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  • Retirement planning should be a year-round thought, not just a new year trend

    Like physical fitness, financial fitness is often a goal of New Year’s Resolutions. But according to Jeff Greenwell, owner of Smart Retirement Solutions LLC in Mount Vernon, it should be something on your mind year round and at a young age.

    “Unless you put a real plan in place, it isn’t going to change anything,” said Greenwell. “Retirement is a big deal. The closer I get to retirement the more important I think it is.”

  • The pen is mightier than the gavel

    Writing is a passion of Judge Jim Redwine, a passion that developed as an English major at Indiana University, but also in his younger years.

    “Even in high school I liked to write,” said Redwine. “Things I thought were amusing. Then I wrote for the school newspaper a little and was on the annual staff.”

    Writing in college and law school was also something Redwine enjoyed.

    Redwine bagn to share his knack for writing with the Posey County community 27 years ago, when he began his weekly newspaper column, The Gavel Gamut.

  • Southwind Dental Care to sevice patients or retiring Dr. Volz

    After 32 years of servce to the Mount Vernon community, Dr. Nicholas Volz is soon to recline the dentist chair for the final time.

    Volz will retire from his practice at the end of the year.

    The retirement of Volz leaves a need for quality dental service, and Volz has selected Dr. David Wells of Southwind Dental Care to take over his patients for him.

    Wells said that he is happy to take over for such a fine dentist like Volz.

  • McNamara's work with animals an inspiration to future vets

    By Bryan Fox


    When Posey County comes to mind, one might think of historic New Harmony or Posey County cantaloupes. What might not be considered when thinking of Posey County is that it’s be a hub for veterinarians to get their start.

    No vet from Posey County might not be more successful in that profession than Dr. Amber McNamara. McNamara is currently an assistant professor at Lees-Mcrae College and veterinarian for the colleges May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

  • Family’s admiration of firefighters helps to bond departments across countries

    Chris Theodosis and his wife, Lisa, have been taking a trip to Kalavryta, Greece for the past four years. For Chris, the trip is a family calling, with his lineage coming from the area.

    Before the most recent trip, Chris talked with friends on the Mount Vernon Fire Department, and a plan began to take place.

    The Mount Vernon Fire Department offered up items for an exchange with the department from Kalavryta, consisting of a helmet, t-shirt, patch, pin and an Indiana flag.

  • Impactful films lead to Emmy win

    An idea for a film to inform people about a neighborhood revitalization effort in Evansville recently lead to a North Posey graduate becoming an Emmy Award winner.

    Jonathan Boettcher works for an organization in Evansville that is focused on facilitating collaboration among local churches, non-profits and other organizations on a number of issues in the community.

    Last year, the idea was raised to work on a film that focused on the revitalization efforts in the city.

  • Mount Vernon River Days set for this weekend

    It is hard to believe, but Mount Vernon River Days celebrates its 11th year this weekend, and the organizers hope it is the biggest and best year yet.

    Headlining the festivities this year is Indiana WILD.

    Indiana WILD provides culturally based live animal programs for schools, childcare facilities, camps, churches, and all places people gather.

    Thier mission is to celebrate human-animal cultural connections through conservation, education, and exotic animal rescue.

  • The life and legacy of Gary Bayer

    Many years ago, a young boy took on an acting role at Trinity Church in Mount Vernon, where he got a straw caught in his upper lip, which caused him to mess up his lines.

    Not the greatest start to an acting career which would last several decades.

    The young actor was Mount Vernon High School Graduate Gary Bayer.

    Bayer was born in Hollywood, the perfect place for an acting career to lift off, but he moved to Mount Vernon at a young age with his family.

  • Borrowed Hearts lends a hand to foster families

    By Corey Woolsey and Heather Reese

    Imagine receiving a phone call at any moment from Indiana DCS saying two little boys are going to be placed with you in a matter of hours. Panic sets in, you look around your home and realize you need so many things for these little boys, with little time and resources to obtain them. That is where Borrowed Hearts Foundation comes into play. Sarah Gough, Executive Director and Founder, founded Borrowed Hearts Foundation in November of 2015.

  • Purple Aces find new voice in hire of Redman

    In just a year out of college, Mount Vernon’s Jevin Redman has built a strong foundation in broadcasting.

    That foundation has landed him in his newest role as the radio voice of the Evansville Purple Aces.

    Redman, a 2017 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, began his career before graduation as an intern for the Louisville Bats AAA Baseball team.

    In his time in Louisville, his partner in broadcasting informed him of a job with the Western Kentucky University Women’s Basketball team.