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Carter County Artwork
 
Steven Rodgers Book Design
Steven Rodgers Book Design
Steven Rodgers Book Design
Steven Rodgers Book Design
Olivie Hill Public Art Mural
Olivie Hill Public Art Mural
Carter County Carter KY

Architecture

Art and Craft Supplies

Artists

Arts Instruction

Arts Organizations

Display and Selling Venues

General Resources

Historical Music Recordings

Oral Histories

Public Art

Slide Show

Special Events

Special Projects

 

Carter County StatisticsKentucky PostSecondary Education Profile (CPE) .PDF file
Fedstats

Architecture back to top

Carter Caves Pictograph Photos
Olive Hill vicinity
Olive Hill, KY
Artchitecture: Prehistoric

Kitchen, Van, HousePhotos
S of Grayson off KY 7
Grayson, KY
Artchitecture: Unknown

Olive Hill C & O Depot Photos
Railroad St. S side, W of jct. with Plum St.
Olive Hill, KY
Artchitecture: Prairie School

Saltpeter Cave Photos
Caves State Resort Park
Olive Hill, KY
Artchitecture: Unknown

Art and Craft Supplies back to top

Flashback Framing Store
Northeastern Kentucky Heritage Museum
1385 Carter Caves Road
Olive Hill
(606) 286-6012

Artists back to top

Cheap Wine
Grayson, KY
Jeremy Smith, lead vocals and lead rhythm guitar
Joe Cartwright, drums and backup vocals
Brandon Lange, bass
Myspace
Reverbnation

Cecil Crank, fiddleBerea Sound Archives
Digital Library of Appalachia

Willis Bond
Folk woodcarver
Started Ashland Woodcarvers Group in Jesse Stewart building
on Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY
(606) 286-2652
Marie Braden P.O. Box 386
Soldier, KY 41173

Louella Davis
Painter
Grayson, KY
Ronnie Easterling
Photographer
Olivia Hill, KY
Flashback Framing Gallery
Larry Carroll, Owner
Acrylic painting-historical themes and places, hand-painted signs,
prints and holiday cards
JP Fraley, fiddle (1923-2011)
and Annadeene Prater Fraley, guitar (1925-1996)
Grayson, KY
JP Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’
Berea Archives
UofL Archives

Lisa Middleton
Crafter
Grayson, KY
John P. Rodgers, multi-instrument
Vocals, guitar, banjo, and kazoo for
The Wild Boogers in Morehead, KY

Elizabeth Short
Painter
Olive Hill, KY

Richard Short Garnet Stamper
Painter
Grayson, KY

Larry Taylor
Woodcarver
Grayson, KY

Arts Instruction back to top

Carter County Schools

Carter Elementary

Heritage Elementary

Olive Hill Elementary

Prichard Elementary

Star Elementary
Mrs. April Keelin, music teacher

Upper Tygart Elementary

East Carter Middle

West Carter Middle

East Carter High
Logan Skidmore, music teacher

West Carter High

Kentucky Christian University
100 Academic Parkway
Grayson, KY 41143
Phone: 1-800-522-3181
School of Music
Degrees
Marching Band
Music Auditions

Arts Organizations back to topOlive Hill Commission on Cultural Heritage Carter County Art Guild

Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc.
Corner of Carol Malone & Third St.
Grayson, Kentucky 41143
Email
Join us at the gallery on the last Friday each month from 6pm to 9pm for our F!nal Fr!day Art & Antiques Walk for great original art, live music and refreshments!
Display and Selling Venuesback to top

Antiques'N'Uniques
602 N. Carole Malone Blvd.
Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 475-0047
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm with over 30 dealers and 6,000+ square feet on two floorsThe Chicken Coop

Carter Caves Resort ParkMountain Memory Weekend Third weekend in March
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Carter County Art Club Anna Robinson Memorial Art Show Saturday before Memorial Day Carter County Homemaker's Christmas Craft Fair Third weekend in November at East Carter Middle School Gymnasium Shoney's Restaurant Grayson (sells work and prints of local artists) Horton and Browns Store GraysonThe Loom Room 2477 St. Hwy 1704
606-286-6629
SUNNY Inc. Donated paintings for new homes built by Habitat for Humanity in Grayson Rayburn Arts and Crafts Owner: Pat Rayburn
2612 State Highway 1662 (Flat Fork Road)
Olive Hill, KY
Country primitive gift shop featuring arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles
606-286-2875 
Bush’s Ribbon Rose Florist 127 W. Main Street
Grayson, KY
Offers quilted throws, afghans with monograms, birdhouses, churches

General Resources back to top

Carter County

Grayson Conference Center
371 Cw Stevens Blvd
Grayson, KY 41143
Phone: (606) 475-0565

Grayson, Kentucky, The Heart of the Parks

Olive Hill Historical Society
P.O. Box 143
Olive Hill, Ky 41164
Phone: (606) 286-2124
Membership
Projects
Blog

Rattlesnake Ridge Community Center
3295 State Highway 182
3.5 Miles off Rt. 7
Grayson KY, 41143

