Friday Traffic Stop Leads to Two Drug Arrests in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – Two Harrisburg men were arrested for possession of controlled substance and intent to deliver Friday afternoon. Saline County Chief Deputy Ken Clore says two deputies made a traffic stop just before 5 p.m. in the strip mall near Walmart. Thirty-year-old Brandon M. Taylor was driving the vehicle and was charged with driving while

Benton Man to Challenge Bost in March Primary

BENTON – A former model and missionary from Benton has decided he would like to have Congressman Mike Bost’s job. Twenty-seven-year-old Preston Nelson will challenge Bost for the 12th Congressional District seat in the March primary. Nelson, a Libertarian, says he is running for Congress because we need real change to happen now and the

MVPD Arrests Carlinville Man on Drug and Weapons Charges

MT. VERNON – A 31-year-old Carlinville man is in the Jefferson County Jail after Mt. Vernon police arrested him early Monday morning on drug and weapons-related charges. Around 1:30 a.m. Monday, a Mt. Vernon police officer reportedly observed a vehicle parked at a business in the 2700 block of Veterans Memorial Drive, and due to

IRS Scam Reported in Union County

JONESBORO – An IRS scam has been reported in Union County. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds says someone claiming to be with the IRS has made unsolicited phone calls to county residents saying they owe money to the IRS and will have a warrant issued if they don’t provide payment. Edmonds reminds you to

Missing Indiana Woman’s Car Found in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – Five days after Indiana resident Cean Peevey went missing, her car was found in Jefferson County. Peevey was last seen in New Albany, Indiana on Nov. 25. On Thursday, her 2011 white Honda Accord was found at mile marker 88.5 on Interstate 64.  According to an incident report from the New Albany Police

Fire Destroys Mt. Vernon Warehouse Saturday

MT. VERNON – A large fire Saturday destroyed a Mt. Vernon warehouse being used by Kendrick Paper Supply. The warehouse, located at 13th and Logan, was used to store recyclables and contained bales of cardboard, paper and plastics. Mt. Vernon firefighters were joined by Jefferson Rural, Waltonville and Woodlawn fire departments who provided mutual aid.

Health Reasons Forcing Marion’s Mayor to Step Down

MARION – After serving as Marion’s Mayor for 55 years, Bob Butler announced Friday that he will be retiring next month due to health reasons. In a news release, Butler stated problems with his hearing had made it difficult for him to continue serving as mayor. He plans to make a formal announcement today. His