Sunday Crash in Franklin County Sends Two to Local Hospitals

BENTON – Two people were involved in a head-on crash Sunday on Illinois 37 in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni, 35-year-old Matthew J. Ude of Pinckneyville was driving north and left the roadway. He overcorrected and struck 56-year-old April D. Tedro of Benton head-on. Tedro was going south when the crash

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Drug Possession, Intent to Deliver

MT. VERNON – A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail following his weekend arrest by Mt. Vernon Police for alleged possession of drugs with the intent to deliver. Cameron Sargent was arrested Saturday for alleged manufacturing/delivery of between one and 15 grams of cocaine, manufacturing/delivery of between 30 and 500 grams

Hamilton County Board Meets Tonight

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board is set to meet tonight at 6 at the courthouse in McLeansboro. Sheriff Tracy Lakin is expected to review the sheriff’s report with board members along with discussing applications for the deputy position. There will also be discussion regarding the merit commission and school resource officer according to the

Frankfort CUSD #168 Board of Education Meeting Tonight

WEST FRANKFORT – The Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Board of Education will meet tonight at 6 at the Central Junior High School Library on East Ninth Street. Items on the agenda include placing the 2019-20 tentative budget on review, consideration of a joint dual credit agreement for 2019-20 between John A. Logan College

VA Health Care Facilities to Go Smoke-free in October

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A smoking ban at Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care facilities will take effect later this year. The smoke-free policy that begins Oct. 1 applies to patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors, and it prohibits cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vape pens and e-cigarettes. The VA has permitted smoking in designated areas. However,

Planned Water Service Outage Sunday in Parts of Carmi

CARMI — The City of Carmi will have a planned water service outage on Sun., Aug. 18, 2019 beginning at 7am.  The areas are anticipated to lose water service include Carmi Family Dental, The Coffee Shop, Dimaggio’s Pizza, CVS, USDA office, all of April Ave., Jill St., Kathy St., Kirk St., Shane St., Lynn St.,