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Individuals won’t be getting ‘hero pay’

Local “heroes” shouldn’t expect to receive bonuses from a $100,000 state grant originally designated to benefit frontline workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SWA changes how it will spend grant

The county solid waste authority has changed how it plans to spend some state grant funds.

Special levy meeting set for Friday

A special meeting this week will determine the status of an emergency services/libraries levy that is up for renewal this fall.

Absentee ballots must be requested

Applications available Aug. 11 through Oct. 28

To avoid going to a busy polling place during a worldwide pandemic, voters in West Virginia can cast an absentee ballot in the Nov. 3 general election, just like most who voted in Roane County did in the primary election.

Assault suspect to remain under supervision

A Spencer man charged with domestic assault for the third time who was found incompetent to stand trial will remain under a judge’s supervision for the length of time he could have spent in prison.

EDA ends fiscal year with healthy profit

The end of the fiscal year brought good financial news for the Roane Economic Development Authority.

Jury returns guilty verdicts for meth, counterfeit cash

A Spencer man was convicted of possession of counterfeit money and meth after a three-day trial in Roane Circuit Court last week.

Levy funding to be decided at special meeting

With a deadline looming, Roane County Commissioners and members of the county’s six volunteer fire departments and EMS service will get together next week to come up with a proposal for a new emergency services levy.

Blue Grass Club announces show results

Blue Grass Riding Clubsponsored an open horse show for July 2020 at the club show grounds on Tuckers Run Road. The results were as follows:

Area companies tap into payroll program

Several local businesses and organizations participated in the Payroll Protection Program that allowed them to secure low-interest government-backed loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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