Coal Valley News- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 4 May 2015 11:02:08 EST 1800 Coal truck driver arrested after running through school bus stop, narrowly missing children SYLVESTER, W.Va. — A coal truck driver is arrested after troopers say a school bus camera caught him running through a school bus stop, narrowly missing children getting ready to cross the road. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:35:32 EST Several sentenced to prison in Boone court MADISON, W. Va. – A Danville man was sentenced to prison for selling drugs announced Boone County Prosecuting Attorney, Keith Randolph. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:55:34 EST COMMUNITY CALENDAR Sherman Elementary Spring BazaarThe Sherman Elementary School Spring Bazaar is scheduled for May 2, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school's gym. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:10:34 EST WVU Fire Service Extension cements leadership, prepares for future As a leader in firefighter education, the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension has ensured skilled emergency response personnel are able to protect the state's communities by selecting two seasoned firefighters to lead the... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:25:31 EST Local photographer to work on upcoming Sci-Fi film If you haven't seen his photography on social media, or run into him at Southern Fitness, or even seen him working at the Madison Kroger, then you may be surprised to learn that photographer Dakota Burns of Quinland has not only had one of his... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:20:35 EST Amid WVa tax reform push, Murray blasts coal tax for layoffs CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The day after West Virginia Republican lawmakers started tax reform talks, coal giant Murray Energy laid off 214 miners with a clear message calling for lower state taxes to unearth coal. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:10:32 EST As coal declines in Southern W.Va., so do county coffers (TNS) It started in Boone County, which, on Dec. 31, laid off 11 part-time public employees. A security officer, a recycling center employee and a bunch of janitors who cleaned community centers one day a week all lost their jobs, Assistant County... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:05:42 EST Spruce River area clean up a success The citizens of the Spruce River area would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who participated in the Spring Spruce River Clean Up on April 18. A special thank you to the Boone County Maintenance Department, the Boone County... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:05:37 EST Freemans coming to Madison Nationally known Southern Gospel group The Freemans, from Nashville, Tn., will be in Concert on Thursday May 14, 2015, at the Madison Civic Center. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:05:35 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? Find out with the Coal Valley News's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:47:58 EST County approves levy rates MADISON — An order to lay the levy rates in Boone County was approved by the Boone County Commission. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:25:32 EST COMMUNITY CALENDAR Bingo, hotdog saleRacine Volunteer Fire Department will host Bingo and a hotdog sale on Saturday, April 25. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:55:34 EST Madison Middle students visit Rotary Club Five students representing two teams in the robotics program at Madison Middle School and their sponsors were the guests of the Madison Rotary Club on Thursday, April 9. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:35 EST Two community leaders honored nationally Two local community leaders were recently honored with national awards. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:34 EST Community impact seminar offered Boone County obviously has numerous serious problems to address, but where is the starting point for an effective response? One local church is bringing in an expert to help find answers. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:30 EST Boone event addresses child abuse MADISON – An event to highlight the issue of child abuse has been scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015, starting at noon on the second floor of the Boone County Courthouse in the Circuit Court courtroom. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:55:33 EST Website set up for victims of chemical spill CHARLESTON – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that his office has established a new website to provide information to potential victims of the January 9, 2014, Freedom Industries' chemical spill. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:55:31 EST COMMUNITY CALENDAR Spruce River Clean-upSpruce River Clean-up day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.A dumpster will be located at Greenview Park. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:20:32 EST Groups intent to sue over mountaintop removal CHARLESTON — Seven local, regional and national groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Office of Surface Mining for failing to intervene on West Virginia's lax oversight of mountaintop removal and other destructive surface... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:30:31 EST County cracking down on litter ASHFORD — Cracking down on open dumps and litter has began in Boone County Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:25:31 EST