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Today's News

  • Sydnor denied by Indiana Court of Appeals

    On February 1, 2017, a Posey County Superior Court Jury returned guilty verdicts finding twenty-three (23) year old Jvon K. Sydnor of Evansville, Indiana guilty of the September 21, 2016 armed robbery of the Roadhouse Liquor Store, located at 3rd and Mill Streets in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana.

    On March 2, 2017, Sydnor was sentenced by S. Brent Almon, the Posey County Superior Court Judge, and ordered to serve nine years executed at the Indiana Department of Corrections.

  • National Home Care and Hospice Month celebrated in Mount Vernon

    Heritage Hospice, Horizons Home Care, the National Association for Hospice and Home Care and thousands of hospice and home care agencies across the United States declared November 2017 as National Home Care and Hospice Month.

    Mount Vernon Mayor Bill Curtis signed a proclamation to recognize the month in the City and to encourage the support and participation of Mount Vernon citizens in learning more about hospice and home care concepts of care for the elderly. disabled and infirmed.

  • Riders raise money for Soldier Dogs

    The American Legion Riders held their fourth annual Bike Show at River Days this year, with Jeeps added to the mix for the second year.

    The group did made Soldier Dogs for Independence their non-profit to help again this year.

    Soldier Dogs for Independence is a non-profit that designed to help our local veterans who live with physical and or mental injuries.

  • Food Pantry helping through rising need

    The River Bend Food Pantry, under Director Cheryl Boettcher, is helping the community, a community where the need is rising.

    Boettcher said that since March, the pantry has seen need rise, up around 300 people.

    According to the mission, the pantry provides a family in need, a two to three day emergency supply of food.

    Those in need can come to the office at Hedges Door 2, during business hours, Monday Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Grant program offers downtown businesses opporunitiy to make facade improvements

    Work has begun on buisnesses in the downtown Mount Vernon area.

    The work is part of a new grant program through the Mount Vernon Redevelopment Commission.

    In 2012, Former Mayor John Tucker revitalized the Commission, based on projects like The Landing and the fertilizer plant.

    The commission set up a downtown TIF or tax increment financing district, to capture funds.

    The TIF district contains Main Street and a couple blocks to the east and west, and all the way out to Grant Street.

  • Posey County Schools receive annual letter grades

    The Mount Vernon and North Posey School Districts have received their annual school letter grades for 2017, and there were a few changes this year.

    The State Board of Education approved the grades earlier this month.

    Overall in the state, there was an increase of schools receiving As and fewer receiving Bs.

    State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said that next year Indiana schools, due to a change in federal education policy, will face a change in accountability.

  • New Harmony is a perfect fit for Straub

    By Abbey Oden
    Aaron Straub of Mount Vernon is about to begin his tenth month working as the New Harmony Town Marshal.
    Straub graduated from Mount Vernon Sr. High School, where he played basketball, football, and ran track.
     High school is when he first started to think about joining law enforcement.
    “My first ride along was at eighteen years old with Seth Rainey, who works for the Indiana State Police. From there I was hooked,” said Straub.
    After that he went on to follow his dream of becoming an officer.

  • It's Oktoberfest everyday in Liberti's Beer Museum

    The origins of beer can be traced back around 7000 years ago in Iran.

    Chemical testing done on pottery jars from the era have shown this to be the case.

    For Mount Vernon’s Frank Liberti, an appreciation for beer began a collection that continues to grow.

    Liberti’s home, contains what he calls the Posey County Beer Museum, where the admission is on him.

    As a matter of fact, Liberti pays visitors to the museum with a cold brew and fun stories on how he obtained many of the now 4,467 cans in his collection.

  • Mount Vernon native stars in new horror film

    When Mark Nation-Ellis was offered the chance to audition for a locally-shot horror film, he jumped at the chance.
    “One of my best friends had been cast in the film earlier,” said Nation-Ellis. “I was told the there was an opening for the father role, so I called the director, did a screen test and landed the role.”
    The director was Jed Brian, a 29-year-old graduate of Red Hill High School in Illinois and a resident of Sumner, IL.
    Brian graduated from ITT Tech in Newburgh in 2010 with a major in Digital Entertainment.

  • St. Matthew's Oktoberfest continues to grow in third year

    The third annual St. Matthew’s Oktoberfest is set for this Saturday.

    The event will take place at the school lot from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    General admission is $15 for admission and a drink ticket. There is also a Cub Special, which is two admissions, six drink tickets and two steins for $40.

    The Oktoberfest began as a way to provide a fundraiser for the school that was big enough to eliminate some smaller ones.

    This year, organizers have tried to improve things.