5/31/2020

Honoring The Memories: Memorial Day Observance for Local Veterans (50 photos)

A small crowd gathered at Veterans Park in downtown Grayson Saturday afternoon to honor local military veterans who were killed in action while serving their country.

5/30/2020

EK Railroad Mini-Reunion For Tony Collier's Birthday

Former members and associates of one-time local Bluegrass music band EK Railroad surprised Grayson musician and instrument builder Tony Collier Friday for a mini-reunion and jam session to celebrate Collier's 63rd birthday.

Honoring Veterans: Saturday Afternoon Memorial At Veterans Park

Carter County natives who were killed in action while serving in America's military will be memorialized and honored at 1 p.m. today (Saturday - May 30, 2020) at Veterans Park in Grayson.

Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce: Homecoming Festival On Hold

Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Conley released a statement regarding planned events and activities in the city following a recent meeting of the Chamber's board of directors.

5/29/2020

Board of Elections: Carter County Filing Deadline Set

The deadline to file for office in the November General Election is June 02, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Happy Birthday Tony Collier!

Editor's Note: This article and photos were originally intended for publication before Easter 2020.
The Carter County Post simply wanted to give a "shout out" to a good guy and great neighbor, Tony Collier, on his birthday!

2020 Carter County Fair Cancelled: "This is something we can't outrun and can't out plan."

It was not a decision anyone on the Carter County Fair Board wanted to make, although ultimately they felt a decision had to be made regarding plans for this year's county fair.

Carter County Fiscal Court Lifts Emergency Status: "I recommend we return to normal - allow return to work and church."

Carter County's magistrates and county judge executive discussed budget concerns during a special meeting Tuesday, and agreed to lift restrictions applied at the start of the ongoing pandemic.

5/26/2020

Grayson: Tug-of-Tie-Down War at Carter's Auto Parts

 Two men working to load and secure a trailer in front of Carter's Auto Parts at 503 East Main Street in Grayson.

Open Again: ZZ's Bar & Grill

Customers once again found their way to one of Grayson's most popular lunch spots, ZZ's Bar & Grill, Tuesday (May 26, 2020).

Olive Hill: 10 Years at Bubba's Towing - "Me and Amanda started out with high hopes and empty pockets"


Amanda and Eric "Bubba" Johnson turned tragedy into opportunity 10 years ago when the first of two floods swept through Olive Hill and claimed four homes they owned in the Ben's Run section along Tygart Creek.

Grayson: Kentucky Kutz Barber Shop Open Again

The cutting crew at Kentucky Kutz Barber Shop were among the Carter County salons and shops which welcomed customers back inside early Tuesday morning (May 26, 2020).

Local Musicians Join Nationwide Memorial Day "Taps" Performance

 Retired band and choir director Greg Collinsworth was one of several area musicians who joined in the nationwide playing of "Taps" at 3 p.m. Monday, May 25 2020 for Memorial Day.

5/24/2020

Grayson: Ruth Is Back at Haney's Jewelry

Downtown Grayson's "Queen of Bling" is among the local merchants who are once again welcoming customers back to their business.

Grayson's "Storm Shelter" Again Open: Bayso's Sports Pub Open With Limited Seating


A particularly appreciative group of patrons seemed to have no troubles maintaining their distance while enjoying a seat at the bar or tables inside Grayson's Bayso's Sports Pub during Friday's reopening.

Snowie of Grayson: Cool Treats Beat Heat

The locally owned and operated "Snowie of Grayson" mobile operation reopened last week in the old Ralph's parking lot near James Family Outfitters and Veterans Bingo.

Olive Hill: Outdoor Dining On Deck At Henri's

 Henri's Market & Deli owner Todd Antrobus chatted with patrons who chose to enjoy their meals and drinks at a table on the new deck at the restaurant in Olive Hill.

Memory Days 2020 Flags Salute Our Veterans

While the 50th anniversary of Grayson's annual Memory Days celebration had to be cancelled during Memorial Day Weekend 2020,

5/20/2020

Grayson: Wendy's Team Keeps It Fresh and Safe

The team at Grayson's Wendy's restaurant paused for a photo last week during a brief break between drive-through orders. While they were initially tempted to gather up for the photo, the Wendy's crew immediately maintained their distance.

Jim & Tim: Kayaks To "Copperhead Cove"


I suspect Jim McKnight and myself were a bit too caught up in the moment after finding our way back into a truly hidden cove, complete with cascading waterfall, as we paddled a pair of kayaks in Laurel Gorge last week.

Commercial Bank of Grayson: Operational Return May 26, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen: We will enter the next phase of the bank's operational return from our Emergency Pandemic Period next Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Act now to lessen the digital divide in Eastern Kentucky: An Op-ed by Peter Hille


Governor Beshear continues to tell us to stay “Safe at Home”, and he’s right. For many of us that means a lot more time on the internet to work remotely, keep our kids up to date on school assignments, access telemedicine, tune into public meetings, shop for essentials, and stream something to give our minds a break from the crisis.

5/17/2020

Dreyden Gordon Releases "Echoes Of Tradition"

Carter County native Dreyden Gordon is taking his current performance hiatus is stride as he awaits chances to greet his audience with a new recording of traditional bluegrass songs titled "Echoes of Tradition."

