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Today's News

  • School faces uphill battle with summer renovations

    Stepping into Mount Vernon High School currently brings you into a building that has much work to be done to be ready for classes in early August. A mark that Buildings and Grounds Director David Frye said will likely not be hit.

    Last Monday, members of the Mount Vernon School Board took a tour of the school with Frey and other administrators to see what work was to be done on the building.

    The work is part of a project to bring all buildings to the same standards in HVAC, as well as lighing, windows and other improvements.

  • Capers Emporium opens in New Harmony

    The property at 602 Main Street in New Harmony, formerly the Main Street Market, has a new resident.

    Capers Emporium opened with much fanfare on Saturday, with a large crowd taking in the opening and finding many unique items for sale.

    The store is a kitchen and food retail store, with many unique products.

    The lead up to the opening featured a fun and exciting Facebook Live campaign with Owner Mary Beth Guard.

    Guard said that the idea came from her passions, cooking and entertaining, which she says have changed over the years.

  • The law life of Judge Jim Redwine

    With a career on the bench spanning four decades, Judge Jim Redwine will pound the gavel for the final time this year. A gavel, which he says he has actually never used.

    The early years as Circuit Court Judge were challenging, which Redwine says should be addressed in Law School today.

    “I have written several articles over the years about how law school should be changed and how judges should be educated,” said Redwine. “A lot of judges take the bench, and they have never judged a case. They have never been taught how to judge a case.”

  • Borrowed Hearts lends a hand to foster families

    By Corey Woolsey and Heather Reese

    Imagine receiving a phone call at any moment from Indiana DCS saying two little boys are going to be placed with you in a matter of hours. Panic sets in, you look around your home and realize you need so many things for these little boys, with little time and resources to obtain them. That is where Borrowed Hearts Foundation comes into play. Sarah Gough, Executive Director and Founder, founded Borrowed Hearts Foundation in November of 2015.

  • Alleged past relationship could cost Maier teaching license

    An alleged sexual relationship with a student dating back to 1997 could cost former Mount Vernon Science teacher Paul Maier his education licenses in the State of Indiana.

    Following the annoncement of his resignation as a teacher from the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon at a recent school board meeting, a complaint was filed by the Indiana Department of Education against Maier.

  • Purple Aces find new voice in hire of Redman

    In just a year out of college, Mount Vernon’s Jevin Redman has built a strong foundation in broadcasting.

    That foundation has landed him in his newest role as the radio voice of the Evansville Purple Aces.

    Redman, a 2017 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, began his career before graduation as an intern for the Louisville Bats AAA Baseball team.

    In his time in Louisville, his partner in broadcasting informed him of a job with the Western Kentucky University Women’s Basketball team.

  • Rainey's impact shows in area poll

    In today’s environment, law enforcement officials face extreme criticism and scrutiny, so when an officer can rise above that and connect with a community, it means a lot.

    Seth Rainey is one such officer, and his dedication and community involvement was recently recognized in a poll.

    106.1 FM recently held a poll on their website, asking for people to nominate and vote for their favorite local police officer and Rainey came in the top five after over 1,500 nominations.

    Rainey’s interest in law enforcement developed in high school.

  • 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.

  • A New Yorker walks through Mount Vernon

    The American Discovery Trail stretches from Cape Heniopen State Park in Delaware to Pt. Reyes National Seashore in California and is over 6,800 miles long.

    Brad Marro of New York is walking the trail, which took him through Mount Vernon recently.

    During his time in Indiana, Marro not only visited Mount Vernon, but also Evansville and Angel Mounds in Warrick County.

    In his time on the road, Marro makes about 20 miles a day and in that time, personal interaction can be limited.

  • MVHS graduates over 150 in Class of 2018

    The Mount Vernon Senior Class of 2018 celebrated the culmination of their high school lives on Friday at the school’s commencement exercises.

    The class of over 150 entered the gymnasium filled with family and friends to Pomp and Circumstance and settled in to an evening of reflection, memories and joy.

    Senior Class President Emily Duckworth welcomed everyone and Vice President Landon Upshaw introduced the dignitaries in attendance.