• Paintsville Herald photo by Aaron K. Nelson

Members of the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce have made it a bi-weekly routine to stop by and spotlight member businesses, and spent Monday morning sharing donuts and coffee with the teams at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC and Hutch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Paintsville.

  • By Aaron K. Nelson Editor

Peggy Calhoun has been running the Country Cottage in Paintsville for more than 20 years; Now, she says, she’s stepping away.

“I’ve always heard it said that when the time comes to retire, you’ll just know,” Calhoun said. “Well, it’s time. I’m excited to see what’s next.”

  • Special to Appalachian Newspapers

Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in 2017 from 5.1 percent in 2016, while non-farm employment gained 11,300 jobs, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. It was the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000 when the rate was 4.2 percent.

  • By Aaron K. Nelson Editor

The Ramada Conference Center in Paintsville was the site of the 19th annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium Tuesday, hosted by the Morehead State University East Kentucky Small Business Development Center. 


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