In figurative terms, the water has run hot and cold in recent years between Jennings Water Inc. (JW) and the City of North Vernon.
At Monday's City Council meeting, the tap turned a bit warmer as Jennings Water representatives asked the city to consider hooking onto its water supply.
"Does it make sense to spend money on the quarry (a proposed project) and still have questionable quality water, or spend a lot less and have reliable, good quality water?" Dave Beesley, JW board president, asked the council.
A nonprofit membership-owned utility, JW serves much of the area outside the city. Its water comes from a well field and treatment plant at Reddington in eastern Jackson County, a few miles west of the Jennings County line.
The city has been studying for years the possibility of using a large, abandoned quarry on former Hanson Aggregates property off Fifth Street as a water supply reservoir. That plan calls for the Indiana Department of Transportation, which acquired the Hanson property as part of the U.S. 50 east bypass project, to give the quarry to the city. Then the city would install infrastructure to fill the quarry with water from the Muscatatuck River and connect that reservoir to the nearby city water works for treatment and distribution to customers.
From the pigs and donkeys, to the Rednecks Olympics and food, to the live music and yard sales, to the parade and more, the 49th annual Commiskey Fall Festival had something fun for everyone - and then some.
For the past year, members of the Harmony Quilt Guild have cut. pieced, sewn and toiled over quilts they were making. On Saturday, Sept. 19, all their hard work was on display.The annual quilt show was conducted at Stream Cliff Farms in southern Jennings County. Visitors from surrounding states along with visitors from throughout Indiana were on hand to view some of the beautiful creations made by guild members.'
Artists Patty Cooper Wells and Cindie Underwood-Vanderbur are teaming up for a third time to bring Halloween chills and thrills to the walls of A Perfect Day Café in North Vernon.
Jennings County High School Homecoming 2015 will go down in the record books as being one that was filled with lots of fun and excitement while at the same time having a dark cloud hanging over it.The week unfolded with students selecting "Back to the Future" as the theme of the festivities. With the theme in mind, each class was given a decade that they would celebrate throughout the week.
Those Damn Torpedoes, a Tom Petty tribute band, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Park Theatre. The group includes Bobby Willis, above, of North Vernon, Tim Halcomb of New Albany and formerly of Dupont, and others. Tickets are available in advance and will be at the door at $15 apiece. As part of Park Theatre's Celebration Week, ticket holders are welcome to attend a reception that will precede the concert at 6 p.m.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer