Travel status by county, as of Friday, April 3. Jennings County's status will be upgraded to Level Orange effective Saturday, April 4, at 8 a.m.
The Jennings County Commissioners and officials from North Vernon and Vernon announced today that the travel status will be upgraded from yellow to orange, effective at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 4. Additionally, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb said today that he will extend his statewide Stay at Home order through Sunday, May 3. The official order will be signed Monday.
Students on the Jennings County High School's annual staff wrote the stories and took the photographs for this year's JCHS spotlight.
It started in Colorado and has now spread nationwide.
The April 3 update from the Indiana State Department of Health puts the number of COVID-19 cases in Jennings County at 31, up from 17 reported Wednesday.Statewide, 3,437 cases have been confirmed from the 16,900 tested at this time, with 102 deaths attributed to the disease. Nationwide, cases rose to over 213,000, with 4,513 deaths reported yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also reports that the disease has spread to all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana...
After sitting in his garage for awhile early Saturday afternoon, James Walls, 77, decided to hop in his pickup truck to drive down the lane to the road to see if the mail had been delivered at his home in the 6500 block of CR 300W.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced today that more than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits when April distributions begin this Sunday.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has adjusted services, events and operations to protect Hoosiers and prevent further spread of COVID-19. The list below, and updates, can be found at on.IN.gov/DNRcovid19.
Jennings County Historical Society volunteers Bill Gerhard, left, and Chris Asher process sassafras roots there were harvested by Matt Branham. The Society still has tentative plans to go ahead with the annual Sassafras Tea Festival in Vernon April 25 and 26, and is also considering other options because of the coronavirus pandemic.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer