Old Barns of Carter County: Welcoming Committee (15 photos)

 Old barns in Carter County are a lot like a siren's song to a community journalist, although a "POSTED" sign is always to be respected.

Chasing Waterfalls: The Elusive Twins In The Curve (21 photos)

Found deep in a fold above a sharp curve en route to Carter City, a pair of waterfalls flow only under certain conditions, with trees and vegetation obscuring the view throughout most of the year.

Year-end Rains Swell Local Waterways (12 photos)

 Tygart Creek was among the local streams which tested boundaries and blocked normal routes this week as heavy rains hit Carter County at the end of 2019.


Red Suit, Rookie Season: Yes, There Is A Santa Claus

It is Christmas morning 2019 and I can officially declare my rookie season as "A Santa" has come to a conclusion.


Shelby Lore: 1st Album "Songs are all about Carter County"

You don't have to look too hard to find the origins of Shelby Lore's new single and forthcoming album, No Name Town.

Dustin Burchett: 'Kentucky Bluebird' In Nashville

Carter County musician Dustin Burchett said the chance to sing Keith Whitley's "Kentucky Bluebird" for a Nashville audience including members of the late singer's family, was a special experience.

Fighting Rumors: Callihan's American Pub Is "Still alive and well"

Callihan's American Pub is not closed, has not been closed and will not be closed anytime soon - unless you get there after normal business hours.


Extension Notes 

Rebecca Konopka
Carter County Extension Office
The Carter County Extension Council will meet on Thursday, January 16th at noon at the Carter County Extension Office.


Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner 2019 (more than 25 photos)

A tangible sense of excitement echoed around the banquet room at Carter Caves State Resort Park last week as the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce welcomed guests and honorees for the organization's annual meeting and awards dinner.

OLBH: Bon Secours Mercy Health Accelerates Living Wage Compensation

Bon Secours Mercy Health, of which Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital is a member,  announced today a new compensation model designed to enable its associates and their families to enjoy a dignified livelihood while working, and in retirement.

Carter Childcare & Early Center located at 708 East Main Street Grayson, is OFFICIALLY approved by the State of Kentucky to open.


Olive Hill Chamber President Thanks 'Christmas At The Depot' Supporters

"I am so thrilled with the success of "Christmas at the Depot" and want to thank those who helped in any way.  We had approximately 500 in attendance and gave out around 300 gifts.  I want to say a huge thank you to ...

Pillow Fights & Christmas Lights: Grayson Fire Department Embraces Holiday Fun (27 photos)

Grayson Fire Department members, along with family and friends, got all dressed up and out on the town Wednesday evening to carry on a recent tradition to reach out and engage local residents and anyone else they encounter while cruising in "The Griswald" station wagon designed as a tribute to the Christmas Vacation movies.

Wrapping Up Silver Bells 2019 (more than 30 photos)

Santa and Mrs. Claus hand delivered gifts to residents of Grayson's Friendship House and Chapel House last week during the last of this year's "Silver Bells" Christmas celebrations.

Prichard Elementary Letters To Santa 2019

These Santa letters are from Mrs.Tackett’s preschool classes at Prichard Elementary in Carter County, Kentucky.


Need Gifts? Grayson Peddler's Market: (1st in a series of local small business features)

As the final days before Christmas 2019 melt away, many people find themselves still in need of gifts large and small as they prepare to celebrate with friends and family. Shops in Carter County have plenty of options for everyone on anyone's Christmas list. An amazing array of items await shoppers at Grayson Peddler's Market, 125 East Main Street, Grayson.

CCA Lady Warriors Lose to Raceland 32-38 By MICHELLE BRAND

High water and cold temperatures couldn't keep new rivals Carter Christian and Raceland ladies' basketball teams from battling it out on the hardwood Tuesday night, December 17, 2019.


ADDED PHOTOS: Carter County Kentucky Teen Court 2019-2020 (more than 50 photos)

Judge Rupert Wilhoit administered an oath to participants in the 2019 Carter County Teen Court Monday evening, December 16, 2019.

High Water In Carter County

Several sections of Carter County dealt with flash flood conditions overnight and during the morning Tuesday, December 17 2019.


