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This is a rapidly evolving situation, so information and recommendations may change. We will continue to learn more in the coming days and share new information as it is available.

For additional information, please visit CDC’s Situation Summaryview States Reporting Cases of COVID-19 to CDC, or call DHHR’s COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304.

Emergency and Crisis Management Exemplary Community Award

The Barbour County Commission is pleased to announce Sentinel Complex/Leer South as the first recipient of the Emergency and Crisis Management Exemplary Community Award. Through this award, the Barbour County Commission is recognizing the work being done in Barbour County to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. This recognition is for exceptional service and achievement in emergency crisis preparedness.

The development of this program was inspired by Arch Coal’s progressive planning, continued emergency preparedness exercises and community collaboration to make the Little Hackers Creek Slurry Impoundment emergency plan flawless and effective. They were awarded at the October 7th County Commission Meeting.

Concert on the Square- Alderson Broaddus University

Concert on the Square

The Alderson Broaddus School of Music will present their Spring Concert, on the courthouse square at the gazebo on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm.  There is no charge, and community members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, etc. and enjoy an hour or so of light music selections.  The concert will feature the ABU Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, and The West Virginians.  In case of inclement weather the concert will be in Wilcox Chapel on the ABU campus.

Courthouse ADA Ramp Renovations

Construction will soon begin with renovations to the handicap ramp at the main entrance of the Courthouse. During winter months, the current ramp is a hazard to the public due to falling snow and ice from the Courthouse roof. The sidewalk will be moved outward from the building and a gradual ramp leading to the main entrance will be constructed, eliminating the existing steps. A canopy roof will be installed above the entrance. This project is being completed to provide citizens of Barbour County a safe and accessible entrance into the courthouse.