Child neglect resulting in death charges shocks community Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — All eyes were on two defendants in Mingo County Circuit Court Monday morning that followed an indictment that has shocked the residents of the Tug Valley area due to the alleged victim being a young man who had captured the hearts of Mingo County prior to his death in 2012.
Brandi J. and Scott J. Baisden, of Merrimac, were each indicted by the April Grand Jury on a single count of child neglect r...
Former residents will have horse at the Ky. Derby Julia Roberts Goad Staff Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky - When Kentucky Derby day begins at Churchill Downs next Saturday, a local grandmother will be rooting for Saint X to win in one of the preliminary races, as her granddaughter has stake in the horse. Toni Canterbury, who lives in South Williamson, joined her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Don Gillman, to give their daughter, then 12-year-old Amanda, a percentage of a racehorse as a Christm...
Arraignments follow indictments; arrests Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - A total of twenty-six defendants were arraigned in Mingo County Circuit Court on Friday before the Honorable Judge Michael Thornsbury, who were taken into custody following felony indictments being returned against them by the grand jury. Seventeen of those indicted were part of the continuance of the “Operation Zero Tolerance” investigations that began after the late Sheriff, Eugene Crum, took off...
Drug takeback day planned at local Food City stores Jack Latta
Civitas News Service
Food City and Operation UNITE will partner up this weekend to collect and safely dispose of unwanted or unused medications as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
On Saturday April 27 six Food City Pharmacy locations in five counties will accept medications from residents between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge for this service.
UNITE Coalition members, along with law enforcement offic...
Manchin, Rahall disappointed in EPA ruling Chad Abshire
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two West Virginia Congressmen expressed disappointment with a federal court’s ruling which stated that the Environmental Protection Agency had the authority to retroactively veto a water pollution permit for one of the state’s largest mountaintop removal mines years after it was issued.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (both D-W.Va.), released statements after the U.S. Court of...
McConnell to visit Pike Co., talk loss of coal jobs Julia Roberts Goad
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Senator Mitch McConnell will visit Pike and Perry Counties next week in order to bring awareness to the loss of coal mining jobs in Kentucky.
McConnell will introduce the Coal Jobs Protection Act, which is aimed at what he called the Environmental Protection Agency’s burdensome regulations.
The legislation, sponsored by Ohio Rep. Bill Johnson, will protect American jobs and support U.S....
6 vehicles involved in close proximity accidents Rachel Baldwin
AIRPORT BOTTOM — Rainy weather and slippery road conditions contributed to two separate accidents with a total of six vehicles involved that occurred on Rt. 52 in the Airport Bottom community near Delbarton, that were approximately 1,000 feet from one another on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Sonia Smith, an eye witness to the accident, a white car had stopped in the middle of the road without using a turn...
Fundraising held for Sheriff Crum Memorial Fund Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The ladies auxiliary of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD), the “Shielded Hearts”, which is made up of spouses, mothers and significant others of the deputies are selling items to raise funding for the Sheriff Eugene Crum Memorial Fund.
According to Amanda Mines, the wife of Corporal Norman Mines and who is also employed as a Home Confinement Officer, the newly founded group is made up ...
2013 Mingo County Fire and Rescue School scheduled Rachel Baldwin
The 6th Annual Mingo County Fire and Rescue School is scheduled to be held from May 10th through May 12th, and members of the MCFCA have been meeting regularly to put the finishing touches on this year’s event.
As always, according to Williamson Fire Chief Jerry Mounts, the intended purpose of the weekend training event is to provide emergency responders with the best learning experience available on this par...
Health Department to offer Shingles vaccines for elderly Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Health Department will conduct a special clinic for Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for WV residents who are 60 years of age or older and who do not have insurance or other means to pay for the vaccine. The vaccines will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, therefore, if...
Public meeting held about KCH Julia Roberts Goad
A meeting to share information as well as to get input from the public about the King Coal Highway was held Monday at Mingo Central High School.
Mingo County residents, along with local, state and federal officials gathered to address issues regarding the combining of the highway department’s Supplemental Environmental Impact Study of the 94 mile long King Coal Highway corridor with Consol’s proposed Buff...
Farmers Market to host 3 preseason markets Chad Abshire
WILLIAMSON — The Farmers Market returns this Saturday, hosting the first of three preseason dates.
“We are very much looking forward to the start of our market season,” Farmers Market Manager, Helen Stanley, said. “There should be a generous selection of early season vegetables and canned and baked goods for all taste buds. We urge you to come by this Saturday, browse our stands, and check out our events.”
Mutiple arrests reported in Mingo Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — Criminal complaints from officers with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) and the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) have been filed on defendants arrested for a variety of charges.
Roy Lee Morris, 33, of Naugatuck, was arrested by WVSP Trooper J.D. Matheny on a felony charge of grand larceny. According to the arrest report, Morris did take approximately 130 ft. of copper wire from a min...
Forest Hills toddler battles lukemia Rachel Baldwin
FOREST HILLS, Ky. - Hearing the diagnosis of a potentially fatal disease is the last thing anyone ever wants to hear. When the patient is a 2 year-old little girl with a captivating, infectious smile that will light up a room and who means the world to her family, the diagnosis of Leukemia can bring life as you know it to a screeching halt and turn your world upside down.
Jenna Danielle Ryan Deskins is a beautifu...
Sheriff’s accused murderer indicted by grand jury Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Grand Jury convened on Monday, with Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Paul T. Ferrell presiding on special assignment regarding the indictment of Tennis Melvin Maynard, the Delbarton resident accused of fatally shooting Sheriff Eugene Crum on April 3, and attempting to kill a deputy.
A true bill was returned against Maynard, who remains hospitalized in the Cabell Huntington Hosp...