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A Message From Mayor Bob Porter.



I’m Bob Porter, Mayor of Paintsville, the most beautiful little City in Kentucky.  Come visit us this Spring or Summer and enjoy over 200 hanging flower baskets.  Shop over 25,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles and eat in our unique restaurants located in our historic downtown.  Play golf on one of the most interesting 18 hole courses anywhere and spend some time at the US 23 Country Music Highway Museum or at the Mountain Homeplace.  Enjoy this and much more while spending your nights at the finest accommodations in Eastern Kentucky.  You won’t regret your decision.




Located between Paintsville Lake and Dewey Lake, Painstville serves as a center of commerce, banking, medicine, education, and law for a multi-county region and is a recreational haven appealing to the entire family. The town features such attractions as Paintsville Lake State Park, an 18-hole golf course,  and Butcher Hollow, the rustic birthplace of "Queen of Country Music," Loretta Lynn. In early October, Paintsville hosts the Kentucky Apple Festival, which provides such festivities as a gospel sing, a 5-K run, clogging, arts and crafts, and even an old-fashioned costume contest. 

If this is your first visit here with us, we hope you find your stay enjoyable. Paintsville is a small City nestled in the Big Sandy Valley region of the mountains of eastern Kentucky.Paintsville has a population of about 4500 people and is the county seat of Johnson County Kentucky. Paintsville is located about 100 miles east of  Lexington, Kentucky and about 50 miles south of Ashland, Kentucky. Like most of it's neighboring counties, the main industry that the region depends on is the coal industry. Paintsville is home to both award winning city and county school systems, and Paintsville is the major retail hub for all of Johnson County having such retail gaints as a super Wal-Mart and a super Lowes store. If you need more info on Paintsville, you may call City Hall at 606-789-2600.