TWO FATALITIES IN ACCIDENT AT BEAVER CREEK BRIDGE
Early Thursday morning, Bond County Sheriff's Officers, Illinois State Police, Keyesport First Responders and Bond County EMS responded to a call of an accident with 2 fatalities at Beaver Creek Bridge. The two victims were Brian E. Ennen, 30, of Keyesport and Kevin E. Ennen, 36, of Greenville. According to the Illinois State Police, Kevin was the driver while Brian was the passenger. The truck was westbound on route 143 when the driver lost control and traveled off the round to the right then steered back over the road to the left and overturned into trees.
PHOTO OF TRUCK AT MICK’S TOWING
FIRST RECYCLING COMMITTEE MEETING WAS HELD AT COURTHOUSE
Tuesday night was the first meeting of the Recycling Committee for Bond County. There are nine committee members on the board with residents from Greenville, Pocahontas and Sorento. Everyone brings various backgrounds related to recycling from a Bio Mass Economist to a stay-at-home mother to a college professor, just to name a few.
Committee members elected Linda Peters Chairman, Carolyn Peterson Vice-Chairman and Corky Hutchinson Secretary. It was agreed to meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 PM, at the courthouse. Various ideas were passed around on where the committee needs to focus until money can be spent during the next fiscal year, which begins December 1st. The consensus was that more education on recycling needs to be available to the community.
Also present at the meeting was David Doty with Doty Sanitation who announced that he had bought a new recycling bin, which will soon replace the current bin in Greenville. The next Recycling Committee meeting will be May 27th, at 7:30 PM.
ILLINOIS DENIED FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
The federal government has denied Illinois' request for federal assistance for 15 southern Illinois counties affected by severe flooding in March. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Andrew Velasquez III recently received the notice and responded by saying, "It's very disappointing that FEMA failed to recognize the devastating impact this flood had on so many lives in southern Illinois." Emergency managers in each of the 15 counties will be contacted to determine if additional damage has been identified that could support a state appeal of this decision.