• ADM donates to BBBS serving Posey County

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently donated $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley serving Posey County. The donation will go toward ADM’s platinum-plus sponsorship of the 2015 Bowl for Kids’ Sake event to be held at Posey Lanes on March 15, 2015.

  • Ferkey a fixture with spuds in Mount Vernon

    If you have driven down Fourth Street in Mount Vernon through the past 28 years, you have likely seen Greg Ferkey.

    Ferkey sells potatoes and onions out of his tractor-trailer at various spots along Fourth Street mainly in the winter months, but also more now in the late summer.

    For Ferkey, the reason he comes to town to sell his crop is simple.

    “You folks don’t raise many potatoes down here,” said Ferkey.

  • Food trucks in Mount Vernon for first time

    By: Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker

    The delightful view of the Ohio River in Mount Vernon on a stunning sunny day doesn’t go unnoticed to new visitors, which is why three food trucks came to our community for their first time on Monday. Residents had the option of Chinese, BBQ, or pub style food, and all three individual food truck owners say they hope to return to Mount Vernon on a regular basis.

    Firehouse BBQ

  • Potential Conventions & Visitors Bureau website to be created for Posey County

    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker

    The residents of Posey County have pride and commitment when it comes to our town, but one asset our community does not have is a Conventions and Visitor Bureau.

    Acting President of Tourism Commission Jim Spahn spoke at last Tuesday’s council meeting regarding the innkeeper’s tax collection and the tourism commission.

  • Wilson of Lifestyle Tours earns Presidental Club award

    By Corey Woolsey

    In today’s fast paced, internet driven world, travelers have a multitude of options at their disposal when it comes to booking vacations.

    But Lifestyle Tours in New Harmony takes an old approach to the travel business, that offers customers outstanding customer service.

    This service has recently been recognized with the presentation of the President’s Club Award to Tracy Wilson, Tour Director at Lifestyle.

  • CSB headed to New Harmony

    For many New Harmony residents, the closing of Fifth Third Bank in the town was another setback to the community.

    Community State Bank hopes to help ease the pain a bit, setting up a new branch in town.

    The bank will be located inside the Old Mill Mart, providing customers a full-service banking facility in a convenient location.

    “You will be able to walk in and turn right to pay for your gas or coffee and turn left to access our banking services,” said CSB Bank President Steve Bennett.

  • SABIC puts chemical project on hold

    A long-term project at SABIC has been put on hold, which means a large number of contractors will be no longer need at the plant.

    The project was designed to streamline the efficiency of the chemical production process, reduce energy intensity and promote safety.

    Shelia Nabb, spokesperson from SABIC said that the project has been delayed due to a number of reasons, including equipment delays.

    “We had the project scheduled for our turnaround this year, but the necessary equipment has been delayed, so the project is on hold,” said Nabb.

  • Countrymark named Wildcatter of the Year

    Countrymark Energy Resources, LLC, based in Evansville has been named the Wildcatter of the Year by the Illinois Oil and Gas Association.

    The Wildcatter is the IOGA’s most prestigious honor and it is given out once a year at the association’s annual meeting. The honor is given to the operator with the most significant new discovery the prior year.

  • Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handles record 735,000 tons

    The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handled 735,000 tons of cargo in December, the highest ever single-month total at any of Indiana’s three ports, and also produced the highest fourth-quarter shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana history.

  • Serving the community with suds

    By Madison Snodgrass
    Mount Vernon certainly needed a new laundromat, but the Bubble Bank Express is more than just a place to wash your dirty laundry. The Bubble Bank Laundromat is open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m.-11:00pm. The last cycle will be at 9:30 p.m.. It is located at 901 Wolflin St.