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September 19-21 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

A Carmi man was charged with aggravated domestic battery after an altercation at the Stewart Street Apartments.  The incident happened around 11:30am Friday.  



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McLeansboro Teen Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

18-year-old Keith Redmon Jr. will be recommended for the Impact Incarceration Program, better known as ‘boot camp.’  The Class 2 felony carries two years of mandatory supervised release.



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Over 75 Cannabis Plants Seized in Wayne County

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

Acting on a tip from the Wayne City Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office along with agents from the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force seized over 75 cannabis plants and over 3lbs of finished product at a location south of Wayne City.

Photo: Wayne County Sheriff’s Office



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Power Outage to Affect Some Carmi Residents

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

The City of Carmi would like to notify residents of a planned power outage at 9am Wednesday.  The outage will affect approximately one block from Jessup Street west to Oak Street, between Main and Cherry Streets. 



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Baptist Children's Home Raises $20,000 at Fall Festival

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

About 1900 people attended the 15th annual fall festival at the Baptist Children’s Home in Carmi.  Executive Director Doug Devore said $20,000 was raised through the silent and live auctions. 



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First Bank to Sponsor 'Holiday Family Feud'

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

Holiday Family Feud will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. The game-show is being sponsored by First Bank in conjunction with the “It’s a White County Christmas” celebration.



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Illinois Medical Marijuana Applications Due Monday

By: Associated Press
Sep 22nd, 2014

Illinois expects to grant up to 21 permits for cultivation centers and up to 60 permits for dispensaries.  There is a non-refundable application fee of $25,000 and a first-year registration fee of $200,000.



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Lawmaker Wants Pumpkin To Be Official Illinois Pie

By: Associated Press
Sep 22nd, 2014

Republican state Rep. Keith Sommer introduced legislation to make the designation last month, in time to honor the yearly pumpkin festival which just took place in his hometown of Morton, in the heart of Illinois pumpkin country.



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Hamilton Memorial Hospital to Host Wellness Program/Health Fair

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 19th, 2014

“This program was established to assist and encourage local residents to get health screenings” said Randy Dauby, HMH’s CEO.  “This program is ideal for those who have no insurance or a high deductible and otherwise may not get a regular health screening."



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Video Gaming Report-August 2014

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 19th, 2014

Establishments with video gaming in Carmi reported more than $80,000 in net wagering activity for the month of August. 

Photo: Nikki's Place



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WROY/WRUL to Host Candidate Forum

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 19th, 2014

WROY/WRUL will host a candidate forum on Thursday, October 16th at the White County Fairgrounds.  The forum will be broadcast live on 97.3 WRUL/1460 WROY and streamed at wrul.com.



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Norris City Resident Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 19th, 2014

A Norris City resident received a two year prison sentence for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  28-year-old Myles D. Allali will serve one year of mandatory supervised release. 

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Crossville Man Reports Stolen Checks



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Ill. Jobless Rate Continues 6-Month Decline

By: Illinois Radio Network
Sep 19th, 2014

The state’s unemployment rate is down, and according to Gov. Pat Quinn, it’s due to job creation, not people leaving the workforce.



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Judge: Libertarian Candidate Can Be on Ballot

By: Kerry Lester, Associated Press
Sep 19th, 2014

A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.



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Kiwanis Members Learn About Law Review from Former Dean

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 19th, 2014

After a six year stint from ’03 to ’09 as Dean at the SIU School of Law and remaining on the faculty until 2012, Peter Alexander went on to serve as Dean and Vice President at the fledgling Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.



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Report: 6 SIU Students Arrested in Sex Assaults

By: Associated Press
Sep 19th, 2014

Four of the suspects - all 18 years old - were taken into custody last Saturday on suspicion of criminal sexual assault in the alleged attack on a fellow 18-year-old student.



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Former Fairfield Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex Offenses Involving Minors

By: Associated Press and WROYWRUL News
Sep 18th, 2014

43-year-old Timothy C. Going entered the pleas to three counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of possessing visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.



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Mt. Vernon, IN Man Sentenced for Burglary

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 18th, 2014

20-year-old Justin Gibbs received a five year prison term and two years of mandatory supervised released.  He was recommended for the Impact Incarceration Program, better known as ‘boot camp.’



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Proctor Family Honored with Yard of the Month Award

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 18th, 2014

The home of Bill and Nancy Proctor, located at 125 College Boulevard, has been selected as the Yard of the Month for September. 

Photo: Nancy Proctor with the family dog, Birdie.



