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Apr 13th, 2015

  



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Carmi police respond to four vehicle accident on Thursday 5/22

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 22nd, 2015

A line of cars sustain damage on Oak St.



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NCOE hires new basketball coach at May Board meeting.

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 21st, 2015

Evan Wyllie of Morris, IL hired to replace Bryon Graven.



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White County Police Reports 5/20/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 20th, 2015

Carmi woman booked for disorderly conduct, deer accident reported.



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Mt. Carmel Police Reports 5/20/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 21st, 2015

Mt. Carmel Police Department arrest three on warrants.



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Carmi City Council Breezes Through Tuesday 5/19 Meeting

By: WROYWRULNews
May 19th, 2015

It took of all 13 minutes to breeze through a quick Carmi City Council Meeting Tuesday night.  After approving and authorizing minutes, financials and vendor invoices, aldermen considered and approved 4 docket items.  The mayor made a few comments and the council heard from one guest before adjourning.  



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CWC School Board Meeting Report - May 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 19th, 2015

New buses leased by district, many new employees hired. 



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US 41 and I-64 in Gibson County to have short closures

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 19th, 2015

Roadways to experince two 15 minute closures on Tuesday afternoon.



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Carmi Police Department Reports 5/19/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 19th, 2015

Two arrested for driving on suspended licenses, police respond to accident on Main St.



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Illinois State Police Responds to Report of a Suspicious Package

By: WROYWRULNews
May 18th, 2015

Just before noon, Illinois State Police blocked off streets surrounding the object. Illinois Secretary of State Police Bomb Techs arrived at the scene and determined the object was not a threat just before 3 pm. 
This is a picture of the object following the all clear given



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ISP conducts special patrols over weekend

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 18th, 2015

ACE patrol conducted in Wabash County on Friday, sTEP enforcement on Sunday in Wayne County.



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Gourmet Food Extravaganza hosted by Hamilton Memorial Hospital Auxillary

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Dec 31st, 1969

Auxillary Fundraiser to take place in McLeansboro on Thursday, May 21.



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White County Police Reports 5/18/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 18th, 2015

Sheriff's Department investigates gas theft, Carmi Police make traffic stop arrest.



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Phelps backs property tax freeze.

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 18th, 2015

Rep. Brandon Phelps co-sponsor of HB 695, which would freeze Illinois property tax rates.



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Boil Order issued for Burnt Prairie residents

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Dec 31st, 1969

A boil order has been issued for all Burnt Prairie water customers until further notice. 



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4th Annual Crossville Veteran's Memorial Barbecue Cookoff Results

By: WROYWRULNews
May 16th, 2015

Reigning overall champ (Rural Route BBQ) from Hamilton County defends title in a tie with a barbecuer (John's Smokin BBQ) from Francisco, Indiana



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IDOT announces Illinois 141 closure

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 15th, 2015

Closure to begin May 26.



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce purchases CEO program for White County schools

By: WROY/WRUL news
May 15th, 2015

Two new business welcomed at Thursday night meeting.



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Carmi man killed in accident on Route 130

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 15th, 2015

Andrew Snyder of Carmi dies in accident involving semi in Edwards County.



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Cisne woman killed in Wednesday night accident

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 14th, 2015

ISP announces Cassandra L. Billington was killed in single vehicle accident on US 45 in Wayne County.



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Elastec Celebrates 25th Anniversary with new logo reveal

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 14th, 2015

The Carmi based company unveils new look logo in celebration of 25 years in business.



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Construction continues on Falcon Dr. in Carmi

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 14th, 2015

The road bed is ready, according to Mike Buckman



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SIC Special Board Meeting Report

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 14th, 2015

SIC Board has new turstees sworn in, accepts retirement of Dr. Dana Keating.



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Posey County Woman Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

By: WROYWRULNews
May 13th, 2015

At approximately 9:03 this morning, Trooper Brent Gramig was patrolling in Mt. Vernon when he stopped the driver of a 2005 Nissan at Vine and 9th Street for failing to signal. During the traffic stop the driver provided her identity; but for various reasons, Trooper Gramig believed she was giving false information.



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Carmi Police respond to pair of traffic accidents

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 14th, 2015

A pair of fender benders occur in the City of Carmi on Monday.



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Crop Report for April 14

By: Illinois Radio Network
Apr 14th, 2015

Soon enough, most Illinois farmers will be out standing in their fields and planting



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Two sentenced in White County Court.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 14th, 2015

States Attorney Denton Aud announces two individuals were sentenced to prison in White County on Monday, April 13.



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White County Historical Society Board Meeting Report

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 15th, 2015

The White County Historical Society Board held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 14.



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White County Police Reports for Tuesday 4/14/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 15th, 2015

Carmi couple arrested for domestic battery, man caught driving on suspended license.



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Carmi Police Report for March 30, 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 31st, 2015

Grayville Man arrested on Wabash County Warrant.



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February Unemployment Rates Released � Job Growth Uneven

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 31st, 2015

Despite the continued falling unemployment rate, an unsettling trend has revealed itself according to the latest Illinois Department of Employment Security numbers.  



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Offices Closed for Good Friday Observance

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 1st, 2015

Friday April 3 closures.



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White County Sheriff's Report for March 31

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 1st, 2015

Reward offered in oilfield theft, arrest in Maunie.



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Anna Bixby Directors Indicted

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 1st, 2015

Two women who head the Harrisburg based shelter charged with fraud, theft.



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White County Sheriff's Report for April 2, 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 3rd, 2015

Grayville man turns himself in.



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Norris City Village Board Meeting - April 2

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 3rd, 2015

TIF District approved, Brown resigns.



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Interview with Luke Sailer - IL Dept of Ag Bureau Chief of Business Services and Non State Fair Mgr

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 4th, 2015

Luke Sailer of Carmi is Governor Rauner's new Bureau Chief of Business Services & Non State Fair Manager of the fairgrounds in Springfield and DuQuoin under the Illinois Department of Agriculture heading. Jc Tinsley of WROY/WRUL media got a chance to catch up with Sailer for a fascinating look into life on the Rauner campaign, Sailer's new role, his take on politics and much more.



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White County Law Enforcement Report 4/3-4/5/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 6th, 2015

Sheriff's Department investigates stolen handgun, Carmi Police make DUI arrest.



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The Greatest Funeral in American History - a presentation of the White County Historical Society

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 7th, 2015

It was April 14th, 1865…Good Friday when John Wilkes Booth an actor and Confederate sympathizer changed the course of history forever.  The White County Historical Society held their annual Spring dinner Monday night and hosted Anthony Fleege, Associate Professor and Program Director for the Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Program at SIU-Carbondale.  Fleege took attendees on the lengthy funeral procession that followed President Lincoln’s assassination 150 years later



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White County Police Reports 4/7/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 7th, 2015

Enfield Police and the White County Sheriff's Department team up to chase down DUI driver.  Crossville man facing drug charges after arrest.



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Election Night Results-Recaps for White, Wayne and Hamilton Counties

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 7th, 2015

Recaps on contested races in White, Wayne and Hamilton Counties.



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Full White County Election Results

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 8th, 2015

Full White County Election Summary

Both Contested and Uncontested races are included in this summary



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Indiana State Police Chase ends in White River

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 29th, 2015

Monroe City man drives into river in attempt to elude arrest.



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New Harmony Man Develops Effective Buffalo Gnat Repellent

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 27th, 2015

Necessity is the mother of invention and that's just what brought Jim Spann, owner of the New Harmony Soap Company to create an all natural, effective repellent. In this interview, Spann discusses what buffalo gnats are, how they can be deadly to pets and livestock, why home remedies don't last long if they work at all, and he has a special offer just for WRUL listeners. Listen in and learn more.



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Carmi Police Department Reports 4/27/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 27th, 2015

FedEx deliveries stolen, Carbondale man busted with pot, two arrested on warrants.

Robert Gillespie was arrested for intent to distribute marijuana.



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ISP releases figures from Fairfield safety check

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 28th, 2015

District 19 troopers issue twenty citations during April 24 roadblock.



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White County Law Enforcement Reports 4/17-4/19/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 20th, 2015

Three reports of burglaries in White County. Criminal damage to Carmi man's pickup.  Indiana woman picked up on Failure to Report warrant. 



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State Police release reports on recent operations

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 24th, 2015

Special patrols yield results for District 19



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Carmi Public Library announces contest winners.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 24th, 2015

Winners announced in contests that were part of National Library Week celebration.



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Hubele participates in Illinois Farm Bureau conference

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 28th, 2015

Carmi 4-H member among 20 honored in Bloomington.



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Resolution Reached in State of IL v. Cameron Gunter

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 28th, 2015

White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud announced Tuesday afternoon a resolution has been reached in the State vs Cameron Gunter case.  Aud released a statement saying he’s spent hours pouring over evidence, examining witness statements and expert opinions.  He’s reviewed accident reconstruction reports, researching applicable law and speaking with law enforcement.  



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Illinois American Water Lifts Boil Water Order to Customers in Cave-In-Rock, Elizabethtown, Herod and Junction

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 13th, 2015

Illinois American Water has lifted the boil water order for customers in Cave-In-Rock, Elizabethtown, Herod and Junction. Crews have repaired the water main break which resulted in the boil water order.



