• Wastewater plant to get new roof


    The Board of Public Works approved a roofing quote of $19, 928 Aug. 4.

    Water/Wastewater Superintendent Chuck Gray told the board that the roof of a wastewater plant structure is leaking badly and needs to be replaced. The approved quote came from TMI construction to build a trust roof over the current flat roof. The quote does not include a permanent replacement for the roof.

  • Commissioners accept appraisals for jail project

    By Tiffany Stallings

    To further the progress of the ongoing Posey County Jail project, the Posey County Commissioners accepted appraisals from David Matthews and Associates for the building site on Tuesday, August 2. 

    Both the commissioners and the building corporation accepted resolutions to transfer ownership of the building site to the building corporation.

  • MSD of Mount Vernon discusses bus replacements, new Spanish teachers


    The first part of the 2017 budget was discussed at the MSD of Mount Vernon school board meeting July 18.

  • Brittlebank to open new dog park

    Michael Harshbarger said discussions about opening a dog park in Mount Vernon have been swirling around the Parks and Recreation Department before he even started working there.

    And that was four years ago.

    “Needless to say, the idea has been around for a while,” Harshbarger said.

    Now, that idea is finally becoming a reality.

    During the July 14 City Council budget meeting, Harshbarger announced that the Parks Department is moving forward with the new dog park.

  • Road closings ahead, some parking to be eliminated on Main Street


    The Board of Public Works approved a $13,500 work order to repair 10 manholes throughout the city during its regular meeting July 21.

  • City Council approves proposed budgets

    By Rachel Christian

    City departments met to discuss their proposed budgets during a special meeting July 15. The proposed budgets will be sent to the state for review later this year.

    “When the budget comes back from the state, there’s hopes and there’s realities,” Mayor Bill Curtis said during the meeting.

    Here are some of the proposed budget highlights from the meeting.

  • Projected jail project costs near $15M

    The Posey County Jail project is nearing the end of the design phase, which has resulted in an increase in cost to $14.88 million.

  • New joint position to save city thousands

      The water and wastewater departments will now be overseen by a single superintendent after the common council approved a salary ordinance for the new position Thursday evening.

  • Wadesville-Blairsville seeking to improve sewer district

    The Wadesville-Blairsville Regional Sewer District received a commitment from the Posey County Commissioners to seek $395,558 from the Posey County Council to complete the planning for a future treatment plant due to multiple issues at the current sewer district.

    “There is a huge problem in the Wadesville-Blairsville part of the county. Currently there is raw sewage and contamination issues on the grounds of South Terrace Middle School,” said Dr. Dwayne Ackerman, President of Wadesville-Blairsville Regional Sewer District.

  • Residents to see road improvements

    Posey County residents can expect road construction as the county highway department begins prepping roads for paving. Vectren will also be closing two additional roads, Copperline and Givens, in the coming weeks for gas line replacement projects.