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April 20, 2019

Improving safety
Spring is the rainy season in Jennings County, but heavy rains can and do hit in any season in this area.

That means roadways that can be flooded and impassable, leading to water rescues - often many water rescues. While most of these are in the Weston Bottoms area in southern Spencer and western Lovett townships, many other spots in the county are prone to roadway flooding.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Let the public see Mueller's full report
From the (Terre Haute) Tribune Star

Attorney General William Barr declared a week and a half ago in a memo that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did "not establish that the President was involved" in any crime related to the Russian government's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

True rehab
The Jennings County Council made a bold, smart move last week in voting to commit substantial funds to a work release center in partnership with Jackson County and the City of Seymour.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Give us full disclosure
A cloud that has hovered over the Trump Administration has at least partially been lifted with the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Now maybe, maybe, we can concentrate on the important issues.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Vernon's example
For far too long, City of North Vernon officials have dragged their feet on curbside recycling. Residents in Jen­nings County's only city are still waiting.

Proposals to start curbside recycling in North Vernon have been talked about for years, but it's been all talk and no action. The arguments against the move involve the usual suspects: money and expense. Critics contend a curbside recycling program would simply cost too much. Residents would bear the expense, of course, just as they do now for curbside trash collection, either through fees added to their water-sewer bills or via taxes. That expense, some say, would just be too much of a burden for the people of North Vernon to bear.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

More than a glimmer
The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel can now be seen, and it is perhaps more than a mere glimmer.

Jennings County officials are making substantial moves that could very well negate the need for constructing an expensive new county jail facility. After months of talk, we are now hearing concrete proposals on how to alleviate the severe overcrowding and other problems plaguing the current Jennings County Jail.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

To serve and protect
People in Vernon, North Vernon, Country Squire Lakes and other communities in Jennings County were on pins and needles for a good part of last weekend.
A Jennings County Jail inmate, a convicted felon, had made a brazen escape in Vernon early Friday afternoon after being transported to the Jennings County Courthouse. Somehow, Kimlynn Patton was able to get out of his handcuffs and ankle shackles, and then jumped a corrections officer before running on foot.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Oh, the shame
Last week the Indiana Senate voted to amend a hate crimes bill, completely scrapping from the measure all protected characteristics, including gender identity, race and sexual orientation.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Common sense jail bill
The progress of House Bill 1065 in the Indiana General Assembly is encouraging, to say the least. And that is good news for Jennings County.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

As local as politics gets
All politics is local. And politics don't get any more local for voters who live in North Vernon than the upcoming city election.
There will only be one race in the primary on May 7 - and then only on the Democratic Party side.

And, as it stands now, there will only be three races out of the seven elected city offices in the general election on Nov. 5. Yet that can change if the Republican and Democratic parties find candidates to fill empty slots on the ballot.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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