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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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Johnson County Sheriff's Office staying busy recovering stolen items

Updated: 12/27/2013 - Looking to make an easy buck...pawn shops across the region are staying busy taking in items they may not know are stolen. Sheriff's deputies in Johnson County say thieves prey on unsuspecting victims this time of year as deputies stay busy recovering precious items.

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Santa Claus flies into Paintsville

Updated: 12/21/2013 - It is Santa's busiest time of the year gearing up for Christmas, but he took some time on Saturday to spend with children in Paintsville. Hundreds lined up at Premier Motor Sales to see Santa fly in and spend the day with them.

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Big Sandy RECC announces alert

Posted: 12/17/2013 - Big Sandy RECC alerts its members to beware of a man posing as a Big Sandy RECC employee.

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Forsyth, Gearheart Communications honored at KCTCS gala

Posted: 12/17/2013 - The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) recognized two benefactors of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) during the 14th annual President’s Gala and Benefactors’ Awards Dinner on November 9 at the Lexington Center.

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Johnson Co. kids home alone during break-in

Updated: 12/16/2013 - Two men broke into a home with only a 13-year-old and an 8-year-old inside, and deputies say the quick thinking of the kids is what allowed them to catch the burglars.

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Operation UNITE drug prevention program 'On the Move' in Eastern Ky.

Updated: 12/13/2013 - Some students at Johnson Central spent Thursday learning about drug prevention outside of the classroom. The new program offered by Operation UNITE aims to educate students while also collecting data so they can focus on specific problems in each community.

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Eastern Ky. drug epidemic has reshaped communities

Updated: 12/02/2013 - Prescription drug abuse has reshaped Eastern Kentucky. In 2010, inpatient and emergency room charges related to drug overdoses totaled $78 million, much of it paid by taxpayers.

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28 facing charges in Johnson County drug roundup

Updated: 11/25/2013 - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office teamed up with Kentucky State Police hitting the streets early Monday morning going after more than two dozen people facing drug charges.

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