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CHARLESTON - The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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MADISON - Rehab One Ltd., a rehabilitation company that provides professional therapy and management services at Boone Memorial Hospital since 1998, awarded a $1,000 scholarship to an employee at Boone Memorial Hospital for the 2019 Academic Year.

MADISON - Facing an eventual $2.5 million deficit and a 2019-20 budget that has yet to be adopted, Boone County's elected officials were set to meet on Aug. 12 to discuss any last second efforts that might prevent more layoffs in the form of a 20% cut to budgets across the board on Sept. 1.

The 4th Annual Boone Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk was held at Water Ways Park on Saturday, Aug. 3. Over 100 attended with 74 total race finishers. In addition, a Kid's Fun Run kicked off the event.

BOONE COUNTY - In the year that he would have celebrated a century of life, World War II veteran Ribel "Bib" Walker is remembered by his three daughters through the donation of 300 hand-made bibs to Boone County organizations who could distribute them.

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

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MADISON — The Boone County Budget Committee held a public meeting on Monday to discuss the county budget and hear ideas from both the public and elected seats regarding a crisis that came to light in the early months of 2019.

MADISON — Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Keith Randolph issued a letter to Boone County Community and Economic Development Corporation Director Kris Mitchell regarding what the letter states as, "unauthorized deposits."

MADISON — Facing an eventual $2.5 million deficit and a 2019-2020 budget that has yet to be adopted, Boone County's elected officials will meet on Aug. 12 to discuss any last second efforts that might prevent more layoffs in the form of a 20 percent cut to budgets across the board on Sept. 1.

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J-ROD HOMERS IN 5- 2 LOSS: Julio Rodriguez slugged his ninth home run of the season, but West Virginia fell behind early and never recovered in a 5-2 loss to the Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday evening at Appalachian Power Park.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Coal Valley News reporter Phil Perry earned five awards from the West Virginia Press Association last weekend for his work in 2018 at the annual Better Newspapers Contest event in Morgantown.

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CHARLESTON - The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

As Boone County Clerk Roger Toney looks on, Republican candidate Josh Barker, accompanied by his daughters Katy and Lilly, files to run for Boone County Commission in 2020. 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Coal Valley News reporter Phil Perry earned five awards from the West Virginia Press Association for his work in 2018 at their annual Better Newspapers Contest banquet this evening in Morgantown.

It is a fact undeniable by anyone who knows her, and many do. She has inspired countless students to give theater and music a chance, helping to cultivate an appreciation for the fine arts, particularly in Boone and Logan Counties. She works so many jobs that you will never catch her without the calendar she uses to keep track of it all.

VAN - A Van man and woman were charged with child neglect creating a risk of injury after law enforcement received a child welfare complaint and immediately investigated.

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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. - The Mingo/Pike County area is gearing up for the 47th annual King Coal Festival, sponsored by A.I.M. (Action in Mingo) in downtown Williamson the third weekend in September.

MADISON - Gubernatorial candidate Stephen Noble Smith (D) made his second stop in Madison on the campaign trail regarding his bid to become the Governor of West Virginia in 2020.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man from Nellis, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking offenses, according to a news release from United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

MADISON - A man has been charged in relation to a July 14 automobile theft in Madison.

Carl Leslie Adkins III, 29, of Midkiff, was charged with grand larceny in relation to the incident.

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KINGWOOD, W.Va. - A Boone County Civil Air Patrol cadet took top honors on Saturday at the WV Wing CAP 2019 Summer Encampment held at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia. Cadet Airman Weslee Adkins was selected as the Col. Dennis D. Barron Outstanding Honor Cadet, an award given annually to the most outstanding first-time attendee at the encampment.

AUG. 1-3

The Boone County Fair will run from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3 at Lick Creek Park. Admission is free. See details and an entertainment schedule on the fair's Facebook page.

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Welcome back to Wrong Side of the Mountain, my column about what makes life in Boone County good or bad depending on your perspective. So, I hope that each one of you has found a way to soak up some of the summer heat we've experienced over the last two weeks. I actually went two weeks without mowing my grass because it didn't grow without much rain. I actually enjoy yard work as it relaxes me in a similar way that playing music does.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation will use a portion of the opioid settlement money to purchase body and package scanners to identify, and hopefully prevent, contraband being brought into the state's regional jails and prisons.

BOONE COUNTY - Aug. 15 is the first day of school for Boone County students. The following schedules reflect approximate times for only a few stops. Pickup time for your child may be estimated by order of stops listed.

In ongoing efforts by the Town of Danville to rid itself of blighted and hazardous properties, the Danville Volunteer Fire Department acted as demolition crew to tear down a structure on Price Branch Road in Danville last week.  

Send your Boone County-based events to Phil Perry at pperry@hdmediallc.com.

JULY 27

- The Kevin's Lazy River Adventure 10.5 mile float on the Big Coal River begins at the John Slack Park at Racine and ends at Dartmont Park with a free picnic on July 27 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Ann Browning at 304-837-3702 or Teresa Perdue at 304-836-5948.

Land transfers from July 1-15:

Craig Dalton to Shayla L. Lynch and Jeffrey A. Terry, lots, Quinland

James F. Frye to Paul David Brown, .59 SF, Spruce Creek

The Boone County EMS set up cooling stations around Boone County last week, giving away cold water to assist citizens with the sweltering heat.