Sgt. J.D. Lucas stands next to his police cruiser in Wayne. He has been assigned the new WPSP Wayne detachment commander. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Lucas new Wayne detachment commander

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Sgt. J.D. Lucas has been in Wayne County before and spent seven years here before moving forward in his career.

Lucas, who had been a deputy sheriff in Putnam and Cabell counties, was assigned to the Wayne Detachment following graduation as a state trooper from the West Virginia State Police Academy.

In the 12 years he has been a trooper, he was a sergeant at the Huntington Detachment, worked for six years in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and was part of the FBI-Huntington Drug Task Force.hard where getting the four-lane highway has become a priority for the authority.

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SPEAKING – Former POW Jessica Lynch speaks to the audience at Wayne Baptist Church Saturday. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Former POW Jessica Lynch speaks in Wayne

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has traveled through much of West Virginia and said she has gotten lost within the Mountain State, even with using GPS.

Saturday, Lynch did not get lost traveling to Wayne Baptist Church for the viewing of the Christian-based film “Virtuous.”

Lynch, who has a small role in the film, was at the church with Jason Campbell to promote the film.

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SPEAKING – Congressman Nick Joe Rahall II addresses members of the Wayne County Veterans Association during their monthly meeting Monday. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Rahall speaks to veterans group

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Officials with the Wayne County Veterans Association invited both candidates for the Third Congressional seat tand speak at their monthly meeting Monday.

Congressman Nick Joe Rahall II took the veterans up on their invitation and though he would have liked to have been there, Evan Jenkins had another engagement and sent his representatives to present flags of each military branch as well as the POW/MIA flag.

Rahall thanked the veterans for their service to the country and the state.

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New pipeline in works for county

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Another pipeline project is coming to Wayne County.

Angela Braun, project manager with Columbia Pipeline, along another manager and a representative with Kentucky Power, visited the Wayne County Commission Monday to talk about a new pipeline that will be three miles long, heading toward the American Electric Plant in Louisa, Ky.

The Lawrence County Extension project will provide a secure point of delivery and service to Kentucky Power from an existing line to the Big Sandy plant at a rough estimate of $25 million.

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Boehner, Jenkins to tour at Docks Creek

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

HUNTINGTON – Test scores are vital to gauge not only a student’s progress but teachers and the school system as a whole.

This year’s WESTEST scores for Wayne County had some highs and lows – something the local Board of Education has taken notice of.
More importantly it is something the Board takes very seriously.

With scores all over the scale, board members decided it is time to take a fresh approach to accountability and data review. Thursday afternoon was the first step in the process as principals from all Wayne County schools met with the WCBOE at the Spring Valley CTE Center to discuss what can be done to put every school on the right track.

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