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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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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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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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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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Brenda Knuckles, SEIL Center for Pastoral Counseling talks with Kiwanis

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 26th, 2015

Low cost, confidential counseling services are availalbe by the Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling.  Three support groups are held in Carmi and Mt. Carmel.



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Carmi Rotary Club News and Notes From Thursday Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

The Carmi Rotary Club met on Thursday. Meeting details inside this story including the Rotary Trivia Contest that will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Carmi American Legion.



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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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Pruning Your Way to Success: Tree Fruit Pruning Clinic

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

University of Illinois Extension is hosting an afternoon tree fruit pruning clinic at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, Simpson, IL on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 4-6 PM.



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Rauner Appoints Board of Trustee Members At 3 State Colleges Including SIU

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced several appointments at three Illinois colleges.



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Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week Will be March 1-7

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

A test tornado warning will be issued for all Illinois counties at 10 am Tuesday March 3. The warning will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio with the tone alarm. Many commercial radio and TV stations will also participate by relaying the test tornado warning.



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Effingham to Get Tesla Charging Stations

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 27th, 2015

Effingham soon will get charging stations from electric car manufacturer Tesla.



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Polar Plungers Wanted to Jump into Rend Lake in Benton on Saturday, March 7

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 18th, 2015

Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the icy waters of Rend Lake at noon on Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Southeastern/Area14. Register Online at www.plungeillinois.com



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WOVSED conducting Pre-K Screenings

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 11th, 2015

Wabash Ohio Valley Special Education District will be conducting free Pre-Kindergarten screenings on Tuesday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of Southeastern Illinois College’s Melba Patton Library. The screenings take about 45 minutes and include hearing and vision tests.



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White County Chapter of Quail Forever Hosts Annual Banquet on February 28, 2015

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 23rd, 2015

The White County Chapter of Quail Forever (QF) will host its 5th Annual Banquet on February 28th at the White County Floral Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a fundraising auction to follow. All proceeds from the event go to the chapter's wildlife habitat projects and youth shooting sports events.



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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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Jefferson County Man Sentenced to 162 Months On Crack Cocaine Charges

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

28 year old Kenez K. Parks of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years' supervised release on crack cocaine charges.



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Get Up to Date On The Latest Truck Regulations

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 18th, 2015

Area county Farm Bureaus and the Illinois Farm Bureau will host a series of "On the Road" programs in early March. The program will cover new regulations for covered farm vehicles, medical cards, OHV registration, redefining the tank vehicle, electronic logging devices, USDOT registration, UCR, CDL and drug & alcohol screening.



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Wayne City Man Sentenced In Hamilton Conunty Court

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

In Hamilton County Court, Gordon Yarbor of Wayne City was sentenced on Wednesday to 4 years and 6 months in prision for a Class 4 felony of Obstructing Justice.



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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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Area Hunters can Earn Safety Certification

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 11th, 2015

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hunter safety certification course. Participants must attend all 10 hours of instruction to complete the course and receive their safety certification.



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White Co Farm Bureau to Offer Concealed Carry Course Scheduled For Late March

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

The White County Farm Bureau is pleased to offer their members an opportunity to obtain their certification to conceal and carry a firearm in Illinois. The training will be held on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28.



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USDA Stats Show Illinois Had 'Historic' Corn, Soybean Yields

By: Associated Press and WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

The Illinois Farm Bureau says last fall's harvest was an historic crop.



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Introducing The Cast of The Rend Lake College Spring Musical "Les Misérables.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

Be prepared to experience life in 19th century France with the cast and crew of the Rend Lake College Spring Musical "Les Misérables." Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, March 16, with opening night set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the RLC Theatre.



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WVC Rehearsals Underway for "Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming"

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

Wabash Valley College/Wabash Valley Arts Council community theatre production will be presented in the Brubeck Theatre on March 19, 20, and 21 with 7:30 shows and on March 22 with a 1:30 matinee production.



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Police Reports February 24-25

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 26th, 2015

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



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Illinois House Speaker Renews Push For 'Millionaire's Tax'

By: Associated Press
Feb 26th, 2015

Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.



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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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Mt. Carmel Man Arrested And Charged With Arson

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 25th, 2015

A Mt. Carmel man was arrested and charged with aggravated arson after an early morning fire on Sunday.



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Boil Order Lifted in Norris City For Anyone South of The City Office

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 23rd, 2015

***UPDATE***

The boil order has now been lifted as of 3pm Tuesday


A boil order has been issued in Norris City for anyone south of the city office located on 406 South Division Street. The boil order was issued due to a water line break.



