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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Grayson Lake’s rocky cliffs and waterfalls offer varied outdoor experience

This is the 14th article in an ongoing series about Kentucky’s major reservoirs. Grayson Lake (Photo from Kentucky State Parks) Grayson Lake is in Carter and Elliott counties. The dam is about 7 miles south of Grayson, off Ky. 7. Construction began in 1964, and the lake opened in April 1969. The main access highways are Ky. 7, Ky. 986, and Ky. 504. Size Impounded from the Little Sandy River, Grayson...

Daily Yonder: A corporation sees no future in small Kentucky newspapers; local journalists beg to differ

By Amanda Page Special to KyForward As a one-man reporter for two newspapers in Carter County, Jeremy Wells never had time to cover school board meetings. Wells was an hourly employee for CNHI, the corporate entity that owned Grayson Journal-Enquirer and Olive Hill Times. Since the company never sprung for overtime, Wells didn’t make the evening board of education meetings. When CNHI decided to...

Carter County among one-third of counties in U.S. where poverty has grown despite strong economy

By Tim Henderson Pew Charitable Trusts Despite an economic recovery that lifted people out of poverty in most areas of the country, poverty increased in at least one county in every state between 2016 and 2018. The poverty rate grew in 30% of counties between 2016 and 2018, according to a Stateline analysis of U.S. Census Bureau county estimates released this month. The poverty rate is the percentage...

Carter, Rowan counties earn Best Maintained Rest Area Awards in KTC annual state competition

Offering the cleanest safe havens for road-weary motorists driving on the commonwealth’s interstates, two I-64 facilities in northeast Kentucky received the Best Maintained Rest Area Award today at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 19th annual recognition ceremony. The Carter County Eastbound I-64 Rest Area and the Rowan County Westbound I-64 Rest Area tied for the award, which is based on...

Jessamine, Carter, Elliott counties are latest to give approval to needle exchange programs

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Jessamine, Carter and Elliott counties are the latest Kentucky counties to approve needle exchange programs, joining Fayette (Lexington), Jefferson (Louisville) and Pendleton counties. The approval of exchanges in Carter and Elliott counties, in northeastern Kentucky, creates a major rural beachhead in a state where officials have said rural officials will be...

TranspARTation grants awarded to 10 Kentucky schools to send students to events

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded TranspARTation grants to 10 Kentucky schools that will use the funding to send students to arts events and performances at venues across the state.   TranspARTation grants provide funding to Kentucky classrooms for transportation to and from live arts events. Grants are based on the mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue...