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Quarter horse racing proposed for underserved area of Kentucky

(The Center Square) – A development team wants to invest $55 million in Ashland, Kentucky, to bring quarter horse racing to the state. Revolutionary Racing Kentucky wants to build a quarter horse track and the Eastern Kentucky Equestrian Center, which it says would bring 200 jobs to the city. It has applied for the ninth and last available racing license in Kentucky.
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Church replant making gospel impact in northeastern Ky. community

WORTHINGTON, Ky. (KT) – When David Nees agreed to a church replant at the former First Baptist Church of Worthington, only about a dozen original members remained. He met with two men, both longtime members, and asked them to rally the others and come back. “We had a meeting where I shared my heart and background,” Nees said.

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.

Troopers: car found over embankment was stolen

SOUTH POINT, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Troopers with the Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating after a car was found over an embankment along County Road 120 North in South Point Tuesday morning. Lawrence County Dispatchers got a call a little before 5:40 a.m. Tuesday from someone...

Frances Wheeler Carter, 91, of Rush, KY

Frances Wheeler Carter, 91, of Rush, KY went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Frances was born January 29, 1931 in Lawrence County, KY to the late Mont and Stella (Justice) Wheeler. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Gorman Dee Carter and her siblings Ithel Austin, Ina Dunbar, Eugene Wheeler, and Rhoda Emma Yates.

Post 142 Jr. team rallies versus Post 23

WHEELERSBURG — Entering the top of the fifth trailing 4-3, the Waverly Post 142 Jr. team was in search of offense in an attempt to overcome their one-run deficit. Their search for runs began quickly in the fifth as the Shockers plated 11 runs in the top of the frame — ultimately propelling their 15-6 road win over the Portsmouth Post 23 Jr. team.
Portsmouth Times

It’s official: City Hall to be moved to former 5/3 Building

PORTSMOUTH – After months of planning, the City of Portsmouth is set to move the location of City Hall from 728 2nd Street to 500 Chillicothe Street – also known as the former 5/3 Bank Building. Council officially approved the move on Monday with the 3rd reading of...

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.”
Portsmouth Times

PRP release from June 25 racing

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Raceway Park welcomed Modifieds, Limited Lates, Sport Mods, and Legends Cars Saturday for an evening of racing presented by On The Esplanade Laser Center and Medical Spa. Brian Skaggs, Robbie Lewis, Luke Jordan, Davey Akers, and Ronnie Niehaus all recorded wins in their respective divisions. Defending...

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...

Iconic Downtown Locations Closing

They say that change is inevitable, and the only constant in our chaotic world. Change is exciting and bittersweet as is the case in downtown Ashland this week when two beloved businesses close their doors. Crawford Hairdressers at 208 16th Street and the Jockey Club Restaurant on 17th Street are...

Clay 10, 11, 12 SB wins District 11

IRONTON — The Clay 10, 11, 12 year old little league softball team will represent District 11 in the 2022 Ohio state tournament following their district championship tournament win at Ironton over the weekend. Members of the Clay softball team include Kenzie Carter, Heidi Smith, Lillie Wolfenbarker, Khloe Adams,...

G. Sam Piatt

George Samuel (G. Sam) Piatt died June 25th at home. He was 88. G. Sam was born May 22, 1934, at Fullerton, one of three children of Bruce Piatt of Manchester, Ohio, and Carra (Katie) Hannah Piatt of Bruin, Elliott County. G. Sam worked for a total of 30 years...