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Fall forest fire season begins October 1st

Posted: 10/01/2012 - The Kentucky Division of Forestry is once again preparing for an active wildfire season as lack of rain this summer and increased fuel loads from spring storms could pose problems for fighting fires.

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Concerns grow for missing couple

Updated: 09/25/2012 - JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - There's growing concern about a missing eastern Kentucky couple.

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Police call couple's disappearance suspicious

Updated: 09/24/2012 - Family says Larry and Sandara Blanton have not been heard from in two weeks, and police say they have reason to believe something bad happened to them.

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Johnson County schools implement lunch changes

Posted: 09/19/2012 - Like many school districts across the country, Johnson County schools have adopted a healthier lunch menu, in line with USDA standards established in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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Deputies discover marijuana

Updated: 08/28/2012 - Sheriff's deputies in Johnson County say they were looking for a parole violator and instead found more than one dozen marijuana plants.

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Moron Brother Comedy Festival set for Labor Day weekend

Posted: 08/28/2012 - Moron Brothers Country Comedy Festival performs Saturday, September 1, at 7 p.m. at The Forum, Hal Rogers Center as part of HCTC's Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series, which is enjoying its 40th season. Also featured will be The Mike Snider String Band. Opening the show will be the Dean Osborne Band and special guests Col. Andy Hunt and the Hyden Colonels. Hunt is a graduate of HCTC's Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music.

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Several indicted on federal drug charges

Posted: 08/17/2012 - Five federal indictments were unsealed revealing charges against 22 people including six doctors and five pain clinic owners, some in Pike and Johnson counties.

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22 people charged in federal pill mill case

Posted: 08/17/2012 - The US Attorney says five indictments, unsealed late this week, charge 22 people with making millions by illegally distributing prescription drugs.

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Doctor's sentencing is delayed again

Posted: 08/03/2012 - The sentencing for a Paintsville doctor, who pleaded guilty to running a pill mill, has been delayed again.

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Questcare EMS temporarily shut down

Updated: 08/03/2012 - Thursday Questcare EMS was told it could no longer operate and all of its active licenses were being temporarily suspended.

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Meth found in cemetery

Posted: 07/30/2012 - It is a place families choose as a final resting place for loved ones, but on Sunday one Johnson County cemetery turned into a crime scene.

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Controversy over votes for new jail administrator

Updated: 07/23/2012 - It's a toss-up between two men wanting the jail administrator job at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, but the jail board is stirring up controversy with its votes. Some members are saying the board's actions are illegal.

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