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Data from Kentucky State Police shows recent discussion surrounding lowering the speed limits of Ky. 40 through Paintsville may be a sound preemptive measure as the city pushes to utilize and develop the area.

A Hagerhill man was given a recommended sentence of five years supervised probation with outpatient rehabilitation in Johnson County Circuit Court Friday following two arrests in 2018 related to methamphetamine trafficking.

A coal company that owns two Floyd County mining operations is planning to file for a financial reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.



There will be a couple of new faces in Paintsville’s district this season.


Johnson Central’s schedule will look a bit different this season after the district re-alignment.


The Johnson Central Lady Golden Eagle volleyball team has been looking to the future since head coach Kayla VanHoose took over the program.


Johnson County has always had a history of producing great baseball talent. Paintsville and Johnson Central high school’s are among the tops in their district and the 15th Region every single year and it’s been that way for ages.

The Appalachian Newspapers All Mountain Baseball team is selected from the teams in the coverage areas of the Appalachian News-Express, the Floyd Chronicle and Times, the Paintsville Herald, the Hazard Herald and the Mingo Messenger.


Last week during the Big Blue Caravan visit to Paintsville, the national media predicted that the University of Kentucky would win six games this season.

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