Since August of this year, two local women have made efforts to raise money for Rebecca’s Hope Orphanage, a Haitian orphanage run by Pastor Don and Beth Morris. Pastor Morris preaches at Vernon Baptist Church and two of his parishioners, Jan Tucker and Margaret Morrison, have held two fundra…

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Lights of Hope is homeward bound this year — any Jennings County resident who has been affected by cancer, whether personally or someone you love, will appreciate the spectacle of Lights of Hope taking place at the James Covered Bridge in Commiskey on September 18.

The 2021 Fall Homecoming Parade and the 2021 JCHS Powderpuff game that is traditionally played following the Fall Homecoming parade is cancelled due to increased COVID numbers and a pause on large gatherings during this time.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of downtown North Vernon Tuesday afternoon may have been alarmed by the billows of smoke rising from Tripton Park. Not to worry, however — the source of the smoke was from the controlled burning set by the Jennings County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

It is said that Tuesday, September 11, 2001, began as a normal day. In both New York City and Washington D.C., the morning weather was sunny and clear. Students went to school, workers went to the office, and about 17,000 people commuted to their jobs at the World Trade Center.

This past Thursday, Jennings County School Corporation superintendent Teresa Brown addressed the school board in regards to the Panther’s Prepare and Care plan. When the plan was passed in early July, Brown mentioned that everything in the plan was subject to change if and when change was needed.

The first official day of autumn does not begin until Wednesday, September 22, but signs of the new season can already be seen throughout Jennings County, especially for the farmers.

Get ready, Jennings County, for a weekend full of excitement and fun during the annual St. Mary’s Community Festival happening Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 12. The festival will be extra special this year for two reasons: 1. The festival will be making’s its debut after COVID-19…

In a joint announcement by Jennings County School Corporation superintendent Teresa Brown and Jennings County Middle School principal Jeanie Koelmel, the middle school was shut down due to Covid-19 related concerns. Jennings County Middle School will be on a virtual learning schedule for 10 …

Concerned business owners and residents gathered on Wednesday, August 18 at the North Vernon ETC building to have their worries regarding the major Walnut Street reconstruction project addressed by HWC Engineering personnel.

The City Council held lengthy discussions regarding a COVID-19 policy recommended to them by the human resource company they’ve retained called New Focus HR in lieu of the rising reports of positive cases. Attorney Larry Greathouse recommended the Council follow the advice of the professiona…

The lives of Americans, and indeed, the world, were changed forever 20 years ago on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 when four U.S. commercial airliners were hijacked, three of which hit their intended targets. Those targets were the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the …

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The objective of North Vernon’s Walnut Street reconstruction project is to totally replace all the water and sewer lines and connections, install a new storm sewer to keep downtown from flooding, reconstruct all roadway surfaces and update the sidewalks to make them ADA compliant. According …

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Jennings County through the Jennings County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Jennings County. LECSP sch…

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Office has recently appointed a new jail commander, and even with this shift in authority, the goal of the local county law enforcement is still the same: safety and security for the people of Jennings County, their inmates and their jail staff.

Adopting the title of “The Solar City” comes with high expectations of performance results. Since 2017, the City of North Vernon has been nurturing its solar energy project — which included 24 community solar installations of over 550 LED streetlights and 7000 panels — to the protestation of…

Photos of North Vernon, Brush Creek and Graham Creek Elementaries were taken by Kylan Higgs. 

North Vernon Police Department Officer Lucas Newsom was promoted to sergeant by NVPD Chief Keith Messer during Monday’s City Council meeting before an audience made up of his fellow policemen and Newsom’s wife, Ashley, and their children. All City Council members congratulated the new Sergea…

A local North Vernon man is trying to convince the City of North Vernon to acquire a statue of Lewis and Clark featuring Sacagawea — the three famous explorers who mapped a large majority of the western United States obtained in the Louisiana Purchase — that has recently been taken down in C…

Another summer, another success for the Jennings County FLASH Summer Food Program, though the overall turnout was a lot lower this year than in years past, according to Director Ashley Follmer.