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The Paintsville/Johnson County Garden Club welcomed in a new board and officers on Apr. 28, including new President Lisa Stepp-Sorrell, who said she was excited to get back to work after the year of inactivity caused by COVID-19.

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During the flooding that ravaged Johnson County at the end of February, one of the hardest hit places in Paintsville was the Veterans Referral Center, which saw nearly four feet of water. Now, a little more than two months after the devastation, the center has made its way back to its feet a…

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The Dawkins Line Rail Trail was cleaned up on Saturday, May 1 by Trail Town Committee Catalyst Lara Pack and Maintenance Supervisor for the trail, Stephen Alison -- who spoke after the cleanup about how anyone using the trail can help keep it clean and beautiful for future trail users.

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The Paintsville Tigers have been on a roll since the loss to the Pikeville Panthers in the 15th Region All “A” Classic back in early April, winning 12 of their last 13 games, while winning 10 in a row during this stretch of dominance.

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Johnson Central basketball now has a player committed to play in the college ranks as senior shooting guard Isaiah May signed his official letter of intent to play for Berea College on Monday afternoon.

After exploding for five runs in the game’s third inning off doubles from Jonah Porter and Ashton Adams the Paintsville Tigers held off the Spring Valley Timberwolves 8-1 to pick up their seventh straight win.

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