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Mass Coal Mining Layoffs

Mass Coal Mining Layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources and Murray Energy announced another round of layoffs on Friday. This time almost 2000 workers in Wayne County and in northern West Virginia will be losing their jobs.


Hillbillies Move On To State; Wildcats Fall To Hurricane

Hillbillies Move On To State; Wildcats Fall To Hurricane

The legacy of the Man High School softball program added another page to their storied accomplishments on Thursday with a 12-0 walloping of Greenbrier West.


Old Fashioned Coal Camp Meeting

Old Fashioned Coal Camp Meeting

Roger Horton, the director of Citizens for Coal, says it’s time for the entire community to step up and speak out in support of coal.


Hendyx Internal Memos Not Public Record

Hendyx Internal Memos Not Public Record

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled documents by a former university researcher studying the effects of coal mining on public health don't have to be made public after a coal company sued to have them disclosed.


Delay Desired

Delay Desired

The attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship renewed a request to delay his trial until early next year. This is the third request for the continuance.


Miners Coach Done

Miners Coach Done

Mingo Central boys basketball coach Brad Napier has resigned after three years at the school.


Checkpoint

Checkpoint

The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Deskins Addition in Logan on Wednesday beginning at 6pm.


Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

Abandoned buildings are being demolished in McDowell County and local businesses are donating equipment and man hours to get it done.


Public Input

Public Input

School administrators and the Wyoming County Board of Education are seeking public input on whether to rebuild, consolidate, or renovate Mullens Middle and Mullens Elementary schools.


Trout Stocking

Trout Stocking

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources stocked local waters with trout this past week. This includes Buffalo Creek in Logan County, and Clear Fork and Anawalt Lake in McDowell County,


Tug Valley Mining Institute Awards $15,000 In Scholarships

Tug Valley Mining Institute Awards $15,000 In Scholarships

The Tug Valley Mining Institute Awarded $15,000 in scholarships to students in West Virginia and Kentucky.


Another Arrest For Christmas In The Park Theft

Another Arrest For Christmas In The Park Theft

30 year old Leigh Bryant of Guysville, Ohio was arrested on Monday. She is the fifth arrest in the Christmas in the Park theft case.


LEAD Shoe Voucher Program Seeking Donations

LEAD Shoe Voucher Program Seeking Donations

LEAD volunteer Bea Sias says due to mine layoffs and unemployment in the area the need for the program has increased. They are looking to increase the number of vouchers they distribute.


No Injuries In Roof Fall

No Injuries In Roof Fall

There was a roof fall at the Arcelor Mittal XMV #39 Mine in McDowell County on Thursday. There were no injuries sustained in the fall.


Boone County Drug Bust

Boone County Drug Bust

28-year old Jamie Javins and 21-year old Sabrina Ward of Bloomingrose were taken into custody. 38-year old Tyree Hicks of Detroit was also arrested.


Mass Shipments Of Pain Killers

Mass Shipments Of Pain Killers

Pharmaceutical companies shipped over 200 million doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone to West Virginia in the five year span between 2007 and 2012.


Final Commencement As President For First Lady Of WV

Final Commencement As President For First Lady Of WV

Joanne Jaeger Tomblin is stepping down in her role after a 15 year term to dedicate her time as First Lady of West Virginia.


LMAMH Buddy Pack Fundraiser

LMAMH Buddy Pack Fundraiser

The Buddy Pack program sends a backpack filled with nutritionally balanced food for weekends when meals at school are unavailable. The goal is to make sure children from food insecure households do not go hungry.


Marcum Files

Marcum Files

Mingo and Logan County delegate Justin Marcum has filed pre-candidacy papers for the 2016 election. Marcum did not declare which office for which he will run.


Required Immunizations

Required Immunizations

7th and 12th grade students in Logan County Schools will have new school immunization requirements and will be required to show proof of these immunizations prior to school entry for the 2015/2016 school year.


Crosby Pleads Guilty

Crosby Pleads Guilty

32 year old Kelly Gerald Crosby mailed a letter to the Logan County Courthouse in which he made threats to workers, public officials, and others in the Logan County area. The letter included threats to “kill, rape and make suffer” the individuals he identified in the letter.


No Contest Plea

No Contest Plea

Delegate Clif Moore entered his plea on Wednesday to non-aggravated driving under the influence. He was fined $100 and sentenced to time served.


Melee At DRK

Melee At DRK

Several staff members at the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center in Julian were injured on Monday when a handful of juvenile detainees attacked them.


Chemical Execs Say They Can't Get A Fair Trial In WV

Chemical Execs Say They Can't Get A Fair Trial In WV

Attorneys for former Freedom Industries officials Gary Southern and Dennis Farrell asked a federal judge on Monday to move their trial to a district outside the state. The defense motion says a survey found an overwhelming presumption of guilt among potential jurors.


Blankenship Wants New Judge; Can't Go To Vegas

Blankenship Wants New Judge; Can't Go To Vegas

Attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Donald Blankenship have asked a federal appeals court to assign his criminal case to a judge outside the Southern District of West Virginia.


