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Social media helps sick Johnson County boy's dream come true

Updated: 03/24/2014 - A Johnson County boy's dream is coming true. The 8-year-old has been through several operations including four jaw surgeries. He has a unique music interest for a young boy...and thanks to social media he will meet his musical heroes.

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Big Sandy RECC issues severe storm advisory

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Big Sandy RECC is making preparations for restoration of possible power outages caused by possible heavy snow and ice expected in our area late tonight thru Monday.

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UPDATE: Visitation for fallen eastern Kentucky soldier

Updated: 02/28/2014 - Family members and a community began saying goodbye to one of their own. Johnson County soldier Joshua Gray served overseas for about one month when officials say he died in a non-combat incident in Afghanistan. On Friday, his visitation was held at Johnson County Middle School.

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Neighborhood watch group slows down thief

Posted: 02/08/2014 - Members of one Johnson County community are thankful for their neighbors after they say their neighborhood watch group helped slow down a thief going through their town.

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Local artist helping heal a church destroyed by March 2012 tornado

Updated: 01/27/2014 - A stroke of faith. A man's love for art helps heal the remaining scars left by the March 2012 tornado in Johnson County. Two people died there during the outbreak. Several homes and the Collista Freewill Baptist Church were destroyed. Now, a local artist is helping the church congregation get back a special piece of their sanctuary.

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Water problems cause schools to close in Johnson County

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Johnson County school leaders say they tried everything possible to have school Monday morning, but with one school without water and another under a boil water advisory, it was just not possible.

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Hundreds remain without running water in Johnson County

Updated: 01/13/2014 - Thousands remain without water in Johnson County. Paintsville Utility officials say it is primarily in the northern and western parts of the county along with some customers in Lawrence County. Officials say it is a slow but steady process to get the water back on.

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Public asked to curtail electricity usage

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Due to extreme cold temperatures and near-record consumer demand, Big Sandy RECC is asking the public to curtail electric usage Tuesday to reduce strain on the grid.

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