A Cisne teen escaped serious injury this morning after the pickup truck she was driving near Carmi ran off the road and overturned. 16-year-old Kirsten M. Rodgers was ejected from the wreckage, but escaped serious injury. She told police that her dog jumped on her lap, causing her to become distracted, causing the accident. The crash was reported at 7:55 a.m.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations has fined former Olney Mayor and retired Illinois State Police officer Kelly Henby $1,000 for acting as a private detective without being licensed by the State of Illinois. The Springfield, IL firm that Henby was allegedly working for at the time of the incident has been fined $3,000 for “aiding and abetting” Henby. A misdemeanor charge of unlicensed practice as a private detective filed in Coles County in 2011 was dismissed, but the disciplinary case was not.
Fairfield First Christian Church Pastor Craig Scott has been transferred from a hospital in Miami, Florida to a rehabilitation facility in Chicago. Scott was transferred by air ambulance on Wednesday. He continues to recover from injuries suffered June 22 in a swimming accident in Puerto Rico. Scott is still paralyzed; however family members report he has developed some movement in his legs.
A search continues for a man who stole an Illinois Department of Transportation station wagon Wednesday and crashed it in Marion County. The incident happened on the Ill. Rt. 37 south of the 161 Extension. The suspect fled on foot.
The Village of West Salem will be without power Saturday afternoon. Ameren has scheduled an outage from 1 – 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning to complete some power line work.
Trent Thompson showed the Grand Champion Purebred Gilt and Crossbred Gilt during the Edwards County Fair this week. Trent also took the Senior Showmanship award. Tonight is Family Fun Night at the Edwards County fair with a Pedal Pull at 5:30 and Pig Wrestling at 7.