News

Officers Recover Drugs, Cash, and Firearms During Saline County Search

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 21st, 2014

44-year-old Joseph S. Robertson of Eldorado is charged with Aggravated Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Cannabis (Less than 30 grams).



read more


Helping Hand Food Pantry to Close on September 1st

By: WROYWRUL news
Aug 20th, 2014

The mission was organized 16 years ago by Jennifer Fitzlaff, a Crossville resident, wife, and mother of two daughters.  The volunteer organization began with the intent to provide supplemental food to low income families at no cost.



read more


Carmi Soccer Registration

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Sign-ups for the Carmi Recreational Soccer League will be held on Thursday, August 21st and Saturday, August 23rd at the Library Gazebo. 



read more


Hamilton Memorial Hospital Announces Tele-Psychiatry Partnership

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Hamilton Memorial Hospital District (HMHD) is teaming with 1DocWay and CenterPointe Hospital in St. Charles, MO to use cutting edge technology to help improve access to mental health care services for area residents. 



read more


State Sen. Righter: Governor Signs Much-Needed Law Enforcement Legislation

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Law enforcement agencies will soon be able to use technology such as Skype to speed up the process of obtaining warrants, thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn.



read more


Fire Marshal Investigating Mobile Home Blaze

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

A house trailer caught fire around 2am Wednesday at 816 9th Street.  The residence was fully engulfed when crews arrived.

Photo: White County Sheriff's Department



read more


August 19 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Kurt W. Parker of Knoxville, TN filed a criminal damage complaint with the sheriff’s office.  Parker owns 240 acres under the name of Wabash Properties, south of IL Route 141 and north of County Road 1800 East.



read more


Blues and Barbecue on Tap Saturday Night at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Headlining the show is the Recliners, who hail from the Evansville/Henderson area and include Carmi native Mark Witherspoon on guitar and blues harp.



read more


Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. Announces Changes to Board

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Tom Vaught (Springfield, IL), retired attorney, has retired from the Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Vaught has been an active Director for a remarkable 45 years.



read more


Chief Albright Warns Enfield Residents of Scams

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

The board supported a resolution to install a sewer line on Logan Street between Wilson and Walnut Streets.  The area will be surveyed by Shawnee Professional Services at a cost of $2,000.



read more


Illinois Landowner Grant Program Accepting Applications

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 20th, 2014

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller announced today that private property owners in Illinois can receive funding assistance to plug abandoned oil and gas wells located on their property.



read more


Law Aims to Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

By: Illinois Radio Network
Aug 20th, 2014

The newly signed law requires the Illinois High School Association to give athletic staff an online training course on concussions. Gov. Pat Quinn believes the result will be fewer injuries to students.

Photo: Illinois Governor's Office



read more


Collinsville Man Receives 20 Year Sentence in Fatal DUI Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

49-year-old Darrell G. Delong was the sole survivor of the wreck on November 23rd.  He pleaded guilty in July to a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated DUI. 



read more


"Where There's a Will, There's a Harmony Way"

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Posey County Commissioners are now in the process of developing a plan and a sub-committee of commissioners to help tackle the group’s newest interest.



read more


White County Crop Tour Rescheduled

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Due to recent, excessive rains, the 18th annual White County Crop Tour has been rescheduled for Monday, August 25.  It was previously scheduled for this Wednesday, August 20.



read more


Construction, Activities Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Allen Excavating is expanding the pond at Burrell’s Woods.  The contractor has removed several trees and divided the shelter house.  The shelter house will be moved to another location in the park.



read more


City CPA Asks Aldermen to Consider Water Rate Increase

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

City CPA Keith Botsch attended Monday’s city council meeting to present financial statements for the City of Carmi and Light & Water Departments. 



read more


CWC Schools Apply for $1.1 Million in Grants

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

They provide for significant student opportunities and programs and represent a substantial portion of the district’s total projected education fund revenue.  The district will work to obtain additional competitive grant funds as the opportunities occur.