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Shimkus Responds to President Obama's Veto

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 25th, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus has released a statement in response to President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act:



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Police Chief of Orient Accused of Misconduct

By: Associated Press
Feb 25th, 2015

The police chief of a small southern Illinois city has been arrested on charges of intimidation and official misconduct.



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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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Police Report February 23

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 24th, 2015

Police Report from the White County Sheriff's Department



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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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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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ELASTEC Introduces New 1.5 Meter BoomVane™

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 20th, 2015

The latest addition to ELASTEC'S arsenal of oil spill response equipment is the 1.5 meter ELASTEC BoomVane™, designed to quickly deploy heavier oil boom in coastal and open waters in advancing sweeping and skimming applications - with only one towing vessel.



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Illinois State Police to Conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Patrols

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 24th, 2015

Captain Kelly Hodge, District 19 Commander, announced today that the Illinois State Police (ISP) will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in White and Saline Counties during the month of March.



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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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Proposal Would Have Grads Who Leave Illinois Repay State Aid

By: Associated Press
Feb 24th, 2015

A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illinois within five years of graduation.



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Mississippi River Bridge to Close For A Year

By: Associated Press
Feb 25th, 2015

The Mississippi River bridge connecting the southern parts of Missouri and Illinois will close for a year while crews make major repairs to the 86-year-old structure.



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Carbondale Man Gets 25 Years in Shooting on School's Campus

By: Associated Press
Feb 19th, 2015

A 19-year-old Carbondale man will spend 25 years in prison for a shooting that seriously injured one person outside a high school.



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White County SWCD Fish Sale and Orders for Tree Seedlings

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 24th, 2015

The White County Soil and Water Conservation District Spring fish sale is underway. Orders are also being accepted for tree seedlings for spring planting.



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Wabash Valley College Announces Fall Semester Honors List

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 19th, 2015

Wabash Valley College is pleased to announce its Honors List for Fall Semester 2014



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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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Weekend Carmi Police Reports

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 9th, 2015

Weekend Carmi Police reports include:

Early Valentine’s present?  No thanks; Carmi Police bust Mt. Carmel and Grayville men on drug charges; two warrant arrests; Criminal damage to property reported at 710 Fackney in Carmi; Hamilton County Order of Protection Violation



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Sims Hopeful to be Named CEO at Upcoming HMHD Board Meeting

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 19th, 2015

With 5 months on the job as Interim CEO at Hamilton Memorial Hospital District, Greg Sims has been getting to know departments, the community and operations.  He spent some time updating the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday on the services offered and his background.



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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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Sturgal officially joins Kiwanis, Group thanks Wiseman for Service

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 19th, 2015

The induction of Kati Sturgal, Carmi’s new Shelter Insurance Agent gives the club nearly 80 members.



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White Awards Over $15 Million in Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 9th, 2015

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded 15.2 million dollars to 635 public libraries serving almost 12 million patrons.  White calls our libraries, “the best and most reliable information resource available to citizens”.



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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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Two Southern Illinoisans sentenced Friday on drug convictions, another pleads guilty

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 9th, 2015

Heroin, Crack Cocaine and Meth...oh my:  Department of Justice activity



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Marion Woman Charged With Stealing Shoes From Store

By: Associated Press
Feb 23rd, 2015

A Marion woman is accused of stealing four pairs of shoes from a department store and attacking an employee who tried to stop her.



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Governor Rauner Announces Recipients of 2015 Order of Lincoln Award

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 9th, 2015

Among the honorees is the late W. Russell Withers, Jr, broadcasting pioneer and founder of Withers Broadcasting, WROY & WRUL's parent company.



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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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January 30th White County Crash Details Released

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 10th, 2015

The crash happened around 7am on Friday, January 30th



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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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Mt. Vernon Indiana Man Arrested for Sexual Misconduct

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 10th, 2015

Indiana State Police have arrested a 26 year old Mt. Vernon man following a criminal investigation that revealed he’d had sexual relations with a 14 year old girl.



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Illinois State Police to Conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 24th, 2015

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced District 19 Troopers will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in White and Hamilton Counties during the month of March.



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Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading coming to McLeansboro

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 10th, 2015

Evaluations set for March 2nd and 3rd; Registration deadline is March 13th; Practices begin March 30th; Saturday season kicks off April 11th



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Frackas between young people at Norris City home starts with alcohol

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 9th, 2015

A Saturday night party involving White County youth and alcohol spilled into Sunday morning and has resulted in multiple charges of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to a battery at about 1:04am and subsequently, 20 year old Morgan Conner and 19 year old Tamberlynn Capps were arrested consumption charges.



