Headlines for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN Paducah HAS ISSUED a Winter Storm Watch…WHICH IS IN EFFECT from Thursday evening through Friday evening.

* WHAT: Rain will be changing to an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet, before changing to all snow, with significant accumulations of snow and ice anticipated.

* TIMING: Thursday night and Friday.

* MAIN IMPACT: Icing of roads, trees, and power lines will occur first. This will be followed by accumulating snowfall. Significant accumulations of snow and ice are possible.

* OTHER IMPACTS: Expect possible major impacts on travel to work or school Friday morning. This is a developing situation and   may change, but this Watch means conditions are favorable for  significant accumulations of snow and ice, so be prepared for impact travel due to snow and ice. In addition, gusty winds, especially late Thursday night and early Friday, may heighten the dangers related to icing, and result in isolated to scattered losses of power by felling ice or snow weighted lines.

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Kieffer Development, LLC has begun construction of a second student housing complex for Frontier Community College students. The new complex will be located behind the present apartment building. The City of Fairfield has approved TIF funding up to $147,000 to assist Kieffer Development with site preparation costs and expenses related to bringing utilities to the structure.

The Fairfield City Council is once again considering a program that would allow local utility customers to pay their bills with a debit or credit card. If approved by the council, Payment Services Network would partner with the city to provide payment options that would include paying utility bills on-line or in person with the use of a credit or debit cards. Currently, credit or debit cards are not accepted at City Hall.

The annual dinner meeting of the Greater Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has been set for March 12. During the meeting, the Business of the Year and Community Service Award will be presented. Nominations for both awards should be submitted to the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce office no later than February 9.

The Guardian Center in Carmi will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in March with a banquet, awards ceremony and charity auction. The event has been set for March 2 at the Castle, which is located at the Windsor Oaks in Grayville.  The center provides services for abused children and their families. For tickets or more information, call the Guardian Center at 3872-8247.