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The Logan County Commission had a productive meeting Thursday afternoon during their last regular meeting of August.

Jack Bailey came forth to recognize two of the county’s summer workers: Kenny Joe Adkins and Ross Osborne. Bailey says the two boys worked extremely hard cleaning up trash and cutting weeds/grass on the island. He says at one point they were using machetes to cut the grass because it was so thick, but they never quit and only took breaks for water.

Commissioner Willie Akers says the boys have a good future ahead of them.

“Jack is a tough man to work for,” Akers said. “Let me explain myself, he actually expects work, and many kids don’t want to do that these days. If he’s bragging on these boys’ work ethic, they will do well for themselves.”

Senators Art Kirkendoll and Ron Stollings were scheduled for a presentation as well, but asked to table it until next meeting. They have been in interim session and needed more time to organize their presentation.

The commission approved two free services that will be highly beneficial to Logan County. The first is a partnership with Cott Systems which is an internet service that will allow people to access public court documents from remote locations and purchase them online. The second is the NACO prescription discount card program. This program will allow citizens in Logan County who do not have insurance or a prescription card to receive help with their monthly payments. NACO will come in and perform all advertising and PR associated with the program to get the word out. Again, both of these services are free to the county.

The commission approved the donation from The Logan County Sheriff’s Department of a 2009 Dodge Charger to 911. Marilyn Crosby said she is thankful for the partnership 911 has with the Sheriff’s Department and that Sheriff Sonya Porter supports their organization as much as she does.

The commission awarded $500 to the Man High School golf team for the betterment of the program and $400 to Chapmanville Towers.

Department reports for the dog pound were in order.

President Danny Godby read the revised dog control ordinance. This was the final reading of the ordinance which will go into effect on September 1 along with the exotic entertainment ordinance.

Routine matters were disposed of quickly.

The next regular scheduled meeting will be held Thurs., Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.

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