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    Monday Mar 23 | The Big Sandy News

    The Paintsville City Council met in special session Tuesday to consider first reading of an ordinance to increase the city's occupational tax. LOWMANSVILLE - Funeral services were held Monday for a Johnson County woman who died in a house fire a fire early Thursday morning.


  2. The Fifty Years WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Economist

    ... investment has not materialised. Perry County, which contains Hazard, has an employment rate of 42.5%; in Johnson County, which contains Paintsville, it is 41% (the national rate is 57.6%). In both Paintsville and Hazard the Mountain Association for ...


  3. Woman Killed In Johnson County FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    Officials with the W.R. Castle Fire Department say the fire broke out in a home along Castle Fork Road, off U.S. 23 in the Lowmansville community, around 2 a.m. They confirm a woman died in the fire, but have not released any information about the victim. Lexington police continue to investigate after four people broke into a home Thursday morning.


  4. PRESTON, William J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Dayton Daily News

    News Death Notice PRESTON, William J. Age 92, of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanne in 1986 and parents William J. and Myrtle Preston of Johnson County, KY, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.


  5. Sen. Julian Carroll pushes bill to update fracking regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | State Journal

    ... of Pennsylvania a permit to begin operations as the first deep-well operation of its kind in Kentucky in Johnson County. Drilling operations for natural gas, specifically Deep Horizontal Well #572360, would tap into the Rogersville Shale that is ...


  6. Shawnee will consider $23.8M in incentives for Dick's-anchored centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Business Journal

    ... by big-box-anchored retail. One other hurdle that remains to be cleared is a pending lawsuit filed in Johnson County District Court in December by Richard and Phyllis Travers , who live on a stretch of Bell Road near the Shawnee Landing site. The ...


  7. Icy Roads Making Commutes Difficult In Eastern Ky.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... some parts of the state. Police are dealing with multiple accidents and highway closures in Eastern Kentucky. Johnson County dispatch is dealing with more than 20 wrecks right now due to dangerous road conditions. Icy roads are popping up all over ...


  8. Book recounts colorful history of the Paintsville StockyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Floyd County Times

    Author John H. Preston's latest book, "History and Tales of the Paintsville Stockyard," is now out in paperback and bookstores and other outlets. The book takes a comprehensive look at this well-known Johnson County landmark, providing a detailed history of its beginning on the outskirts of Paintsville, up to its present-day location at Staffordsville.


  9. Forum with area leaders plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Floyd County Times

    ... sit on the panel. They include: The event is being organized by the Floyd County, Letcher County, Paintsville-Johnson County, and Southeast Kentucky Chambers of Commerce, with finanical support provided by AT&T. Ralph B. Davis is managing editor of ...


  10. Two Hurt When Car Hits Rockslide In Johnson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    Laurel County deputies have arrested a man they call a dangerous fugitive. It happened on Highway 25 south of London early Sunday morning.


  11. Fracking debate may be on way to KentuckyRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2015 | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    ... be significant pocket of oil and gas in the Rogersville shale and that's what the companies have interest in. Johnson County Clerk Sallee Holbrook said there were 1,331 oil and gas leases signed in 2014, compared to 406 in 2013. In Lawrence County, ...


  12. KSP Investigates Fatal Accident in Johnson CountyRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | Kentucky State Police

    The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision in Johnson County, that occurred in the morning hours of January 08, 2014. The initial investigation indicates that Randall Powers, 34 years old of Sitka, Kentucky, was driving on KY Route 3 in the Van Lear community, when an oncoming vehicle traveling south crossed the level median into the opposite lane, striking the 2002 Ford Ranger operated by Powers.


  13. Hundreds of Kentucky students still learning during snow dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | WKYT

    ... that they are already familiar with. Boyle County, Corbin Independent, Grant County, Jessamine County, Johnson County, Lawrence County, Leslie County, Owsley County, Pike County, Taylor County, Todd County, Washington County and Wolfe County school ...


  14. Jenny Wiley hosts annual mobility-impaired huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Floyd County Times

    ... and the Floyd County Hunter Education Organization were all involved in this year's mobility-impaired hunt. Johnson County resident Richard Rohr was among the hunters who took a deer. Rohr attended his first hunt thanks in part to Backyard Outdoors ...


  15. Hawkins retires from courthouse after 16 yearsRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | Tomahawk Online

    Carolyn Wilson Hawkins has been an integral part of the Johnson County Circuit Court for the past 16 years. 10 comments

  16. Stolen excavator recoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Floyd County Times

    ... owners of Ousley Concrete and Construction were happy to hear that their stolen excavator had been found in Johnson County on Friday night. The machine, an IHI 35N light excavator, was taken from the parking lot of the Floyd County Extension office ... 20 comments

  17. Unemployment continues to improve from 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Floyd County Times

    ... the Big Sandy region, where Floyd had the second-lowest unemployment rate. Taking the top spot, as usual, was Johnson County, which posted a rate of 7.3 percent, up from 6.7 percent in October, but down from 9.6 percent a year ago. Magoffin County ...


  18. Big Sandy Singers, Band ring in holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Floyd County Times

    ... Singers and Band Friday, December 19, at the Country Music Highway Museum in Paintsville. Bethany Runyon, of Johnson County, performed during a special Christmas Concert with the Big Sandy Singers and Band Friday, December 19, at the Country Music ...


  19. Paintsville lawyer, son plead guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Floyd County Times

    ... period of five years. As part of the recommended sentence, Mary Lou Chandler, who practiced as an attorney in Johnson County, also agrees to give up her Kentucky Bar Association membership and no longer practice law in Kentucky." Additionally, her ...


  20. Kentucky Attorney Pleads Guilty To Selling DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    A prominent Johnson County defense attorney and her son have pleaded guilty to selling drugs. Mary Lou Chandler, and her son Matthew, were indicted for selling prescription drugs to a sheriff's department informant.