http://www.mvdemocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Owensboro man arrested after high-speed Posey chase http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/owensboro-man-arrested-after-high-speed-posey-chase <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/john_m._brown1.jpg" alt="John Michael Brown" title="John Michael Brown" align="left" hspace="6" width="74" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> Risher brings new styles to Mount Vernon http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/risher-brings-new-styles-mount-vernon <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/imag0435.jpg" alt="Jessica Risher is bringing new styles to Mount Vernon at the Green Duck Hair Salon." title="Jessica Risher is bringing new styles to Mount Vernon at the Green Duck Hair Salon." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> <p> Before she chased her dream of being a stylist, Risher first studied office administration, but soon came back to what she wanted to do.</p> <p> &ldquo;I was living in Connecticut and worked for Ulta Beauty,&rdquo; said Risher. &ldquo;But now I am back home.&rdquo;</p> <p> Risher said she is excited to be back home near family, and to be working at the Green Duck Hair Salon.</p> Important info for 2017-18 School Year http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/important-info-2017-18-school-year <div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_9y"> <p> ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS FOR THE UPCOMING 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR**</p> <p> MSD OF MT. VERNON<br /> NEWS RELEASE<br /> OPENING OF SCHOOL 2017-18</p> <p> 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&rsquo;s office.</p> First United Methodist Youth Group lends a helping hand in Mount Vernon http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/first-united-methodist-youth-group-lends-helping-hand-mount-vernon <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fixup_gibbs.jpg" alt="Members of the First United Methodist Youth Group are Rev. Dave Stevens, Ricky Simpson II, Ricky Simpson III, Johnathan West, Ian Sanches, Landon Branson, Kara Sitzman, Mahala Teinsley, Mya Wyatt, Kara Millay, Maci Potter, Aryan Baker, Rev. Christoper Millay, Jadeyn Clayton, Adrianna Neave, Jayliee Clayton, Aly Simpson, Jadyn Ricketts, John Schneider, Brooke Simpson, Peg Heckman, Ari Shepard. Not pictured: Landon Erwin and Sam Heckman" title="Members of the First United Methodist Youth Group are Rev. Dave Stevens, Ricky Simpson II, Ricky Simpson III, Johnathan West, Ian Sanches, Landon Branson, Kara Sitzman, Mahala Teinsley, Mya Wyatt, Kara Millay, Maci Potter, Aryan Baker, Rev. Christoper Millay, Jadeyn Clayton, Adrianna Neave, Jayliee Clayton, Aly Simpson, Jadyn Ricketts, John Schneider, Brooke Simpson, Peg Heckman, Ari Shepard. Not pictured: Landon Erwin and Sam Heckman" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> By Heather Reese</p> Oeth named Sheriff of the Year http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/oeth-named-sheriff-year <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/14192191_10205740662435858_7662931733765008902_n.jpg" alt="Greg Oeth was recently named Sheriff of the Year." title="Greg Oeth was recently named Sheriff of the Year." align="left" hspace="6" width="47" height="85" /><p> Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth was selected as Indiana Sheriff of the Year last week by the Indiana Sheriff&rsquo;s Association.</p> <p> Oeth, who became Posey County&rsquo;s sheriff six years ago, credited his staff and deputies for their work over the last year.</p> <p> &ldquo;I couldn&rsquo;t have accepted that award without acknowledging the staff, deputies and many others who made this department really stand out,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p> Each year, the ISA looks at the accomplishments and community impact of all 92 sheriffs in the state.</p> Posey County received 26 life saving defibrillators http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/posey-county-received-26-life-saving-defibrillators <p> A combination of grants and partnerships helped fund the purchase of 26 pieces of lifesaving equipment known as AEDs in Posey County.</p> <p> 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.</p> More events at riverfront bring on traffic issues http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/more-events-riverfront-bring-traffic-issues <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11895283_758818287597339_6848802593418832139_o.jpg" alt="Events like the Parks and Recreation movie nights bring more traffic to the Mount Vernon riverfront area." title="Events like the Parks and Recreation movie nights bring more traffic to the Mount Vernon riverfront area." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The expansion of park area at Water Street and the riverfront, combined with warmer temperatures, means more people taking advantage of the space.</p> <p> Movies at the park are taking place, along with the Riverbend Market, which returns on Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m.</p> <p> The influx of people in the area has been the cause of some traffic concerns addressed by Mount Vernon Councilman Mark Pharr.</p> Backbeats Records brings vinyl back to Posey County http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/backbeats-records-brings-vinyl-back-posey-county <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/backbeats.jpg" alt="Backbeats owner Don Boskey (right) greets a former customer from the Central IL store." title="Backbeats owner Don Boskey (right) greets a former customer from the Central IL store." align="left" hspace="6" width="89" height="85" /><p> Posey County vinyl junkies and music lovers now have a record store to call their own.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p>