MCC purchases fishing pier for Laurel Lake Special to the Daily News
LENORE — Fisherman looking to cast their lines into Laurel Lake will soon be able to do so from a brand new dock, courtesy of the Mingo County Commission (MCC).
The aluminum floating dock and gangway, manufactured by Gator Dock, is currently being installed. Measuring eight feet wide and 25 feet long, the pier is handicap-accessible. The pier is one of several recreational projects throughout the county being sup...
Gilbert council talks water, skirmish, WOW Chad Abshire
GILBERT — The Gilbert Town Council met briefly Monday evening and discussed a small number of topics.
Mayor Vivian Livingood updated the council about the town’s April Civil War Reenactment, “The Skirmish On the River,” saying it was “awesome.”
“It doubled in size,” Livingood said. “Everyone said they would come back. There were at least 150 actors and volunteers participating.”
She also said that she belie...
TVCC elects board members, officers Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. — The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) elected four new board members and re-elected its officers for the coming fiscal year.
The organization held its monthly luncheon meeting on Monday at Giovanni’s located at the South Side Mall.
Charley McCoy, Scott Poole, David Hatfield and Adam Warren were voted in as the four new board members. The TVCC also replaced two board members that have not been...
Maynard to be arraigned for sheriff’s death Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The man accused of fatally shooting Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum will make his first court appearance on Wednesday, following a lengthy hospital stay.
Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks told the Daily News that 37-year-old Tennis Melvin Maynard, of Ragland, will be arraigned in Cabell County on Wednesday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. He was indicted last month on charges stemming from t...
WFM to offer flowers, plants for Mothers Day Chad Abshire
WILLIAMSON — This Saturday, the Williamson Farmers Market will host its second preseason market day in preparation for its official opening, and will also have a special flower and plant sale for Mother’s Day in addition to its usual assortment of produce and baked and canned goods.
“On our opening day on April 27, we had a pretty good variety of stuff,” Market Manager, Helen Stanley, said. “We had canned and b...
Auditions to be held for Hatfield-McCoy play Julia Roberts Goad
MCCARR, Ky. — Area residents who have a flair for drama and an interest in history can pursue both of those passions with a part in the new outdoor drama based on the Hatfield McCoy Feud.
The play will be staged this summer at the Hatfield-McCoy Park at McCarr, Ky. The play is being produced by the Artist Collaborative Theater (ACT), Kentucky’s most winning theater, based in Elkhorn City.
‘Stamp Out Hunger’ this Saturday Chad Abshire
WILLIAMSON — The United States Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers will “Stamp Out Hunger,” food drive on Saturday, May 11.
The USPS calls it the nation’s largest single-day food drive, saying that around 50 million Americans live at risk of hunger, or about one in six people. The USPS also states that food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food a...
Mountain Water delays purchase of Belfry property Julia Roberts Goad
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The acquisition by Mountain Water District of property at Belfry for the construction of the Belfry Pond Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant has been put on hold due to pending litigation.
The Mountain Water District Board of Commissioners recently adopted a resolution delaying the acquisition of the plant site at Peg’s Branch in Belfry. The resolution was made on advice of counsel, due to l...
Southside’s ‘McTeacher’s Night’ a success Rachel Baldwin
GOODY, Ky. — Southside Elementary School teamed up with McDonald’s in Goody, Ky. on May 2nd to raise money for its school through a “McTeacher’s Night Fundraiser”.
A team of teachers and staff members from the school worked alongside McDonald’s employees at different positions, including front counter cashiers and drive-thru order presenters. A portion of sales from the teacher’s shift totaling $1,300.00 was ...
STOP, SADD dedicate sign in classmate’s memory Chad Abshire
GILBERT — The Strong Through Our Plan (STOP) Coalition and the Mingo Central High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) held a sign dedication ceremony Thursday in memory of Tyler Hatfield, a classmate who died after a car accident last May.
Designed by SADD students, the sign features Mingo Central’s colors and the phrase “Seat Belts Save Lives,” encompassed in a star, which symbolize...
Tomblin signs Feed to Achieve into law Debbie Rolen
Civitas News Service
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin officially signed a bill into law aimed at helping children do better in the classroom. The Feed to Achieve Act provides free breakfast and lunch to all students around the state.
Tomblin put his signature on the bill in Martinsburg at Berkeley Heights Elementary School.
Tracy Heck is the Director of Childhood Nutrition and Wellness for the Berkeley County School System. She says...
Big Sandy Company awards scholarships Rachel Baldwin
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The annual Big Sandy Company, L.P. Scholarships were awarded to students from the Pikeville Independent and Pike County School Systems at an awards dinner held Tuesday May 7, at the Landmark Inn.
Since 1994, the Big Sandy Company, L.P. which leases mineral properties to the coal industry, has awarded $664,000 in scholarships to area youth to assist with expenses of college or technical school...
Blackberry student wins statewide essay contest Julia Roberts Goad
BLACKBERRY, Ky. - When Katie Compton was four years old, she was unable to walk, was unfamiliar with a toothbrush or toilet, and spoke few words in English.
Last week, the nine-year-old won an award for her essay “How I will change the world after college.”
The story of how the Compton family came together and triumphed over challenges is a remarkable testament of the power of family, hard work and what...
Magistrate questions cost of new trucks for Pike County Julia Roberts Goad
PIKEVILLE, Ky - In a year that the budget for the Pike County Fiscal Court has had deep cuts due to a shortage of coal severance funds, some magistrates are questioning spending money for new equipment for the county’s road department.
The Fiscal Court leases one new tandem dump truck for each of the county’s six districts annually. Although the cost of the leases went up this year, the county is guarante...
Sheriff Crum Memorial Ride rescheduled Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — Although the weather failed to cooperate for those attending the 2013 “Rally in the Valley” event last weekend that planned to take part in the Sheriff Eugene Crum Memorial Poker Run, the riders are very excited to hear that a new date has been set for the highly anticipated charity run.
Paul Price, the Public Relations Officer of the Sidney, Ky. based Appalachian Brotherhood riding club told the...