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The new sheriff Johnson County voters chose in November’s election is acclimating to his new office and its myriad of challenges with a tried-and-true approach: Optimism, dedication and cooperation.

The Johnson County Fiscal Court has had a busy first week in office, with a second special meeting convened Wednesday and its regular meeting still slated for Monday, making a total of three meetings in one week. 

With approval last month from the Paintsville City Council, Paintsville Utilities is moving on this month with a Kentucky Infrastructure Authority loan that will fund water system improvements around the county. 

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The Paintsville Lady Tigers were looking to stay in the win column Tuesday night against Sheldon Clark after they  bounced back to defeat Lawrence County Monday night at home, following what was a rough past week for the team.  

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The buildup to last Friday night’s Paintsville at Johnson Central matchup did not disappoint as the heat on the floor for the pregame matched the heat inside the Golden Eagles gymansium. It’s no secret these two are bitter rivals. No matter the sport. It’s always the most attended game in Jo…

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The undefeated Paintsville Lady Tigers rolled into Shelby Valley Thursday night hoping to extend their winning streak to 12 games, but the Lady Wildcats had entirely different intentions as Shelby Valley pounced the Lady Tigers 65-39 in a big home win.

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Paintsville stayed perfect with a 62-40 win over Mingo Central Wednesday night in the KY-WV Border Clash at Pike Central.

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PRESTONSBURG — Johnson Central notched its second straight win in the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Friday night, defeating Cordia 69-62. The Golden Eagles followed that with a 61-24 win over Pike Central Saturday afternoon.

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