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Carmi Rotary Club Meeting For Thursday March 12

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 13th, 2015

At Thursday's Carmi Rotary Club meeting, members discussed the previous weekend's trivia contest.



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University Chiefs Say Cost of Budget Cuts Could Be Dramatic

By: Associated Press
Mar 13th, 2015

The presidents of several public universities say Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut higher education funding by nearly $400 million would lead to significant setbacks at campuses. Comments from SIU and EIU Presidents



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New Season For Hunting Licenses Starts April 1

By: Associated Press
Mar 5th, 2015

Illinois officials are reminding hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts to renew their state licenses. The new license year begins April 1 for hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation.



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First Bank hosting Spring Fling event; welcoming participants

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 5th, 2015

First Bank to host Cornhole Tournament at Carmi Chamber of Commerce supported "Spring Fling" March 28



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Hamilton County sends two to DOC.`

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 20th, 2015

Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood has announced that two individuals have been sentenced to time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  



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Charges Filed in Eldorado Stabbing Death

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 21st, 2015

 Photo courtesy of Saline County Sheriff's Dept

56 year old Rodney E. Black of Eldorado has been formally charged in Saline County Circuit Court.  



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Carmi Woman sentenced in Domestic Battery Case

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 21st, 2015

54 year old Karen Sue Miller to serve 2 years.



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Carmi-White County School Board Meeting Report for 4/20/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 21st, 2015

Board approves agreement to appropriate sales tax funds. Special Board meeting announced for May 4, 2015.



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Update McLeansboro Man Wanted in Marion Murder Captured in Carmi

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 21st, 2015

 

A 34 year old McLeansboro man is behind bars after a tip lead Illinois State Police, a Tactical Response Team, Carmi PD and White County Sheriff’s authorities to his location at an apartment in Carmi Tuesday at around 1:37pm.  



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First Bank Makes Donation to Carmi-White County Schools

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 21st, 2015

Last week, First Bank donated $600 to Carmi-White County Schools.



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Mt. Vernon Man Arrested after Battering Girlfriend

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Dec 31st, 1969

A 26 year old Mt. Vernon, Indiana man is behind bars and charged with domestic battery, intimidation and 2 counts of residential entry, all felony counts.  



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New Harmony Authorities Searching for Man Following Break in and Burglary

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 21st, 2015

42 year old Richard L. Little is wanted for questioning by New Harmony Police following a break in and burglary at the Working Men’s Institute at 407 Tavern Street.  It was around 12:37am early Tuesday morning when an alarm was reported at the museum.  



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Carmi man falls in mine trespass accident.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2015

Carmi man taken to hospital following second incident on mine property.



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Carmi City Council Report 4/21/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2015

City changes time of meetings to 5:30.  Fire Department changes tabled.



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Stanart Retains Alderman Post following Ping Pong Draw to Break Tie

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 22nd, 2015

He won a tie breaker Wednesday morning against his challenger Dale Biggerstaff.  After the April 7th election, both men had collected 86 votes each.  Mary Anne Hopfinger, Hamilton County Clerk since December of 2006 said she’d never had an election race end in a tie and wanted to check with the state board of elections on how to settle the draw.



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Wabash Co. School Bus in Carmi fender bender.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2015

A pickup truck collided with a stopped schoolbus at East Carmi railroad crossing.



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Thomas appears in Williamson County Court

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2015

The McLeansboro man captured Tuesday in Carmi faces three counts of First Degree Murder.



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***UPDATE***Formal Charges Filed Against Barry Lindsey

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 22nd, 2015

Barry Lindsey, 72, of Carmi is in the White County Jail this morning in relation to the shooting of Eugene Lindsey last night in Carmi.



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West Salem woman pleads guilty to embezzlement charge.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 23rd, 2015

Rachel J Knasinski faces up to 30 years in federal prison.



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ISP District 19 issues March Enforcement Report

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 23rd, 2015

Illinois State Police issue 517 citations in District 19 during March 2015



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Carmi Police Reports for 4/23/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 23rd, 2015

Carmi resident reports stolen bike, fender bender in Huck's parking lot.



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Dr. Karsten Slater of Wabash General talks Sports Medicine with Kiwanis

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 23rd, 2015

Dr. Karsten Slater, a Sports Medicine Physician was brought into Wabash General Hospital during the summer of 2012. He, along with Dr Fullop and Dr Miller, two Physician Assistants, Chelsea Hon and Tori Barnes, and four Certified Athletic Trainers, are the nucleus of the WGH Sports Medicine Department. The department now provides the sports medicine needs of 7 area high schools and Wabash Valley Junior College. Dr. Slater spoke with the Carmi Kiwanis Club on Thursday.



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Unemployment rates remain low throughout southeastern Illinois in March

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 23rd, 2015

Unemployment rates remained low in March throughout southeastern Illinois, all seeing decreases of a point to two points in over the year changes.  



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Industrial Drive Expansion Progress Made

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 24th, 2015

Commuters in and around Carmi will have a new roadway to utilize in the next couple months if the weather cooperates.  City Supervisor Mike Buckman says the Industrial Drive expansion project is coming along.



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White County Police Reports 4/24/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 24th, 2015

CWC student caught with pot, deputies respond to deer accident on Epworth Road.



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Stocke speaks to Rotary about Carmi Farmer's Market

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 24th, 2015

Ruth and Lanny Stocke were the Rotary Club's guests for the April 23 meeting. 



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White County Police reports 5/13/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 13th, 2015

White County law enforcement agencies respond to fender bender and deer accident.



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A Classic Retiring from Rice Motors

By: WROYWRULNews
May 13th, 2015

(Pictured left to right:  Todd Rice, Sandy Russell, Scott Rice)

Rice Motors has been located at 1306 West Main in Carmi since 1971 after the dealership’s location in the 300 block burned.  Sandy Russell began her career a year later in 1972 and is retiring this month after 34 years working the front office at Rice Motors.  



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White County Police Reports 5/12/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 12th, 2015

Sheriff's Department investigates burglary in Crossville, traffic accident in front of Washington school.



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Grayville City Council Report 5/12/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 12th, 2015

New Council memebers sworn in, pool fundraiser announced.

Front l-r:Commissioner David Jordan, Mayor Joe Bisch, Commissioner Andrew Brock, Back: Commissioner Bob Stroud, Commissioner Josh Downs.



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Local artists among winners at RLC Art Show.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 20th, 2015

Two local artists were honored on Friday at Rend Lake College’s Student Art Show.  Sue Good of McLeansboro took home Best of Show honors for her piece titled “Path of Destruction” Good also was awarded the RLC Foundation Art Show Awarded for “Whirlpool Galaxy”.   Norris City resident Logan Tharp won first place in the 3D artwork category.

Pictured is, FRONT FROM LEFT, Hannah Brannan (Thompsonville), Chelsea Sprinkle (Kell), Tonya Gulliksen (Benton), Adrian Rice (Mulkeytown), Leigha Yeager (Tamaroa), and Autumn Breeze (Waltonville); BACK FROM LEFT, Bobby Harris (Zeigler), Keri Hartleb (Mulkeytown), Jessica Baird (Bluford), Casey Brandt (Mt. Vernon), Sue Good (McLeansboro), Allen H. Evans (Pinckneyville), Danny Adams (Ina), Tracey Webb (Ewing), Taylor Blankenship (Mulkeytown), Brooke Robertson (Christopher), and Logan Tharp (Norris City). 
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)



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State Police Arrest Mt. Vernon, In Man for Battery with a Deadly Weapon

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 18th, 2015

Indiana State Police have arrested a 28 year old Mt. Vernon, Indiana man after he allegedly stabbed another man during an altercation at Huck’s on 4th Street in Mt. Vernon.  



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Vincennes Man Arrested for Domestic Battery at Little League Opening Ceremonies

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 18th, 2015

A Vincennes man has been arrested after an argument with his ex-wife resulted in him allegedly pushing her to the ground



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Confirmed: Body of Kyle Brown Found in Pope County

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 19th, 2015

Pope County Sheriff Jerry Suits confirms that a body has been found in One Horse Gap Lake in Northern Pope County.  Suits talked with us Saturday afternoon and told us that the body was found in a vehicle that is similar to the one 19 year old Kyle Brown was seen in, a dark colored Honda CRV.  



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Grants Available to Cover Cost of Wayne County 4-H Project Supplies

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

The Wayne County Farm Bureau is pleased to sponsor the 2015 4-H Project Grant Program for Wayne County 4-Hers.



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Norris City Man Named Operator of the Year

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 27th, 2015

The Illinois Rural Water Association, the state’s largest rural utility association, selected Mike D. Hite as its "Water Operator of The Year" at the 33rd Annual Technical Conference in Effingham.



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CWCHS holds annual Academic Awards and NHS reception

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 11th, 2015

62 CWCHS students honored at reception on May 7.



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce Announces Grants to Teachers

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce has awarded 10 $200 grants to teachers in the Carmi White County School District



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Elder Uniting Nations through Comics

By: WROYWRULNews
May 12th, 2015

Josh Elder, born in 1980, grew up in Carmi and is one of the more noteworthy White County residents of recent to have an impact larger than local.  Jc Tinsley of WROYWRUL got a chance to sit down and visit with Elder about his roots, education, how he broke into comics and about his latest ambition.



