Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bygone Days

    Who would have thought that I would be falling down the rabbit hole, just like Alice.  But unlike Alice, the voices I hear while falling are those of my parents and grandparents:  “The world’s going to hell in a bucket!” or  “Young people these days have no ambition!” or  “Don’t young people read anymore?”  Suddenly I am standing at the bottom of the hole saying the same things. 

  • Wildcats lose regular season finale at Jasper

    The Mount Vernon Football team traveled to Jasper on Friday to wrap up the regular season.

    The team was defeated, 54-21.

    Leaders for Mount Vernon were Rhett Snodgrass going 16 of 24 for 155 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception.

    Preston Tolbert led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 48 yards.

    Sam Thomas led the receivers with six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.

    Breckan Austin had six receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

    Thomas led the defense with five tackles as well.

  • You can go home again
  • XC runners qualify for Regional

    Seeded 7th/8th heading into last Saturday’s Cross Country Sectional at Angel Mounds, the Mt. Vernon boys cross country team finally closed the first to fifth gap to 62 seconds to finish 6th. They were edged by Evansville Central by 12 points just missing out of the top 5 team finish which advances an entire team to the Regional tournament. Overall, due to the windy conditions, times were slow, but the “pack mentality” was nearly enough to qualify as a team.

  • Wildcats get huge road win after long drive to Scottsburg

    The Mount Vernon Football team, after what seemed like a long stretch of uninspiring play, finally put the gameplan together with a win, Friday at Scottsburg, 27-24.

    The Wildcats were nearly even in total yards with Scottsburg, leading 319-318.

    Rhett Snodgrass was 11 of 19 for 249 yards and four touchdowns.

    Tolbert led the rushing game with 11 carries and 33 yards.

    Breckan Austin led the receivers with four catches and 121 yards.

    Sam Thoms had six catches for 116 yards and three touchdowns.

  • 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.