read more


Mt. Carmel Police Investigate Death of 8-Week-Old Child

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

At 7:43 am on August 18th, police received a 911 call in reference to a child not breathing at 406 W. 4th Street.  Ambulance, fire, and police personnel responded to the residence.



read more


August 18 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

20-year-old India M. Batty of Carmi was apprehended on a White County warrant for Failure to Appear- Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.  $300 cash bond was required for her release.



read more


Interview: Dale, Cribbs Promote Bulldog Booster Club

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

The organization is raising funds for the CWCHS tennis team.  The Booster Club would also like to improve the restrooms at the weight room (near the football field).



read more


New Generator in Place at City-County Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Gire’s Garage has moved the new generator into place for the City-County Jail.  Marshall Electric will finish the project wiring this week.  The generator sits on a thick concrete slab, poured by City of Carmi employees.



read more


White County Republicans Serve Breakfast

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

The Republican candidates, Denton Aud, Pamela Armstrong and Doug Maier, greeted and served the large turn-out.



read more


Hein Makes 1000th Skydive Freefall

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Saturday at the Carmi Airport, Bill Hein of New Harmony, Indiana made his 1000th skydive freefall with Parachutes Over Carmi.  After taking about a 10 year "vacation" from the sport (to put his four daughters through college), Bill returned a few years ago to start teaching again and share his love of skydiving.



read more


Don and Dorothy Garrett Honored for August Yard of the Month

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

The home of Don and Dorothy Garrett, located on Daras Drive, has been selected as the Yard of the Month for August.  They will be displaying the “Yard of the Month” sign and have received $50 in Carmi Gift Certificates.



read more


Village of Crossville to Flush Hydrants

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Residents should expect some water discoloration.  If you have questions, call 966-2237.



read more


Search Planned for Missing Evansville Woman

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Friends and family of Joelle Lockwood will meet in Rising Sun (Dogtown) on Sunday at 1pm.  They plan to search the area for clues about the Evansville woman’s disappearance.



read more


Carmi Man Jailed for Altercation at Carmi Motel

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

24-year-old Ricky R. Rush was apprehended by police after two foot pursuits.  White County Dispatch received a 911 call around 10pm Saturday in reference to a fight in progress.



read more


Car Hits Apartment Building, Driver Charged with DUI

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

41-year-old Tracy L. Russell is also charged with Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash.  The wreck happened around 11:50pm Saturday.



read more


August 15-17 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

On Saturday, Grayville Police responded to IGA in reference to a female attempting to cash checks.  After speaking to the store manager, the officer located the woman near Main and Vine Streets. 



read more


Fatal Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Saturday’s mobile home fire in Carmi.  One person was killed in the blaze at 407 8th Street.



read more


Converted Bus Crash in SW Indiana, Killing Driver

By: Associated Press
Aug 18th, 2014

Gibson County Coroner Barrett Doyle says 72-year-old Harold E. Tubbs of Fairfield, Illinois, died in the crash Saturday morning.

Photo: Gibson County Sheriff's Office



read more


High Water Rescue in Hamilton County

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

54-year-old Allen L. Klein of McLeansboro was traveling east on Route 14, near Hamilton County Road 100 East.  For unknown reasons, his Dodge Avenger left the roadway and became stranded in high water.

Photo: McLeansboro Fire Department



read more


Lightning Strike Sparks Oil Tank Fire in Eldorado

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

It happened around 3am Sunday at a set of tanks owned by Campbell Enterprises.  The Eldorado Fire Department responded and said the only option was to let the fire burn.

