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Putnam News

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Cost-share program available for area farmers

Courtesy of the Western

Conservation District

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - The AgEP program offers technical and financial assistance as an incentive to implement suggested best management practices. Best management practices (BMP's) on agricultural lands conserve and improve land and water quality. The program is administered by the Western Conservation District with assistance from the West Virginia Conservation Agency.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM


The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions on Saturday with high pressure in place across the region. The high temperature will be 88 degrees.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Huntington to Charleston bus line to be discontinued

HUNTINGTON - The bus line running round trip from Huntington to Charleston twice daily will cease operations on Aug. 28, officials with the Tri-State Transit Authority in Huntington said.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Man takes his job as a professional clown seriously

MILTON - The birth certificate reads Todd Griffith, but kids across the region simply know the 37-year-old from Putnam County as "Scooter."

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Booth appointed to Putnam PSD Board of Commissioners

The Putnam Herald

TEAYS VALLEY - The Putnam County Commission appointed Stan Booth to fill the vacant seat on the Putnam Public Service District's Board of Commissioners on July 14, according to a news release from the PSD.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

News in brief

Call Sheriff's Tax Office for statements

WINFIELD - As a result of the recent 911 address changes within Putnam County, the Sheriff's Department has experienced greater-than-usual returns in the mail from tax statements this coming FY 16, according to news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Value-based health care might not be best choice for many patients

A new trend is emerging in the world of health care.

It's called value-based health care. The exact definition of value-based health care differs according to who you ask. It is in essence a form of care that reimburses providers based on patient outcomes.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Teacher earns national award

Courtesy of SkillsUSA

LEESBURG, Va. -A local teacher has won the prestigious SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year award. Denise Forster was one of five individuals to be selected throughout the country for regional awards before being selected as SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year Award, a prestigious national award that recognizes and honors dedicated career and technical education instructors who serve as SkillsUSA advisors.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

News in brief

'Artistic Discovery Camp' participants to perform on July 17

HURRICANE - Participants of Toyota's "Artistic Discovery Camp" will perform for the community at the Community Center at Valley Park in Hurricane at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 17.