In keeping with what has become a staple of its monthly meetings, the Johnson County Schools Board of Education selected two new recipients for its Golden Eagle Award in October.

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A crash in Johnson County between a civilian and a Pike County Sheriff’s deputy on U.S. 23 near Hilltop Road resulted in one fatality, according to Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Clark, who is performing an ongoing investigation into the collision.

Johnson County voters turned out to the polls Tuesday to decide several important local, state and federal elections.

With midterm elections on the ballot and numerous local offices up for the taking, Johnson County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote in several races that will have a meaningful impact on the community and might act as an early predictor for 2019’s gubernatorial race, a…

Students in Spanish classes at Johnson Central High School took part this week in a celebration to learn about Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday in which families remember their deceased ancestors.

American Electric Power announced Monday that Brett Mattison will replace Matt Satterwhite as president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power.

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During a tour of Kentucky on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul stopped at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville to talk to the Paintsville Rotary Club and assembled guests about how national policies are affecting their lives.

Hands and Feet Ministry visited City National Bank in Paintsville on Tuesday for the presentation of a $1,000 check supporting the ministry’s efforts to clothe and care for Johnson County children.

PIKEVILLE — During a press conference held by superintendents from across Eastern Kentucky and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) during its FIRE (Forging Innovation in Rural Education) Summit held Wednesday at the East Kentucky Expo Center, officials discussed a position pap…

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President Donald J. Trump’s daughter and personal advisor Ivanka Trump, together with Gov. Matt Bevin, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and others, toured the Haas eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute with founder and director Kathy Walker on Friday as part of a tour of workforce development sites…

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Local musicians volunteered time last week to play a concert at the Historic SIPP Theatre to benefit the Paintsville Police Department’s “Shop with a Cop” program.

Last week, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon released an audit of the 2017 financial statements of Johnson County Clerk Sallee Holbrook, finding no matters of noncompliance and no material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting. 

In the past four years, Johnson County and other Eastern Kentucky counties saw a sharp decline in the rate of drug overdose deaths, even as statewide rates for Kentucky continue to climb, according to a tool created by a social research team.

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Firefighters with the “B” shift at Paintsville Fire Department visited Paintsville Elementary School Tuesday and educated kindergarten students about fire safety, according to a statement by the PFD.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for information that would lead to the arrest of several individuals facing drug possession and trafficking charges who were indicted by a Johnson County grand jury Wednesday, according to Sheriff Dwayne Price.

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Correctional officers with the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center say they discovered the beginnings of an escape attempt at the jail Monday.

At the October meeting of the Paintsville City Council, Mayor Bill Mike Runyon updated council members and the audience about the city’s involvement in meetings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its ongoing research and development of a flood mitigation plan for which $118 million in …

A Johnson County man is facing additional charges after allegedly attempting to head-butt a Paintsville Police officer during the course of his arrest for public intoxication. 

At a special meeting of the Johnson County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive R. T. “Tucker” Daniel gave an update about the work being done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the reported $118 million in federal funding for Johnson County flood mitigation announced in July.

The Paintsville Independent Schools Board of Education heard a report from Superintendent David Gibson Monday at its monthly meeting wherein Gibson praised students for their successes and commended staff for helping push students toward higher achievement. 

A Paintsville woman was arrested by Paintsville Police Department officers Saturday during the Kentucky Apple Festival after she allegedly swore at an officer on Main Street in the vicinity of several bystanders and again Tuesday by Kentucky State Police troopers  after she was allegedly fou…

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With a huge parade and an evening of music headlined by Walker Montgomery, the 56th annual Kentucky Apple Festival is officially in the books.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office announced it is currently hosting an indoor yard sale at its location on Main Street to benefit the Full Baskets, Full Bellies charity that aims to present food baskets to children in need in our community, according to a statement released by the JCSO. 

The Johnson County Public Library has begun offering historical walking tours of downtown Paintsville, offering three dates in October where attendees can learn about the interesting past of the city, including the Civil War wherein Paintsville was a Union camp and saw several sorties, accor…

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Following a nomination from last winter, Paintsville Elementary School held a pep rally for students Monday after being named a National Blue Ribbon School, joining only four other public schools in the state to receive the prestigious designation, according to a statement from the U.S. Depa…

This week saw the release of student assessment results for school districts across the state and showed reason for Johnson County educators to both celebrate and to target areas for improvement, according to the data released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

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The City of Paintsville dedicated two roads in the Mayo Plaza Friday to the late City Councilman Jim Meek and Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Fran Jarrell in honor of the service each of the two gave to the community, according to a statement from Paintsvill…

On Thursday, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon released the results of an ongoing special investigation into KentuckyWired, the project aimed at building the backbone of a fiber broadband network throughout the state of Kentucky. Harmon concluded that given the current paramete…

In a roundup last week of individuals indicted by a Johnson County grand jury, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was able to make three arrests, with one more following this week  —but Sheriff Dwayne Price said there are still seven individuals that his office is seeking the public’s help …

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The Johnson County Board of Education selected recipients for the district’s Golden Eagle Award at its regular meeting Monday at Porter Elementary School, continuing the monthly practice that highlights one classified and one certified employee within the district for exemplary service.

In a special session Monday to set property tax rates for the coming year, the Johnson County Fiscal Court accepted the compensating rate for its own tax assessments and accepted rates from other taxing districts around Johnson County.

A Johnson County grand jury handed down 44 indictments Wednesday, among them an indictment of a Nicholasville man who was arrested in July on charges including burglary, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief after allegedly smashing the back door to a Nippa residence with a hammer and en…

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Fourth graders from across Johnson County gathered at Thealka Park on Thursday for the Johnson County Conservation District’s annual Conservation Day.

Prosecutors have recommended a three-year sentence in the case of one of two men allegedly involved in a January shootout in the Meally community.

ROBINSON CREEK — AppHarvest held a launch event at Shelby Valley High School Monday to announce the start of its Farming Now movement, offering programs at both the high school and university level to create an AgTech ecosystem in the area.

A study released this month by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on the state’s bounce back from the recession shows a rebound on par with neighboring states, though Eastern Kentucky has seen little of this growth and the state as a whole still lags behind national averages in key areas — tho…

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Students from Highland Elementary gathered alongside their grandparents at the Mountain Homeplace farm at Paintsville Lake State Park on Sept. 7 to honor grandparents for their contributions to Johnson County students’ lives, according to a statement from HES Principal Brenton Dials.

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