Johnson Central’s Bryce Tackett runs with the ball against Harlan County Friday night. The Golden Eagles crusied to a 56-6 win over the Black Bears in Class 4A District 8 action. Johnson Central improved to 8-0 on the season with the win. The Golden Eagles are scheduled to travel to Letcher …

Paintsville’s Fredrick James tries to come up with an interception against Betsy Layne Friday night. The Tigers rolled to a 44-0 win over Class A District 6 rival Betsy Layne. The win sets up next week’s district showdown against Raceland at home to decide who gets the No. 1 seed heading int…


As the 2019 57th District Soccer Tournament got under way Monday night, Prestonburg blanked the Martin County Cardinals 10-0 and two arch rivals went at it as Johnson Central was the home team on the scoreboard against the Paintsville Lady Tigers in lady’s action with the Lady Golden Eagles …


The Johnson Central Golden Eagles improved to 6-0 on the year Thursday night as they rolled the Tigers from Clay County 44-0.

Who: Paintsville (3-2) at Union (5-0)

HAZARD — Paintsville had its back against the wall on the road at Hazard without starting quarterback Jake Hyden.


The Johnson Central Golden Eagles took on their third out of state opponent in as many games Friday night as they also celebrated Homecoming activities as well. The Golden would defeated Sycamore Bishop, Ohio 34-8.


The Paintsville Tigers got back to their winning ways Friday night as they picked up a 41-35 win against Class 5A East Jessamine at Memorial Field.


 The Johnson Central Golden Eagles improved to 3-0 on the year with a big 59-29 road win over South Charleston Friday night.

Despite a stronger second half, the Paintsville Junior High Tigers football team couldn’t close the gap on the Pikeville Junior High Panthers Saturday night at Hambley Athletic Complex in Pikeville. The Tigers fell by a score of 46-22.


After falling to Prestonsburg in the 15th Region All “A” Classic, Paintsville rebounded with a 5-0 win over Powell County Thursday evening.

The Johnson Central Golden Eagles picked up their second win of the season Friday night, as they travelled north of the border to Charleston, W. Va. to take on an always tough Capital squad. Capital couldn’t hang with the Golden Eagles in the end as they fell 28-13.

The Paintsvile Tigers have gotten their football season off to a tremendous start so far. Opening the season with two games on the road is never easy, but the Tigers have picked up two big wins over two big opponents.


Who: Johnson Central (1-0) at Capital (W.Va.) (0-0)


The Paintsville Tigers opened the 2019 football season on the road Friday night against the Bulldogs of Lawrence County.

Paintsville held a youth football camp Thursday evening. Coach Joe Chirico and his staff and players hosted the camp for the youth of Paintsville.

The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association released their Preseason Top 5 Poll in the 15th Region and two-time defending region champion Paintsville comes in ranked third.

LEXINGTON — University of Kentucky senior linebacker Kash Daniel earned a spot on a 2019 Preseason Media Days All-Southeastern Conference Team. Daniel was honored as an All-SEC Third Team selection.

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 The Johnson Central Golden Eagles have been atop the mountain of class 4A high school football in the state of Kentucky for the past four seasons. Having been to the last four KHSAA state championship games in class 4A, the Golden Eagles and the Wildcats of Franklin-Simpson have appeared in…


 J.R. VanHoose had a career that was straight out of a storybook.

Alan Salisbury of River in Johnson County finished sixth in the Limited Late Model Division A Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Salisbyry is 25 years old and has been racing for 12 years. Salisbury is currently 11th in points in the Limited Late Model Division at Portsmouth. Salisbu…

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