Headlines for Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Fairfield businessman Randy LeMond was found dead Tuesday evening inside the old Brown Chevrolet building at 701 E. Main Street in Fairfield. Coroner Jimmy Taylor says he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. He was 66. Randy (pictured)  was the owner of LeMond’s Chrysler Center in Fairfield. The investigation into the cause of death remains open and is being conducted by Fairfield City Police and Coroner Jimmy Taylor.

Danna Sutton of Fairfield addressed the Fairfield City Council Tuesday night, asking that an ordinance be passed to allow golf carts and similar vehicles to be allowed to operate on city streets. The council is expected to take up the request at its next meeting.

Work continues on a wetlands mitigation project ordered by the U.S. Corps of Engineers over the failed development of a side channel reservoir east of Fairfield. The City is in the process of getting trees planted on 26 acres of wetlands south of Interstate 64. The work should be done by this fall.


Edwards County Resident Judge David K. Frankland has announced that he will not seek retention for a fourth term and will retire at the end of his current term on December 5, 2016. At the end of his current term, Frankland (pictured above) will have served 18 years as the Edwards County Resident Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit.

The Albion City Council met Tuesday night and declined to call a meeting of their liquor commission. The refusal came after a request was made to issue a package liquor license to an area businessman.

Assistant Fairfield Police Chief Silas Eckelberry reports that 29 properties identified as poorly maintained have been cleaned up. Another 15 pieces of property are being cleaned up by their owners with another 19 being examined by authorities for improvements.