Paintsville, Kentucky

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City of Paintsville
City
Main Street decorated for Christmas
Main Street decorated for Christmas
Nickname(s): "City Between the Lakes"
Location of Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky.
Location of Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky.
Detailed map of Paintsville
Detailed map of Paintsville
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Country United States
State Kentucky
County Johnson
Established February 24, 1834<ref name=sos/>
Incorporated February 5, 1843<ref name=sos>Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Paintsville, Kentucky". Accessed 24 September 2013.</ref>
Named for a nearby creek<ref name=ren/>
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Bill Mike Runyon
Area<ref name="CenPopGazetteer2016">"2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 15, 2017. </ref>
 • Total

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Population (2010)
 • Total 3,459
 • Estimate (2016)<ref name="USCensusEst2016"/> 4,203
 • Density

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Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41240
Area code(s) 606 Exchanges: 788,789
FIPS code 21-58962
GNIS feature ID 0500128
Website www.cityofpaintsville.net

Paintsville (local /ˈpntsvəl/)<ref name=ren/> is a home rule-class city<ref>"Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014. </ref> along Paint Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 3,459 during the 2010 U.S. Census.<ref>United States of America. Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". Accessed 6 November 2012.</ref>

History

A Paint Lick Station was referred to in military dispatches as early as 1780.[citation needed] The site was named for Indian art painted on the debarked trees near a local salt lick when the first white settlers arrived and was originally part of a 19,050-acre (7,710 ha) tract belonging to George Lewis.<ref name=ren/> The trading post was purchased by the Carolinian Rev. Dalton Ray Chandler II in 1812 and laid out as the town of Paint Lick Station in 1826.<ref name=ren>Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 225. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 25 September 2013.</ref> The town was formally established under that name in 1834,<ref name=sos/> although the post office was probably named Paint Creek.<ref name=ren/> It was incorporated as a city under its present name of Paintsville in 1843,<ref name=sos/> the same year it became the seat of Johnson County.

The Civil War found Johnson County Fiscal Court passing an ordinance barring both Union and Confederate flags from being flown in its jurisdiction. This was quickly repealed when then-Col. James A. Garfield marched his brigade into the city.

During the early Twentieth Century, Paintsville began to transform into a modern American city. In 1902, the city's first bank

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Since the 1990s, Paintsville has seen a steady loss of population (4,345 in 1990 to 3,459 in 2010<ref>Division, US Census Bureau Administration and Customer Services. "US Census Bureau Publications - Census of Population and Housing". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-09. </ref>), in part due to a downturn in the economy, and the loss of coal jobs.<ref>"The Economics of Coal in Kentucky: Current Impacts and Future Prospects" (PDF). Mountain Association for Community Economic Development. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2016. </ref><ref>"Coal industry sheds jobs, leaving Eastern Kentucky economy in tatters". mcclatchydc. Retrieved 2016-04-09. </ref> Despite this, there have been some business developments in the past few years, as well as growing tourist interest. Paintsville has been in the process of revitalizing the downtown area in order to rejuvenate its original business district. On June 9, 2009, Paintsville became a "wet" city for the first time since March 14, 1945, permitting stores located within the city limits to sell alcoholic beverages.<ref>Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control". Accessed 11 June 2009.</ref>

Geography

The Levisa Fork River in Paintsville

Paintsville is located at Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (37.811324, -82.806780)<ref name="GR1">"US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. </ref> in the bottomland at the confluence of Paint Creek and the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River amid the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Cumberland Plateau. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), all of it land.

Cityscape

Beginning in 1976, Paintsville's main shopping district has gradually moved from Main Street to Mayo Plaza, which is northwest of downtown. Stores such as Wal-Mart and Lowe's opened in the plaza during the early 1990s. This proved to be too much competition for the small family owned businesses in downtown causing them to close. Today, downtown mostly serves as Paintsville's financial district. But, in May 2009 Paintsville received a grant to redevelop Main Street in hopes of making it one of the city's popular shopping districts again. In recent years, Mayo Plaza has rapidly expanded. In the early 2000s, a new Wal-Mart Supercenter, a new Lowe's, and multiple restaurants have opened.

Climate

Paintsville has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa).<ref>Climate Summary for Paintsville, Kentucky</ref> Summers are hot and humid with frequent severe storms. July is the warmest month, with an average high 86 °F (30 °C) and an average low of 66 °F (19 °C). Winters are cold with occasional mild periods. January is the coldest month with an average high of 44 °F (7 °C) and an average low of 24 °F (-4 °C). The highest recorded temperature was 105 °F (41 °C) in 1988 and the lowest recorded temperature was -26 °F (-32 °C) in 1994. May has the highest average rainfall (4.54 inches) and October has the lowest average rainfall (2.97 inches).<ref name=climate/>

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.

