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March 24, 2018

Proud of JCHS teens
Many Jennings County High School students participated in National School Walkout Day last Wednesday, exactly one month after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A fair for all to enjoy
The 138th annual Jennings County Fair is only - believe it or not - three months away. The Fair Board is now firming up plans for the week-long summer extravaganza.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Indiana finally comes to its senses
Until this week, it was illegal to purchase alcohol on Sundays in Indiana - except for the last few years at restaurants and bars that serve food.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Let the sunshine in
First we had the solar library and then the solar city. Now we will have the solar county.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Preparing for the unthinkable
Police conducted training exercises last week at Jennings County High School and Middle School in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pay more now or pay much more later
Jails are expensive propositions, not just building them but then operating them.
That is why a so-called jail tax in Jennings County is a logical answer for funding a construction project that is likely to cost upwards of $20 million.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Primary choices
There will be a primary race for sheriff in Jennings County this year. There always is, it seems.
Last Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the 2018 election, and until then the prospects of a contested sheriff's race for either party on May 8 was in doubt.
With the clock ticking, Joe Massie threw his hat into the ring to make a run for the Republican Party's nomination. Massie, who ran unsuccessfully for sheriff as an independent in 2014, is pitted against Kenny Freeman, who, in contrast, turned in his paperwork on the first hour on the first day, Jan. 10, that candidates could file.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

An ounce of prevention
It's scary, actually more than scary. The current flu epidemic seems to get worse and worse every day.
Hundreds of people are dying with most of the victims being the young and elderly.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Positive dialogue
It makes sense for the city of North Vernon to assist with the project to build a new Jennings County Jail if the facility is going to be located within city limits.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jails and taxes
It may have been a pipe dream all along to build a new Jennings County Jail without raising taxes.
Now comes the opinion of a financial consultant that the county's Local Income Tax revenue is "severely insufficient" to fund the project as county officials had fervently hoped.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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