Representative Jill York

Serving Kentucky's 96th District

All roads lead to Carter County
Carter County boasts all the adventures of the pioneer wilderness within an hours drive of urban centers. Interstate 64 runs East and West, connecting the area to both Lexington and Huntington, West Virginia and meanwhile the AA Highway links Grayson to the big cities of Northern Kentucky and nearby Cincinnati, Ohio.
The accessibility to small town America and the ruggedness of the Appalachian foothills from the bright lights of the state's larger cities is part of the treasure that is Carter County.
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Carter and its surrounding areas are resplendent in hills, valleys, streams, lakes, and caverns

You would think such an area would inspire adventures that are the stuff of songs and legends -- and you would be right! Olive Hill is home to country music legend Tom T. Hall, whose turn of a phrase colorfully captures the essence of each tale he sets to music.

For adventures, you need look no further than Matthew B. Sellers, Kentucky's premiere aviation pioneer. Sellers invented the first retractable landing gear, which he patented in 1911 and took the first powered flight in Kentucky in his quadraplane on December 28, 1908.

Today, that same innovative spirit is alive in the delightful communities that make up Carter County. Musicians, authors, artists of all sorts reside here and the warm weather months bring festivals and events where everyone can share their talents and heritage on a larger stage.

Friendly folk and beautiful surroundings make this a treasured spot to raise families. Great educational opportunities are well within reach with Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, the Technology Drive Campus of KCTCS nearby and great Morehead State University just over the county line.

Click through the organizations listed in the sidebar to learn more about the great things happening in Carter County -- we have a lot to offer and hope you will visit soon!

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Carter connections...!