White County CEO Facilitator Tracy Orr welcomed the White County CEO Class of 2019-2020 on Tuesday, August 12 by hosting a team building day.  Class members for the 2019-2020 class include (from left to right), Trenton Johnson, Kilee Roser, Catalina Baker, Mackenzie Knight, Sarahjane Gray, K…

Evan Owens, the State's Attorney for Franklin County will become the newest Associate Judge in the Second Judicial Circuit. Owens will replace Judge Mark Stanley of Carmi who retired July 2. Owens was elected by a majority vote of the fourteen circuit judges serving within the Second Circuit…

After drawing a seven year prison sentence for burglarizing the former White County Coal Company mine, Danny L. Stephens, 40 of Crossville was given a one week furlough to settle his affairs and spend time with his family for being shipped off to prison. That was August 5. Three days later, …

Archery lovers unite! NCOE, White County, Hamilton County, and Carmi-White County Archery teams need your help to save their range.

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State Rep. Darren Bailey made an appearance at the 141st Annual White County Fair. Bailey showed his support to the local Carmi-White County Archery Club by purchasing raffle tickets from Jaxson Smiddie. The raffle tickets are being sold to help save their indoor shooting range.  

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A woman from the north end of Carmi says she and her husband cannot go outdoors because of the stench of rotting meat wafting from an abandoned house in her neighborhood.  Jean Michels appeared at the August 6 meeting of the Carmi City Council wanting to know what can be done about the dilap…

With hot summer days and kids going back to school, it is hard to realize that Dairy Days is just around the corner. The Norris City Dairy Days Committee recently met to begin finalizing plans for this year’s festival, which will be held Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th. This yea…

A head-on traffic crash in southern White County has claimed the life of a well known Carmi minister. Billy Wagner, 78 died Sunday evening when the van he was driving collided head-on with a pickup truck on U.S. Rt. 45 south of Norris City. Mr. Wagner was the preacher at the First Pentecosta…

On August 12th, The Crossville Prizewinners met at the Extension Office. Eight members, 1 Cloverbud, 6 guests and 4 leaders were present when Joseph Gates did roll call.

STEVE WELLS, a 1990 CWCHS graduate entertained the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday, August 8, discussing his days as a professional bull rider. His rodeo “career” began by chance. He related this story of how he was camping and trail riding at 34 Ranch near Herod, IL on a July 4 weekend. It so h…

Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of July. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,616 incidents durin…

Kaylyn Turner was crowned 2019 Little Miss White County Fair by the 2018 Jr. Miss Laney York, the 2018 Miss Sidney Bingman and the 2018 Little Miss Carlie Digman. 

The foreman of the City of Carmi, Illinois Light Plant faces felony theft charges after he allegedly used a municipal account to purchase items for his home.  Keaton Bradshaw, 32 of Carmi has been formally charged with felony theft over $500 but less than $10,000.   

On July 30th at approximately 5:08 pm, a 55 year old male of Enfield came to the Sheriff’s office to report an Identity Theft. White County Deputy Sheriff, Scott Cantrell, spoke with the male. He stated that on November 23rd, 2018 he had received a package, a tool of some sort, that was deli…

The effort to rehabilitate the Harmony Way Bridge may see a major step forward taken in the coming days.

Members of the Norris City Board say they want no part of Illinois' new law that legalizes the sale of recreational marijuana.  During the board's August 5 meeting, members directed Mayor Roy Kissel and the city attorney to draft an ordinance banning the sale of legal marijuana within the co…

Two Carmi individuals were arrested at a residence on Beck Street on July 30th. Levi Williams, 27, and Tara Keown, 31, were taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The Illinois Department of Corrections agents requested a parole search on Levi W…

Burrell Park in Carmi, Illinois was vandalized in the early morning of August 2nd. The Carmi Police Department responded to a criminal damage complaint in reference to someone spray painting Shelter 5 at Burrell Park. Suspects spray painted picnic tables, the shelter and the concrete pads fo…

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and The Sons of The American Legion gathered as a FAMILY to install the new officers for our veterans organization. Under this new leadership we will be working more closely as a family to help build our local post…

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announces the ISP will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Wabash, Edwards, White, and Hamilton Counties during August. OREPs allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safet…

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announces the ISP will conduct an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrol in Wayne County during August. ACE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement act…

Wabash Ohio Valley Special Education District will be conducting free prekindergarten screenings Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room A152, which is located in the hallway to the left past Southeastern Illinois College’s Melba Patton Library.

