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NEWS September 15, 2014

North Vernon City Council
The City of North Vernon has advertised its budget for 2015 and has thus completed the process which its Clerk-Treasurer Shawn Gerkin, describes as "educated guesswork."
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Field Training
I was recently asked about the police department utilizing former military equipment and how I felt about the "militarization of local law enforcement." There are two separate topics here and I will do my best to briefly answer both.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Drive Sober' campaign winds up over Labor Day
The North Vernon Police Dept. has a very direct message for motorists: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Local officers have announced zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired.
Friday, August 29, 2014

No trash collection in NV on Labor Day
Because of the Labor Day holiday, there will be no garbage pick up in the City of North Vernon on Monday, Sept. 1.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It may have taken years, but CSX crossings downtown set to be fixed
It seems like it has taken years, and it has.
But finally-finally-official and legally binding contracts have been signed to get those two rattletrap CSX crossings fixed downtown.
It is almost unbelievable.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

State senator candidate will host movie on new legal crop with vast economic potential
Hemp could very well form the basis of an agricultural revival here in Indiana and state senator candidate Rudy Howard is campaigning on just that premise.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

City will just stay off right of way; won't be 'railroaded by railroad'
Funding for Phase II of the Downtown Stellar Streetscape project has now been safeguarded with Monday night's actions of the North Vernon City Council.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Struggle to reach agreement on plaza at impasse
It was a 90+ minute marathon session that went round and round which finally arrived at a point at which there was no agreement.
"We're at an impasse," summed up Dave Cheatham, representing the City of Madison Port Authority (CMPA).
And so it was as the North Vernon City Council adjourned their discussion on how to handle the proposed pedestrian crossing in the center of Stellar Plaza directly across from the Park Theatre.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Impasse jeopardizes $4 million
Complicating the plaza issue is that by all accounts, the minute hand is at five minutes till midnight.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mayor hopeful city, Port Authority dispute can be resolved this week
The heated argument between North Vernon officials and the Madison Port Authority railroad may be cooling a bit, according to Mayor Harold "Soup" Campbell, who seems hopeful a resolution is at hand.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NV Council: We will not negotiate directly with rr
Negotiating skills State Rep. Dave Cheatham polished up state will now be directed upon solving the stalemate between the Madison Railroad and the City of North Vernon.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Holiday alters trash pick-up
Because of the Independence Day holiday, there will be no garbage pick-up in the City of North Vernon on Friday, July 4.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

No trash collection in NV on Friday
Monday, June 30, 2014

Stellar crossing puts railroad, city at odds; annexation takes first step to being reality
A final agreement between the Madison Railroad and the City of North Vernon on the Madison Avenue Stellar work is now in the hands of attorneys. At the last City Council meeting, Cathy Hale, director of the Madison Port Authority, told the Council they should talk only to her board's attorney about resolving the issue of sidewalks to Walmart.
Now, the Council has directed their attorney to follow this direction to resolve a nagging Stellar issue which threatens to delay and, in the worst scenario, topple the project which would upgrade Madison Avenue, its intersection with East O&M Ave. and the one-block length of Fifth Street between the CSX track and the Stellar Plaza.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BPW to meet
Monday, June 23, 2014

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