Chafin secures money for Williamson pool Kyle Lovern
Like he has many times in the past, Mingo County State Senator H. Truman Chafin has helped get a grant for the City of Williamson to make repairs to the municipal pool in West End.
Chafin presented Williamson Park Board member Curt Phillips with a certificate for a $16,000 Community Partnership Grant on Monday.
Chafin gave Phillips a letter from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin stating that he approved the $16,000 that ...
Competing views emerge over coal jobs bill Jack Latta
Civitas News Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul are looking to fast track permitting with new legislation introduced on Monday which would reduce government oversight of the coal industry, despite overall growth in Central Appalachia coal mining jobs.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the bill Tuesday, which targets the Environmental Protection Agency’s coal-mini...
Logan woman’s New York makeover a hit Debbie Rolen
Civitas News Service
Sarah Erwin Vance won a New You in New York makeover and appeared on the Live with Kelly and Michael Show on May 6.
Diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 16, Sarah faced long hospital stays and the treatment she received was hard on her physically and mentally. She has been cancer free since 2001 and looked at the New York experience as an opportunity to share her story.
“Thank you Lord for healing me...
Williamson police officer found dead Rachel Baldwin
BLACKBERRY, Ky. — A Williamson police officer who had been suspended without pay following a DUI arrest in Pike County, Ky., was found unresponsive at his parent’s home on Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Jefferson (Jeff) Taylor III, 27, of Williamson, had been a patrolman with the Williamson City Police Department (WPD) for two years before his death. WPD Chief C.D. Rockel spoke w...
Widow of slain Mingo County Sheriff participates in a memorial motorcycle ride CHARLESTON (AP) — The widow of slain Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum will participate this weekend in a memorial motorcycle ride that will pass by the parking lot where the lawman was fatally shot last month.
The Sheriff Eugene Crum Memorial Poker Run is set for Sunday afternoon starting in downtown Williamson. It’s part of the three-day Rally in the Valley motorcycle gathering that began Friday.
The procession will pass through Crum’s h...
LJHCC receives $5,000 grant for equipment Chad Abshjre
GILBERT — A West Virginia Congressman announced federal funding for a pair of community facilities to purchase new equipment.
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall said that the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert would receive $5,000 to be used to assist in the purchase of new treadmills.
The McDowell County Commission on Aging will receive a $15,000 grant awarded through USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilit...
Submitted Pike budget slashed by $3.3M Julia Roberts Goad
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford submitted a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which, due to the downturn of revenue from the coal industry, has “deep, across-the-board reductions in each and every department and area of county government.”
Rutherford submitted the budget to the Pike County Fiscal Court, which has until mid-June to approve the budget.
Cut to line items ...
Pike Grand Jury indicts 5 Chad Abshire
WILLIAMSON — The Pike County Grand Jury indicted five individuals, including a Forest Hills, Ky., man for assault.
Scott Stokes, 20, was indicted for second-degree assault when he struck Miranda Maynard on April 21with his hands and feet or with a dangerous instrument, thereby causing serious physical injury.
Also indicted by the grand jury were:
• Heather Kelly, 25, of Virgie, was indicted for receiving st...
Pleas entered in circuit court Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — Two defendants entered guilty pleas in Mingo County Circuit Court before the Honorable Judge Michael Thornsbury on Wednesday to drug related crimes. Both men were indicted and arrested as part of the Operation Zero Tolerance drug investigations that was headed up by Eugene Crum, the late Sheriff of Mingo County that was shot and killed on April 3rd while on duty.
Donah Howard Arnold pleaded guilt...
Operation Zero Tolerance arraignments, arrests continue Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — After hearing that he had been indicted by the Mingo County Grand Jury, defendant Jason Landon Young drove to the Williamson Police Station and turned himself in to Mingo County Drug Task Force Commander Dave Rockel.
Young had been indicted on 2 counts of delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance (Heroin). He was transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden and is scheduled to appe...
Pike jail escapee caught Ralph B.Davis
Civitas News Service
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — An escaped inmate was returned to custody Thursday, after two months on the lam, when a caller reported two men lurking around a Pike County school.
Kentucky State Police received a call reporting two suspicious men had been seen at Jones Creek Elementary and had crossed the road, heading to the Pike County Landfill.
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer Sgt. Keith Justice responded...
Day of Prayer to be observed at Mingo courthouse Mitchell Bias, Pastor of the Delbarton Regional Church of God, invites the public to join together for prayer in the courtroom of the Mingo County Court House on the national Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2, 2013 beginning at noon.
The National Day of Prayer is a day that transcends differences, bringing together people from all backgrounds, political parties, churches, and denominations.
In 1775, the first Continental Congress called for ...
Unoccupied house catches fire Rachel Baldwin
WEST WILLIAMSON — Mingo County 911 dispatchers alerted the Williamson Fire Department (WFD) of a single family dwelling structure fire on Saturday afternoon that was located at the end of Slater Street in West Williamson, on top of the hill at Fairview Cemetery.
According to WFD Chief Jerry Mounts, upon arrival, firefighters were presented with a wood frame house engulfed in flames that was burning out of con...
WOW Retreat to feature special guest speaker Chad Abshire
GILBERT — The Women on Wellness Retreat has a special guest speaker penciled in for its mid-May event.
Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will deliver the lunch keynote speech at the Women on Wellness (WOW) Retreat at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert.
He will speak on “Salt, Hypertension and Cardiovascu...
Cinderella Project performs prom makeovers Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The Education Room of the Williamson Memorial Hospital (WMH) took on an entirely different look on Saturday, as beauticians, makeup artists and nail technicians set up shop as they prepared to perform multiple makeovers, transforming several teens from the girl next door, to a Cinderella princess.
The “Cinderella Project” was created by April Toler-Mullins, a Registered Nurse who remains employed...