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If walls could talk, the historic brick facades bookending the alleyway on Main Street that entrepreneur Cliff Pelfrey is turning into a restaurant would have a long list of stories to tell.


Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part story of two local heroes who were part of the D-Day operation to liberate France in World War II, some 75 years ago. It is printed here courtesy of the author, local historian J. R. Vanhoose.


Asked how he came to open 606 Hemp on Main Street in Paintsville, owner Calvin Daniels, a firefighter paramedic with 21 years of experience, speaks first very freely about the post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety that the job left him. Compounding those problems were injuries and long …

The Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College is hosting a three-week free summer camp focused on STEM skills and career learning for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students throughout the area called Verizon Innovative Learning.



Growing up, just about every little boy wants to be just like their dad. They are usually in their father’s shadow. They walk the way he walks, they talk the way he talks. Even down to individual mannerisms their dad may have. Every son wants to follow in the fathers’ footsteps.


The Johnson Central Golden Eagle baseball team had much success this season on the diamond. They also had one of the region’s best on the infield and the mound this season as well.

This past week, June 4th through June 7th, Paintsville girls’ head basketball coach Les Trimble and his assistant coaches and players held the Lady Tiger summer basketball camp for girls from Johnson County and the surrounding area.

LEXINGTON —Johnson County  high school student-athletes will receive a break from June 25-July 9, courtesy of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period.

LEXINGTON — Seven members of the Johnson Central High School softball team have been honored for their efforts in the classroom. Johnson Central High School student-athletes Alaina Castle (First Team), Katelyn Fitch (First Team), Alyssa Hedrick (First Team), Morgan Hopson (First Team), Chloe…

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