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Paintsville City Council Member Sarah Kimbler has announced that she will be leaving her position this year as her family will be relocating to Columbus, Ohio, later this year.

Eddie Hazelett has served the 24th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as a detective for 17 years. During the past eight years he has dedicated much of his free time to serving as a member of Paintsville Independent Schools’ Board of Education. In January, he was even elected as the bo…

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For the 15th consecutive year, Johnson Central High School’s academic team took home first place overall in the Region 15 Governor’s Cup Tournament. JCHS swept rival competition from Johnson, Floyd, Martin and Pike counties with an overall tournament score of 68.5 points — 55 points ahead of…

Dist. 43 state Rep. Charles Booker met with about two dozen constituents at the University of Pikeville Chapel Friday, during a weekend visit to Eastern Kentucky, to discuss his candidacy and issues affecting the region while kicking off his Green New Deal tour.


This past weekend the Johnson Central girls’ and boys’ bowling teams headed to Richmond Kentucky’s Galaxy Lanes Bowling Center for the 2020 Region All-Stars State Championship. Ninety of the best boys and girls bowlers in the state descended on the Central Kentucky town to compete for not on…

Kayla Moore Vanhoose wears many different hats at Johnson Central High School. From her duties as Library and Media Assistant to head volleyball coach to keeping stats for the boys basketball team, she has a love for students and athletes that is matched by few. This week, Moore Vanhoose ann…


It’s comparable to Rocky II, when the Italian Stallion takes on Apollo Creed in their famous rematch. Or Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manilla.” Hands down, the Paintsville versus Johnson Central game is one of the biggest events in the area and it never disappoints.

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