Arts and Culture

The recent chemical leak into the Elk River affecting a 9-county water supply has underlined the importance of the ability for officials to get an emergency message out to the public. Huntington is dealing with the issue through a smartphone app.

Heads Up Huntington is a free phone app that

Jessica Lilly

The state is providing a useful way for West Virginians to dispose of their Christmas trees.

The Department of Environmental Protection will collect trees and sink them in four West Virginia lakes to provide fish habitat. The Register-Herald reports that the department's ninth annual Christmas tree recycling event is set for Jan. 4 at the Capitol Market in downtown Charleston.

Marshall Football will finish the 2013 season with a trip to the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland against the University of Maryland on December 27th.

The trip to the Military Bowl marks Marshall’s 11th bowl trip in the school’s history and the first under Head Coach Doc Holliday. Following a 9-3 regular season the Thundering Herd was knocked off in the Conference USA Championship game at Rice 41-24.  Holliday said bowl trips are much more fun when you win.

For the second straight year two Huntington area teams are headed to Wheeling this weekend to battle for football State Championships in this year’s Super Six. Both Huntington High and Wayne High have taken different routes. 

For Huntington High the game marks the first trip to the state title game since 1966, and a possible first state championship in football. For Wayne High, it’s the third straight appearance and a chance at three straight titles in Class AA and a state record 37 wins in a row.

Herd Ready to Play for First C-USA Title

Dec 4, 2013

For the first time since joining Conference USA in 2005 Marshall Football will compete for a conference championship.

Herd to Battle for East Division Title

Nov 26, 2013
Marshall Senior Cornerback Monterius Lovett

Marshall Football will finish the regular season Friday at noon against East Carolina University.

Marshall University and the Huntington community remembered those who perished in the 1970 plane crash Thursday. The event marked the 43rd anniversary of the crash that killed 75, players, coaches, and members of the university and surrounding communities.

Each year on November 14 members of the Marshall Community gather on plaza surrounding the Memorial Fountain.

Submitted Photo / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Today is All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, which traces its roots to Gaelic culture when it was believed on this day the boundaries between the living and dead overlap.

It's also a great day to read a ghost story, which is why Berkeley Springs writer John Douglas made sure his new book, A Fog of Ghosts: Haunted Tales and Odd Pieces, was published this month.

Douglas is the former editor of the Morgan Messenger newspaper and he started writing ghost stories in the mid 1970’s. Every year he’d pen one for the paper’s Halloween edition.

Brian Allen / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Kentucky prepares to introduce new science education standards.

A report on the effects of natural gas fracking is due out soon.

And we hear from two West Virginia writers with books out just in time for the spooky season.

Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A new Kentucky café caters to Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

Arts and Culture provide economic development in one Kentucky county.

A new book profiles one of West Virginia’s most picturesque river valleys.

And ink lovers turn out for the first WV tattoo expo.