WEST FRANKFORT/MT. VERNON – IDOT says starting today, weather permitting, a lane reduction will be in place on the northbound and southbound sides of I-57, between West Frankfort and Mt. Vernon. The lane reduction is necessary so a work crew can conduct a pavement investigation in each direction of I-57, from milepost 66 to 90.
JOHNSTON CITY – Johnston City Police say an attempted child abduction was reported Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of West 11th Street. According to a post on the Johnson City Police Department Facebook page, a young girl was playing in her yard when an unknown woman, described as heavier set with red hair, grabbed
MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-five-year-old Joseph Ashleman was arrested Thursday for Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. Fifty-three-year-old Glenda Moore of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by Mt. Vernon PD for Obstructing Identification and Violation of Bail Bond. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at