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Unusual purchases revealed in Conn case
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

Prestonsburg Attorney Ned Pillersdorf filed a motion on Wednesday asking that the Floyd County Circuit Court compel Eric C. Conn, individually, and the Conn Law Office to compile a list of assets and holdings.
Pillersdorf filed the motion on the grounds that testimony entered into record by former Conn employees indicates that Conn has a variety of resources at his disposal, had threatened to flee the country, and allegedly used the office’s funds to conduct personal business. The motion filed states Pillersdorf’s assertion that Conn “sold, conveyed, or otherwise disposed of, his property, or suffered or permitted it to be sold, with the fraudulent intent to cheat, hinder, or delay his creditors; or is about to sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of his property, with such intent.”


Artist at the Amphitheatre


Meghan Ratliff and McKenna Pelphrey performed a tap dancing number to music from the 2007 film adaptation of Hairspray at the “Arts at the Amphitheatre” program held on Saturday at the In the Pines Amphitheatre at the Mountain HomePlace. The program featured a variety of artists of different ages. For more information, see our Community page on B1.


Johnson Co. Animal Shelter opens today
The official ribbon cutting for the Johnson County Animal Shelter was held on Sunday and attended by members of the Johnson County Fiscal Court, the Road Department, several animal rescue organizations, and community members.

By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

“It’s a great day in Johnson County,” said Judge R. T. “Tucker” Daniel at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wags or Whiskers-Johnson County Animal Shelter held on Sunday afternoon.
Judge Daniel and President of Wags or Whiskers, Lisa Trusty-Roberts, explained that the project began four years ago when the animal shelter agreement that Johnson Co. had with Greenup Co. expired. By law, each county in the state must either have an animal shelter or have an agreement with a shelter in another county. Daniel said that, at the time, “there was no incentive for the courts to spend any additional money, but a lot of people came together to make this happen today.”


Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS scam
By Bridget Slone
Staff Writer

Upon receiving several phone calls, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office shared information pertaining to an extensive telephone scam on their Facebook page Monday afternoon.
“We are getting a lot of calls on this IRS phone scam. Follow the link to read more about it...” read the post, followed by a link to a news release published by the IRS on Oct. 31, 2013.


Tourism Commission adds two new members
By Sarah Hill
Staff Writer

Paintsville Mayor Bob Porter swore in two new commissioners appointed to the Paintsville Tourism Commission at a special meeting on Tuesday.
Richard Mullins, local businessman and owner of Big Melon’s Party Store, and Lara Pack, a downtown property owner, who works with the Floyd Co. Court system and the Paintsville Main Street Association, were both sworn into their new positions.
Following the resignation of Todd Meade earlier this month, Commissioner Jim Gambill was elected as the new chairman of the commission.



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