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Reservations Still Being Accepted for 70th Annual Chamber Dinner

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 18th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will host their 70th annual dinner Monday evening, October 6 at the First Christian Church.  The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.

2013 Photo: Citizen of the Year David Port



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School Facilities Open to Walkers in Cold Weather

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 18th, 2014

Residents are asked to check with building principals to obtain a walkers/visitor pass.  Principals can inform walkers of the times that buildings are available, before and after school.



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Mayor Signs Proclamation for HCE Week

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 2014

Mayor Jeff Pollard signed a Proclamation for HCE Week: Sunday, September 28th through Saturday, October 4th.



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Generator Installed at City-County Jail

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 2014

Gire’s Garage and Marshall Electric have finished the installation and wiring of the new generator for the City-County Jail.  In the event of an outage, the generator can power the entire facility. 



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Court Reporter Amy Quint Receives Distinguished Service Award

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 2014

Thomas J. Tedeschi, Chief Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois, is pleased to announce that Amy B. Quint, Official Court Reporter, of Benton, Illinois, was recently presented the Distinguished Service Award at the annual 2014 Illinois Court Reporters Association conference.

Photo: Amy Quint (left) receives the award from 2013 recipient Bonni Shuttleworth (right)



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Interview: Kunstfest Celebrates New Harmony's German Heritage

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 15th, 2014

Vibrant colors of black, red, and gold will blanket autumns display throughout New Harmony on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, the town’s business associates kicks off the 32nd Annual German Heritage celebration, “Kunstfest”, meaning “arts fest”.



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

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 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



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Landowners Should Seek Counsel Before Granting Pipeline Access to Property

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 2014

Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC, known as ETCO, is currently developing plans to convert existing pipeline assets from natural gas to crude oil transportation in western Wayne County.



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Evansville Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft at Burrell’s Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 2014

Police also charged 31-year-old Nathan E. Case with several drug offenses.  Officers were notified of a stolen Jeep Liberty around 1pm Tuesday at Burrell’s Woods. 



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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty in Driveway Paving Scam

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 2014

65-year-old Jack L. Harrison of Fort Smith, AR pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor of theft.  He agreed to pay court costs and restitution to three victims, totaling $21,400.



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Village of Enfield Prepares for Mule Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 17th, 2014

An open house runs from 8am-10am on Saturday, October 4th at the village hall.  Cookies, donuts, and coffee will be served.  The village also plans to distribute Mule Day flags.



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Lawmaker Panel Delays Decision on Fracking Rules

By: Associated Press
Sep 16th, 2014

The legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules received proposed rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction from the DNR on Aug. 29.



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Katy Naas Writes Sci Fi Novel for Young Adults

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

A Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School teacher has written a science fiction novel for young adults.  “The Visitors” will be released Tuesday in eBook format by Astraea Press.



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1600 Hats Collected for Area Cancer Patients

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

Partners in the Hats On for Cancer initiative pose with the hundreds of hats collected during the collection campaign. 

Pictured left to right are Cancer Care Specialists staff Jessica Turner, RN, BSN, and Irene Dy, M.D., FMH CEO, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., Farm Bureau Representatives, Matt Rush, Jamie Jones, and Doug Anderson.



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Wabash Christian Retirement Center Golf Scramble

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

Wabash Christian Retirement Center hosted their 1st Golf Scramble on Friday, September 12th at the Carmi County Club. 

Photo: The Parks Plumbing team took first place with the team of Bret Parks, David Higginson, Dave Hall, and Andy Gee with a 53. 



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Carmi Council Votes to Change Day, Time of Meetings

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

The Carmi City Council will convene at a new time, beginning in October.  Council meetings are moving to the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

More News:

1st Annual Elks Fall Ball Set for Sept. 27



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City of Carmi to Participate in IMEA Efficiency Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

According to Electrical Engineer David Coston, the city can spend $27,508 between now and May 1st.  He outlined a plan to utilize the funds for the public sector, commercial/industrial customers, and residential customers.



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Superintendent Briefs Carmi Council on Sales Tax Referendum

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

If voters approve the referendum on November 4th, the additional revenue would fund facility improvements in local school districts.  The money could not be used for salaries or operating costs.



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CPA Keith Botsch Presents Audit at CWC School Board Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

Overall, the district has $3,268,000 in cash and receivables and owes $1.7 million in liabilities for a net of $1.5 million in the black. 



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Maunie Woman Arrested in Drug Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

42-year-old Jennifer L. Farny was apprehended Tuesday morning at 224 Morgan Street.  The arrest followed a several month long investigation by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and White County Sheriff’s Department.



