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DAV asks younger veterans for help
The Honor Guard of the Disable American Veterans, Chapter 18 performed the 21-gun salute during a flag lowering ceremony. The DAV also offers the services of the honor guard at funerals for veterans and they are in need of new members.

Staff Report

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) needs veterans willing to give back to the community and carry on this tradition by being part of the Honor Guard. A common sight at the funeral of veteran, the DAV provide a color guard, a 21-gun salute and present an American flag to gently to a grieving spouse while Taps plays in the background.
However, this tradition may be drawing to an end soon if the tradition cannot be carried by a younger generation of veterans.

Paintsville High School ranks 25th in state, silver medal nationwide
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

According to the recently released high school rankings from U.S. New and World Report, Paintsville High School is the 25th best public high school in the state and received a Silver Medal ranking on the national scale.
The rankings were determined using school demographics, overall student performance on state exams, performance of disadvantaged students, college readiness, and participation in and performance on Advanced Placement testing.

Wanted man found stabbed in the back
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

Early Friday morning, Johnson County deputies responded to an emergency call in Thelma stating that a male subject was walking down the road with a knife in his back.
Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price said, “We assume he was looking for help.”

Academic teams recognized at county school board meeting
Jacob Reeding, fourth grader at Porter Elementary, presented the Johnson County Board of Education with a book about natural disasters that the Community Problem Solving Team published as part of their first place win at the state competition.

By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

The Johnson County Board of Education meeting was jam-packed with outstanding students from the district’s elementary, middle, and high schools on Monday who received recognition from the board for their academic diligence.
The Kentucky Governor’s Cup Academic Team competition was flooded with Johnson County winners including Future Problem Solving Teams, Community Problem Solving Teams, a Quick Recall team, and individual testing winners who will advance to national and international competitions this summer. Members of the JCHS Geography Bee and History Bowl were also recognized, including Brandon Fairchild who was the National Sports History Champion.

Fugitive on the run since last year caught in Thelma
Staff Report

A fugitive from Jefferson County is back in custody following a routine traffic stop this week.
On Tuesday afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m., Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Byron Fairchild executed a traffic stop in the Thelma community after observing the driver of a vehicle was not wearing a seat belt.

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