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Olney FFA Tours Richland County Jail and Courthouse

On Monday, February 18, the Olney FFA Chapter continued FFA Week activities with touring the Richland County Jail and Courthouse. From 6:00 - 7:00 members were given a tour of the jail by County Sheriff Andy Hires and the courthouse by County Clerk Alice Mullinax and Circuit Clerk Zach Holder, who i


Travel Advisory from the Illinois State Police

Due to a crash at Route 1 and Ernst Road, traffic is shut down in both directions. Please choose an alternate route for the time being.


Warriors carried heavy hearts into big victory at Olney

OLNEY -- There were some heavy hearts in the Wabash Valley locker room heading into a game with pivotal implications in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. Warrior sophomore forward Cam Gross was informed an hour prior to tip-off that a family member had passed away. Wabash Valley head coach Mike


Flooding closes Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge between Kentucky and Illinois

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois has been closed because of flooding. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday that the U.S. 51 bridge connecting Kentucky to Cairo, Illinois would close Friday afternoon because land on the Kentucky side i


Mayor Lambird signs Proclamation for FFA Week

On Wednesday, February 13, Mayor of Olney, Mark Lambird signed a proclamation recognizing February 16-23, 2019, as National FFA Week in Olney. Thirteen Olney FFA members were present for the signing. The chapter is thankful for an engaging and encouraging community throughout the year and especially


VU's last home week starts with Lewis & Clark

With a lot of its heavy lifting out of the way, the Vincennes University men's basketball team can go into the final two weeks of the regular season with the District 16 title in plain sight.


Police probe fatal crash at Illinois 1 and Ernst Road

Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred about 8:25 a.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 23) at Illinois 1 at Ernst Road in Clark County, Illinois. Illinois state troopers said preliminary investigation shows Audria Truelove, 20, of Martinsville, Illinois, was driving south on Illinois 1 near


CITY OF OLNEY: Hiring Full Time Maintenance Position

City of Olney issued the following announcement on Feb. 15. The City of Olney Street Department is accepting applications for one full time maintenance position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, concrete work, snow removal, street repairs, tree trimming & removal, storm sewer mainte


State trooper involved in overnight southern Illinois crash

Effingham — AnIllinois State Police trooper was struck early Saturday morning by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, according to a state police news release. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Raney Street and Fayette Avenue in Effingham.


Former Catholic priest faces new charges after abusing boys in Illinois, Missouri and California

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A former Catholic priest is facing new charges a decade after being declared sexually violent and admitting he abused about 30 boys in Illinois, California and Missouri.


Bomb Cyclone to Bring Strong Winds to Central Illinois This Weekend

Peoria, IL - Alright, I admit the headline is a little "Clickbait-y", but a rare weather phenomenon known as a "Bomb Cyclone" is about to bring Central Illinois some very strong winds this weekend.


CITY OF NEWTON: Accepting Applications For Summer Employment

City of Newton issued the following announcement on Feb. 21. Accepting applications for summer employment for available positions at The Newton Aquatic Center as well as The Riverside Recreation – Batting Cage & Miniature Golf for the 2019 season.


Cullman Co. native killed in Illinois workplace shooting will be laid to rest this weekend

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) -- Family and friends will gather Saturday for Josh Pinkard's visitation. Pinkard was killed last week during a work place shooting in Aurora, Illinois. Four other people were killed when a disgruntled, former employee opened fire in a manufacturing plant.


5 motorcycles swiped from O’Fallon, Illinois dealership

O'FALLON, Ill. - Thieves swiped five motorcycles from a local business early Friday morning. At the Metro East Motorsports in O'Fallon, a rock or large piece of concrete was thrown through a window. Five thieves wearing black clothing and motorcycle helmets ran into the showroom, grabbed five new Ka


Representative Bailey Issues Statement on Governor’s Budget Address

State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) recently released the following statement regarding Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address. “The Governor’s budget proposal for this next year is based on faulty economics,” commented Rep. Darren Bailey. “His suggesting that more revenue from sports gamb


Update on new, multi-million dollar project in White Co., Illinois

WHITE CO., IL (WFIE) - Construction on an assisted living and memory care facility is nearing the finish line. This is on Mount Carmel’s west side, near the Super 8 Motel. City officials tell us it’ll bring 70 new jobs to the area, and 80 new housing units.


Clay County Sheriff’s Report

LOUISVILLE, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The following has been released by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office:. Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Amy J. Gray, 46, Flora, on an outstanding Clay County warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Theft. Bond set at $3,000.00 (10%), plus $75.00


Aces win illustrious fourth straight Regional Championship

MOUNT CARMEL -- Mount Carmel's senior class has been around for many illustrious achievements that will go down in Aces history. A state title appearance, three consecutive regional championships, a pair of 1,000 point scorers. They added another accomplishment to their legacy on Friday night at the


Clay Electric Cooperative Opens New Office

Clay Electric Cooperative will be closed on February 26 – 28 to move into its new office at 7784 Old Highway 50 in Flora. The Cooperative will reopen on March 1 at its new location.


Aces alum and WVC sophomore Carpenter involved in single car crash

For those who were unaware, Wabash Valley College sophomore and Mount Carmel native Justin Carpenter was involved in a single car crash this morning and was airlifted to Evansville.