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As Eastern Kentucky works to combat the spread of COVID-19, hand sanitizer remains in high demand. In an effort to help supplement the shortage, Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery is distributing hand sanitizer free of charge to local organizations in need, according to a statement fro…


The Johnson County community has rallied to make this time of social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis a little sweeter for youth. Community members have begun placing stuffed animals, namely bears, in windows and around the properties of their homes and businesses so that children can g…


With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis keeping communities across the state from being able to have church services in person, many are utilizing the internet and social media to continue worship as usual. Churches across Johnson County have been offering Sunday services online and innovating driv…

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced in a statement March 27 that it is temporarily reducing staffing levels through staff furloughs in a number of departments across its 13-hospital healthcare system in Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia to focus on essential services an…

As social distancing becomes even more critical during the pandemic, the Kentucky Judicial Branch continues to make changes that will ensure access to the courts while protecting the health and safety of court personnel and the public, according to a statement issued March 26.



With the Covid-19 virus ravaging the nation, the unexpected pandemic has hit all facets of the country from the closing of businesses and nonessential stores, to schools, workout facilities, sporting fields and gymnasiums across the land.

The All Mountain team is voted on by the Appalachian Newspapers Sports department. Voting members included Randy White, Steve LeMaster, Trevor Thacker and Joshua Blankenship.

GRAYSON – The NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) All-Mideast Region women’s basketball teams have been announced and Paintsville High School graduate Anna Keaton is among the honorees.

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