• Man arrested on warrant; eight dogs seized from Mount Vernon home

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    Posey County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Brent Holder, 49, on a warrant at his home for a petition to revoke community corrections for case number 65D01-1301-FC-00036, where he was charged with Nonsupport of a Dependant Child. Holder is currently in the Posey County Jail being held on a $100,000 bond with a cash amount of $10,005. He will return to Posey County Superior Court at 9 a.m. on March 15.

  • Trial date set for Tooley

    Kendra Tooley’s trial is set to begin Mon., Aug. 22, at 8 a.m. She is accused of holding Joelle Lockwood against her will for 58 days at a trailer in Stewartsville in the summer of 2014.

    Tooley is facing 10 felony counts including rape, kidnapping and criminal confinement. A pre-trial hearing will be Wed., July 6, at 1:30 p.m.

  • Dog rescued from local shelter becomes K9

    Derby’s life has done a complete 180 since arriving at Posey County Pound Puppies. In fact, he’s the newest K9 addition to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Derby, a black Labrador Retriever, was brought to the shelter by animal control officer Chuck Mobley after an unknown citizen called animal control in August of 2015 to report a stray dog just off Highway 69 near New Harmony.

  • Sweepstakes scam costs resident thousands

    ate last year, a Mount Vernon woman was the victim of a scam that cost her a large sum of money.

    On Jan. 14, Deborah Lawless contacted the Posey County Sheriff’s Department, stating that she had been the victim of a scam regarding what she thought was a Publisher’s Clearinghouse prize.

    According to Lawless, she received a letter from who she thought was Publisher’s Clearinghouse on Nov. 16, 2015. Attached to the letter was a check for just over $8,500.

  • Nuisance in Poseyville not resolved

    A home in Poseyville continues to gain attention from the local town council due to the homeowners not removing debris from their property.

    Town attorneys William Bender and Jake Weis, as well as Poseyville Town Marshal Doug Saltzman, have visited the homeowners of 56 West Fletchall Street. The three gentlemen told the homeowners the town was willing to assist with the removal of debris from their property.

    The home is located across the street from North Elementary and Dollar General.

  • Hucks robbed at knifepoint

    Indiana State Police said Hucks on Main Street in Mount Vernon was robbed last Thursday night. This makes the fourth robbery over the course of the last year.

    Police said the robbery occurred on Thurs., Jan. 21, around 8:45 p.m. The suspect, who was armed with a large knife, fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Robbery suspect on the loose
  • Mount Vernon Police Officers receive commendation

    At last week’s Mount Vernon Board of Works meeting, two Mount Vernon Police Officers received commendations for going above and beyond the call of duty.

    According to Chief Grant Beloat, Officers Brandon Brauser and Casey Young responded to call at a structure fire in the early morning hours of Sept. 18, 2015.

    The officers arrived before the fire department and found an active structure fire at a home and they assessed the situation.

  • Man arrested for alleged child abuse

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    Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth said 40-year-old Shannon Eric Shepherd was arrested last week for alleged child abuse of his two-month-old daughter, and faces charges of neglect and battery.

    On Dec. 22, Posey County 911 Dispatch received a call requesting emergency services for injuries relating to a fall at a mobile home in Upton Mobile Home Court, which is west of Mount Vernon.

  • New Harmony has new Town Marshal

    Members of the New Harmony Town Council held a special meeting last week to approve a contract for the new Town Marshal.

    Caleb McDaniel will receive an annual salary of $34,000 after graduation and completion of the law enforcement academy and serving 90 days on the job. McDaniel, 21, said he is very excited and is looking forward to serving the community where he was raised.

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