Top Left: Circuit Court Judge Ellie Bright swears in new District 2 Commissioner Shane Boswell whose wife Stephanie -held the Bible. Staff Photos by Barbara King.
Top Right: District 1 Commissioner Bob Willhite was joined by his wife, Evelyn, and son Jackson with his wife Christy and children Jackson, Macey and Avery.
Bottom Left: Judge Ellie Bright swore in County Councilor Howard Malcomb as wife Barbara held the Bible. The couple later took a cell phone picture to mail to family members.
Bottom Right: Judge Jon Webster gave the oath of office to new JC Treasurer Tina Brison the day before the official swearing-in so Tina's daughter could be present for the event.
Legal Aid is holding a free legal aid phone clinic for residents of their-eight-county district Monday, January 18, 2021. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties. The phone clinic will be conducted from 3 to 5:30 p.m. though registration is required between 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Stephon Moore was found guilty on Sept. 30, 2019 of murdering Donavon Booker, 23, and the attempted murder of Booker's best friend, Larry Evans. The incident occurred on April 15, 2019, with the jury taking less than three hours to reach the unanimous verdicts. Wednesday, January 13, 2021
David Bowe, 51, 560 Willow Way, NV is charged with escape and possession of syringe and of meth, theft and presenting a false identification, all Level 6 Felonies (F6s); and possession of parapheralia, a C misdemeanor. Deputies went to his address with a warrant and discovered him allegedly hiding in a shed behind some furniture where he then gave a false name. He was put in the deputy's vehicle where he subsequently escaped from the back seat by climbing over the seat and exiting out the front door.
Jennings County Commissioners Matt Sporleder and Bob Willhite held a reception Dec. 23 for out-going elected officials to show the county's appreciation for the hard work and dedication the four demonstrated during their tenure.
Critical violations are defined as a provision of the Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements, Title 410 IAC 7-24 that, if in noncompliance, is more likely than other violations to significantly contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental health hazard. Example: Hot food not being held at 135F. or warmer; cold food not at 41 degrees or below; or food contact surfaces contaminated.