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NITRO NEEDS AN ALL NEW MAYOR!!!!!!!!!!
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DON KARNES FOR MAYOR? I don't think so!
This sounds like it could have been in the papers in recent news, but it is OLD news.

Nitro's election will be interesting to say the least. History is coming back to haunt voters. Some associated with candidate Karnes have bombarded the current administration with accusations that are very similar to those leveled against Karnes himself during his years in public service. Below are some archived articles from Charleston Newspapers. Perhaps these Karnes supporters should have remembered that their own house was similarly criticized before they pointed out the faults of the current one. There is nothing new under the sun.




NITRO STIFFENS PENALTIES FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING

on second reading an ordinance stiffening penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Nitro Mayor Don Karnes said driving under the influence is a serious offense and that the city's DUI law needed to be updated....
Published: February 22, 1989


PUTNAM IN REVIEW

Page: 02 Headline: PUTNAM IN REVIEW Byline: TIM BAKER Nitro mayor gets 24-hour jail term Nitro Mayor Don Karnes was sentenced to a day in jail, a $100 fine and $87 in court costs for driving under the influence...
Published: May 14, 1997


NITRO MAYOR JAILED ON DUI CHARGE

Published: 05/08/1997 Page: P8A Headline: NITRO MAYOR JAILED ON DUI CHARGE Byline: NOT AVAILABLE WINFIELD - Don Karnes, former mayor of Nitro, pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in...
Published: May 08, 1997

NITRO COUNCIL SHIFTS MAYOR'S CAR TO POLICE

Nitro City Council voted Tuesday to make Mayor Don Karnes turn over the city's car he drives to the police department.

DECISION ON FEE INCREASE POSTPONED BY NITRO COUNCIL

decided unanimously to move the final vote on the hike to June 4. Prior to this decision, council members and Mayor Don Karnes listened to criticisms of the city's spending practices and its number of employees. "If I ran my house the...
Published: May 29, 1991


POSSIBLE FEE HIKE SEEN FOR NITRO

Published: 02/20/1991 Page: P2D Headline: POSSIBLE FEE HIKE SEEN FOR NITRO Byline: NOT AVAILABLE Nitro Mayor Don Karnes outlined to his city council Tuesday night the difficulties of putting together a budget in the face of steeply...

BALANCED NITRO BUDGET COUNTS ON CUTS IN OT

Published: 03/28/1991 Page: P4B Headline: BALANCED NITRO BUDGET COUNTS ON CUTS IN OT Byline: BOB SCHWARZ Nitro Mayor Don Karnes today will send to the state Tax Department a $2.017 million budget precariously balanced on cuts in police...

$5 NITRO CITY FEE INCREASE GAINS PRELIMINARY APPROVAL

Page: P7C Headline: $5 NITRO CITY FEE INCREASE GAINS PRELIMINARY APPROVAL Byline: BOB SCHWARZ Nitro Mayor Don Karnes turned one councilman's roadblock into a steppingstone Tuesday night, winning preliminary passage of a $5 a month hike...

FREE' WORK WILL COST NITRO COUNCIL $20,000

take place before one council member made accusations that payment for work was approved without council's action. Mayor Don Karnes, City Attorney Phillip Gaujot and all eight council members convened in a City Hall conference room...
Published: August 03, 1994


NITRO CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PAY HIKES

NITRO CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PAY HIKES Byline: DANA PRICE For the Gazette Five people, including incumbent Mayor Don Karnes, want to receive the new, higher salary approved for the next four years for Nitro's mayor. Tuesday night Nitro...
Published: April 03, 1996

HIGHER CITY FEES TO BE CONSIDERED BY NITRO COUNCIL

COUNCIL Byline: NOT AVAILABLE With dog track revenues down by 6 percent or $1,000 a month from last year, Nitro Mayor Don Karnes told city council Tuesday night that the city may need higher municipal fees next fiscal year An increase...


COUNCIL HIKES NITRO CITY FEE TO $12 MONTHLY

$12 MONTHLY Byline: JEFF SEAGER Most Nitro households will pay $3.50 more each month in municipal fees after Mayor Don Karnes' tie-breaking vote last week snubbed a council member's proposal to reduce the amount of the increase. City...


NITRO OFFERS PLAN TO END PAY DISPUTE

PLAN TO END PAY DISPUTE Byline: AMANDA CROWELL FOR THE GAZETTE Nitro City Council agreed Monday to let Mayor Don Karnes give firefighters overtime pay to end a dispute with the fire department The firefighters complained to the state...

