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In a stark contrast to what might come to mind when someone from Eastern Kentucky hears the term “bootlegger,” but with a decidedly vintage leaning, Paintsville native Blake Bundy and wife Chelsie, are bootleggers of the modern era, having built a successful business around the design and sa…

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After several months of flaring COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, Public Health Director Julie Bush said that, while she remains “cautiously optimistic,” new cases have now been on the decline for three weeks in a row and that, were there to be a spike in cases after this month’s Autumn Fest…

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During the regular meeting of the Johnson County Fiscal Court, Johnson County Judge-Executive Mark McKenzie directed the attention of the county commissioners to an unspecified large cost on the court’s monthly statements attributed to “involuntary evaluations,” which prompted questions abou…

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With a history stretching all the way back to 1913, when it functioned as the Consolidation Coal Company’s office and several other businesses in Van Lear, what is now known as the Van Lear Coal Miner’s Museum is celebrating another, shorter anniversary this year — its 20th year hosting the …

On Sept. 30, Kentucky State Police (KSP) held the annual sworn awards ceremony in Lexington to honor 55 troopers and officers who put on a uniform each day to patrol Kentucky’s neighborhoods with a mission of serving and protecting their fellow citizens. The achievement awards presented were…

During this year's inaugural Alleyfest, which took place alongside the city's first Autumn Fest, Paintsville Mayor Bill Mike Runyon took the stage during the Kentucky Headhunters' set to dedicate the day to a special guest brought by the band -- 12-time Grammy award winning country Producer …