaved stories and songs together for a memorable performance at Grayson Gallery & Art Center during Grayson Rotary Club's Funtoberfest 2019.

Marsha Hall, Grayson Police Department: Auction Ends Friday

Marsha Hall, Grayson Police Dept. Officer, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Local doctors have given her a grim diagnosis and she is awaiting an appointment in Houston for a second opinion.

Sareen Joins Tri-State Neuro Solutions

Neurologist Amarjeet S. Sareen, M.D., has joined Tri-State Neuro Solutions (2222 Winchester Ave, Suite C), an Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) affiliated practice.

Funtoberfest 2019: Story Time At The Cabin (seven photos)

Youngsters took a break from decorating pumpkins to enjoy a seat in the floor of the Grayson Tourism Cabin for story time Saturday, sponsored by the Grayson Branch of the Carter County Library.


Edgar Everman: Still Doing It Right at 95 (Part 2 of a 2 part story)

This is the second part of a two-part story from a recent interview with Edgar Everman, 95, of Carter County, Kentucky.
This story picks up from when Everman came home to Carter County after serving during World War II.


Nicholas Yancey Nischan Funtoberfest 5k (38 photos)

Unfazed by cool temperatures and light rain, runners kicked off from Veterans Park in Downtown Grayson Saturday morning for the annual Nicholas Yancey Nischan Funtoberfest 5k run/walk.

Funtoberfest 2019: Chili & Sunshine (30 photos)

Local teams crafted chili recipes which were savored by the 2019 Funtoberfest crowd Saturday at Grayson City Park.

Funtoberfest 2019: Decorating Pumpkins = Family Fun (30 photos)

2019 Funtoberfest guests of all ages were drawn to the Grayson Tourism Cabin where they found a field of waiting pumpkins and art supplies to satisfy their artistic urges. Funtoberfest 2019 was sponsored and organized by Grayson Rotary Club members.

NASCAR DAY at Smithfield Foods (15 photos)

Employees, guests and potential employees were welcomed to Grayson's Smithfield Foods facility Saturday for NASCAR Day, which included an opportunity for an up-close visit with the Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR #10 Ford Mustang.

2019 Funtoberfest: Pet Costume Contest (14 photos)

Competing in multiple categories, pets and their owners gathered at Grayson City Park Saturday for the annual Funtoberfest Pet Costume Contest sponsored by All Creatures Veterinary Care.

East Carter High School: 2019 Homecoming Dance (18 photos)

 East Carter High School students and guests were often accompanied by parents with cameras as they arrived for their Homecoming Dance Saturday, October 12, 2019.


Chilly Prep Time: Funtoberfest Chili Contest (five photos)

Team members braved crisp breezes and cool temperatures at Grayson City Park early Saturday in preparation for the annual Funtoberfest Chili Cook Off.

Nicholas Yancey Nischan Funtoberfest 5k

Unfazed by cool temperatures and light rain, runners kicked off from Veterans Park in Downtown Grayson Saturday morning for the annual Nicholas Yancey Nischan Funtoberfest 5k run/walk.

Market 474: Waiting For The Sun

With locally produced honey and related goods ready for customers, the folks from Burton's Apiary sought shelter beneath blankets early Saturday as they waited for an anticipated clearing in the weather for the monthly Market 474 at the old Ralph's parking lot on Carol Malone Boulevard in Grayson.


8th Grade Night 2019 At East Carter High School (36 photos)

8th Grade football players, along with family, friends and supporters, from East Carter Middle School received an official welcome to the East Carter High School athletic family Thursday (October, 10,2019) evening at the Raiders' home field.

4-H Members Participate in Natural Resource & Environmental Science Academy

The 4-H Natural Resource & Environmental Science (NRESci) Academy is a three-year program designed to teach youth about their natural environment.