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Two new cases in two weeks

SALYERSVILLE – With the statewide mask mandate ending this week, Magoffin County has had only two COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks. To date, 1,127 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from Magoffin County, with one new case in the last nine days. The death rate stands at 22 COVID-19 related deaths in Magoffin, which includes the deaths reported from the Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. At press time, no new hospitalizations are being reported from Magoffin County.
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Verizon 911 calls now answered in Magoffin County

MAGOFFIN COUNTY – As of Wednesday, June 9, 911 calls from Verizon Wireless customers in Magoffin County now will be answered by Magoffin 911 dispatchers. Until late last year, any cell phone calls from Magoffin County to 911 were automatically sent to Kentucky State Police Post 9, in Pikeville, with the caller usually having to repeat their emergency first to the KSP dispatcher and, again, once the call was transferred to Magoffin 911.
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KY 1081 in Magoffin County to be closed for repairs

JACKSON, Ky. – Drivers who use KY 1081 (Mine Fork) in Magoffin County will need to find an alternate route beginning Wednesday, June 9. The road will be closed indefinitely to repair a break. The project location is at milepoint 17.75, approximately 0.5 miles from the KY 40 intersection. No...
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FC passes 2021/2022 budget

SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County Fiscal Court met in special session on June 3, holding the second reading of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In the brief Thursday afternoon meeting, the court approved the second reading of the 2021/2022 county budget, which had already been verified as meeting all the state’s standards from Frankfort, as well as approved the agreement with the Administrative Office of the Courts, providing the county a reimbursement of expenses for the justice center, which have been estimated at $264,400.
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Handshoe, Williams split time in circle for Magoffin County

SALYERSVILLE – Senior Holly Handshoe and freshman Jaden Williams split time in the circle at the pitcher position for Magoffin County during the 2021 high school softball season. A pair of experienced high school softball pitchers, Handshoe and Williams were a talented tandem for former 15th Region champion Magoffin County.
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Magoffin County shows improvement on diamond

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County showed improvement throughout the 2021 high school softball season. After dropping eight of its first 12 games in the 2021 high school softball season, Magoffin County put together a 10-5 record. Compiling an overall winning record, Magoffin County finished the 2021 season 14-13 and will carry momentum into its next campaign.
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Hornets finish four games above .500

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County finished four games above .500 in the 2021 high school baseball season, compiling a 16-12 record. The Hornets compiled the seventh-best record among 15th Region baseball teams in the 2021 season. Magoffin County put together a five-game win streak during the second half of the 2021...
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KY 1081 closed in Magoffin County for break repairs

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Drivers who use KY 1081 (Mine Fork) in Magoffin County will need to find an alternate route beginning Wednesday, June 9. The road will be closed indefinitely to repair a break. The project location is at milepoint 17.75, approximately 0.5 miles from the KY 40 intersection.
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Local man killed in Johnson Co. collision

US 460 – A Magoffin man died after a two-vehicle collision on Friday, May 28 in Johnson County. Johnson County Sheriff Doug Saylor told Mortimer Media Group at approximately 8:12 p.m. on May 28 Paintsville EMS, Oil Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Rockhouse Volunteer Fire Department and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an accident with injuries on US 460 between Paintsville and Salyersville, in Johnson County, with the wreck occurring between Lower Twin and Barnett’s Creek.
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Samuel “Sam” Allen

Samuel “Sam” Allen age 84 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 05, 2021 at the Martin County Heath Care Center in Inez, Kentucky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Magoffin County Funeral Home.
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Deloris Jenkins Francis

Deloris Jenkins Francis age 61 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 05, 2021 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Magoffin County Funeral Home.
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Man arrested after breaking into home through doggie door

GUN CREEK – A Magoffin man remains behind bars at press time after allegedly breaking into a home where his estranged wife was staying and holding her at knifepoint for approximately an hour before she was able to load her shotgun and force him to leave the residence at gunpoint.
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Road dedicated to honor WWII soldier who was fatally injured in battle

ROYALTON – After over a year of not being able to hold ceremonial road dedications, the DAV and Magoffin County Fiscal Court honored Corporal Paul Harrison Cordell on Saturday, May 29, dedicating a road in the Royalton area to the fallen soldier. Magoffin County Judge/Executive Matt Wireman read the following...
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MCHS Tennis at State

Riley Meadows and Isaiah Salyer participated and were defeated in the first round of the tournament. Riley is only the second girl to ever compete in singles from Magoffin County and Isaiah is the first boy to compete in singles at the state tournament from Magoffin County. Photo || Larry...
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Gerald “Gordy” Pennington

Gerald “Gordy” Pennington age 44 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, June 04, 2021 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center at Paintsville, Kentucky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Magoffin County Funeral Home. Obituary courtesy of Magoffin County Funeral Home.
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Magoffin County falls to Paintsville, ends season 14-13

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County fell short as Paintsville prevailed 8-5 in the semifinals of the 57th District Softball Tournament on Monday, May 31. The loss eliminated Magoffin County from the high school softball postseason. Former 15th Region frontrunner Magoffin County exited the 2021 high school softball season 14-13. With the...