Boone County Newswire

Boone County Newswire

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  1. Police investigate fatal Boone County crash involving DOH mowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | West Virginia Metro

    The crash occurred southbound near the Danville exit at around 6:30 a.m. when a passenger vehicle hit a state Division of Highways mower. The man in the vehicle was killed, the DOH worker was taken to the hospital.


  2. Gov. Tomblin Highlights Potential of POWER Grants for Job Growth in West VirginiaRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 25 | Huntington News

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined representatives of the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Economic Development Administration to announce the first round of federal POWER grants, which total nearly $10 million for West Virginia and will support nine economic development projects across the state. Among these projects is Gov. Tomblin's plan for the former Hobet surface mine in Boone and Lincoln counties, which is set to receive a $200,000 boost in POWER funding.


  3. Harrison Hospital Fights Assessor's Tax RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 |

    Boone County Assessor Karen Hardesty denied a request made by North Arkansas Medical Services to have a clinic on the campus of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center be given tax-exempt status.


  4. We can build it, but will they come?Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 23 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... chief executive is prepared to invest millions of dollars in grading for a highway to vacant mined land in Boone County now, and delay construction of major transportation corridors decades further into the future. We cannot treat existing ...


  5. Mathematics up, reading steady as preliminary testing data releasedRead the original story

    Monday Aug 22 | Lincoln Journal

    ... in math. Lincoln's rate of 20 percent was the same as Logan County's, but lower than the rates recorded in Boone County (30 percent), Cabell County (27 percent), Kanawha (31 percent), Mingo County (26 percent), Putnam County (29 percent) and Wayne ...


  6. COLUMN: Hobet Project Holds Vast Promise for West VirginiansaRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 23 | Huntington News

    Just down the road from Charleston in Boone and Lincoln counties lies something unique and promising in Southern West Virginia - approximately 12,000 acres of flat land ideal for new businesses and with the potential for a level of job creation that would be a game changer for our state. Early this year, I announced plans to turn this former mine site into what I believe could be an economic epicenter for West Virginia.


  7. Groups reach $6M West Virginia coal mine cleanup dealRead the original story

    Friday Aug 19 |

    A $6 million settlement has been reached in federal court that will restore damage from West Virginia mountaintop removal mines. The Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy announced the settlement with the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund.


  8. Public meeting tonight on proposed Hobet access road in Boone CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | West Virginia Metro

    Representatives with the state Division of Highways will be in Boone County Monday night to talk about the details of the proposed 2.6 mile access road designed to link Route 119 directly to the former Hobet Mine property, a reclaimed mine site. As proposed, the Hobet Development Site Access Road would include four lanes, starting at Route 119 near its intersection with Route 3. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin sees better access to what had been previously been a mountaintop removal mine site as a path to economic development.


  9. $13,615 grant secured for county clean-upsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 14 | Lincoln Journal

    ... of the events are normally advertised in advance. Other counties in the region to be awarded grants included: *Boone County -- $11,500, for wages, signage and billboard advertising *Kanawha County -- $7,500, for wages and fuel *Logan County -- ...


  10. Contractors come out against Tomblin's Hobet mine planRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 14 | Weirton Daily Times

    ... not support spending $99.8 million to build a 2.6-mile highway to the reclaimed Hobet surface coal mine in Boone County when so much money is needed just to maintain the existing highway system, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported ...


  11. Mary Marie Williams, 81, Burkesville, KYRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 14 | Columbia Magazine

    Mary Marie Williams, 81, Burkesville, KY She was a former nursing home assistant and a waitress. She was a native of Boone County, WV and a resident of Cumberland Co., KY at the time of her death.


  12. Tomblin program on shaky groundRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 13 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... plea for help with his project was rejected. Tomblin has suggested redeveloping the Hobet surface mine in Boone County for use as a business development park. A key to it will be construction of a 2.6-mile access road. The Division of Highways is ...


  13. Southern-Powersports program gets thumbs up -Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | Logan Banner

    ... to the safety of the ride. That's why Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is teaming with Boone County Career and Technical Center and area businesses to offer a new Powersports Technology program to train enthusiasts to become ...


  14. CAWV announces opposition to governor's Hobet mine site planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | West Virginia Metro

    The Contractors Association of West Virginia opposes Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's plan to spend $100 million to build over a 2.5 mile four-lane roadway at the reclaimed Hobet mine site in Boone County, the association announced in a release Thursday. The association said it opposes the project until new sources of funding are made available to repair and maintain state highways and bridges.


  15. Man killed in Kanawha County wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | West Virginia Metro

    A Kanawha County man died Wednesday evening in a head-on crash on state Route 94 near the Kanawha-Boone county line, sheriff's deputies said. The crash occurred at around 6 p.m. Wednesday when two vehicles collided.


  16. Teachers unions file lawsuit against Boone County Board of EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 3 | West Virginia Metro

    Teachers unions filed two lawsuits Tuesday against the Boone County Board of Education in the wake of pay and benefits cuts made to balance the district's budget. The American Federation of Teachers, along with the AFL-CIO and the West Virginia Education Association,asked a judge to declare the cuts unconstitutional in the complaints made in Boone County Circuit Court.


  17. Boone County schools to start year down at least 40 positionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 2 | West Virginia Metro

    ... dollars in pay plus the benefits, but if this is a long term situation it could affect their retirement." Boone County and other school systems in the coalfields were already struggling to attract qualified teachers for math and science positions. ...


  18. Authority will continue on reserve funds -Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 2 | Independent Herald

    ... recently that it will fund $100 million for a 2.6 mile stretch of four-lane to the Hobet surface mine in Boone County. "I saw it coming," said Browning. "I don't fault our legislators, they did what they could. But the Republican leadership didn't ...


  19. WVEA's Lee says Boone school workers face Aug. 1 deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | West Virginia Metro

    Boone County school system workers have until Monday to decide whether or not to keep their jobs which now include cuts in salaries and benefits, West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee said. "The employees received a letter just recently that tells them if they want to leave the system they have to resign by Aug. 1. If they don't resign by Aug. 1 they won't be released from their contracts this year," Lee said Thursday on MetroNews "Talkline" just a few hours before the WVEA was set to host its first of a series of meetings with Boone County school system workers.


  20. In the wake of teacher salary and benefit cuts, WVEA plans Boone County meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    WVEA staff and legal representatives will hold a meeting with employees of the Boone County Board of Education on Thursday in Danville. The meeting comes in the wake of cuts to supplemental pay, as well as vision and dental benefits made last week by the school system.