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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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Boil Water Order Lifted for Customers on Smokey Road and Customers Southeast of New Shawneetown

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 20th, 2015

The Boil Order for Saline Valley Conservancy District Customers on Smokey Road and Customers southeast of New Shawneetown has been lifted.





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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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Guardian Center Seeks Nominations for Friend of Children Award

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 17th, 2015

The Guardian Center, Inc. is currently accepting nominations for its 2015 "Friend of the Children" award. The center wishes to honor an individual who contributes in a special way to meet the needs of children. The ideal candidate is an individual committed to serving children in his or her community.



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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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Shimkus' Staff to be in Eldorado March 3

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 18th, 2015

A member of Congressman John Shimkus' staff will be in Saline County on Tuesday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m. till noon at the Eldorado City Hall, 901 4th Street.



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Minor Accident Tuesday Afternoon

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 11th, 2015

An Enfield woman and a Carmi man escaped injury after a minor accident at the intersection of Church and Robinson Street in Carmi Tuesday afternoon.



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Mt. Carmel Police Requests Assistance

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 20th, 2015

The Mt. Carmel Police Department is currently investigating a theft from a local man. The Mt. Carmel Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the male subjects in the attached photographs. At this time the Mt. Carmel Police are wanting to speak with the individuals in the pictures to see if they have any information concerning the theft. If anyone one can identify the two individuals, please call the Mt. Carmel Police at 618-262-4114 or Crimestoppers at 618-262-HALT (4258).




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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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Workers’ Compensation Reform Legislation Makes Illinois More Competitive

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 23rd, 2015

Seeking to help Illinois attract investment, create jobs, and end fraud and abuse, State Sen. Dale Righter filed legislation that would add "primary causation" to Illinois' workers' compensation law.



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Three Firearm Classes Available at SIC Beginning February 23

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 11th, 2015

Three firearm courses will begin soon at Southeastern Illinois College, taking advantage of the institution’s LaserShot firearm simulator technology as well as the new Chuck Hearn Outdoor Education Complex shooting range.



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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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Police Reports February 19-22

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 23rd, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police, Mt. Carmel Police and White County Sheriff's Department



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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 Rices Honor Parents through Scholarships to SIC

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 23rd, 2015

 Two new scholarships will be available beginning the fall semester of this year at Southeastern Illinois College. SIC President, Dr. Jonah Rice and his wife, Megin, will be giving two scholarships to area students for the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarships will supplement unfilled gaps in financial awards for tuition and related expenses.



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Crossville Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Methamphetamine Charges

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

31 year old Luke L. Burnett of Crossville, was sentenced to 108 months in prison, three years' supervised release following his imprisonment.



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Illinois Lawmakers Form School Shootings Task Force

By: Associated Press
Feb 24th, 2015

Illinois lawmakers set out to work with educators, mental health professionals and police and others to help mentally ill children in the hopes of preventing school shootings.



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Ridgway Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prision

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

34 year old Ryan Earl Bess of Ridgway, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton to a 5 year prison term for conspiring with two other individuals to grow more than 100 marijuana plants.



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White County Soil and Water Conservation District's Annual Meeting Will Be Held As Scheduled Friday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 19th, 2015

White County Soil and Water Conservation District's Annual Meeting will be held as scheduled Friday, at the Floral Hall of the fairgrounds. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. A free dinner will be served at 5:30 pm



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Carmi Bicentennial Celebration Meeting February 17

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

A meeting regarding the Carmi Bicentennial Celebration will be held Tuesday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Carmi City Council Chambers.



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Police Reports for February 17

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 18th, 2015

Police Reports from the White County Sheriff's Department



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White County Historical Society Board of Directors Meeting From Tuesday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

White County Historical Society Board of Directors met Tuesday, February 10 at Mary Smith Fay Genealogy Library.



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February 18 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 19th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department



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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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Lawrenceville Man Who Fled To Mexico Sentenced for Failure to Register As A Sex Offender

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 19th, 2015

34 year old Daryl G. Nenninger of Lawrenceville was sentenced on Wednesday in federal district court in Benton for violation of the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act. Nenninger was sentenced to 48 months in prison with 5 years of supervised release to follow.



