LCC declares support for Hobet project

By Owen Wells -

LOGAN, W.Va. — The meeting of the Logan County Commission (LCC) held October 3 produced a drawdown request for the Big Harts Water Project, funding requests for local fire departments and services groups as well as a resolution supporting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s plan to build an industrial park at on the former Hobet Mine Site.

Funding to the order of $240,000 for the Big Harts Water Project could be released to the group as soon as next month.

The Chapmanville Regional High School Tiger swim team was granted $500 for startup funding.

The Logan Rotary Club requested $5,000 for their annual Christmas Party for special needs children.

The event provides children with special needs lunch, entertainment, a visit from Santa and a gift of their choice.

The Logan Rotary Club’s Christmas Party usually serves around 100 children.

The Town of Man Fire Department requested a commitment of $65,000 to help them construct a new garage.

The LCC also passed a resolution supporting the Hobet Development Site project.

President of the LCC, Danny Godby read the resolution which stated, “Whereas the Logan County Commission would like to go on record as fully supporting this project which will have a positive economic impact on all of southern West Virginia. Therefore be it resolved the Logan County Commission hereby publicly declares its support…”

The Hobet Development Project encompasses 12,000 acres of post-mine use land.

The amount of flat land on the Hobet site is roughly the size of the city of Huntington, W.Va., and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin hopes to use the Hobet site to attract light to medium industrial businesses to the area.

“We know that site hold tremendous potential. This is full of a lot hope and would certainly have a major impact on Logan County…,” added commissioner Danny Ellis.

By Owen Wells

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at

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