Stock Photo-Oil Tanks



read more


Illinois Colleges To Be Smoke-Free Indoors And Out

By: Associated Press
Aug 18th, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn says he's signed a law that bans indoor and outdoor smoking at all state-supported colleges and universities.



read more


Factory Connection To Open This Saturday

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

The store offers a wide selection of brand name fashions for Juniors, Misses, Plus, Men’s and Young Men’s, along with accessories and shoes. 



read more


SIC's Outdoor Shooting Range is Open for Class

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

The new shooting range at SIC was designed by Bacon Farmer Workman engineers to NRA specifications for safety and constructed by Lakeland Corporation. 



read more


Elastec's MediBurn May Play a Part in the Ebola Fight

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Elastec/American Marine Sales Manager Jeremy Pretzsch has been busy fielding inquiries about MediBurn, a portable medical waste incinerator, as a weapon in the fight to help curb the spread of Ebola.

Photo: Elastec/American Marine



read more


ISP Urge Heightened Awareness Around School Zones

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Students are headed back to school for a new school year and the Illinois State Police are reminding the citizens of Illinois to take the necessary safety precautions while driving through school communities.



read more


Another Fall at the Garden of the Gods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Saline County Central Dispatch received a 911 call of a man that had fallen near the rock formation known as the Devil’s Smokestack. 



read more


Chamber Welcomes New Member During August Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Prior to the meeting, Chamber President Dr. Clint Taylor and Education Committee Chairman Caleb Hughes presented Cassie Mick with the first portion of her Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. 



read more


Showcase Your Family's Tractor This Labor Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

You are invited to tour Wayne County’s Sam Dale Lake during the 6th annual Wayne County Antique Tractor Drive.  The event will be held on Labor Day… Monday, September 1. 



read more


Police: Weapons, Drugs Seized from Mt. Carmel Home

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

The search of the residence resulted in 5 weapons being seized along with several items of drug paraphernalia, prescription pills, over 100 grams of cannabis, methamphetamine, and over $3,000 in cash.



read more


August 14 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Two men were arrested on drug related charges during a traffic stop in Grayville.  The stop occurred in the parking lot of Casey’s General Store at 11:15pm Thursday. 



read more


Johnston City Teen Injured, Carmi Teen Flees Scene of Hamilton County Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

The wreck happened just after midnight on Route 14 at Hamilton County Road 675 East.  18-year-old Derek Smith was traveling eastbound in a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup. 



read more


Trial Set for Former Wayne-White Electric CFO

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

50-year-old Bruce D. Johnson of Wayne City faces two charges of forgery, a Class 3 Felony.  He will stand trial on January 20th.



read more


Wabash General's Sports Medicine Department Brings "A" Game to Kiwanis

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 15th, 2014

Wabash General Hospital started its Sports Medicine program in 2005 with the addition of orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Julko Fullop.  Since then, the department has added physician assistants to work alongside Dr. Fullop and certified athletic trainers to provide coverage to surrounding schools.



read more


Crews to Resurface Route 1 from Carmi to Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

Road work began Wednesday on the 15 mile stretch.  Howell Paving of Mattoon won the contract for the job through IDOT. 



read more


SIC Adapts to GED Changes

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

SIC is offering free GED Classes beginning Sept. 2. Instruction includes all classes, materials and practice tests at no charge.  Students may register during the first class session.



read more


State’s Attorney: McLeansboro Man Used Baseball Bat to Hit Victim

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

36-year-old Terry L. Morgan has been charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 Felony.  Authorities say Morgan used the weapon to hit George Weingartner on the body and head.



read more


Lucky Stop Pays Off; Norris City Man Wins $50,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

“I was driving home from Pennsylvania when I decided to stop at the store to buy a snack and a Powerball ticket.  I never imagined it would be such a lucky stop!” said Richard Clodfelter after winning a $50,000 Powerball  prize. 



read more


August 13 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

53-year-old Clifford D. Benson of Carmi was jailed late Wednesday on drug and battery charges.  The arrest followed a reported domestic disturbance at 209 E. Webb Street. 



read more


Crossville Board Approves New Animal Control Policy

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

The updated ordinance outlines general regulations for pets and imposes penalties for violations and impoundment.  Other provisions prohibit cruelty and neglect to pets. 



