Unit 5 School Board Makes New Hires

At Monday night’s Carmi White County School Board meeting, they approved applying for a Three Circles Ag Grant. This grant helps recruit and retain high quality ag teachers by compensating them for working an additional 60 days or 400 hours outside the normal classroom day. It’s a 50/50 matching grant that allows for additional salary…Read more…

White County Relay for Life Tops 2018 Goal

Goal achieved.  The 2018 White County Relay for Life has been labeled a financial success, according to co-chairwoman Patty Hodgson.  Over the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals hosted a Relay for Life Day and many from White County were in attendance.  With the totals in from ticket sales to that game, Hodgson says the White…Read more…

Rush Sentenced to Seven Years in White County Court

In White County court Monday, 28 year old Ricky Rush learned his sentence.  Rush was convicted of a class 2 felony for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.  He’ll spend the next 7 years behind bars, followed by 2 years of parole.  Rush will also be responsible for court costs.  The Grayville Police…Read more…

Carmi Police Make Two Arrests over the Weekend

  22 year old Anthony Parrish of Carmi has another court date following his arrest over the weekend.  Carmi Police was arrested Saturday afternoon on the corner of Sycamore and 9th Street.  Parrish was wanted on a Wabash County warrant for failure to appear and was also cited for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.…Read more…

CWC Unit 5 School Board Meets Tonight

Scott Mareing will have the Carmi White County School Board covered this evening for WROY News.  The School Board will hear Superintendent Lee’s monthly report.  The board will also consider approval of a 3 Circles Ag Grant which would compensate Ag teachers for working an additional 60 days or 400 hours outside the normal classroom…Read more…

Two Tri State Men Jailed, Caught Driving Impaired by InSP 

Two Tri State men spent a portion of their weekends behind bars after getting caught driving impaired by Indiana State Police. 30 year old Dennis Banks of Crossville was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Old US 50 near Wheatland after he drove past a “Road Closed” sign.  Banks was reported to have a Blood…Read more…

Harrisburg Man Rescued from Drain Culvert Saturday Morning

A Harrisburg man is safe after having to be rescued early Saturday morning.  Saline County Sheriff’s authorities say 41 year old David K. Duffy was trapped in a culvert drain near 100 Public Street in Muddy.  It was just before 10:30 Saturday morning when dispatchers received the call. After locating Duffy within an approximately 14…Read more…

Righter’s New Harmony Bridge Legislation Gets Governor Signature

State Senator Dale Righter is celebrating a political win for southeastern Illinois involving legislation he helped carry through the Senate.  Senate Bill 2804 was signed by Governor Rauner Sunday and goes into effect immediately.  The law reflects a combined effort to reopen the New Harmony Bridge.  It will help create a commission in Illinois that…Read more…

White County Historical Society Seeking Volunteers

The White County Historical Society August board meeting covered plans for fall events and museum repairs as well as routine business. The August 4 and 5 museum openings which coincided with other Illinois museum openings for the state Bicentennial did not draw large attendance from out of town but several local residents were in attendance.…Read more…

Kiwanis President Holly Healy Releases Tentative 2018 Corn Day Schedule

Friday, October 12: 5:30pm- Carmi Women’s Charity Club Pageants at CWCHS 5:30pm- Corn Hole Tournament at First Mid Bank Parking Lot 7:00pm- Christian music entertainment on Main Stage Saturday, October 13: 8:15am Candy Corn Run hosted by The Guardian Center (Begins at First Christian Church) 10am- Pet Parade 10am – 2pm Car Show in First…Read more…

Southeastern Illinois College Summer President/Vice President List

Southeastern Illinois College has announced the President’s and Vice President’s lists for the summer 2018 semester. To be eligible for the President’s and Vice President’s lists, students must take a total of six credit hours in the summer and 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to having a stellar grade…Read more…

Carmi Police Captures Littlefield, Make Other Arrests

A man with addresses in both Marion and Norris City that led Carmi Police on a chase in early August was captured yesterday morning.  56 year old Harold Littlefield was found Tuesday morning at the residence of Jerry Lamont on Maple Street.  Littlefield was taken into custody and has been charged on a warrant for…Read more…

R Energy of Carmi Thief Who Stole More than $800,000 Sentenced

A former Evansville man that bilked R Energy of Carmi out of more than $800,000 has been sentenced to almost 4 years in prison.  The Department of Justice says 62 year old Kent Cutchin now of Gilbertsville, Kentucky pled guilty to possessing forged securities, money laundering and filing false tax returns.  Between December of 2011…Read more…