Elvis Is Everywhere! - Tonight at Grayson Gallery & Art Center

Please, bring your friends and JOIN US in January! The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will host an opening reception during the monthly F!nal Fr!days Art Walk on January 31st from 6 to 9 p.m.

WCHS Wrestling: Face Off With Ironton, Boyd County (45 photos)

West Carter's wrestlers beat Ironton and tied Boyd County in their first home tournament Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Henri's: "A great place to watch the games!"

Olive Hill area fans gathered at Henri's and cheered the UK Wildcats as they battled Vanderbilt this week.

Foodie Friday: What's Your Favorite?

This column will be a regular staple of the Carter County Post. Foodie Friday is a celebration of food, whether it is a favorite dish to make at home, to take or eat at a family church or office gathering. It could even be your favorite local or out of town restaurant.
The CCP would like to hear from our readers, what is your favorite dish? At home? At that special event? Or on the road here and yon?


F!nal Fr!days Art Walk on January 31: "The ART of Elvis" by Gregory Jay Damron

Please, bring your friends and JOIN US in January! The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will host an opening reception during the monthly F!nal Fr!days Art Walk on January 31st from 6:00 to 9 pm.

Part of KY 504 in Elliott County To Be Closed

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2020) - Contractors will temporarily close part of KY 504 in Elliott County this week for a Kentucky Department of Highways slip repair project.


Greenup County's Judge Bob Conley announces candidacy for Kentucky Supreme Court

ASHLAND, KY – Judge Robert B. “Bob” Conley announces his candidacy to serve as the next State Supreme Court Justice for the people of Eastern Kentucky. Conley officially filed for the May 19th Primary with the Secretary of State’s Office earlier this month.


Snakes In Church by J. MARK MULVANEY

I can’t stand the sight of a snake.  I am not afraid of them. I just think they are the devil and the fluid  movement of their bodies make them all the more vile.

Russell Rotary Welcomes Carter County Post Talk

Members of the Russell Rotary Club paused for a group photo after a meeting last week which included a talk with Carter County Post Community Journalist Tim Preston.

Author Recalls Local Life in "Children Of The Holler: Growing Up In Rush, Kentucky"

James Adkins was writing his book years before he first put words on paper.
Children Of The Holler - Growing Up In Rush, Kentucky, by James A. Adkins, recalls a time when daily life was considerably tougher than it is today.


FRANKFORTThe General Assembly returned to Frankfort for week three of the 2020 Regular Session after a prolonged weekend in observance of the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was honored to participate in the Ashland Martin Luther King Jr. program and walk.

CCA Lady Warriors Win Against Wesley by MICHELLE BRAND

CCA Lady Warriors Took Home the Win Against Wesley 56-39 in their recent Tuesday Night Match-up.


"DADDY!" (More than 30 photos)

Every adult in the room was smiling and fighting back tears of joy as Kennedy Mills recognized the uniformed man at her classroom door at Heritage Elementary in Carter County and screamed one word - "DADDY!"

My favorite foods.... by JOHN McGLONE

When thinking about the title for this piece, I had many fond memories of meals past. But the best meals share one thing to me. They all have a story behind them.

West Carter Wrestlers Strong In First Season (38 photos)

The sounds of pain and suffering resonated in the West Carter High School Wrestling Team's practice space during a recent session of conditioning and training.


Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital to close; Bon Secours to exit acute and outpatient care in Ashland by end of September

"Decision comes following a very deliberate and thorough discernment process conducted by the executive leadership team, ministry Board of Directors and its public juridic person"

(January 21, 2020) – Bon Secours Health System today announced that it will be exiting acute and outpatient care in the Ashland and Tri-state communities by the end of September 2020 resulting in the closure of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), system-owned care sites and its physician network Bellefonte Physician Services.

Open Tomorrow: Tre Fratelli Italian Restaurant near Olive Hill

With seating for 75 guests, Tre Fratelli Italian Restaurant is set to open Thursday, January 23, 2020 on the outskirts of Olive Hill at 9119 US 60, across from the entrance sign for Carter Caves State Resort Park.

CCA VS East Carter 30-20: (15 photos) By MICHELLE BRAND

The Hitchins Gym was Jumping with Local Basketball Action Last Week as the Lady Warriors took a win against East Carter 30-20.


Easter Eggs and Automotive Art: Grayson Fire Department

The Grayson Fire Department is looking for a few plastic eggs for this year's Easter Egg Hunt - a few thousand eggs, that is.


Antiques On Main Closing: "Most of the dealers are discounting to liquidate."

Nancy Conn shed many tears before announcing the decision to close her shop, Antiques On Main, in downtown Grayson.
When the shop reopens tomorrow, (January 21, 2020) Conn said shoppers will find reduced prices as she and the store's vendors prepare for the final days of business.

Equines In Early Morning: by TIM PRESTON (20 photos)

 Previously seen in a post titled "Welcoming Committee" these horses accompanied Community Journalist Tim Preston during a recent attempt to photograph an old Carter County barn just as the sun peaked up from the horizon on a cold, January morning.

OLBH Mammography Services Receive Flawless FDA Survey

Mammography services at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) recently were surveyed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA.)


Old Barns of Carter County: Part 12

Time has forced a few new angles into this aging barn along the AA Highway in Carter County, a few miles from Grayson City Limits.

Bridal Expo: Vendors Advised - "They're going to need everything"

Diane Ferguson has learned a thing or two during her years serving brides and grooms, including the fact - "People getting married, they're going to need everything."

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Announces Affiliation with UK Markey Cancer Center

Officials with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that the hospital has joined Markey’s Affiliate Network as a candidate member. Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s cancer program is the first in the region with an academic affiliation.

