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  • Paul uses technology for a cause

    Kenzie Paul, a junior at Mount Vernon High School hopes to make a difference, and she is using cutting edge technology to help her do just that.

    Paul recently used a 3D printer to help her create a prosthetic hand, one that she feels can help many in need.

    According to Paul, the process was long and involved.

    “It took over 30 hours to just print the parts,” said Paul. “Putting the pieces together was an additional four hours.”

    There are 30 pieces in the hand assembly.

  • House and Garden Tour set for June 2

    For many people, their home is their sanctuary, a place they can relax and get away from the world.

    A few brave souls in Mount Vernon are opening up those sanctuaries to the public for the Posey County Women’s Fund House and Garden Tour on June 2.

    The tour will be from noon to 5 p.m., with the exception of the tours of St. Matthew’s Church, which will end at 4:30 p.m.

  • Relay takes over Riverbend Park on Saturday

    Riverbend Park will be a place of celebration, reflection and inspiration this weekend as the park hosts the Mount Vernon Relay for Life for the second year, starting at noon on Sat., May 12.

    This year’s event theme is carnival.

    New attractions this year include a vendor fair. The vendor fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

    A variety show and a petting zoo will also be new this year. The petting zoo will be from 1 - 3 p.m. and the variety show will be at 6 p.m.

    Registration begins at 11 a.m., and Luminaria sales are open as well.

  • 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.