2015-2016 District of Distinction

Dear Superintendent Coy Samons: Congratulations on your district being recognized as a District of Distinction! This award is a small way to thank you for all of the hard work you and your staff have put into one of the

Class “A” Statewide Tournament and School Information

Congratulations  to the Paintsville Lady Tigers for winning the All “A” 15th Regional Tournament Championship!  The 2017 Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic Girls’ Statewide Tournament is scheduled for January 25 through January 29, 2017 at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Lady Tigers will play Harlan High School on

2016 Tiger Madness

Tiger Madness was held on Tuesday night at Paintsville High School. The night featured a basketball scrimmage, as well as individual “meet-the-players” recognition for both boys and girls basketball players and cheerleaders.    

6th Grade Showcase

Paintsville Elementary 6th Grade 2016 Academic Showcase Champions!   Paintsville 6th Grade Academic Tigers walked away as Showcase Champions Saturday, December 3rd for the second year in a row! Hosted by Martin County Middle School, seven schools participated throughout the

College Sweatshirt Day

Paintsville Independent Schools College Sweatshirt Day For the 5th year in a row, Paintsville High School Senior Class has reached its goal of all seniors applying to college by October 15th. In order to celebrate, the District (K-12) participates in

PHS – Expression of Courage

  Paintsville High School students recently participated in the “Expressions of Courage” art project sponsored by Highlands Health System and UK Markey Cancer Center. Melissa Hounshell, Community Outreach Director for UK Markey Cancer Center, visited the school and discussed the

PHS Hack-a-Thon

  Team Oasis: Susanna Goggins, Julie Matijasic, Rebecca Wells and Andre Faria were congratulated by Gov. Matt Beven and Congressman Hal Rodgers on winning the Health Hack-a-Thon sponsored by SOAR, MIT, the Center for Disease Control and KVEC during the

PES Barn Hill Preserve

  PES students recently attended the Barn Hill preserve animal assembly. They got to see a variety of animals up close and learn more about them and their habitats.  

PES School of Distinction

Paintsville Elementary students and staff posing recently in their “School of Distinction” shirts.  PES was named a 2016 School of Distinction, placing it among the top elementary schools in the state.          


  The Paintsville High School Art Department hosted the third workshop in this year’s series of the 2016 STARS Book Publishing Project on Monday, September 26, 2016. The Virtual Art Workshop livestream weekly videos that broadcast into classrooms throughout the