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announces the ISP will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Saline County during August. The use of RSCs combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the mo…

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. 

Bird hunters will have an opportunity to learn bird mount taxidermy at Southeastern Illinois College this fall. Classes begin Aug. 13 and commence Tuesday evenings 5-9 through early December.

This past week, Elastec held their annual Inland Oil Spill Workshop in Carmi, Illinois on July 30th, and in New Harmony, Indiana on July 31st and August 1st. 

August 5th the Chicago Honey Bears held a Dance Workshop at Tumble Time in Carmi. Several children attended! Be sure to go out to the White County Fair tonight at 7 pm to watch them! Photo provided by Shay Smith.

Daniel Philpott, flight paramedic, and Greg Hays, flight nurse, made a smooth landing in Carmi on July 30th for a meet and greet with the local ambulance service. Greg Hays has helped over a 100 patients in the little over a year since working as a flight nurse. They flew AirLife by Air Meth…

Carmi Kiwanians learned a lot about their local court system at their weekly meeting on Thursday, July 25 at the White County Farm Bureau Building.

The children’s Sunday School class of Concord Methodist Church have collected “Children’s Change” on the 4th Sunday of the months of March, April, and May. 

Lifelong White County resident Bryan Williams is the newest member of the Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.  Williams, an Enfield area farmer replaces longtime director Danny Rose who recently moved out of the district he had been serving.  Williams will serve out…

Three defendants have drawn prison sentences following appearances in White County Circuit Court at Carmi.  Bryan P. Hensley, 51 of Grayville has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a Class-2 felony charge of being in possession of methamphetamine with the intent…

A Carmi woman stopped by police for driving on a suspended license faces a host of drug charges following a search of a backpack she was carrying.  Danelle L. Carter, 31 of Beck Street in Carmi was pulled over Monday afternoon, July 22 by Carmi city police for driving suspended.  Officers sa…

Logan D. Fisk, 31 of Chandler, Indiana has been arrested on a White County warrant charging him with being in possession of methamphetamine. Fisk is a former resident of both Carmi and Grayville. Carmi City Police along with White County Sheriff's Deputies went to a residence at 106 E. Robin…

Two of the most important core values of the 4-H is leadership and community service. 4-H members work tirelessly with both their club and county to support their community in many shapes and forms. Kids Helping Kids is an organization consisting of 4-H members from White County who help chi…

• At 5:23 p.m. on July 28th, 42 year-old Richard Mobley of Enfield, reported that his ATV Four-Wheeler had been stolen. Mobley was gone camping for two days and came back to find his 2016 Honda TRX 250, red and white color, was missing from under his carport. 

Special Consul Robert Mueller testified before Congress on July 24, 2019. During his six hours of testimony before the House Judiciary Committee the major emphasis shifted from concerns about the outcome of the 2016 presidential election to attempts by foreign countries to influence all of o…

Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the White Co. Wild Turkey Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on Saturday, August 17th, at the Floral Hall on the Fairgrounds in Carmi. 

One of the priorities of the White County Farm Bureau is to help farmers meet the goals of the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS). That plan calls for a reduction in phosphorus loss by 25% and nitrate loss of 15% by the year 2025. The eventual target is a nutrient load reduction of 45%.…

After 58 years in business, Brown Fertilizer & Chemical in Carmi has been sold.  Owner Mike Brown confirmed the sale of the Carmi-based agricultural materials business to the Canadian-based agricultural firm Nutrien.  “I believe I picked the perfect year to sell the business,” Brown said…