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USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015.



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ISP: Fatal Traffic Crash Occured In Saline County Friday Morning

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

Illinois State Police reports that a fatal traffic crash occurred in Saline County on Illinois Route 145 in Pankeyville Friday morning at 5:53 am.



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Area Farmer Directs Funds to Carmi-White County High School FFA

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 28th, 2015

Carmi-White County High School FFA has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Jason Hubele and America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.



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Meredith Wolf wins 2014 Paul Simon Essay Contest at SIC

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 18th, 2015

A student essay reflecting on the personal and family-like educational experience as well as the additional benefits of dedicated faculty, staff and coaches at Southeastern Illinois College has earned Meredith Wolf of Harrisburg the 2015 Paul Simon Essay award at SIC.



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White County Historical Society Plant Sale Coming May 2nd

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 17th, 2015

Warm weather is finally arriving and folks are ready to get out and work in their gardens. For those who look forward to this spring project, the White County Historical Society is planning their third annual plant sale at the Robinson-Stewart House on Saturday May 2.



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Two Sentenced in Hamilton County Court

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 18th, 2015

    

States Attorney Justin Hood reports a Harrisburg woman and a McLeansboro man have been sentenced in Hamilton County court this week.



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Phelps Helps Push Through Amusement Ride Safety Bill in Wake of Ridgway Accident

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 17th, 2015

State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, helped to pass a bill out of the Illinois House this week that increases safety inspections for amusement rides before allowing the public to use them. The bill is in response to an accident involving a child who was injured on a ride in Ridgway that did not require an inspection.



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Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Application Available

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 2nd, 2015

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces that it will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year. Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500.



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Carmi Township Annual Meeting Report

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 16th, 2015

Jeff Bohleber is recognized for his 30 years of service as township trustee by Jack Martin.



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce News 4/17/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 17th, 2015

The Chamber welcomes two new members at the Board of Directors meeting.



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Darrell Marshall makes significant donation to Guardian Center event auction

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 3rd, 2015



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Flood Warnings Issued by NWS in Paducah

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 14th, 2015

Flood Warning Issued For Little Wabash River at Carmi, Wabash River at Mt. Carmel and New Harmony and Ohio River at Shawneetown and Mt. Vernon



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Wabash Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Will Meet Thursday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 11th, 2015

Wabash Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Thursday, March 12, at the Carmi Old National Bank Community Room at 7:00pm.



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Carmi Rotary Club Trivia Contest Has Big Turnout

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 10th, 2015

The Carmi Rotary club held their annual spring trivia contest on Saturday evening, and the event turned out to be the biggest trivia night so far.



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Carmi Rotary Club Meeting Report 4/16/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 17th, 2015

Cody Gottman speaks to Rotary Club in Carmi.



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Two Off-Duty Indiana State Troopers Respond to Two-Vehicle Crash in Posey County

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 10th, 2015

On Monday afternoon at approximately 4:10, two off-duty Indiana State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on SR 66 at SR 165 that injured a Poseyville couple.



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Special Prosecutor to head Grayville shooting investigation

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 17th, 2015

White County State's Attorney Denton Aud cites conflict of intrest in ongoing inquery. 



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Grayville City Council Meeting From Monday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 10th, 2015

The Grayville City Council met on Monday evening.



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New First Christian Church Pastor Greg Grant Talks to Kiwanis Club

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 16th, 2015

The First Christian Church in Carmi has a new pastor, Greg Grant. He and his wife Julia have been in Carmi for about a month now and though he's originally from Burlington, Indiana the couple has spent the last 22 years in Morristown, Tennessee. In his Kiwanis presentation, Grant tells us more about himself and why he believes in the church.



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Two Sentenced In White County Drug Sweep Pleas

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 17th, 2015

Two arrested in Operation Whiteout get prison time after accepting pleas in White County court.



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Local Man Efforting Go Fund Me Campaign for Disabled Residents

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 10th, 2015

A Carmi man is making it his mission to help disabled individuals throughout the region during widespread power outages.  Jerry Applewhite has lived in Carmi for over 25 years and a situation that he dealt with 4 years ago is inspiring his goal of providing generators to those in most need.



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White County Police Reports for Wednesday 4/15/15

By: WROy/WRUL News
Apr 16th, 2015

Carmi woman faces drug charges after arrest for disorderly conduct.  Sheriff's Department takes three into custody.



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White County Board Meeting For March

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 11th, 2015

The White County Board met on Tuesday evening.



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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for TrueFlo Solutions

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 15th, 2015

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting today for TrueFlo Solutions LLC, located at 1024 Illinois Hwy 1 near Carmi.  The facility offers salt water disposal, tank bottom disposal, frack fluid disposal, fresh water sales, and salt/fresh water hauling services.



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Off Duty Carmi Police Officer Goes Above and Beyond

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 11th, 2015

Carmi Police recognize Officer Joshua Moore for going above and beyond. Moore helps 2 year old girl who was chocking.



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Shawnee National Forest Announces Bi-Annual Snake Road Closure

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 11th, 2015

On Sunday March 15, the Shawnee National Forest will temporarily close LaRue Road #345 (also known as the Snake Road) between mile post 3.0 and mile post 5.8. This section of the road will remain closed until May 15, 2015. The road is closed seasonally for the protection of migrating snakes and amphibians as they make the seasonal journey from their winter hibernation areas to their summer swamp habitats.




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Carmi Elks Lodge Donates

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 22nd, 2015

Carmi Elks Lodge #1652 donated one 18" boys bicycle and one 18" girls bicycle to the Tumble Time Easter Egg Hunt which will be held on April 4th from 10-1 at the Carmi Fairgrounds. The hunt is scheduled to start at 10:30. The Elks has also donated $100.00 to the Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling which is being held on March 28th at Burrell's Woods.



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Local Giant of Oil Industry Dies

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 5th, 2015

Though George N. Mitchell Drilling Company had what the company calls humble beginnings back in 1939, they’ve become a force to be reckoned with since then.  The company remains strong thanks in large part to George N. Mitchell who passed away Thursday at his home.  



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Broughton Man Pleads Guilty

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 6th, 2015

Hamilton County States Attorney Justin Hood reports that Robert Raudenbush, of Broughton plead guilty to a Class 2 felony of Unlawful Delivery of A Controlled Substance.



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Unions Sue To Block Gov. Rauner's Order On Dues Collection

By: Associated Press
Mar 6th, 2015

Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don't want to join a union.



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Full Gallatin County Election Results

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 8th, 2015

Results from Gallatin County Election



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Full Hamilton County Election Results

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 8th, 2015

Full Hamilton County Election Results



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Elastec Develops Rail-Response Trailers to Assist in Railway Oil Spill Incidents

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 9th, 2015

ELASTEC, the largest pollution control and response equipment manufacturer in North America, is working with the railway industry to provide custom response trailers outfitted with an arsenal of ELASTEC products to assist in the mitigation of rail oil spill incidents.



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Sheep and Goat Integrated Parasite Management and FAMACHA Workshop

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 9th, 2015

University of Illinois Extension is hosting a Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies and FAMACHA workshop on Saturday, April 11.



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State Police: No More Paper Applications for FOID Cards

By: Associated Press
Mar 9th, 2015

The Illinois State Police is phasing out paper applications for firearm owner identification cards.



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McLeansboro Woman Charged with Embezzlement and Theft from Labor Union

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 26th, 2015

A 53 year old McLeansboro woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzlement and theft from a labor Union.  



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Police Reports March 17

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 18th, 2015

Police reports from the Carmi Police Department



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Johnston City Man Pleads Guilty in Son's Suffocation Death

By: Associated Press
Mar 18th, 2015

A southern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suffocation death of his 3-month-old son.



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce holds Ribbon Cutting for Draper Drainage

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 7th, 2015

l-r: Chamber President Debbie Hoskins, Kendall Dale, Jason Draper, Lincoln Draper, Lee Ann Draper, Emmaline Draper and James Cook.



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Carmi Kiwanis Inviting White County Kids Grades 2-5 to Track and Field Day

By: WROYWRULNews
May 7th, 2015

Who is the fastest kid in White County?  Who can jump the farthest?  Who wants to be active and have fun?  The Carmi Kiwanis Club has just the event for the community to enjoy!  The club would like to invite all kids in grades 2-5 (14-15 school year) for a track and field meet.  



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Brownsville Water Project Annual Meeting set for Thursday, May 14th

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 11th, 2015

Meeting to be held at 6:00pm.



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White County Police Reports 5/11/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 11th, 2015

William Franks



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Baptist Children's Home receives Poshard Foundation grant.

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 8th, 2015

28 southern Illinois agencies receive money from Poshard Foundation



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Carmi Rotary prepares for BBQ fundraiser

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 8th, 2015

Thursday's meeting centered around May 8 dinner plans



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Enfield Resident Kathy Weiss Named Employee of the Month at IDNR

By: WROYWRULNews
May 7th, 2015

Kathy works in the Oil and Gas Resources Management Mt. Carmel field Office.  Kathy has worked for the state since 1988, transferring to the Oil and Gas Carmi office in 1992 and Mt. Carmel office in 2012.



