4/30/2020

Olive Hill: Countering Corona at Henri's (10 photos)

Counting around a dozen small businesses in his name, Todd Antrobus said only a couple of his operations remain open at this time. "Here? I've seen an 80 percent drop in revenue," he said, taking a seat behind the quiet bar next to Henri's Market & Deli in Olive Hill.

The Running Wife Delivers Big To Western Carter County (10 photos)

Members of the online organization known as “The Running Wife” made their second major show of support for local families today (April 30, 2020) with thousands of dollars worth of fresh groceries, household and hygiene items as well as goodies to help provide distraction for children who've been home far longer than usual.

4/29/2020

Carter County COVID 19 Surveillance: April 29, 2020

"We have one new Positive case to report."

Grayson: High Winds Topple Tree

High winds earlier today (April 29, 2020) toppled a Bradford Pear tree onto a parked vehicle at a home in Grayson's Poplar Heights neighborhood.

4/28/2020

"Everyone needs to feel a purpose": by BOBBI SLOAS

In a time when our normal doesn’t resemble what once was, one thing I have noticed is that change in our own life gives us some sort of control.

4/27/2020

2020 Senior Shoutout: Ragan Adkins


Ragan Grace Adkins is a 2020 graduate of West Carter High School, she is the daughter of Jeff and Chastity Adkins. Ragan has played Varsity Basketball and Softball for five years as well as Soccer for two years.She has been apart of three district basketball titles and four All "A" Region titles. She is also member of the Globe Christian Church Youth group. 

2020 Senior Shoutout: Kiersten Harris


Kiersten Renae Harris is a 2020 graduate of West Carter High School. She is the daughter of proud parents Tim and Jennifer Harris, and the granddaughter of Edward and Hope Porter, and Larry and Judy Harris. 

4/26/2020

Beth's Half Marathon- By: RWC OG


Community according to Webster's dictionary is "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals".  There is no doubt in my mind that Carter County embraces this term. 

4/25/2020

2020 Senior Shoutout: Sam Rayburn

Sam Rayburn is a graduating senior from the class of 2020 at West Carter High School. He is the son of Barb and Donnie Caudill and Chris Rayburn. He is the grandson of the late Carl and Flora Walker and Talmadge and the late Linda Rayburn.

4/24/2020

Carter County Covid 19 Surveillance: April 24, 2020

Reported by Carter County Health Department Director of Nursing, Trena Greene:
NO NEW CASES REPORTED ‼️

2020 Senior Shoutout: Ben Wilburn



Ben Wilburn is Senior graduate of the Class of 2020 at West Carter High School. He is the son of Kirk & Sue Wilburn, and the grandson of JoAnn and the late JC Smith. And the late Gene and Betty Wilburn.

2020 Senior Shoutout: Trace Tackett



Trace Tackett is a graduating senior from the class of 2020 from West Carter High School. He is the son of Mike and Kim Tackett and the grandson of the (late) Larry and Kaye Tackett and Ralph and Kay Keene.

Traffic Advisory: Slide Repairs to Close Part of KY 1459 in Greenup County Road closed April 29-May 6

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (April 24, 2020) – Slide repairs on KY 1459 in Greenup County will require a temporary closure along part of the highway beginning next week.

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW: By Senator Robin L. Webb

FRANKFORT — No matter how you think the health crisis is being handled, this is a time when we should unite. Our fellow Kentuckians are dying daily.

2020 Senior Shoutout: Kevin Johnson




Kevin Thomas Johnson is the son of Kevin and Angela Fannin Johnson of Rush. He is the grandson of Sherry Brown and of the late Ercil Johnson of Hitchins and Thomas and Betty Fannin of Rush. He has two sisters: Kayla Johnson Evans of Rush and Shawnna Johnson Laney of Sandy Hook.

4/23/2020

2020 Senior Shoutout: Micah Adams


Micah Grant Adams is a 2020 East Carter High School Senior.  He is the son of Russell (Dina) Adams and Stephanie (Donald) Gifford of Grayson, Grandson of George and Eloise Adams and Michael and Eileen Roberts, both of Grayson and the Great-Grandson of Lorraine Sparks of Webbville, Ky.