Grayson: A New Home For Dance With Hope Studio (eight photos)

Austin Greer moved like a machine, hauling stuff from the backroom of the one-time Horton Brothers & Brown Pharmacy and former Antiques On Main space in downtown Grayson last week.

Open For Business - Rupert's: "I'm probably down to 5% of what we normally do." (14 photos)

Since sometime around 1990, Tim Wilson has talked about painting a wall in his office overlooking the racks of clothes, shoes and accessories at Rupert's Department Store in downtown Grayson - if he only had the time.

5/16/2020

Class Of 2020: East Carter High School Graduation Parade (more than 170 photos)


 With traditional graduation ceremonies no at option for the ECHS Class of 2020, graduating seniors were hailed along a parade route from downtown Grayson back to East Carter High School where they were presented diplomas and posed for official photos.

5/11/2020

Drive-In Church: New Beginnings Assembly Of God

Members and guests at New Beginnings Assembly of God church in Grayson gathered and maintained social distancing Sunday during a drive-in worship service.

5/10/2020

Grayson: Memorial Day Arrangements Individually Handcrafted

A surprising amount of effort and creativity go into each silk flower arrangement crafted annually in the basement of a Grayson business in anticipation of Memorial Day.

Carter County Fiscal Court To Meet Monday

The Carter County Fiscal Court will meet in REGULAR SESSION Monday May 11, 2020 at 6pm due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the meeting will be held online through Zoom.

Grayson: New Mural at Melini Cucina

Artists Autumn Glass-Colvin, Candy Glass and Caroline Sobral (not pictured) are nearly finished painting a new mural on the back wall of the main dining room at Grayson's Melini Cucina.

Larry Whitt's New Album: "Not like what people are used to ..."

Musician Larry Whitt has spent his entire life writing the songs on his new album - Never Say Goodbye.

5/08/2020

Grayson: The Hogs Trough Offering Curbside For Mother's Day, Reopening Next Week

The team at The Hogs Trough is ready to once again fill the air with the aroma of smoking hardwood and slow cooked specialties, with curbside service for Sunday, Mother's Day 2020, as well as plans to soon welcome guests back to the restaurant.

Grayson: Broken Drum Records Reopens

Just call him Jim.
The man who keeps the vinyl in the bins and the music cranked up at Broken Drum Records, located in the basement of Antiques N Uniques at 602 Carol Malone Boulevard in Grayson, has decided to again welcome customers to step inside.

"Soaking up these moments" by BOBBI SLOAS

It’s been a bitter/sweet journey for me over the past 7 weeks. Like most small businesses in our county we have had to close due to Covid-19.

5/07/2020

(UPDATE!) Bird On A Broom: An Unexpected Dance


It seems many people worried about the bird which flew into Rhiannon Greer's new place of business this week.
We have an update.
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5/06/2020

Grayson: Cinco de Mayo at Tres Hermanos Nunez

Fans of the locally-owned Tres Hermanos Nunez restaurants waited patiently for a taste of their favorite entrees Tuesday (May 5, 2020) while celebrating the traditional Cinco de Mayo holiday.

5/05/2020

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Grayson: "Safety Jam II" A Success


A group of local musicians who have never before shared a stage together split up the parking lot and front porch at Antiques N Uniques in Grayson Saturday (May 2, 2020) afternoon for a jam session.

Drive-By Style: Curb Service

Captured during a recent "drive-by" on a small scooter, business owner Bobby James was seen delivering goods to a customer at James Family Outfitters in Grayson.

Olive Hill: Stampers Bring New Life To Old Building (14 photos)

Lincoln Stamper says he knew it would would require a lot of good old fashion manual labor to bring the old dry cleaners building back to life. Stamper, however, is not afraid of a little hard work.

Maskmakers : Coverings by Carter County Quilts For Veterans

Sue Tackett has made 300
Members of the Carter County Quilts For Veterans group have applied themselves to a new mission in recent weeks, converting from quilting to mask making to help their community.

"Mom's Going to Love It!" - by MICHELLE BRAND


Spring, Spring, Spring! I just can't get enough of it. What shouts spring more than gorgeous flowers?!

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety joins NHTSA For Motorcycle Safety Month



Campaign highlights shared safety practices by all highway users

5/02/2020

5/01/2020

Grayson: "Safety Jam II" Set For Saturday on Carol Malone Boulevard

Encouraged by comments following a recent extra-loud, two-guitars-and-a-harmonica jam session in a parking lot along Grayson's busiest stretch, a trio of small businesses will once again bring live music to anyone passing by or parked in a nearby lot.

Sunday Drive - Carter Caves to Rt. 60: by MICHELLE BRAND

This week we started at Carter Caves State Park, just past the entrance. Locals know the spot, with the giant rock with the tree growing on it. A gorgeous white dogwood tree is in full bloom next to the big rock.

Wildflowers and Waterfall Chasing: by MICHELLE BRAND

Carter Caves wildflowers are blooming! Sweet tiny fragile flowers are adding a dash of color to the browns and greens of the forest.

Carter County Ag News: Current Hemp Economic Situation

It’s time for the majority of hemp producers to start planting their 2020 crop, but many of them are doing so with much uncertainty for what the coming growing season holds in terms of prices, contracts and crop quality.