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Sun, Mar 29, 2015 06:21 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Issue

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Paintsville council OKs payroll tax hike

One-quarter percent increase will be in place for two years

PAINTSVILLE — The Paintsville City Council gave final approval Monday to an increase in the city's occupational tax. ...subscribers>>

3 plead guilty to fraud charges

PIKEVILLE — Sentencing is set for June for three members of a Floyd County family who admitted in federal court last week that they attempted to defraud insurance companies out of thousands of dollars. ...subscribers>>
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state champs

The Johnson Central High School cheerleading team earned first place at the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington last week. ...subscribers>>

Eagles fall to Ballard in first round

LEXINGTON — The Johnson Central Golden Eagles' fourth consecutive trip to the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament ended with a loss to 7th Region champion Ballard in the first round at Rupp Arena last Thursday. ...subscribers>>
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JCHS third in State Governor's Cup competition

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central High School finished third overall in the 30th Annual State Governor's Cup competition held in Louisville. ...subscribers>>
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PES captures another Governor's Cup title

PAINTSVILLE — The Paintsville Academic Tigers regained their Regional Governor's Cupchampionship title March 21 in competition hosted by Porter Elementary. ...subscribers>>
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