At the Johnson County Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, Superintendent Thom Cochran announced that interim Principal Shawn Hall at Johnson County Middle School will be taking on the role permanently, following a decision by the school's Site-Based Decision Making Council.

Two individuals from Ohio and California were arrested on Saturday on charges including endangering the welfare of a minor, public alcohol intoxication and DUI after PPD officers observed them operating a vehicle with an unrestrained child in the front seat, according to court documents.

The East Kentucky Gearheads held their first weekend Cruiz'N of the year Saturday, with a change of venue to the Mayo Plaza providing more space for the cars on display and more parking for the visitors. For more information on upcoming car shows, find the East Kentucky Gearheads on Facebook…

A River man was arrested in the Escom Chandler Park Saturday after, the Paintsville Police Department reported, he was found to be in possession of more than 4 grams of meth.

Five people were indicted by a Johnson County grand jury for allegedly being involved in the Apr. 8 burglary of one of the suspects' grandfather.

Thursday, the board of the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center met for its regular meeting outside the jail, at the Johnson County Fiscal Court, and the main topic discussed was balancing the need to keep the jail from being overcrowded versus the need to keep the jail’s budget intact.