Shimkus Statement on Status of Immigration Debate

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement on the status of immigration reform in Congress: “I’ve always said that securing our borders must be the first step in reforming our broken immigration system, and both bills originally slated to be considered by the House this week would have provided the funds necessary to…Read more…

Crossville man surrenders at Carmi Police Department Thursday

28 year old Jeffery Goff of Crossville turned himself in at the Carmi Police Department Thursday night on a White County warrant for failure to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended.  Goff was processed at the White County Jail, and was later released after posting a $500 bond.Read more…

White County Democrats hold June meeting

The White County Democrats held their monthly meeting last night, June 21st, 2018, at the White County Fairgrounds. In discussion were the upcoming golf scramble, which is scheduled for next Saturday, June 30th, at the Carmi Country Club. All are welcome to come and play. Local democrat candidates and elected officials will be in attendance.…Read more…

NCOE School Board passes budget

The NCOE Board of Education recently held a public hearing June 21st and passed the 2017-2018 amended budget. During the regularly scheduled board meeting that followed, the minutes and the bills for the month were approved as presented. Prairie Farms will once again provide milk for the 2018-2019 school year. CRS OneSource was awarded the…Read more…

IFB Statement Regarding House Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the House passage of the 2018 farm bill. “Our members are pleased to see the House’s action today on the 2018 farm bill. Illinois farmers face daunting challenges in a declining farm economy and a dim outlook when it comes to…Read more…

Unemployment Rate Continues Falling in All Metro Areas

Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in May in all of Illinois’s metropolitan areas, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Data also show nonfarm jobs increased in eleven of the metropolitan areas. “For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate is…Read more…

Carmi Police arrest two on Wednesday

Carmi Police made two separate warrant arrests on Wednesday. 32 year old Richard Ott of Carmi was taken into custody at 2:32 pm after being seen riding a bike in the 700 block of Sixth Street.  Ott was wanted on a White County warrant for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.  He…Read more…

Carmi Township to begin roadwork this month

Carmi Township Road District will begin milling up roads the end of June, weather permitting. The roads will have to settle for a couple weeks before the oil and chipping can be completed. There may also be a few delays or detours, so please be patient and drive carefully. This will include parts of the…Read more…

State Police conduct NITE patrol in Wabash and Edwards Counties

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of a Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrol in Wabash and Edwards Counties during June. This NITE patrol allowed the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations, especially between the hours of…Read more…

ISP District 19 conducts Roadside Safety Check in Gallatin County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held in Gallatin County from late night 06/15/2018 to early morning 06/16/2018. The RSC was conducted at Illinois Route 1 and Illinois Route 13, by District 19 officers. Violations Enforcement Activity: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)…Read more…

FMH presents June Employee of the Month

Pictured is Emily Bruce (right) being presented the June Employee of the Month plaque by Kristin Boldt, Business Office Manager (left). Every month, Fairfield Memorial Hospital honors an employee who has demonstrated exceptional customer service and care.   Emily Bruce, who works in our Admitting Department, has been named the June Employee of the Month.…Read more…

Carmi man hospitalized following assault Monday night

  Monday night, Carmi Police received two calls about assaults that they now say are related. At 9:37 pm, dispatch received a 911 call about two intoxicated males who had attacked Jonathan Smith in the area of 5th Street and the 5th Street market.  Just minutes later, a separate call was received about a man…Read more…

IECC Board of Trustees Meeting – June 19, 2018

As a part of IECC’s commitment to provide a safe and crime free college environment, and in accordance with the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008, the Board approved the Violence Prevention Plan and Emergency Response Plans for each college at the regular meeting, Tuesday, June 19th, at Olney Central College. These plans outline violence…Read more…