A Salyersville woman was arrested on multiple drug charges and for allegedly attempting to murder a Johnson County deputy Wednesday evening after a multi-county pursuit, according to a statement from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Two individuals are deceased after a collision on U.S. 460 near its intersection with Ky. 825 near Oil Springs and the Johnson/Magoffin County line, according to Kentucky State Police.

Sen. Brandon Smith and Rep. Bobby McCool are Johnson County’s legislative delegation in Frankfort, and after a productive session of the General Assembly, both came back to the Ramada Inn and Conference Center for a breakfast with the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce to offer updates.

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Johnson Central High School’s academic team is coming home this week with its first overall victory from the state Governor’s Cup finals at the Galt House in Louisville.

With a strong run in both team and individual competitions, the Johnson County Middle School academic team earned third place at the state Governor’s Cup in Louisville this weekend.



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…

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