The first matchup between Johnson Central and Shelby Valley back on December 13th was a thriller as the Golden Eagles left the Robinson Creek with a 56-53 road win, so everyone pretty much knew the second meeting would prove equally as entertaining.

This past weekend the Johnson Central girls’ and boys’ bowling teams headed to Richmond Kentucky’s Galaxy Lanes Bowling Center for the 2020 Region All-Stars State Championship. Ninety of the best boys and girls bowlers in the state descended on the Central Kentucky town to compete for not on…

Kayla Moore Vanhoose wears many different hats at Johnson Central High School. From her duties as Library and Media Assistant to head volleyball coach to keeping stats for the boys basketball team, she has a love for students and athletes that is matched by few. This week, Moore Vanhoose ann…

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It’s comparable to Rocky II, when the Italian Stallion takes on Apollo Creed in their famous rematch. Or Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manilla.” Hands down, the Paintsville versus Johnson Central game is one of the biggest events in the area and it never disappoints.

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To most coaches in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, it is a big honor to be recognized any time for their hard work and dedication to their kids, team or the school in general. There are different awards that can be bestowed upon a coach, such as, with our publication at the end of each se…

The Johnson Central Golden Eagles travelled to Inez Monday night for the second meeting in 57th district play against the Martin County Cardinals. Martin County escaped Johnson County with a close 51-48 overtime win back on January 2nd and were trying to complete the regular season sweep aga…

For generations baseball has been America’s pastime. Growing up in rural eastern Kentucky with no professional sports teams in the state, locals have for the most part adopted the Cincinnati Reds as their home team.

Phelps and Paintsville both picked up wins in the 15th Region All “A” Classic Wednesday evening at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. The two teams now advance to take on each other in the 15th Region All “A” Classic semifinals Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Shelby Valley and Prestonsburg were scheduled…

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In any sport, it’s always the biggest game in all of Johnson County. Johnson Central at Paintsville. Friday night was no different as Tommy McKenzie’s Golden Eagles made the trip across town to visit Landon Slone’s Tigers. With the passion these kids bring, this game never disappoints and Fr…

Pikeville jumped out to an early lead over Paintsville in the opening round of the 15th Region All “A” Classic at the Appalachian Wireless Arena Thursday night and never looked back.

After falling to Russell 83-81 in overtime Saturday, the Golden Eagles rebounded with a 75-58 win over Pikeville Monday night.

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The 2019 football season has come to an end.

As football season has finally drawn to a close basketball season is now in full swing. As the teams from Johnson County prepare for the Christmas break, they will be on the road for a big part of that break to hone their skills as they await March.

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It was a rematch of last year’s 15th Region Tournament title game Thursday night as the Pikeville Lady Panther’s travelled up U.S. 23 to visit Johnson Central. The Lady Golden Eagles were dominant in the first half, but fell to the defending region champs, 55-45.  

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LEXINGTON — A championship was at stake Saturday evening, but something more important was in store as well — Pride.

The Paintsville Lady Tigers are coming off of a 20 win season and are the defending 15th Region All “A” Classic champions, but coach Les Trimble will have to rely on his underclassman heavily if they want to repeat that success from a year ago.

Paintsville’s Nick Keeton dives on a loose ball last week against Williamsburg in the Class A semifinals. The Tigers picked up a 44-20 win over Kentucky Country Day in the Class A semifinals. Paintsville will take on rival Pikeville in the Class A state championship next Friday at 2:00 p.m. …

Madsionville North-Hopkins travelled the entire length of the Bluegrass State Friday night as they made their way to Eagle Field for the Class 4A state semifinals against Jim Matney and his Johnson Central Golden Eagles. It will be a long and reflective ride home for the Maroons as Johnson C…