The third time was a charm for Floyd County teenager Maddox Parsons, a student at Pikeville Junior High School who won the overall prize in the annual Big Sandy MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, Feb. 16. 

A Johnson County man who sustained severe burns in a June 2018 fire and who overcame the odds to survive was welcomed back home Friday in a big way — although that home looks different today.

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Johnson Central High School is once again bound for the state Governor’s Cup competition, winning the Region 15 competition held this Saturday. Paintsville High School tied for fifth place overall among the 13 schools represented, alongside Shelby Valley High School.

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The Paintsville High School Community Problem Solving team has its yearly project underway, this time focusing on the “silent problem” of a disappearing Appalachian culture, according to PHS student Matt Tackett. The program is adopting the name “Pronounced Appalachia.”

Administrators at the Johnson County School District released a statement Monday evening detailing the threat, which was deemed Tuesday morning not to be credible after Kentucky State Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies and Paintsville Police Department officers responded to the high s…

A Hagerhill man was arrested Thursday after Kentucky State Police troopers served the man with a Floyd County indictment warrant alongside a probation and parole warrant from Georgia, leading to new meth trafficking charges as well, according to court documents.



The Johnson Central Lady Golden Eagles and the Paintsville Lady Tigers closed out the first night of the 57th District Tournament Monday night. 


The Johnson Central Golden Eagles played their last home game of the season Wednesday night as they welcomed the Challengers of the Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Va.


Round two of Johnson County’s biggest rivalry held up to the hype last Friday night as the Golden Eagles of Johnson Central made the trip over to Bill Mike Runyon Court to visit the Paintsville Tigers. 


The Paintsville Tigers welcomed a nationally known prep school to Bill Mike Runyon Court Tuesday night as Huntington Prep came to town. Huntington has many well known alumni, most notably, Andrew Wiggins, who currently plays for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. The Irish could have used Wig…

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