A Hagerhill man was given a recommended sentence of five years supervised probation with outpatient rehabilitation in Johnson County Circuit Court Friday following two arrests in 2018 related to methamphetamine trafficking.

A coal company that owns two Floyd County mining operations is planning to file for a financial reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


A Flat Gap man was arrested last Wednesday after Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies served a warrant for the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office which alleged the man assaulted a woman while she was driving a vehicle with three children in it, according to court documents.

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The Johnson County Animal Shelter held a yard sale at Tractor Supply, Co. in Paintsville Friday and Saturday, earning approximately $2,000 to go towards the shelter’s monthly and yearly expenses, according to JCAS President Lisa Roberts-Trusty.

Two juveniles were located in the Sandy Hook community of Elliott County Tuesday after a multi-agency effort to locate them after they were reported missing from the Stambaugh area of Johnson County.

A Salyersville woman was indicted by a Floyd County grand jury this week, following a March arrest during a chase in which it was alleged that the woman attempted to run over a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy.

Harold and Bonnie King recently celebrated the newest addition to the family, marking five generations sitting down to one family photo. From left to right are Hayze Dye, Jacob Dye, Ronald Dye, Patti Bowen, and Harold and Bonnie King.

The Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Camp at Big Sandy Community and Technical College which included young women from Johnson, Pike and Floyd counties wrapped up June 28 with an exposition from the camp’s attendees showing off the projects they developed during the camp.


The Paintsville/Johnson County Trail Town Committee hosted its second Laid Back on the Lake event of 2019 Saturday, this time changing locations to Floater’s Waterside Restaurant at Paintsville Lake State Park. Also included was a Freedom Float, in which  the best-decorated boat owner was gi…

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The Paintsville Independent Schools Board of Education heard complaints alleging staff misconduct and the mismanagement of funds from a soccer fundraiser.

The Paintsville City Council received some welcome news at its regular meeting Monday: The freeze on adding new taps to Paintsville Utilities’ sewer lines, imposed by the state Division of Water, has been lifted.

City National Bank has provided a big boost to a local community project. City National Relationship Manager Connie Bayes recently presented the W. R. Castle Volunteer Fire Department with a check for $1,000 to help cover the costs of a new fire station. The department has received a grant t…


PRESTONSBURG — A local club based out of Prestonsburg recently held its largest event of the year, in hopes of giving its members and others in the community an outdoor hobby, filled with fun, food, fellowship and remote control aircrafts.

Paintsville celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on Thursday, with residents camping out around town for the evening’s fireworks display.


A total of 93 volunteers from New Jersey were in Johnson County last week, working with Good Neighbors to improve the homes of more than 8 residents, according to Kayla Webb, who serves Good Neighbors as a site leader and through her membership in AmeriCorps.

The Paintsville Rotary Club held its first Rotary Day Festival Saturday, complete with vendors, fresh food, beer and live music. The festival was aimed at providing a fundraising opportunity for Rotary Club projects as well as driving community engagement and allowing other local non-profits…

Independence Day celebrations with fireworks kicking off at 10 p.m. on July 4 are only the beginning of a month of fun events in Paintsville, according to Paintsville Tourism.

PIKEVILLE — Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost Pike County in the Kentucky Republican primary gubernatorial election in May, made a new campaign promise to the people of Eastern Kentucky and coal-impacted counties on Friday.

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An arrest Monday evening of a Rowan County man on Main Street in Paintsville is the second such bust in less than a week’s time involving what police allege to be heroin and fentanyl, Paintsville Police Chief Mike Roe said.

Independence Day falls this year on a Thursday. The following businesses and agencies will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday:

The board of the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center last week examined a budget for the pending 2019-2020 fiscal year, which includes a few necessary changes given the way the jail will do business moving forward.


The Johnson County Schools Board of Education received 156 new iMac workstations Monday for students and staff within the district as a result of its ongoing partnership with Dataseam, a company that uses the computers as a means for cancer treatment research in Kentucky.

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The Johnson County Schools Board of Education named two new recipients of its monthly Golden Eagle Award at its special meeting Monday.

A Van Lear man was arrested Friday after allegedly assaulting officers responding to a call and resisting arrest.

The “United for Hope” group, an American Legion Youth Group based at the Veterans Referral Center in Paintsville, specialize in community service and renewal projects. The kids have begun an annual Independence Day fundraiser by selling fireworks at Walmart, now through July 4.


The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center took steps at Thursday’s regular meeting to bring the sale of e-cigarettes into the facility.

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PRESTONSBURG — A local business owner and pastor accused of trying to exploit a minor, and his sister, accused of harassing a teacher about the case, were arraigned in Floyd District Court on Wednesday.


Veterans from throughout Eastern Kentucky attended the Pike County Fiscal Court’s June 18 meeting seeking support for a possible bill that, local VFW member Nathan Sesco said, could greatly impact the lives of veterans.

One man was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle wreck Monday on Ky. 172 in Flat Gap. According to a deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses said the operator of this minivan swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle that had drifted into his lane. The van exited the ro…

The Paintsville Tourism Commission approved several budgets this week, including those for city tourism operations, for the Country Music Highway Museum and for the Mountain Homeplace.