Grain bin accidents send shockwaves through rural communities as farmers and grain handlers know all too well how quickly entering a grain bin can turn deadly. To help prevent these accidents that result in dozens of lives lost each year, Nationwide is providing life-saving resources to rura…
Monday’s meeting of the North Vernon City Council was full of firsts; the meeting itself lasted a record 20 minutes compared to the usual hour. Next, Nathan Vogel was sworn in as the new police officer for the North Vernon Police Department. Finally, the June 27 meeting was the first meeting…
Average gasoline prices in Indiana have fallen 11.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.01/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 3271 stations in Indiana. Prices in Indiana are 45.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.90/g higher than a year ago. The pr…
Jennings County now hosts two syringe disposal kiosks at the North Vernon Fire Department and Country Squire Lakes (CSL) as part of the “Prevent Pricks” program.
The Jennings County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is pleased to welcome back specialists, Andrea Ertel and Sydney Carson. Both are graduates of Jennings County High School, Class of 2019 and Class of 2021 respectively.
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) awarded $500,000 in grant funding to 26 non-profits to provide emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents. The Jennings County Council of Domestic Violence will be receiving $6500 of that funding. The fund…
Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed a proclamation last Wednesday calling a special session for the General Assembly to convene on July 6, 2022, to take action on his plan to return more than $1 billion of state reserves to Hoosier taxpayers.
Monday, June 27, a traffic stop by an Indiana State Trooper resulted in a Jennings County woman being arrested on numerous charges related to dealing and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
First Baptist Church in North Vernon will now act as a branch campus to Columbus Christian School (CCS), a private, inter-denominational school established in 1976 that offers Christian education to children from preschool to Grade 12. Starting in the 2022-23 school year, Jennings County stu…
The dream of resurrecting North Vernon to its former glory is manifesting into reality thanks to locals who were willing to put their money where there mouth was.
North Vernon Main Street (NVMS) celebrated the official opening of its downtown office last Friday with a ribbon cutting that included its board members and original incorporators.
The Jennings County Historical Society’s 2022 Town and Country Tour of Jennings County Gardens, Homes and Barns is scheduled for the weekend of June 25 and 26.
Just like that, the 141st Jennings Count Fair is halfway to its conclusion, but don’t let that stop you from making your way out to the fairgrounds just off of Highway 3 because there is still some family-friendly, summer fun to be had.
A Commiskey teenager who was arrested and charged with four counts of arson back in May 2021 recently pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 12 years of incarceration.
INDIANAPOLIS — A winning Powerball® ticket purchased in December 2021 is set to expire on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Players should check to see if they have the winning ticket.
Indiana safety officers from different departments banded together to participate in a weightlifting fundraiser for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities.
The Jennings County Youth Foundation (JCYF) has a new neighbor in the Scrapyard Creations, Cupcake & Craft Store. Not by accident, the new cupcake and crafting shop is owned by JCYF president Casey Ernstes.
19-year-old Brianna Caudill of North Vernon was crowned 2022 Miss Jennings County Fair Queen Sunday night at the Jennings County High School (JCHS) auditorium before a crowd of family and friends.
A multitude of family and friends piled into the Charles W. Hurley gymnasium on Saturday morning for the 54th annual commencement exercises at Jennings County High School.
Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Ragle Inc. plans to close the S.R. 250 bridge over Slate Creek, on or after Monday, June 13, to complete a superstructure replacement project. The bridge is located roughly four miles west of S.R. 3 in Jennings County, between County Road 675 W…
As a news reporter, you here a lot of stories, and how “you should write a story on that”. Most of the stories are not true or the legend is larger than the real story. However, when a tip comes across your desk that an alligator is loose in town, you run.
Four young ladies from Jennings County will be vying for the title of 2022 Jennings County Fair Queen on Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Jennings County High School.
The Indiana Patriot Guard (IPG) invites one and all to participate in their 12th Annual Ride to Remember for the Southeastern Region on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 in honor of the Indiana Fallen Heroes and their families who have given the Ultimate Sacrifice.
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, a Paris Crossing man was arrested on drug related charges following a traffic stop in northern Jefferson County.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded 200 scholarships to the sixth class of Next Generation Hoosier Educators. Lucelia Ernstes from Jennings County High School earned a spot on the list of recipients and is, in fact, the only JCHS student to do so. Ernstes will be attendin…
North Vernon native Mark Schindel and his wife Mary got the opportunity to dive the USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a World War II Squier-class transport ship, which currently acts as an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to begin chip seal operations later this week on S.R. 250 in Jackson and Jennings Counties.
Rick Marksberry, 54, of North Vernon, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at his residence. Marksberry was the former North Vernon Street Department Commissioner and served his community for 33 years.
Guests at the Jennings County Community Foundation’s (JCCF) annual gala likely thought they had stepped into Camelot last Saturday, May 14 as The Barn venue at Willow Lake Event Center was fit to impress the likes of King Arthur. And the reason for the gala was as honorable as the Knights of…
Wayside Inn, the local homeless shelter located at 304 Hoosier Street in North Vernon, held an open house last Friday, May 13 to express their gratitude to the community and businesses for their support.
Next week is National Police Week in which we honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices, a tradition started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.
On Monday, May 2, officers with the North Vernon Police Department arrested Mitchell Cooper Turner, 32, of North Vernon, on a warrant for child molestation, a level 1 felony and rape and a level 3 felony.
With Phase 1B of the Walnut Street reconstruction projected to continue until early July, the locally owned small businesses that reside in this portion of downtown North Vernon continue to be affected due to the restricted access to their buildings.
(Associated Press) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 15 cents over the past two weeks to $4.38 per gallon. As of Wednesday, May 11, the average price of gas in North Vernon came just under the national average at $4.29, with the average price of diesel fuel topping of…
The motion to adjourn Monday’s North Vernon City Council meeting was the last to be made by City Councilman and board president Brian Hatfield who has officially resigned from the board.
The 2022 Jennings County Primary Election, held on Tuesday, May 3, had a 16.5% voter turnout, with 2,999 of the county’s 18,176 registered voters going to the polls.