• By Waylon Whitson Staff Writer

A Wittensville woman was arrested Thursday after Paintsville Police Department officers responded to a call from VIP Fuels on Ky. 40 about a woman paying for items with counterfeit bills, according to the citation.

When PPD Officer Zac Mitchell arrived, the citation said, he observed a $20 bill with the words “for motion picture purposes” written on it, which management staff told Mitchell they recovered. Mitchell spoke to the cashier on duty, the citation said, and was advised by the cashier that she did not see the marking at the time of the transaction on Wednesday, and that Melissa Terry, 35, of Wittensville, had given her contact information to the cashier at that time. 

  • Paintsville Herald photo by Aaron K. Nelson

The Mountain Homeplace Farm spent a sunny Saturday hosting a pig roast featuring live music, guided tours and plenty of food, including a hog raised on the farm. Manager Russell Honeycutt said the Mountain Homeplace is taking steps, including renovations to the gift shop, to gear up for an upcoming grand re-opening event.

  • By Waylon Whitson Staff Writer

The Johnson County Board of Education recognized the achievements of several students at its regular meeting Monday from both Johnson Central High School and Johnson County Middle School, including the JCMS band, who was recently recognized as a distinguished-level band.

According to Martina Lutz, band director for Johnson County Schools, the band traveled to the assessment, held by Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) on April 13, and this year marked the first time the band has been recognized as distinguished in at least 15 years.

  • By Aaron K. Nelson Editor

The Paintsville City Council convened a special meeting Wednesday with only one item on the agenda: To permit the Paintsville/Johnson County Garden Club to proceed with a grant application for a community greenhouse.

Paintsville has always made an effort to display flower arrangements, as “a community decorated in the floral grandeur of the seasons is always the most desirable community in which to live, work, visit and engage in commerce,” the resolution said.

  • By Waylon Whitson Staff Writer

The Johnson Central High School Players drama troupe premiered its latest offering at the SIPP Theater in downtown Paintsville beginning Thursday morning, marking the third production of the 2017-2018 school year.

The group’s newest show is “The Little Mermaid,” which director Emily Warne said is the group’s largest production yet, having the largest cast and crew of any JCHS Players show to date. 


  • By Mike Muncy and Randy White

The lake was covered with 79 different boats.

The reason for all the boats out on the lake was the 2018 KHSAA Bass Fishing Region 4 Tournament. 

Johnson Central had three teams to qualify for the KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament. The Golden Eagles team of Seth Jackson and Joseph Burchett topped the long list of entrants, winning the overall Region 4 championship. 

  • By Mike Muncy Sports Writer

Scott County lost its first game to another Kentucky team this past Friday. Johnson Central jumped out to a four-run lead at one point and ended up with a 4-1 win over on of the state’s top teams.

Things heated up early in the bottom of the first with Ryan Sartin-Slone hitting a single. Cody Rice  and Riley Preece both hit fly outs. Blake Delong was next up to the plate and managed a single putting Sartin-Slone on second. Hunter McCloud singled to load the bases with two outs. Grant Davis was hit-by-a-pitch, allowing Sartin-Slone to score the game’s first run.

  • By Mike Muncy Sports Writer

INEZ — The Golden Eagles won on the road in Inez against 57th District rival Sheldon Clark Tuesday night. After being tied 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning, the Golden Eagles pulled out a 9-3 win.

  • By Steve LeMaster Sports Writer

LEXINGTON — Former University of Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is set to visit Eastern Kentucky as part of his signing tour.

After moving into the starting lineup for Kentucky on January 9 in a Southeastern Conference game versus Texas A&M, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 16.4 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds over the final 22 games of the 2017-18 season. He scored 29 points in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The explosive Gilgeous-Alexander averaged a team-best 21.0 points, 6.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 55.3 percent from the floor on his way to being named the SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player.

  • Paintsville Herald photo by Cory Vance

Paintsville’s Matt Combs tags out Pike Central’s Seth Conn Saturday afternoon. The Tigers were able to take a late 9-4 lead and hold on for the win. With the win, the Tigers move to 10-4 on the season and will be in action again tonight as they host Magoffin County at 6:00 p.m.

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