2020 Senior Salute: Hannah Mae Ison


Hannah Mae Ison is the daughter of Steve and Lori Ison. She is the granddaughter of Gordon and Brenda Womack and Dan and Betty Ison. Hannah has been a varsity cheerleader for four years.

4/22/2020

2020 Senior Shoutout: Lesley Grace "Graycee" Castle


Lesley Grace “Graycee“ Castle is a 2020 East Carter High School Senior.  She is the daughter of Rob and TaLisa Castle of Grayson, Granddaughter of Gary and Phyllis Sparks of Olive Hill and the Great-Granddaughter of the late George and Lorraine Sparks of Webbville.

2020 Senior Shoutout: Becca Nolen


Becca Nolen is a graduating senior from the class of 2020 from West Carter High School. She’s spent most of her high school years on the basketball court with her teammates winning 3 district titles, 4 All “A” Region titles and making a trip to the regional tournament each year and the other times on the softball field with her teammates.

Sunday Drive: Grayson to Pactolus and Hannah Lane by MICHELLE BRAND

This Sunday Drive was only a few minutes North of Grayson, just past Southern States Kees Farm Service store.

2020 Senior Shoutout: Matthew Waite


Matthew Waite is a graduating senior of the class of 2020 from East Carter High School. He spent many of his high school days on the football field as a four-year varsity starter for the team.

United Way of Northeast KY COVID-19 Response Fund Donates $15,000.00 to Local Food Service Efforts

United Way of Northeast Kentucky (UWNEK) announced today via a live stream broadcast the first allocation from the UWNEK COVID-19 Response Fund launched in March. The first two organization recipients are the Ashland Community Kitchen which is receiving $5,000.00 and River Cities Harvest which is receiving $10,000.00.

Kentucky Christian University: Spring Dirt Work - by MICHELLE BRAND

KCU's newest constructed building on campus is getting dirt work done. Leveling the rocky ground that is left after construction, is the first step in the landscaping process.

4/21/2020

2020 Senior Shoutout: Chasity Hutchinson


My sweet girl! ❤ What a bright future you have!  You have made us all so proud of you in every aspect of life and I am so excited to watch you smash your goals, just as you have always done.

2020 Senior Shoutout: Chelsey Nicole Sexton


Chelsey Nicole Sexton is the daughter of Ova &  Jennifer Sexton. She the granddaughter of Mary and the late Danny Campbell and David and Gail Sexton.

Carter County COVID 19 Surveillance for April 20, 2020

*Carter Co residents* 4/20/20

4/20/2020

Carter County COVID 19 Surveillance: April 19, 2020

Carter County Health Department Director Trena Greene reported Covid-19 information for April 19, 2020:

4/19/2020

Drive-By Style: Carter Country Backroads

A few scenes from along a couple of lesser-traveled roads in Carter County.

Extension Notes: Watch for poison hemlock in hayfields

In about a month, many of you will begin cutting your first hay of the season. While making hay, it is important for you to notice and remove poison hemlock from your hay or pasture fields.

Extension Notes: Help Young People Get More Physical Activity - by REBECCA KONOPKA

With the majority of Kentuckians staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, young people may be getting more screen time and less of the physical activity they need.

4/18/2020

Saluting Our Seniors: Portraits On Display On Main Street


 Continuing the annual tradition of saluting some of Carter County's outstanding high school seniors, Grayson Rotary Club members have placed all of this year's portraits in the front windows at Horton Bros. & Brown on Main Street in downtown Grayson. 

ACTC Practical Nursing application deadline is May 15

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ASHLAND, Ky. — Complete Ashland Community and Technical College’s LPN program in just 11 months!
The Practical Nursing program at ACTC is now accepting applications for the fall 2020 semester class. May 15 is the application deadline.

4/17/2020

Carter County 4-H Members Earn Awards

4-H encourages young people to set and achieve their goals. To that end, the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program was created to reward ambitious and accomplished young people throughout the state.

50th Anniversary Memory Days Celebration Postponed

The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce conducted its April Board of Directors meeting via Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, April 16. On the agenda was the status of our 50thAnniversary Memory Days celebration. So many people have been enthusiastically involved in organizing the golden anniversary of our town’s biggest festival. We were hopeful that a foreseeable end to the current circumstances would allow us to continue with our plans. Unfortunately, the foreseeable end likely will be after Memorial Day weekend.

