JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Achieving Net-Zero energy goal
Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN. The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Closed Sunday.
To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website: www.jenningslib.org
The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes.
The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals.
“This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world. Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board. “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.”
746 high-efficiency solar panels have been installed on the library’s rooftop and a solar powertracking system was installed on the main entrance.
The energy efficient indoor and outdoor lighting project will use LED technology to replace fluorescent and HID fixtures throughout the library. The financial benefit will be reduction in energy costs and longer lamp life.
“It is our objective, as well as others, to become more green,” said Mary Hougland, Library Director. This is about saving money, and planning for the future, but also a community statement. We hope this initiative will catch on and help the entire community.”
Over the last 12 months Jennings County Public Library has worked with Johnson Melloh Solutions and Harmon Construction to achieve net zero status.
The energy savings project was financed using a 15 year 3% bond issue. The yearly bond payment will be paid for by the reduction in utility cost each year. The public will have no tax increase and Johnson Melloh Solutions guaranteed the savings
“We want to thank Jennings County for being so aggressive on the move to becoming more self-sustainable and Duke Energy in allowing us to utilize their net metering renewable energy program”, stated Kurt Schneider, Vice President and Partner of Johnson Melloh Solutions. “Johnson Melloh Solutions is very excited to be such an integral part of this project and allowing us to utilize our expertise in energy savings projects and the use of renewable energy to achieve the net zero goal with no tax increase to the public. Without the vision of the Board, Administration and Committees for a Greener and Cleaner Building concept this project would not have been possible.”
The 4-H enrollment deadline is 3 months early this year and enrollment is expected to be completed online which means big change for our members!!
The 4-H Enrollment deadline is January 15, 2015.
Jean Watson, a classically trained singer and violinist, will be performing and bringing her message to Adams Lutheran Church on December 21st at their 10:00 am worship service.
47th Annual New Point Christian Church Live Nativity Since 1967
December 22, 23 and 24th
The church is located between Batesville and Greensburg on Highway 46
A live scene featuring: Angels, shepherds, wise men, sheep, a donkey and cow, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.
Candlelight Christmas Eve Services
at Batesville Christian Church
Two services: 5pm and 7pm
Batesville Christian Church is located at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Hwy 46 West
Senior Minister: Steve Yeaton
Visit our website: www.batesvillechristianchurch.org
|Once again St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood will be hosting the Annual Community Christmas Dinner, this marks the 30th year! Anyone who is alone or in need of a meal on Christmas day is welcome to join us in the parish hall at starting between 11:30-noon or we can have a meal delivered to their home. To place your name on the list, please call the Keri Johnson at (812) 689-3322. Be sure to leave your complete name, phone number, physical address and number of meals needed. If you will be dining with us in the hall please give us your name, phone number and the number that will be attending.
Meal deliveries begin at 10 a.m.
Dining at the parish hall begins no later than noon.
If you would like to volunteer call Keri at (812) 689-3322, if you would like to make a charitable donation to the event please make check or money order payable to the Community Christmas Dinner and mail to:
Community Christmas Dinner
Attn: Keri Johnson
331 S Buckeye St
Osgood, IN 47037
The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, education and sanctuary.
HOPE will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Batesville United Methodist Church and will feature a guest speaker, time for topic discussion and fellowship. The Batesville community and beyond are invited to attend!
The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 and will feature a discussion around the emotional rollercoaster of cancer and the fear of recurrence.
For a complete list of monthly topics or for more information, contact Kari Ann Rennekamp of the Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center at 812.933.3741 or the Batesville United Methodist Church at 812.934.3137.
Registration for programs for the Winter, 2015 session at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be Monday, December 29th through January 4th for members, and Thursday, January 1st through January 4th for potential members.
The programs for the Winter 2015 session will begin on Monday, January 5th.
For more information on the Winter 2015 session schedule, go to:
www.siymca.org or call 934-6006.
New Point Volunteer Fire Department Proudly Presents:
The Belairs, 50s & 60s Rock n’ Roll Show Band
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Meal 5-6 p.m.
Showtime 6:30 p.m.
For tickets call Jenny Reynolds
Card party is the second Wednesday of the month. Sponsored by the St. Anne’s Ladies Society.
Meetings are the following dates:
January 14th April 8th July 8th October 14th
February 11th May 13th August 12th November 11th
March 11th June 10th September 9th December 8th