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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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Johnson Central went 3-0 this weekend in the People’s Bank Classic at Greenup County.

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

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