Today's News

  • Thompson to become MSD of MV Superintendent

    The Metropolitan School District has a new Superintendent waiting in the wings.

    Matt Thompson, Principal of Mount Vernon High School, was named Superintendent at last Monday’s School Board Meeting.

    Thompson, a native of Huntingburg, IN, had dedicated his entire working life to education.

  • Relay for Life this weekend at Riverbend Park

    Relay for Life in Mount Vernon takes place this Saturday at Riverbend Park, but according to organizers Shelley Hargrove and Jessica Wright, you still can participate.

    The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. and interested walkers can sign up at the event.

    As of last update, there are 15 teams registered, but the group is way ahead on participants.

    The theme of the event this year will be Superheroes.

    Since planning began in early 2019, there have been new events added that have organizers excited.

  • Groundbreaking held for Mount Vernon Trail Project

    Mayor Bill Curtis and the members of the Mount Vernon City Council broke ground last Tuesday at Second and Main Streets on the Mount Vernon Trail Project.

    The project will help beautify the downtown area, by providing walking paths and bike paths along Main St.

    The project will end at Sixth and Main Street, where a pocket park will be installed at the location of the old Police and Fire Station.

    At the Thursday evening City Council meeting, Lochmueller Project Manager Scott Schoenbachler spoke about the phases of the project.

  • Steward brings small town Mount Vernon upbringing to Rocky Top

    When speaking to the student athletes of Mount Vernon two weeks ago, Marshall Steward, who is now the Executive Director of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center at the University of Tennessee adapted Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen to take on an MV twist.

    (M) Make tough, responsible, and sometimes unpopular decisions. Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.

    (V) Visualize success. Know what it looks like. Ask questions.

    (H) Have a plan. Hit the big guy first. Dreams without goals remain dreams.

  • Ries celebrates 70 years of singing

    For the past 70 years, First United Methodist’s Church Choir has had one constant, David Ries.

    Ries’ journey into the choir began when his father, Oscar, told him that he was going to come with him and sing in the church choir. Since that day, singing has been a huge part of David’s life.

    A life that got off to a shaky start.

    Dave was born in 1937, during the infamous flood. Delivered by midwife, he was just three pounds and three ounces.

  • Smithsonian exhibit coming to New Harmony next summer

    A special exhibit is headed to New Harmony next summer.

    “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that will make a stop in New Harmony May 9 - June 21, 2020.

    The exhibit will be hosted by USI and Historic New Harmony.

  • Posey Historical Society continues to grow in Hedges home

    The Posey County Historical Society is now in its seventh year in the Hedges Community Center.

    Starting with one room those seven years ago, the Historical Society now resides in three rooms. While Hedges provides a safe, weather-proof home for the county’s history, that was not always the case.

  • Kirk/Stewart family provides strong black history leagcy in Mount Vernon

    When black history is discussed in the United States, there are a handful of moments in time that dominate the conversation. The end of slavery in the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, the Presidential election of Barack Obama are three of the major discussions.

    But Sheila Stewart of Mount Vernon hopes that people would celebrate black history year round, not just February.

    For Stewart, her family provided her with a wealth of history to be proud of.

  • Wildcats to play on new turf field next season

    When the 2019 Mount Vernon Wildcats hit the gridiron in the fall, they will be doing so on a new artificial turf field.

    The Mount Vernon School Board met on Wednesday in a special meeting to break the news, and to vote for approval.

    The new field, which will cost $780,000 will begin construction in June according to Superintendent Tom Kopatich and be complete for the new school year.

    The cost of the field will be covered by four community sponsors, including Countrymark, WSI, the Greater Mount Vernon Association and an anonymous donor group.

  • New Harmony receives several bids for school building and land

    Since the day it closed its doors in 2012, the New Harmony School has looked for new inhabitants. The initial proposal from the Workingmen’s Institute, which would have been an ideal fit for the town, fell through after issues with bringing the building back up to standard and the costs that would add.

    Recently, the town accepted a new round of bids for the property, and several bidders stepped up to the plate.

    In total, the town received six bids and a request by one group to delay the process.