Elliottville, KY

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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Roger Cooper

Roger Estin Cooper, 75, of Garrison, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Vanceburg Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Lewis County on May 20, 1947, a son of the late James Cooper and Evelyn Kamer Cooper. Roger was a Christian and enjoyed traveling as well as hunting, fishing,...
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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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.”

Randy Keith Curtis II

Randy Keith Curtis II, 24, of Vanceburg, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his home. He was born at Rowan County on August 9, 1997, a son of Randy Keith Curtis of Goddard and Sammie Gibson of Vanceburg. In addition to his parents, survivors include two brothers, Cody Gibson...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

As Covid-19 Wanes, Some Changes to Rural Hospitals Remain

At one point during the pandemic, St. Claire Regional HealthCare system in Morehead, Kentucky, had four temporary ICU units outside its main hospital to help with the surge of people needing care for Covid-19. Like other rural hospitals, St. Claire Regional had to adapt to handle the influx of patients, CEO Donald Lloyd said.

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...