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Paintsville mayor convicted of three charges

Porter acquitted on one count; sentencing set for Jan. 13

LONDON — A federal court jury Tuesday convicted Paintsville Mayor Bob Porter of three of four charges against him. ...subscribers>>

Water report sparks concerns

Residents in three Big Sandy counties are concerned following a report that a cancer-causing chemical was found in their drinking water. ...subscribers>>

Eagles shutout Boyd County 56-0

PAINTSVILLE — Brutal is what Boyd County coach John Gilliam called Johnson Central's win Friday night. ...subscribers>>

Tigers slip by Bourbon Co., remain undefeated

PAINTSVILLE — The No. 1 ranked Class A Paintsville Tigers were tested on the road last week at Bourbon County. ...subscribers>>

Paintsville, Pikeville and Whitesburg students to particiate in first-ever Appalachian Health Hackathon

SOMERSET High school students in Eastern Kentucky will have the opportunity to work alongside researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, thanks to Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). ...subscribers>>
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McDonald's hosts JCHS McTeacher's Night

PAINTSVILLE — McDonald's at 305 North Mayo Trail in Paintsville recently hosted a McTeacher's Night fundraiser in conjunction with Johnson Central High School's boys' soccer team. ...subscribers>>
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Acute Stroke Ready

HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL Center president and CEO Bud Warman officially announced Wednesday, Sept. ...subscribers>>
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