Given the state of emergency created by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the social distance requirements needed to flatten the curve to stop the disease spread, the Board voted to postpone our 50th Celebration to Memorial Day weekend next year.

I want to thank all of the volunteers that have worked so hard on Memory Days, and I look forward to working with them again soon in planning the biggest celebration this town has ever seen next year! Stay safe. We will get through this together. #TeamKentucky #TogetherKy




Michelle Wilhoit, President

Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce

"Take our picture!"

Friendly employees at the Grayson Wendy's requested a photo opportunity for The Carter County Post. We're happy to oblige!

Blues Cheer Up Motorists: By MICHELLE BRAND (14 photos)

Motorists driving down Carol Malone Boulevard on Thursday afternoon were cheered up by the Blues-Rock inspired musical stylings of local musicians Tim Preston and Brad Green blasting through the speakers in the Antiques N Uniques parking lot on Carol Malone Boulevard.

4/16/2020

SOAR has assisted 75 small businesses apply for federal/state/local funding

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) and its team of Business and Innovation Champions have assisted 75 small businesses access resources from federal, state, and local resources.

4/14/2020

Making Masks: Sue Lambert Doing What She Can To Help

"The Lord put it on my heart to do what I could to help," Sue Lambert said of her ongoing effort to sew masks for anyone who needs them.

SOAR launches Census Saturday Campaign: "Stand up, be counted"

APPALACHIA KENTUCKY – Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) has launched a Census Saturday campaign.

4/12/2020

Easter Sunday: Drive-In Church at New Beginnings (more than 50 photos)

Wearing masks and gloves, with measuring sticks to maintain safe distance, worshipers gathered at New Beginnings church for a drive-in service on Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020).

Carter County Sports Park: Construction Moving Right Along

From plumbers and electricians to crane operators, contractors working at the site of the new Carter County Sports Park have begun to make highly-visible progress on the project.

Curb Service: Johnny's Pizza in Grayson

Among the local restaurants which continue to deliver food and drinks to customers at the curb, Johnny's Pizza on Main Street has made many adjustments to remain in operation during the ongoing health crisis.

4/11/2020

Prettying Up Veterans Park

 Renovations and improvements are ongoing at Veterans Park at the corner of Hord and Main Street in downtown Grayson, next to Wilhoit Law Office.

Brightening The Walk With Chalk

 A group of Carter County siblings enjoyed a recent warm and sunny afternoon to create public art at the corner of Main and Hord Street, near the entrance of the recently relocated Walking On Sunshine Wellness Spa & Shoppe and the law office of Robin Webb.

Curb Service: Melini Cucina in Grayson

 Ready to take lunch and dinner orders, the team at Melini Cucina in Grayson continue to offer curb service.

4/10/2020

Curb Service: Huddle House Re-Opens in Grayson

Maintaining safe distances, wearing gloves and taking additional precautions, the Grayson Huddle House team is again serving customers curbside.
 After a brief break, the staff at Grayson's Huddle House have re-opened with full-menu curb service.

Traffic Advisory: Slide repairs on US 60 near Summitt in Boyd County Right lane closed beginning April 13

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (April 10, 2020) – Kentucky Department of Highways crews and contractors will begin repairs to a slide area along US 60 in Boyd County near Summitt next week.

Curb Service: James Family Outfitters in Grayson

 The family team at James Family Outfitters have re-opened with curb service to deliver anything inside the store to their customers.

A Message From Carter Childcare & Early Learning Center

"We would like to extend our appreciation and our prayers to the community."

The Running Wife Delivers For Carter County

From fresh bread and eggs to toilet paper and taco kits, members of The Running Wife group ran bags and boxes of top-quality groceries and goods to Carter County families Thursday (April 10, 2020).

"Hiking the Grayson Lake bed" By MICHELLE BRAND

 Have you ever been enjoying a day at the lake and wondered what was under the surface of the water? Like how deep is it here? Or what does the bottom of the lake look like? How may snagged fishing lines are under there?

4/09/2020

"Safe and Fun Saturday": Outdoors at Grayson Lake by MICHELLE BRAND (13 photos)




Beautiful spring weather continued to bless our area this past week-end with temperatures in the 70's. With Grayson Lake State Park only a few miles down the road, people didn't have far to go to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air.