Hornets head to state after 44-18 romp over T-Town

The Nashville Hornets return to the state tournament this week after displaying a strong defensive clinic in the Carbondale Super Sectional, downing Teutopolis 44-18. Nashville shut out the Wooden Shoes in the first quarter and kept their opponent’s offense in check through three, allowing only two field goals and eight points. Saxton Hoepker scored 12Continue reading “Hornets head to state after 44-18 romp over T-Town”

Nashville police make two separate arrests Friday night

Nashville Police released details Saturday about a couple of arrests that were conducted late Friday. According to police, officers responded at 8:14 p.m. to a fight outside the Best Western motel on State Route 127 after a caller had informed dispatch about a man punching a female in the face. There were also reports ofContinue reading “Nashville police make two separate arrests Friday night”

NCHS Student Council to host dress sale this week

The Nashville Community High School Student Council will be holding its annual formal dress and accessories sale on Friday and Saturday. Come, view and try on an assortment of formal attire just in time for prom season. Friday’s hours are from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. while weekend shoppers can attend from 9 a.m. toContinue reading “NCHS Student Council to host dress sale this week”

Fire reported in rural Hoyleton

Emergency personnel were called to the 21000 block of State Route 177 near Hoyleton on Sunday evening for a reported mobile home fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze inside the vehicle. Nobody was inside at the time of the fire, according to the scanner traffic. Hoyleton Fire District and Washington County Ambulance Service responded. More informationContinue reading “Fire reported in rural Hoyleton”

Sisters complete truck driver training program at KC

After inquiring about the details of the Workforce Equity Initiative Grant at Kaskaskia College for her son, Monique Campbell realized that the WEI grant was her opportunity to change careers. Kaskaskia College’s Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) helps minority students excel and complete their certificates in ten different programs to be job-ready in less than oneContinue reading “Sisters complete truck driver training program at KC”

Storm creates hazardous conditions in county, area

A winter storm that settled in on Wednesday and continued into Thursday has resulted in dangerous road conditions and prompted many schools and businesses to close. The National Weather Service has continued a winter storm warning effect for Washington County until midnight Friday with more mixed precipitation in the forecast. Additional snow accumulations include upContinue reading “Storm creates hazardous conditions in county, area”

Zoning Board postpones meeting due to weather

The Washington County Zoning Board of Appeals has rescheduled its meeting for tonight until March 3 at 7:30 p.m. due to inclement weather. Up for discussion at the meeting is the ordinance regarding the construction of a large communications tower on the western side of the county. For more background information about the tower, clickContinue reading “Zoning Board postpones meeting due to weather”

Another winter storm hits area, School closings for Feb. 24

A round of wintry precipitation started Wednesday afternoon and continued through the evening hours, prompting several closing for the next day. Washington County and several other Southern Illinois counties were issued a winter storm warning effective until midnight Thursday. The National Weather Service predicted snow accumulations up to two inches, sleet accumulations around three quartersContinue reading “Another winter storm hits area, School closings for Feb. 24”

Ashley Council censures council member

The Ashley City Council agreed Monday night to censure Councilman Len Piasecki for an insult and opprobrious language hurled during a meeting late last year. The decision was made after the council amended its current ordinance to fall in line with state statute. City attorney Aaron Atkins said while the city has language on theContinue reading “Ashley Council censures council member”