The question was asked at a COVID-19 meeting in late March. How were homebound and others who shouldn’t go out, going to get groceries, medicine and other needed supplies with stay-at-home orders in place?  The answer has turned out to be a small army of volunteers including employees of localContinue Reading

“We can’t forget that our job is to educate our children.” Hardy County Board of Education member Dixie Bean commented about students returning to school in August. The board discussed school opening in August during their meeting on Monday, May 18. School Superintendent Sheena VanMeter presented information from the CentersContinue Reading

In four hours, 168 tests were administered by the staff of the Hardy County Health Department and the West Virginia Army National Guard on Tuesday, May 12. That’s almost one per minute. “I’m really proud of our staff and appreciate the assistance of the National Guard,” said Health Department AdministratorContinue Reading

“The commission had some concerns about the fee collections,” said Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Director Derek Alt. “So we reduced the budget by about $90,000. We reduced several line items, but we didn’t eliminate anything.” The HCEAA Board of Directors met on Wednesday, May 13. A few of theContinue Reading

The employees in the Hardy County Clerk’s office have been processing applications for absentee ballots at a breakneck pace. Thankfully, they’ve gotten a respite recently. The requests have dwindled to 30 – 50 per day.  “In the beginning, it was up to 150 a day,” said Hardy County Clerk GreggContinue Reading

Contact tracing sounds like an overwhelming task. Could you name every single person you were in contact with over the past 14 days? Did you go to work, the grocery store, the post office? Can you remember the dates and times? Bill Ours, Hardy County Health Department Administrator and RegisteredContinue Reading

“I believe we are seeing a surge right now.” William Ours, administrator of the Hardy County Health Department, addressed the Hardy County Commission at their meeting on Tuesday, May 5.  “We have had six cases in six days,” Ours continued. “We have nine cases right now. Of those, three haveContinue Reading

“I want to thank the teachers for their efforts to contact students throughout this ordeal and the teachers who helped distribute food and packets,” said Hardy County Board of Education President Nancy Hahn. The board met on Monday, May 4. Board member Jerry Yates asked about the response to theContinue Reading

As of Monday, May 4, Hardy County has recorded its seventh positive COVID-19 case. Of those seven, three have recovered, three are quarantined at home and one is hospitalized. “We have had 4 positive cases in the last 4 days in Hardy County,” said Hardy County Health Department Administrator BillContinue Reading

Hardy County Plans Alternative Graduation During his daily press briefing on Tuesday, April 21, Governor Jim Justice said “we are not going back to school this year.” Acknowledging the importance of graduation, Justice urged all schools “to find a place to hold graduation.” Hardy County Schools Superintendent Sheena VanMeter wasContinue Reading

Robert Milvet is not wasting any time. The Chief Executive Officer of Grant Memorial Hospital had a packet containing the application to resume urgent elective surgeries ready last week. On April 20, Governor Jim Justice issued an executive order allowing hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to resume those procedures ifContinue Reading