Anyone driving along State Roads 3 and 7 this past week would be hard pressed to miss the destruction of the former Union Bank at the south end of the Dollar Tree parking lot. The tear down, which began Wednesday, July 21, was handled by Midwest Contracting and by Friday not much was left be…

Travis Jones was sworn in at Monday’s City Council meeting as a full-time firefighter for the North Vernon Fire Department. It was an extra special occasion, as Jones was sworn in by Mayor Mike Ochs. This past Monday was the first time Mayor Ochs was able to personally attend a City Council …

Thursday, July 29Jennings County Recycling Center, trash and recycling, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 4800 N. Highway 3.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 10, officers with the North Vernon Police Department (NVPD) chased and caught a suspected drunk driver after a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Circle K Shell Gas Station on North State Street in North Vernon.

The acronym “CSL” is synonymous in the minds of the people of Jennings County with Country Squire Lakes, but to Mike Miller, CSL means a whole lot more. To him, it stands for “clean, safe living.”

In the midst of the City of North Vernon rebrand and the continuous efforts of building a brighter future, it’s important not to forget one’s roots, one’s history, and that sentiment is encompassed in Patty Franks’s logo, the logo that was revealed last Wednesday, July 14 and the official tr…

Thursday, July 22Jennings County Recycling Center, trash and recycling, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 4800 N. Highway 3.

Thursday, July 22Jennings County Commissioners meeting, 6:30 PM, Government Center, 200 E. Brown St., Vernon.

Jennings County, the City of North Vernon, and the Town of Vernon encourage all Jennings County property owners and residents to be HOMETOWN PROUD and to do your part in making our community look its best.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Andrew Lykins had a great desire to serve as a full-time missionary. He wasn’t quite sure that the traditional proselytizing mission was for him, but when he learned about a new program called Church Service Missions, he jumped …

Since 2019 I have had the opportunity to travel to St. Ignatius, MT twice and be apart of something that not only changed my life, but has and continues to change the lives of many for the better.

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The jury trial of a Jennings County man charged with murder in connection with the May 2019 burning death of a man at Country Squire Lakes has been postponed.

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“The caboose represents the past of which North Vernon grew. The sun and its rays represents the bright future and the many horizons ahead. Last but not least. The symbol of people (man, woman, child) shows the past, present and future. This community is a community that cares about all its …

The 80th Hayden High School Alumni Association’s Homecoming was held on June 27, at the Hayden Museum’s Pavilion with 51 people in attendance. Alumni president, Patrick Sullivan, requested that all veterans in the audience stand and be recognized. He then asked the rest of the audience to st…

Every young community member that participates in the 4-H program works long and tirelessly for months to make sure their yearly project is ready for the county fair. Even though only one in each category will walk away with the top prize, every 4-Her should commend themselves for a job well-done.

It is that time again for the annual Fourth of July fireworks to light up the North Vernon skies, however, 2021 will be a bit different when it comes to the town fireworks. After safety concerns were brought to the mayor earlier this year, the annual firework show that is normally held at th…

It’s not everyday a 57-year-old newspaper article featuring a woman in a sealskin parka resurfaces, but that’s what happened when Fred and Carol Meirose of Louisville reached out to the Plain Dealer & Sun back in May.

Formal charges were filed Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court against five members of a motorcycle gang in connection with the June 22 shooting death of a Georgetown, Kentucky, man on North John Deere Road near Deputy but none of the five actually pulled the trigger on the fatal shot.

The Jennings County Commissioners brought the county one step further into the future and closer to connecting the rural areas of Jennings to the World Wide Web after agreeing to sign an infrastructure development zone ordinance at their meeting on June 10.

The Jennings County Historical Society invites the public to attend a short program Thursday, June 24 at the North American House at 6 p.m., commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Richard Milhous Nixon’s visit to Jennings County, his ancestral home. He visited June 24, 1971 at the i…

Concerns over a lack of air conditioning at the Jennings County Jail has staff and inmates feeling the heat as delays in AC repairs and replacement combined with summer weather has caused temperatures to run between 80 and 100 degrees in the facility.

Friends and family are rallying for a cause to help out lifelong Jennings County resident John Clark.

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And just like that, the 2021 Jennings County Fair has come and gone, with a turnout of 2,000 to 3,000 people daily. Between the weather, the large variety of events and attractions, in addition to people’s need to get out and socialize, Fair Board President Randy Shepherd estimated that the …

North Vernon native Adam Jackson has joined the ranks of the North Vernon Police Department. The 24-year-old began his tenure at the city police on April 14, 2021 as a patrolman and is currently in the field training process. He was sworn in by Mayor Mike Ochs on April 7.

Thursday, June 17Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, 6:00 PM, Government Center, 200 E. Brown St. Vernon.