On Wednesday, President Donald Trump authorized the declaration of a disaster for severe weather events across Kentucky from Feb. 6 through March 10 of this year, including the Johnson County flooding Feb. 23.

PIKEVILLE — Five people, including two doctors, a dentist and a former Pikeville doctor and his live-in girlfriend, have been charged locally as part of an action announced by the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday as an attempt to deal with the national opioid epidemic.

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At their Thursday meeting, the board of the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center voted to suspend administrator F. D. “Pete” Fitzpatrick for 30 days, effective immediately, with his termination to follow at the end of the 30 day period.

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The Johnson County Fiscal Court met in special session for its April meeting Monday for a change of venue, to provide the space to honor Johnson County Schools’ numerous academic achievements at state Governor’s Cup competition in Louisville.



The Paintsville Tigers welcomed 57th District foe Magoffin County to Charlie Adkins Field Wednesday night. 


It’s finally that time of year again. The smell of the grass in the outfield. The smell of fresh brick dust on the infield. That familiar smell of the leather from your old ball glove. Yes, baseball is in the air and the season is upon us. The high school and college age kids having been pla…

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