Joppa http://wkms.org en Olmsted Dam Work Proceeding with Target Completion Date 2020 http://wkms.org/post/olmsted-dam-work-proceeding-target-completion-date-2020 <p>It was 1987 when the Corps of Engineers formally recommended to Congress that a new dam be built near Olmsted, Illinois. The Olmsted Locks and Dam would replace old wicket dams between Paducah and Metropolis and between Joppa and Olmsted. It's a massive project in an erratically flowing river. The locks were finished long ago. Today, we get an update on the building of the dam and learn more about the controversial construction method being used for the dam, called "in-the-wet." Kate Lochte speaks with Olmsted Division Chief Mike Braden of the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p><em>Listen to the conversation:</em></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:02:31 +0000 Kate Lochte 41113 at http://wkms.org Olmsted Dam Work Proceeding with Target Completion Date 2020 Two Drown in Massac County http://wkms.org/post/two-drown-massac-county <p></p><p>Rescue squads recovered the bodies of two Joppa Illinois men who drowned in the Ohio River last night. Officials say 26-year-old Brian Burkhead drowned while swimming and his 50-year-old uncle, Vince Snell also drowned while attempting to rescue Burkhead. The two men were swimming in the Hillerman area of Massac county. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:44:39 +0000 Drew Adams 20388 at http://wkms.org Two Drown in Massac County Afternoon Round-Up 6/15/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-61512 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/06/15/155083123/forest-boy-is-a-hoax-police-say">It turns out he&#39;s not a 17-year-old boy who was living in the woods with his father until dad died &mdash; the story he told German police. He&#39;s a 20-year-old Dutch man with personal problems.</a></p><p><strong>Regional Headlines:</strong></p><p>Joppa Illinois&#39; coal-fired power plant will <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/energy-electric-inc-lay-44">shed nearly four dozen jobs</a> in the next two months.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:48:18 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18408 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/15/12 Energy Electric Inc. to lay off 44 http://wkms.org/post/energy-electric-inc-lay-44 <p>Joppa Illinois&#39; coal-fired power plant will shed nearly four dozen jobs in the next two months. Energy Electric Inc. President Bill Sheppard says 19 of the 44 job cuts will be management personnel.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:26:34 +0000 AP 18406 at http://wkms.org Energy Electric Inc. to lay off 44