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OPINION
June 18, 2019


Rain rain, go away
May was the second-wettest month on record in the contiguous 48 states, according to the federal government.

Jennings County has been spared the flooding that has plagued many parts of the country, but the region has been extremely damp. June has not started much better here. Over 4 inches of rain has fallen since June 5 according to a Weather Underground station in North Vernon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Rain rain, go away
May was the second-wettest month on record in the contiguous 48 states, according to the federal government.

Jennings County has been spared the flooding that has plagued many parts of the country, but the region has been extremely damp. June has not started much better here. Over 4 inches of rain has fallen since June 5 according to a Weather Underground station in North Vernon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Fun in store at the fair
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Happy summer, kids
It is hard to believe that school is out, especially for those who remember - and perhaps embellish more than a little - the "good old days" when they allegedly had to walk five miles through snow, rain and other elements to get to school every day.

Yes, another school year is over in Jennings County, the final student day for those in grades K-12 being last week on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Memorial Day meaning
Memorial Day is more than backyard barbecues, picnics, car races and baseball.

That does not mean summer's first holiday should not be enjoyed with those and other leisurely pursuits. It's just that we should not lose sight of why we celebrate the last Monday in May.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Buckeye Street bucks
The pain will be palpable, not literally but figuratively and mentally, this summer for motorists and their passengers used to traveling on a busy thoroughfare in North Vernon. That's because Buckeye Street will unexpectedly have to be closed for up to three months.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

More 'fireworks' needed
There were no fireworks in last week's city primary elections and very little drama, fueled mostly by more-than-usual voter apathy.

Who, though, could really blame North Vernon's voters? There was only one - count 'em - contested race in both primary elections, this one on the Democratic Party side. The Republican Party had none.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fixing the problem
The Indiana legislature got at least one thing right during the 2019 session that just ended.

It passed a bill that will help counties like Jennings relieve some of their jail overcrowding that was, at least partially, caused by the state. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill into law last week.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

'Total exoneration' ... for the press
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report released last Thursday clearly paints a sordid and damning picture of President Trump and his administration.

Tellingly, the president embraces the report one moment, praising it for giving him "total exoneration," then in the next moment smashes it as being "total bull--." It can't be both.

Wednesday, April 24, 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


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