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CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations Raise More Than $260,000 During Second ‘Evening of Hope’ Event

Funds raised will benefit local cancer patients and their families. MOUNT STERLING, KY (July 1, 2022) – The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations’ statewide “Evening of Hope” fundraising event has raised more than $260,000 on Saturday, June 18, with more gifts continuing to be made. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHI Saint Joseph Health cancer patients and their families. For the second consecutive year, the fundraising event was held in place of in-person galas and other fundraising events. The event included Kentuckians across the state – including in Mount Sterling – hosting a dinner party fundraiser, which featured a virtual silent auction, a mission moment and inspiring stories of hope.
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Local Dr. offers options after Roe vs. Wade decision

Following the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, many Kentucky women are researching what reproductive healthcare options remain for them. Not long after the decision was announced on the 24th, a list began circulating on social media. It contains the names of Commonwealth healthcare providers who are willing to perform tubal ligation surgery for women without any age, medical or relationship requirements.
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Olive Hill Advances With New Tax Legislation

In their regularly scheduled meeting last week, the Olive Hill City Council started the first reading of a new city occupational tax code. For the privilege of engaging in vocations, companies, or other endeavours for compensation within the city, the ordinance would impose a two per cent tax on “all employees, whether or not inhabitants of the City of Olive Hill.”

Weekly arrests report: 6/29/22

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center. Joseph Elam, 34, of Ashland, held by Carter County Circuit Court, arrested...

What options do I have other than abortion? Local resources and services

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The overturning of Roe v. Wade caused Kentucky’s trigger law to go into effect…which now makes abortions illegal in Kentucky. “What it really means in Kentucky is it basically just fortifies what the state has already determined. It’s not a constitutional right,” said Pregnancy Support Center’s Executive Director Don Fricks.

New businesses open in Olive Hill

The Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce had a busy weekend, with five ribbon cuttings for three new businesses and two new amenities for recreational cyclists and other visitors. The Olive Hill Trail Town bike repair station was funded with donations from a Carter County Community Fund Grant and Carter County Tourism, with Tourism also contributing to the new visitor’s kiosk.

Engelbrecht carries lessons from MSU into OB-GYN Residency

As Allison Fletcher Engelbrecht (Class of 2018) begins her 4-year residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she said the lessons she learned at MSU stick with her. Engelbrecht’s father, Richard Fletcher (Class of 1992), MSU deputy director of athletics, and mother, Dr. Wendy Fletcher (Class of 1994), are both alumni, and her sister, Reagan Fletcher, will begin her junior year in the fall. She added five of her father’s siblings also attended MSU, making it a family tradition. Engelbrecht was selected for the George M. Luckey Jr. Academic Honors program, which included a full undergraduate scholarship.

Fourth of July in Olive Hill

It’s Homecoming time again in Olive Hill, and – yes – that means the parade and fireworks. But it also means talent shows, live music, free pool day, and more. Events actually kicked off a few weekends back when the Homecoming Pageant was held at West Carter High School. Lexi Bond was selected by judges to represent the community as Miss Olive Hill. Her court includes Teen Miss Independence Taylor Maschke and runner-up Shelby Suttles, Pre-Teen Miss Independence Camryn Varney and runner-up Piper Rayburn, Junior Miss Independence Londyn Lykins and runner-up Raylynn Stevens, Small Miss Firecracker Kayleigh McDavid and runner-up Aubree Judd, Little Miss Firecracker Nevaeh Bush and runner-up Sophia Villasenor, Little Mr. Firecracker Kingston Swanigan, Mini Miss Sparkler Abbie Barker and runner-up Kennedi Lawson, Mini Mr. Sparkler Easton Wilburn and runner-up Lucas Bradley, Tiny Miss Sparkler Bristol Covie Jordan and runner-up Harper Walker, Wee Miss Sparkler Haisley Cook and runner-up Remi Irick, Wee Mr. Sparkler Liam Tackett, and Baby Miss Sparkler Ivy Roe and runner-up River Rae Walker.

Olive Hill moves forward with new tax ordinance

Olive Hill City Council entered into the first reading of a new city occupational tax ordinance in their regular meeting last week. That ordinance would set a two percent tax on, “all employees, whether or not residents of the City of Olive Hill, for the privilege of engaging in occupations… businesses or other undertakings for compensation within the city.” The new tax would be, “equal to 2% of the taxable gross salaries, wages, commissions, and other compensations earned by employees for work done or services performed within the city.”

Eastern Kentucky ambulance service closes down

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One Eastern Kentucky ambulance service has announced that it is closing its doors. In a Monday afternoon Facebook post, Watts-Caney Fire & Rescue officials announced that the Watts-Caney Ambulance service is closing down. Officials with the department say that they are closing down because the...

Police warn of fake money scheme

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WSAZ) - Investigators are warning businesses to be aware of a counterfeit money scam. Olive Hill police say three suspects are involved in a scam where they’ve gone into businesses and used $500 worth of fake 20-dollar-bills to purchase pre-paid credit cards. Police say the secret...

East Carter students announced as Craft Academy Class of 2024

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is proud to announce the members of the Class of 2024. Seventy-four students from across the Commonwealth were chosen to attend the Craft Academy, located on the campus of Morehead State University. Two of those students, Jennifer Nguyen and Mary Sherrard, both of Grayson, are students of East Carter High School. The students live in Craft Academy residence halls and earn dual credit as they complete their final two years of high school at the Academy while also taking college-level courses.

Businesses on high alert; police warn of fake money scheme

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WSAZ) - Investigators are warning businesses to be aware of a counterfeit money scheme. Olive Hill police say three suspects are involved in a scheme where they’ve gone into businesses and used $500 worth of fake $20 bills to purchase pre-paid credit cards. Police say the...

Protesters gather in Morehead

Protesters gathered in Morehead Sunday, joining thousands taking to the streets across the country, as millions of people continue to express their anger over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade. Since Friday, all abortions that do not threaten the life of the patient are banned...

MSU closed July 1 and 4 for Independence Day

Morehead State will be closed Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. Administrative offices will be closed, and classes will not meet. The Camden-Carroll Library, University Post Office and University Store will be closed July 1-4 and reopen Tuesday, July 5. The Recreation and Wellness...

Football Set for July Prospect Camp

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State football will hold its second prospect camp of the summer on Sunday, July 24. The camp is open to all graduates in the 2023, 2024 and 2025 classes. Cost of the camp is $65 for pre-registration or $70 for day-of registration. Registration begins at 12:30...

Clyde “John” Smith

Clyde “John” Smith, 80, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, crossed over into his eternal home on Friday, June 24, 2022. Born February 9, 1942, in Carter County, Kentucky, the last of the lineage, he was a son of the late Clarence Smith and Ada Lawson Smith Henderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Johnnie Allen Smith; a daughter, Kimberly Renee Smith; five sisters, Barb Gillum, Tippy Harper, Ruby Cline, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Offill, and Helen “Sissy” Price; and a brother, Clarence Smith, Jr.

Cledius Ray Cline

Mr. Cledius Ray Cline, age 56, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at St. Claire Health Care Center in Morehead, Kentucky. He was born October 5, 1965 in Rowan County, Kentucky a son of the late Cledious Ray and Ruby Smith Cline. Cledius enjoyed hunting, fishing,...