Frankfort CUSD 168 Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting Tonight

WEST FRANKFORT – The Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight at 5 in the Central Junior High School library regarding student disciplinary cases and to consider personnel issues involving employment of various staff positions. The hearings will be held in closed session.

Wintry Precipitation Expected in Our Area Tonight

PADUCAH – Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Paducah say some snow and freezing rain are possible this evening over portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Areas of rain are expected to develop throughout the region today. In areas north of a line from Doniphan to Jackson, Missouri and onto Fairfield, Illinois,

Winning Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – Someone in southern Illinois is $700,000 richer! The Illinois Lottery has announced that the Casey’s General Store on E. Main in West Frankfort sold a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket for the $700,000 jackpot. The winning numbers from the ticket were 5, 12, 14, 36 and 42. The retailer will receive one

Interim SIU Chancellor Should Be in Place Within Weeks

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A search for a new chancellor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale after last month’s death of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno should lead to someone holding the position on an interim basis within about a month. The Southern Illinoisan says that SIU Interim President J. Kevin Dorsey and the SIU Board of Trustees

MVTHS Finishing Construction on New Operations, Storage Buildings

MT. VERNON – School leaders at Mt. Vernon Township High School are continuing to expand the facilities available at the school’s new campus. The school recently broke ground on a new operations building on the south side of the campus. MVTHS Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch says currently all maintenance and operations vehicles and equipment have to