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Isn't it interesting to read news items from long ago? 
Let's see what was going on in Paintsville and Johnson County 
in the early and mid 1900's.  

These articles and items are copyrighted by The Paintsville Herald. 
All spelling is as appears in the actual article.


(Appeared in the June 11, 1940 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

It has been reported here that Salyersville has begun operating a speed trap for motorists who pass through this fine little Magoffin county city.  As a warning to our friends who may pass that way, we offer a tip, hoping to save you the loss of your money and temper.  Fifteen miles an hour is the reported limit of speed within the city limits, and none can escape a heavy fine, the report says. 



(Appeared in the June 23, 1942 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

Another Paintsville doctor, Dr, A. D. Slone, has been called to the service and left for his post at Camp Livingston, La., Wednesday.

Dr. Slone has been commissioned First Liuetenant (sic) in the Medical Corps of the U. S. Army. 

109 Men For August Call

(Appeared in the June 23, 1942 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

The Selective Service Board of Johnson County has announced that the August call has been received, the number of inductees being 109.  The names of those called to fill this quota will be published within a short time.



(Appeared in the June 23, 1942 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

Edgar J. Clayton was admitted tot he U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., on July 10.  He was graduated from the Paintsville High School in 1941, being salutatorian of his class as well as a member of the Tiger basketball squad.  During the past year he has attended Morehead State Teachers College.                              

Clayton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Clayton, of Williamson, W. Va., and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Blayton, of  Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Witten, of Oil Springs.  He is the second Paintsville boy to have the distinction of being admitted to the Academy.  Hysell P. Cooper, the other, is now serving as a Major in the U. Navy.


Squirrel Season Opens This Friday

(Appeared in the August 14, 1941 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

The hunting season for squirrel in Kentucky opens Friday, August 15, 1941.  Hunters are required to purchase a $1 county hunting license if they do their hunting in one particular county, but if they hunt in two or more counties they must then purchase and have in possession a $3 statewide license.

According to rural residents there are few squirrels in Johnson County.  This has been caused by hunting out of season and other violations of the game laws.


(Appeared in the July 11, 1907 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

When there is the slightest indication of indigestion, heart burn, flatulence or any form of stomach trouble take a little Kodol occasionally and you will be afforded prompt relief.  Kodol is a compound of vegetable acids and contains the juices found in a healthy stomach.  Kodol digests what you eat, and makes your food do you good.


(Appeared in the July 11, 1907 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

Jim Boggs, formerly of Flat Gap was shot and probablly (sic)  fatally wounded on Bell trace, in Elliott county, by Charles Johnson.  he was taken to his home near the town of Blaire and his assailant arrested and lodged in jail at Martinsburg.  The wounded man is a brother of W. G. Boggs, a prominent citizen of Flat Gap.

LATER:  Boggs died from the effects of the wound, Saturday night, and was brought back to Flat Gap and buried Monday.  In his dying declaration he says Johnson shot him without provocation.


(Appeared in the July 11, 1907 edition of The Paintsville Herald.)

Thomas Sagraves, a pioneer citizen of Johnson County died at his home, near Flat Gap, Saturday and was buried Sunday.  He was the father of Ransom Sagraves of this city.



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