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Tue, Jul 28, 2015 02:43 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Issue

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Flooding Frenzy: 1 dead, 7 others unaccounted for in Johnson Co.

PAINTSVILLE — One person is confirmed to have died and several others are unaccounted for in Johnson County as a result of flash flooding Monday afternoon that resulted in Gov. ...subscribers>>

Uhlmann pleads guilty to murder in wife's death

LOUISA — A Lawrence County man charged in the kidnapping and murder of his wife pleaded guilty Friday as part of a plea agreement with the commonwealth's attorney office. ...subscribers>>
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District Champions

The Paintsville 11-12-year-old All-Stars won the District 7 championship. ...subscribers>>

UK's Big Blue Madness ticket distribution dates set for October

LEXINGTON Big Blue Madness, the unofficial tip-off to the 2015-16 University of Kentucky men's and women's basketball seasons, has been set for Oct. ...subscribers>>
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New BSCTC president speaks with Paintsville Kiwanis Club

PAINTSVILLE Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Paintsville Kiwanis club Wednesday, June 24, at the Ramada Inn Hotel and Conference Center. ...subscribers>>

'Zipline for Judi's Place' set for Saturday, July 18

PIKEVILLE — Zipping through the trees and down the hillside is a great way to see the forest and beautiful mountains that surround Pikeville. ...subscribers>>
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