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Phoenix Nursing & Rehab Welcomes Coommunity to Health Fair

By: WROYWRULNews
May 8th, 2015

More than 25 vendors will converge on Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing at 615 Webb Street in Carmi on Friday, May 15th.  Administrator Dianna Richards and staff have arranged for their 1st Annual Health Fair from 9am – 3pm.  In addition to products and services, the Health Fair will feature experts providing crucial information on a variety of topics throughout the day.  



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The Challenges of Changing Communities, Susan Odum talks to Kiwanis

By: WROYWRULNews
May 7th, 2015

The message is Buy Local.  Easier said than done and the proof is in the pudding.  Susan Odum, Extension Educator focused on Economic Development for the University of Illinois Extension showed slides and described study information that paints just how many dollars are leaving the southern Illinois area.  



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SIC's Model Illinois Government Team Wins State Competition

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 6th, 2015

While the news from Springfield has not been exactly positive in recent weeks, there was great news for Southeastern Illinois College – The SIC Model Illinois Government Team (MIG) won the collegiate legislative competition held at the state Capitol Feb. 27-March 1. 



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Haley Roedder addresses Kiwanis on Mental Illness and Bullying Awareness

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 19th, 2015

16 year old Haley Roedder is the current Miss Southern Sweetheart's Outstanding Teen. She addressed the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday and talked about her platform - Mental Illness and Bullying Awareness.



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Most Valuable Bullpups - 3rd Quarter honored at Kiwanis

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 19th, 2015

Jefferson School Principal Amy Dixon brought and rewarded her 3rd Quarter Most Valuable Bulldogs for the 3rd Quarter at Thursday's Kiwanis meeting.



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SIC Boasts High Staffing Ratios and Better than Average Enrollment

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 19th, 2015

The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday, March 17 to discuss staffing, enrollment trends, and state initiatives. SIC has one of the highest full-time faculty-to-student ratios in the state, and employs far fewer adjunct faculty than many colleges.



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Merryn Captivates Sold Out Fundraiser for The Guardian Center

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 20th, 2015

A woman on a mission made a stop in Carmi Thursday night and lit a fire within the crowd gathered for The Guardian Center’s annual fundraiser banquet.  Merryn, a nationally recognized author told her story to a packed crowd of 350+ including her triumph over a childhood of sexual abuse and her pursuit to change the world.



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Norris City Board Meeting 5/4/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 5th, 2015

Liquor license for Mimmo's tabled until June.  Mayor proposes new park in town.



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Carmi students have winning art displayed at SIC

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 29th, 2015

Several Carmi residents among those who won awards at competition at Shawnee Community College.

Pictured are (l-r): Kirsten Heil of Carmi with her 1st place Mixed Media piece titled Bookself, Autumn Pritchett of Galatia with her 2nd place Ceramics piece titled Survivor of War, and Tasha Wallace of Harrisburg with her 3rd place drawing titled The Concept of her Mind.



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Carmi man surrenders to Police

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 29th, 2015

Timothy S. Phillips turns himself in on White Co. warrant.



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Enfield woman convicted in Hamilton County.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 29th, 2015

Rachel Newman found guilty of meth possesion.



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U of I Extension to hold bird flu conference call.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 29th, 2015

Information and discussion about the disease open to public on Thursday, April 30.



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Former Carmi resident elected DAR State Chaplain

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 29th, 2015

Sue Wallace elected at 119th State Conference in Bloomington.



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Mayor Pollard signs Poppy Day Proclomation

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 7th, 2015

American Legion poppies to be sold on May 16 in Carmi.

Pictured from left to right:   Louise Wilson, Poppy Day Chairman, Lindy Brehmer, President of the Ladies Auxiliary, Mayor Jeff Pollard (seated)  and Jack Lamont, Carmi American Legion Commander.



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White County Police Reports for 5/6/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 7th, 2015

Burglary reported in Norris City, weedeater stolen in Carmi, bicycle strikes car.



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West Salem Man Sentenced for Aggravated Intimidation

By: WROYWRULNews
May 6th, 2015

57 year old Greg Leigh was sentenced by Judge David Frankland for a single count of aggravated intimidation. He'll spend four years behind bars for conduct in January leading to his arrest. 



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Carmi Public Library gets new books.

By:
Dec 31st, 1969

Book sale proceeds go to new genealogical materials.



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Carmi City Council Meeting 5/5/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 6th, 2015

Mayor Pollard gives updates on trash pickup problems, Aldermen sworn in.

Lance Yearby being sworn in as new Ward 4 Alderman by City Attorney Greg Stewart.



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SIC Adult Education Department finishes Bridge Program, Prepares for Fall Students‏

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 6th, 2015

SIC Intro to Healthcare Bridge Program completers are Cynthia Hodges of Shawneetown, Cindy Mitchell (Instructor), Gary Hodges of Shawneetown, and Alexis Willoughby of Omaha.



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Three convicted in White County Court on Wednesday, May 6

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 6th, 2015

David S. Shelton, Brian K. Shelton, and Emily R. Lewallen will serve time in prison as a result of seperate plea deals finalized on Wednesday.



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Formal Charges Filed Against Ernest Holland III

By: WROYWRULNews
May 6th, 2015

Edwards County States Attorney Mike Valentine formally filed charges against 22 year old Ernest Holland, III of Albion.  The report filed charges Holland with a count of home invasion, intimidation, aggravated unlawful restraint and assault.  



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Former Wayne White Finance and Office Manager/Treasurer of Wayne City Church Pleads Guilty

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 30th, 2015

The former Finance Manager and head of Office Services for Wayne White Electric Coop has pled guilty to a four count indictment.  50 year old Bruce L. Johnson of Wayne City has been charged with defrauding not only his employer, but also the Wayne City First Christian Church



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Carmi Police Reports for Thursday 4/30/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 1st, 2015

Police arrest shoplifter at Walmart, tend to fender bender in Walmart parking lot.



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Carmi Rotary Learns About WWII Memorial Registry

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 1st, 2015

Lyn Stephens tells club about WWII records project and Honor Flight program.



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Robinson man held in Wabash County after making threats

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 4th, 2015

Scott Reeter being held on $500,000 bond.



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White County Law Enforcement Reports 5/4/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 4th, 2015

Carmi man arrested for violating order of protection.  Theft prompts $500 reward for pressure washer.



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White County Tentative Multiplier Announced

By: WROYWRULNews
May 4th, 2015

White County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor



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Spring Fling Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 18th, 2015

On March 27-28 the City of Carmi, in conjunction with the Carmi Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a Spring Fling Weekend at Burrell's Woods.



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SIC Nursing Scores Soar Above State, National Averages

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 3rd, 2015

Area patients, health care facilities and prospective students can feel confident that the training provided by Southeastern Illinois College's nursing programs is top-notch, as the institution's pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) continue to exceed both state and nationwide averages each year.



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SIC to hold Nurse Pinning Ceremony May 8

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 29th, 2015

White County nursing students will be honored in ceremony at Harrisburg campus.



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White County Police Reports for 4/30/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 30th, 2015

Carmi man arrested after possible domestic disturbance report.  Traffic stop leads to two arrests.



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Centralia teen guilty in gun theft.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 30th, 2015

Dakota Moss convicted for stealing guns to sell in Ferguson, MO.



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NCOE School Board Meeting Report 4/30/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 30th, 2015

2015-16 school year calandar approved, Lane re-elected as board president.



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Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Seeking New CEO’s in White County

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 30th, 2015

Craig Lindvahl, Executive Director for the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship oversees and promotes the CEO program which stands for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities.  Still in its relative young life, the program has been wildly successful with 28 classes currently in 4 states.  Lindvahl says, “in 50 years of education, as both a student and a teacher, it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen.”

Lindvahl spoke to a packed house at a Carmi Kiwanis meeting Thursday and also gave a presentation Thursday night, sponsored by Old National Bank.  We got a chance to speak with him in between on Thursday afternoon.  Find the interview, it’s about 13 minutes long, on the news page at wrul.com.



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Phelps Bill To Recognize Shawnee Tribe Clears Illinois House

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 30th, 2015

“Southern Illinois has a rich history and the Shawnee people are part of it,” said Phelps. “This bill brings the historical recognition that Southern Illinois deserves as well as vital resources that will help to spur economic development.”

-Brandon Phelps



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ISP releases April figures for District 19

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 8th, 2015

631 citations and 943 written warnings were issued for the month.



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No foul play in death of Mt. Carmel man

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 8th, 2015

Police announce investigation results from March 18 death.



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White County Police Reports 5/4/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 5th, 2015

Carmi police make domestic battery, probation violation arrests.

Colton Shelow 

James Belka



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White County 4-H weekend activities

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 5th, 2015

White County 4-H members attend essential oils workshop, enjoy skating party.



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Carmi-White County School Board Meeting 5/4/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 5th, 2015

Acord and Mitchell sworn in as new Board members.



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Aud announces plea deal in White County Court

By: WROY/WRUL News
May 5th, 2015

Jeremy Potts of Eldorado to serve four years in DOC.



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Full Wayne County Election Results

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 8th, 2015

Wayne County Election Results



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Broughton Man Pleads Guilty In Hamilton County Court Monday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 16th, 2015

25 year old Daniel Royse of Broughton pled guilty in Hamilton County Court Monday. He pled guilty to a charge of Theft, a Class 2 Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, a Class 3 Felony.



