Pair of Sentences Handed Down in Wayne Co. Court Thursday
Judge Valentine in Wayne County Court handed down a pair of sentences on Thursday. 37-year-old Amanda M. Scott of Fairfield pled guilty on a charge of unlawful possession of meth. As a part of the plea, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, 2 counts of possession of meth, a count of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a cancelled, revoked, or suspended registration were dropped. Scott will serve 2 years of probation and pay court costs of $5259.
Dozens Show Up for Shawneetown Regional Port Authority Meeting
The players include the Shawneetown Regional Port Authority, the Village of Old Shawneetown, Scates Group Intermodal River Terminal (SGIRT), Viserion Grain, and State Senator Dale Fowler. Residents of the riverside hamlet are accusing the Port Authority of attempting a land grab they say robs them of the only asset they have left. It all came to a head Thursday night at a Port Authority public meeting. At issue, the proposed lease agreement between the Port Authority and “Old Town”. Members of the Port Authority say they reached an impasse and were forced to seek legislation that would circumvent the village. Old Town Mayor Bill Barton says the Port Authority has put a gun to the town’s head and placed it between a rock and a hard place.
Would permanently repealing a 1% sales tax on groceries impact IL towns?
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – On February 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed permanently repealing a 1% sales tax on groceries. That same tax was temporarily suspended for a year in 2022. We checked with our local Illinois towns to see if they would be impacted. According to Illinois.gov, the part of Gov. Pritzker’s address that includes mention […]
Memorial service held 12 years after deadly southern Illinois tornado
HARRISBURG, Ill. (WEVV) — A ceremony was held in Harrisburg Thursday morning, 12 years after a deadly tornado swept through the community. In the early morning hours of Feb. 29, 2012, an EF-4 tornado hit parts of Saline County and Gallatin County. The National Weather Service report says the...
You Can Join a Paranormal Investigation of a Haunted Southern Indiana Landmark
If you're a fan of things that go "bump" in the night, then a night of investigating the paranormal may be right up your alley!. New Harmony, Indiana is a small town with a lot of history. New Harmony is a national historic landmark and was first settled over 200 years ago.
Burn ban in effect for Posey County
Posey County Emergency Management says a burn ban will be in effect, starting immediately.
Bosse uses late burst to beat Mt. Vernon by 12
BOONVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Bulldogs ended the game on a run with a 62-50 victory over the Wildcats. Bosse advances to the sectional championship.
Coins for Cancer Hot Out of the Gate; Has Already Dispersed $5,000 in First 3 Months; Much More to Come
It’s been 3 months since Coins for Cancer has officially established itself as a local non profit and the five women driving the effort have already dispersed more than $5,000 to individuals battling the disease. Becky McCormick, Carrie Carpenter, Angie Lueke, Kim Winter, and Courtney Desper visited with Carmi Kiwanis Thursday to explain their mission and effort. Four of the five women are cancer survivors themselves and after the pandemic and the dwindling of the White County Relay for Life, the group saw the need firsthand how they could make a difference directly.
Hamilton County Clerk Reassures Voters Trump’s Name Still on Primary Ballot Despite Judge’s Ruling
MCLEANSBORO – In response to Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter’s decision Wednesday to remove Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from the March 19 Illinois Primary ballot, Hamilton County Clerk Heather Bowman says her office has received a few calls about the judge’s decision and wants voters to understand how County Clerks in Illinois have been instructed to move forward.
Estherville-Lincoln Central tops Mount Vernon, 45-37 in 3A State semifinals to punch title game ticket
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCAU) – Mount Vernon held Estherville-Lincoln Central’s Haylee Stokes to a team-high 15 points but it didn’t matter as her E-LC teammates picked up the slack to beat the Mustangs 45-37, returning to the IGHSAU Class 3A State championship game for the second time in three years. ELC played stout defense throughout […]
60-year-old Detroit women charged for stealing 30 houses
(The Center Square) – A 60-year-old Detroit woman was charged with conspiring to steal 30 houses from low-income people facing potential tax foreclosure. Zina Thomas was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for her role in a fraud scheme that stole houses from dozens of Detroiters. The complaint charges Thomas with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft. ...
Local Sports Recap – February 29, 2024
Deep South in McLeansboro. Jessica Cook and the ProRehab Carmi Team. Last night was the second night of IHSA Sectional Semifinals, numerous Southern Illinois teams were in action. At the NCOE 1A Sectional,. Waterloo Gibault Catholic defeated Goreville 51-44. Gibault will face Meridian tomorrow night in the Sectional Championship. At...
The coldest February in Gallatin County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Criminal Damage to Solar Farm
An attempted theft and criminal damage occurred at a solar farm in Carmi on February 21st. Caleb Johnson, who works for the PER MAR Security Service, called a report to the White County Sheriff’s Office and stated that he noticed a large black power cable lying in the roadway. The cable was about 200 feet long and had been cut on both ends. Johnson also indicated that he had been in that area an hour earlier and that the cable was not in the roadway.
Enfield Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing UTV, Having Meth in Home
ENFIELD – An Enfield man is facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing a UTV from a Carmi business earlier this month and having meth and drug paraphernalia in his home. According to Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter, on Monday, Feb. 5, officers were informed that sometime between Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m., someone had tampered with and destroyed theft prevention cables and stole an orange and silver Polaris side by side from the Car Corral in Carmi.
Several Sentences Handed Down in Wayne County Tuesday
Several sentences were handed down in Wayne County Court on Tuesday. 47-year-old Sara Bailey of Mount Vernon pled guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. As a part of the plea, a possession of meth charge was dropped. Bailey will serve a year of probation and pay court costs of $3015.
Farmington rolls over Eldorado, advances to tournament finals
FARMINGTON – The Farmington High School girls basketball team advanced to the District 2-5A tournament championship game with a dominant 61-43 victory over Eldorado on Friday night at Scorpion Arena. Farmington (24-3, 8-2 district) entered the tournament as the number two seed and had not played since February 23,...
Newlife Rescue and Adoption in need of supplies
The Posey County shelter is in need of several different items.
Norris City, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Gibault Catholic High School basketball team will have a game with Meridian High School - Mounds on March 01, 2024, 19:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
New Harmony prepares for the 2024 total solar eclipse
NEW HARMONY, Ind. (WEVV)— Airbnb's and inns are all booked up leading up to the solar eclipse, an event anticipating thousands in the historic town of New Harmony. The 2024 solar eclipse is now one month and nine days away. New Harmony is one of the best places to...