Franklin County Ameren Plans A Power Outage in West City By Brad Palmer • Feb 12, 2018 Ameren will conduct a planned power outage starting late Tuesday night in the Franklin County village of West City. Franklin County Authorities Seek Help in Finding Suspects By Brad Palmer • Dec 5, 2017 Franklin County Sheriff's Dept. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help with a fraud investigation. Deputies say the case involves a Franklin County resident that was traveling and stopped at a gas station in Princeton, Kentucky. Two Southern Illinois Courthouses Reopen After Bomb Threat By Brad Palmer & Jennifer Fuller • Sep 27, 2017 Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Two southern Illinois courthouses re-opened Wednesday after a bomb threat. Proposed Sales Tax Hike in Franklin Co. Would Fund New Courthouse By Brad Palmer • Jan 17, 2017 Franklin County Franklin County voters will get a chance to decide if they want a sales tax increase to build a new courthouse. The county's Board of Commissioners approved placing a one percent sales tax increase on the April 4th ballot. Construction Trades Training Coming Back To Franklin Co. By Brad Palmer & LaKendria Kenner • Apr 14, 2016 After a long absence, students in Franklin County will once again have access to training in the construction trades. Franklin County Warns of Counterfeit Checks By Brad Palmer • Jan 13, 2016 Franklin County officials are warning local businesses to watch out for counterfeit checks. Two Dead After Rend Lake Incident By The Associated Press • Dec 30, 2014 Google Maps Authorities in southern Illinois say a man and his 13-year-old grandson are dead after a boating incident on Rend Lake. Hazmat Crews Called to Franklin County By Jennifer Fuller • Jul 10, 2014 Hazardous materials teams were called to an accident in Franklin County Wednesday, and remained on the scene early Thursday morning trying to contain and clean up the spill.