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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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Illinois Driver's Licenses May Not Be Good to Fly By 2016

By: Associated Press
Feb 12th, 2015

Illinois residents might not be able to use their driver's licenses at airports starting in 2016. The Daily Herald reports the licenses don't meet requirements set by a 2005 federal law on IDs that was meant to increase security.



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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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Rauner Delivers First Budget Address

By: Associated Press
Feb 19th, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner says his budget is a responsible path after years of "financial recklessness." The Republican delivered his first budget address on Wednesday. He says the state has been living beyond its means by spending money that taxpayers can't afford. Rauner wants to make deep cuts and is outlining a plan to fix the state's massively underfunded pension system.



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Carmi Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For Gottzz's

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 5th, 2015

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Thursday for Matt Slay and Denton Weiss, new owners of Gottzz's



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February 11 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 12th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police and Mt. Carmel Police Department



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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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Emergency Responders and Contractors Meeting February 11th

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 4th, 2015

There will be an Emergency Responders and Contractors Meeting put on by Paradigm coming up on Wednesday February 11th at 5:30 pm at the Floral Hall of the White County Fairgrounds.



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Sheryl Woodham of Guardian Center on upcoming Fundraiser

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 5th, 2015

 

Guardian Center Executive Director talks with the Carmi Kiwanis Club providing an update on the facility, statistics and an upcoming fundraiser featuring the 2012 Glamour "Woman of the Year" Erin Merryn



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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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Troopers Arrest Woman for Public Intoxication After Causing Disturbance

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

Indiana State Police arrested a 34 year old Evansville woman last night after causing a disturbance at Fester's Bar near Mt. Vernon



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State Senator Dale Righter: "The Opportunity Before Us"

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 6th, 2015

State Senator Dale Righter writes a op-ed on Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State Address



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February 3 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 4th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi and Mt. Carmel Police Departments



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Carmi Chamber of Commerce To Hold Business After Hours at Shelter Insurance

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 6th, 2015

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Kati Sturgal, Shelter Insurance Agent, will hold Business After Hours at Shelter Insurance, located at 1002 Oak Street in Carmi on February 12, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m



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Power Outage Planned In Parts of Carmi on Tuesday February 3rd

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 28th, 2015

Carmi City Supervisor Mike Buckman tells us that there will be a planned power outage on Tuesday February 3rd at 9 AM. The outage will last approximately 3 hours. The outage will be from Main Street down Hailey Drive including Evergreen Acres, also Elizabeth Street, all of Edgewood East and West including Roser Drive. 



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Authorities: Man Fatally Shot Wife, Killed Self Near Marion

By: Associated Press
Feb 2nd, 2015

Authorities in southern Illinois' Williamson County say an autopsy confirms that a man fatally shot his wife in their rural home before taking his own life.



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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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Police Report January 19

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 20th, 2015

Reports from the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Carmel Police.



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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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Nursing Scholarships Through Illinois Farm Bureau

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program. There will be five scholarships, worth $4,000 each, granted this year.



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Carmi Man Pleads Guilty in White County Court

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

22 year old Dylan W. Mahon of Carmi plead guilty in White County Court on Thursday on a charge of Criminal Damage to Property



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Chamber Welcomes Eight New Members

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

During the monthly meeting of the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Thursday evening, the Board of Directors welcomed eight new members.



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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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Jan 30-Feb 1 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 2nd, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department and Mt. Carmel Police Department



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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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Aussie Man Sends Illinois Family Wheelchair For Autistic Son

By: Associated Press
Feb 5th, 2015

Katie Harsy never met the Australia man she's played Scrabble with for nearly two years on Facebook. However, the southern Illinois woman with a disabled son gets full of emotion when she talks about the man's generosity.



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February 12 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

Police Reports from the White County Sheriff's Department



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital Named Stroke Ready Hospital

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 18th, 2015

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., announced that Fairfield Memorial Hospital has been recognized as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH) as of January 23, 2015 by the Illinois Department of Public Health



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16th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Rend Lake

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

The 16th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Rend Lake will take place on March 7th at the South Sandusky Beach Recreation Area at Rend Lake.



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February 4 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 5th, 2015

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



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February 5 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 6th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department



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West Salem Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prision for Meth Offense

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 19th, 2015

30 year old Dillion Wayne Bailey of West Salem was sentenced Wednesday in United States District Court in Benton to a 14 year term of imprisonment for possessing with intent to distribute 2 ounces of highly pure methamphetamine commonly known as "crystal" or "ice."



