Funeral services for Gov. Ed Whitcomb will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Hayden United Methodist Church with visitation from noon until the service. Tom Judd will officiate. Also, funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. CST on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel; visitation at Tell City from 2 until 6 p.m.
State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) shows a long list of bills on his tablet to the Third House audience Saturday. In the background is Marie Shepherd of the Jennings County Chamber of Commerce, which cosponsored the town hall-style gathering.
The topics varied at Saturday's Third House gathering in North Vernon.
The town hall event at the Jennings County Public Library attracted over 40 people who came to listen to and ask questions of the three state legislators that represent Jennings County at the State House - State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour), State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg).
They talked about taxes, education, civil rights and roads. And did they ever talk about roads - especially the U.S. 50-SR 750 junction.
Safety concerns at the western end of the new bypass were voiced by many in the audience, making this issue No. 1 at the public session.
One man who said he drives through the junction often said not only is a traffic signal needed there, but also more signs.
"INDOT can be rather arrogant when I've tried to talk to their people," he said. "A solar-powered traffic light there would cut down the cost. There needs to be signs, too, for eastbound traffic to indicate they need to turn to continue east on U.S. 50. I see so many semis miss the turn, go up SR 750 a bit and then do U-turns."
A total of 11 Jennings County High School wrestlers will be heading to Jeffersonville early Saturday morning to compete in the regional with the hopes that they will advance to the semi-state on Feb. 13.
The collection of native American artifacts, nearly all of it from the Jennings County landscape, is worth a good deal - particularly in historical terms. Jim Harr doesn't know exactly how much it would bring on the open market, but it has to be considerable.
Tom Wingfield, portrayed by Justin Chadwick, gives Amanda Wingfield, Tom's mother as played by Marcia Boardman, an earful during a scene from The Glass Menagerie. The Jennings County Players will present the drama on Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at the Park Theatre Civic Centre. Advance tickets, at $8 for adults, $3 for K-12 children and $1 for preschool children, are on sale now.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer