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March 2, 2021


Donuts on wheels!
Donut Central, a local donut shop based in Columbus, has announced the launch of the 'Mobile Command' unit, a donut food truck. 'Mobile Command' serves the same premier donuts and excellent coffee that Donut Central has become known for and operates in a multiple county area, including Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Johnson counties.
Monday, February 15, 2021

Downtown North Vernon under snow
Stellar Park, located across from the Park Theatre, on Tuesday afternoon was still covered in a blanket of snow from Monday's storm. Jennings County received from 5 to 6 inches. (Staff photos by Kylan Higgs)
Thursday, February 11, 2021

New Libertarian Party has declaration for mayor
Just over a month after officially organizing, the new Jennings County Libertarian Party's promise to "attack the next elections hard" is already underway with candidate, Kayla Coleman, declaring for Vernon mayor on Feb. 4.
Thursday, February 11, 2021

City Council approves JCEDC for $250K grant application
In the midst of a snow storm, the City Council persevered and held its meeting Monday, Feb. 8. It did help that they provided a Zoom link to people who wished to watch safely from home.
Thursday, February 11, 2021

A New Chapter
Starting today, the Plain Dealer & Sun will be published and owned by the Paxton Media Group out of Paducah, Kentucky. The King family, who moved to North Vernon in 1954 to operate the two local newspapers, have sold the company to privately held Paxton who owns numerous daily and weekly papers across Kentucky, Indiana and the southern U.S.

Barbara King, youngest daughter of Burlin and Viola King, has led the papers since she moved back to her hometown in 1982. She followed her father and then her mother as publisher and has served as editor two different times.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Fire shuts Vernon Restaurant
They say when you hit rock bottom, the only way left to go is up. It is a shame that a beloved local establishment had to end the unprecedented year of 2020 in such a tragic way, but if the above saying is true, then 2021 has great things in store for Linda's Log Cabin in Vernon.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

North Vernon Police need the community's help in two active theft cases
The North Vernon Police Department are asking for the public's help in two active theft cases that were both reported the morning of Thursday, Dec. 31.
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Vaccines for novel coronavirus soon to be available to the public ages 75+
The long-awaited day has come: a vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been distributed and is on its way to being available to the public.

At present, only a selection of frontline healthcare staff associated with a hospital, long-term care staff, emergency medical services providers, special local health department staff, and dialysis center staff who have physical or close contact with patients or infectious material are eligible to register for the vaccine.

Vaccine-approved organizations and facilities in Jennings County include the JC Health Department, Autumn Trace, Majestic Care, and Rescue 20.

Board of Health Nurse Pam Petry was one of the first staff members at the local health department to receive the vaccination. The department will soon host a vaccination clinic once it becomes available to the public, so Petry traveled to Columbus Regional just a few days before Christmas for the first of two doses-both vaccines are a two-dose series.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

City pays thanks to employees
2020 is going out with a surprise for employees of the City of North Vernon.

That's because at the suggestion of Mayor Mike Ochs and the support of the North Vernon City Council, each will receive a $500 "Thank You" in their last paycheck of 2020.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Non-profits provide 'wish lists'
This is the time of year when thoughts turn to giving, and local non-profits invite you to remember them.

Local charities and non-profits listed below share items they need in order to continue their good works.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Antique Store closing after 36 years
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Greathouse Hardware nails it!
It made the front page of The North Vernon Sun on July 5, 1934.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

North Vernon City Council-Parking accommodation doesn't sit well with Uptown merchants
You have to give them credit for trying.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NVCC has own ideas on animal control
County Commissioner Jeff Barger traveled to the City Council meeting Monday night, Sept. 10 hoping to tie up an issue that has been stressing him for months-the animal control issue.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TIF board votes to help fund parking aprons at airport
The North Vernon Redevelopment or TIF (Tax Increment Financing) Board has approved providing up to $110,000 in matching funds for the next FAA grant the North Vernon Municipal Airport hopes to obtain.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012


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