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Public defender office proposed
A public defender office is sorely needed in Jennings County, according to Jack Gay and others.

Gay, a North Vernon attorney who contracts with the county as a part-time public defender, pitched the proposal to the Jennings County Council and Board of Commissioners last week. Both governmental bodies are taking the matter into serious consideration.

Using figures from the Indiana Public Defender Commission, Gay estimates it would cost the county around $60,000 a year more to staff a public defender office than it now spends for contracted attorneys.

"We need this for several reasons, including to be in compliance with the state and to get the job done correctly," he said. "The state is eventually going to require all counties to staff a full-time public defender office anyway, so it would be good for Jennings County to get ahead of this."

What's more, Gay contends, the county would save considerable money in the long run.

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Donations and volunteers are needed for the Jennings County Youth Foundation's (JCYF) fourth annual Affordable Christmas program and its unique store next month.

NVCC reverses vote on utility salaries

The North Vernon City Council reversed their decision regarding city utility employee raises on Monday night , heeding the appeals of Superintendent Russell Vaught and Utilities Service Board member Terry Thompson.

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• Myron Neal Snowden, 62, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
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• Norman L. Goecker, 87, Burkholder Chapel

Panther pre-season warm-up

Although it will be two weeks before the Jennings County High School boys basketball team kicks off their 2017-18 season, they participated in the annual controlled scrimmage Saturday night.

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• JCHS girls swim team starts season with a huge win
• Lady Panther soccer season ends
• Healthy living habits that really do work
• Family winter fun
• Panther tennis says farewell to strong senior contingent at season's end
• Leak finishes 5th at Nike NW Regional Race
• Lady Panthers split weekend
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• Off and running with winter sports
• Bertram, Shockley earn HHC nods, Leahigh, Million honored by team
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• Thanksgiving run/walk to raise money to help people

Editor's Notebook
'Did you feed your brain today?'

At 52, Seth Hulse is a teacher, a mentor, a coach, a speaker and now a published author.

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