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Celebration & Recognition

Celebration & Recognition

Citizens for Coal is hosting Miner’s Appreciation Day this Saturday at Chief Logan State Park.


Kiwanis Pancake Day

Kiwanis Pancake Day

All you can eat pancakes and other breakfast items will be served from 7am to 1pm at Logan Middle School. There will also be a silent auction from 7am to noon for a wide variety of items donated by local businesses.


DUI Causing Death

DUI Causing Death

40 year old Franklin Gene Thompson of Danville has been charged with four counts of DUI resulting in death after a toxicology report indicated he was under the influence of methamphetamine when he was in a crash that killed four people.


Sobriety Checkpoints

Sobriety Checkpoints

There are two sobriety checkpoints in Logan County this weekend. One in Deskins Addition on Friday and another in Chapmanville on Saturday.


Mountain State Harley Davidson

Mountain State Harley Davidson

Mike Ratz and Eddie Keefer are the new owners of the Harley Davidson dealership on Corridor G between Logan and Williamson


Jenkins, Manchin, et al Ask For Declaration

Jenkins, Manchin, et al Ask For Declaration

West Virginia's congressional delegation is requesting a major disaster declaration after winter storm Thor hit the state early this month.


Deadline Missed

Deadline Missed

A missed court deadline could result in a billion-dollar windfall for Kentucky taxpayers from the manufacturer of Oxycontin. The state is suing Purdue Pharma for misrepresenting its prescription painkiller that resulted in a wave of addiction and increased medical costs across the state.


Former Boone County Resident Indicted

Former Boone County Resident Indicted

39-year old Michael D. Jarrell had been indicted on 12 counts of tax fraud.


Cyrus Arraigned & Held Without Bond

Cyrus Arraigned & Held Without Bond

24 year old Jason Cyrus is charged with Attempted Murder, seven counts of Wanton Endangerment, and a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


Man Hit By Car On 119

Man Hit By Car On 119

A 38-year old Kentucky man was killed when he was struck by a car while he was walking in the southbound lane of U.S. 119 near Nolan early Wednesday morning.


McDowell Woman Sentenced For Falsifying Water reports

McDowell Woman Sentenced For Falsifying Water reports

60-year old Bonita Witt-Hird of Thorpe admitted to falsifying water reports to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Agency.


Coal Heritage Week In Downtown Logan

Coal Heritage Week In Downtown Logan

All the events are leading up to the production of “Smoke on the Mountain" from Southern Coalition for the ARTS.


McDowell Named Unhealthiest County In West Virginia

McDowell Named Unhealthiest County In West Virginia

Logan, Mingo, Lincoln, Boone and Wyoming counties are also at the bottom of the list in the state.


Unemployment Up

Unemployment Up

Unemployment increased in all 55 West Virginia counties in February. Click on the headline above for specific coalfield county numbers.


Broadband Option For Dingess

Broadband Option For Dingess

Frontier Communications has expanded its broadband service available to the Dingess area of Mingo County.


Logan County Circuit Judge Roger Perry To Retire

Logan County Circuit Judge Roger Perry To Retire

Perry says that health issues have made it necessary to step down from the bench, most likely in June.


Record Amount Of Restitution

Record Amount Of Restitution

In 2013 the Boone County Circuit Court collected a little more than $32,000 dollars. Last year, the court collected over $200,000 dollars.


Another Plea For Blankenship

Another Plea For Blankenship

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has again pleaded not guilty to federal charges in a mine safety case.


Fire Was Likely Human Caused

Fire Was Likely Human Caused

A forest fire in Boone County that covered 50 acres is a suspected arson.


Two Children Found Alone In Downtown Logan Sunday

Two Children Found Alone In Downtown Logan Sunday

28-year old Otis Spaulding and his wife 24-year old Elisha Spaulding of Logan were arrested for child neglect creating a risk of injury.


City of Logan Residents Begin REAP cleanup

City of Logan Residents Begin REAP cleanup

REAP bags are now available for pick up at Logan City Hall.


Clean Power Plan Topic Of Senate Hearing

Clean Power Plan Topic Of Senate Hearing

“Sixty percent of (today’s) generating capacity is coal compared to well over 80 percent in 2000. By 2026 the percentage is expected to drop to 45 percent.”--Charles Patton, President of Appalachian Power


Jenkins Introduces Black Lung Benefits Legislation

Jenkins Introduces Black Lung Benefits Legislation

Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins introduced his first piece of legislation as a member of Congress Tuesday.


Popular Tomatoes

Popular Tomatoes

The WVU Extension service is distributing free beefsteak tomato seeds again this year.


No Immediate Solution

No Immediate Solution

State highways engineers say the bridge at Elmer Brown Drive in Belo that was shut down last Thursday is beyond repair.


Logan Relay Ready For More Members

Logan Relay Ready For More Members

Organizers are looking for more members of the community to join the committees.


Money For School

Money For School

The Logan County School Employees Federal Credit Union will be awarding a $1000 college scholarship to a member of the Class of 2015.


Calling All Candidates

Calling All Candidates

The filing period to run for municipal office in the Town of Chapmanville began Tuesday and will run through April 1st. Mayor Jerry Price has decided to run for a third term and has filed to be a candidate.


Give Life

Give Life

Upcoming blood drive days in the coalfields include Scott High School on April 1st from 9am to 2:30pm and the Logan Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College of April 6th from 10am to 3pm.


Logan County Proposed Calendars

Logan County Proposed Calendars

School calendars for the 2015-2016 school year will be open for comment at the next two Logan County Board of Education meetings.


City Of Logan Cracking Down On Late Accounts

City Of Logan Cracking Down On Late Accounts

City officials say all money owed to the City of Logan will be collected by June 30th, 2015. Civil suits are being prepared to be filed in municipal court.


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Low Income Children Fall Behind As Early As 18 Months Old

Low Income Children Fall Behind As Early As 18 Months Old

A report says one-third of West Virginia schoolchildren under age 6 live in poor households and are at risk of falling significantly behind their classmates' achievements.


TAP and RTP For WV

TAP and RTP For WV

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin awarded over $5.6 million in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants to 42 projects across West Virginia including projects in the coalfields.


Preserving History

Preserving History

Applications are being accepted through March for historic preservation development grants in West Virginia.


Feeding Kids

Feeding Kids

The West Virginia Department of Education is looking for organizations across the state to help feed children during the summer months.


Solving The Issue

Solving The Issue

A state official says the Department of Health and Human Resources is working to ease county-level workers' caseloads.


Health Care For High Need Areas

Health Care For High Need Areas

Awards ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 are going to medical and dental students who are committing to practice for at least two years in high-need locations in West Virginia.


Agritourism Is Growing More Than Crops

Agritourism Is Growing More Than Crops

The West Virginia University Extension Service is surveying agritourism operators to getter a better sense of how a growing segment of the nation's farm economy is doing in the state.


Possible New Bag Limits

Possible New Bag Limits

Citing a steep decline in the number of bucks taken last year, West Virginia is considering limits on antlerless deer this year.


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Spring Break

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