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Southern Illinois Prosecutor Vows Crackdown On Sex Assaults

By: Associated Press
Mar 16th, 2015

Jackson County's top prosecutor is vowing to devote more resources to rape investigations and to work more closely with victims' advocates.



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Marijuana Grower In Southeastern Illinois Posts Jobs

By: Associated Press
Mar 16th, 2015

A medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion has posted an employment application online and plans to participate in a job fair.



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Illinois County Fairs Must Get By With Less State Money

By: Associated Press
Mar 16th, 2015

County fairs across Illinois are reassessing their finances as the state reduces its support in a cost-saving measure.



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Several Burglaries Occurred Over Weekend In Carmi

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 16th, 2015

The Carmi Police Department is investigating several burglaries that occurred between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Several vehicles, homes, and garages were entered during these times.



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March 13-15 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 16th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police and White County Sheriff's Department



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Murray Energy in Acquisition Mode

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 16th, 2015

Murray Energy, which owns and operates American Coal along with many others is in the process of acquiring a controlling interest in Foresight Energy, operators of Sugar Camp Mines in the Macedonia area, Williamson in the Johnston City area and 2 other Illinois mines.  



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Nearly 400 Attend FMH Open House

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 16th, 2015

Nearly 400 people attended the dedication of Fairfield Memorial Hospital's new kitchen and dining room this past Sunday, March 15.



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White County Sheriff Doug Maier Discusses Potential Jail Closure

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 16th, 2015

Sheriff Doug Maier sits down for a discussion on the White County Jail. In February, the White County Board began discussions proposing the closure of the facility. Maier talks about income, expenses and what the region could expect if the White County Board decided to shutter the facility.



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Jeff Skaggs of Norris City set to join WROY/WRUL as News Director

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 16th, 2015

A fresh news voice is coming to WROY and the Tri State Boomer.  Jeff Skaggs of Norris City will soon be behind the microphone and computer screen of southeastern Illinois’ most popular news and information station.  



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Southeastern Illinois Unemployment Down Over Year, Up over Month

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 18th, 2015

As has been typically the case over the past several months, what you glean from the latest unemployment numbers is all in how you look at it.  The delayed January unemployment numbers are out for Illinois and it marks the eleventh month in a row that rates fell across the state compared to a year ago



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Organizational Meeting for 2015 Carmi Farmers Market

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 17th, 2015

An organizational meeting for the upcoming season of the Carmi Farmers Market will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm in the library at the Carmi First United Methodist Church. For more information, call Lanny Stocke at 618-382-3268.



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Carmi Man Pleads Guilty In White County Court Monday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 17th, 2015

In White County Court on Monday, 27 year old Dustin P. Bell of Carmi pled guilty to a count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a Class 3 Felony, and a count of Unlawful Solicitation to Meet a Child, a Class 4 Felony.



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Chandler Man Arrested for Child Solicitation

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 17th, 2015

Indiana State Police arrested a 39-year-old Newburgh man Monday after an investigation revealed he allegedly solicited sex with a female teen in February.



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Driver Arrested After Being Rescued From High Water

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 17th, 2015

Indiana State Police arrested a 38-year-old Princeton man early Monday morning after he was rescued from high water.



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Carmi White County School Board Meeting From Monday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 17th, 2015

The Carmi White County School Board met on Monday evening. Superintendent Brad Lee spoke about state aid payments and that the state still owes the District $350,000. Also the Board accepted the resignations of Eric Dixon as High School Basketball Coach and High School Cheerleader Coach Nealy Hanson effective immediately. Click read more for more information from the Board Meeting.



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CLA To Serve Refreshments At Intermission of CWCHS Play

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 17th, 2015

The Carmi League of Arts will be serving refreshments at the intermission of each production of this weekend's CWCHS Drama Department comedy. "Wagon Wheels a Rollin'" opens Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm with subsequent showings on Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm.  Tickets may be purchased at the door at the cost of $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.



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2015 ReThinking Autism Statewide Conference To Be In Evansville

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 17th, 2015

Optimal Rhythms is proud to host the 2015 ReThinking Autism Statewide Conference April 17, 2015.The Conference will be held in Evansville, IN



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SIC's Forensic Falcons Finish Second at JV Nationals

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 18th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois College’s Forensic Falcons claimed seven individual championships at the 2015 JV National Tournament in Manhattan, Kansas, clinching the second place team title. Twenty out of 23 SIC entries finished among the top six in their respective events.



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Paynter Family & Friends Seek AIDS Walk Donations

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 18th, 2015

Pat Paynter of Carmi is organizing a team for this Saturday's AIDS Walk, being held at 11am at the SIUC Newman Center, 715 S. Washington Street in Carbondale. The first 3 years of the walk, she was the volunteer who raised the most money, and she is hoping to achieve this again in 2015.



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Carmi City Council Meeting Tuesday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 18th, 2015

The Carmi City Council met on Tuesday evening at the City Council Chambers.



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Village of Enfield Board Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 18th, 2015

The Village of Enfield met on Tuesday evening.



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Franklin County Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 18th, 2015

On Tuesday, 34 year old George A. Mayo of West Frankfort pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute heroin.



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Williamson County Man Sentenced For Meth Offense

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 18th, 2015

On Tuesday, 37 year old Shannon L. Connett of Marion, IL, was sentenced for a methamphetamine violation.



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Carterville Resident Sentenced on Meth Offenses

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 18th, 2015

On Tuesday 23 year old Daniel J. E. Overmyer of Carterville was sentenced for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy.



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce Radio Auction Set for Saturday on 97.3 WRUL

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 18th, 2015

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce Radio Auction is set for Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m on WRUL 97.3 FM. A number of items will be available for auction with all proceeds going to the Chamber of Commerce for Chamber activities and promotion.



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West Frankfort Man Pleads Guilty in Wife's Shooting Death

By: Associated Press
Mar 19th, 2015

A southern Illinois man accused of fatally shooting his wife in the back of the head has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.



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Garden of the Gods Entrance Road Scheduled for Maintenance

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 19th, 2015

On April 13 the entrance road and trail access points leading to Garden of the Gods Recreation Area will be temporarily closed to allow for maintenance.



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Active Shooter Training Drill at NCOE High School to Take Place Friday Afternoon.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 19th, 2015

The White County Sheriff's Department, Norris City Police Department, and Carmi Police Department will be conducting an active shooter training drill at the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School in Norris City during the afternoon hours of Friday March 20.



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Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day Was Held Wednesday At Springfield

By: Illinois Radio Network
Mar 19th, 2015

Gun owners used their lobby day Wednesday in Springfield to make sure they have a friend in the governor's office.



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Police Reports March 18

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 19th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police and White County Sheriff's Department



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NCOE School Board Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 19th, 2015

The NCOE School Board met on Wednesday evening. The Board voted to employ Todd Haley as NCOE High School Principal beginning with the 2015-16 school year.



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Dixon named "Friend of the Children" by The Guardian Center

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 20th, 2015

The Guardian Center named a new Friend of the Children at Thursday’s annual Banquet and judging by the letters written in, it’s easy to see the committee made a solid choice.  



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County Board Chair Wes Trout responds with his thoughts on the city-county Jail

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 20th, 2015

Wes Trout spoke with WROY's Jc Tinsley Friday morning in response to Monday's discussion with Sheriff Doug Maier on the city/county jail.



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New Harmony Spring Fling is March 21 and 22

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 20th, 2015

The Spring Fling at the Ribeyere Center in New Harmony will feature over 40 vendors.



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Mayoral Proclamation

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 20th, 2015



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Carmi and White County Law Enforcement Activity 3-20 thru 3-22

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 23rd, 2015

3 arrests and 2 vehicle collisions keep local authorities busy over the weekend



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Rivers Receding Back Into Their Banks

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 23rd, 2015

Area remains under flood watch; most locations expected to fall below flood stage by Thursday



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Norris City Driver Uninjured after Vehicle Catches Fire

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 23rd, 2015

NCFD called in to douse vehicle fire Sunday night



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Illinois State Police Warning of Scammers Impersonating IRS

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 23rd, 2015

Investigator Rick White says Wayne and White County residents are being targeted



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Carmi White County Jr High Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Students

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 23rd, 2015

Sixty One Students made the grade at CWC Jr High for the 3rd Quarter



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USW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Honeywell

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 23rd, 2015

Three-Year Proposed Contract May End Lockout in Metropolis



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Police Reports for Monday March 23, 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 24th, 2015

Two arrested on Hardin County warrants, fights lead to drug charges.



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Grayville City Council Meeting Report

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 24th, 2015

Mike Brown hired as City Police Officer.



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Carmi Police Department Reports March 24, 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 25th, 2015

Traffic stop leads to arrest, Carmi home burglery reported



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Reis To Visit Carmi

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 25th, 2015

Representative David Reis will be in Carmi April 2



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White County Law Enforcement Report for March 25, 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 26th, 2015

Sheriff and Carmi Police deal with two auto accidents.



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Feds Convict Man in Wayne County Meth Case

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 26th, 2015

A California man convicted in Wayne County case.



