Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tag Archives: Johnson County

Controlled burn near Wildcat Bluff gets out of hand

March 9, 2013 – An attempted control burn near the entrance to Wildcat Bluff in southern Johnson County quickly got out of control Saturday afternoon. The Vienna volunteer fire department responded at 2:15 p.m. to a report of a “trash fire that has gotten out of control” at 1540 Wildcat …

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Fatal accident occurs on I-24 Monday afternoon

Illinois State Police continue to investigate a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened at approximately 2:19 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 on Interstate 24. A full size pickup truck, pulling a camper trailer, was traveling east at mile marker 22 when the truck ran off the left shoulder. The driver over corrected …

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Reevesville News

By Lee Roy Stafford Hi everybody on a nice Sunday morning here in Reevesville after a beautiful Saturday. The leaves are falling so most of us here are raking or mulching leaves. I have another great-grandson Levi Ryan Murrie weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches long. The proud …

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Deborah J. White

Deborah J. (Debbie) White, 61, a resident of Vienna and a former resident of Kevil, Kentucky, passed away Saturday morning, October 20, 2012, at 6:51 a.m. at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Visitation will be held Monday, October 22, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in …

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County history comes to life at Bicentennial event

[slider_pro id=”6″] Johnson County kicked off its Bicentennial weekend with the lowering of the current U.S. flag and the raising of a period piece 15-star flag at its courthouse in Vienna on Friday. Before the flag was lowered, “John Bradshaw” read a statement from the governor of the Territory of …

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Fracking finds opponents in Johnson County

Author’s note: In the course of writing this article, outside of those interviewed for the story, nearly 100 percent of the people I’ve spoken to this past week regarding the issue of Fracking have never heard of the process and knew next to nothing of its probable proximity in Johnson …

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Commissioners approve pay cuts to incoming elected officials

The county commissioners met in a regularly scheduled session Monday in which it was voted 2-1, to reduce pay to the incoming county commissioner, coroner and circuit clerk. Incoming Johnson County elected officials pay is set 180 days prior to taking office. In November, the elected circuit clerk will begin …

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State Commission holds hearing on Tamms closure

Illinois state officials sit before the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability panel at Shawnee Community College Educational Center in Ullin Monday afternoon to argue in defense of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to close the Tamms Correctional Center. The hearing, which lasted for more than four hours, took testimony from …

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Commissioners approves Johnson County Comprehensive Plan

The Johnson County Comprehensive Plan resolution was passed in a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting Monday and will provide a guideline for the county to seek both financial and infrastructural improvements to the region. Johnson County initiated a study in 2008 looking to fulfill an obligation to the Southernmost Illinois Delta …

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Johnson County responds to Harrisburg disaster

On Wednesday, February 29 at 4:56 a.m., the City of Harrisburg was struck by a deadly tornado. While much of Johnson County was unaware of the severe destruction to its northeast early that morning, area emergency and law enforcement personnel were already responding. In the hours and days that followed, …

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