Cabell County Board of Education

Judge sides with parks, libraries against Cabell BOE; district must continue funding the agencies

BY: - November 17, 2023

Cabell County Circuit Judge Gregory Howard issued a ruling Friday in favor of the Cabell County Public Library and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District in their lawsuit against the Cabell County Board of Education. In light of the ruling, the school district must continue to fund both the libraries and the parks under […]

An elementary school classroom with multicolor reading charts on the blue wall on the left side, with activity books laying on a long table below it.

Religion doesn’t belong in public schools

BY: - November 16, 2023

It’s a lesson that school officials can learn the easy way or the hard way: Schoolhouses are not churches. The actions of two West Virginia school systems in recent months illustrate this quite clearly. Both school systems erred by forcing religious views onto a captive audience of students, but one chose costly litigation while the […]

Cabell County library, Huntington parks district file lawsuit over funding cuts 

BY: - September 15, 2023

Weeks after the Cabell County school board voted to move forward with a plan to slash funding to local libraries and parks, two agencies filed a lawsuit against the board this week. The Cabell County Public Library and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District filed their complaint Thursday in Cabell County Circuit Court.  Facing […]


No libraries? No parks? No levy for the Cabell County Board of Education

BY: - August 10, 2023

It’s been 17 years since I first moved to Cabell County from Kanawha County; by next year, I will have lived in Huntington longer than I lived in Charleston, the city of my birth and childhood. Huntington is now the city that I identify as my true hometown.  So what kept me here? Like most […]

Cabell school board moves forward with plan to slash funding for libraries, parks 

BY: - August 1, 2023

Facing a multi-million dollar funding shortage, the Cabell County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to go forward with a proposed levy plan that would drastically reduce funding to its local libraries and parks.  A packed house listened as school leaders described how they had got into the budget shortfall, which was largely due to a […]