Johnson County Newswire

Johnson County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Johnson County, KY.

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  1. Mable PittsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Morning Journal

    Mable Lee Blair - Pitts age 97 of Salem passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at Essex #3 of Salem, Oh. She was born April 9, 1919 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Sonny and Stella Blevins.

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  2. Heat Wave BrewingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... it was ti... Kentucky singing star Marlana Vanhoose will be gracing yet another national stage this week. The Johnson County native is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday. ...

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  3. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    The Johnson County native is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday. Vanhoose's voice has opened doors for her to sing at some of the largest sporting events in the country.

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    Wednesday Jul 13 | The Big Sandy News

    ... County Extension Office, was the guest speaker at the Louisa Rotary Club's July 7 meeting. PAINTSVILLE - The Johnson County Public Library will host its next Family Fun Day, "Christmas in July", Saturday, July 16, from 10 a. PRESTONSBURG - Big Sandy ...

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  5. Survivors Remember Johnson Co. Flood One Year LaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky One year ago today, the Flat Gap Community in Johnson County experienced historic flooding that destroyed more than 50 homes and claimed four lives. The creek rose up so fast that many people had to be rescued.

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  6. Tours aim to show need for new $182M JoCo courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Business Journal

    Johnson County will begin hosting tours of its downtown Olathe courthouse on Monday to build awareness of the need for a $182 million replacement.

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  7. Vance wins Thunder in the Mountains raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Floyd County Times

    ... his dominance at 201 Speedway on Friday night, winning the Thunder in the Mountains feature race at the Johnson County track. With the victory, Vance claimed a $3,000 winner's check. Vance put the P20 Modified in victory lane as part of the annual ...

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    Wednesday Jun 29 | The Big Sandy News

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a lower-court ruling that concluded a petition seeking a recall election for the Johnson County Board of Education's property tax rate increase in 2014 was fatally flawed. LOUISA - Lawrence County declared a state of emergency last week following heavy storms with torrential rain and strong winds that caused damage throughout the area.

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  9. Kentucky Opry to host Kelsie May as special guest performer -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Floyd County Times

    Billie Jean Osborne's Kentucky Opry will continue its summer season on Saturday, July 2 with the appearance of Kelsie May, a local rising star. A Louisa native, May made noise in 2015 on NBC's The Voice when three judges turned their chairs around for her while she was singing "You're Looking at Country," by music legend and Johnson County native Loretta Lynn.

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  10. Tour groups enjoy sites, events in Floyd County -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Floyd County Times

    ... Middle Creek Battle Field. Enjoying their time in the area, the tour groups also visited local attractions in Johnson County such as the Loretta Lynn Home Place, Mountain Homeplace and the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum. "We are pleased to ...

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  11. Walk held in honor of Elder Abuse Awareness Month -Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Floyd County Times

    ... Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt, Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale, Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton, Johnson County Judge-Executive R.T. "Tucker" Daniel (Lillian Wheeler) and Martin Mayor Samuel Howell took time to participate in the Walk for a ...

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    Jun 15, 2016 | The Big Sandy News

    Big Sandy Community and Technical College's East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium kicked off the first of seven summer camps on June 2. PRESTONSBURG HIGH SCHOOL students Isabella Jacobs and Ally Davis were selected to perform in the State Solo Festival in Louisville May 21. PAINTSVILLE - The Johnson County Public Library will host a book signing with local author John Sparks Thursday, June 16, from 4 p. PIKEVILLE - The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine recently held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members.

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  13. Woman accused of stealing $25,000 Overland Park school groupRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2016 | KHGI

    An Olathe woman faces charges accusing her of stealing thousands of dollars from a suburban Kansas City school's parent teacher organization. Christine Ann Glover is charged in Johnson County District Court with one count of felony theft.

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    Jun 1, 2016 | The Big Sandy News

    Big Sandy Community and Technical College , in conjunction with the Floyd County and Johnson County Adult Education programs, held a graduation ceremony for GED students May 10 in the Varia Auditorium on the Mayo campus of BSCTC. SOMERSET - High school student Hannah Carroll of Louisa is building her business and entrepreneurial skills this summer at the Center for Rural Development's 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute .

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  15. Rape charge filed in Johnson County against cab driver, 70Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas City Star reports Abdul S. Sayed, of Olathe, is charged in Johnson County District Court with rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. A criminal complaint filed Thursday says the alleged assault occurred Dec. 13. The complaint alleges that the victim was "overcome by force of fear" or was unable to give consent to sexual contact because of intoxication.

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    May 25, 2016 | The Big Sandy News

    ... an innovative approach to financial literacy sponsored by the Kentucky Bar Foundation, Inc. PAINTSVILLE - The Johnson County Public Library will host its next Family Fun Day, "Library Olympics," Saturday, June 18, from 10 a. PRESTONSBURG - ...

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    May 25, 2016 | The Big Sandy News

    An arrest was made early Tuesday morning in the shooting death of a former Martin County resident whose body was found in a Mingo County, W. PAINTSVILLE - Thirteen people were indicted last Wednesday by the Johnson County Grand Jury, including a former Johnson County sheriff's employee charged with theft. LOUISA - The Lawrence County Board of Education had much to celebrate Monday night at its regular May meeting at Lawrence County High School, but the session was not without a level of concern after the White House issued "guidance" when dealing with restroom preference and transgender students.

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  18. BSCTC holds GED Graduation for adult education studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Floyd County Times

    Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the Floyd and Johnson County Adult Education programs held a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 10 in the Varia Auditorium on the Mayo campus of BSCTC. Shown are Natasha Burchett and Robin Cronin; and Karrie Coburn, Jason Kendrick, Heather Kidd and Gary Stambaugh.

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  19. Estep, Stapleton named recipients of Thomas Raymond Curtis Memorial ScholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Floyd County Times

    ... from Flat Gap, decided to do an extraordinary thing. He chose to leave a lasting legacy for the education of Johnson County students. When he passed away, he left the largest bequest in the MSU Foundation's history, $1.3 million, to fund the Thomas ...

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  20. Former Army EOD officer charged with possessing grenades, other explosivesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A former U.S. Army explosive ordinance disposal officer was charged Friday with possessing grenades and other explosives in his Overland Park home. John A. Panchalk, 42, who worked as a firearms instructor at an Olathe shooting range, was charged Friday in Johnson County District Court with a felony charge of criminal use of explosives.

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