1. Lawn area 2. Existing Veterans Memorial 3. Angled on-street parking 4. Concrete sidewalk 8. At-grade planting area 9. District monument 10. Street tree 11. Widened sidewalk 12. Bench 13. Passenger loading zone 14. Flush pedestrian crossing 15. Custom paver design 16. Street light 32. Handicap parking space 36. Sign feature
Downtown North Vernon is turning into a construction zone again. Big time.
And it will remain so through the next two to three months.
That will mean some traffic nighmares for many.
Once the Madison Avenue streetscape work is completed, however, officials predict motorists and pedestrians will be happy - especially with the renovations of two railroad crossings that have raised the ire of many for years.
Construction of the $2.2 million streetscape project began Wednesday morning. This requires the closure of Madison Avenue from Walnut to Poplar streets for 60 to 90 days, though Poplar Street will remain open to traffic.
The streetscape - which includes work at Madison Avenue between Walnut Street and O&M Avenue, and O&M Avenue from Fourth to Fifth streets - is one of the city's final Stellar Community projects.
A man also known as "the Energizer Bunny" to his friends and associates because "he just keeps giving and giving and giving" has been honored by the State of Indiana as a "Golden Hoosier."
The figure is $38,800 and counting.
After three-and-a-half years of fundraising and six months of construction, A Place Called Yesterday will open to the public next week.
Three different levels of awards were presented to four heroic officers at the City Council meeting Monday night.North Vernon Chief of Police James Webster made the awards involving the Sept. 17, 2014 fire that engulfed a Crestwood Drive home and almost killed occupant Andrew W. Hatchett, 39.NVPD Officer Andrew Richmond arrived on the scene and acted to pull the semiconscious man out of the engulfed home."I knew I couldn't just wait for this man to die. I would never forgive myself if I did and later found out that he had passed away while we...
The west winds howled relentlessly at St. Annes Golf Course late afternoon Tuesday. How windy was it? As hard as it might be to believe, more windy than Robin "New Cadillac Yesterday, New E-Z Gos Tomorrow" Brown gets when he collects a skin.
Keegan McCrory-Engle, 10, of Hayden builds a birdhouse during the annual Wings over Muscatatuck Festival Saturday at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. David McNabb of Seymour, a volunteer and member of the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society Foundation oversees the youth's work. A wide variety of free activities were held for children and adult at the refuge located in western Jennings County and eastern Jackson County.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer