School Board Rehires Staff and Announces Tenure

School Board Closed Session Actions   The Carmi White County Unit 5 School Board took a number of actions during the closed session that followed Monday’s regular school board meeting. That included placing Melissa Dartt. Brittany Griffin, Jean McGarvey, Jara Mitchell, Tina Mosier and Ariana Watts on tenure beginning the 2019/2020 school year. Rachel Attebury,…Read more…

Baseball and Softball Broadcast Schedule

Baseball and Softball Broadcast Schedule   The Carmi White County High School spring baseball and softball season will get underway later this month, as will WROY’s broadcasting schedule. WROY Am 1460 and 92.1 FM will broadcast the softball game against Benton on Friday, March 22. The following Wednesday, March 27 there will be softball against…Read more…

Historical Society Plant Sale

Historical Society Plant Sale   The White County Historical Society released additional information about the May plant sale. The sale will be held Saturday, May 4. A spokesperson for the Historical Society asked local residents as they begin to work in gardens, to keep in mind the Historical Society could use donations. Herbs, bulbs, shrubs,…Read more…

Carmi Council Meets Tonight

City Council Meeting Tuesday   The Carmi City Council will meet at 5:30 Tuesday for what could be a lengthy meeting as there are a number of items on the agenda. That includes a request to consider rescheduling the Tuesday, April 2 meeting to avoid a conflict with the Consolidated Elections. The Carmi Kiwanis Club…Read more…

Enfield Village Board Meeting Tonight

Enfield Village Board Meets Tuesday   The third Tuesday of each month is a busy evening for WROY/WRUL News as there are usually three meetings that evening, including the Carmi City Council, the Hamilton County Board and Enfield Village Board. WROY/WRUL News strives to have reporters at each of those meetings with reports the following…Read more…

Hamilton County Board Meets Tonight

Hamilton County Board Meeting   The Hamilton County Board has a full agenda to cover at its 6 o’clock meeting this Tuesday night. Old business includes an ordinance covering remote attendance of county board members along with a lease agreement between the county and the University of Illinois Extension. New business includes an administrative services…Read more…

4-H serves Over 800 Pork Chops

4-H Serves Over 800 Pork Chops at Annual Fundraiser The White County 4-H had an excellent turnout for their annual pork chop dinner fundraiser Saturday evening. More than 800 dinners were served during the three-hour fundraiser. With the support from the people in White County, 4-H continues to be a vital part of this community.…Read more…

Busy Meeting for Carmi White County School Board

Carmi White County School Board The board members decided to invite Paul Lunsford of Lunsford Architects and Tom Crabtree, a director with Stifel, Nicholas and Company, who have been discussing plans to either renovate or replace the three elementary school buildings, to the April 15th school board meeting to discuss the situation further. They said…Read more…

Carmi Woman Busted on Meth Charges

Carmi Woman Busted on Meth Charges   Diane Strong, 65, 1152 County Road 700 East was busted on meth charges following a traffic stop by Carmi Police Sunday evening.   Strong was stopped at Cherry and Jessup Street around 5:30 after authorities noted she was a revoked driver. A check of Strong’s belongings, including her…Read more…

Carmi Teen Busted for Leaving Scene of Crash

Carmi Teen Busted for Leaving Scene of Crash   A Carmi teen is facing multiple charges after he crashed Friday night, causing local police to shut down a portion of Main Street and City Crews having to repair a downed power pole.   Tylor E. Taylor, 19 of 848 County Road 750 East, Carmi is…Read more…

Varsity Softball and Baseball Underway

Varsity Softball and Baseball   The Carmi White County High School Softball and baseball season are just about to get underway. The softball team was in action this past weekend as they traveled to Fairfield for a 10 o’clock start Saturday. The softball ladies will now play at home on the 22nd as they host…Read more…

Submissions Needed for Visual Arts Competition

Submissions Needed for Visual Arts Competition   The Carmi League of Arts is seeking submissions for its first annual White County Visual Arts Competition to be held on Friday, April 12.   Adults from White County and students of the Carmi-White County School district are eligible for this juried show.   The theme for the…Read more…

AIDS Walk Team in Memory of Carmi Resident

AIDS Walk Team formed in memory of Carmi resident Wally Paynter and Elizabeth Taylor, both of Carmi, are walking in memory of their mother Patricia Paynter in the Southern IL AIDS Walk this  Saturday. The 20th annual walk is at 11am at the SIUC Newman Center, 715 S. Washington Street in Carbondale.   Each year…Read more…

International Adoption Tops Kiwanis Meeting

International Adoption Tops Kiwanis Meeting Bart and Megan King presented the program for Kiwanis March 14, 2019. They shared the details of their multi-year journey to adopt their sweet little girl, Esther. Bart began their presentation by explaining that there was no way that he could separate their adoption journey from his and Megan’s faith…Read more…

Carmi White County School Meeting Tonight

Carmi White County School Board Meeting This Week   The Carmi White County Unit 5 School Board will meet for what appears to be a busy agenda at 7 tonight. The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Attendance Center new building. The board will be looking at revisions of board policies, along with a…Read more…