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Elastec Drug Terminator Destroys Drugs

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 30th, 2015

New Website Reaches Out to Law Enforcement, Military, and Medical Marijuana Markets



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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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Saline County Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 21st, 2015

The Saline County Sheriff's Office would like to alert residents to a scam alert.



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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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West Salem man makes first appearance in Edwards County court Tuesday

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 27th, 2015

According to the Edwards County Sheriff’s report, Leigh was under the influence when he drove his ’92 Ford truck off of County Road 1850 North and recklessly re-entered the road behind and in front of other vehicles.  



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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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Ride in style to the Farm Machinery Show

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 12th, 2015

The Wayne County Farm Bureau is inviting you to travel with them to one of the largest farm machinery shows in the nation on Thursday February 12th. 



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Carmi and Hamilton County announce sign up info for Summer League ball

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 21st, 2015

It’s easy to recognize that highs in the 30’s and 40’s could be a lot worse, but for those of you looking for warm thoughts, you’re in good company.  The Carmi Recreational Summer League and Hamilton County Summer Rec League have both announced details on sign ups.  



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2nd Annual Carmi Lions Club Valentine's Dinner

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

The 2nd Annual Carmi Lions Club Valentine's Dinner will be on Saturday February 14 at the Carmi VFW from 4-7pm. Tickets must be purchased by February 6.



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Horizion Healthcare and FMH Home Health Awarded Accreditation

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 3rd, 2015

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., announced that FMH, Horizon Healthcare, & FMH Home Health has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.



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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 Previews 'Right to Work Zones' As First-Year Priority

By: Associated Press
Jan 28th, 2015

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called "right to work zones" in the traditionally union-friendly state.



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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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Conley Guest Speaker at the Carmi Public Library's February Informational Meeting

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

Cindy Birk Conley, Senior Health Insurance Program Counselor, was the guest speaker at the Carmi Public Library's February informational meeting.



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Judge Grants Extension in Illinois Prison Crowding Case

By: Associated Press
Jan 28th, 2015

A judge has given attorneys for the state of Illinois another month to review a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit about overcrowding at a southern Illinois prison.



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Police Report January 22

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department and Mt. Carmel Police Department



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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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Buy, sell, or hold? Hear the Outlook for Grain at the AgriVisor Market Update

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

Area county Farm Bureaus are sponsoring AgriVisor Market Update programs on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The program will feature Dale Durchholz, Senior Market Analyst for AgriVisor, LLC.



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Paducah Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Grooming

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

20 year old David Tyler Stover,of Paducah, KY pled guilty in White County Court this week to a count of Unlawful Grooming, and has been set for a sentencing hearing on March 9.



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WVC Crystal Ball on February 14

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

The Wabash Valley College Foundation is preparing for one of their major fundraising events which is held each year, the "Crystal Ball"



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Police Report January 20

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 21st, 2015

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



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Police Report January 16-18

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 19th, 2015

Police Reports from Mt.Carmel Police and White County Sheriff's Department.



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Police Reports January 13

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

Reports from the Carmi Police Department, including three reports of burglaries



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Three Perry County Residents Charged with Meth Conspiracy

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 17th, 2015

Three Perry County residents were indicted on February 3, for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. 25 year old Skyler A. Elder, 41 year old Joseph D. Smith, and 33 year old Jamie L. Smith, all of Pinckneyville, are charged in a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.



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Southeastern Illinois College - 2014 Fall President's List

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 14th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois College announces the 2014 Fall President's List honoring those with a 4.0 GPA



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Putting Small Acres to Work Program January 22

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

Ever wonder what you can do to make a profit with your extra acres? Attend the Putting Small Acres to Work Program on Thursday, January 22, at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Benton.



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Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend in Illinois

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 29th, 2015

White County leads the region with a rate now lower than the national unemployment rate.



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2015 IMUA Scholarship Program Applications Avaliable for Carmi High School Seniors

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 14th, 2015

The City of Carmi, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarhsip competition program for eligible high school seniors.



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“My Fatal Valentine” Dinner Theater Comes to SIC Feb. 13 & 14

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 26th, 2015

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Southeastern Illinois College will celebrate by performing My Fatal Valentine, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Feb. 13 and 14 at 6 p.m



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Union County Resident Sentenced for Meth Offense

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 17th, 2015

27 year old Jonathan E. Merydith, of Cobden was sentenced for a methamphetamine violation. Merydith, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years supervised release, and fined $200.00.



