MVFD Talking Fire Safety During Fire Prevention Month

MT. VERNON – Temperatures are beginning to drop, which means area residents will be using heat and fires more as it continues to get cooler. October is Fire Prevention Month and the Mt. Vernon Fire Department wants you to be safe and use common sense around your home. Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent and

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report

MT. VERNON – The following information was released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Thirty-six-year-old April Penrod of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for possession of meth less than 5 grams. Twenty-one-year-old Jamale Haynes of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon

Flu Shots Now Available at Jackson County Health Department

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Health Department is now providing flu shots on a walk-in basis and planning a number of outreach flu shot clinics in the coming days. Walk-in vaccination is available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 5:30 p.m. In addition to the

Road Construction Begins Monday on I-64 in White County

CARMI – Road construction will start Monday weather permitting on I-64 in White County. According to IDOT, the contractor will be patching pavement and working on miscellaneous drainage maintenance on I-64 at the Wayne County line and continue for 6.5 miles east. You should slow down, watch out for equipment and workers and use extreme

Hamilton Memorial Hospital’s Health Fair Set for October 17

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton Memorial Hospital will host a free Health Fair on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s main lobby on South Marshall Avenue in McLeansboro. The event coincides with the final day for discounted labs through the hospital’s Fall Wellness event. Bethany Reyling is the hospital’s Marketing/PR Manager. For