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Fugitive wanted
By Elaine Belcher
Staff Writer

The Johnson County Sheriffs Office is searching for Jonathan D. Morrow and his daughter after a confrontation in the sheriff’s office on Wednesday afternoon.
Morrow came into the office seeking an emergency protection order for himself and his children. His daughter accompanied him to the office.

Paintsville High School announces ‘Top Ten’ for 2016 graduates

Eastern Kentucky Military Strong reaches out to area families
By Elaine Belcher
Staff Writer

Anyone who has served in the military, or family members who traveled with them remembers the sense of brotherhood that came as they traveled from location to location. Everyone worked to share information, tips and offered a lending hand to each other to help make that separation from home so much easier.
Most have to leave that brotherhood behind when leaving the military, but the veterans and families of Johnson County are determined to bring it home.

Top of the class at Johnson Central High School

Alleged child pornographer’s coercion claim denied
By Elaine Belcher
Staff Writer

After claims of coercion were refuted in court and suppression of evidence denied, alleged child pornographer Ryan Patrick Cooper, 37 formerly of Paintsville, faces trial with no further pre-trial conferences in a decision handed down by the district court on Monday.
Kentucky State Police arrested Cooper on Nov. 4, 2015 on two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. Investigators traced pictures taken of a female child’s genitals as part of a federal investigation to Cooper’s residence where he was questioned and arrested. Cooper is currently being held in custody until his trial.

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