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38 Illinois School Districts make the ISBE's Financial Watch List

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 27th, 2015

Hamilton County makes the Watch List; Edwards and Gallatin Counties along with the Fairfield H.S. Districts make the list of Recognized school districts



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Dynamic USI a Good Fit for Students from Small Towns

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 27th, 2015

    

Mark Rusk, the Director of Admissions at the University of Southern Indiana calls the school a dynamic place that’s always been a good fit for students from southeastern Illinois.  He and the Assistant Director of Admissions spoke to Kiwanis members at Thursday’s meeting



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Carmi Police Report for Thursday March 26

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 27th, 2015

Fairfield man surrenders.  Theft reported in Carmi.



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Shawnee National Forest to Conduct Prescribed Burns

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 27th, 2015

Shawnee National Forest is planning to conduct prescribed fires between March 28 and April 1, 2015, weather permitting.



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White Co Historical Society to Host Spring Dinner Meeting

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 27th, 2015

Program will be on Lincoln's funeral, often referred to as "The Greatest Funeral in the Hisotry of the United States."  Anthony Fleege will give the presentation.



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White County Law Enforcement Reports 4/10-4/13/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 13th, 2015

Carmi Police make DUI arrest, Sheriff's Department responds to deer accident in Hawthorne Township.



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Early Morning Drug Sweep Results in Eight Arrests Tuesday

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 14th, 2015

Seven local men and a woman are behind bars following a Tuesday morning drug sweep by White County Sheriff, Carmi PD, State Police and SI Drug Task Force authorities.  The detail is a result of a several month long operation officials call “Whiteout” targeting the drug problem in Carmi and White County.



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White County Sheriff's Department News 4/8/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 8th, 2015

Evansville man hits deer on Route 1.



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White Co. Law Enforcement Reports 4/9/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 9th, 2015

Sheriff's Department, fire department handles car fire in Norris City.



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Deer Accident on Route 1

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 10th, 2015

Norris City man reports early morning collision to White County Sheriff's Department.



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Flood Warnings for Wabash and Little Wabash Rivers

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 10th, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued Flood Warnings for local rivers.



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Man in Stable Condition Following Officer Involved Shooting in Grayville

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 12th, 2015

 Officer Jess Burley, off duty (image from Facebook)

A man shot after being pulled over by Grayville Police Sergeant Jess Burley is in stable condition Sunday night.  The shooting happened following a traffic violation stop near the Grayville Dollar General store.  Sheriff Doug Maier says the situation escalated at one point resulting the in the officer firing his weapon and striking 48 year old John R. Eagleson in the face.



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Stocke Residence Burns early Sunday morning

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 12th, 2015

    

The Stocke home prior to the blaze.                                  The Stocke home in flames at around 4am Sunday morning

Flames swept a 301 Cameo Lane home belonging to Phil and Maryann Stocke early Sunday morning.  Carmi Fire Chief Larry Hite says the fire began around 3:30am and destroyed the dwelling.  Both occupants, Phil and Maryann were able to escape as were their two beloved Dachshunds.



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SIC Forensic Falcons win Gold at Nationals

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 13th, 2015

Nationally recognized speech program ends successful season with winning division at national competition.



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White County Law Enforcement Reports 3/27 - 3/29

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 30th, 2015

White County Sheriff's Department arrest one for DUI in Enfield.  Accident at Little Giant.



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Carmi Police Report for March 31, 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 1st, 2015

Fender bender reported at Fifth and Sycamore.



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Beta Nu Sorority Planting Hope This Spring

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 2nd, 2015

You have tons of choices when you start planning what you’ll put in your flower gardens.  The White County Beta Nu Sorority is hoping to make Geraniums a popular choice for folks this year.  



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Oilfield Equipment Thefts Continue In Carmi

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 3rd, 2015

Evergreen Drilling of Carmi reports theft.



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Few actual 'downstate' residents involved in recent Illinois fracking poll

By: Seth Whitehead
Apr 6th, 2015

Op Ed from Seth Whitehead, Illinois Field Director for Energy In Depth, a research, education and public outreach campaign focused on getting the facts out about the promise and potential of responsibly developing America’s onshore energy resource base  

Find more from Seth at http://energyindepth.org/illinois/



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Boonville man arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

By: WROYWRULNews
Apr 7th, 2015

Just before midnight Monday, Indiana State Troopers were patrolling US 41 northbound near C.R. 400 South when they observed a pickup truck parked facing the wrong way.  



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Carmi City Council Meeting Report 4/7/15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Apr 7th, 2015

Mayor Jeff Pollard addresses Blue Goose rumor, new phone system at City Water and Power office.



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Governor names members of Local Government and Unfunded Mandates Task Force

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 13th, 2015

Righter appointed to task force to reduce mandates and explore local government consolidation



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Concealed Carry Course Offered At WVC March 26-28

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 9th, 2015

Concealed Carry course being offered by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges will be offered at Wabash Valley College on Thursday and Friday nights, March 26 and 27, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tim Zimmer is the instructor for this class.



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Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Hires Marketing, Public Relations, and Foundation Director

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 27th, 2015

Hospital Board announces hiring of Marketing, PR and Foundation Director with local roots.  Woodrow has worked in marketing for Expressway Auto in Evansville and most recently with Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL before taking the position in McLeansboro.  An internal press release follows.



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Kiwanis Pancake Day Serves nearly 550

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 3rd, 2015

Serving the children of the world is the Kiwanis Club’s mission.  The group along with Carmi Key Club cast a wider net on Saturday, February 28th however and welcomed folks of any age at their annual Pancake Day.  Nearly 550 breakfasts were served and countless seconds made for a fun morning that will have far reaching impacts on the community.  



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GCHS Wins Business Skills Competition at SIC Again in 2015

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 3rd, 2015

Gallatin County High School is the high overall winner for the high school business skills competition at Southeastern Illinois College for the third consecutive year.

The event, held Feb. 26, included six categories for individual students to compete with their peers from other SIC district high schools.  Those schools competing this year included Carmi-White County, Eldorado, Galatia, Gallatin County, Hardin County, Harrisburg and Pope County



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Fish for Pond Stocking Order Deadlines Extended; Delivery Delayed

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 6th, 2015

With the late arrival of Spring, White County SWCD has extended the deadlines to order fish. Several type of fish are available, including channel catfish, bluegill, largemouth bass, crappie, hybrid sunfish, redear, fathead minnows, and grass carp. 4-6" albino catfish are also available.



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Tumble Time Cheer & Fitness Planning 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 5th, 2015

Preparations are underway for the 2nd Tumble Time Cheer and Fitness Easter Egg Hunt.  The public’s welcome to join in from 10am – 1pm at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi.  Whitney Barbre says the hunt will begin at 10:30 on April 4 with hunts separated into groups.



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Cairo Man, 43, Facing Murder Charges in Woman's Death

By: Associated Press
Mar 4th, 2015

A Cairo man has been charged with murder in the death of a 25-year-old woman.



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Dr. Seuss Birthday Held At Carmi Public Library

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 4th, 2015

Forty seven children recently helped wish Dr. Seuss a happy birthday at the Carmi Public Library.



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Former Chief Judge Appointed to Governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Task Force

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 4th, 2015

Retired Circuit Judge and former 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Stephen Sawyer of Wabash County has been selected by Governor Bruce Rauner to serve on the Governor's Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.



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Greg Sims To Lead Hamilton Memorial Hospital As CEO

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 4th, 2015

Greg Sims has accepted the Chief-Executive Officer position at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro effective March 2. He has served as interim CEO for the past five months.



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Shimkus Visits U.S. Soldiers in Lithuania

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 11th, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus visited with U.S. soldiers in Lithuania this week. Lt. Zachary Linnemann, from Grayville, Illinois, is among the American troops serving in Eastern Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.



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Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. Announces Changes to Board

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 20th, 2015

Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. announces two Board of Director position changes welcoming Tracy Zeller and Dr. Edward Fox.



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Chamber Welcomes New Members

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 13th, 2015

Chamber of Commerce welcomes five new member businesses at Thursday afternoon meeting bringing the total to more than 160.



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New Study Finds Carmi on Short List of Most Affordable Places to Live in Illinois

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 13th, 2015

A new study by financial technology company Smart Asset shows several southern Illinois communities as the most affordable places to live in the state.  The cities were chosen based on their relatively low property taxes, homeowner’s insurance fees and mortgage payments when measured against the local median income.



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Krispy Kreme Doughnut Eating Contest to Raise Funds for Joyful Start Childrens Center

By: Jc Tinsley
Mar 11th, 2015

  

Joyful Start will be hosting a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Eating Challenge to raise funds for their playground.  Joyful Start needs to purchase ground covering, shade, storage, and new safe equipment for the children they serve.



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White County Soil and Water Conservation District Promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 12th, 2015

As a part of the White County community for 70 years, White County Soil and Water Conservation District wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The 2015 Stewardship Week, celebrated April 26 through May 3, is themed, "Local Heroes – Your Hardworking Pollinators".



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Crossville Dodgeball Tournament Saturday March 21

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 12th, 2015

The Crossville Walk'n Rollers are taking applications and passing out packets for their Saturday March 21st Dodgeball Tournament at the Crossville Community Gym.



