Deanna L. Sharp, 53, of Catlettsburg, KY

Deanna L. Sharp, 53, of Catlettsburg, KY went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 30, 2021 at her home. Deanna was born February 23, 1968 in Middletown, OH to Bobby L. and Peggy June (Williams) Sharp. Deanna was preceded in death by her mother Peggy Sharp and her brother David Lee Sharp.
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Huntington, WVHerald-Dispatch

Townson's knockout lands him on ESPN

HUNTINGTON — The referee took longer to count out Gage Townson’s opponent than it did for the South Point, Ohio, native to score a knockout. Townson, delivered a one-punch knockout to opponent Andrew Litteral during a pro bout match last week during the Golden Gloves boxing tournament at the Doubletree by Hilton Huntington hotel.
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As Delta variant spreads, how comfortable are you in large crowds?

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia is currently experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases, with more than 2,000 active cases and 100 of those being the Delta variant. More public events are now opening back up with more people hanging around one another, but the question is “what is the public’s comfort level now?”


It was a long time ago when I saw my first big rumbling, black monster that steamed through town many times throughout each day. As I grew older I learned that they were hauling coal and other commodities endlessly up and down the tracks near my childhood home. Undoubtedly, I had felt the rumble and shaking even from my cradle but it wasn’t until I actually saw the billowing steam and grinding wheels, and smelled the burning cinder-filled smoke that left a slight burning sensation on my tender cheek, that I became fascinated by the very existence of these colossal giants.

Sanitary Board looks for solution to prevent ‘anomaly’ flooding in underpasses

HUNTINGTON — To ensure that anomaly flooding will not close the 8th Street underpass in the future, the Huntington Sanitary Board is exploring some solutions. The underpass closed temporarily during a quick, heavy rain last month, engineer Pat Taylor said during the sanitary board’s meeting last week. A power outage caused the new system installed to curb flooding in May to shut off. Taylor said the project was evaluated for reasons that might have occurred.
Kentucky StateWSAZ

Media day for 13 Ky high school teams

RUSSELL, Ky. (WSAZ) - With the start of practice hours away, over a dozen Kentucky high school football teams had a meet and greet Saturday morning at Russell High School. The event was organized by Eastern Kentucky Athletics and players from teams came as far as Prestonsburg, Lewis County and Rowan County. It also included locals like Russell, Raceland, and Greenup County.

Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival held in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — An annual summer tradition returned to Huntington on Saturday. The 16th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival was held at Pullman Square. “It’s electric,” Midway Drive-In Manager Brandon Roberts said. “Everyone’s been pinned down and they’re so ready for it. It’s smiles everywhere.”. Tasty takes on...
South Point, OHIronton Tribune

Local author earns acclaim for children’s books

SOUTH POINT — A Lawrence County author and former staff member at the Huntington Museum of Art has amassed many awards for her writing career, which has been aimed at children. Suzanne Alexander, of South Point is a docent at the museum and had previously worked as an outreach instructor.

Ohio River bridge to have lane closure for inspection

HUNTINGTON — The Nick Joe Rahall II Bridge will temporarily become a one-lane bridge this week for an inspection. The bridge, which is on U.S. 52 at mile marker 0.01 on the Ohio River in Huntington, will be reduced to one lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. The...