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Headlines for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Shawneetown truck driver died Tuesday morning when the semi he was driving burst into flames after a tire from a passing truck crashed into his vehicle. William Herschel Rigsby, 61 of Shawneetown was driving a 2014 Western Star truck tractor/semi southbound on U.S. Rt. 45 just north of Washington Road in rural Gallatin County when a tire from a northbound semi came off the driver’s side rear tandem and struck his truck. Upon impact, Rigbsby’s truck became engulfed in flames. Rigsby’s truck then left the west side of the roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Gallatin County Coroner Tony Cox.

A plan is being considered to close a section of Leroy Street that runs between the Fairfield Tennis Courts.  If approved, a shelter house would be erected between the two courts.  Clinton Legg presented the proposal to the Fairfield City Council Tuesday night.  If approved, the local Rotary Club would help finance the project.

Fairfield Mayor Chuck Griswold wants to install security cameras at City Hall.  The move is being considered after city employees have had to endure foul and abusive language from consumers angered by their high utility bills this winter.

Mayor Chuck Griswold cast the tie breaking vote on a new municipal policy targeting “chronic complainers”.  Under the new policy, customers deemed to be “chronic complainers” will be notified that they will not be permitted to call or meet with city employees, but rather must express their concerns in writing to the mayor.   He will in turn respond to their concerns either by telephone or in writing.

2014 Envirothon team

Congratulations to the Cisne FFA Envirothon team of (pictured left to right) Chynna Byars, Noah Conard, River Williams, Seth Mayes, and Donovan Lee on finishing as the second place Overall Team and the Wayne County Champion Team at the Land Use Council 13 Envirothon held March 11, 2014, at the Rolland Lewis Park in Mt.Vernon. Other Cisne participants were Justin Gill, Dylan Mayes, Darach McInnis, Kailee Sabin, and Meg Sitzes. The natural resources event includes tests on Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and a current events topic. The group now advances to the state competition in Monticello.

$7,000 has been approved for the annual City Band program.  The City Band will perform concerts on the courthouse square every Thursday evening in June and one concert on Thursday, July 3.

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