Boone County Newswire

Boone County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Boone County, WV.

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  1. Deadly Boone County crash results in life sentence for lone survivorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | West Virginia Metro

    A Boone County man was sentenced Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison with a chance for parole in 21 years following a September 2014 drug-related crash on U.S. Route 119. Frank Gene Thompson, 40, was high on meth and Xanax when he lost control of his truck near Danville.

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  2. Martirano commends Boone school board for passing pay cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | West Virginia Metro

    State School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano says he has faith Boone County teachers will continue to provide quality instruction even with salary cuts that were approved by the county's Board of Education. "I expect no one - none of our teachers will have any kind of repercussions to our children and provide them anything less than a quality education," Martirano said in response to the board's Monday vote to pass a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017.

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  3. Given ultimatum, Boone County school board agrees to cutsRead the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | The Inter-Mountain

    Given one last try, Boone County school board members have voted to cut employee pay and benefits following an ultimatum by the West Virginia state school board to overtake the county's education system.

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  4. West Virginia board gives Boone County schools ultimatumRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Inter-Mountain

    The West Virginia Board of Education says it will take over Boone County's public school system later this month if the local school board does not approve a balanced budget.

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  5. West Virginia editorial roundupRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... official Republican position is that God authorized Americans to arm themselves with mass-killing instruments. Boone County Board of Education members' concern for school employees is understandable and, to an extent, commendable. But times have ...

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  6. State school board puts off decision on Boone CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | West Virginia Metro

    Boone County school system employees could go from some of the best paid school workers in the state to the worst if cuts proposed by state Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano go through, some workers told members of the state Board of Education Wednesday. State board members, who discussed the issue for more than an hour without making a decision, said there were a lot of questions about the Boone County budget and a possible state takeover.

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  7. Budget CutsRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 9 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... Others have, it seems, put blinders on and continued to spend as though the good times would never end. In Boone County, where school board members were already forced earlier this year to vote to close three elementary schools and cut 80 positions ...

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  8. Boone County School Board rejects WVDE directive againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | West Virginia Metro

    In a special emergency session Thursday afternoon, the Boone County School Board once again voted unanimously to reject an order from the state Dept. of Education to cut its budget for the coming school year.

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  9. BOE rejects statea s financial directives -Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Coal Valley News

    The Boone County Board of Education voted unanimously not to accept financial directives sent from the State Board of Education in a special session held on June 30. The directives involved greatly lowering the pay and cutting benefits for employees of Boone County Schools, among reducing the budget in almost every other area. The Executive Director of Communications with the West Virginia Department of Education, Kristen Anderson, said these cuts have to happen.

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  10. Westside helps relief effort -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Independent Herald

    ... referring to the flood which did heavy damage all over Wyoming County 15 years ago. "There were people in Boone County who took care of me," he recalled. "They helped me and would not let me say no." The help he received, Stewart indicated, inspired ...

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  11. Boone BOE rejects statea s financial directives -Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Logan Banner

    The Boone County Board of Education voted unanimously not to accept financial directives sent from the State Board of Education in a special session held on June 30. The directives involved greatly lowering the pay and cutting benefits for employees of Boone County Schools, among reducing the budget in almost every other area.

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  12. 'Before and After' satellite imagery shows how Earth is changingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Connecticut Post

    ... on data from the Landsat satellites, these two natural-color images document the growth of the Hobet mine in Boone County, W.Va., as it expands from ridge to ridge between 1984 and 2013. less Based on data from the Landsat satellites, these two ...

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  13. Funding secured for Boone Co. schools -Read the original story

    Saturday Jun 25 | Coal Valley News

    Boone County Schools have officially been funded until the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The West Virginia legislature recently passed a bill that will allocate $2.2 million to allow Boone County Schools to pay their staff and faculty.

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  14. New murals on Main Street -Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Coal Valley News

    ... Jaycees do. "I feel the Jaycees are a great part of our community and we try to do everything we can to make Boone County a better place," Hensley said. Hensley said that as active citizens, it is the Jaycees responsibility to step in when there is ...

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  15. The Hub comes to Madison - 9:59 am updated:Read the original story

    Friday Jun 24 | Coal Valley News

    ... they will give us advice of what will work and what won't work in our community," Mullins said. The Hub visited Boone County last year in Whitesville, as part of the Turn This Town Around program. This was also a year-long program that allowed the ...

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  16. Coal Festival opens -Read the original story

    Jun 21, 2016 | Coal Valley News

    ... parade. Delores W. Cook, vice president of the West Virginia Coal Festival noted the Handleys had, "served Boone County and the surrounding areas with professionalism showing compassion and love during difficult times in the departure of loved ...

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  17. Bids for Hobet project to begin this fall, design firms express interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Several construction-engineering firms have shown initial interest in being the design-build contractor for a new $100 million four-lane highway to a former mountaintop removal mining site in southern West Virginia. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a major industrial site for the state.

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  18. Hatfield-McCoy Trails expand -Read the original story

    Jun 21, 2016 | Logan Banner

    Progress has been made in re-opening the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System in Boone County.

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  19. Funding secured for Boone Co. schools -Read the original story

    Jun 21, 2016 | Logan Banner

    Boone County Schools have officially been funded until the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

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  20. A breath of fresh air for Lincoln: New pulmonary rehabilitation center opens at LPCCRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | Lincoln Journal

    ... Earl Ray Tomblin. LPCC board members attending the ceremony were Lincoln County Commission CAO Mary Napier, Boone County Prosecutor Keith Randolph, Ollie Hunting, and Lee Hager. Lincoln County Assessor Guy Browning was among the county elected ...

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