A Salyersville woman was arrested on multiple drug charges and for allegedly attempting to murder a Johnson County deputy Wednesday evening after a multi-county pursuit, according to a statement from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Two individuals are deceased after a collision on U.S. 460 near its intersection with Ky. 825 near Oil Springs and the Johnson/Magoffin County line, according to Kentucky State Police.

Sen. Brandon Smith and Rep. Bobby McCool are Johnson County’s legislative delegation in Frankfort, and after a productive session of the General Assembly, both came back to the Ramada Inn and Conference Center for a breakfast with the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce to offer updates.

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Johnson Central High School’s academic team is coming home this week with its first overall victory from the state Governor’s Cup finals at the Galt House in Louisville.

With a strong run in both team and individual competitions, the Johnson County Middle School academic team earned third place at the state Governor’s Cup in Louisville this weekend.

A Johnson County man who pleaded guilty to his role in a truck theft and fleeing from Kentucky State Police troopers in December was sentenced in Johnson County Circuit Court Friday to serve more than 14 years in prison for the crimes.

The Johnson County Fiscal Court agreed Monday to proceed with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highways District 12’s list of recommended improvements under the Johnson County Rural Secondary Road Program. 

At the outset of the regular Paintsville City Council meeting for March, Mayor Bill Mike Runyon updated the public on efforts to clean up the city.

A Paintsville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly biting an officer during an altercation with police during an incident on Pine Street on Mar. 4, in which officers, including Paintsville Police Department Officer Zach Mitchell, responded to a complaint of a “noxious odor” at a re…

Motivational speaker, performer and author Hasan Davis will be featured in a program called “An Evening of Education and Excitement,” to be held at the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum in Staffordsville Tuesday, March 19.

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Paintsville Police Department officers and Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to work towards cracking down on meth trafficking in Paintsville and Johnson County, according to PPD Chief Mike Roe, who said controlled buys and work with confidential informants led to arrests tota…

Data collection is ongoing to determine whether those affected by flooding on Feb. 23 will receive federal relief, according to Paintsville/Johnson Count Emergency Management Director Gary McClure, who said PJCEM was still receiving some calls about flood damage.

Dozens of children gathered at the Paintsville Recreation Center on Thursday for a carnival-style celebration of the life and works of children’s author Dr. Seuss, put on by the Johnson County Public Library.

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A Paintsville man was arrested on charges including arson and wanton endangerment Thursday after a vacant house on Pine Street caught fire, according to Paintsville Police Department officer Zach Mitchell.

The Paintsville Police Department netted three meth busts in February thanks to controlled buys orchestrated by Capt. John Holbrook in conjunction with confidential informants, according to PPD Chief Mike Roe.

After being forced to keep schools out of session Monday due to high water and blocked roadways, Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thom Cochran said certain facilities were kept open and operational Monday as a place for students who could attend to have access to power, heat and food.

Weekend flooding across Johnson County has affected numerous homes and businesses, with the Oil Springs Cultural Arts and Recreation Center among them.

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Excessive rainfall throughout last week and into the weekend led to floods and high waters across Johnson County Saturday evening, with waters remaining high well into Sunday, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center board convened Thursday and, over the course of nearly three hours, addressed multiple issues at the jail.

Paintsville’s Haas eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute will see a $1.5 million investment from the Appalachian Regional Commission, for the expansion of the workforce development program, Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government announced this week.

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The Johnson County Schools Board of Education cancelled school Wednesday due to “high water concerns” and a forecast that included continued heavy rain, according to a statement from the district.

The third time was a charm for Floyd County teenager Maddox Parsons, a student at Pikeville Junior High School who won the overall prize in the annual Big Sandy MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, Feb. 16. 

A Johnson County man who sustained severe burns in a June 2018 fire and who overcame the odds to survive was welcomed back home Friday in a big way — although that home looks different today.

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Johnson Central High School is once again bound for the state Governor’s Cup competition, winning the Region 15 competition held this Saturday. Paintsville High School tied for fifth place overall among the 13 schools represented, alongside Shelby Valley High School.

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The Paintsville High School Community Problem Solving team has its yearly project underway, this time focusing on the “silent problem” of a disappearing Appalachian culture, according to PHS student Matt Tackett. The program is adopting the name “Pronounced Appalachia.”

Administrators at the Johnson County School District released a statement Monday evening detailing the threat, which was deemed Tuesday morning not to be credible after Kentucky State Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies and Paintsville Police Department officers responded to the high s…

A Hagerhill man was arrested Thursday after Kentucky State Police troopers served the man with a Floyd County indictment warrant alongside a probation and parole warrant from Georgia, leading to new meth trafficking charges as well, according to court documents.

The Paintsville City Council took several routine actions at its regular meeting Monday, but the meeting ended with discussion about the city’s appearance.

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The Paintsville Independent Schools Board of Education honored two educators who passed away at its regular meeting Monday evening by signing a proclamation to honor both a retired teacher and one who was actively employed at the school as a special education director.

PIKEVILLE — The proposal from EnerBlu to build a more than $300 million battery cell manufacturing plant at the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park has been suspended by the company as it looks to move into another direction, EnerBlu announced Tuesday.


W.R. Castle Fire-Rescue responded late Wednesday evening to a crash on U.S. 23 near Witten Lane, in which a vehicle traveling on the highway struck a large boulder that had fallen into the road after a rock slide, according to a statement from WRCFS.

A Johnson County man was arrested twice recently, includingone incident in which he allegedly endangered the welfare of a minor.

A community leader, former teacher and member of many community service organizations, Emogene Puckett Burton Chandler passed away at Thursday, Jan. 31, at the age of 96 leaving behind a legacy of service to her community and a passion for education.

The Johnson County Health Department is continuing to seek the implementation of a needle exchange in Johnson County as a means to stem the tide of discarded syringes in the community and to help ease those with intravenous drug abuse issues into treatment, according to JCHD Director Julie Bush.

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The silhouette of the First Baptist Church in Paintsville is returning to normal after crews worked Tuesday to erect a new steeple on the building’s northwest end. 

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City and county leaders joined together Thursday for another town hall-style meeting with the public, addressing what these local civic organizations have been doing, answering questions and laying out plans for the year ahead.

With temperatures in Johnson County hitting single digits this week, Highland Elementary’s Community Problem Solving team has been hard at work making certain local residents in need of all ages have warm clothes and more.

Two inmates from Big Sandy Regional Detention Center are back in custody after an alleged escape Friday morning, Paintsville Police said.

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The Johnson County Schools Board of Education praised Central Elementary School students at its regular meeting Monday evening, with special attention given to the CES Community Problem Solving Team, who has recently begun work on writing a series of grants to help reduce stress in student’s…

With severe winter weather moving into Johnson County this week, an ounce of prevention and a little preparation could make a huge difference — or even save a life, officials are saying.

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The Johnson County School District closed down Wednesday amidst reports that a case of hepatitis A, alongside multiple cases of influenza A and B, had been discovered in schools within the district, according to a statement from Superintendent Thom Cochran, who said the school would be close…

Johnson County telecommunications provider Foothills announced this week they would be opening account support options for federal employees in its markets that have been affected by the government shutdown. 

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center is conducting a count of homeless persons in Johnson County on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to a statement from MCCC, which will be working in conjunction with other organizations centered on helping the homeless to conduct the K-Count in conjunction with …