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Car Struck By Lightning While Traveling on I-57 in Jefferson County

An SUV traveling on northbound Interstate 57 south of Mt. Vernon Sunday night caught fire after being struck by lightning. Jefferson Rural Firefighters say the lightning apparently entered the car through the radio antenna that was melted and scorched. A hole was burned in the battery and an electrical fire started in the engine compartment.…Read more »

Irvington Registration 2018-19

Irvington Grade School will be having registration for Kindergarten through 8th grade on Tuesday, Julyl 24, from 2:00 to 7:00 pm and also on Wednesday, July 25, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.¬† You are welcome to come any time on these two days that is convenient for you. All new students who have moved…Read more »

Kinmundy Tables Ameren Lighting Exchange Program

After a lengthy discussion, the City of Kinmundy voted to table their discussion on the Ameren Lighting Exchange Program which would have helped the city switch over their lighting to energy efficient, LED lights. In other action, the board did vote to remove the old landscaping at City Hall and around the city signs and…Read more »

Kinmundy Man Injured in Side-By-Side Crash

Kinmundy Man Injured in Side-By-Side Crash

A 24-year-old Kinmundy man was injured early Saturday night when his side by side crashed and overturned at the Hoots Chapel and Alma Hatchery Road intersection northwest of Salem. Initial information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department indicates Jacob Linder of East 1st Street was taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment of injuries. The…Read more »

Cardinals win in interim manager Shildt’s debut

Cardinals win in interim manager Shildt’s debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his first game as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm. Tommy Pham broke out…Read more »