read more


FMH Foundation 10th Annual Golf Scramble-Success

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 14th, 2014

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation held its Tenth Annual Golf Scramble last week to raise funds to help support the services, programs, and state-of-the-art medical equipment needs of the hospital.



read more


Hamilton Memorial Auxiliary Purchases Equipment for Hospital

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

“The Auxiliary recently approved the purchase of a new pager system for use by family members of patients who are having surgery” said Randy Dauby, HMHD CEO. 



read more


The Red Onion Suffers Substantial Fire Damage

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

Crews were called to the Gallatin County restaurant around 6pm.  One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation at Harrisburg Medical Center.



read more


High Yields Projected for Corn and Soybean Harvest

By: Illinois Radio Network
Aug 13th, 2014

The USDA forecasts 2.218 billion bushels of corn from Illinois, up 5.6 percent from last year, and 542 million bushels of beans, up 17 percent from 2013.



read more


White County 4-Hers Excel at State Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

Twenty-two White County 4-Hers exhibited projects at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday August 10, 2014.  Judges award superior ribbons to the top 25 percent in each division.

Photo: Gia Berekashvili



read more


Back-to-School Night/Fall Sports Festival

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

Carmi-White County High School’s annual Back-to-School Night will be held on Friday, August 22, in conjunction with the Bulldog Booster’s Fall Sports Festival and the Gator Bowl football scrimmage.



read more


Brian Atteberry Appointed to Carmi Township Cemetery Board

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

Atteberry will fill the remainder of Jimmy Elder’s term, which expires in December 2016.  Elder passed away in July.  Atteberry received unanimous support from the township trustees.   



read more


Liability Insurance Carrier Outlines Recommendations for White County Departments

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

At Tuesday’s county board meeting, the County Engineer, Ambulance Director and Sheriff discussed their efforts to address the safety measures.

More News:

White County Jail Passes Inspection from U.S. Marshals Service

County Board Approves Federal Aid Agreements



read more


August 12 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

A Carmi woman was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine following a traffic stop at Huck’s.  Authorities say 30-year-old Holly M. Musgrave was driving on a suspended license. 



read more


Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Improve Emergency Response Services in Rural Areas

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

House Bill 4523 allows ambulance providers in rural areas to be upgraded to the highest EMT license of any person staffing that ambulance, including registered nurses.



read more


'Night Under the Stars' Concert

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 13th, 2014

Alli Haley, Emma Bryant, Logan Pugsley, Carly Gee, Tabitha Mick, Haley Roeder, Hailey Winkleman and Luke Nelson entertained the audience Tuesday evening at the League of Arts sponsored Night Under the Stars concert.



read more


Chassity Rose Named HMHD Rehab Patient of the Month

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 12th, 2014

“Chassity has been receiving physical therapy at HMHD for myofascial release and strengthening/postural exercises to address her neck pain” added Denise Browning, Director of Rehab Services. 



read more


Interview: Shimkus Talks Iraq, Obama Lawsuit, and VA Healthcare Reform

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 12th, 2014

Congressman John Shimkus addressed VA reform, proposed EPA regulations, and the border crisis during Tuesday’s Open Line program.  He supports US airstrikes in Iraq, fearing that ISIS forces could destabilize the Middle East.  



read more


August 11 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 12th, 2014

A Sunday crash near Burnt Prairie resulted in one injury.  19-year-old Kelli J. Newman of Carmi was traveling east on County Road 2400 North at 925 East.  Her Chevrolet Cavalier began to skid on the roadway. 



read more


Old Grayville High School To Be Demolished Soon

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 12th, 2014

Finance Commissioner David Jordan has received conflicting dates from the contractor, React Environmental, and the EPA on the start date for the project.  But he does expect the site cleanup to begin in the next several weeks. 



read more


Sneak Peak: New Board Room for First Bank

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 11th, 2014

First Bank has been renovating the old White County Bank in Downtown Carmi.  A beautiful stained glass dome is featured in the ceiling of the new board room.



