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Chance of Snow, Sleet Rain Between Now and Weekend
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 5:49 PM
There are a couple of chances of wintry precipitation in the next few days, but WKYX Meteorologist Lew Jetton says neither one should be a major event. A possibility of snow or sleet arrives Wednesday night, with a chance of minor accumulations, Jetton said. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, there's a chance of rain and/or snow, but right now it appears it will be mostly rain. Jetton, said, ...
Services Set for Marion House Fire Victim
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:15 AM
Services are scheduled for a 4-year-old girl killed during a house fire in the southern Illinois city of Marion. Lux Brymer died early Saturday at a Marion hospital shortly after the blaze. The cause of the fire wasn't clear as of Monday, though Marion fire officials don't believe the origin is suspicious. Services will be at noon Friday at the Murman and Wilson Funeral ...
Rolling Roadblock on I-24 Bridge Thursday
Monday, December 15, 2014 2:53 PM
Starting Wednesday morning, traffic on the I-24 bridge between Paducah and Metropolis will be one-lane for awhile. The Illinois Department of Transportation will restrict traffic starting about 7:00 am, and the work zone will include some brief traffic stoppages between 1:00 and 3:00 am Thursday morning. IDOT will be placing a crane in the median on the Illinois end of the bridge. ...
Gas Prices Plummet; Even Lower Prices Predicted
Monday, December 15, 2014 8:50 AM
Average gasoline prices in Kentucky have fallen 18 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.40 a gallon Monday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 12.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.53 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Paducah, prices are as low as $2.34 a gallon. In Mayfield prices are as low as $2.36 and $2.28 ...
SIU Prepping for Different State Funding Scenarios
Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:38 AM
Southern Illinois University officials say they're putting together several different budgets to prepare for different state funding scenarios. SIU President Randy Dunn tells the Southern Illinoisan the school will "be doing lots of different budgets as exercises throughout the course of this spring." He adds, "where's it's going to come down at the end, it's anybody's guess." Dunn says if ...
4-Year-Old girl Dies in Marion House Fire
Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:33 PM
A southern Illinois county coroner says a 4-year-old girl has died in a Marion house fire. Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke says the girl was pronounced dead at 12:25 am Saturday after suffering injuries in the blaze. The girl died at a hospital. Marion Fire Department officials say they received a call after 11 pm Friday reporting a house fire. The coroner's office, fire ...
McCracken County DUI Crash Sends 3 to Hospital
Friday, December 12, 2014 7:09 AM
Three people were sent to the hospital after a two vehicle crash late Thursday night on Lovelaceville Road in McCracken County. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, 31-year-old Ashlee Koster, Paducah, had her 5-year-old daughter in the vehicle, and was driving along Lovelaceville Road about 10:20 pm. Deputies say Koster allegedly crossed the center line and hit a ...
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