Local News

  • Waller leads by example in community

    Allen Waller’s work with the youth of the Evansville community was recently recognized by receiving the Community and Neighborhood Leadership Award at the Celebration of Leadership hosted by Leadership Evansville.

  • Jones steps in the ring for a cause

    By Heather Reese

    Saturday, April 7 was the 11th Anniversary of the Annual 911 Gives Hope Guns and Hoses boxing event. The event continues to grow every year, adding more matches, and nearly selling out the Ford Center.

    Paige Jones, an EMT for Posey EMS, stepped in the ring for the third time and won her first match. “After seeing the families in person and hearing their stories on how the money we raise helps them, I was hooked, said Jones.

  • Posey Dispatch gets a face lift

    By Heather Reese

    Numerous changes have taken place at the Posey Dispatch Center recently, with some more changes already planned. Most of the changes aren’t noticeable to the public unless you have seen utility vehicles parked outside.

    Posey 911 had a brand new phone system installed, called the Nexgen 911.

    The old system was over twelve years old and outdated.

  • Foundation pledges $50,000 to Harmony Way Bridge project

    The Harmony Way Bridge Project Committee announces a $50,000 pledge from the Kent and Laurie Parker Family Foundation. This gift will be dedicated to a restricted reserve within the Parker family’s foundation with the express purpose of helping offset the realized expenses of restoration and physical improvements to the bridge. The Kent and Laurie Parker Family Foundation, Inc. is a private foundation organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in the state of Indiana, with the principal office located in New Harmony, IN.

  • Hostetter resigns as boys basketball coach

    The Marc Hostetter era in Mount Vernon basketball has come to a close.

    Hostetter requested his resignation, which was accepted by the Mount Vernon School Board last week.

    Hostetter was hired as nead basketball coach in 2011, with high expectations.

    Hostetter was the starting point guard of the 1994-1995 Division II National Champion USI Screaming Eagle Basketball team, then coached by current Auburn Tiger Head Coach Bruce Pearl.

    Hostetter is still the career record holder for assists with USI.

    He is third in USI career steals.

  • Pipeline spill contained to Big Creek area in Posey County

    A large pipeline leak in Posey County has resulted in a spill of over 42,000 gallons of fuel.

    The leak occured in Big Creek, in the Savah Road and Lower New Harmony Road area.

    The pipeline, which was deliering road diesel fuel from the refinery in Robinson, Ill to Mount Vernon’s terminal, was a 10-inch pipeline.

    The rupture in the pipeline was initially reported at 6:30 p.m.

    Marathon Pipeline Operations Supervisor Shane Pochard said that the cleanup and containment workers quickly had the spill contained.

  • Staying motivated the key to long-term fitness success

    At the beginning of a new year, many people look for ways to live a healthier lifestyle.

    But according to fitness trainer Abbie Collins, the motivation to keep going doesn’t always last.

    “The biggest thing is making it a habit and part of your daily life,” said Collins. “To me that’s the big thing.”

    Collins, a certified fitness instructor, has been a fitness coach for awhile and said there are good, proven steps to take in your journey to fitness.

    The first key is to have a good support system.

  • Thrive program offers students a creative and educational experience after school

    Finding ways to provide a constructive way to use time is a challenge for some kids after school in a small town, but a new program is working to offer that in Mount Vernon.

    Thrive is hosted every weekday at First United Methodist Church at Wesley Hall, and in its short existence, it seems to be making a difference.

    The mission statement is to enable every child in the Mount Vernon community to reach their highest potential and be their truest self by providing afterschool programming that is holistic in its approach.

  • Redwine reflects on life, career as he nears retirement

    Retirement is not only the end of a career for most people, but the beginning of a new journey as well.
    For Judge James Redwine, this is no different, as a matter of fact, he says that he and his wife Peg don’t plan to “retire,” but to just concentrate on some of their other interests.

  • Beating the odds, one day at a time

    By Heather Reese

    Hard-working, easy going, healthy, and determined and optimistic are just a few words that describe Marc Schmitzer, a guy everyone comes to love. So when his new bride came home on a beautiful day and found him inside the house, watching television, she knew something was off but didn’t quite know what it was. After several long and exhausting months, too many doctors’ appointments and tests to keep track of, Marc finally received a diagnosis that would forever change his life and those around him.