Monday, December 18, 2017

Tag Archives: Ernie Henshaw

Outside offer emerges amidst courthouse controversy

By Lucas Wright While the issue of the county courthouse has remained the focal point of conversation in the county, a former Vienna resident has put forward an offer with a well-known piece of property in town. Kenneth Carter, owner of the property where the Whitnel Funeral Home used to …

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Opponents of ballot initiative announce formation of committee

Update Feb. 21:  After first publishing this article with the headline “Proponents for fracking announce formation of committee,” the Times was contacted for a correction as the committee emphasized they are neither “for” nor “against” fracking: First, we made it really clear that our group has nothing to do with …

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Commissioners approve moratorium on fracking

After many months of debate and a collection of concerns voiced at a recent town hall held in Goreville, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday in support of a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. While the approval is largely symbolic, Johnson County’s measure aligns it with …

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County Commissioners: more time needed to debate fracking

The Johnson County commissioners said more time was needed to debate their position on a proposal to sign a letter of support in asking the state of Illinois to place a two-year moratorium on the process of hydraulic fracturing. Speaking at the County Commissioner’s meeting Monday,  commissioner Phil Stewart said …

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