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Dodgeball Tournament to Benefit Relay for Life

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 15th, 2014

The Crossville Walk N Rollers are sponsoring a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, October 18th at the Crossville Community Club Gym.  All proceeds benefit White County Relay for Life.



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Mayor Signs Proclamation for U.S. Constitution

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 15th, 2014

Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard signed the Proclamation this week to proclaim the 227th Anniversary of our U.S. Constitution (1787).



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September 12-14 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 15th, 2014

A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested for driving under the influence after a vehicle crash on Burrell Street at Valter Drive.  During routine patrol, a Carmi Police officer came upon a vehicle in a ditch. 



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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in SIC's Carmi Campus

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn has announced an investment to build a new vocational addition to Southeastern Illinois College’s Carmi facility.  The $1.46 million investment comes from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.



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EHD Reports Second Positive WNV Test in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Egyptian Health Department has identified a second positive West Nile Virus batch of mosquitoes in White County.  Officials say a sample in Norris City tested positive on Friday. 



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First Bank Celebrates New Board Room with Ribbon Cutting

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Along with the Carmi Chamber of Commerce, First Bank hosted Business After Hours on Thursday evening in their new Board Room, at 215 E Main Street.



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Chamber Welcomes New Members

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Six new members were welcomed:  Factory Connection, Central Bark Dog Grooming, Do or Dye Salon, Tri State Auto Credit LLC, Immediate Roustabout LLC and Grayville Host LLC.



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September 11 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

21-year-old Thomas A. Osborne of Carmi was arrested on a White County warrant for Criminal Damage to Property.  Carmi Police took Osborne into custody at Stewart and 7th Streets. 



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Kiwanis Meets New Unit 5 Teachers

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Enrollment at Carmi White County schools for the 2014/2015 year may be down slightly, but the district is welcoming 6 new educators. 

Pictured: (from left) Will Knight, Danielle Shain, Beth Hart, Zandrea Hafenrichter, Megan King, John Galik



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USDA Boosts Corn, Soybean Harvest to New Records

By: Illinois Radio Network
Sep 12th, 2014

The USDA says Illinois corn fields will yield 194 bushels per acre, up from a forecast last month of 188, and last year’s result of 178.



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Hamilton County Voters Will Decide on Ambulance Fund Usage for 911

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

Currently, if you dial 911 from a cell phone, those calls are answered by a neighboring county.  Hamilton County is one of ten counties in the State of Illinois that doesn’t have an Enhanced 911 system.



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No Injuries in Three Vehicle Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

All three vehicles were stopped at the traffic light in the eastbound lane of Main Street (Route 1).  Tyler Jacobs of Crossville said he was looking at a receipt and started to pull forward. 



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Carmi Library Receives Donation from Peoples National Bank

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

The library will use the $300.00 donation to update its adult non-fiction book collection.  The library has been "weeding" and upgrading this collection in order to provide more current content for the community.



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$250 Reward Offered in Carmi Vehicle Thefts

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

Carmi Police need your help to solve three vehicle thefts.  A $250 reward has been offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. 



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September 10 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

A Springerton woman was injured in a vehicle crash on US 45 in Enfield.  53-year-old Cynthia K. Pierce lost control of her Ford Mustang on wet pavement.  She was traveling south on Route 45 at Main Street. 



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White County Historical Society to Open Museums for Corn Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

The Ratcliff Inn will feature the popular Corn Tasting Event where visitors can sample several food products made from corn.



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Shimkus Accepting Applications for Military Academies

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested should apply now for summer 2015 admission.

Photo: U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland



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Elastec/American Marine Hosts International Oil Spill Response Workshop

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

Approximately 90 oil spill responders and industry representatives have converged on the Atheneum for the conference.



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Maunie Resident Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

A Maunie resident will serve five years in prison for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.  52-year-old Mark W. Johnson pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the Class 3 Felony. 



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Eldorado Man Sentenced for Norris City Burglary

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

An Eldorado man received a three year prison sentence for a 2011 home burglary in Norris City.  26-year-old Josh D. Smith entered a guilty plea in White County Circuit Court on Wednesday. 



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Superintendents Argue for County School Facilities Tax

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

The White County Board heard a presentation on Tuesday concerning the 1 percent sales tax referendum.  If approved by voters on November 4th, the additional revenue would fund facility improvements in local school districts.



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White County Highway Dept. to Oil and Chip 12.5 Miles

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

The White County Highway Department is struggling to maintain 164 miles of roads with higher material costs and lower motor fuel tax revenues. 

