Today's News

  • Fayette County Royalty
  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 11

    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at a new time of 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Home.
    ✔ The Fayette County Fair continues with Whippooorwill Rodeo at 7 p.m.; admission is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 7-12 and ages 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $15.

    Friday, July 12

    ✔ Food trucks will be at Charters Patio from 11-7 p.m. and LS Express, a band with Vandalia native Drew Sheafor, will perform at 7:30 p.m.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Christopher Pilger
    Shaelee Kay Fitzjarrald

    Charles Edward Rathbone
    Danielle Nicole Summerlott

    Ashton Hugh Edward Armstrong
    Breezy Renaye Kimberly Parks

    Chadwick Allen Adams
    Susan Renee Summerlott

    Nathan Prescott Lash

  • Sheriff's Report

    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith submitted the following report on his department's activities in June to the Fayette County Board on Tuesday:
    • Incidents handled – 923.
    • Patrol miles – 27, 755.
    • Citations issued – 40.
    • Traffic ticket revenue – $9,790.07.
    • Criminal DUI revenue – $395.
    • Process service – civil process, 38; warrants, 45.
    • New inmates/bookings – 108.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Merbrahtu B. Tesfay, 32, Arlington, Va., was arrested on July 9 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,500.
    • Glenn M. Starnes, 34, Altamont, was arrested on July 8 on a charge of methamphetamine possession. Bond was $35,000.
    • Terrell A. Cowherd, 38, University Place, Wash., was arrested on July 8 on charges of unlawful possession or use of a weapon, driving while his license is suspended or revoked and improper lane usage. No bond information was listed.

  • Lions' Fireworks
  • A recap of action at the state capitol

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker made several stops this week on a statewide promotional tour for a $45 billion capital infrastructure plan he signed into law in Springfield on Friday, June 28.

  • County to study Washington School options

    Fayette County Board members were asked on Tuesday to think about what the county may want to do with the former Washington School.
    The county purchased the 20,000-square-foot building from the Fayette County Knights of Columbus for $75,000 in 2009, with thoughts of possibly moving one or more county offices into that structure.
    In recent months, the county has been considering the public building commission, with the Washington School building being among the reasons for that.

  • A fair time had by all
  • County cannabis tax?

    The Fayette County Board is expected to decide next month whether a sales tax will be imposed on recreational marijuana sold in unincorporated areas of the county.
    The board received a proposed ordinance prior to Tuesday’s meeting, but action on that ordinance has been postponed until county officials learn more about the issue.