read more


Guardian Center Receives $2,000 Donation from Anti-Crime Fund

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 11th, 2014

White County Sheriff, Doug Maier, presented The Guardian Center with a check for $2,000 from the White County Anti-Crime Fund for the Center’s new children’s advocacy center at 1124 West Oak Street in Carmi.



read more


Interview: Judge Sawyer Highlights Drug Court

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 11th, 2014

Retired Judge Stephen Sawyer is the Director of Specialty Courts for the 2nd Judicial Circuit.  He appeared on Open Line to discuss the drug court division.



read more


Sheriff: Meth Problem Remains a Concern

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 11th, 2014

Authorities discovered an active meth lab in a vehicle near Brownsville on Friday.  32-year-old Robert M. Mead faces preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Driving While License Suspended.        



read more


August 8-10 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 11th, 2014

An Enfield First Responder crashed his vehicle en route to an ambulance call in Springerton.  The wreck happened on Friday evening at County Road 2550 North and County Road 1250 East. 



read more


Illinois Governor to Enact 'Sign and Drive'

By: Associated Press
Aug 11th, 2014

The Chicago Democrat says the measure will help Illinois motorists hold onto a vital piece of identification and also allow law enforcement officials to do their jobs.



read more


Wabash Christian Rehab Manager Addresses Concussion Management

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 8th, 2014

Experts recently changed the classification of concussions to a brain injury to highlight the importance of treatment.  According to Smith, 65 percent of concussions occur in children under the age of 18. 



read more


$2,000 Reward Offered for Return of Fairfield Teen

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 8th, 2014

A $2,000 reward has been offered for the safe return of Megan Nichols.  The 16-year-old Fairfield girl was last seen on July 3rd at her home.  Anyone with information on Nichols’ whereabouts should contact Fairfield Police at 842-2151.



read more


Update: Evansville Man Sentenced for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 7th, 2014

26-year-old Justin Neaveill received a prison sentence of 5.5 years and 2 years of mandatory supervised release.  He will be recommended for participation in the Impact Incarceration Program.



read more


Mallette Outlines Carmi Township Government on Open Line

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 7th, 2014

Jimmie Mallette has served as Carmi Township Supervisor since 2001.  As Chief Financial Officer for the township, she creates the budgets and levies, conducts meetings, and runs the assistance program.



read more


White County Democrats Announce Raffle Prize Winners

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 6th, 2014

The White County Democrats raffled off a corn hole set and gas grill at the Fair.  Rex Robinson took home the gas grill.  He is pictured with Chairman Tom Scates and White County Treasurer Candidate Kari Starks. 



read more


Maier Named 2nd Vice President of Illinois Sheriffs' Association

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 6th, 2014

He just returned from a summer training conference, held August 3-5, in Decatur.  Maier would become president of the organization in two years if he wins re-election this November.



read more


Grayville Commissioners Authorize $3.5 Million in Revenue Bonds

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 4th, 2014

Grayville commissioners have authorized up to $3.5 million in alternate revenue bonds to fund improvements at the I-64 Plaza.  The city council approved the funding at a special meeting on Monday. 

Photo: Ground Work for Road Ranger Truck Stop



read more


Norris City Board Approves Contribution to Resurface NCOE Track

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 5th, 2014

E.T. Simonds Construction Company of Carbondale will replace the high school track for $42,300.  An anonymous donor agreed to contribute $27,300 of the cost.  The village will provide the remaining $15,000.



read more


Airport Manager Highlights Improvements

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 5th, 2014

Crews have finished repainting the terminal building and installing new trim.  The picnic tables and benches received a fresh coat of paint.  Some additional landscaping is planned.



read more


Carmi Council Agrees to Update Security Cameras at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 5th, 2014

Aldermen approved the purchase of eight new high-definition cameras from JK Computer Solutions.  Mayor Jeff Pollard said vandalism has increased at Burrell’s Woods in recent months. 



