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8/24/2016 » View story
Rauner Cuts Ribbon to Open Du Quoin State Fair
Saturday, August 27, 2016 2:40 AM
Governor Bruce Rauner cut the ribbon Friday night to open the 2016 Du Quoin State Fair, before walking in the annual Twilight Parade. The ceremony signifies the official start of the 11 day Southern Illinois exhibition of agriculture. This year’s theme is “Producing Our Future.” “The Du Quoin State Fair is important because it shows off Southern Illinois and all the ...
Police Investigating Cairo Shooting, Two Injured
Friday, August 26, 2016 3:40 PM
An investigation is underway after a shooting early Friday morning in Cairo. Cairo Police Chief Arnold Burris told KFVS-TV the shooting happened at 1:14 am in the street near the intersection of Sycamore and 24th Streets. According to police, two people were taken to a local hospital for treament. 29-year-old Keyvaire Childress was reportedly shot multiple times and is in stable but ...
Du Quoin Fair Kicks off with Cow-Milking Contest
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:08 AM
A group of local celebrities will kick off this year's Du Quoin State Fair with a cow-milking contest. Fair officials said Tuesday that the inaugural Moo Moo Classic is scheduled for Thursday at the fairgrounds. The celebrity who can get the most milk from a dairy cow in three minutes will be declared the winner. Among the contestants are State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon and state Rep. Terri ...
Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts Warmer Winter
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:35 AM
If the latest technology doesn't satisfy you, a 225-year-old weather prognosticator might. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Ohio Valley regional outlook will be "warmer than normal, with slightly below normal precipitation." Specifically, the just-released publication calls for a colder than normal November, followed by a December that is 8 degrees above average, with below ...
Gas Prices Go Up Ahead of Labor Day Weekend
Monday, August 22, 2016 8:13 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen almost 11 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16 a gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased almost 4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.16 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Prices yesterday were 37 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago, but are 17 ...
Du Quoin State Fair Unveils New Website
Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:53 PM
The Du Quoin State Fair has announced a new and improved website just in time for fairgoers to start planning their trip to the 2016 fair. The website www.duquoinstatefair.net features has a new layout, new features, and is now easier for fairgoers to access on their mobile devices, with the fair just 40 days away. Du Quoin State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon said, "This revamped website is ...
Lane Shift through November on I-57
Monday, March 28, 2016 6:20 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of a lane shift on I-57 in Union and Johnson Counties. Beginning Monday, all traffic on I-57 from just south of the Interstate 24 interchange (mile point 44) to just north of the Illinois 146 interchange (mile point 30) will be shifted to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for ...
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