KCU Women Take 78-63 Loss To Milligan by MICHELLE BRAND

Kentucky Christian University Women's Basketball Team Takes a Loss to Milligan 78-63 on the Home Court Wednesday Evening.

KCU Defeats Miiligan 82-63 by MICHELLE BRAND

Kentucky Christian University Men's Basketball Team Took the Win Against Milligan 82-63 Wednesday Night at Home.


John Tierney: “Carter Caves and I were born the same year ..."

Naturalist John Tierney will be laid to rest today, January 18, 2020.
The following are excerpts from a 2017 interview with Community Journalist Tim Preston:

Old "Rosie's" Ready For Monday Opening

Eagerly awaiting their first cup of a special "Momma's Blend" coffee received as a Best-Wishes gift from Carter County's Goose Bridle Coffee Roasters, the staff at Momma's Kitchen are preparing to serve many returning customers early Monday morning (January 20, 2020). 
When the new "Momma's Kitchen" sign went up at the longtime location of the former Rosie's Restaurant near the Carter/Boyd County line, news spread like wildfire around the world as generations of local diners shared the story.



Daryl The Turkey Dog's Thanksgiving Miracle

Daryl is a turkey who thinks he is a dog.
Daryl's owner, Jenny Goodman, enjoys her unusual pet and provides him a life of leisure in the Leon community of Carter County. His Thanksgiving dinner, however, nearly killed him.

Carter Christian Academy Lady Warriors Take a Loss to Grace By MICHELLE BRAND

The Carter Christian Lady Warriors lost in Thursday night's home game against Grace.


Former Rosie's Restaurant: Momma's Kitchen Sets Opening Date

Two sisters who worked at the old "Rosie's Restaurant" have officially announced a time and date for their reopening as "Momma's Kitchen."


A Taste Of Henri's: Beyond Burgers & Beers

With a few minutes remaining before 5 p.m. last Wednesday, a small crowd was already starting to gather at Finley's Bar & Grill, the bar side of the new Henri's Market & Deli in Olive Hill, to unwind and enjoy some conversation along with burgers and beverages.

OLBH Doubles CDC Goal for Decreasing C. Diff Rates; Achievement Detailed in Published Study

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) initiated two interventions designed to reduce the risk of C. diff infection (CDI) at the hospital.



East Carter High School JROTC cadets will be at Grayson's primary intersection until noon today (Saturday, January 11, 2020) collecting contributions to support the ongoing success of their programs.

Open Soon: Former "Rosie's Restaurant" Will Be Momma's Kitchen

Sisters Rachel and Tabby Sexton both started working at Rosie's Restaurant when they were only
14 years old.
Years have since passed and the old pay phone out front is long gone, but the sisters from Rush plan to soon re-open the former café as Momma's Kitchen and bring back the homemade tastes that made the place famous with local diners.

Mystery - An Old Roll Of Film: The Pearls Of Pauline

The very first picture showed a string of pearls in a gift box. 
The images which followed only made the case more interesting.

Sen. Robin L. Webb named one of fifty notable women in Kentucky politics and government

FRANKFORT – Sen. Robin L. Webb, D-Grayson, has been named by The Kentucky Gazette as one of the notable women in Kentucky politics and government for 2019. The women presented with the esteemed honor were deemed “intelligent and powerful women in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”


Carter County Community Partners

Carter County Community Partners Strategic Planning will meet on Thursday, Jan. 16 at noon at Johnny's Pizza.


Harper: Grayson Sports Park "Very forward thinking, very forward looking."

The first manager of the new Grayson Sports Park told Grayson Rotary members he shares the "very ambitious" vision those who've worked to make the facility a reality.

CCA Women's Team Wins Big Against Covenant 50-22 By Michelle Brand

The Lady Warriors's played their second game of the week Tuesday night against Covenant.

CCA Men's Team loses to Covenant at Home 59-42 By Michelle Brand

Carter Christian Academy Men's team played a fast-paced game against their foes Covenant.


Rita Yates Announces Run for 96th District House of Representatives Seat

I am pleased to make my announcement to run for the House of Representatives Seat in the 96th District of our great state of Kentucky.


Crabtree Joins Cornerstone

Nurse practitioner Ashley Crabtree, FNP-C, has joined Cornerstone Medical Plaza (1816 Carter Avenue, Ashland), an Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital affiliated practice.


Jan. 7 OLBH Camera Club to Feature Cremeans

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Camera Club will host its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive, Russell).


MYSTERY - Thrift Shop Camera Had Film Inside: by TIM PRESTON

The clear, plastic bag marked "$8" was bulging with 35mm film containers, including many in still-sealed boxes, and I initially shook my head and walked past thinking, "Who in the world would want a bag of film in this day and age?"
Then, I stopped and looked a little closer at the package.
"No way," I thought.


A Hot Dog With Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips and "Miss Kitty" at WUGO/WGOH radio in Grayson. While it may not be apparent in the picture, Phillips was practically wrestling his favorite feline into position for this photograph.
The first time I ever spoke to Jim Phillips, the conversation ended with an invitation to visit and eat a hot dog.

KCU Men Win First Game of the New Year by MICHELLE BRAND (12 photos)

Kentucky Christian University Men's Basketball team played their rival Alice Lloyd, January 2, 2020 on the home court for the first game of the new year.


Memories of Jim Phillips: "The consummate newsman"

Jim Phillips made an impression upon everyone who ever met or worked with him. Here are a few memories and observations of the man and his legacy.

Visitation for Jim Phillips Today (January 2, 2019)

The life of journalist and broadcaster Jim Phillips of Grayson will be celebrated with visitation for friends and family this evening, and funeral services tomorrow, January 3, 2020.