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Today's News

  • Owensboro man arrested after high-speed Posey chase

    A high speed pursuit and subsequent manhunt took place on Monday morning, July 24, which ended with the apprehension and arrest of 35-year-old John Michael Brown, of Owensboro.

  • Risher brings new styles to Mount Vernon

    After dreams of being a beautician in high school, Jessica Risher of Mount Vernon spent some time on the east coast, where she did just that, learning her skills in a fast paced world.

    Before she chased her dream of being a stylist, Risher first studied office administration, but soon came back to what she wanted to do.

    “I was living in Connecticut and worked for Ulta Beauty,” said Risher. “But now I am back home.”

    Risher said she is excited to be back home near family, and to be working at the Green Duck Hair Salon.

  • Important info for 2017-18 School Year

    ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS FOR THE UPCOMING 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR**

    MSD OF MT. VERNON
    NEWS RELEASE
    OPENING OF SCHOOL 2017-18

    Offices at the high school and junior high open July 26, and the elementary school offices will be open starting August 1, 2017. Office hours until school resumes are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Specific questions should be directed to the appropriate school principal’s office.

  • First United Methodist Youth Group lends a helping hand in Mount Vernon

    By Heather Reese

  • Oeth named Sheriff of the Year

    Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth was selected as Indiana Sheriff of the Year last week by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association.

    Oeth, who became Posey County’s sheriff six years ago, credited his staff and deputies for their work over the last year.

    “I couldn’t have accepted that award without acknowledging the staff, deputies and many others who made this department really stand out,” he said.

    Each year, the ISA looks at the accomplishments and community impact of all 92 sheriffs in the state.

  • Posey County received 26 life saving defibrillators

    A combination of grants and partnerships helped fund the purchase of 26 pieces of lifesaving equipment known as AEDs in Posey County.

    Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, send electrical impulses to the heart of someone suffering sudden cardiac arrest to try to restore a natural rhythm. Although AEDs are not frequently used during emergency runs, according to Posey County EMS Director Chuck Thompson, the portable machines can mean the difference between life and death when it is needed.

  • More events at riverfront bring on traffic issues

    The expansion of park area at Water Street and the riverfront, combined with warmer temperatures, means more people taking advantage of the space.

    Movies at the park are taking place, along with the Riverbend Market, which returns on Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

    The influx of people in the area has been the cause of some traffic concerns addressed by Mount Vernon Councilman Mark Pharr.

  • Backbeats Records brings vinyl back to Posey County

    Posey County vinyl junkies and music lovers now have a record store to call their own.

    Backbeat Records and Just Looking Antiques is a combination shop that opened up on Main Street in New Harmony earlier this summer. The store is owned and operated by husband and wife Don and Rebecca Boskey, who relocated their 2-in-1 store from Central Illinois.

    Backbeat Records specializes in high quality used vinyl, and also carries used CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks and a variety of other music-related items like sheet music, posters and vintage music magazines.

  • Caborn Chapel serves as popular, historic wedding venue

    Nestled on top of a rolling hill in the Posey County countryside is a small chapel with a growing reputation.

    The Caborn Chapel has hosted over 200 weddings in the last four years, with upcoming dates booked as far out as 2019. Its owner, Scott Hollowman, said the chapel’s charm and rural location are appealing to many couples preparing to tie the knot.

  • Meurer produce stand still growing strong

    The roadside produce stand is an Indiana symbol that summer has officially arrived. In Mount Vernon, Dave Meurer’s farmers’ stand has served as a harbinger of the warm season for more than 30 years.

    From June until about Labor Day, Meurer – a former Mount Vernon Junior High School math teacher – sells locally grown fruits and vegetables from his canvas-covered hut. His reputation has grown so much over the years that Meurer’s steady stream of customers now includes visitors who travel as far as 45 minutes to buy his wares.