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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Reading and speaking promoted with Mount Vernon student's project

    In today’s culture, reading and communication in its traditional form has suffered with our advances in technology.

    Emma Yarber, a junior at Mount Vernon High School hopes to change that trend.

    Yarber’s Read It and Speak project came from wanting to start a new platform in the community.

    “I love to read and I am really comfortable with public speaking,” said Yarber. “I wanted to promote those important skills to the youth and the people in my community.

  • Fortune grateful for unexpected law enforcement career in Posey County

    Posey County has a new Chief Deputy on its Sheriff’s Department, a familiar face in Jeremy Fortune.

    Fortune stepped in the door to work for the department in 1996.

    “I did an internship through Vincennes University,” said Fortune. “Don Jackson was the Sheriff then, so he let me do the internship, working in the jail and serving civil process papers.

    He said that at that time, dispatch was still running out of the control room. As his internship was ending, dispatch was moving down to Mill St.

  • Retirement planning should be a year-round thought, not just a new year trend

    Like physical fitness, financial fitness is often a goal of New Year’s Resolutions. But according to Jeff Greenwell, owner of Smart Retirement Solutions LLC in Mount Vernon, it should be something on your mind year round and at a young age.

    “Unless you put a real plan in place, it isn’t going to change anything,” said Greenwell. “Retirement is a big deal. The closer I get to retirement the more important I think it is.”

  • Move Mount Vernon makes new year resolutions a reality

    If you find yourself driving on West Fourth Street in Mount Vernon one evening and see a full parking lot and a building with steamy windows, you will likely be passing Move Mount Vernon, the newest fitness center in the city opened by Dustin Boyer and his wife Kelsey.

    Move MV has taken off with a fast start, and Dustin says that they couldn’t have done it without help.

    “We want to thank our friends and family for the help, as well as the community,” said Boyer.

  • Indiana Coalition for Public Education report card grades state legislators

    The Indiana Coalition for Public Education recently released a Legislative Report Card, grading the Indiana State Senators and House Members who filed for reelection in 2018.
    The grading was based on six bills that either promoted the expansion of private school vouchers, increased tex credits giving taxpayer money to scholarships for private schools, cut voter control of public education or supported or harmed public education.