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The Carter County News will provide fair, balanced, and accurate news coverage for Carter County. We use 21st Century technology to quickly deliver up-to-the-minute updates on news events across the county. We seek new and innovative ways to use various media to provide a quality publication with an online website. News of interest will be published daily.

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Cory Claxon
Publisher-Editor

Cory Claxon

Claxon is a lifelong resident of Carter County and has volunteered in several civic groups before even graduating from East Carter High School in 2014. He is a former reporter for the Grayson Journal-Enquirer and Olive Hill Times. He is now taking his passion for journalism into the 21st Century by publishing The Carter County News.
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State/regional reporter

Andrew Henderson

Henderson is a native of Olive Hill and graduated from West Carter High School in 2014 and from Western Kentucky University in 2018. He’s currently a reporter for The Oldham Era in Oldham County. While at WKU, Andrew was a reporter and editor of the student-run, award-winning newspaper the College Heights Herald. During his senior year, he was the editor-in-chief of the Herald. He led the publication to win a Newspaper Pacemaker award, one of the highest honors in collegiate journalism. He has also interned with the Lexington Herald-Leader and Louisville Courier-Journal.
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COLUMNIST

Keith Kappes

Kappes is a former Morehead State University vice president, he served as publisher of the Morehead News Group for six years and continued to write editorials and a personal column for another two and one-half years. He recently published “The View From My Keyboard”, a collection of 125 of his most popular newspaper columns. He is a former reporter for The Associated Press in Ohio, Ironton (Ohio) Tribune, Ashland Independent and Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch. He served 40 years at MSU, including 20 as a vice president. Contact: keithkappes@mail.com