There can be little doubt that the case load in Jennings County's two courts is way too high. Or, as Circuit Court Judge Jon Webster calls it, the crush on the dockets of both his and the Superior Court is "off the charts." Wednesday, October 23, 2019
One hot-button issue came into sharp focus during the North Vernon Political Forum last Wednesday at the Park Theatre Civic Centre. It's an issue that is only mildly controversial, so there weren't many "sparks" during this political "show." Nonetheless, the evening was an enlightening one for the North Vernon's voters.
Jennings County's schools are not immune from the threat of violence. We found that out in the last two weeks when police arrested three students, two at Jennings County High School and one at North Vernon Elementary School, for allegedly making threats that referenced school shootings.
Following a hugely popular four-term mayor, Harold "Soup" Campbell had big shoes to fill. In the eyes of his constituency, Campbell filled those shoes quite well. North Vernon voters elected him twice by large margins to the city's highest office.
Campbell passed away Monday at the age of 72, leaving a hole in the heart of the city. Ever the public servant, he was in the midst of a campaign for a seat on the city council. Out of office for the last four years, he wanted to serve the people again. Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The ongoing expansion of Decatur Plastic Products has been wonderful for North Vernon and Jennings County in many ways.
The expansions are bringing in more jobs, of course, with up to 70 positions to be created. The construction of a new 50,000-square foot facility, now underway, also means more good jobs. And those jobs create a ripple effect through the community, such as more sales at local retailers and restaurants.
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Well, not quite. But precautionary measures have wisely been taken in North Vernon.
The city was placed under mandatory water conservation requirements last week after North Vernon Water Department workers learned that the Brush Creek Reservoir water level had dropped eight feet due to a malfunctioning valve. Wednesday, August 28, 2019
It's an often thankless task but it's always an essential job.
Jennings County's 911 Emergency Dispatch Center is currently dealing most admirably with a severe staff shortage. Four of its dispatchers quit at nearly the same time last month, most to take jobs with higher pay and more normal hours. Wednesday, August 21, 2019