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Special athletes make special event

The Area 3 & 9 Special Olympics Track & Field Event was held Saturday on the Johnson Central High School Golden Eagle Field. Among those offering assistance at the event were Kentucky State Police officers, local Boy Scouts, and a number of community volunteers. Winners in the various categories were awarded ribbons and medals in commemoration of their achievements.

Big Sandy Stars set to shine tonight
Pictured are some of those set to perform tonight (Friday) in the Big Sandy Stars Talent Showcase. Front row, from left: Tyler Bentley, Sydney Smith, Zack Wright; back row, from left: Laci Roberts, Zack Logsdon, Laura Ford Hall, and Jeremy Dempsey.

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host its seventh-annual Big Sandy Stars Talent Showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11, in Gearheart Auditorium on its Prestonsburg campus. The talent show will feature BSCTC faculty, staff, and students. 
Seventeen acts will perform a variety of talents: from singing, to sign-language arts, to dancing and magic. These acts include the following students, faculty, and staff: Tyler Bentley, Sydney Smith, Zack Wright, Laci Roberts, Zack Logsdon, Laura Ford Hall, Jeremy Dempsey, Amanda Sizemore, Eric Sparks, Virginia Jones, Jessica Haiduk (Ziggy Starshine), Deb Ramey, Summer Pugh, Abigail Stanley, Adrian Hedstrom, Bonita Dove, Helen Faith, Mitchell Taylor, Dustin Maynard and Clayton Case. 
The public is welcome to attend the showcase. The show will be emceed by Laura Ford Hall, Clayton Case and Mitchell Taylor. Tickets are $5 and all tickets are available at the door. 
For more information or about group rates (groups of 8 or more), contact Hall at (606) 424-2498 or email

A night at the OSCAR
Brenda Cockerham, far right, recognized several people for their assistance in promoting the OSCAR during an open house held last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Cindy Blair, Norma Burchett, Sandra Hall, Vickie Rice and Martha Risner.

A community open house was held at the OSCAR, in Oil Springs, this past Friday evening. Guests to the event were treated to a hot dog dinner, popcorn, desserts and other refreshments as well as tours of the artist’s studios. On hand to answer questions were artists Sandra Hall and Martha Risner. Spring and summer classes are gearing up now at the center. Available are classes in painting, pottery, crafting and more. Call the Johnson County UK Extension Office at 789-8108 to learn more.

Paintsville Elementary Region 34 Champs!
The PES Academic Team: Back row: Aaron Baker (4th), Hailey Tackett (4th), Ashton Miller (4th), Jonah Porter (4th), Harris Phelps (4th). Front row: Eve Lewandowski (4th), Whitney Griffith (4th), Alexis Hayden (4th), Lauren Patton (4th), Allie Butcher (5th), Maddie Webb (5th), Srikar Ketharaju (2nd), Andrew Martin (5th) and Dylan Pugh (5th).Ashton Adams not pictured.

“I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar.”
These lyrics, by Katy Perry, were appropriate for the Paintsville Elementary Academic Tigers as they roared loudly at the Region 34 Academic Competition Saturday, March 22 hosted by Fallsburg Elementary. This young team with a large competitive spirit, finished the day in first place overall, as well as in various individual assessments. The Quick Recall starters, comprised of three 4th graders and 5th Grade Captain Maddie Webb, held the Highland Wildcats to three points as time expired in the final round.

5k Color Me Green Run

The Paintsville High School Junior Class sponsored a 5k Color Me Green Run on Saturday, March 15 in Downtown Paintsville. The run was a fundraiser for the junior/senior prom. Winners were Dan Scott, Tony Skeans, and Oda Bunes.

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