Dangerous Heat Expected Today The National Weather Service at Paducah is urging area residents to take precautions as today’s heat could be a killer. While the “dog days” of summer generally fall in August, today’s heat will be nothing to blow off, as heat index values... Read More.
Power Outages Wednesday and Thursday The City of Carmi had planned two power outages for this week, the first was Wednesday morning and the other Thursday morning. The outages will allow workers to tighten connections identified as potential issues during a recent thermal inspection. The outages will... Read More.
Motorists travelling along IL 141 will need to be alert of some upcoming lane reductions. IDOT is saying that weather permitting, they’re planning for road construction between the 141/US 45 intersection to the White County line in New Haven that will require lane closures... Read More.
Summary judgment is expected Thursday in the case state Rep. Darren Bailey has against Gov. J.B. Pritkzer, challenging the governor’s executive authority to issue consecutive emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s just days after a federal judge remanded the case back to state... Read More.
Carmi White County Superintendent Brad Lee says school leaders are currently consulting with Egyptian Health Department, law enforcement and the school’s lawyers to figure out how to best recognize graduating students. In a release, Monday afternoon, Lee (along with High School Prinicpal Jarrod Newell)... Read More.
The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is expected to reopen to the public later this week after it closed last week. The ferry closed at 7 p.m. on March 26 when floodwaters covered KY 91 at the Kentucky Landing. Officials said Monday the ferry will remain closed until sometime... Read More.
School officials in Unit 5 will gather for their monthly meeting Monday evening where Superintendent Brad Lee is expected to give a coronavirus update. The agenda indicates Lee says the district is in a low risk area, but are reviewing e-learning plans and other... Read More.
A Norris City resident filed a theft report with White County Sheriff’s authorities this week. Dustin Bell says sometime during the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday, someone stole 3 chicken statues and a pheasant statue from the end of his driveway. He went on... Read More.
The City of McLeansboro is expected to finalize their intergovernmental agreement for central dispatch at a special meeting that’s been called for tonight at 6pm. Aldermen will gather at city hall and ahead of tackling negotiations, is also expected to discuss or accept bids... Read More.
Bobcat Harvest Larger Than Expected - Hunters and trappers in Illinois harvested 343 Bobcats during the 2018-19 season. That's according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The season ran from Nov. 10, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019. A total of 1,000 permits were issued. Here are some of... Read More.