(Hillsboro) Area first responders are asking residents to use caution this holiday weekend in terms of the area’s waterways. While places along the Big River have been treacherous at certain times this spring and summer, the river levels could get pretty high with the recent rainfall. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says combining that with a holiday weekend, and you just never know how busy it may be.
Lieutenant Colonel Tim Whitney says many of those that are injured or have drowned on the Big River are not from the area.
Four individuals have drowned along the Big River in the last two months.