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Mayoral runoff prompts questions

Voters aren’t happy. The candidates wish it wouldn’t happen this way. And the board of elections says it is less than thrilled. But voting absentee ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

Pound taking cats again

  A week after a dispute between the dog warden and the humane society prompted a ban of cats at the animal shelter, the pound ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

State makes surprise jail inspection

The annual state inspection of the county jail came 13 days earlier than Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless expected — and unannounced. And for the ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

Is it marriage or not?

Church leaders weigh in on Supreme Court ruling   A week later the nation is still reacting and in some cases reeling over the U.S. ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

Ohio elections chief flags voter forms from marijuana group

COLUMBUS (AP) — Voter registrations collected by a marijuana legalization campaign are to be closely scrutinized for potential fraud under orders the state’s elections chief ... Read more

5 years ago by Associated Press.

Report: West Virginia has highest death rate from drug overdose

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a report released Wednesday, further spotlighting Appalachia’s ... Read more

5 years ago by Associated Press.

STAR contract sent to prosecutor

Even though no funding has been appropriated for the proposed jail move, a contract between the county and its potential neighbor who might provide services ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

State says jail move still on

  As far as the state is concerned, the lease is signed so moving the Lawrence jail out of the county is a project that ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

‘Can’t afford move’

Pratt reverses position on ORV facility   There’s no money, so there shouldn’t be any move. That is the position of at least one commissioner ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

Fee increase passes

After several weeks of discussion on a storm water fee increase, the Ironton City Council passed the one dollar increase on its first reading Thursday ... Read more

5 years ago by Dustin Melchior.

Man involved in fireworks disaster dead

The man at the center of one of the most tragic events in Lawrence County’s history is dead. Todd Hall, 43, died on March 8 ... Read more

5 years ago by Michelle Goodman.

Storm water fee increase possibility

Ironton residents could see an increase of $1 on their storm water bill if Ironton City Council passes an ordinance on an emergency basis at ... Read more

5 years ago by Dustin Melchior.

Back to the table

  CATLETTSBURG — As candles glowed in the night at the main gate of the Catlettsburg refinery, members of USW Local 8-719 started preparing to ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

Maybe … Maybe not

Commission could reconsider jail move   At least one Lawrence County Commissioner says he is willing to do an about-face on moving the jail to ... Read more

5 years ago by Benita Heath.

Juvenile charged in dog shooting

KITTS HILL — A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged with a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals, according to Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson. ... Read more

5 years ago by Michelle Goodman.

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