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Kentucky officials say billionaire paying mining fines

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A billionaire West Virginia coal operator is making progress in addressing dozens of environmental violations at strip mines he owns in Kentucky, state officials said.

Jim Justice’s companies still have 79...

Kentucky officials say billionaire paying mining fines

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A billionaire West Virginia coal operator is making progress in addressing dozens of environmental violations at strip mines he owns in Kentucky, state officials said.

Jim Justice’s companies still have 79...

Bankrupt Patriot Coal picks Blackhawk Mining as lead bidder

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Blackhawk Mining LLC is offering to buy most of bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.’s assets.

Patriot said Wednesday it’s teaming with Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk on a $643 million bid. The...

Ex-coal chief gets judge’s OK to attend son’s race in Ohio
Ex-coal chief gets judge’s OK to attend son’s race in Ohio

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A judge is letting ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship watch his son compete in an Ohio dirt track race.

Magistrate Judge Clarke VanDervort’s order in Beckley federal court Wednesday permits...

Contest offered for 1st overnight guests of W.Va. fire tower
Contest offered for 1st overnight guests of W.Va. fire tower

DUNMORE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Parks system is holding a drawing for the opportunity to be the first overnight guests of the newly refurbished Thorny Mountain Fire Tower.

The tower in Seneca State Forest soars 53 feet above ...

W.Va. commission to study struggling racing industries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia state racing commission has voted to create a committee to study ways to maintain and grow the state’s struggling thoroughbred and greyhound racing industries.

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W.Va. attorney general warns of consumer complaint scam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia business owners about a consumer complaint scam.

Morrisey says some businesses have received a fraudulent email warning that a complaint has been filed...

W.Va. conference offers ideas for healthy community projects

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An upcoming conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College is all about brainstorming for healthy community projects.

Try This West Virginia is hosting the conference Friday and Saturday in Buckhannon.

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Rails and Ales Festival sells out in a record 26 minutes

It took a matter of minutes — 26 to be exact — for tickets to this year’s Rails and Ales Festival to sell out on Monday.

Huntington’s highly anticipated assembly of in-state and international craft beer breweries was...

South Charleston’s mayoral candidates mostly disagree
South Charleston’s mayoral candidates mostly disagree

Incumbent South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens and challenger Richie Robb, who face off at the top of the city’s ballot on Saturday, don’t agree on much.

That was obvious last week when Mullens and Robb participated in ...

Report slams state’s mental health system

Feds say West Virginia segregates children with mental health conditions, disabilities

WVU completes purchase of Mountain State campus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has sealed its purchase of the former Mountain State University campus in Beckley.

WVU President Gordon Gee says the deal was completed Monday, and the university hopes to offer classes at ...

West Virginia sets free fishing weekend June 13-14

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s annual free fishing weekend is set for June 13-14.

Division of Natural Resources director Bob Fala says that during those two days, residents and nonresidents can fish in West Virginia ...

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