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  • Local trooper injured by ATV

    An officer was pinned by an ATV while responding to a domestic dispute call last Friday night.

    State Trooper Brandon Deig was pinned to his patrol car after Bryan Abell, 37, lost control of his ATV and crashed into the Deig’s vehicle. Deig had just arrived at 3400 Artesian Well Road in response to a domestic dispute call involving Abell when the incident occurred.

    Deig’s injuries were reported as being only superficial.

  • Students explore local careers during Tour of Opportunity

    From a young age, Katie Carner knew she wanted to do something in the medical field when she grew up. But at 15 years old, she wasn’t sure what specific job might be right for her.

    Carner joined 140 other Mount Vernon High School sophomores last month during the school’s first annual Tour of Opportunity trip. Students were bussed to four Posey County manufacturers, where they learned how the business operates and what career options they offer.

  • Green Plains acquires local Abengoa plant

    Omaha, Neb.-based Green Plains Inc. recently completed is acquisition of three of Abengoa Bioenergy ethanol plants, including the facility located in eastern Posey County. Green Plains said it plans to buy as much corn from local producers as it can.

    Sasha Forsen, Green Plains’s Public Relations Manager, said the company is now buying corn from local growers. “Our goal is to buy as much corn directly from local farmers as possible.”

    Green Plains was able to retain most of the employees at its new facilities.

  • Local musician releases fourth album

    Local musician Randy Pease is set to release his fourth full-length album “Old Dog, New Tricks” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the New Harmony Artist Guild.

    The album is an eclectic mix of songs that draw from Pease’s favorite genres including blues, country and folk. Old Dogs was recorded over the summer during a two week period in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where Pease resided for 15 years.

  • Introducing the latest Indiana Torchbearer

    Torchbearers for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay have been nominated and numerous nominees in Posey County have accepted the role. Each week the Mount Vernon Democrat will introduce a torchbearer for Posey County.

    The torch was in the county from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11. It came through Mount Vernon via Highway 62 and went downtown Walnut Street before hitting Main Street to travel to New Harmony.

    Governor Mike Pence notified the nominees were instructed to either accept or deny the nomination.

    Richard Keck

  • Introducing the latest Indiana torchbearer

    Torchbearers for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay have been nominated and numerous nominees in Posey County accepted the role. Each week the Mount Vernon Democrat will introduce a torchbearer for Posey County.

    The torch was in the county from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11. It came through Mount Vernon via Highway 62 and went down Walnut Street before hitting Main Street to travel to New Harmony.

    Governor Mike Pence notified the nominees, and they were instructed to either accept or deny the nomination.

    Tristan Bolte

  • Poseyville to hold Autumnfest this weekend

    The Poseyville Kiwanis Club is gearing up for Autumnfest, the community’s yearly street festival. Kiwanis Treasurer Jim Reynolds said visitors will find plenty to do during the three-day event.

  • Posey County responder receives award

     

    Jim Litton has been saving lives in Posey County for over 30 years. On Sept. 14, he was honored as the 2016 Deaconess Pre-Hospital Provider of the Year.

    In recognition of Litton’s achievement, Deaconess will donate a life-saving defibrillator worth over $4,000 to Point Township.

    Litton was one of nine other professionals nominated for the award. He was nominated by nurses and doctors at the hospital he has delivered patients to for years.

  • Two Posey health clinics to combine hours

      

    The Mount Vernon and North Posey school districts are working together on a sharing agreement for their two health clinics. 

  • Head on collision results in injuries

        On Sept. 12, a major two-car collision with injuries occurred at the intersection of Stevens Road and State Road 69.