Coal Valley News- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:58:05 EST 1800 Freedom Industries officials indicted by feds CHARLESTON – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced last week that Freedom Industries, Inc. (Freedom) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes related to the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill in... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:17:04 EST Nelson honored by Congress On Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, the honorable Shelley Moore Capito (who is also now, Senator “elect” Capito rose on the floor of Congress and spoke to the house speaker about Boone County's 23rd district Delegate, Joshua... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:55:04 EST State native releases third novel John Michael Cummings' third novel about West Virginia will be published in February of 2015 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press, an imprint of Texas A&M University Press and Texas Book Consortium. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:45:02 EST Premier’s annual Coat Drive Over 100 children and teens will be warmer this winter thanks to the employees at Premier Bank, Madison office, along with bank customers who participated in Premier's annual Coat Drive. In photo above, retired Premier employee Rachael Moore,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:36:09 EST Whitesville voted ‘Turn This Town Around’ winner After over 23,000 votes, Whitesville in Boone County and Ripley in Jackson County won West Virginia Focus magazine's 2015 Turn This Town Around competition. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:17:05 EST Local sisters to appear on Wheel of Fortune In April of 2012, my sister called me and asked if I would like to audition for the Wheel of Fortune. The Wheel Mobile was coming to the Mardi Gras Casino that day and they would be having an open audition. I knew it was a shot in the dark... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:16:02 EST Boone BOE member visits Rotary Boone County Board of Education member Gary Woodrum gave a nice update on the Boone County school system to members of the Madison Rotary Club during its last meeting. Woodrum, lfet, is pictured here with Madison Rotary Club President Mark... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:50:09 EST Man says he was fired for for seeking workers’ comp MADISON – A Raleigh County man is suing over claims he was fired for attempting to claim workers' compensation benefits. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:28:04 EST McGraw suit leads to investigation by class action firm PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh law firm has started an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duties following a lawsuit filed in West Virginia regarding AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation's violations in that state. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:27:04 EST Girl ate McDonald’s ice cream with metal shavings, parents say MADISON – A Boone County couple is suing over claims their minor daughter ate ice cream that contained metal shavings. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:26:05 EST Woman blames Dollar General for injuries MADISON – A Boone County woman is suing over claims she was injured after slipping on the wet floor of a store. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:25:07 EST Woman says doctors should have performed genetic test MADISON – A Boone County woman is suing over claims her doctors negligently failed to perform genetic testing that should have been necessary due to her family history of cancer. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:24:04 EST Man says mine fired him for discussing safety concerns with inspectors MADISON – A Boone County man is suing over claims he was fired for discussing safety concerns with state mine inspectors. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:23:06 EST State’s electric bills could increase 40 percent by 2020, study says CHARLESTON — The EPA's continued assault on coal and coal-fired power plants comes with a huge cost to consumers. According to a recently released study, the resulting shift to using more natural gas will likely cost the average family an... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:11:03 EST Treasurer’s office visits Rotary The West Virginia State Treasurer's Office was represented at the Madison Rotary Club when Administrative Assistant Barbara Harmon and Deputy Treasurer John Fisher recently visited the club. They were the guests of Rotarian Chip Shaffer, left. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:02:03 EST Boone to become 24th ‘Read Aloud’ county Mary Kay Bond, the state director of Read Alound, presented to several coordinators and volunteers who gathered at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville for training. This was coordinated by Jennifer Griffith. Studies show how critical it is to be able... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:01:25 EST Book author coming to Madison library MADISON — During “Down Home Christmas” book author Brandon Kirk is coming to have an author table at the Boone Madison Public Library. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:01:24 EST Lincoln drug dealer sentenced in federal court CHARLESTON — Last week, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Christopher D. Norman, 34, of Ranger in Lincoln County, was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for his involvement in the distribution of... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:58:04 EST State education department offers alert services CHARLESTON — As snow begins covering the ground, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) reminds parents, students and educators to use the WVDE's school closing notification system. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:57:05 EST Career Center students honored The Boone Career & Technical Center director Jeff Nelson announced and congratulated the recipients of the “Studen of the First Nine Weeks” award. This program recognizes outstanding students from each area who most exemplify achievement... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:55:06 EST