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At its regular meeting Thursday, the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center board voted to move forward with a plan from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 10 to use inmate labor at the Dawkins Line trailheads in Johnson and Magoffin counties.

A Johnson County grand jury returned 42 indictments Wednesday, among them was an indictment against a Staffordsville man arrested in September 2017 for a “large marijuana grow,” according to court documents.

According to Johnson County Extension Agent Brenda Cockerham, she and other employees of the Cooperative Extension office have noticed articles of clothing, sleeping bags and trash outside of their office on FM Stafford Avenue that have led them to believing that there is a rising number of …

The new sheriff Johnson County voters chose in November’s election is acclimating to his new office and its myriad of challenges with a tried-and-true approach: Optimism, dedication and cooperation.



Paintsville’s Anna Keeton and Elizabeth Williams were the players East Ridge worried about stopping, but Clara Blair’s early offense opened things up for the two scorers in the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship Tuesday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


The Paintsville Lady Tigers were looking to stay in the win column Tuesday night against Sheldon Clark after they  bounced back to defeat Lawrence County Monday night at home, following what was a rough past week for the team.  


The buildup to last Friday night’s Paintsville at Johnson Central matchup did not disappoint as the heat on the floor for the pregame matched the heat inside the Golden Eagles gymansium. It’s no secret these two are bitter rivals. No matter the sport. It’s always the most attended game in Jo…


The undefeated Paintsville Lady Tigers rolled into Shelby Valley Thursday night hoping to extend their winning streak to 12 games, but the Lady Wildcats had entirely different intentions as Shelby Valley pounced the Lady Tigers 65-39 in a big home win.


Paintsville stayed perfect with a 62-40 win over Mingo Central Wednesday night in the KY-WV Border Clash at Pike Central.

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