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NEWS July 27, 2015

Overflow event at ww plant
Friday's heavy rain is the culprit for the seventh sewage overflow event at the North Vernon Wastewater Plant.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Safety a concern as clean-up starts; Mesker metalwork will not be saved
Holman Excavating will commence their clean-up of the Fifth Street fire zone as soon as next Monday or Tuesday, reports Ardell Mitchell, project manager from Harmon Construction.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Water engineer reports on latest quarry testing
Richard Morin, the city's water department engineer, has provided details on the most recent test of water in the Hanson Quarry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

­Council reviews zoning changes for 2 new projects
Also occupying the Council's time Monday night were zoning issues introduced by Area Plan director Cheryl Trisler, two of which involved investment in the community.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Versailles firm gains contract to clean up Fifth Street fire zone
It won't be too long before the devastation along Fifth Street in downtown North Vernon is a thing of the past.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Meeting hashes out quarry issues
The North Vernon City Council listened to concerns and answers to questions about the proposed quarry project at their meeting June 22.
The project, which was first brought up in 2004 and studied in 2012, came to the forefront with the eastern setment of the Hwy. 50 bypass project.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has determined using the quarry as a reservoir is the most cost-effective way to safeguard the city's water supply when the bypass bridge is built over the Muscatatuck River. The bridge will be just 2500 feet from where the utility now pumps water from the Muscatatuck River to its treatment plant. If some sort of hazardous spill occurred at the bridge, the river could be contaminated for some time resulting in a disruption of the water supply.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bike rodeo makes 300 kids safer
Well over 300 local children were fitted for new, free bike helmets Saturday, June 6 at the John W. Snyder Memorial Bicycle Rodeo. Some 25 more kids won shiny new bicycles, which were donated by individuals and businesses around town.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jennings joins rest of state in preparing to 'put best foot forward' during Bicentennial
Jennings County now has a Bicentennial Coordinator as the state looks ahead to celebrate is 200th year of statehood in 2016.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Storage units coming to city limits; Quarry queries to be addressed again
It will soon be a lot more convenient for city residents to stash their belongings in a safe and monitored location.
John Barlow and his brother, attorney Rob Barlow of Madison, were at the North Vernon City Council meeting Monday night to ask John's 2.25 acres on West Walnut Street near Oak Meadows Apartments be rezoned from Residential Single Family to Commercial Single Site.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Doubters a no-show at meeting; Lee proposes quarry alternative
The North Vernon Utility Service Board was expecting to devote much of their meeting Monday night to answering questions about the city's proposed quarry project. The project, first looked at in 2004, calls for obtaining the Hanson 80-acre quarry and converting it to a reservoir for the city's water utility.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Brown and the Blue honoring those who serve
Name: Wesley Thayer

Date of Hire: 3/30/2015

Rank: Officer

Prior law enforcement experience (if applicable): Worked for the IDOC and the Jennings County Sheriff Dept.

Accomplishments/Awards: Graduate of Harrison Business College Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, ILEA Graduate Class 2014

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Policemen recognized for saving a life
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 waited," Richmond said in a 2014 North Vernon Sun article.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

US Attorney: A time to thank officers
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mayor: Officers play an 'essential role' in city
Mayor Harold Campbell issued a National Police Week Proclamation at the City Council meeting this week.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Police Week celebration includes Back Lot BBQ

The officers and staff of the North Vernon Police Department will host a "Back Lot BBQ" from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in honor of National Police Week.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

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