To just about everyone's relief, it wasn't a murder.
Sadly, though, the incident resulted in the death of Luis Silva, 23, of Florida.
The incident that captured the headlines and social media Monday morning began just after midnight at 12:44 a.m., when officers with the North Vernon Police Department responded to the area of the City Park just south of FDR Drive. A concerned citizen called 911 when they noticed what appeared to be a person laying in the grass behind a nearby business.
Most children don't start driving until they reach the age of 16, but nine-year-old Parker Perry has been putting pedal to the metal since he was four! But instead of driving a car, Parker races a miniature racecar. Parker lives in North Vernon and his parents are Erica and Clayton Perry. He grew up watching his dad and grandfathers race and it inspired him to start racing, too.
The Jennings County Panthers faced off against the Connersville Spartans on Friday night as they hunted their first win of the season.They were able to pick up the win after a thrilling fourth quarter that saw the Panthers score a go ahead touchdown with just seconds remaining.
You will hardly recognize downtown North Vernon in a couple years as an $11 million road project cuts through not only the heart of the downtown but up and through residential areas clear up to about 700 feet west of West Poplar Street.The "Walnut Street Project," as it is called, will not only include a complete re-paving of the thoroughfare from the new Buckeye Street (old Hwy. 50) paving out to Poplar, but new sidewalks, curb and gutters, ADA compliant ramps; a new stoplight; the relocation of all utilities; and the replacement of 20-...
August, 1920: Thirty-six states ratified a Constitutional amendment that would change the course of history. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."(19th Amendment). One hundred years later, in the year 2020, Indiana and all states across America are celebrating this historic day that gave women the right to vote and freedom to impact their communities and the nation. At the state level, a coalition of appointed members from Indiana Humanities...
The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society (FMRS) has always encouraged everyone to be stewards of the environment.
Below is the plan that the FMRS will follow to support these efforts, while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing protocols:
Registration will be a drive-thru-style instead of the typical open style Participants will arrive October 3 at 8 a.m. at Vernon Commons via Brown Street by Vernon Fire Station, turn and drive past and stop at the Vernon Commons shelter house.
Deb Hofelich shed tears when she laid a flower by the body of brown hound dog that didn't have a chance. Earlier that day, it had been hit by a vehicle and killed near her home in the Two-Mile Creek subdivision.
"He was a handsome animal," Hofelich said, "the poor little fella."
Across the street, a little girl playing in her yard was also disheartened.
"I saw that dog walking around our neighborhood a couple of days ago," said Olivia Sharp, 6. "It makes me sad that he is dead. What happened to him?"