Former Johnson Teacher Sentenced to 14 Years for Sexually Exploiting Minor

A former high school teacher in Johnson County, Ky., who previously admitted to sexually exploiting a minor student, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced 26 year-old Robert Cantrell, of Versailles, Ky., for illegally enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Read More

First vehicles to drive on new Mountain Parkway roadway this week

Road crews are continuing to move forward with major road construction west of Salyersville, and their progress will allow motorists to drive on the first new roadway from the Mountain Parkway Expansion beginning this week. Read More

Downtown Paintsville Christmas Celebration Rescheduled

The date of Downtown Paintsville’s Annual Christmas Parade and celebration is being rescheduled.

The event was originally set to be held on December 5, but Paintsville Main Street Director Bonnie Porter tells us the event is being moved to Saturday, December 12, 2015.

The re-scheduling comes to accommodate the potential of local high school football teams playing in championship rounds.

The Christmas Parade will kick off at 2PM on Saturday, December 12th.

Pointe of Joy will be performing at the SIPP that evening and the city Christmas tree at the old courthouse on Court Street will be lit for the season.

More event details will be released as organizers re-schedule accordingly.

Burglary Reported at Big Sandy RECC

Police in Paintsville are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday night.

It happened some time after 9PM at Big Sandy RECC’s offices on 11th Street.

Police haven’t released any information on damages or if anything was stolen in the burglary.

If you have any information on the incident, you are asked to contact Paintsville Police.

Deputies Searching for Van Lear Woman Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

On Saturday, November 14th 2015 Deputy Byron Fairchild responded to an anonymous call of possible animal cruelty 261 Wolf Pen Branch in Van Lear.

The caller stated the individual in question was not taking care of her dogs properly. Read More

Meth Lab Bust in Downtown Paintsville

On the afternoon of Friday, November 13th 2015 the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of a possible Meth Lab at 412 West Main Street, Apt #3 in Paintsville.

Deputy Byron Fairchild, Chief Deputy Kevin Pelphrey, and Sheriff Dwayne Price responded. Read More

Lawrence Co Woman Facing DUI Charges after Johnson County Crash

On the night of Friday, November 13th 2015 Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Byron Fairchild responded to a call of a single vehicle collision on US460 near Green Valley Road.

Upon Fairchild’s arrival he observed a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix that had taken out approximately 40 feet of guardrail before spinning out of control and coming to rest in the middle of US460. Read More

Annexation Draws Crowd to Paintsville City Council Meeting

There was a large crowd on hand for the Paintsville City Council Meeting last Monday evening.

Before getting into the business at hand, Paintsville Mayor Bob Porter had some announcements to make. Read More

JCHS State Football Champs Recognized at Fiscal Court Meeting

Johnson County Judge Executive Tucker Daniel began last Monday’s Johnson County Fiscal Court meeting recognizing the Johnson County Middle School’s recent achievements as state football champions.

But before entirely doing so the fiscal court took care of their monthly business and also approved the hiring of two men for the road department since one had retired from there and another one retiring at the end of the year. Read More

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