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Kenova amps up officer safety

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

KENOVA – Kenova City Council approved bids that would equip officers at The Kenova Police Department with supplies to ensure their safety.

Items Police Chief Chris Cole asked for included two Tasers priced at $2,000, Taser refill cartridges, two left-handed Taser holsters, Microdigital recorders for recording statements and shotgun mounts for cruisers that would make access to rifles easier for officers.

“All the equipment we are asking for will help keep our officers safe,” Cole said. “I loose sleep most nights shopping and trying to ensure my officers are safe.”

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CUTS FOR A CAUSE – The Heiner’s Pullman Square Summer Concert Series featured the added twist of also hosting the 4th annual Chairs of Change fundraiser. Area hair stylists and beauticians provided cuts, manicures and even massages in the square with proceeds benefiting the Golden Girl Group Home in Ceredo. Photo Beauty Solutions Salon and Spa facebook

Three arrested for meth making

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing editor

FORT GAY – The US Marshals Cuffed Task Force arrested two drug suspects for warrants from a Meth Lab investigation by the Wayne County Sheriffs Department Drug Enforcement Unit.

Suspect Angela ‘Nikki’ Smith was arrested in Louisa, Ky. and Coty Parsons was arrested in Fort Gay. Both suspects are charged with Operating or Attempting to Operate Clandestine Drug Laboratories and Conspiracy.

Another suspect was arrested earlier this week related to this incident. The suspects were found by a property owner at the owner’s autistic son’s campsite.

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Director reports ACT, AP course results

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Director of High Schools Danny Mayo reported that Wayne County high students are hovering right around the national average in ACT scores and AP course results are low during a Wayne County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

The board asked Mayo to comprise the results for this year, however those results are not yet avail be, meaning the results given are based on 2015.

In all four core subjects including math, English, reading and science the results most students tested from Wayne County scored close to students all over the country.

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Kenova approves grant application for tennis courts

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

KENOVA – The Kenova City council approved an order to apply for a grant that would allow construction of two regulation size tennis courts in the Dreamland Pool Recreational Complex.

The grant offered by the Land and Conservation Water Fund would award $33,113 toward the construction of two regulation size tennis courts as well as a place for spectators.

After suggestion from citizens requesting the return of operational courts, Kenova Park Board member Gordon Jones looked into the project that would allow Spring Valley High School students to practice and play and also allow younger students to develop interest in a game called pickleball.

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