WYOMING CO., WV (BY:JIM ROSS, THE STATE JOURNAL) – All Christy Laxton has to do to see if the coal market has improved is look out her office window.
“We have a railroad track that runs right behind our office. We had had very few (coal trains), but right now we have one a day, which is very good,” said Laxton, executive director of the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority.
It’s the same in Boone County.
“We’ve seen the coal trains. I know because they go right by our office,” said Kris Mitchell, executive director of the Boone County Community and Economic Development Corp.