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According to the jail’s administrator, contraband at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center led to the suspected overdoses of two inmates this month.

A call of a possible intoxicated driver led Kentucky State Police to arrest a local duo on charges including trafficking in methamphetamine after officers allegedly found them in possession of more than 28 grams of the drug.

The Paintsville Independent Schools Board of Education voted to maintain the minimum tax increase possible by approving the compensating tax rate during its regular monthly meeting Monday.

MILLARD — City and state officials held the grand opening for the new Riverplace male residential drug addiction treatment center on Tuesday, a facility which, officials said, could house as many as 120 patients by January.

During the August meeting of the Johnson County Fiscal Court, the court approved an updated affiliation order between the Johnson County Fiscal Court and local emergency management director Gary McClure, as well as the W.R. Castle Fire Department (WRCFD) regarding the services they provide.

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The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association released their Preseason Top 5 Poll in the 15th Region and two-time defending region champion Paintsville comes in ranked third.

LEXINGTON — University of Kentucky senior linebacker Kash Daniel earned a spot on a 2019 Preseason Media Days All-Southeastern Conference Team. Daniel was honored as an All-SEC Third Team selection.

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