Emergency workers take Thomas Mullikin on a stretcher into a waiting ambulance Friday. His helmet is on the pavement at left, his crashed bicycle at right.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
A North Vernon bicyclist is in critical condition and a North Vernon motorist remains in jail as of Monday morning after a sports utility vehicle collided with a bicycle on the State Road 750 bypass Friday morning. Thomas J. Mullikin, 60, is undergoing treatment at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for undisclosed injuries he suffered in the accident. He is in the hospital's trauma unit. The motorist, Robert A. Robak, 36, reportedly left the scene of the accident. He was later arrested by Deputy Shawn Minton of the Jennings County Sheriff's Department and booked into the Jennings County Jail where he is being held in lieu of a $2,555 cash bond. According to Jennings County Sheriff Department Deputy Anthony Maberry, the lead investigator, Mullikin was riding his bicycle on SR 750 when Robak, traveling eastbound on County Road 200 North/Hurley Drive in a 1991 Dodge Durango, drove through the intersection and struck the bicycle at around 11:13 a.m.
Saturday they "Tamed the Terrain" at the Muscatatuck County Park during the annual Tame the Terrain race benefitting programs at St. Mary's Catholic Church.The annual race not only draws participants from Jennings County, but from all around the Hoosier state. Several out-of-state racers joined in the fun as well this year. In total, 770 people competed in the race.Tame the Terrain involves a variety of obstacles set up to test your skills and endurance. For example, you may wade through waist deep water, climb up and down the side of a hill...
He is the brother of the vice president and the extremely heavy favorite in the 2018 race for Indiana's 6th District U.S. Congressional post.Greg Pence made a campaign stop Friday at the Jennings County Fair amid little fanfare. He arrived at the Jack Heath Pavilion livestock arena over two hours before the 4-H livestock auction. The crowd had yet to build, but the Republican Party candidate got to press the flesh with many people - including a couple of women donning "Greg Pence for Congress" T-shirts.
The unveiling of two pieces of artwork created for the local community had everyone agreeing with JCHS art teacher Karen Chilman who said it was "a a great tribute to our students and town."
Tornado warning sirens sounded Tuesday night in Jennings County after a funnel cloud was spotted in the Butlerville area around 9:30 p.m.
When I learned State Road 3 was going to be closed I was a bit upset. You see, that is the road I live on and the one I take to work. So, that means I was going to have to find a detour. Luckily they closed the road right at one of the roads that goes through Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Preserve.
Oh the majesty, the glory, the history that oozes from the Twin Spires and all over the place at Churchill Downs, making the spine tingle for all who visit this magnificent sports landmark. That was especially the case Saturday evening during Downs After Dark at this famous Louisville horse track only about 60 miles south of North Vernon. It was a night for topnotch thoroughbred horse racing, including the Stephen Foster Stakes, a Grade 1 event. It was also a special night for turf fans to see Justify, fresh off his Belmont Stakes victory the previous week which made him the 13th Triple Crown winner in history.
Caylee Bishop, 5, left, and Karma Kipper, 4, enjoy themselves to the hilt on one of the carnival rides on the midway at the Jennings County Fair. After a wet start, the 138th fair finished with dry but hot weather on Saturday.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer