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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.