How interesting that a proponent of liberal anti-poverty programs helped the state best by attracting private investors who created or retained thousands of good jobs.
Agree or disagree with his politics, Rockefeller is an honest man who truly serves the people.
Putnam County has once again surpassed the Eastern Panhandle as its student population led the state in growth this year.
But the quality matches the quantity as Putnam was one of only 177 of the thousands of school districts in Canada and the United States to be listed in the Advanced Placement Honor Roll.
Maybe that is why the school population grows. Good schools attract good students. Do some of those students come from Kanawha County?
Taxpayers have a role as Putnam residents pay a 100 percent school excess levy and a school bond levy on top of that.
The bond levy came after several failures as it took a while for voters to trust their school board. The Kanawha County Board of Education needs to work on that.
DRILLING for natural gas in the Marcellus shale formation is increasing tax revenues, and increasing competition for truck drivers.
The Division of Highways region that covers much of the drilling area has 33 job openings for drivers, Ron Smith, deputy state highway engineer, told legislators.
The state may raise the pay for drivers in that district, which is a good thing because these men and women are the ones who brave the night and the snowstorms to salt the highways.
Why shouldn't they, too, benefit from this drilling?