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The Paintsville Utilities Commission recently received a $4 million grant from the Abandoned Mine Lands Economic and Community Development Pilot Program, as announced at the annual Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit in Pikeville last week.

Each year, 10 water and wastewater utilities are announced during Kentucky Rural Water Association’s Member Appreciation Breakfast as Wooden Bucket finalists and honored for their outstanding service during the past year, according to a statement from the KRWA.


Gov. Matt Bevin, in a stop at the Country Music Highway Museum Wednesday, announced that the City of Paintsville will receive more than $197,000 and Johnson County will receive more than $378,000 in discretionary road funding.

On Aug. 31, the Paintsville High School Alumni Association hosted their annual Alumni Weekend at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville. During the eventful weekend, the association recognized several lifelong Tigers spanning the course of fifty-three graduating classes. Of the many people honored at…

The Paintsville Independent Schools Board of Education has completed its annual evaluation of Superintendent David Gibson, giving him a rating of “exemplary,” according to a statement from the board.

A Paintsville man was arrested Wednesday morning after a traffic stop for non-functioning license plate lights that led to a DUI arrest and the discovery of half of a pound of marijuana in the vehicle, according to court documents.



After falling to Prestonsburg in the 15th Region All “A” Classic, Paintsville rebounded with a 5-0 win over Powell County Thursday evening.

The Johnson Central Golden Eagles picked up their second win of the season Friday night, as they travelled north of the border to Charleston, W. Va. to take on an always tough Capital squad. Capital couldn’t hang with the Golden Eagles in the end as they fell 28-13.

The Paintsvile Tigers have gotten their football season off to a tremendous start so far. Opening the season with two games on the road is never easy, but the Tigers have picked up two big wins over two big opponents.

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