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Man indicted for pre-fatality incident

PAINTSVILLE — The Johnson County Grand Jury issued 11 indictments last Wednesday, including one for a man charged with assault and theft of a vehicle who wound up later being arrested for murder in Lawrence County. ...subscribers>>

Lawsuits end in favor of jail board

PAINTSVILLE — A Johnson Circuit Court jury last week found in favor of the Big Sandy Regional Jail Authority in a lawsuit filed by a former employee, while the remaining claim in another suit involving the jail was dismissed in federal court. ...subscribers>>
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Popular business destroyed

PIGEON ROOST DAIRY Bar, often called "Walker's," burned Sunday night, and owner Lonnie Robinson said Monday that he didn't know if he and his wife, Dottie, would rebuild the structure. ...subscribers>>

Woman pleads guilty in prison case, charges against others dropped

PIKEVILLE — One person pleaded guilty and charges against two other defendants were dismissed in a drug-related case at the federal prison in Martin County. ...subscribers>>

Inmate pleads not guilty to murder

PIKEVILLE — An inmate pleaded not guilty to killing a fellow prisoner at the United States Penitentiary Big Sandy in Martin County in 2009. ...subscribers>>

Road work in Johnson begins

PAINTSVILLE Highway maintenance workers are drilling railroad steel to stabilize Ky. ...subscribers>>

Castle withdraws dismissal motion

PAINTSVILLE — A Johnson County woman who filed a motion to have her manslaughter and DUI indictment dismissed decided to drop the request Friday in Johnson Circuit Court and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Nov. ...subscribers>>

Probation & Parole promotes Compton

FRANKFORT Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Roberto Rodriguez announced the promotion of Gary Compton to supervisor of District 11 in Prestonsburg. ...subscribers>>
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FLOYD COUNTY WON a volunteer recruitment award through PRIDE for having the greatest increase in PRIDE Spring Cleanup volunteers from 2012-2013. ...subscribers>>

Man arrested after runaway girls found

LOUISA Two girls who were reported as runaways were located after the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office issued a release asking for help in locating them, and a 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to the case. ...subscribers>>
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