Greater Huntington District Parks & Recreation

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 […]

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 […]


Libraries and public parks are invaluable to their communities

BY: - August 1, 2023

Libraries are so important to their communities.  Not only do they provide physical books, but they also have e-books, audiobooks, comics, CDs, movies and magazines. They have computers you can use for free if you don’t have a computer at home or an internet connection. They have printers, and how many people do you know […]

Cabell schools’ multi-million dollar budget shortfall may result in big cuts for libraries, parks

BY: - July 28, 2023

Cabell County libraries and parks are bracing for funding cuts — and even litigation — if their local school board moves forward with a proposed levy that would drastically reduce how much the programs would receive.  School leaders said that the proposed funding cuts are driven by a declining student population — the county has […]