Archive for December, 2012

Vernon Ray Barks

Vernon Ray Barks, Sr., 63 of Goreville passed away at 10:05 AM, Christmas morning, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his home with family by his side. Funeral services for Mr. Barks will be on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 A...


Snowstorm blankets Goreville

[This article was updated Jan. 2 to include additional information]  Snow removal crews were busy Wednesday morning throughout Johnson County as they cleared an estimated 14 inches off of Goreville village streets and an estim...


Snow, rain a welcomed sight for Lake Egypt Water District

As Johnson County fell under a winter storm watch Sunday evening with the National Weather Service out of Paducah, Ky. predicting rain and heavy snow Christmas night, officials at the Lake Egypt Water District welcomed the fore...


Alto Pass signs fracking ban

Opponents of the mining process known as hydraulic fracturing are praising a recent ordinance signed by the Village of Alto Pass to ban such practices within the city limits. The ban, suggested as a “symbolic” position by a...



Christmas lights shine bright in Goreville

The Goreville Village Board recently ended its Christmas lights contest saying that a tightening of the Village’s budget coupled with the difficulty of operating the contest helped push the decision to a vote. Goreville resid...


Commissioners rescind ROE consolidation ordinance

Johnson County board of commissioners voted two-to-one Monday night to rescind a previously enacted ordinance that supported the recommendations of a five-person citizens committee calling for the consolidation of regional offi...


Lady Cats dominate Carmi

Last Thursday, the Goreville High School girl’s basketball squad improved its season record to 10-0 with a 67-35 win over Carmi, at Goreville. Up next for the Lady Cats is the Benton Holiday tournament, December 27-29. Gorevi...


A Down Home Christmas

Goreville Kindergarteners sing “Away In A Manger” at the Elementary School Christmas Concert titled, A Down Home Christmas, featuring traditional Christmas carols directed by Marsha Nodeen and included grades Kindergarten t...



The Old Home Place expected to reopen early January

In a deal without the details finalized just yet, The Old Home Place is to reopen under new ownership sometime in early January, according to its current owners. The Old Home Place, which is still under a lease agreement with t...


Blackcats lose in overtime against Carterville

The Goreville High School boy’s basketball team lost a non-conference game at Carterville on Tuesday of last week in overtime, by the score of 64-63. The Blackcats’ season record is now 4-2.  Goreville will be playing in t...