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Haldeman has Hoodlums in the Holler

Rumor is this Friday evening a bunch of hoodlums are going to set up in Haldeman. There isn’t anything to worry about, though. These hoodlums are just going to hang out, talk about cars, and get themselves pumped up for their big show on Saturday at the Haldeman Community Center.
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Tollesboro Lions Club suggests meal provisions for Eastern Kentucky

The Tollesboro Lions Club held their regularly scheduled first meeting in August on Monday, Aug. 8, with 21 members and guests present. The meeting opened with Club President Craig Stanfield leading the group in prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by member Charlie Kend. Didn’t have a treasurer’s...
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Willard seeks fire department support

Richard Dallaire has a plan for a volunteer fire department in Willard. It’s important for the community, he says. When they’ve experienced flooding in the past, he said, none of the other fire departments could get in to them. Likewise, during the ice storms, members of the American Legion came together to support the community – digging folks out, helping with rescues, and doing many of the things volunteer firefighters do in surrounding communities.

AS WE SEE IT: Heritage matters

One of the calls we frequently get here at the newspaper are related to archival copies of the previous papers to serve the communities we cover. While many of the bound volumes of the Grayson Journal, the Sandy Valley Enquirer, The Olive Hill Times, and other predecessor newspapers were salvaged and donated to the Highlands Museum in Ashland when CNHI closed the Journal-Times office in early 2020, a lot of those older volumes are simply lost to history.

Carter Co Man Arrested after Stabbing

The Olive Hill Police Department reports that a man was flown to a nearby Hospital for treatment Sunday morning after being stabbed multiple times. Police say the call came in just before 6:15 AM Sunday morning on Penson Street. Investigators say the original call came in as a report of a prowler in the area. The victim was last listed to be in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The suspect was identified as Jared Binion, who was taken into custody. Olive Hill Police say he was also injured during the incident and taken to an area Hospital for treatment. The Olive Hill Police Dept. said Binion does have a criminal history. He’s currently lodged at the Carter Co Detention Center.

Market Square Park to be constructed in downtown Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - Second and Market streets in Portsmouth will soon be getting a major upgrade. A $1 million project to construct Market Square Park is taking shape. “There’s a lot of energy down here and there has been for the last few years,” said Dr. Michael Raies.

MSU Convocation Celebrates 100 years

Morehead State University Faculty and staff gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate the fall semester and 100 years as a public institution. While some students have begun moving onto campus this week, the official start day for classes is set for Monday. President Dr. Jay Morgan spoke at the morning convocation....

Flooding at night more terrifying than anything from Hollywood

I usually don’t regard myself as a flood survivor but the rampaging, muddy water that recently decimated so many communities in East Kentucky brought back a torrent of personal memories. But I don’t recall anyone dying during the five times that my family was displaced by flood waters from...

Two Programs Claim OVC Team Academic Awards; Rifle Notches Sixth Consecutive Honor

MOREHEAD, Ky. – The Morehead State Rifle and Men's Track and Field programs have been honored as winners of the 2021-22 Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Awards. For rifle, it's the sixth consecutive season winning this distinguished honor, and the longest of any athletic program in the conference, while men's track and field has now claimed four straight. Rifle has also now won eight overall accolades since the awards convened in 2004-05. Men's track and field now has seven team academic awards.

City roadwork schedule

The following is a tentative schedule for roadwork for the City of Portsmouth: Columbia Gas of Ohio will continue work on their gas main line replacement projects affecting several city streets; service installation on 3rd Street from Offnere to Brown, road will be closed in sections; surface restoration on 3rd and 4th Street from Offnere to Brown, road will be closed in sections; main line installation on Coles Blvd. between Sherman and Howard, flaggers will be used to maintain traffic, Howard Street will be closed towards the end of the week. R&R Pipeline, Inc. will be performing the work.

Man arrested after Olive Hill fight leads to stabbing

OLIVE HILL, KY (WOWK) – A man has been taken to the hospital with severe injuries after an alleged early morning fight this weekend in Olive Hill, Kentucky. According to Olive Hill Police Department Chief Bruce Palmer, officers responded to a call early Sunday morning regarding a fight that began downtown. Palmers says both parties […]

District 9 Road Report: State Highway Work Zones for This Week

FLEMINGSBURG – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists to watch for lane closures, delays, and traffic changes across the Commonwealth this week and throughout the summer construction season. In addition to providing real-time traffic information online at or via Waze on your smartphone, the Kentucky Department of Highways...
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Fat Science: Methionine restriction causes weight loss in mice

Last time we talked about the new fad of intermittent fasting that has most of the benefits of calorie restriction on longevity and good health without the pain of being hungry all the time. But intermittent fasting does involve being hungry part of the time and that part of the time is still hard. Could there be an even better way? How does this form of torture work? Methionine restriction might be at least part of the answer to these questions.

MSU Eagles begin classes on Aug. 15

New students will arrive on the Morehead State University campus ready to soar higher in the 2022-23 academic year on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11 and 12. Classes at MSU begin Monday, Aug. 15. Faculty, staff, student organizations, Greek life, athletic teams and the community will welcome new students. During...

Portsmouth City Council tables potential plastic bag ban

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - Legislation that would ban the usage of plastic bags in retail stores is already written in the city of Portsmouth. However, Mayor Sean Dunne says councilmembers won’t be making a decision to pass it after the measure was tabled Monday evening. The idea is to have it readily available if a group of community members would like to advocate for the legislation to be voted on in the future.