The Johnson County Jeep Club met Saturday for a ride in honor of the nation’s veterans, delivering approximately 32 large print Bibles to the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard and receiving a tour of the facility from staff.

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The Boy Scouts of America Troop/Pack 833 of Hagerhill and the American Legion Youth Group, along with the Veterans Referral Center of Paintsville, held their very first public Veterans Day Community Flag Retirement Ceremony on Nov. 11 behind the Johnson Central High School football field. Lo…

On Wednesday, Nov. 6 the Johnson County Health Department hosted an Opiod Response Community Planning Meeting at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville. The event was attended by more than 65 members of the community, including representatives of the Kentucky State Police and City of Paintsville Mayo…

Each year, members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) from across the country come together to celebrate their accomplishments and find inspiration for their next steps. The 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo, held Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 in Indianapolis, Indiana, was attended by Johns…

A West Van Lear man and East Point woman were arrested Wednesday after Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies searching for the suspect in a drive-by shooting discovered more than 250 dosage units of what was believed to be gabapentin, according to court documents.

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Christian Appalachian Project and Lowe’s employees braved the cold together from Wednesday through Friday this week building a new porch and deck with wheelchair accessibility for a Wittensville man as part of Lowe’s Give Back program and alongside the work CAP does everyday.

On last Saturday, Nov. 2, members of the community gathered at Fountain Park in Paintsville on a chilly fall morning for the Poetry in the Park event hosted by the Paintsville/ Johnson County Garden Club and The Johnson County Public Library.

The Johnson County Cooperative Extension Office hosted a Cook Wild Kentucky event during the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 5. Attended by just under 30 adults and children alike, the free event aimed to educate the public on cooking wild game, focusing on nutritious recipes and expanding on knowl…

The 38th Annual Holiday Happenings Craft & Antique Show, hosted by the Johnson County Extension Homemakers in collaboration with the Ramada Inn of Paintsville and Paintsville Tourism, was held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

A fire broke out during the morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 5 at a residence on Lewis Drive in Paintsville. Paintsville Fire Department Chief Rick Ratliff stated that, “There were four occupants in the house” and that the home is “beyond repair.”


While Johnson Countians are mourning the loss of former Johnson Judge-Executive “Tucker” Daniel, who passed away at the age of 80 after health complications on Saturday, Nov. 2, current and former officials, and others, are honoring his memory.

A Paintsville woman was arrested Saturday after a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said he saw her driving a bicycle on Ky. 581, riding in the “middle of a lane,” with no lights or reflectors visible from the rear of the bike and discovered suspected methamphetamine on her person, according t…

The Johnson County Animal Shelter will be hosting a Furry Fall Fundraiser event from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Paintsville Recreation Center. The event, described as a gospel sing, chili dinner, and vendor fair, will serve as a way to raise money for the shelter and “its contin…

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Voters made a statement in Johnson County Tuesday night, voting by a substantial margin for Republican candidates in each of the races on this year’s ballot, including incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin, who captured approximately 60.3 percent of Johnson County’s vote with a total of 3,988 votes.


A Paintsville man was arrested Wednesday on charges including meth trafficking after Paintsville Police Department Chief Mike Roe and Capt. Johnathon Holbrook attempted to serve the man with active warrants, according to court documents.

A Magoffin County woman was sentenced to 24 months in prison this past week on a charge of tampering with a controlled substance, a crime which allegedly occurred while she was employed at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.

Johnson Countians makes the most of a cold, wet and windy Halloween in the Cross Creek community as the county went ahead with trick-or-treat despite the forecast condition.

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The Fifth Annual Pumpkin House event, held at the Historic Stafford House in Paintsville, was held Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, hosted by Paintsville Main Street and the Johnson County Extension Homemakers, included a pumpkin contest, costume contest, refreshments, games and storytelling.

The Johnson County Schools Board of Education recognized two more Golden Eagle Award winners at its regular meeting Monday, this time choosing classified employee Joyce Meadows and certified employee Tania Holbrook.

The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center board tabled a proposal to hire on Kellwell Food Management during its regular meeting last Thursday, citing the possibility of a per-meal cost increase and keeping on two extra employees if they did not transfer to employment through Kellwell.

The Dawkins Fall Fun Ride of 2019 was held last Sunday, Oct. 27. The event, hosted by the Paintsville/ Johnson County Trail Town Committee, served as an opportunity for those from near and far to enjoy the Dawkins Line Rail Trail to gather and enjoy the trail on foot or bike. The committee s…

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative held a press conference Tuesday during which Johnson County educational leaders joined other superintendents from the area to speak about the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and their positions on the needs and challenges facing Kent…

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Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center’s administration team and Pulmonologist Ayesha Sikder, MD, representing the medical staff, presented a sponsorship check to Johnson Central Middle School’s Community Problem Solving (CmPS) team, The Juul Breakers, according to a statement from PBH.

The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center Board heard an update from BSRDC Administrator Byron Hansford at its regular monthly meeting Thursday in relation to the board’s recent proposal to cut booking fees in half at the jail.


On Sunday, Oct. 20 members of the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church in Johnson County gathered to commemorate two historic anniversaries — the 100th year of the church itself, and the 50th year of pastor Richard Williams.

Paintsville High School alumni and former band members joined with the school’s current band at the school’s homecoming football game against Betsy Lane to play the national anthem as well as some fight songs throughout the game.

Bradley Adams, the 11-year-old son of Kyle and Kristin Adams and a student of Paintsville Elementary School, was named the winner of The Paintsville Herald’s annual Halloween Coloring Contest. Adams was awarded a gift basket full of candy, spooky novelties, and a Dairy Queen gift card.

Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center has announced that the hospital, along with the Johnson County Health Department, will be hosting the second World Diabetes Day Lunch and Learn and Health Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Nov.14 at the Ramada Inn of Paintsville .

A Paintsville business owner who was indicted last month on industrial hemp trafficking charges and arrested was given a recommended sentence in Johnson County Circuit Court Friday to two years of diversion and was issued an injunction against selling hemp plant matter in the future, with bo…

The investigation launched by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office last week into the death of Joseph Snipes II, who was shot and killed by his “estranged wife,” according to a statement from the JCSO, is still ongoing, police said this week.


A Johnson County teacher was recognized for her contributions to the educations of local children last week when she was selected to receive a Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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During the evening of Saturday, Oct. 19, Porter Elementary School hosted its Fall Festival. The event included various activities inside the school, food options and auctions/raffles for students and their families to enjoy. One of the prizes raffled during the event was a once-in-a-lifetime…

Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. The annually held event is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed nationwide.

The Christian Appalachian Project selected John and Jean Rosenberg with Appalachian Research and Defense Fund (AppalReD) and Texas Roadhouse as its 2019 Champions of Appalachia.

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October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Johnson County’s Veterans Referral Center joined the community in rallying for the cause.

Last week, State Auditor Mike Harmon released a report detailing accounting errors made by the Johnson County Fiscal Court during the past fiscal year, which Johnson County Judge-Executive Mark McKenzie addressed at the JCFC’s regular meeting Monday.