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APC aids builders with compliance
Contractors can take a significant financial hit if they break the rules, according to Cheryl Trisler, executive director of the Jennings County Area Plan Commission (APC). She and her staff are taking proactive steps to help them avoid that.
"The cost of compliance with the 2012 Indiana Energy Code can drastically cut into contractors' profits if they do not calculate that into their quotes," Trisler said.
That is why she and her staff, with assistance from the Jackson-Jennings Build­ers Organization, will be hosting a free lunchtime session for area builders and do-it-yourselfers. The meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Jennings County Public Library. Travis Dunn of TSI Energy Solutions in Indianapolis will lead the informative session on the code.
The latest version of the energy code, which deals with insulation of walls, ductwork and pipes in residential buildings, was updated three years ago. However, many contractors working in Jennings County are still following earlier standards, according to the APC.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Panther Fest 2015

Tickets going fast for...

Scouts take to the race

Our own Valerie Hoppock...

Once again, Jennings County High School threw open its doors and welcomed the community to come in and take a look around when the annual Panther Fest was held on Wednesday, Feb. 11.


UW within $6K of goal

So close. So very, very close.
While there is no "winning cigar" yet for the Jennings County United Way, volunteers are hopeful the mark can be met and are urging people to come forward with help - even those who have already pledged or given donations.
United Way volunteers announced this week that the annual campaign has pulled within $5,600 of reaching its fundraising goal for the year. Now the last concerted effort is on to climb to the $220,000 mark.

• Rollover results in minor injuries
• Colbert wants to return to North Vernon City Council
• Current at-large councilor Ochs seeks mayor's post
• City preparing for State Street road, bridge work
• Recycle household hazardous waste at JC recycling center on March 14
• Check out shelter in Seymour
• With 6 snow days to make up, school year is now extended
• 2 hospitalized after wreck near Hayden
• Clerk-treasurer candidates announce
• Sand Creek girl prevails
• 2nd snow in 3 days hits Jennings area

Hyden Allen, 81, Voss Funeral Services

• Ira J. Walker, 86, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home
• James "Jim" Fisher, 75, of Orlando, Florida
• Norma J. M. Armstrong, 87, Adams Family Funeral Home
• Richard W. Barthlow, 78, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• William Thomas Douglas, 63, Voss Funeral Service
• Doyle Lee Edwards, 84, Buchanan Funeral Home
• Bruce Edward Filsell, 72, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home
• Rita F. Patterson, 57, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
• Opal Marie Schuck, 97, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service
• Frederick A. Server, 83, Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home
• Peter Thomas Sofios, 84, Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, Indianapolis


Lane Sawyer wins diving sectional

After winter weather interrupted the normal schedule, the Jennings County High School boys swim team traveled to Highland Hills Middle School Monday evening to compete in the 2015 IHSAA Floyd Central sectional.
The team swam the sectional preliminary round Thursday evening and had prepared to swim the sectional finals round on Saturday, but due to inclement road conditions, the final round was moved to Monday evening.
When all the swimming and diving had finished, Jeffersonville had claimed the sectional title for the fifth straight year, scoring 432 points. Following in second place was Floyd Central, scoring 397. Third place went to Seymour, with 310 points, and JCHS placed fourth tallying 255 points.

• Alumni takes on faculty at Jr. class fundraising game
• Freedom Hunt banquet Saturday is open to all
• Panthers practice their skills in win over Cougars
• 8th grade girls cap season with coveted win
• Herrin, Redmond 8th in state
• Keeping kids motivated
• Boys swim sectional postponed
• Freedom Hunt dinner Saturday
• Big Oaks NWR proposes fee hike
• Herrin, Redmond, Sutton ready for center stage
• Chessler Biggs dives at final meet during state

Editor's Notebook

Coldest job ever?

Many people have to work outside in the cold and snow, but few if any in the brutally frigid conditions seen last week in North Vernon.
Despite the coldest, most snowy and extreme weather of the winter, a four-man crew from SRU Electric worked five days to upgrade equipment at a cellular telephone tower on Rodgers Park Drive behind the North Vernon Fire Station.
While schools were called off all last week and many businesses were closed because of the wintry onslaught, the tower team kept working.
It has to be harrowing enough working several hundred feet high, even more so when temperatures are near zero and the wind chill makes it feel even colder.

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• Kentucky fan in Cat heaven
• The strangest month
• NV's connection to ragtime music
• A 'bonus day' on the links
• At the seat of power
• Return of Jeff Daniels
• 25-year tour of duty is ending
• Editor's wish list for Santa
• 'Hulda will be here forever'
• Another little 'miracle'

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Shoveling the snow away
Shoveling the snow away
Olivia Colwell, 10, left, and Kadence Laman, 11, shovel snow from a sidewalk on Jennings Street. The two friends were trying to make a bit of spending money by working in their neighborhood Saturday.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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