Rahall, Rogers introduce bill to curb drug abuse Chad Abshire
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two U.S. Representatives, one from West Virginia and the other from Kentucky, recently introduced a bill to increase abuse-deterrent safeguards for prescription drugs.
The Stop Tampering of Prescription Pills (STOPP) Act, was introduced by Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), along with William Keating (D-Mass.), and would require opioid-based prescription drugs to include ...
Planning, teamwork corrects heavy equipment spill Rachel Dove-Baldwin
22 MINE ROAD — A piece of heavy machinery owned by Coal-Mac came off of a flat-bed transport truck turning onto 22 Mine Road from U.S. 119 and ended up on its side, where it remained for two days until a plan was implemented to place it right side up.
According to information provided by Mingo County Emergency Services Director Jerrod Fletcher, the accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday and...
Head-on collision sends 1 to hospital Rachel Dove-Baldwin
ELK CREEK — Although the investigation into the exact cause of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Elk Creek in the Delbarton community is still underway, preliminary reports by the deputy on scene states that a citation will be issued to one driver for reasons of failure to maintain control.
Mingo County 911 received a report of a head-on collision between two pickup trucks at approximately 2:30 p.m. o...
Pike man indicted for rape, attempted murder Rachel Dove-Baldwin
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A case that had shocked the Tug Valley area earlier this month was presented to the 2013 Pike County Grand Jury when they convened last week for consideration of indictments.
According to Commonwealth Attorney, Rick L. Bartley, a true-bill was returned against Jonathan Thornsbury, 20, of Sidney, Ky., after jurors heared testimony from troopers with Post 9 of the Kentucky State Police (KS...
Ky. Senate adopts resolution to establish VA med center Chad Abshire
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky State Senate recently adopted Senate Resolution 193, which urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to consider establishing a VA Medical Center in southeastern Kentucky.
The resolution was proposed by Sen. Ray S. Jones, (D-Pikeville).
“It would be very easy to establish a VA Medical Center in southeastern Kentucky by contracting with a local hospital to provide the...
Groups uniting to help address childhood poverty Julia Roberts Goad
WILLIAMSON — A campaign to address the issue of child poverty in Mingo County will kick off with a meeting next week in Williamson.
According the West Virginia Healthy Kids, 30 percent of West Virginia children under age six live in poverty, meaning a family of three earns less than $20,000 a year.
Local agencies are partnering for “Our Children, Our Future:.Mingo County Childhood Poverty Forum.”
Guilty pleas continue in circuit court Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury has experienced a very busy week, conducting additional plea hearings for defendants who had been indicted and arrested on a variety of felony drug charges during Operation Zero Tolerance.
Nicholas Aaron Bland, Indictment J13-F17; pleaded guilty to delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance (Marijuana), a lesser included offense of distr...
Southside Elementary pays tribute to Carmen Keene Julia Roberts Goad
TOLER, Ky. — Southside Elementary gathered to pay tribute to one of their own, Carmen Keene, a headstart teacher who passed away this week.
A program of music and prayer was highlighted by a balloon release, with each grade at the school sharing a word they felt described Ms. Keene: devoted, compassionate, unique, loving, caring and funny. Her headstart class used the word ‘purple’ as they released purple...
‘Mingo’s Most Wanted:’ Arson, homicide case Rachel Dove-Baldwin
GILBERT — A case that has remained unsolved for 1 1/2 years is the Daily News’ most recent “Mingo’s Most Wanted” profile, in hopes that someone with knowledge and information about a homicide and arson case that occurred on Gilbert Creek on Aug. 3, 2011, will come forward and share what they know with law enforcement.
Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Sgt. Joe Smith and Sgt. James Muncy are being ...
CONSOL earns safety awards Rachel Dove-Baldwin
CHARLESTON — Four CONSOL Energy Inc. mine operations were recognized for their safety performance in 2012, receiving safety awards in both the surface and underground mine categories through the West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Awards program. The awards were presented during the 40th annual West Virginia Mining Symposium held in Charleston on March 7.
CONSOL Energy’s McElroy Mine in Moundsville earned...
Mingo marriage license applicants for February Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The following list of couples filed for marriage license in Mingo County within the month of February, 2013.
Brain Bartley and Lucy Chafin; Robert Crum and Crystal Conley; James Fields and Breanna Smith; Steven Harmon and Jennifer Wolford; Randall Horn and Sylvia Newsome; David Howard and Miranda Elkins; Frank Justice and Llyanna Marcum; Gregory Meade and Kayla Walker; Ruble Clifton and Vane...
Cinderella Project requesting dresses, accessories Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The dates for area high school proms are only a few weeks away, and the “Cinderella Project” that was created to assist those unable to afford the hefty price tag attached to prom gowns and accessories are requesting help from the community, in order to make the dreams of numerous students become a reality.
Williamson Memorial Hospital’s (WMH) “Nurse of the Year” April Toler-Mullins, aka “Fa...
Rutherford: Hillbilly Days proceeds not being used properly Julia Roberts Goad
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford says the Hillbilly Days festival was founded to raise money for crippled children, but that now that money is going to “companies and corporations.”
Hillbilly Days is scheduled for April 18 - 20 this year, and brings 100,000 people to Pikeville.
At a recent meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, Rutherford said the Fiscal Court founded t...
First Annual 5K Walk for Autism planned Rachel dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - One Mingo County family understands firsthand what it means to have a child diagnosed with Autism, and of the hardships loved ones go through while learning to cope with the disorder.
For Judith and Jeremiah Stepp, the parents of Silas, a four year-old with a contagious smile and bright eyes, a decision was made to share not only their experience with the public but to use their circumstance...
Guilty pleas entered in Mingo Circuit Court Rachel Dove-Baldwin
WILLIAMSON – According to information provided by Prosecuting Attorney C. Michael Sparks, a total of 5 defendants have entered guilty pleas this week before Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury. One individual was sentenced to prison while the remaining four are scheduled for sentencing on April 8th at 9 a.m.
Albert Warren Childress, Indictment J13-F20; Childress pleaded guilty to Attempt ...