Return Of The Logan County Arts And Crafts Fair

Return Of The Logan County Arts And Crafts Fair

This will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Logan County Arts and Craft's Fair August 7th and 8th at the Logan Memorial Fieldhouse.


County Commission Meeting

County Commission Meeting

Big Harts Waterline Extension Phase II and the Garrett’s Fork Stream Restoration Project were items on the agenda at Monday's meeting of the Logan County Commission.


Back Stabber

Back Stabber

A McDowell County woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing a man twice.


Military Discount In State Parks

Military Discount In State Parks

Veterans and active duty military personnel will receive discounted rates at West Virginia State Parks. This includes Chief Logan State Park, Twin Falls in Wyoming County, and Berwind Lake and Panther State Forest in McDowell County.


Camp Closing

Camp Closing

Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot, owned by Patriot Coal, will no longer be a refuge for teens in the community. The camp is closing due to Patriot Coal filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


WV AG Warning Residents Of Vacation Scams

WV AG Warning Residents Of Vacation Scams

As travel season approaches and as people begin planning summer trips, Morrisey wants to make you take all necessary precautions and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is not true.


FEMA Funds

FEMA Funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the available assistance for state and local governments and some nonprofit groups in Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Boone, Cabell, and Wayne counties. This does not include individual assistance


New Trail Fastest Growing

New Trail Fastest Growing

The key to real estate is simple, location, location, location at least according to the experts. The location of the newest addition to the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, the Pocahontas Trail System, has enabled it to quickly become one of the most popular and fastest growing trail locations of the entire network.


Oak Ridge Boys Coming To The Coalfield Jamboree

Oak Ridge Boys Coming To The Coalfield Jamboree

The Concert is Thursday, June 25th


Go Herd

Go Herd

The Marshall Big Green Coaches Tour will make a stop at the Logan Country Club on June 3rd. Football coach Doc Holliday, men’s basketball coach Dan D’antoni, women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel, and Athletic Director Mike Hamrick will be there to talk all things Thundering Herd.


Catfish Stocking

Catfish Stocking

Lakes to be stocked in the coalfield counties are May are Chief Logan State Park Lake, Laurel Lake in Mingo County, and Anawalt Lake and Berwind Lake in McDowell County. ,


Southern Announces Scholarship For Displaced Miners And Family

Southern Announces Scholarship For Displaced Miners And Family

A special scholarship is being made available to displaced coal miners and their immediate family members.


Constituent Services

Constituent Services

3rd District Congressman Evan Jenkins will provide mobile office hours in the coalfield counties throughout May.


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Because Of You Nominations

Because Of You Nominations

Nominations for “Because of You” awards are being sought for the 2015 Coal Miners’ Celebration in October.


Jumping For 35 Years

Jumping For 35 Years

On Friday, April 24, 2015, Mary Borst celebrated her thirty-fifth Jump Rope for Heart at South Man Elementary.


Miss WV At LHS

Miss WV At LHS

Paige Madden, the reigning Miss West Virginia, visited Logan High School recently to talk to juniors and seniors about domestic and dating violence.


Leadership In Schools

Leadership In Schools

Logan County Schools recently hosted local business men and women at Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center to learn more about the county’s education system.


Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

Students at Buffalo Elementary will be getting a hands-on gardening experience. The school recently opened its new greenhouse during a ribbon cutting ceremony for parents and community members.


Cost Of College

Cost Of College

West Virginia University's Board of Governors has approved a tuition increase of nearly 10 percent for in-state students.


Coverage To Care

Coverage To Care

West Virginians’ health concerns could drastically improve if residents connected with a primary doctor.


TAP and RTP For WV

TAP and RTP For WV

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin awarded over $5.6 million in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants to 42 projects across West Virginia including projects in the coalfields.


Helicopter+Herbicide=Clear Rights Of Way

Helicopter+Herbicide=Clear Rights Of Way

Starting in June, Appalachian Power will begin using helicopters to apply herbicide in order to maintain the rights of way for power lines in certain areas. Click on the headline above to see a complete list.


Marshall Makes It Easy

Marshall Makes It Easy

Various course and lab fees, off-campus, regional campus, and other fees will be eliminated. Student fees will now be based on the college in which their major is contained.


Nominate A Hero

Nominate A Hero

There are only a few weeks remaining for West Virginians to nominate an outstanding individual, family, or organization for the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards.


A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear

A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law and is a terrible disservice to the state animal.


Scholarships For Saving Lives

Scholarships For Saving Lives

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program.


Help Seniors & Disabled West Virginians

Help Seniors & Disabled West Virginians

The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services State Health Insurance Assistance Program (WV SHIP) is expanding their services through the development of a new initiative using statewide volunteer positions.


Marching For Babies

Marching For Babies

The March of Dimes West Virginia Chapter is looking to raise $40,000 dollars in Southern West Virginia and are continuing their programs aimed at working for stronger, healthier babies.


Look But Do Not Touch Or Disturb

Look But Do Not Touch Or Disturb

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding people to leave young wildlife alone if they encounter them this spring.


Attendence Award

Attendence Award

Hugh Dingess Elementary has been awarded with the highest attendance for the eighth month of school in the 2014-2015 year.


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