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Sept. 18, 2019

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Paris Police Department Sept. 16, at 12:19 p.m., a hit and run occurred at 240 West Wood Street. Involved was a 2001 Buick Park Avenue driven by Jonathan T. Murray, 23, of 412 Sutherland and a …

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Paris Police Department Sept. 16, at 10:27 a.m., Amanda L. Fulford, 33, 424 E. Edgar, was issued city ordinance citation-truancy. Fulford was given a city court date.
Sept. 16, 2019

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Paris Police Department Sept. 13, at 11:37 a.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at the intersection of Stratton Drive and a private drive. The first vehicle involved was a 2003 Toyota …
Sept. 13, 2019

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Paris Police Department Sept. 12, at 4:29 p.m., Matthew M. Morgan, 30, of Charleston, was arrested at 603 West Arthur and charged with battery. Morgan was transported to the Edgar County Jail …
Sept. 12, 2019

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Paris Police Department Sept. 11, at 12:09 a.m., Johnathan T. Wells, 26, 211 Kimble, was stopped at Sheriff and Chestnut and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Wells was released …
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Joan Hills

CASEY – Joan Vale Hills, 87, of Casey, and formerly of Martinsville, passed away at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at her home. A graveside funeral service and burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday, …

Chester Higginbotham

Chester Dale “Bud” Higginbotham, 87, of rural Paris, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Life’s Journey. He was a farmer. A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at …

Joleen Spires

MARSHALL – Joleen Spires, 81, of Marshall, passed away at noon Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. A service honoring her life is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the First Christian Church, with Pastors Gary …

Judy Budd

CASEY – Judith Ilene Black Budd, 77, of Casey, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at her home.  A funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Macedonia Baptist …

Michael McHenry

Michael W. McHenry, 69, of Sanctuary Point, New South Wales, Australia, and formerly of Paris, passed away Sept. 11, 2019, at his home. All services and burial are in Australia. Mr. McHenry …

Edmund Sheehy

Edmund Joseph Sheehy, 73, of Paris, passed away at 1:57 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Horizon Health Paris Hospital. He was a farmer.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be …

Paul Miller

Paul Edwin Miller, 77, of Paris, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at his residence. He was retired after more than 30 years as a service technician for GTE, and worked several …

Roxy Jamison

Roxy Suzanne Jamison, 80,of Paris, passed away at 12:31 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Twin Lakes Rehab and Health Care Center. Her first job was picking strawberries at Rhoads Strawberry …

Genevieve Mazely

Genevieve Mazely, 95, of Paris, passed away at 8:58 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in her residence.  At her request, there are no services. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the …
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Artfest is art-rageously fun

Something special happened last weekend at Twin Lakes Park – art appreciation in the community got a big kick in the pants. An Artfest for children was a free opportunity for youth to explore …

NAL creates scholarship at Lake Land

North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) recently signed a gift agreement with the Lake Land College Foundation to provide funding for an annual NAL Scholarship for Excellence. “North American …

Crestwood Oks budget

The Crestwood Community Unit School District 4 school board approved the 2019-2020 budget during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the school. The district’s finances continue to …

Cown prison-bound for probation violation

A local man will be spending a couple of years in prison for not obeying his probation sentence for a felony drug conviction. Donald W. Cown, 46, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his …

Death investigation results in arrest

The investigation into the suicide death of Keanna Taylor has resulted in an arrest. Jesse Lewsader of the Paris Police Department confirmed Friday afternoon he took Spencer Haley, 28, into …

Area businesses promote 2019 Route 1 Road Trip

CHRISMAN – Chrisman businesses Hidden Garden, Callie’s Corner and American Country Collection are partnering with other businesses for the Route 1 Road Trip Sept. 20 and 21. The event …

Hefner trial date moved back

The defense asked for a postponement in the criminal trial of Justin Hefner that was scheduled to start Sept. 17. Hefner appeared in custody for what was supposed to be a final pretrial conference …

Wenz Dine and Dance

There’s a much-quoted proverb found in Paris Union School District 95 schools and offices emphasizing the importance of community involvement to raise a child. Anyone looking for proof of the …

ReStored Hope opens

he Paris square gained a new shop and the Hope House gained a revenue source last weekend with the grand opening of ReStored Hope Sept. 7 at 128 N. Main St. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended …

Paris has a new police officer

Cody Jewell, a native of Paris, took the opportunity to come back home, and was sworn in as a new officer for the Paris Police Department by Mayor Craig Smith at this week’s city council session, …