A Johnson County man who pleaded guilty to his role in a truck theft and fleeing from Kentucky State Police troopers in December was sentenced in Johnson County Circuit Court Friday to serve more than 14 years in prison for the crimes.

The Johnson County Fiscal Court agreed Monday to proceed with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highways District 12’s list of recommended improvements under the Johnson County Rural Secondary Road Program. 

At the outset of the regular Paintsville City Council meeting for March, Mayor Bill Mike Runyon updated the public on efforts to clean up the city.



The defending 15th Region champion Paintsville Tigers will look to repeat the success of last season, going to their first state tournament in almost 30 years in 2018. 


The third time was a charm for Johnson Central.


Perennial 15th Region title contender Johnson Central turned in another dominant performance on the East Kentucky Expo Center hardwood at the start of the week. Johnson Central, the champion out of the 57th District, set the tone early and pulled away to defeat Prestonsburg 80-49 in the open…


The boy’s 57th District basketball tournament got under way Tuesday night as the host Paintsville Tigers opened play in the first round against the Cardinals of Sheldon Clark. It was the third meeting between the two teams on the hardwood this season with Paintsville claiming wins in both ma…

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