Wayne County Highway Engineer Greg Heiden has resigned. Heiden told the Wayne County Board Thursday night that he needed to return to his home in northern Illinois to be with his family. His resignation was effective immediately. The Clay County Highway Engineer has been secured to oversee Wayne County operations until a new highway engineer can be found.
Wayne County Board officials say they need to secure an agreement with oil companies coming into the county for fracking activities to pay for damage to county and township roads. Highway Engineer Greg Heiden said one company is preparing to start drilling activity in the Johnsonville area.
24-year-old Adam Scott Brown of Grayville (pictured) has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he entered a guilty plea Thursday to charges he stabbed a Crossville man last January. In addition to prison time, Brown was ordered to pay restitution to the victim, 26-year-old Justin Catlin for all of his medical expenses. The stabbing happened January 5 behind a Grayville bar.
39-year-old Daniel J. Fulkerson of Ridgway has been sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after entering a guilty plea to charges he conspired with two others to grow marijuana. Fulkerson and the others were arrested last August when drug agents raided their pot patch along the Saline River in rural Gallatin County.
Kathy Clayton has been hired as Chief Financial Officer at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Clayton comes to Fairfield after working 28 years at the Perry County Hospital in Tell City, IN. She replaces Mike Brown who resigned earlier this year.
Morgan Land was Thursday’s guest at the Fairfield Rotary Club. Land works in the hospital’s Social Services division on the second floor. Among her duties, Land helps patients with home oxygen or home medical needs, and Advanced Directives – or what she called Power of Attorney papers. That’s the process used to make known patient’s wishes on being resuscitated at the hospital. Rotarian Dave Land arranged for the program.