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On West Virginia Morning, the song “Frosty the Snowman” has a West Virginia connection. The man who wrote it lived in Mineral County. And reporter Roxy Todd takes us for a ride on the Polar Express in Randolph County.
Click here to listen to West Virginia Morning Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
Over the last six weeks, 15,000 people rode the Polar Express train in Randolph County. 35 other Polar Express trains exist across the country. But the one in Elkins is the only Polar Express in the Mid-Atlantic region- so it's extremely popular. This themed train also supports dozens of local jobs- at least seasonally.
Last week, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife found a 125-pound young and healthy mountain lion in Bourbon County. Officials are still trying to determine if the large cat was someone’s pet or wild. If it’s a wild animal, it will be the first one confirmed in Kentucky since the Civil War.