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As of the census<ref name="GR2">"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. </ref> of 2010, there were 3,459 people, 1,604 households, and 856 families residing in the city. The population density<ref>"Kentucky: 2010: Populations and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). US Census. September 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2016. </ref> was 1300.1 people per square mile. There were 1,844 housing units at an average density of 693.2 per square mile. The racial makeup<ref name=":0">Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Searching Paintsville, KY. Retrieved 2016-04-09. </ref> of the city was 99.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 0.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

In the city, the population<ref name=":0" /> was spread out with 20.5% under 19, 6.1% from 20 to 24, 11.0% from 25 to 34, 11.9% from 35 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 54, 14.4% from 55 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 or older. The median age is 41.9 years. There were 1,574 males and 1,885 females.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,259, and the median income for a family was $30,575. Males had a median income of $30,478 versus $25,640 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,876. About 21.0% of families and 29.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.9% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.

Crime

In 2009, the following crime rate (per 100,000 population) was reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by the city police department:<ref>"Crime in the United States: Offenses Known to Law Enforcement". U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. September 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-20. </ref>

Johnson County Judicial Center
Crime Paintsville Kentucky United States
Violent crime 6 260 429
Murder 0 4 5
Forcible rape 0 35 29
Robbery 2 84 133
Aggravated assault 4 135 269
Property crime 86 2,513 3,061
Burglary 12 689 716
Larceny-theft 63 1,683 2,061
Motor vehicle theft 11 141 259

Government

Paintsville has a mayor-council form of government.<ref name= city/> Paintsville's current mayor/city executive is Bill Mike Runyon, who was appointed in 2016.

Former Mayors:<ref>List of Mayors for the City of Paintsville Retrieved on 2010-08-10</ref> Template:Col div

  • Richard C. Thomas (1920−1922)
  • Dr. J.C. Sparks (1924)
  • James N. Meek (1924−1925)
  • Dr. E.E. Archer (1926−1933)
  • F.S. Vanhoose (1934−1939)
  • J.B. Wells Jr. (1940−1945)
  • Escom Chandler (1946−1949)
  • J.B. Wells, Jr. (1949−1955)
  • Ralph B. "Tiny" Preston (1955−1965)
  • J.B. Wells, Jr. (1966−1969)
  • John E. Chandler (1969−1975)
  • Jim T. Newman (1975)
  • Allen S. Perry (1975)
  • James S. Trimble (1975−1985)
  • Robert Wiley (1986−1988)
  • John David Preston (1988−1993)
  • Robin T. Cooper (1994−2002)
  • Douglas W. Pugh (2003−2006)
  • Bob Porter (2007−2016)
  • Bill Mike Runyon (2016–present)

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The representative body of the city of Paintsville is the city council. The council members include: Sara Blair, Tim Hall, Tommy Trimble, Jim Meek, David Trimble, and Shawn Thompson.<ref name= city>Kentucky Secretary of State-Land Office Retrieved on 2009-11-21</ref>

Departments

The city mayor oversees the following departments:<ref name= city/>

  • Community Planning and Zoning Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Police
  • Public Works
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Fire/EMS

Education

Paintsville High School

The Paintsville Independent School District includes Paintsville High School (7th-12th) and Paintsville Elementary School. Paintsville Independent has consistently had college attendance rates between 95% to 100% since 2008.<ref>Modern Curriculum-Traditional Approach Paintsville Independent Schools. Retrieved 2013-08-01</ref> In 2012, the district had a composite ACT score of 22.7.<ref name=act>Average ACT Scores by School District Kentucky Department of Education. Retrieved 2013-08-01</ref> It was the 4th highest composite ACT score out of the 169 school districts in the state of Kentucky.<ref name=act/><ref>Best High Schools in Kentucky U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 2013-08-01</ref>

Johnson County Schools also operates three schools within the city of Paintsville: Johnson Central High School, Johnson County Middle School (Kentucky), and Central Elementary School. Johnson County is also well known for its academics. Johnson Central High School has won five international Future Problem Solving (FPS) titles while the middle school has won 10 Governor's Cup state titles along with three international FPS titles.<ref>Johnson County Middle School Awards Retrieved 2013-08-01</ref><ref name="FPS">"Johnson County schools win big at international competition". WYMT. June 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-28. </ref>

Paintsville is also home to the Our Lady of the Mountains School. It is a private, K-8 school operated by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington.<ref>Our Lady of the Mountains School Retrieved 2013-08-01</ref>

