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After a successful first event in September, Paintsville’s Market 606 is set to return Saturday starting at 5 p.m. with an evening of local sh…

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Paintsville welcomed September with the first-ever Market 606 Saturday evening, with downtown stores open late and vendors lining the sides of…

In a special meeting Monday, the Paintsville Tourism Commission heard updates from Executive Director Josh Johnson on the past two months’ suc…

Paintsville Tourism has recently begun a project to bring music to Main Street, with the first phase placing speakers above the awning of The Historic Sipp Theatre and already complete, according to a statement from Tourism Director Josh Johnson.

“If you are on Main Street around the SIPP you will hear oldies music playing. Phase two work will start soon as we will be expanding out further into downtown,” Johnson said.

The Paintsville Tourism Commission is working closely with other agencies to plan a summer packed with events.

At Paintsville’s Town Hall, Tourism Executive Director Josh Johnson reminded attendees of the regular events that tourism helps plan and sponsor. 

Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. will be a showing of “Jaws” as the monthly movie night at the Historic SIPP Theatre, where $5 buys admission as well as popcorn and a drink. Next month, “Top Gun” will play July 21. Every week there is Front Porch Pickin’ at the Country Music Highway Museum at 7 p.m., and there is a dinner club at the museum every second Friday of the month with rotating themes, including “Kahoot Night” July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Following the success of the first such meeting in March, the City of Paintsville hosted its second town hall-style meeting with various city departments and agencies Tuesday evening at the Historic SIPP Theatre.

Mayor Bill Mike Runyon welcomed audience members and introduced city department heads, including Paintsville Tourism Commission Executive Director Josh Johnson, Mark McKenzie with the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, Paintsville Recreation Director Scott “Shoes” Hale and Catherine Castle and Lara Pack with the Paintsville/Johnson County Trail Town Committee.