read more


Demolition Derby Delivers a Pounding Success

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 4th, 2014

The father/son combo of Rick and Jeremy Belford made sure the Old School class trophy would remain in White County after this year’s competition. 



read more


Hale, Smock Win Thursday Throwdown Talent Show

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 1st, 2014

Miranda Hale and Kayla Smock won the inaugural WRUL Thursday Throwdown Talent Show at the White County Fair.  The duo sang a heart stopping rendition of Hallelujah. 



read more


7th Grader Wins 4 Wheeler Mud Races

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 31st, 2014

The 4 wheeler races featured Ryan Larrison on a 500 cc quad, Jaden Sturgal on a 680, Daniel Bradley on a 700 and Wayne Carter piloting a 750 engine.

Photo: Fair Royalty and Jaden Sturgal  



read more


Ward Wins Back to Back Races at White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

Ward drove Whitneyreanna to victory in the filly division of the Open Pace.  He followed that win with a victory in the colt division.  Smoke Rings beat out another Carmi-based pacer, Tim’s Finale, from the Barbre stable.



read more


White County Democrats Hold Fair Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 30th, 2014

Three democrats are seeking local office this November.  They include: Paula Dozier for County Clerk, Jerry O’Neal for Sheriff, and Kari Starks for County Treasurer.



read more


Carmi Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Damage, Trespass and Battery

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

A Carmi man has been sentenced on several charges related to a shots fired incident in October 2013.



read more


The Social House Sold to Gary Boggs Family

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

The previous owners, Marge Pfister and Julie Shearer, were on Open Line to discuss the sale.  “They are going to take it over and continue it as a Bed & Breakfast and social event venue," said Shearer.   



read more


White County Fair Crowns 2014 Royalty

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Pictured (L-R): Miss White County Fair Dayna Burnett, Junior Miss Alexis Conner, and Little Miss Allee Martin  



read more


Grayville Council Approves Bid for Street Construction at I-64 Plaza

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

Kieffer Brothers of Mt. Carmel estimates the project cost at $630,109.04.  Stephenson Street will provide access to the planned Road Ranger Truck Stop and new Subway restaurant.



read more


Harness Racing Kicks Off 136th White County Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Carmi-based Humble Hero won the 4-Year-Old & Up Pace, sponsored by the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association.  Track announcer Carl Becker said Harold Poore was looking for a race horse and found it in the Barbre stable.



read more


Carmi Family Dental to Host 2nd Annual "Dentistry From the Heart" Event

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 24th, 2014

The office provides the first 100+ patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning.  The event is scheduled for September 19th.  “It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” said Dr. Roser. 

Photo: Carmi Family Dental Facebook Page



read more


Supporters, Opponents of AquaLine Protection Service Speak Out

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

Alderman approved the service for residential water customers at the July 7th meeting.  Residents will notice a line item of $3.75 on their monthly bill unless they choose to “opt-out.”   

Photo: Charles Preston addressed the Carmi City Council before a packed house.



read more


City Attorney: Phoenix Pays $90,000 Toward Overdue Utility Bills

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

Greg Stewart has been in contact with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and their audit division for not-for-profit or charitable organizations.  They are addressing the issue of an audit for Phoenix Nursing and the Phoenix Foundation.



read more


Wyoming-Based Firm Interested in Building Medical Marijuana Facility at Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

The Grayville City Council has approved a real estate contract with Deerpath Development, LLC.  The site approved by the city council spans 22.85 acres at the I-64 Plaza (former prison property).

