Swearing In Set for Franklin County’s New Sheriff, Treasurer

BENTON – Franklin County’s newly elected sheriff and treasurer will be sworn into office later this month. Franklin County Clerk Greg Woolard tells us Sheriff-elect David Bartoni and Treasurer-elect Steve Vercellino will be sworn in on Friday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse in Benton. Bartoni, a Republican, defeated Democrat incumbent

Early Winter Storm Is Heading Our Way

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – It may be fall, but an early season winter storm is expected to hit our area late today into tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued Winter Storm Warning that will be in effect from 3 this afternoon until 6 tomorrow night. Counties in the Winter Storm Warning include Franklin,

Three Local Projects to Receive Governor’s Hometown Award Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – Three local communities will be among 23 from across the state that the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Commission will honor at this year’s Governor’s Hometown Awards program Thursday at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield. This program gives former recognition to communities that contributed to their community’s quality of life

Wintry Precipitation Expected in Our Area Tonight

PADUCAH – Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Paducah say some snow and freezing rain are possible this evening over portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Areas of rain are expected to develop throughout the region today. In areas north of a line from Doniphan to Jackson, Missouri and onto Fairfield, Illinois,

Winning Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – Someone in southern Illinois is $700,000 richer! The Illinois Lottery has announced that the Casey’s General Store on E. Main in West Frankfort sold a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket for the $700,000 jackpot. The winning numbers from the ticket were 5, 12, 14, 36 and 42. The retailer will receive one

Interim SIU Chancellor Should Be in Place Within Weeks

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A search for a new chancellor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale after last month’s death of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno should lead to someone holding the position on an interim basis within about a month. The Southern Illinoisan says that SIU Interim President J. Kevin Dorsey and the SIU Board of Trustees