Today's News

  • House Bill could be huge step in saving Harmony Way Bridge

    Since 2012, barricades and fencing have closed off the Harmony Way Bridge, a once valuable connection for Indiana and Illinois travellers and farmers.
    Since the day the lanes closed, lawmakers and residents have discussed ways to reopen the bridge, but an affordable option has yet to be found.
    But the recent passage of an amendment of Indiana House Bill 1290 could be a big step in the future of the bridge.

  • Mount Vernon man arrested on charges of Possessing Child Pornography, Voyeurism

    Nickolas Brown, 18 of Mount Vernon, is facing charges of Voyeurism and Possession of Child Pornography.

    According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Evansville Police officer Bryan Brown, around December 20, Nickolas Brown entered the Walgreens store on St. Joseph Ave. in Evansville, where he committed the crime of Voyeurism.

    Officer John Townsend was called to the Walgreens on a complaint.

    A female victim told Townsend that she was in the women’s restroom where she observed a cellphone come under her stall from the stall beside her.

  • Thrive program offers students a creative and educational experience after school

    Finding ways to provide a constructive way to use time is a challenge for some kids after school in a small town, but a new program is working to offer that in Mount Vernon.

    Thrive is hosted every weekday at First United Methodist Church at Wesley Hall, and in its short existence, it seems to be making a difference.

    The mission statement is to enable every child in the Mount Vernon community to reach their highest potential and be their truest self by providing afterschool programming that is holistic in its approach.

  • USDOT awards $10 Million grant for Posey County rail project

    The U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday announced a $10 million grant to rebuild approaches to the Maunie Railroad Bridge in Posey County. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), and Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), offered support for the TIGER grant in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in November 2017.

  • Mount Vernon man arrested for Child Molesting

    Indiana State Police Detective Wes Kuykendall initiated a criminal investigation on February 26th after receiving information that a Posey County male juvenile had allegedly been sexually abused several years ago by Dylan Cooper, 23, of Mount Vernon.

    During the investigation it was revealed that between 2014 and 2015, Cooper had allegedly fondled the victim on several occasions. At the time of the alleged incidents, the victim was under the age of 14 and Cooper was at least 18 years of age.

  • Marrs improvements will provide students more inviting learning environment

    Marrs Elementary School is no doubt showing signs of age.

    Windows leak and air conditioning is not extremely efficient, but that is to be expected from a building that hasn’t had a major overhaul in 25 years.

    But that is all coming to a change.

    Two Kindergarten rooms started the entire school renovation last week that includes an energy savings project that Principal Greg DeWeese says should be complete at the end of summer, just in time for school to begin again this fall.

  • Essence of You opens in Mount Vernon

    By Heather Reese

  • Redwine reflects on life, career as he nears retirement

    Retirement is not only the end of a career for most people, but the beginning of a new journey as well.
    For Judge James Redwine, this is no different, as a matter of fact, he says that he and his wife Peg don’t plan to “retire,” but to just concentrate on some of their other interests.

  • Three Chicks Fudgery makes move, plans for new things in the future

    The final pieces are set in place and the doors are open; Three Chicks Fudgery has opened in its new location at 305 Main Street in Mount Vernon, the former Hawk’s and BC’s Bar and Grill building.

    The business moved from its former location on the corner of Second and Main.

    Owner Rachel Rainey said that she was open at her former location for the last four years.

    As for the new location, Rainey said it was a welcomed change.

  • Inclusive riverfront playground a no-go at City Council meeting

    Last month, a group led by student Sydney Deno, offered plans for an inclusive playground, which would be located at Riverbend Park in Mount Vernon.

    The park idea was supported by community members and the Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation.

    At Thursday’s Mount Vernon City Council meeting, interested parties and the council discussed the park idea.