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Housing Fair to be held Tuesday
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

For the many who have lost their homes and who have been displaced by the July flooding, there is another event aimed toward helping people find a way to return to normalcy.
The Johnson County Housing Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Disaster Recovery Center on Teays Branch Road on KY Rt. 40 in Paintsville.

Final round of debris pickup starts Monday

Staff Report

The final round of flood debris pickup by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will begin Monday morning, August 31 on routes affected by the July flash floods: KY 172, KY 689, KY 1559, and KY 3214. KYTC will be picking up construction debris including building materials such as drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, and plumbing items.

United Steelworkers, Paul B. Hall in negotiations
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

The United Steelworkers members at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center issued a 10-day strike notification on Wednesday, August 19 that was rescinded later the same day. USW members are not currently on strike, but are in negotiations with the hospital over several items.
Roger McGinnis, representative for USW District 8, stated that the decision to rescind the strike notification was made after further talks through a mediator with the hospital. McGinnis said, “We decided to return to the table and identify places where further discussion could occur.”

Bluegrass benefit concert held

Several bluegrass bands and artists gathered at Johnson Central High School on Sunday to help raise money for those affected by last month’s devastating flash flood. The lineup included Turning Ground (pictured), Melvin Goins, Neal James from ‘Call of the Wildman’ and Kelsie May from NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ among others.

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to child sex offenses
Robert Cantrell

By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

Robert Cantrell, a former teacher at Johnson County High School, has plead guilty to charges involving child sexual offenses.
Cantrell, a former Social Studies teacher, had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 16-year-old former female student in the spring of 2014.

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