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Police Reports January 9-11

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 12th, 2015

Police Reports form Carmi Police, White County Sheriff's, Mt. Carmel Police, and Wabash County Sheriff's Department. Stories include Barn Fire Reported Near Grayville Area



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ISP District 19 Announces December Activity and Enforcement

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, answered 254 calls for service and initiated 935 incidents in the field during the month.



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Shimkus Cosponsors Bill to Prevent Federal Overreach of U.S. Waters by EPA & Corps of Engineers

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 29th, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) announced he is an original cosponsor of legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from expanding their jurisdiction over bodies of water that Congress never intended for regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA).



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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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Illinois Pays Millions To Keep Inmates Who Can't Find Homes

By: Associated Press
Jan 27th, 2015

It's costing Illinois as much as $25 million a year to keep inmates in prison because they can't find a suitable place to live according to the terms of their parole.



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2014 End of Year Review

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 30th, 2014



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Farm Bill Safety-Net Deadlines Approaching for Illinois Farmers

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 17th, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Scherrie V. Giamanco, State Executive Director reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).



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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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Police Reports January 23-25

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 26th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff's Department and the Mt. Carmel Police Department



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2015 Will See Increased Payment to Illinois Pension Funds

By: Associated Press
Jan 2nd, 2015

The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports Illinois' auditor general on Wednesday released a report by the state actuary showing a more than $680 million increase in pension payments in 2015 to $7.5 billion.



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White County Court News for January 26-27

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 28th, 2015

One of the two men who escaped the White County Jail during Corn Days, 32 year old Robert M. Mead, pled guilty in White County Court Tuesday



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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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Egyptian Health Department and Ferrell Hospital Having Open Enrollment Events

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 6th, 2015

Egyptian Health Department and Ferrell Hospital want to help you with your healthcare coverage needs.



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Police Report January 15

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 16th, 2015

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



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Rend Lake College Fall 2014 Honors Lists

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 26th, 2015

Rend Lake College is pleased to announce 421 students have made the President's and Vice Presidents' lists of academic honors for the Fall 2014 semester.



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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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Carmi Rotary Meeting From Thursday

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

At Thursday's meeting of the Carmi Rotary Club, the guest speaker was Dan Anderson the manager of the Sam's Club in Evansville.



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Elastec and Cuba Making Progress in Oil Spill Equipment Discussions

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 16th, 2015

Oil spill response equipment manufactured by Elastec is being considered by the Cuban government to protect the environment in and around Cuban waters.



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Carmi Rotary Learns About Buffalo Trace Council

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 6th, 2015

At Thursday's Carmi Rotary meeting, Jennifer Whitaker of the Buffalo Trace Council was the program. On Wednesday, Whitaker witnessed the Eagle Scout presentation made to Rory Harris of Carmi.



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White County Court News From Wednesday January 14

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

One of the two men who escaped the White County Jail back on Corn Days pled guilty on an Escape charge and an Aggravated Battery charge Wednesday in White County Court.



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January 27 Police Report

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 28th, 2015

Police Reports from the White County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Carmel Police



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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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Pastor Bob McKelvey talks to Kiwanis about Emmanuel United Methodist Church History and Future

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 22nd, 2015

Amy Dixon provides the intro as McKelvey details the church's 140 year history.  He hopes they'll be able to have their first service in the new church on Easter, though it could be as soon as February if the weather cooperates.  Also inside, four 3rd graders recognized as 2nd Quarter Most Valuable Bulldogs.  They got to accompany Dixon for their excellent behavior and academics at school.



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Hamilton County holding first ever Electronic Recycling Event

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 23rd, 2015

Piggybacking off the success of Carmi’s electronic recycling event, Hamilton County held their first opportunity on Friday.  Steve Lapington, the city of McLeansboro’s zoning administrator had already counted more than 77 screens from TVs, computers and other electronics just a half hour into the event.  



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital Hosting Cancer Support Group

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 23rd, 2015

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will begin holding a Cancer Support Group meeting once a month on the second Thursday of the each month from 6-7 p.m. in the Medical Arts Complex (MAC) Community Education Room, beginning February 12th.



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Carmi Mayor Proclaims It Mentor 4 Kids Month

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 28th, 2015

Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard signed a proclimation Wednesday January 28th proclaiming it Mentor 4 Kids Month.



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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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Elf a Shelf Holiday Food Drive nets more than 2,500 items

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 12th, 2015

In the past five years, WROY/WRUL radio has dispersed more than 11,000 items to tri state food pantries.  The 2014 drive that ended January 5th of 2015 brought in more than 2,500 items.  The food that’s been donated at participating sponsor locations has been gathered, divided up and is now awaiting pickup by participating food pantries. 



