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Putnam News

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

WWII-theme event set to raise money for veterans

CHARLESTON -- Classic Beauties, a non-profit organization, is proud to present "A Hero's SALUTE!", honoring all of West Virginia's veterans.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Hometown Elementary receives Green Apple Day of Service Mini-Grant

WINFIELD -- Hometown Elementary has received a $1,500 "Green Apple Day of Service" mini-grant from ZMM Architects and Engineers and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, according to a news release from Putnam County Schools.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Buffalo High School FFA taking state accomplishments to Nationals

As members of the Buffalo High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America begin their third year of existence as the only FFA Chapter in Putnam County, it's important to recognize how much they have accomplished in so little time. Over the summer, several members of the Buffalo FFA placed at the state competition at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, and now they are preparing for national competition.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


LISA DILLON, 50, of St. Albans, W.Va., recently died. Graveside service was Tuesday at Dillon Family Cemetery. www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Students earn top honors in SkillsUSA Competition

WINFIELD -- Several students from Putnam Career and Technical Center placed in the top 10 of several categories during the 50th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., according to a news release from Putnam County Schools.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

A river of books runs through it

The Ohio River Festival of Books happens every two years, and the week-long book festival is building toward Friday and Saturday when the daily fest gets supersized at the Arena.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Arts in Action to offer toddler classes

HURRICANE -- Joni Cantrell has come a long way from the dance and theater classes she started in a church basement in Hurricane in 1998. Today, approximately 300 students pass through the Hurricane studio each week at 2658 Main Street, 70-plus students come through the Urban Stage facility located on Charleston's west side, and 200 attend the yearly summer camp programs.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Rockbranch Elementary students marvel at MU volleyball game

HUNTINGTON -- Kate Grant, Dominick Rogers and Christian Lerose liked what they saw at Marshall University's volleyball game with Morehead State Tuesday morning.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

News in brief

HURRICANE -- The Putnam County Chamber and the Putnam County Rotary Club are hosting a Candidate Forum from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at First State Bank.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Open Mic Night resumes monthly at St. Timothy's

HURRICANE -- Open Mic Night has resumed on a monthly basis at St. Timothy's in-the-Valley Episcopal Church. 3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.