The heroin epidemic hit Jennings County hard Tuesday night, with one death suspected to be caused by an overdose of the drug.
"Jennings County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to 10 possible heroin overdoses between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday," reported Lt. Mike Mowery.
Police believe heroin laced with fentanyl was responsible for the overdoses.
A 52-year-old North Vernon woman died early Wednesday at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital. Jennings County Coroner Gene Rudicel said Wednesday morning the exact cause of her death has yet to be determined. Deputies administered Narcan and then began CPR on the woman before she was transported by Rescue 20 to the hospital. Officials have not yet released her name.
During the overdose outbreak, deputies were assisted by Rescue 20 Paramedics, North Vernon Police Department and the Indiana State Police. They responded to two drug overdoses in Center Township, two overdoses in Geneva Township and five in Spencer Township. Narcan, a drug used to stop overdoses, was administered to nine individuals.
One 16-year-old male, one 16-year-old female and one 17-year-old male were administered Narcan by deputies and Rescue 20 medics. The three were transported to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital and later released.
The 2016 Jennings County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction results are listed by buyers with 4-H'ers' names, species or item, grand championship or reserve grand championship designation and winning bid amounts.
Organizers for Indiana's Bicentennial hoped to spread the celebration into all facets of Hoosier life.Now, they have successfully tapped into the state's poetic culture with a legacy project initiated by Brick Street Poetry, a non-profit group which publishes a journal and hosts various poetry-related events in the Indianapolis area.The group partnered with local libraries across the state to solicit original poems about their county. Libraries then forwarded up to five works to the organization for consideration.The result is the 104-page...
Election workers in Jennings County will receive more compensation than in previous elections on General Election Day, Nov. 8.
The 8th Annual Luke Elsner Memorial 5K Run/Walk is on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Hayden Elementary be-ginning at promptly 8 am. You can preregister by contacting a committee member or signing up online at www.signme up.com/112554 for $20. You may also show up the day of the race beginning at 7:00 a.m. to register for $25. All proceeds from this 5K go into the Luke Elsner Memorial Scholarship through the Jennings County Community Foundation.
Jessica Jaquess, left, shares a laugh with her friend and fellow sophomore Summer Jones as she adjusts Summer's ribbon necklace. The teens thoroughly enjoyed modeling in the Bicentennial Fashion Show last week at the Park Theatre. More photos in next week's Plain Dealer-Staff Photo by Barbara King