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Clark Co. Parks Director Charity Murphy living at Scott Lawrence's house? –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On July 15, 2015

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) –
Charity Murphy has finally decided to submit her Statement of Economic Interest to the Clark County Clerk.
This filing comes after the Clark County Clerk decided not to follow the law and send out certified letters to those with late filings. The result of that failure meant that the late filers had additional time to file their Economic Interest Statements.
Anyway, Joe Ewing (the election fraudster) and Charity Murphy finally submitted their forms. Charity Murphy’s form states that her address is 11298 East Clarksville Road, which is the home of Mr. Scott Lawrence and is immediately across the lake from the Park District Office.
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When using the publicly available online records from the Clark County Assessor’s Office, I plotted the address and the approximate location of the “free” campsite Charity received as part of her pay raise. The excuse given for the “free” campsite was that she needed to be close to the park district in case something happened, and if she got a free campsite she would be there.
The funny thing about maps, is that you can get a visual reference between points. In this case, the address she claims on her Statement of Economic Interest that she is living at is actually closer to the park district office than the free campsite she is getting. That’s right – the address that she swore and signed her name to, is closer in distance and about half the travel time (when speed limits are considered) to the park district office.
Tell me again how this free campsite is for a public purpose?
Using the “Draw and Measure Tool” on the assessor’s website, I measured the distances:
– from the driveway to the office at approx. 2,892 feet
– from the campsite to the office at approx. 4,813 feet
Then you must take in to consideration the speed limit from the house is mostly 40 mph, while the speed limit from the campsite is 5 mph within campsite and 15 mph elsewhere.
All things considered, I do not believe for a second that Charity is living at the address she stated, but instead is thumbing her nose at another law knowing the cowardly board majority will never, ever, hold her accountable for anything – even for presenting false accounting numbers to them, which will be in a future article.
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  • sandy gray
    Posted at 13:20h, 15 July Reply

    What is wrong with Clark County citizens that they do not hold this woman and board members accountable. Next election for board members they all need to be booted, in the butt, off the park board. The law needs to be upheld, I don’t care who they are. They are no better than anyone else. Shoes on same way, pants on to, one leg at a time. This behavior on Murphy’s part and others is BS. Come on Clark County citizens grow some B*lls.

    • Lisa "Nickie" Thomas
      Posted at 14:20h, 15 July Reply

      Let’s not forget that there are some elected Board members who are trying to do what’s best for the park, but they are the minority of 7.

  • Too Many addresses to count
    Posted at 13:45h, 15 July Reply

    Let me see if I understand this: she has given a West Terre Haute address, an address directly across from the park, an address in the park and Joe Ewing’s address as her home addresses in various documents. How would she have time to have a job if she is maintaining so many homes?

  • david veach
    Posted at 15:11h, 15 July Reply

    same ole same ole!!!! Nothing will be done so watch dog group stop wasting my space with this crap because nothing will ever be done with this group. If her and her drunken husband can go to boat ramp and cause a problem that need not started then her husband flashing Indiana badge and says he works there and then getting his ass kicked like a little girl and Charity not wanting to file charges. This tells me they can do what they want when they want!

  • Michael W Bumpus
    Posted at 17:01h, 17 July Reply

    Just to be fair, let me take an opposing viewpoint. Can you put these addresses join a time line? When she was given the free camping spot AT THAT TIME was it significantly closer than where she was living? And yes, she is supposed to live in district, but I remember (perhaps not properly but that is a different discussion) she was given an extended time frame to move in district?
    Gotta get to work. later y’all

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 12:39h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks for the question Mike. Here is the timeline:
      May 1, 2015 she moved to Marshall (according to her facebook page)(screencap here: )
      May 21, 2015 – during the board meeting – she is given the free campsite
      So there you have it, she had moved prior to getting the free campsite, so tell me again how it benefits the park?

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