Other News:

Commissioners Approve Engineering Agreement for IDOT Grant

O'Daniel Trucking to Relocate Ditch at I-64 Plaza



read more


Indiana to End Tolls on Wabash Memorial Bridge

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 26th, 2014

Effective July 1, the Indiana Department of Transportation will stop collecting tolls for motorists crossing the Wabash Memorial Bridge in Posey County, Ind. 



read more


City Seeking Grant to Resurface Tennis Courts at Bradshaw Park

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

The City of Carmi will seek an Illinois Department of Natural Resources grant to resurface two of the five tennis courts at Bradshaw Park.



read more


City Attorney: Phoenix Owes City $500,000 in Loan Payments, Utility Expenses

By: WROYWRUL News
May 6th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart spoke to the city council on Monday about the delinquencies.  He also shed light on several tax liens and a federal court judgment against Phoenix.



read more


City of Carmi Seeks State Audit of Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart was told that a $1.477 million payment from the state to Phoenix had been processed.  The net which Phoenix Nursing Home received was $1.186 million.  That money remains "parked" with the IRS. 



read more


Carmi Police Chief Randy Hamblin to Retire After 29 Years

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 5th, 2014

A reception will be held for Chief Hamblin from 12pm-3pm Friday at the City Council Chambers.  The public is invited to stop by and wish Hamblin a happy retirement. 



read more


Corn Days 2014 Entertainment Announced

By: WROYWRULNews
Jun 26th, 2014

Breaking away from recent tradition, the organization turns to country up and comers Josh Thompson and Leah Turner



read more


Keith Brooks Retiring After 38 Years in Law Enforcement

By: WROYWRUL News
Apr 21st, 2014

Deputy Keith Brooks receives a retirement plaque from White County Sheriff Doug Maier.  Brooks will retire Monday with 38 years of law enforcement experience. 



read more


Dillman Family Offers $20,000 Towards Revitalization of Pond at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2014

The Dillman family has offered $20,000 toward the excavating, restocking, and beautification of the pond.  In return, they would like to place a monument by the water and rename the pond as the Gregory W. Dillman Memorial Pond at Burrell’s Woods.



read more


Council Approves List of 19 Motor Fuel Tax Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

The repairs are estimated at $431,000 and range from pavement removal and replacement to new culverts and riprap.

Photo: 3rd and Shipley Streets



read more


City to Offer AquaLine Protection Service to Water Customers

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Bud and Ed Bates were present at Monday’s council meeting to address the insurance service.  They explained that residential customers are actually responsible for the water service line between the meter and their home.



read more


Guardian Center to Purchase Former WADI Office in Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 7th, 2014

The child advocacy center is buying the property at 1124 Oak Street from John Oliver.  A public meeting is scheduled for July 24th from 6pm-8pm at the Carmi City Council Chambers.   



read more


Tenants Announced for Revamped Strip Mall

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Mayor Jeff Pollard said the tenants will include Midway BBQ Shack, AT&T, State Finance, James Cook State Farm, and the Factory Connection. 



read more


Burrell's Woods Boogie Kicks Off the Deep Roots Festival to a Large Crowd

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 1st, 2014

The next Deep Roots Festival event is scheduled for July 26 at 6:30 p.m., also at Burrell Park. Titled "A Saturday In The Park," the music kicks off with a set by Mark Rogers, who will likely be accompanied by some special guests.



read more


Poshard: "I love this town, its people"

By: WROYWRUL News
May 30th, 2014

Glenn Poshard is a 1962 graduate of Carmi Township High School and former U.S. Congressman.  He recently retired as President of Southern Illinois University.  



read more


Outdoor Amphitheater Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Darrell Marshall, Greg McVey, and Jade McAllister approached the mayor about the idea.  McAllister owns the farm ground on the left as you drive into Burrell’s Woods.  He would like to donate the two acres nearest to the park for the amphitheater construction.     



read more


Phoenix Rehab & Nursing Faces Another Lawsuit, City Awaits Financial Records

By: WROYWRUL News
May 20th, 2014

The skilled care facility owes the city approximately $500,000 in revolving loan fund payments and utility expenses.  At the May 5th council meeting, aldermen instructed Administrator Lil Fortner to turn over general ledgers and related financial documents.



read more


Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: Toby Brown
Jun 6th, 2014



read more