Wayne County Commission will not form new PSD

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WAYNE – “Too many questions.”

That is the reason Wayne County Commission President Bob Pasley said of the request from Kenova Mayor Terry Carpenter of forming a new public service district.

Carpenter asked the commission to consider forming a PSD for Kenova water customers who live outside city limits. Carpenter said currently, the water utility is losing money and could go into receivership if the rates were not raised.

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Spring Valley Homecoming

HOMECOMING QUEEN – Shirley Ma was named the 2015 Spring Valley High School Homecoming queen at halftime of the Spring Valley/Winfield football game. Ma is with her escort and received a big cheer from students. Other nominees included Erika Butcher, Paige VanHoose and Allison McClure. Attendants are Kinley Hazelett, Giorgi Morrone and Erica Ramsey. Students will finish the homecoming celebration with a dance at the school. WCN photos by Diane Pottorff

Nonprofit to raise funds for Wayne solar project

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HUNTINGTON - John F. Kennedy famously remarked “The sun does not always shine in West Virginia, but the people always do.”

While the sun did not shine for a second over Huntington on Thursday, the minds of interested community members sparkled with shiny new dreams for a solar-powered future during a meeting jointly hosted by Solar Holler, of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and the nonprofit Coalfield Development Corporation, of Wayne.

“No matter what your persuasion, there’s something powerful in solar for you,” Dan Conant, founder of Solar Holler, said. “I think the crowdfunding campaign is showing that people want it and people are excited.”

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ACCIDENT – One person was injured in this vehicle on Beech Fork Road Thursday. The accident remains under investigation. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

1 injured in Beech Fork accident

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BEECH FORK – A juvenile female was taken to a local hospital by helicopter following a single-vehicle accident on Beech Fork Road Thursday evening.

Tfc. P.J. Dick with the Wayne Detachment of the West Virginia State Police said the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. – which remains under investigation.

Dick said the driver of a Ford Fusion apparently lost control then struck a bridge embankment head-on.

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New user fee rate effective Thursday

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HUNTINGTON - The new Huntington user fee, raised from $3 to $5 a week on anyone who draws a paycheck working within city limits by an 8-2 city council vote Monday, is going into effect almost immediately.

The increased fee, which is expected to generate an additional $3 million annually for paving projects and the Huntington Police Department, will be enacted effective Thursday, Oct. 1, according to city officials.

The city is in the process of sending letters to every business in Huntington to inform them to begin withholding the $5 a week from employee checks.

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Fire season starts October 1

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WAYNE – October is a time of color as the green leaves begin turning to shades of reds, oranges, browns and other colors to paint a natural picture of West Virginia’s mountains.

Thursday also marks the fall fire season.
Fall fire season runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. Spring fire season is March 1 to May 31.

According to the Division of Forestry website, any fire set during this time shall be extinguished prior to 7 a.m.

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