Coal Valley News- RSS Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:49:56 EST 1800 USDA Under Secretary visits Boone Memorial Hosptial MADISON — Federal, state and local officials and dignitaries visited Boone Memorial Hospital Thursday to review construction progress on the hospital's new $37 million hospital project and also to make another major health care and public... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:32 EST Danville man’s case headed to grand jury MADISON — At the end of March, a Danville man was charged for being under the influence of methampethamine when he driving a vehicle that crashed and killed four people. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:35:31 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 Church Briefs Gospel concertKeith Full Gospel Churh will host a gospel concert on Saturday, April 18, 2015, with “Ronny Hinson” (of the Original Hinsons) from Hendersonville, Tenn. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:05:33 EST Van nips Mingo, 4-2 GILBERT – The Van Bulldogs scored a pair of runs in the top of the 7th inning and held on to beat the Mingo Central Miners 4-2 in baseball action on Wednesday evening at the Gilbert baseball field. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:45:31 EST W.Va. will fight for coal in court West Virginia has long been a “coal state.” Since coal was discovered in 1742 in what is now Boone County, the state has depended on coal as a fuel source, a major taxpayer and, most importantly, one of the largest jobs... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:40:32 EST Working toward a bright future Today's global economy is dependent on an educated, skilled and versatile workforce. In West Virginia, we are developing a national reputation for our skilled training programs and workers who are committed to getting the job done - and doing it... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:40:31 EST Five elements of a safe water system The chemical spill alone didn't cause the water crisis; safe water systems can cope with chemical spills. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:35:32 EST VFW honors teachers Three teachers were awarded trophies at the District 9 meeting of the VFW. Held at the Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 on March 28, 2015. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:30:33 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 Coal production continues to decline Coal production in the U.S. continued to decline this past week according to the latest report from the Energy Information Agency (EIA) and the National Mining Association. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:20:31 EST 50 years of service honored Hygeia Facilities Foundation, Inc. would like to congratulate Doris Davis for 50 years of service. On April 12, 2015, Doris celebrated fifty years at the Raleigh-Boone Medical Center. Doris has been a loyal and dedicated employee and the Board of... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:36 EST Alpha Natural Resources announces repurchase of unsecured notes BRISTOL, Va. - Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) (“Alpha”), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced that it has completed the repurchase of an aggregate of approximately $593 million in principal amount of its unsecured... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:33 EST AG warns of phone scams CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers of a phone scam circulating in the state in which a caller pretends to represent an Internet service provider and offers technical support to address problems with the... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:32 EST AEP prepares to close 6 coal-fired plants in 4 states CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — American Electric Power is preparing to close six coal-fired power plants in four states on May 31 to comply with stricter federal emissions standards. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:31 EST Blankenship says he can’t get fair trial in southern W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for Don Blankenship say they have conducted a survey showing that the former Massey Energy CEO cannot get a fair trial in southern West Virginia, but prosecutors say he's short of warranting a move... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:10:31 EST Former Sherman student dies in crash RACINE — Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Kanawha County man Friday night. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13:15:31 EST Jenkins visits coal mine near Whitesville WHITESVILLE — Saying he was fulfilling a campaign promise he made to coal miners, Third District U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) visited the Hunter Peerless Mine near Whitesville Friday. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:45:32 EST Southern Coal plans to hire 100 miners in W.Va., Ky. and Va. BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Southern Coal Corp. says it plans to hire 100 miners at four surface mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:05:31 EST