Other News:

Talley Requests Shoulder on Epworth Road

County Board to Consider "Ditch the Rule" Resolution



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Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Board of Directors Met for Quarterly Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 9th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Board of Directors met for its first quarterly meeting this year at the home of David and Phoebe Port of Carmi, Thursday, Sept. 4. 



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Steve McClure Announces Departure from First Christian Church

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 9th, 2014

McClure received a call from a congregation in Tennessee and accepted their invitation.  He has been the Senior Minister at First Christian for 7.5 years. 



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Demolition Begins on Old Grayville High School

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 9th, 2014

Mayor Joe Bisch announced Monday that the Illinois EPA will pay $435,000 to clean up the site.  He thought the demolition might take 20 days.



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Formal Charges Filed in Joelle Lockwood Case

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 9th, 2014

Authorities say the Evansville woman was held captive in a mobile home by 37-year-old Ricky House and 44-year-old Kendra Tooley. 



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Registered Sex Offender Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 8th, 2014

On Monday, Mt. Carmel Police executed an arrest warrant on 30-year-old Randall W. Gillihan of Mt. Carmel.  Gillihan was wanted on a Wabash County warrant charging him with being in possession of child pornography.



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September 5-7 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 8th, 2014

A hit and run accident was reported Friday evening at 7th and Shipley Streets in Carmi.  Jessy Sanders of Carmi told police that he was rear-ended by Benjamin Smith of Carmi. 



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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for James Cook, Agent for State Farm

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 8th, 2014

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Friday for the recently relocated office of James Cook, State Farm Agent, located at 1340 Illinois Highway 1, Suite C (the strip mall near Wal-Mart).



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It's a White County Christmas Craft Shows Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 8th, 2014

As part of the It’s a White County Christmas celebration, two craft shows are planned.  On November 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. shows will be held at both the Farm Bureau Building and the Elks Lodge.



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200 Trees To Be Sold To Commemorate Carmi's Bicentennial

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 5th, 2014

The trees, which will consist of white oak, bald cypress, hackberry, red bud, tulip poplar, and sugar maple, are all native to the Carmi area.  They will come in five gallon containers and will be between four and seven feet tall.

Photo: Carmi Bicentennial Logo



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Deaconess Announce Affiliation

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 4th, 2014

Fairfield Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Deaconess in Evansville recently entered into an affiliation agreement that will work to enhance services and increase collaboration between the two healthcare providers and the counties they serve. 



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SIC Offers Certified Pharmacy Technician Program

By: SIC Information
Sep 4th, 2014

Southeastern Illinois College offers a pharmacy technician program that is certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). 

Photo: Sierra Poore of Evansville, Indiana is a Certified Pharmacy Technician at Deaconess Hospital.



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Pets @ Risk Schedules Fido Fetch for Corn Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 4th, 2014

You can purchase tickets at WROY/WRUL or Weber Auto.  Toby Brown will emcee the event on Corn Day.  Pets @ Risk wished to thank the Kiwanis Club for their assistance. 



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City of Carmi Launches Smartphone App

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 3rd, 2014

Smartphone users can download a new app for the City of Carmi.  Just search “Carmi” in the google play or apple store.  The free download will allow residents/visitors to view information on restaurants and stores.



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Carmi Council Approves Street, Sewer Work in West Industrial Park

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

The firm submitted low bids of $896,397 for the street work and $140,676 for the sanitary sewer installation.  The contracts will be sent to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for approval. 



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Coleman Receives Permission to Close Alley, Play Music for Three Events

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 3rd, 2014

Glenn Coleman owns the Webb-Hay House, a historic bed and breakfast in Carmi.  The weddings will be held on three Saturdays-September 13, 20, and 27. 



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Norris City Board Approves Addition to Preliminary TIF District

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 3rd, 2014

A final pay estimate for the water line project totals $16,600 to Wiggs Excavating of Benton.  Brown and Roberts Engineering of Harrisburg will be paid $830.



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Carmi Compassion Center to Meet Physical, Spiritual Needs

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

The center will open on October 2nd and offer the gospel, clothes, furniture, and appliances to the less fortunate in the community.



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Report: White County Ranked 6th in Illinois in Most Sex Offenders Per Capita

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

The website Homefacts has a listing of the Illinois counties with the most sex offenders per capita.  White County is ranked 6th in the state with 28.38 registered sex offenders per 10,000 people.

Photo: Homefacts



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Police Apprehend Suspect in Grayville Days Stabbing

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

25-year-old Donald H. Currier V was apprehended by Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies.  According to Grayville Police Chief Mark Worlds, Currier had been hiding in a vacant house trailer.