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Hamilton County Court News

By: WROY/WRUL News
Mar 13th, 2015

Two men were sentenced to the Department of Corrections recently in Hamilton County Court



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Phelps Joins Fight to Provide Greater Access to Breast Cancer Screenings

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 12th, 2015

In an effort to provide greater healthcare coverage for breast cancer screenings, state Rep. Bandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) has joined colleagues in Springfield in sponsoring legislation to require increased access to health screenings to detect early signs of breast cancer in women.



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Phelps Joins Fight for Property Tax Relief

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 12th, 2015

Under the proposed legislation, the property tax credit will be phased out and replaced with a straightforward refund of $500 paid to the taxpaying homeowner. Homeowners would have to file an application with the Illinois Department of Revenue and would be issued the money from the Office of the Comptroller in July of each year.



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Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1 Percent

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 12th, 2015

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in January decreased 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 percent. The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for January at 5.7 percent.



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Carmi Compassion Center Providing Ministry and Outreach

By: WROYWRULNews
Mar 12th, 2015

The Carmi Ministerial Association was looking for a way to spread the gospel and help people at the same time according to Compassion Center Director Melissa Questell.  She spoke with the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday.  Spreading the word of Christ is mission number one followed by providing clothing, furniture and appliances to those in need.



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Dates and Activities Announced For Pork Days, USA in Albion

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

Pork Days, USA will be held on Friday, July 10 thru Sunday, July 12, 2015 on the square in Albion.



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Illinois Secretary of State to Launch Autism Program

By: Associated Press
Feb 25th, 2015

Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and The Autism Program of Illinois are launching a statewide program to increase library services for residents impacted by autism.



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Dodgeball Tournament to be held in Crossville Saturday March 21.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

There will be a Dodgeball Tournament sponsored by The Crossville Walk N Rollers with all proceeds benefiting White County Relay for Life and Karen Thompson's Kids College Fund. The Tournament will be on Saturday March 21st at the Crossville Community Club Gym.



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Report: Few Sex Crimes Prosecuted in Southern Illinois

By: Associated Press
Feb 23rd, 2015

Thousands of sex crimes reported to police in southern Illinois aren't being prosecuted, even though most victims can identify their attackers.



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White County 4-H Pork Chop Dinner Set For March 21

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 20th, 2015

The Annual White County 4-H Support Committee Pork Chop Dinner will be on Saturday March 21 from 4-7 PM at the White County Fairgrounds.



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce to Offer Scholarship

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 9th, 2015

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Carmi White County High School seniors, as well as church and home schooled students living in the Carmi White County School District, can obtain applications for a $4,000 scholarship from the high school guidance office or by contacting the Chamber office at 382-7606.



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SIC Board of Trustees Hears News of Major Tourism Lure for Region

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 23rd, 2015

The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday, Feb. 17 and heard reports including news of a major tourism draw for the region, exceptional nursing pass rates, and financial modeling in addition to passing numerous action items including one on tuition.



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Commercial Salt Water Disposal Facility Plans to Open in March

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 20th, 2015

The region's Oil and Gas industries are gaining a new friend in the region.  True Flo Solutions will offer salt water, tank bottom and frack fluid disposal as well as fresh water sales and salt or fresh water hauling services beginning in March.  



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Illinois Lawmakers Propose Dozens of Bills Aimed At Gun Laws

By: Associated Press
Feb 23rd, 2015

Illinois lawmakers have proposed dozens of bills to tweak the state's gun laws. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports that the proposals include allowing hunters to use silencers, allowing retired prison guards to carry weapons and banning the use of 3-D printers to make firearms.



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Carmi League of Arts To Present "Mary Poppins"

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 23rd, 2015

The Carmi League of Arts has chosen "Mary Poppins" for their summer musical. Auditions will be held March 27 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and March 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the CWCHS auditorium.



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County Board Toying with Idea of Closing Jail

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 10th, 2015

About 15 visitors showed up for Tuesday night’s White County Board meeting, some worried that members would move to close the White County Jail.  A jailer and a taxpayer in fact voiced their disapproval during their opportunity to comment as visitors at the mere idea of closing the facility.  



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County Board Meeting Gets Contentious Over Jurisdiction

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 10th, 2015

Most in attendance at the White County Board meeting were prepared for the most contentious discussion to surround talks of closing the White County Jail.  If you were at the meeting, you would’ve found a discussion over jurisdiction and disagreement over whose responsibility it is to erect 9-1-1 signs end up being most prickly



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Other County Board Meeting Notes

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 10th, 2015

Other than the jail discussion and the spat regarding 911 sign jurisdiction, it was business as usual for the White County Board meeting Tuesday night.  The meeting did get underway a hair late as Gene Usery, Wes Trout and David Dosher had to wait for Mike Ray and Donnie Puckett to get out of their jail meeting.



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Grayville City Council Recap

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 11th, 2015

The Grayville City Council met on Monday night.



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Shimkus Seeking Art Contest Entries

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 23rd, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus is now accepting entries for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due by April 18.



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Norris City Man Sentenced to Prision On Child Pornography Charges

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

39 year old Gary Richard Walters, of Norris City was sentenced on Tuesday, to federal prison on child pornography charges. Walters was sentenced to 300 months in prison and 7 years of supervised release.



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The White County Historical Society is Seeking New Members

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

The White County Historical Society is seeking new members. If you have an interest in preserving White County's heritage, the Society needs your support.



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Carmi City Council Considers Purchase of North Carmi Property

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 3rd, 2015

Without Phoenix on the agenda or anything else high profile, the Carmi City Council only needed 45 minutes Tuesday night for some light discussion and no real action taken on any of the topics up for discussion. Included in that discussion however was property Mayor Pollard asked the council to consider purchasing for the city.



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NCOE School Board Meeting. Karnes Resigns, Vollman to Replace

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

Superintendent Dr. Cliff Karnes tendered his resignation to the NCOE Board of Education during meeting on Wednesday. Karnes has taken a position as Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Eastern Illinois University. Karnes will work in the district through the summer to help with the transition. Board named High School Principal Matt Vollman to the position to begin July 1



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Carmi Seeking State Funding for new Fire Station

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 3rd, 2015

Mayor Pollard is working with State Representative David Reis to bring a new fire station to the Carmi Fire Department.  At last night’s City Council meeting, Pollard briefed his council on discussions he’s had with the lawmaker.  



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City Supervisor Updates Council on Departmental Progress

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 3rd, 2015

Mike Buckman, City Supervisor, gave the city council updates on work being completed and projects ahead for various departments.  



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Several Reports Of Missing/Possibly Stolen Dogs In White County

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 30th, 2015

The White County Sheriff's Department has had several reports of missing/possibly stolen dogs during the past week.



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First Bank Donation to Help Continue Improvements at Carmi Recreational Summer League

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 30th, 2015

First Bank representatives in Carmi presented a $25,000 check to Carmi Recreational Summer League board members on Friday. The funds are helping finance significant improvements at Bradshaw Park’s girls’ Bronco league softball field in Carmi. 

Pictured left to right are Pete Fulkerson and Nikki Roser of First Bank, Kristen Smiddie of the CRSL board of directors, Fritschle, and CRSL board members Randy Knight and Kendra Carter.



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Whitfield Congratulates West Point Appointee

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 5th, 2015

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today announced that Mr. Oliver Thomas Douthitt of Paducah has received an offer of appointment to the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.  Douthitt is the grandson of Robert and Janice Gates of Carmi.



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Gibson County Fair Board Announces Entertainment Lineup

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

The Gibson County Fair Board has announced its entertainment lineup for the 160th Gibson County Fair to be held July 5th and end July 11th. The headlining act for this year's fair is county music band Parmalee.



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Illinois Gov. Rauner State of State Address. Making Stops In Our Area Today. Comments From Sen. Righter and Rep. Reis

By: WROY/WRUL News and Associated Press
Feb 5th, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner has laid out a first-year agenda he says will make Illinois more competitive and "empower" people and local governments. The Winnetka Republican delivered his first State of the State address Wednesday. Rauner will be making stops in Mt. Vernon and Fairfield today to discuss plans to turn around Illinois. Also remarks from State Senator Righter and State Rep. Reis on State of State Address.



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Carmi City Council From Tuesday February 17

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 18th, 2015

The Carmi City Council met on Tuesday evening.



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Carmi Police Chief: Several Motorist Are Continuing To Use Cellphones While Driving

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 27th, 2015

In a press release Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter says that it has come to the attention of Carmi Police that several motorist are continuing to use cellphones while driving, especially in school zones, and while in the pick-up lines of Carmi Schools.



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White County Retired Teachers Award Grants

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 5th, 2015

Last June, the White County Retired Teachers organization, with help from Little Giant and Andy Williams, held a Pork Burger Luncheon to coincide with the Tour de Teach Bike Ride and raised funds in an effort to offer their first ever classroom grants.  A total of eleven more teachers are now receiving additional monies to cover what the WCRT have deemed worthwhile projects and programs.  



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Grayville woman hospitalized for injuries following 3 vehicle crash involving Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputy

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Dec 31st, 1969

A Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Grayville woman are healing from injuries they both sustained after being rear ended by the driver of a Mack dump truck Tuesday morning.  



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St. Kateri in Ridgway Showing Progress

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 5th, 2015

It was a leap day in 2012 when St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ridgway was leveled by a tornado.  And now, nearly 3 years later, significant progress on a new parish that will serve as home to what is now multiple congregations within Gallatin County is being realized.  The steel frame of St. Kateri stands tall and can easily be seen on the approach to town from the west.  