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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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Shimkus Seeking Valentines for Heroes

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 9th, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus is again asking constituents for participation in his "Valentines for Heroes" program.



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McDonalds Manager Snags Fourth National Ray Kroc Award

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 28th, 2015

Fairfield’s McDonald’s is home to one of the nation’s top restaurant managers. Brian Luebbers, a 24-year employee of McDonald’s, has been awarded the prestigious Ray Kroc Foundation Award for the fourth time.



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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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The Illinois Wheat Association’s annual Winter Wheat Forum in Mt. Vernon

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 13th, 2015

The Illinois Wheat Association's annual Winter Wheat Forum will be held Feb. 17, 2015, at Krieger's Holiday Inn Convention Center in Mt. Vernon, Ill.



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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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Southern Illinois Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child

By: Associated Press
Jan 13th, 2015

A grand jury in southern Illinois' Union County has accused a Marion man of sexually attacking a child.



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Illinois Community College to Offer Degree in Fracking

By: Associated Press
Jan 15th, 2015

Lincoln Trail College will offer a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, degree.



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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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"Amp It Up" at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Darrell Marshall and Greg McVey appeared on Open Line to highlight “Amp It Up,” a fundraising effort to build an amphitheater at Burrell’s Woods. 



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Illinois Emergency Management Awards Grants

By: WROYWRULNews
Feb 13th, 2015

Five counties within our region, but not White, will receive monies from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to help local committees enhance emergency plans and response to HazMat incidents.



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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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Police Reports January 14

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

Police reports form the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Carmel Police.



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Police Receive Night Vision Goggles

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

Jerry and Dena Applewhite have donated night vision goggles to the White County Sheriff’s Department, Carmi Police Department and Grayville Police Department in honor of Dena’s mother Sandra Grawey.



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Indiana State Police and Mt. Vernon Police Investigate Overnight Armed Robbery

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 27th, 2015

Indiana State Police and Mt. Vernon Police are investigating an overnight armed robbery that occurred at Huck's Convenient Store



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ISP District 19 Announces January Activity and Enforcement

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 16th, 2015

Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of January.



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Senator Righter Sets Priorities for 2015

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

With the new Governor and 99th General Assembly officially sworn into office, State Senator Dale Righter says it's time to get down to business.



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"We Care" Graduation Held at Booth School in Enfield

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 12th, 2014

The 10-week course is aimed at teaching students positive decision making skills.  Similar to D.A.R.E., “We Care” seeks to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and other forms of violent behavior. 



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Heather Kessel, RN, CNOR, Named FMH Employee Of The Year

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 30th, 2015

Fairfield Memorial Hospital CEO, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., announced during a recent ceremony that Heather Kessel, RN, CNOR, FMH Same Day Surgery, has been named the Employee of the Year by her peers.



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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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Division 33 Kiwanis Gets New Lieutenant Gov.

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 19th, 2014

The Carmi Kiwanis Club also gained 2 members on Thursday.  Don Dixon, retired educator and Hall of Fame girls’ basketball coach as well as NCOE high school basketball standout and successful businessman Clay Gray became members’ number 70 and 71. 



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Game Time Change for Girl's High School Basketball Between Carmi White Co. at Gallatin Co.

By: WROY/WRUL News/Sports
Jan 29th, 2015

The Carmi White County Girl's High School basketball game tonight at Gallatin County will be a varsity only contest and will start at 6pm. You can hear that game on WRUL 97.3 FM and online at wrul.com



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County Roads Show Signs of Wear from Drilling Activity

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 11th, 2014

At least three different outfits are extracting oil from wells in Gray Township.  Road Commissioner Bill Baxter believes the companies are doing better than previous years to purchase rock.



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Carmi and Chamber of Commerce welcome Kati Sturgal of Shelter Insurance

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 23rd, 2015

Kati Sturgal, a 2006 graduate of NCOE High School went on to get an Associates Degree from Rend Lake and is now proudly offering Shelter Insurance products from her new office on Oak Street in Carmi.  The Carmi Chamber held a ribbon cutting this week and we got a chance to sit down with and learn a little more about Sturgal.



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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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Illinois State Police and SWAT Respond to Armed, Barricaded Hostage Taker in Hardin County.

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 16th, 2015

Illinois State Police officials and the Hardin County Sheriff's Office are investigating a barricaded hostage situation that occurred on Sunday, February 15, in rural Hardin County involving the Illinois State Police and an armed hostage taker.



