EARTH DAY CELEBRATION – Students at Genoa Elementary celebrated Earth Day with the Wayne County Commissioners, Crum Public Service District and Bobby Lewis, state director of USDA Rural Development. Lewis presented a grant of $900,000 to the PSD. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Crum PSD receives grant for Phase II water project

Staff Writer

GENOA – Some good news was announced at Genoa Elementary Tuesday in the form of a $900,000 Rural Development Supplemental Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Crum Public Service District for work on Phase II of the W.Va. 152 Water Project.

Rural Development State Director Bobby Lewis was in attendance to present the check to the PSD and Wayne County Commission.

Students “oohed” and “ahhed” at the sight of the check and Lewis had the students sing “Happy Birthday to Mother Earth” in honor of Earth Day.

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Bonds secure for lodge, proceeding to next step

Staff Writer

WAYNE – A small mistake held up the selling of bonds last year for the construction of a new lodge at Beech Fork Lake and renovations at Cacapon State Park.

Funding for the bonds was delayed during this year’s Legislative session, but during a special session, funding was found and now the bonds are secure.

According to Stephanie Tyree, during the special session the Legislature passed a bill diverting funds from the State Lottery Fund into a State Park Improvement Fund to support the Cacapon and Beech Fork State Park Lottery Revenue Debt Service Fund.

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Airport Authority approves contract with Kimley-Horn

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CEREDO – A new project will soon begin at Huntington Tri-State Airport.

Bob Jones with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., presented the project to rehabilitate taxiways and install new lighting at an estimated cost of $8.5 million.

Approval of a professional services contract was approved by the Airport Authority Board during its monthly meeting Thursday.

Jones said one taxiway is in poor condition and needs to be widened. Another taxiway needs to be widened as FedEx uses that taxiway following loading and unloading freight.

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Mother fined for truancy

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WAYNE – A mother whose child missed several days of school was found guilty of not complying with compulsory school attendance, or truancy, Monday.

Laura Leeann Jackson had entered a not guilty plea last month during a bond hearing before Wayne County Circuit Judge James H. Young Jr.

On Monday, Jackson appeared in front of Young for a hearing to determine if she broke the law.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sean Maynard represented the State of West Virginia during the hearing.

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