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Reaction to Rauner's Budget Address

By: WROY/WRUL News and Associated Press
Feb 19th, 2015

Reaction To Illinois Governor Rauner's Budget Address from State Senator Dale Righter and House Speaker Michael Madigan



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Former Fairfield Teacher Sentenced

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 3rd, 2015

44 year old Timothy C. Going was sentenced Monday on a four-count Indictment



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WYSE Regional Competition Held at SIC February 5th

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 7th, 2015

The WYSE Regional Competition was held on February 5th at SIC in Harrisburg. Carmi White County finished 1st in large school division. Gallatin County finished 1st in small school division and NCOE finished 2nd in small school division. Individual winners included in story.



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Enfield man dies from apparent heart attack while hunting Saturday night

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 9th, 2015

Brown was a member of the White County Coon Club.



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SIC Board of Trustees Hears Reports on Enrollment and Additional Grant Funding

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 22nd, 2015

The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday night, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. and learned about a number of items including; enrollment, additional grant funding and plans for the Carmi expansion project.



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Illinois Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total For 2014-2015 Season

By: WROY/WRUL NEWS
Jan 23rd, 2015

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 145,804 deer during all 2014-15 seasons. White County took in a preliminary total of 1,765 deer for this season. For more local county totals click read more.



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Rauner Issues Medical Marijuana Licenses After Review

By: Associated Press and WROY/WRUL News
Feb 3rd, 2015

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has awarded licenses to medical marijuana businesses after a review that found flaws in the license award process under former Gov. Pat Quinn. In State District 19 Cultivation Center permit will be given to Atraxia, LLC with the center to be located in Albion according to reports. Retail dispensary licenses, by special dispensary district in District 19 will go to Kirkwood Pharmacy Group of Harrisburg, LLC.



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Norris City Village Board Meeting From Monday Feb. 2

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 3rd, 2015

The Norris City Village Board met on Monday evening. The Village is considering raising deposits and re-connect fees for sewer, water, and gas customers.



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Saline County E-911 Turns Up Next Generation & Texting To 911 Services

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 22nd, 2015

Saline County and Gallatin County E-911 joined with Union County and Jackson County by turning up the Next Generation 9-1-1.



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Load Limit in Carmi & Hawthorne Township Starting January 15th

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

There will be a load limits on township roads in Carmi and Hawthorne Townships on January 15



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White County Board Meeting From January 13

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

The White County Board met on Tuesday at the White County Courthouse



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2014 End of Year Review

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014



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Harrisburg Teen Reported Missing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 5th, 2015

Kyle D. Brown was last seen on December 28th in a black 2001 Honda CRV.  The vehicle had damage to the front passenger side fender and license number F843829.



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Megan Nichols Still Missing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 2nd, 2015

The Fairfield teen has been missing since July 3rd.  Authorities have received several tips but none have produced any results. 



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Huck's to Add Fuel Pumps on White County Fairgrounds

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 18th, 2014

Martin & Bayley, Inc. will lease the northeast portion of the White County Fairgrounds to install a diesel and gasoline fueling station.  The additional pumps will be connected with the existing Huck’s Convenience Store on Oak Street.



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Unit 5 School District Superintendent Brad Lee interview

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 28th, 2015

Carmi White County Unit 5 Superintendent Brad Lee sits down for an interview with Jc Tinsley on Open Line Wednesday, January 28th 2015. They discuss state aid, the districts' Cost Containment Strategy, the new governor, the 1% sales tax hike and much more.



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Rauner-Sanguinetti visit Grayville on state tour

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 9th, 2015

    

Rauner is taking a victory lap around the state thanking many voters in many of the towns around the state.  He was in Grayville at just after 3 where he and Lt Governor elect Evelyn Sanguinetti spoke to a packed room at Chappy’s Steakhouse.



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First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust to acquire Carmi Old National Bank along with 11 other Illinois Branches of Old National Bancorp

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 31st, 2015

    

A press release obtained by WROYWRULNews indicates a definitive agreement which will make the Carmi Old National Bank along with 11 other southern Illinois ONB branches the property of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.  



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Pyle wows Kiwanis with positive outlook

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 9th, 2015

Ruth Pyle has always been the class clown.  The Wabash Christian Retirement Center Marketing Director visited the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday and expanded on the power of positive thinking.  Her purposely over dramatic presentation began with her Corn Days class reunion back in October.  



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Illinois Supreme Court denies Coston Appeal

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 30th, 2015

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied convicted murderer Danny Coston’s petition to leave for appeal.  White County States Attorney Denton Aud says Coston’s only appeal option was to have his taped confession suppressed.  



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Burnett represents White County at State Pageant

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 19th, 2015

The Illinois State Fair Convention wrapped up Sunday and new royalty was crowned as well.  The crown’s headed south to Richland County with winner Sadie Gassmann of Olney.  Dayna Burnett won the White County pageant back in late July of 2014 and competed well in the state capital over the weekend as well.  



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Future Goals for Phoenix Rehabilitation/Hospital Discussed at Council Meeting

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 20th, 2015

The hope at the Carmi City Council meeting was to look forward and it seemed most everyone in attendance on behalf of Phoenix and council members indeed wanted to look forward.  It’s likely impossible to move forward however without taking a long hard look in the mirror; backwards at how the organization reached the quandary they’re in and that’s what everyone was faced with Tuesday night.  



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Posey County Commissioners Give Tentative Approval to New Harmony Bridge Purchase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

On a 2-1 vote, the Posey County Commissioners agreed to enter into a contract to purchase the Harmony Way Bridge from the White County Bridge Commission.  The purchase is subject to a number of conditions, set forth in the contract.



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WADI Scholarships Available

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 2nd, 2015

WADI has seven scholarships available in the amount of $1,150. The scholarships are used to pay tuition, books, and fees with the remainder to be released to the student for travel and living expenses.



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Cheer for a Cure raises nearly $19K over the weekend

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 12th, 2015

Months of preparation paid off once again for the Carmi Cheer for a Cure Committee.  Tara Burnett, Kim Mann, Kandy Masterson, Jennifer O’Daniel and Amy Rice were tasked with getting Saturday’s event organized.  The event raised an estimated $18,700.



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CWC School Board Approves Tax Levy Increase

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 16th, 2014

The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2014 are $5,347,713 compared to $5,007,533 in 2013.



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Norris City pilot ok after small plane crash in eastern Indiana

By: Associated Press
Jan 5th, 2015

Indiana State Police say 59-year-old Richard Kingston of Norris City, Illinois, was conscious and alert when troopers located him Sunday afternoon.



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Applications Available For The 2015 Community Impact Grant

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 30th, 2015

The Wayne County Farm Bureau has announced that applications are available for the 2015 Community Impact Grant.



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SIC to Receive Additional Grant Funding for Coal Mine Training Facility

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 8th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois College received word that additional grant dollars for a mine safety complex were recently approved by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) through the Coal Competitiveness Grant.



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Former Chief Judge Appointed to D.C.F.S. Children’s Justice Task Force

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 16th, 2015

Retired Circuit Judge and former 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Stephen Sawyer of Wabash County has been appointed by Department of Children and Family Services Interim Director Cynthia Tate to serve on the D.C.F.S. Children's Justice Task Force.



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7-Year-Old Girl Survives Kentucky Plane Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Jan 5th, 2015

Federal authorities are investigating a Kentucky plane crash in which a 7-year-old girl survived and four of her family members were killed.



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Enfield Six-Year-Old Recognized for Life Saving Efforts

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Six-year-old Landon Garrison received a Certificate of Commendation from the White County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.  He was recognized for his life saving efforts the previous day. 



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Illinois 'Fracking' Off To Slow Start Amid Oil-Price Slump

By: Associated Press
Jan 26th, 2015

Fracking is off to a feeble start in Illinois as slumping oil prices and the rigors of Illinois' new regulations have energy interests waiting on the sidelines.



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Haunted Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, Baysinger Architects of Marion assembled this year's top-ten haunted buildings for 2014.  The list covers most of Southern Illinois, with locations dating back to the early 1800's.



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See a Need Fill a Need Attitude Leads to Resurgent FFA at NCOE

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 29th, 2015

Paula and Phil Walker along with the community, school staff and students at NCOE are helping bring real life skill sets to kids.  At their latest FFA Alumni banquet/fundraiser, the organization more than doubled their goal in both attendance and dollars raised.



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Documents: Quinn Had Marijuana Recommendations, Didn't Act

By: Associated Press and WROY/WRUL News
Jan 27th, 2015

Newly released documents show former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but did not act on them before leaving office.



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State's Attorney Files Charges in Jail Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

26-year-old Donald H. Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City fled through a hole in the ceiling. 



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Whole New Dimension of Education Training Coming to Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

The man at the helm for SIC is touting the 2 million dollar expansion of the Carmi campus as an opportunity to capitalize on both economic development as well as education all in one package. 



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City of Carmi to Sue Phoenix Rehab & Nursing for Default on Revolving Loan

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 19th, 2014

“There was a unanimous vote of the council to initiate a lawsuit against Phoenix for default on their note and to foreclose the mortgage that secures the note,” said City Attorney Greg Stewart. 



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