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Jail to sue over past due account
By Elaine Belcher
Staff Writer

The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center board received a report on the independent audit from Darrell Blair, CPA from Wells and Co. on Tuesday evening.
Blair presented his findings to the board, showing the difference between expenditures and revenue that lead to ending 2015-2016 fiscal year with a deficit of $39,954.

Resource Center Directors awarded
Melissa Goins, Karen Salyer, Pam Tackett, Jason Hurt, Belinda Meek, Anita Cantrell, Lynn Wilcox, Kathleen Burchett and Tama Batten received the FRYSC Harry J. Cowherd Award for Center Excellence Tuesday at the 2016 FRYSC Fall Institute conference in Louisville.

By Amber Wilcox
Staff Writer

The Johnson County Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) Directors were awarded Tuesday night in Louisville at the FRYSC Fall Institute 2016 conference.
All eight directors received the FRYSC Harry J. Cowherd Award for Center Excellence, honoring a resource center or a group of resource centers that have made a significant impact on a student, family or community.

Grand Jury indicts 17 in Johnson County
By Amber Wilcox
Staff Writer

Johnson County grand jury handed down indictments to 17 people last week on a number of charges ranging from drug trafficking, burglary, theft, assault and wanton endangerment.
No true bills and an order of dismissal was returned on Jamie Rowland and David Smallwood.

Three people charged with grand jury drug indictments taken into custody
Lee Hayden, 32, of Flat Gap, was taken into custody on drug charges by Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Tussey on Monday, Oct. 24 after being indicted by a grand jury on drug charges.

By Elaine Belcher
Staff Writer

Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office took three people, indicted by a grand jury on drug charges, into custody on Monday morning.
“This is what we work on behind the scenes, “ said Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price. “What we’re seeing now is mostly meth cases, not heroin, and we’re good with that. We do round ups like this to keep a collar on things.”

Area children lacking in oral health
By Amber Wilcox
Staff Writer

A recent report on oral health and the access to health care in Kentucky was co-released by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates on Oct. 19.
The report, Making Smiles Happen: 2016 Oral Health Study of Kentucky’s Youth, is the first oral health study of Kentucky children in over 15 years.

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