Today's News

  • 2018 Fayette County Royalty

    Miss Fayette County Kaylee Sefton
    1st Runner-up Tessa Philpot
    2nd Runner-up Marlee Nolen
    Miss Photogenic-Marlee Nolen
    Miss Congeniality-Dana Shelton
    People's Choice-Dana Shelton
    Little Miss Fayette County Ella Lach
    1st Runner-up Zoey Kraemer
    2nd Runner-up Aniston Mahon
    People's Choice-Kinley Walker

    Jr. Miss Fayette County Reagan Roberts
    1st Runner-up Alexandra Goldesberry
    2nd Runner-up Natelly Beall

  • Registration information for area school districts

    Registration for area schools have been announced:
    The Brownstown School District is again offering online registration for students in grades K-12 through July 31.
    Parents will still need to attend registration on Aug. 9 to fill out medical information and pay any registration fees.
    By registering online, parents will be able to update their children’s information and save time on registration day.
    To register online, parents log in to their TeacherEase account and follow the link at the top of the page.

  • Registration for fall classes at KC now under way

    Registration for classes at the KC Vandalia Campus for the 2018 fall semester is now in progress.
    The fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 13.
    Taking classes at the education center saves students travel time and reduces gas expenses.
    Some of the student services offered at the center include: placement testing; advising; registration; assistance with financial aid; and free tutoring.

  • Dedication ceremony held for new Golden Years home

    On Sunday, about 60 members, friends and others interested in the new Golden Years Club   building, which is also the new home for the Helping Hands Food Ministry preparation and distribution center, a food pantry sponsored by the Brownstown Ministerial Alliance, gathered for the dedication of the new building.

  • Calendar

    Wednesday, July 18

    ✔ The Fayette County 4-H Show continues with the dog show at 2 p.m. and cat show at 4 p.m.
    ✔ The Fayette County Fair in Brownstown continues. The grandstand event is a truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, July 19

    ✔ The Fayette County 4-H Show continues with the general projects show at 8 a.m.

  • We Apologize

    It was incorrectly stated in last week’s Public Record section that Paula D. Miller-Stanley of Vandalia had been arrested on a charge of criminal damage to property. She was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Norlena D. Horn, 45, 315 N. Walnut St., St. Elmo, was arrested on July 17 on a charge of possession of a hypodermic needle. Bond was $1,500.
    • Leonard E. Scholes, 52, Mattoon, was arrested on July 17 on charges of methamphetamine possession and possession of a hypodermic needle. No bond information was listed.
    • Dakota P. Carter, 20, 324 E. Main St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 17 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond information was listed.

  • Recycling checkup

    A Vandalia City Council committee meeting on Monday to receive financial information from the two local entities providing recycling services said it wants more information from one of those entities.
    Aldermen Ken Hubler, chairman of the council’s cemetery and landfill committee, earlier this month set up Monday’s meeting to receive and discuss financials from FAYCO Enterprises and the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation.

  • Old State Burial Ground Improvements
  • Fayette County Queens