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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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White County Court News for January 28

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 29th, 2015

Two Carmi men sentenced in White County Court Wednesday.



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Ag Society Holds Annual Stockholders Meeting; Elects Fair Board

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 4th, 2014

It only took 7 minutes for the White County Agriculture Society’s stockholder meeting.  After approving the action and deeds of the ’14 board, members quickly elected the same Board of Directors for the upcoming 2015 year. 



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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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Over 200 New Laws Take Effect on Jan. 1

By: WROYWRUL News
Dec 29th, 2014

On January 1st, more than 200 new laws will take effect in Illinois touching many areas of state government from education and public safety to transportation and wildlife.



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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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Righter Pushes to Fully Fund Foundation Levels For Schools

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 17th, 2015

State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) filed legislation that would help all school districts in the state and end the practice of only giving 89% of what each district is supposed to receive in state aid, otherwise known as "proration," by fully funding the state's "Foundation Level." Under this piece of legislation, the Foundation Level would be the number one funding priority in Illinois' education system. It would require the Foundation Level grant within the state's General State Aid formula be funded at 100 percent before directing education dollars to any other grant lines or programs.



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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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Deadline to order Bicentennial Trees is Saturday

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 29th, 2015

The deadline to to order is Saturday.  To commemorate Carmi’s 200th birthday in 2016, the Bicentennial Committee has approved the sale of 200 specially designated trees.  Both organizations and individuals are encouraged to buy the trees to replace aged trees we have lost and to help beautify our town for future generations.  



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Interview: White County to Implement Next Generation 911 in 2015

By: WROYWRUL News
Nov 25th, 2014

Next Generation 911 is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based system that allows digital information (e.g. voice, photos, videos, text messages) to flow from the public, through the 911 network, and on to emergency responders.



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Young Leader Committee of the White County Farm Bureau Scholarship Information

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 15th, 2015

The Young Leader Committee of the White County Farm Bureau is pleased to continue their financial assistance to the agricultural youth of White County. Since 2006, the Young Leader Committee has awarded $7,250 to 12 deserving students.



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Police Reports February 13-16

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 17th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department



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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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Clay County Man Sentenced to 18 years on Meth Charges

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

A Clay County man was sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine charges. 40 year old Jason L. Shadle of Flora was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison, to be followed by four years' supervised release. Shadle had previously pleaded guilty to four counts in a federal indictment.



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IMEA awards City of Carmi $20,000 in grant funding

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 15th, 2015

"On behalf of the City of Carmi and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) Mayor Jeff Pollard recently presented a $1,000 check to Jeanette Felty with Murphy Oil USA.

This check was an incentive payment from IMEA for the installation of more efficient lighting at Murphy Oil USA at 1348 IL Hwy 1 in Carmi, Illinois.



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Jefferson County Man Sentenced to 13 Years on Meth Charges

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

49 year old Monty D. Hamson,of Mt. Vernon, was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, to be followed by three years' supervised release.



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January 28 Police Reports

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 29th, 2015

Police Reports from the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff's Department, and Mt. Carmel Police Department



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Perry County Resident Pleads Guilty to Meth Offense

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 17th, 2015

Last Thursday, 31 year old Donald K. Brown, Jr., of DuQuoin pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between 2012 and September 2014, in Perry, Jackson, Randolph, Williamson, and Franklin Counties.



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Woman Behind Erin's Law Coming To Grayville March 19 For The Guardian Center's Annual Banquet

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 29th, 2015

Erin Merryn will be the guest speaker at The Guardian Center's annual banquet, to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at The Castle at Windsor Oaks in Grayville.



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Two Southern Illinois Residents Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

By: WROY/WRUL News
Feb 13th, 2015

25 year old Aaron Michael Amann of DuQuoin and 31 year old Collin A. Smith of Cambria were charged in separate cases with using a computer to access and download child pornography images from the internet.



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Salvation Army’s 2014 Carmi Red Kettle Campaign sets record

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 29th, 2015

Individuals, civic organizations, clubs and teams of families all came together in this year’s effort and combined for a new record raised in the 2014 Christmas Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army.  All monies raised goes to assist the critical needs of those in the area without means.



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Carmi Kiwanis report 1-29-15

By: WROYWRULNews
Jan 29th, 2015

Carmi Kiwanis Club welcomes another new member; hears from Sheriff Doug Maier and Deputy Chris Marsh about their "We Care" program



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Police Reports January 26

By: WROY/WRUL News
Jan 27th, 2015

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



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