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Putnam home confinement costs increase

The number of people serving time under house arrest has gone up in Putnam County, raising the cost of home-confinement services for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday morning, Putnam County commissioners approved an...

Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up
Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up

TEAYS VALLEY ­— Less than three months after plans for a new Wal-Mart store in Teays Valley were reported, the public debate over the proposed development has grown antagonistic.

On Thursday night, ...

Putnam County high school students design downtown Hurricane redo
Putnam County high school students design downtown Hurricane redo

ELEANOR — Downtown Hurricane might soon get a facelift, thanks to a partnership between city officials and students at the Putnam County Career and Technical Center.


Putnam hires new threat prep coordinator

The Putnam County Board of Health has hired one of Kanawha County’s sanitarians to serve as its new threat preparedness coordinator starting in mid-May.

Matthew Law, who works as a sanitarian for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department,...

Residents walk out of Wal-Mart information session

HURRICANE — What was supposed to be a public information session about the proposed Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Teays Valley turned into a protest by local residents.

After property developers and...

Putnam Board of Education approves 2016 levies

The Putnam County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday evening to keep school levy rates the same for next year.

The approvals sets up Putnam County Schools to keep funding relatively the same for the 2015-2016 academic year, as long as...

Putnam County approves property levy rates

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission approved the levy rates for the upcoming budget year on Tuesday, keeping property taxes the same as the past two years.

As they stand, the levies would bring an...

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has no plans for naloxone, but looking into it

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department won’t be carrying naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, any time soon, according to Sheriff Steve Deweese.

“It’s just really the preliminary planning...

Former employee sues Putnam assisted living facility

A former employee is suing a Putnam County assisted living facility and its director for wrongful termination and defamation of character.

On March 30, Angela Bowden a former nursing employee at the Broadmore Senior Living facility in Teays...

Hurricane still finishing up landfill lawsuit settlement

A day after the Putnam County Commission accepted the terms of a settlement over the dumping of MCHM into a local landfill, the deal has yet to be approved by the city of Hurricane.

On Wednesday, officials with the city and Waste Management -- ...

Putnam County agrees to settlement over MCHM dumped in Hurricane landfill

After more than a year of litigation and settlement discussions, a deal has been reached over the dumping of MCHM into a Hurricane landfill.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Putnam County Commission agreed to the terms of a settlement between the...

Community newspapers in Putnam, Cabell counties go under

Two community newspapers serving Putnam and Cabell counties have gone out of business.

On April 2, the Putnam Standard and Cabell Standard printed their final editions before shutting down operations. Both papers were controlled by Stadelman...

Retired college professor devotes time to teaching kids music (with video)
Retired college professor devotes time to teaching kids music (with video)

At times, the notes come in fits and starts. One second, the tune is easily recognizable. The next, an imprecise swipe across a string sends the song off key.

But while the bow strokes and finger placements on the half- and quarter-sized string...

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