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Today's News

  • Former Mount Vernon resident completes 50 marathons in 50 states

    Completing the Boston Marathon is an accomplishment many runners only dream about. Participants must qualify to even take part in the grueling 26.2-mile course that winds its way through the streets of Historic Boston.

    That’s why Dotti Hopper, a former resident of Mount Vernon, was elated to cross the elusive finish line April 17. The occasion followed on the heels of another impressive feat – running a marathon in all 50 states.

  • Drug bust leads to 14 arrests

    Fourteen people are now in custody after a Posey County drug bust netted the offenders early Friday morning.
    Officers were debriefed at the Posey County Jail around 5:30 a.m. April 21, and broke into eight covert squads to take down the alleged criminals.

    The drug warrant sweep rounded up suspects from Mount Vernon, Poseyville, New Harmony and Evansville during an undercover operation that began last summer.

  • MSD moves forward with $18M project

    The MSD of Mount Vernon is moving forward with an upcoming $18 million project after the school board approved several financial resolutions April 20.

    Known as the Guaranteed Energy Savings Project, the far-reaching renovation plan will upgrade items like boilers, chillers, windows and HVAC units all across the district. Many of these items are long past their recommended retirement age, and are costing the district money in higher energy costs.

  • ATV safety law signed weeks after death of Wadesville girl

    Two weeks after a Posey County girl was killed in an ATV accident, the governor signed a bill requiring minors to wear helmets while operating off-road vehicles .

    Seven-year-old Emma Clark died April 10 after the Kawasaki Brute Force she was riding with her mother and another woman overturned off Hidbrader Road in Wadesville. Clark was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, where she died as a result of her injuries.

  • Student serves as page to Sen. Jim Tomes

    Lawmakers wrapped up the 2017 legislative session in Indianapolis last Friday. Senators and representatives have been finalizing the next two-year state budget and preparing other legislation for Governor Holcomb’s approval.

    Children from all across Indiana, including Mount Vernon native Hank Denning, had a chance to see that legislative process in action March 13 during the Republican Senate Page program.

  • Marshall retires as special agent for railroad

    Times have changed for Susan “Bobette” Marshall. The Mount Vernon native was among the first female law enforcement officers. She worked her way up through the ranks to become a special agent with CSX Railroad. Marshall recently retired and is enjoying her time with family and working alongside long-time friend Jo Dawne Tomlinson.

    MVD: Tell us a little about yourself.

  • AstraZeneca awards first Mount Vernon student scholarships

    The Mount Vernon AstraZeneca facility has partnered with the University of Southern Indiana Foundation to create a new AZ Mount Vernon Science & Technology Scholarship Program.

    The intent of the program is to sponsor students with financial need in Mount Vernon and neighboring communities who are pursuing higher education in the fields of science and technology.

    Students had to be a STEM major from one three local school districts, which includes Mount Vernon, North Posey and EVSC. An email went out to 11 students that met the criteria.

  • New Harmonie Healthcare gets new management, name

    New Harmonie Healthcare is now operating under a different name after an Illinois-based company acquired it last week.

    The senior nursing and rehabilitation center was renamed Premier Healthcare of New Harmony after the facility was bought out by Premier Healthcare Management. The company said that its current employees and team leaders will remain on staff, and assured that there would be no interruption in services for residents.

    “It is a soft change, nothing dramatic,” said Executive Director Debbie Morgan.

  • Sandmann sentenced in bank robbery

    A U.S. District Court Judge has sentenced Patrick Leo Sandmann, 26, to 46 months in federal prison following his convictions of bank robbery and one count of entering a bank with the intent to commit robbery.

    Sandmann, a resident of Georgetown, Indiana, was sentenced to 46 months for the two counts. Upon his release from prison, he will serve three years of supervised release.


    2015 Robbery

  • St. Francis rebuilds from the ashes

    When St. Francis Xaiver Catholic Church caught fire last August, it seemed like anything but a blessing. A nearby transformer explosion sparked the flames, which ultimately destroyed the roof and sacristy area, and caused extensive smoke damage throughout the building.

    Firefighters allowed members of the congregation to carry items from the burning building, but many of the churchgoers still worried about the future of their place of worship.