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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.
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Two men from New Jersey help with Eastern Kentucky flood relief

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - While people from all over the state and the region have come to Eastern Kentucky to help after deadly flooding late last month, the call for help has reached as far away as the Garden State. Zechariah Buck and his father drove from Wildwood, New...
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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.

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...

Morehead State sets sights on winning a conference title

MOREHEAD, Ky. (FOX 56) – Seven wins wasn’t good enough for Robert Tenyer and his Morehead State football program last season. The Eagles finished tied for third in the Pioneer Football League after a 7-4 season, and a 6-2 record in conference play. The goal is to win...

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 […]

Morehead State hungry to win PFL title in 2022

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) - Morehead State had the chance to win the Pioneer Football League late in the season in 2021, but lost by seven to both Davidson and San Diego to crush those chances. The Eagles finished 7-4, 6-2 in the PFL and they are hoping to use that...

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.

Student-Athletes Earn 22 OVC Medals of Honor for 2021-22

Morehead State student-athletes garnered 22 Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medals of Honor for the 2021-22 school year. Of the awards, three earned medals in multiple sports (track and field/cross country and indoor and beach volleyball). OVC Medals of Honor are bestowed upon student-athletes at each institution who earn the highest...

Mildred Darlene Hackworth Grizzell

Mildred Darlene Hackworth Grizzell, age 83 of Grayson, Kentucky passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her residence. She was born September 14, 1938 in Lewis County, Kentucky a daughter of the late Wilford and Cera Applegate Hackworth. Mildred was of the Baptist Faith. She loved listening to good singing,...