A decision by a federal bankruptcy court in Kentucky this week gives regulators a strong hand in enforcing environmental laws against bankrupt coal companies. As part of Thursday’s decision, the court awarded the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection more than $2.7 million to address reclamation of an abandoned coal mine in Fayette County.
Thursday morning fire broke out in the area of the electrical box on Stanley and Kathy Warners house on Doe Run in West Union. Stanley told us that they lost everything in the blaze.
“I even lost my dog...The fireman said he didn’t suffer at all, but it’s hard losing a pet like that.” Stanley asked us to say thank you to a gentleman from Texas who is working in the area.
“He bought us a generator and he even put gas in it so we can have power. We asked what we owed him and he said nothing... People can be so nice.” The family lives below in a trailer due to Kathy’s health and not being able to climb the stairs.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 07, 2014) - Gov. Earl Ray
Tomblin today unveiled the third and final license plate in a three-part series, celebrating West Virginia’s native wildlife. Through a collaborative eff ort between the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), West Virginia is now offering the new license plate as an alternative standard issuance plate option to West Virginia passenger vehicle owners. The license plate features the image of a black bear and her cub looking over Dolly Sods in Tucker County.
On Wednesday October 29th we received an invitation from Doddridge County native Paul Daugherty, President & CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia, Inc. It stated “U. S. Senator Joe Manchin along with Philanthropy West Virginia and the WV Nonprofit Association are hosting over two dozen nonprofit and foundation leaders for a roundtable this Friday, October 31, 2014 from 10:15 to 11:30 AM in West Union, WV.” When a United States Senator visits, you must attend! We rearranged our schedule to accommodate the visit.