Carter County Extension Office: Order Winter Cattle Group Minerals Now!

The Carter County Extension Office is currently taking orders for the winter group mineral order. Hinton Mills will be providing two minerals to choose from. These are custom blends that will be blended by Ridley Four Seasons.


Local Team Visits Prestonsburg For What's Next EKY?!

A contingent of Carter Countians were among the regional representatives who recently assembled in Prestonsburg for a community forum asking "What's Next EKY?!"


Quilts For Kids: Grayson Day Homemakers Send Their Love (10 photos)

Members of the Grayson Day Homemakers have created, collected and contributed dozens of child-size quilts to local social service workers to provide children a touch of warmth in family protective situations.

FIVCO AAIL Breakfast at Carter Caves (more than 25 photos)

Senior citizens from Carter, Lawrence, Elliott, Boyd and Greenup County gathered at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill this week for a Christmas breakfast including live musical entertainment.


Celebrating Christmas 2019: Carter Caves State Resort Park Ornaments & Events (15 photos)

The team at Carter Caves State Resort Park continue their Christmas celebration this weekend, and a lodge decorated with breathtaking trees.
Saturday's (December 14, 2019) events begin with

Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Awards Banquet 2019 (28 photos)

2019 Business Person of the Year Tom Casto
Nearly every seat was occupied during the 42nd Annual Community Service Awards Banquet at Carter Caves State Resort Park Thursday, December 12, 2019 as the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce recognized and honored local business and civic leaders, as well as individuals lost in the past year.

Olive Hill Christmas At The Depot 2019 (17 photos)

More than 500 family members enjoyed the relatively warm and dry evening Thursday for a visit to downtown Olive Hill and the city's historic railroad depot to share Christmas music, a bonfire, cookies and treats and a chance to greet Santa and friends in anticipation of Christmas 2019.


McWhorter Named Business and Innovation Champion at SOAR Innovation

Pikeville, KY. - Sabrina McWhorter has been named a Business and Innovation Champion of SOAR Innovation. She will serve Rowan, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence counties.



Kentucky Christian University Holds Inauguration Ceremony for New President

Kentucky Christian University held an inauguration ceremony for President Jeff Metcalf to pass the torch to  the new president Terry Allcorn.

Conservative Patrick Flannery Announces Run for House District 96 in Carter and Lawrence Counties

OLIVE HILL – Patrick Flannery announced his candidacy for state representative in House District 96 – which includes Carter and Lawrence Counties.


Hitchins Community Christmas Parade 2019 (now more than 400 photos)

Hitchins residents and their guests enjoyed a beautiful afternoon Saturday for their annual community Christmas Parade.


Cindy Sparks To Be Honored: 34 Years at Commercial Bank of Grayson

Commercial Bank of Grayson is pleased to invite the public to attend the retirement reception for Cindy Sparks from 10 AM - 2 PM on Thursday, December 12 at the Grayson Main Office.

Representative Kathy Hinkle Announces Re-Election Bid (nine photos)

On Thursday, December 5, Representative Kathy Hinkle announced to a packed house in Grayson that she has filed to run for reelection.

OLBH’s Johnson Earns DAISY Honor

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) has awarded Jennifer Johnson, RN, with the DAISY Award.


Wood, Metal, Mud and Fuzzy Slippers: by TIM PRESTON

It was a busy weekend and the mud is still on my shoes, where it will remain to remind me, "You just never know."Allow me to share a story or two?

Peppermint Stick In An Orange - Christmas Memories: by KEN WELBORN

Note: A recent Carter County Post article and photos about "old-timey" candies from Upper Tygart Mini Mart spurred memories among many, including veteran journalist Ken Welborn, who recalled an entirely different taste from Christmas long ago.

I got a phone call some time ago from Jerry Eller of Melsa, Virginia.


Positive Spin: Restaurant Features Local Art

Guests at Callihan's American Pub & Grill are now being greeted by eight original artworks by Mike Spears, whose creations have earned numerous "People's Choice" awards during the monthly Final Friday ArtWalk events at Grayson Gallery & Art Center.