Local News

The recent severe winter weather experienced throughout the southwest area of the United States is a clear reminder that we should plan ahead for inclement weather according to Christian County Sheriff  Bruce  Kettelkamp. 

Sheriff Kettelkamp says that during periods of severe weather conditions there is an increased burden on the 911 communications system as a result of vehicle accidents and medical calls. These create incidents can result in a significantly reduced response times by first responders.

Due to the potential risks, it may be necessary to close roads throughout the county. Residents of Christian County are reminded of the Snow Emergency Level ordinance put into effect last year. The Ordinance for the Establishment of Snow Emergency Levels defines what a snow emergency means. There are three levels in the ordinance

Level 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously and travel only if necessary.  Drivers may be ticketed and vehicles may be towed if abandoned on the roads thereby hindering emergency operation.

Level 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and may be icy. This means that only people with a real and important need to be out on the roads and streets should do so. Drivers may be ticketed and vehicles may be towed if abandoned on the roads thereby hindering emergency operation.

Level 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel.  No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. Drivers may be ticketed and vehicles may be towed if abandoned on the roads thereby hindering emergency operation.

 
Main Office:
217-824-3395