Archive for March, 2013

Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper, 82 of Goreville, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:58 PM with family by his side. Funeral services for Mr. Cooper will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville on Monday, April 1, 2...


Goreville Blackcat to Cheer at McKendree University

McKendree University announced Wednesday that Goreville Senior Jamie Bailey has signed a Letter of Commitment with McKendree University to join the Bearcats’ cheerleading program becoming the first cheerleader in Gorevill...


Lady Cats season off to 2-1 start

The Goreville High School softball team picked up two wins last Saturday as the Lady Blackcats defeated Shawnee and Harrisburg in games played at Goreville.  With the wins, Goreville improved its record to 2-1. Against Shawnee...


Blackcats fall to Murphysboro, Du Quoin

Last Saturday, the Goreville High School baseball squad suffered a 7-3 loss at Murphysboro.  The Blackcats trailed 5-0 after the third inning before scoring a run in the top of the fourth.  The Red Devils answered with a pair...



Johnson County to hold public forum on fracking

The Johnson County commissioners agreed Monday to host a public forum in an attempt to hear from both sides of the argument over the debate on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. No date has been set, but the commissi...


Village request residents to refrain from flushing baby wipes

The Village of Goreville is facing an increase in the amount of clogging at a number of its sewage pump lift stations due to residents flushing baby wipes, hand wipes and other products that label themselves to be biodegradable...


Seven Junior Blackcats named All-Conference

The Southern Illini Conference recently released its 2013 All-Conference Basketball Teams naming seven Goreville Junior Cats to the teams with Blackcats named as “MVP” from both teams.  For the Jr. Lady Cats, 8th g...


Ruth Ramey

Ruth Ann Ramey, 65 of Goreville, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Born in Middleburg, VT on August 14, 1947, she was the daughter of Dewitt C. Dickson and Anna Grant Dickson. In addition to her parents, she wa...



Kornbread Junction consumed by fire

A fire broke out in the attic of Kornbread Junction on Tunnel Hill Road sometime after 1 p.m. today and brought the building to the ground. No injuries were reported. No official report is available at this time, but it is beli...


Illinois moves closer to enacting fracking regulations

The Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act is moving closer to passage with more than 50 sponsors including downstate lawmakers Reps. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro and John E. Bradley, D-Marion, b...