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Crash Follows Domestic Disturbance at Windsor Oaks

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

Police say a Grayville man caused a disturbance at the Windsor Oaks motel before crashing his vehicle on Illinois Route 1.   The incident was reported around 12:45am Monday.

Photo: Grayville Police



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Carmi Woman Rescued from Muddy Embankment Near River Dam

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 31st, 2014

The victim, 39-year-old Amy Chitwood of Carmi, had been walking in the remote area on Saturday morning when she slipped and fell down a steep embankment.



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Photos: Grayville Days Parade

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 1st, 2014

Emergency personnel, politicians, civic groups, and pageant queens participated in the 2014 Grayville Days parade.  The festival theme was “Growing Grayville’s Future: A Salute to Farmers.” 



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Chamber Releases Tentative Schedule for It's a White County Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 1st, 2014

The festivities will be underway beginning on November 13 with Business After Hours hosted by H.D. Bean Jewelers.  Friday, November 21, will kick off the Holiday Shopping Stroll. 



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Pre-Trial Set in Lowery Case

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

Special Prosecutor Mike Valentine will ask for a new trial date in the People v. Phillip Lowery.  A mistrial was declared in April after jurors could not reach a verdict in the case.



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Norris City Teen Sentenced for Burglaries

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 29th, 2014

19-year-old Levi D. Sork received a three year sentence to the Department of Corrections and two years of mandatory supervised release.  He must also pay court costs and restitution for the burglaries.



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White County Board Appoints Acting Supervisor of Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Terry Abell was named acting Supervisor of Assessments until October 28th.  At that time, another qualified person will be appointed to fill the remainder of Nancy Winter’s term, which expires on November 30th.



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Brad Futrell, COO at HMHD Warns of New Tick Troubles Invading Our Region

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Brad Futrell has been with Hamilton Memorial Hospital for two decades, now serving as the Chief Operating Officer and recently discovered the new allergy a certain species of tick is transmitting at an alarming rate.



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Enfield Man Charged in Baseball Bat Attack

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

22-year-old Levi Williams is accused of striking Andrew McCauley with a metal baseball bat.  The alleged incident occurred on 4th Street by Jefferson School on Tuesday evening.



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WADI to Accept LIHEAP Applications

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

WADI will begin making appointments and taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the Southeastern Illinois counties of Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White.



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Wayne-White Electric Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Copper Wire Thefts

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

Wayne-White Electric Cooperative is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the recent thefts of copper wiring from grain bin electric meters and poles.



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Police: Carmi Man Struck By Baseball Bat

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

28-year-old Andrew L. McCauley suffered head, neck, and knee injuries.  He was transported to Hamilton Memorial Hospital by personal vehicle.



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Coston Files Appeal in Double Murder Case

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 26th, 2014

Danny Coston is appealing the admission of his murder confession and requesting a new trial through the 5th District Appellate Court In Mt. Vernon.

Photo: Illinois Department of Corrections



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Record Yield Estimates in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

Michael Cole and Richard Kelley measure the length of ears and count kernel rows in a field in Mill Shoals Township in northwestern White County.



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Posey County to Seek Grants for New Harmony Bridge Inspection

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

Posey County Commissioner Carl Schmitz appeared on Open Line Monday to discuss the future of the Harmony Way Bridge.



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Halloween Fun Planned at Burrell’s Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

The campsites will be judged and a winner of the best decorated campsite will be announced on October 25 at the costume contest and will receive a prize of $15 Carmi Dollars.



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Trooper Risks His Own Life to Save Drowning Motorist

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials are crediting District 19 Trooper Jason Blessing, a 13 year veteran of the ISP, with helping to save the life of a motorist whose vehicle became fully submerged in rapidly moving water.

Photo: McLeansboro Fire Department



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Meth Lab Found Near Kuykendall Cemetery

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 21st, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the suspicious bag at 1450 County Road 1500 East.  A deputy found the backpack leaning up against the cemetery fence.



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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. 



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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. 



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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.



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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. 



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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



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Wayne-White Electric CEO Requests Comments on EPA Rules

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 21st, 2014

Wayne-White Electric Cooperative President/CEO Daryl Donjon believes the rules would lead to higher electricity costs for everyone in Southern Illinois. 



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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. 



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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



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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. 



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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.



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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.   



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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. 



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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.



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"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.



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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  



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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. 



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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.



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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



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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.



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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.



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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.  



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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.



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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.   



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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. 



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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.



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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.     



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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.



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Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: Toby Brown
Jun 6th, 2014



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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



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