Jenkins gets $315K in water project funding for Intermodal

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today he helped secure more than $300,000 in federal funding for Kenova from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District to provide improved water service for the Heartland Intermodal Gateway.

The $315,000 in federal funds will expand water access for the Heartland Intermodal Gateway, increase job-creating opportunities, and improve fire protection services. The funds will also be used to replace an existing waterline that is in poor condition and too small to serve the needs of the Heartland development.

The Kenova Water Treatment Plant will provide the water service for this project.

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Dunlow Elementary School Principal Kim Mills holds a one-month old pig as Second Grade Teacher James Marcum kisses it as part of fundraiser for Relay for Life on Thursday at the school.

Dunlow teacher kisses a pig for a good cause

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DUNLOW – A teacher at Dunlow Elementary School had to ‘pucker up’ and lay a kiss on a pig on Thursday as a result of the school’s fundraising efforts for Relay for Life.

James Marcum, second grade teacher, kissed the one month-old pig, provided by Mike and Tammy Thompson of Dunlow, after his class was able to raise the most money for the school’s Relay for Life team called the Dunlow Bobcats.

Principal Kim Mills read the total amounts raised by each classroom as the whole school awaited the result of who would have to pucker up for the pig.

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Steady turnout for early voting

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WAYNE – Wednesday began early voting in West Virginia and numbers for Wayne County have been steady this week.

According to Wayne County Clerk Renick Booth, Wednesday drew 140 early voters Wednesday and 166 Thursday. He said voters had been coming in steady Friday morning.

I believe we will have a large turnout for this election. People are interested in the races and quite a few races have several candidates running,” Booth said Friday morning.

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Soccer at WHS on BOE agenda

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WAYNE – The Wayne County Board of Education will listen to a delegation about bringing girls soccer to Wayne High School.

Acie Elliot and Donald Browning will provide the presentation. There will be no decision made or action Tuesday night. If any action is required, it will be taken at a future meeting.

The BOE will also listen to construction project updates at C-K Elementary, Crum PreK-8 and Wayne High School. The BOE will also consider approving job descriptions for several personnel positions.

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