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Here is a list of some of the major media outlets serving the Huntington metro area.
POPULATION: 868 (according to 2008 Census estimates).
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ASHLAND, Ky. -- Over time, the natural resources industry has driven the city of Ashland. No matter if it's oil, iron or coal, Ashland has had a long history of providing the nation with crucial natural resources with the aid of the area's river and rail transportation systems. Though industries and businesses have left the eastern Kentucky city with a decreased population, the community has continued to survive.
CATLETTSBURG -- The small Eastern Kentucky community of Catlettsburg has been through a number of changes over the years.
POPULATION: 4,480, according to 2006 Census estimate.
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Origin: The city was founded Feb. 11, 1858. The first permanent settlers were Virginians -- Alexander Catlett and his son, Horatio -- in 1798.
BARBOURSVILLE -- Although Barboursville has been in the shadow of Huntington for decades, this village in eastern Cabell County has had a rich history and identity spanning nearly two centuries.
ORIGIN: Formed in 1804 from Kanawha County. Named for George Mason, author of the Virginia Constitution and member of the committee that framed the Constitution of the United States.
CEREDO -- Though most people refer to Ceredo in conjunction with the town of Kenova, the small Wayne County town has a long history.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- While the film "The Mothman Prophecies" has popularized Point Pleasant, other activities, events and locations draw attention to the small northern Mason County community.
Origin: Settled in 1790 by men and women of French aristocratic background, popularly known as the French 500. The French name Gallipolis means "City of the Gauls."
Origin: Named after first lady Eleanor Roosevelt for her help in getting the government to finance the building of several houses in the area during the early 1930s. Eleanor is a New Deal-era town, established to put people back to work during the Depression.
Origin: Incorporated in 1868. Named after Gen. Winfield Scott, who served as a general in the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War.
The Village of Barboursville in eastern Cabell County has had a rich history and identity spanning nearly two centuries.
Origin: Started by the Russell family in 1874.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio -- After Revolutionary War veteran William "Ranger" Davidson settled the southernmost tip of Ohio in the late 1700s, South Point has become a thriving community with nearly 4,000 residents.
Population (according to the 2004 Census estimates): 1,198.