Big Sandy Community and Technical College operates a campus in Paintsville that offers numerous two-year degrees in various fields of study.<ref>BSCTC-Mayo Campus Retrieved 2013-08-01</ref>

Culture

Festivals

The Kentucky Apple Festival has been held in Paintsville annually since 1962. Events include live music, carnival rides, a pageant, various competitions, a parade, and a car show. The festival occurs annually on the first full weekend in October.<ref>Kentucky Apple Festival Retrieved 2013-08-18</ref>

The Awaken Conference, an annual Christian concert event, attracting thousands of people to the area every year is held each July in the city.<ref>Awaken Conference. Retrieved 2016-04-01</ref>

Paintsville also holds a Spring Fling on Main Street in May.<ref>Event Information City of Paintsville. Retrieved 2013-08-18</ref>

Museums and historical sites

The U.S. 23 County Music Highway Museum gives information on the country music entertainers who grew up near U.S. 23 in Eastern Kentucky. Country music entertainers profiled in the museum such as Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, and Hylo Brown.<ref>U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum Retrieved 2013-08-19.</ref>

The historic Mayo Mansion was built for John C. C. Mayo between 1905 and 1912. It now serves as Our Lady of the Mountains School.<ref>Our School's History Our Lady of the Mountains School. Retrieved 2013-08-19.</ref>

The Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church was designed by one hundred Italian masons hired by John C. C. Mayo. It has several stain glass windows and has a pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie. The first church service was in the fall of 1909.<ref>National Register of Historic Places Building Profile Retrieved 2013-08-19.</ref>

Recreation

The Paintsville Country Club includes an 18-hole golf course established on September 27, 1929, making it one of the oldest golf courses in Eastern Kentucky.<ref>Johnson County History:1900-1950 Retrieved on 2010-2-26</ref> The country club was built in 1930 by the WPA and is on the National Register of Historic Places.<ref name=EKAP>Powell, Helen Template:NRHP url 26 January 1989. Retrieved on 2010-2-26</ref>

The Paintsville Recreation Center contains a volleyball court, a basketball court, a walking track, and a playground.<ref>Recreation Information City of Paintsville. Retrieved 2013-08-19.</ref>

Media

The Paintsville Herald is a bi-weekly newspaper printed on Wednesday and Friday with a circulation of about 5,200 copies. The newspaper serves Paintsville and the surrounding area.<ref>Paintsville Herald Echo Media. Retrieved 2013-08-19</ref>

Call Sign Frequency Format
WKLW 94.7 FM Hot AC
WSIP 98.9 FM Country
WSIP 1490 AM News/Talk
WKYH 600 AM News/Talk
WQHY 95.5 FM Top 40

Healthcare

Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital providing healthcare to the region. The hospital has a full-service emergency room with a pediatric trauma room, a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, a special Birthing Room, and full service surgical services, including a daVinci Si robotic system providing state of the art laparoscopic surgery to the greater Paintsville region.<ref>Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center Retrieved 2012-11-06</ref>

Transportation

Roads

U.S. Route 23 serves as the bypass for Paintsville. The four-lane divided highway links Paintsville to Interstate 64 to the north and U.S. Route 119 and Kentucky Route 80 to the south. U.S. Route 460 links Paintsville to the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway in Salyersville. Kentucky Route 40 forms both Euclid Avenue and Third Street in Paintsville. It links the city to Inez and also serves as an alternative route to Salyersville. Kentucky Route 321, locally known as South Mayo Trail, serves as the city's main business route and passes through Mayo Plaza.

Air

Located southeast of Paintsville in neighboring Martin County is Big Sandy Regional Airport. The publicly owned, private-use airport is used for general aviation. Its main runway is 5,000 ft (1,524 m) long.<ref name="FAA">Template:FAA-airport Retrieved 2013-01-06</ref>

The nearest airport that provides commercial aviation services is Tri-State Airport, which is located 55 miles (89 km) northeast in Ceredo, West Virginia.

Popular culture

  • The majority of the 1983 film Kentucky Woman was filmed in Paintsville.<ref>Kentucky Woman filming locations Retrieved on 2010-1-31</ref>
  • Paintsville was one of the three filming locations for the 2010 drama film, Passenger Pigeons.<ref>Passenger Pigeons filming locations Retrieved on 2010-1-31</ref>
  • ESPN's "The Season: Bluegrass Basketball" featured Paintsville and Johnson Central as one of the states most heated rivalries where a basketball game is filmed at Paintsville when the two met in regular season match-up.

Notable people

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See also

References

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External links

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