Historical Music Recordings back to top

Ain’t A Lovin’ Nobody,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Black Fork Blues,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Bring Me a Leaf from the Sea,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives
Carless Love,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Chicken Reel,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar and Cora Lee Crank playing spoons, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Coon Dog,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cory Hill Waltz,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cotton-Eyed Joe and Pretty Polly,” tune played on Gourd Fiddle by Denny Slone, recorded at the Mountain Heritage Festival in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cumberland Gap,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Dance All Night with a Bottle in My Hand,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Forked Deer,” fiddle tune played J.P. Fraley and accompanied by Annadeene Fraley on guitar, recorded at the Mountain Heritage Festival in 1971, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Forty Yards of Calico,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

High on the Mountain,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Ida Red,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Jack of Diamonds,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Just Because,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Katy Hill,” fiddle tune played J.P. Fraley and accompanied by Annadeene Fraley on guitar, recorded at the Mountain Heritage Festival in 1971, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Lost Indian,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Molly Darlin’,” folk song sung by Annadeene Fraley accompanied by J.P. Fraley on fiddle and vocal, recorded at the Mountain Heritage Festival in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

No Corn on Tigert,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Joe Clark,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Oaken Bucket,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Over the River Charlie,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Poor Lulie,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Red Wing,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Sally Goodin’,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Sourwood Mountain,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Stag-O-Lee,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Susan’s Gone,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Swingin’ In the Lane,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Train Forty-Five,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Weary Blues,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

What Ya Gonna Do with the Baby-O,” fiddle tune played and sung by Cecil Crank with Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Will There Be Any Stars in my Crown,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Willow Garden,” fiddle tune played by Cecil Crank, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

You Give Me Your Love and I’ll Give You Mine,” folk song played and sung by Annadeene Fraley and accompanied by J. P. Fraley on the fiddle, recorded at the Mountain Heritage Festival in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Oral Histories back to top

Willis Bond, Carver Interview By Nathan Kiser

The Kentucky Oral History Commission Documented the history of Kentucky's 120 counties (Carter County is included in 11 interviews of this collection).   These oral histories feature a range of topics and were recorded beginning in 1976.

Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
KENTUCKY COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Gregory Jenkins, Joseph C. Hickerson, and Ann C. Taft
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2010

AFC 1958/003: Virgil Sturgill RecordingsOne 10-inch tape of songs and personal reminiscences from Kentucky and North Carolina sung and told by Virgil L. Sturgill, originally of Sutton's Branch, Kentucky. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Robert B. Carneal, July 1957. (includes AFS 11,328) (2 hours; LWO 2586; additional tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 380A) [catalog record]

Summary: Songs, some accompanied by dulcimer, and personal reminiscences from Kentucky and North Carolina sung and told by Virgil L. Sturgill, originally of Sutton's Branch, Kentucky.
http://lccn.loc.gov/2008700404

AFC 1958/013: Virgil Sturgill Recording of Julia B. Kiser
One 7-inch tape of "The Murder of Lottie Yates," sung by Julia B. Kiser of Gregoryville, Kentucky. Recorded in Olive Hill, Kentucky, by Virgil L. Sturgill, 1957. Also includes songs and narration by Virgil L. Sturgill, originally of Sutton's Branch, Kentucky. (includes AFS 11,398) (10 minutes; LWO 2585; additional tape copy on LWO 8171 reel 39)
[catalog record]

Summary: Recording of a murder ballad, "The Ballad of Lottie Yates," sung by Julia B. Kiser of Carter County, Kentucky; plus other songs and narratives by Virgil Sturgill. The collection includes the text of the ballad and an article, "The Murder of Lottie Yates," by Virgil L. Sturgill, Kentucky Folklore Record, 5, no. 1, pp. 61-64, plus a copy of a letter from Sturgill, 1957.
http://lccn.loc.gov/2008700407

AFC 1971/006: Reuben R. Powell / Renfro Valley Tape ClubOne 7-inch tape of songs and tunes of the Renfro Valley Homecoming, recorded June 1970, and excerpts from the American Folk Song Festival in Olive Hill, Kentucky, recorded 1968. Gift of Reuben R. Powell. (includes AFS 14,428) (2 hours; LWO 6378)
[catalog record]
http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655218

Public Art back to top

Bronze Globe
By Stephen Tirone at Olive Hill Elementary

Carter County Citizens For Veterans Park in Grayson Veterans Mural painted by: The Northeast Work-Force Investment Act (WIA) youth, under the direction of Project Supervisor Larry Carroll

Slide Show back to top

Special Events back to top

Bluegrass and BBQ on the Hill
Olive Hill, KY
Olive Hill Center for Arts and Education
Phone: (606) 316-0285

Carter County Fair
Grayson, KY
Talent Show
Music Acts
Jill York (606) 474-7263

Carter County Shrine Club Annual Bluegrass Festival
Olive Hill, KY
July 19-21, 2012
Chris Binion (606) 286-1805

Carter County Thunder
Grayson, KY
Carter County Fair Grounds
June 30, 2012
Lincoln Theinert (606) 776-6560
Christmas on the Hill
Olive Hill, KY
Old Historic Olive Hill High School

FuntoberFest
Grayson, KY
Betty Malone (606) 475-3638

JP Fraley’s Mountain Music Gatherin’
Olive Hill, KY
Carter Caves State Resort Park
September 5-8, 2012

Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival
Grayson, KY
Carter County Fair Grounds
June 12-23, 2012
One of the premier bluegrass festivals in the world with performances by some of the biggest acts in the business and accented with groups from the local area.
Rudy Burchett (606) 474-2876
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Last Updated on February 9, 2013