The Legend Of Nash The Pig

By Leah Williams [email protected] He goes by many names but one thing is for sure, he has captured a lot of attention. A runaway pig has taken up residence in Nashville, and over the last few weeks, the elusive swine has dodged multiple attempts to catch him and prompting hundreds of social media posts and…

13 COVID-19 Cases Now Reporting

The health department said on Tuesday, September 8, that 13 New lab-confirmed cases of COVID have been reported in Washington County since Friday: • Age 10-15: 1 Female • 20s: 3 Females • 30s: 2 Females; 2 Males • 40s: 2 Females • 60s: 1 Female; 1 Male • 70s: 1 Male   Isolation and…

Body Found In Trenton Identified As Kentucky Woman

The body found in Trenton has been identified as a Kentucky woman, according to state police. As of late Thursday, September 3, 2020, officials with Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 8 have positively identified the body located on August 28, 2020 in the ditch of the Illinois Route 160 on-ramp…

Health Department Urges Businesses To Keep Customers Safe During Labor Day Weekend

Environmental Health Director Will Summers said in an email addressed to restaurants and food establishments in the county that their cooperation in curbing coronavirus spread efforts are appreciated. “We’re entering an important weekend holiday with a heightened awareness of the importance of keeping our customers safe from this growing epidemic,” Summers said.  “I regret we…

COVID Cases Rise By Seven Over Two Days, Total Reaches 128

The Washington County Health Department has learned that there were seven new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the last 48 hours. The cases include a male in his 20s, a female in her 20s, a male in his 30s, a male in his 40s, a female in her 50s, a male in his 50s and…

Rep. Meier Urges Governor to Change Method for Implementing COVID Restrictions

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is urging the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Governor Pritzker to utilize hospitalization data instead of using a flawed method of new positive cases being reported. In addition, Meier is encouraging the hospitality industry and other businesses impacted by the Governor’s recent restrictions to write IDPH and the…

Community Profile: Schomaker Distillery

Everything Is Local At Schomaker Distillery By Leah Williams photos by Charles Guffey What started as a side business and an opportunity to drink with friends has steamrolled into an outdoor entertaining destination. Schomaker Distillery in rural Nashville has grown from in the couple of years since owner Ross Schomaker first started slinging his own…

Five COVID-19 Cases Now Reporting, 10 Considered Currently Active

The Washington County Health Department is reporting five new cases of COVID-19, the organization said on Wednesday, September 2. The residents include a male in his late teens, a female in her late teens, a female in her 20s and two females in their 30s. Additional cases have been released from isolation orders and are…

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