At the Johnson County Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, Superintendent Thom Cochran announced that interim Principal Shawn Hall at Johnson County Middle School will be taking on the role permanently, following a decision by the school's Site-Based Decision Making Council.

Two individuals from Ohio and California were arrested on Saturday on charges including endangering the welfare of a minor, public alcohol intoxication and DUI after PPD officers observed them operating a vehicle with an unrestrained child in the front seat, according to court documents.

The East Kentucky Gearheads held their first weekend Cruiz'N of the year Saturday, with a change of venue to the Mayo Plaza providing more space for the cars on display and more parking for the visitors. For more information on upcoming car shows, find the East Kentucky Gearheads on Facebook…

A River man was arrested in the Escom Chandler Park Saturday after, the Paintsville Police Department reported, he was found to be in possession of more than 4 grams of meth.



Wednesday night Johnson Central bid farewell to their five senior baseball players as the Golden Eagles wrapped up their regular season home as they took on the Prestonsburg Blackcats.


The Johnson Central Golden Eagles improved their record to 26-5 on the season as they won a thriller over the Rams of Raceland Monday night 6-5 in extra innings. This is the last week of the regular season before district play starts.

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