Coal Valley News- RSS NEWS Feed http://coalvalleynews.com/section/NEWS http://coalvalleynews.com/section/NEWS Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:29:52 EST 1800 New DNR director visits Rotary http://coalvalleynews.com/news/business/151497867/New-DNR-director-visits-Rotary Bob Fala, center, the new West Virginia Department of Natural Resources director, dropped by the Madison Rotary Club last Thursday. He was accompanied by DNR Commissioner Kenneth Wilson, left. The two were the guests of Rotarian Dr. T. R. Barker,... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:25:32 EST Delegate Nelson calls for donations of farm equipment http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_agricultural/151488949/Delegate-Nelson-calls-for-donations-of-farm-equipment CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Delegate Joshua Nelson (R-Boone) has asked for donations of farm equipment to the Veterans and Warriors Agriculture program. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:15:33 EST Van High student allegedly threatens to kill several students http://coalvalleynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/151471595/Van-High-student-allegedly-threatens-to-kill-several-students VAN — A Van High School student allegedly threated to kill several students and is now facing criminal charges, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:10:31 EST COMMUNITY CALENDAR http://coalvalleynews.com/news/community-news/80071179/COMMUNITY-CALENDAR AG mobile office hours in Boone County Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:25:33 EST Top 10 consumer complaints http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151342131/Top-10-consumer-complaints What do you think were the “Top 10” consumer complaints to the West Virginia Attorney General's office? Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:36 EST State Budget: More cuts, rainy day funds http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151343110/State-Budget:-More-cuts-rainy-day-funds CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss said the state budget that begins July 1 is projected to have a $195 million gap. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:35 EST Unfunded fire and police pensions near $1 billion http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151343763/Unfunded-fire-and-police-pensions-near-$1-billion CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unfunded municipal pension liabilities are near $1 billion and West Virginia cities are struggling because of the debt, according to Blair Taylor, executive director of the West Virginia Municipal Pensions Oversight... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:35 EST Sherman Elementary School walking trail http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/151344497/Sherman-Elementary-School-walking-trail Sherman Elementary Staff is recognized by the Boone County Board of Education for their efforts to create a walking trail that will be used by students and the community. Pictured: (back row-left to right) John Hudson, Superintendent, Chuck Gibson,... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:34 EST Free financial aid workshop for Scott students http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/151343241/Free-financial-aid-workshop-for-Scott-students Scott High School will offer a free “Financial Aid Workshop” to help students and parents learn more about the aid to pay for college, according to school officials. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:33 EST Madison Middle School robotics team http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/151344393/Madison-Middle-School-robotics-team Madison Middle School FLL robotics team finished as regional grand champions in competitions this past fall. Team members are Hunter Adkins, Peyton Brown, Brooke Burns, Hayley Cash, & Ryan Butcher. Madison Middle's second team, (not pictured)... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:31 EST Town meeting scheduled for Madison http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151370972/Town-meeting-scheduled-for-Madison MADISON — On Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Coal Heritage Cultural Center, which is inside the same building as the Coal Heritage Center. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:50:31 EST Tomblin: Work across partisan divide http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151368697/Tomblin:-Work-across-partisan-divide CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After the Legislature completed its historic shift to Republican control Wednesday, Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin used his State of the State address to reflect back four decades about crossing partisan divides as a... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:32 EST DHHR announces energy assistance program for low income residents http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151353029/DHHR-announces-energy-assistance-program-for-low-income-residents CHARLESTON — West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 and ending... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:55:33 EST Cooke takes seat on Madison City Council http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151162038/Cooke-takes-seat-on-Madison-City-Council Madison City Council unanimously approved the nomination of Jim Cooke to fill the unexpired term of the late Council member Renee Hager. Cooke has an extensive background in city government, having previously served on the Council. He has also served... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:10:32 EST Nelson takes seat on Madison Planning Commission http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151162087/Nelson-takes-seat-on-Madison-Planning-Commission Madison City Council unanimously approved the nomination of Jim Nelson to serve on the Madison Planning Commission, replacing Jim Cooke who resigned to accept a seat on Council. Nelson recently retired from Premier Bank where he was employed as a loan... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:10:31 EST Boone County schools closed Wednesday http://coalvalleynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/151128258/Boone-County-schools-closed-Wednesday BOONE COUNTY — Due to snow, icy road conditions and brutally cold temperatures Boone County schools will be closed today, according to officials. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:04:03 EST Open enrollment session on health insurance scheduled for Madison http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151080085/Open-enrollment-session-on-health-insurance-scheduled-for-Madison MADISON — West Virginians who are interested in free, in-person help in learning how they might obtain health insurance under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are invited to attend an information session on Monday, Jan. 12, from 9... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:04:05 EST Doctor manages complex patients in West Virginia http://coalvalleynews.com/news/health/151081394/Doctor-manages-complex-patients-in-West-Virginia Having gone to medical school at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Dr. Jonathan P. Lilly has a deep knowledge of the culture and population in West Virginia. Armed with this understanding, Dr. Lilly serves as medical... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:01:05 EST Illegal drug problem http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151093733/Illegal-drug-problem The illegal drug problem in southern West Virginia continues to plague the region.In Mingo County, it has gotten worse. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:38:07 EST W.Va. seeing an early arrival of flu season http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/151093620/W.Va.-seeing-an-early-arrival-of-flu-season CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia public health officials say one strain of influenza is making an early appearance in the state. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:02:02 EST