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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hostetter named Junior High Principal

    When The Mount Vernon Junior High was in need of a new Principal for the 2018-19 school year, they didn’t have to look to far.

    Marc Hostetter, the school’s Assistant Principal, will make the long move across the hall this summer.

    Hostetter, known by most from his time as the Mount Vernon Boys Basketball coach, began as Assistant Principal just a year and a half ago. He said the Junior High is a good fit for him.

  • Van Haaften edges Warrum in Democrat Judge Primary

    The one contested primary race last Tuesday in Posey County was between Democratic Circuit Court Judge candidates Trent Van Haaften and Jake Warrum.

    Both candidates were active in their campaigns and left things in the voter’s hands on Tuesday night.

    When the votes were finally counted, Van Haaften came out ahead, 1087-801.

    Van Haaften, the former Posey Couty Prosecutor and Indiana State Representative, thanked the voters via Facebook after the numbers were in.

  • 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.

  • Wildcat English team tops in State

    The Mount Vernon English Super Bowl team came into State competition this past weekend ranked number one, scoring higher than all other 278 teams in all classes at the Area meet last month.

    At the State meet, the tem didn’t disappoint, winning the gold.

    At Conference, the English team was near perfect, scoring 24 out of 25 points.

    The Social Studies team was third, the Science team was second and the Math and Interdisciplanary team were both first at Conference.

  • City continues fight against blight

    The City of Mount Vernon has been fighting the problem of blight in the community for several years, but the past few have been aided by a Federal program funding the Blight Elimination Program.

    Properties that go unattended cause neighboring property values to go down, and become eyesores for the community.

    Mount Vernon Building Commissioner Sherry Willis keeps a list of these properties that need addressing.

  • Inclusive riverfront playground find location

    The inclusive playground, approved earlier this year by the Mount Vernon Board of Public Works, has a location set for construction.

    However, the construction will take place after the funds are raised to make it a reality.

    Rachel Deno, who is heading up the project, a proposal made by her daughter Sydney, attended the Mount Vernon Board of Works meeting last Thursday to get approval for the location.

  • Four Seasons celebrates 50 years of business

    The Four Seasons Motel in Mount Vernon is celebrating 50 years of business in 2018, a business that Owners Jean and Rodney Cox say is all because of the wonderful customers they serve.

    Some of those customers have been there to lend a hand along the way.

    “There was a crew staying here one time that said they thought it would look nice if there were wooden posts along the drive with rope going through them,” said Rodney Cox. “My mom and dad said that it would look nice, so the crew volunteered to do the work.”

  • 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.