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Scott High School teen dies in car crash

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JULIAN — A Scott High School teenager has died in a crash in Julian, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.The crash happened about 2 p.m. in Julian on Corridor G, officials reported.Carolyn Green, a 16-year-old girl, was driving, according to police. They say she lost control and flipped her vehicle.Green died on the scene, officials reported.Green, a junior at Scott High School, played on the Lady Skyhawks girls’ basketball team.


Ashford man admits role in heroin conspiracy

An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.James Harry Barker, 63, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to conspiracy to distribute heroin.In June of 2013, the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Barker’s home and a bar he operated called “Firebug’s,” both located in Ashford.Officers seized ca...

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Legendary Coach Elkins passes away

HAMLIN — Legendary Hamlin High School boys basketball Coach Charles Elkins passed away Tuesday morning following a lengthy illness.Elkins, who coached the former Hamlin High Bobcats for years, was most recently honored as the individual who had attended the most state high school boys basketball tournaments.The legendary coach, whose teams often excelled and once reached the Class A finals in the state tourney, attended last month’s tournament at the Charlest...

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Patriot Coal issues potential layoffs notices to Boone County miners

Patriot Coal Corporation has issued WARN Act notices at its Wells mining complex located near Wharton, and also at its Corridor G mining complex located near Danville, according to a news release issued by the company.The Wells complex, which includes the Black Stallion Mine, CC10 Mine, and Wells preparation plant, employs 450 people and produced 1.4 million tons of metallurgical coal in 2013.The Corridor G complex, which includes the Hobet 21 Mine and Beth Station prepa...

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A Closer Walk

The song “Gone” tells us about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe we should sing songs that are true to the word of God. To many people sing songs that are not Scripture at all. But this one I believe is back up by Scripture.“Mary came unto the tomb of Jesus,The stone was moved and He had gone away:The angel said, “Fear not, I know whom seek ye,But He is risen,” This she heard Him say.Gone, the stone...

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For such a time as this

As human beings, we will all experience suffering during our lifetime. The sinner suffers because of sin in general and because of his own personal sin. The effects of sin’s sufferings on his life lead only to a bitter end.

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Visit state parks, forests every chance you get

Spring brings warmer temperatures, fragrant blossoms, the melody of chirping birds and new opportunities for adventure. It is also the time when many of us begin planning our spring and summer getaways-a memorable family vacation, a relaxing getaway for two or even a weekend excursion. As you explore the many options available to you and your family, I invite you to consider a “staycation” at one of the Mountain State’s beautiful state parks or forests-the hidden gems, right...

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New Boone County principals graduates from ‘Leadership Academy’

One new principal and three new assistant principals in Boone County recently graduated from the leadership academy.Principal Garth Mock, Van Junior Senior High; Assistant Principal Shana Alderman, Sherman Junior High; Assistant Principal, Christopher Bulger, Scott High; and Assistant Principal Angela Hill, Nellis Elementary all graduated last week.The West Virginia Center for Professional Development honored 145 new principals and assistant principals who graduated from...

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CSX responds to federal train death lawsuit

(MCT) CSX has filed a response to a federal lawsuit, denying it is responsible for a 16-year-old who was struck and killed by a train while walking home from school.The company asks the court to dismiss the lawsuit.Richard Dwayne Ball, administrator of Jacob Ball’s estate, originally filed the lawsuit in Putnam County Circuit Court against CSX Transportation Inc, the city of Hurricane and the Putnam County Board of Education.CSX moved the lawsuit to fede...

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Feds to remove W.Va. chemical spill evidence

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In two weeks, federal investigators will start carving up chemical tanks for evidence in a spill that tainted 300,000 West Virginians’ water supply.The Chemical Safety Board plans to begin removing slices of three Freedom Industries tanks in Charleston on April 24, agency spokeswoman Hillary Cohen said. It will take 11 days to secure the chunks of metal using high-pressure water jets, according to Freedom bankruptcy documents. Then they will be ...

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Spruce River clean-up a success

The citizens of Spruce River area would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who participated in the Spring Spruce River clean-up on Saturday, April 12, 2014. We want to give a special thank you to the Boone County Maintenance Department, the Boone County Solid Waste Authority, and the Boone County Commission. Also, we want to give a special thank you to the ladies of Greenview who prepared and provided lunch for the workers.

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Federal investigation of Arch Coal confirmed

A federal investigation of an Arch Coal subsidiary has been confirmed by a corporate spokesman in the midst of rumors and speculation that are quickly spreading throughout the Tug Valley as to what the investigation includes and who it may affect.The Daily News had received information from reliable sources of a possible billing and kickback scheme at a local coal-mining complex, and according to those close to the investigation, that is a portion of what is being looked at by fede...

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BSCTC student is a refreshing step back in time

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. – Jared Goforth is a lot of things, but he’s most proud of being a refreshing step back in time.Goforth, 20, of Inez, is studying to be an electrician and will graduate in May with an Associate of Applied Science degree in General Occupational Technical Studies. He will also earn 11 credentials, including diplomas in Motor Controls Electrician, Industrial Electrician and Construction Electrician, and certificates in Electrical Construction, Electrical T...

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Wild turkeys make comeback in W.Va.

CHARLESTON (AP) — As West Virginia transitions from winter to spring, an odd sound begins to echo through the woods. From the first peek of dawn each day until the last vestiges of daylight disappear, it can be heard. High-pitched yet throaty, steady yet staccato, the distinctive gobble of a tom turkey is a sure-fire sign that the hills are shedding their drab gray coats and donning fresh vestments of springtime green.Turkeys have lived in the Mountain State f...

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KY boys, WV girls win in all-star event

RED JACKET – The fans that turned out for the 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game got their money’s worth on Saturday at Mingo Central High School.The boy’s game featured some top-level talent and was a fast-paced, high octane match. In the end the Kentucky all-stars defeated the West Virginia squad 115-109.The Bluegrass squad was paced by Brandon Holton of Dixie Heights High School with 26 points. Tony Martini and Trent Gilbe...

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Schools across Boone County get snapshot of student growth

CHARLESTON – Boone County schools and students are learning the ABCs of the state’s new accountability system as student performance results were unveiled.The new accountability system is the result of West Virginia receiving flexibility from the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act from the U.S. Department of Education. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) no longer exists.

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In memory of Vincent Keith Lodato

Words cannot adequately express our sincere appreciation to the outpouring of support during the loss of our son, Vincent Keith Lodato.The hundreds of people who attended his funeral was a monumental tribute to Vince’s life and the many lives he touched during his brief time on this earth.A special thank you to those who brought food to the house, sent cards, flowers, money, tributes and words of encouragement. We also appreciate those who prayed with us and for us...

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Standing Up for Coal Miners

My Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the House of Representatives, on which I serve as the top Democrat, recently voted to advance legislation that puts an end to the EPA’s practice of retroactively revoking coal permits, like it did with the Spruce Mine in Logan County.In recent years, the EPA has taken direct aim at the Appalachia coalfields using and abusing seemingly every regulatory tool in its arsenal to stymie, disrupt and prevent coal mining.

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