NITRO COUNCIL APPROVES RAISES

STAFF WRITER Nitro City Council passed a $105,000 pay package for city employees Tuesday night. City Recorder Don Karnes sponsored the measure, which he said will bring a true pay scale to city positions. "Some people on the low end...
Published: July 07, 1999

NITRO APPROVES ADDITIONAL TAX

tax increase, Nitro residents will pay an additional property tax approved by Nitro City Council Tuesday night. Mayor Don Karnes estimates that the city property tax will result in an additional $7,000 for the city. "The county tax...
Published: April 03, 1991

HIS BROTHER CONFRONTS TV CREW BEFORE MAGISTRATE

freed after a night in jail, his brother stole the spotlight Monday by doing a pushy two-step with a TV cameraman. Don Karnes, 57, was picked up Sunday night by Putnam County authorities on Heizer Creek Road and charged with first-offense...
Published: July 09, 1996

NITRO VOTERS GIVE CASTO NEW TERM, OK EXCESS LEVY INCUMBENT MAYOR WINS BY 3-TO-1

by re-electing Mayor Rusty Casto by an overwhelming 3-to-1 margin. Casto fought off opposition from city Recorder Don Karnes once again as he defeated the former mayor 1,354 to 450 to keep his seat as the city's mayor. "I didn't expect...
Published: June 07, 2000

NITRO COUNCIL FACING INCREASING CITY FEE

other cities. Spiraling health care and landfill costs, combined with slumping tax collections, have hit Nitro, Mayor Don Karnes told a city council work session Monday night. Police and fire pension costs will take a steep jump, unless...
Published: February 26, 1991

NITRO CUTS TAX BREAK FOR DEVELOPER

hearing about the shopping center, which is expected to include a Wal-Mart. The original plan, supported by Mayor Don Karnes, would let THF Realty of St. Louis out of paying the first $500,000 of business and occupation taxes at the...

UNIONS SAY WAL-MART PLAZA MAY BE BAD IDEA

approval by the Kanawha County Commission of the annexation of 200 acres of property by the city of Nitro. Mayor Don Karnes is pushing a plan to give the developers a 100 percent break on the first $400,000 in business and occupation...
Published: June 04, 1996

WAL-MART SUBSIDIES UNWISE

see the flaw in subsidizing minimum-wage jobs for companies like Wal-Mart, how can Nitro's boosters understand? If Mayor Don Karnes gets his way, a Wal-Mart planned for Nitro would be excused from paying the first $400,000 of its yearly...

NITRO COUNCIL OKS SEWER HIKE AFTER TOO-LOW UPGRADE ESTIMATE

in the current shortage on debt payment. "Sometimes you have to make decisions that are not popular," said Recorder Don Karnes. "I'm going to vote for this even though most people are against it."

NITRO IS FEELING BUDGET CRUNCH

the city should stop picking up garbage and contract out the work instead, Councilman Dave Casebolt suggested. Nitro Mayor Don Karnes doesn't want to see the city go out of the business of providing services. But beyond police and fire...


WEEK IN REVIEW -- JUNE 9-14, 1996

Most players will return. Only one of four Kanawha Valley mayors up for re-election went down. Nitro Mayor Don Karnes lost to city businessman Rusty Casto. Karnes' eight-year administration had become controversial in the past six months...
Published: June 16, 1996

PERSONNEL SHIFTED BY STATE POLICE

has worked for three mayors. There has been speculation that Shrewsbury was being blamed for. leaking information on Mayor Don Karnes's son having an accident with a city police cruiser and the city paying the repair bills. Shrewsbury...
Published: June 05, 1989

NITRO CITY COUNCIL HOPING TO OK $2.3 MILLION BUDGET

a $2.3 million 1995-96 budget at its March 20 meeting. Last year's budget was $2,279,000, according to city Treasurer Herb Sibley. The biggest problem with forming the new budget is "predicting revenue' and dealing with delinquent business...
Published: March 08, 1995

NITRO COUNCIL TO REFINANCE FIRE TRUCK

the same insurance provider. Council agreed to keep the current insurance company, despite a 9 percent rate increase. Herb Sibley, city treasurer, said he evaluated several other bids and all averaged about the same. Miller questioned...
Published: February 07, 1996

NITRO SHOULD HAVE RUN-OFF ELECTIONS

P4A Headline: NITRO SHOULD HAVE RUN-OFF ELECTIONS Byline: AILEEN T. HAGER Divide and conquer has worked well for Don Karnes in the last two elections for Nitro mayor. This year there were four challengers.
Published: August 24, 1992

NITRO MAYOR PROPOSES TWO CITY FEE CHANGES

TWO CITY FEE CHANGES Byline: KAY MICHAEL As he struggles with ways to balance this year's budget, Nitro Mayor Don Karnes has proposed a $5 per month municipal fee hike and a $100 contractor's fee. Karnes said the revenue would be used...
Published: March 13, 1996

NITRO'S NEW TRUCK IS OUT ON THE STREET - COSTLY VEHICLE WON'T FIT IN THE TOWN'S FIRE STATION

IS OUT ON THE STREET - COSTLY VEHICLE WON'T FIT IN THE TOWN'S FIRE STATION Byline: JACOB MESSER Former Nitro Mayor Don Karnes doesn't have a problem with the Nitro Fire Department spending $550,000 on a new firetruck.
Published: June 02, 1998

POLICE BLOTTER

Nitro's mayor spent a night in jail after being charged with drunken driving, authorities said. Don Karnes, 57, of Nitro, was stopped on Heizer Creek Road near Poca between 10 and 11 p.m. Sunday, said a spokesman...
Published: July 08, 1996






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