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Fugitive found in Hager Hill
John Milstead

Staff Report

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office caught a fugitive this week thanks to tips from the public.
Tuesday evening the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that there was a possible fugitive, wanted in Ohio, hiding at a residence in the Hager Hill area.

Looking for young men of character
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

Tomorrow afternoon the 9th chapter of DeMolay International in the state of Kentucky will be chartered by the Paintsville York Rite Bodies, Chandlersville Masonic Lodge, and Paintsville Masonic Lodge.
The DeMolay Club, an organization sponsored by the Freemasons, is open to young men ages 12-21 of all faiths, who are interested in being part of a group of peers looking to improve their own lives and the lives of others.

Fiscal Court receives clean audit
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

At the regular meeting of the Johnson County Fiscal Court on Monday, Judge/Executive R. T. “Tucker” Daniel reported that the Fiscal Court received “a clean audit.”
“The auditor said that he does hundreds of audits all over the area and the company has been in business for a long time […] and that it is very rare that you get a clean audit,” Daniel reported.

Paintsville Board recognizes student achievers at meeting
Paintsville Elementary’s 6th Grade Academic Tigers took first place at the 6th Grade Showcase. The team also defeated each opponent they faced during the Quick Recall portion.

By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

The Paintsville Independent Board of Education recognized the Paintsville Elementary Academic Tigers at their regular board meeting held on Monday.
The 6th grade Academic Showcase, a competition designed to highlight the work of 6th grade academic team members who challenge themselves by taking tests across subject areas and participating in “Quick Recall,” a Jeopardy-style quiz challenge, took place recently.

Five of six plead not guilty to federal drug charges
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

In December, six Johnson Countians were indicted in U.S. Federal Court in Pikeville on drug-related charges. Five of the six individuals have pled guilty to the charges against them.
Timothy Joseph Adkins, Klarissa Lashea (Conley) Rice, Jerry Lee Stepp, Woody Dean Estep, Tammy Lea (Adkins) McClure, and Casey Allen Collier were accused of trafficking methamphetamine into Johnson and surrounding counties from a small town just outside of Atlanta, Ga., with the assistance of William Harry Jones (a.k.a. Pappaw, Pops) and Randal Craig Carter (a.k.a. CG), both of Georgia.

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