• SABIC puts chemical project on hold

    A long-term project at SABIC has been put on hold, which means a large number of contractors will be no longer need at the plant.

    The project was designed to streamline the efficiency of the chemical production process, reduce energy intensity and promote safety.

    Shelia Nabb, spokesperson from SABIC said that the project has been delayed due to a number of reasons, including equipment delays.

    “We had the project scheduled for our turnaround this year, but the necessary equipment has been delayed, so the project is on hold,” said Nabb.

  • Countrymark named Wildcatter of the Year

    Countrymark Energy Resources, LLC, based in Evansville has been named the Wildcatter of the Year by the Illinois Oil and Gas Association.

    The Wildcatter is the IOGA’s most prestigious honor and it is given out once a year at the association’s annual meeting. The honor is given to the operator with the most significant new discovery the prior year.

  • Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handles record 735,000 tons

    The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handled 735,000 tons of cargo in December, the highest ever single-month total at any of Indiana’s three ports, and also produced the highest fourth-quarter shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana history.

  • Serving the community with suds

    By Madison Snodgrass
    Mount Vernon certainly needed a new laundromat, but the Bubble Bank Express is more than just a place to wash your dirty laundry. The Bubble Bank Laundromat is open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m.-11:00pm. The last cycle will be at 9:30 p.m.. It is located at 901 Wolflin St.

  • Defense project brings 30 new skilled jobs to B&W


    Babcock and Wilcox’s Mount Vernon facility has received a contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat to manufacture nuclear submarine missile tubes, which will result in the addition of 30 skilled labor jobs to its local roll.

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  • ADM donates to BBBS serving Posey County

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently donated $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley serving Posey County. The donation will go toward ADM’s platinum-plus sponsorship of the 2015 Bowl for Kids’ Sake event to be held at Posey Lanes on March 15, 2015.

  • Local entrepreneur scares up global sales

    Kevin Alvey credits nuns with helping him develop both the artistic and organizational skills that allow him to make his haunt business work. Alvey is naturally left-handed, but the good nuns didn’t believe such a thing was possible, or maybe that it was evil, so they forced him to do everything right handed. 

  • Valero to begin $2 million expansion at port


    Valero isn’t wasting any time in getting the ethanol plant up and running. After it formally introduced itself to the community with its recent open house, the company already has plans to make a $2 million investment in the community with plans to construct a new office and minor maintenance building. 

  • Up and Coming

    A 2005 MVHS graduate, Jace Redman is perhaps best known to the community as the founder and organizer of the annual “Miles for MV,” a 2K and 4K run and walk to benefit Mount Vernon Athletics. Certainly, the success of the event, now in its third year, is a worthy accomplishment for the son of recently retired MVHS Athletic Director Gary Redman and his wife, Geralyn. So far, “Miles for MV” has raised a little over $14,000 to supplement the athletic department budget.