MADISON - Due to an error in the application process, Boone County will lose out on grant funding that would have completed a project related to improvements to the Boone County Courthouse.

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CHARLESTON - State Auditor John B. McCuskey has announced the launch of Project Mountaineer, a series of reporting and transparency tools, for the municipal pilot cities of Nitro, Elkins, South Charleston, Dunbar and Danville.

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SEPT. 14

n The 2019 Town of Whitesville Fall Festival will be held on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafters, food vendors, health fair, special music, and more. For information and/or a contract, please contact Betty Ann Williams at 304-837-4661 or Sandy Armstrong at 304-854-2249.

LAND TRANSFERS

R. Carlyle & Shirley Viars to Christopher & Misty Ann Hill, .63 acres, Joes Creek

Warren W. Whipple, Sr. to Warren W. Whipple Sr. & Sandra Whipple, lots, Toney's Branch

Coal Valley News

CHARLESTON - Ryne Inman finished off the first-ever nine inning complete game shutout in Power history in Thursday night's 3-0 win over the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park.

Somewhere, I saw a small sign that read something like, "A Cluttered Desk is a Sign of Genius."

Trust me, when I say that I am a far cry from anywhere near being a genius, but I certainly have a cluttered desk, even though I promise it's not nearly as bad as Logan Chief Circuit Judge Eric O'Briant or court reporter Larry Coffindaffer's offices. With that remark, I must also concede that their ultra-cluttering must make those two fellows more like geniuses than myself.

For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in West Virginia, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for West Virginians increased only 2.9 percent.