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Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty in robbery of pharmacy


    A 28-year-old Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to federal charges for the robbery of a pharmacy in Mount Vernon and one in Wisconsin.
    Anthony Carriola, of Lodi, Wisc., pleaded guilty to robbing the Mount Vernon Pharmacy on Dec. 2, 2011.
    Carriolla entered the pharmacy wearing a mask with a swastika on it as he displayed a small handgun, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
    According to the release, Carriola jumped over the counter and told the employees, "Don't make me shoot you."

  • Police charge woman for hit-and-run on U.S. 41

    A 24-year-old Mount Vernon woman is in police custody after turning herself in to authorities at the Gibson County Jail.
    Brittany R. Bauman was arrested July 27 in connection with the April 25 hit and run crash that seriously injured Aaron Henry, 23, of Princeton.
    According to Indiana State Police, shortly after midnight on April 25, Bauman was traveling northbound on U.S. 41, south of Coalmine Road.
    Henry and his 19-year-old friend, were riding their bicycles northbound on the shoulder of Highway 41.

  • New company making plans to build in Mount Vernon


    A West Virginia-based company is solidifying plans to locate on the outskirts of Mount Vernon.
    During Thursday's Mount Vernon Board of Works and water utility meetings, Steve Kopsolias, Chief Operating Officer of Quality Magnetite LLC, announced the plans of the company and requested water service at its location on 6401 North Leonard Road, just past the humane society shelter.
    Kopsolias said the company is building a $3.5-4 million facility there, where it will load magnetite to be shipped to various companies that handle coal.

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  • Republican vies for seat of Treasurer


    Chris Harp believes she has the background and expertise that it takes to be Posey County Treasurer.
    Harp, a Republican, announced her candidacy on June 26 for Posey County Treasurer.
    A 1976 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Harp has been working for the past 15 years in finance for Welborn Health Plans and has experience working as a bookkeeper for three area businesses.
    Harp said she is running for Treasurer to make sure the information Posey County residents need as taxpayers is clear and available.

  • Posey auctioneers make Tri-State history

    A local auction company is getting the opportunity to become even more of a part of Tri-State history by auctioning off the content of Evansville's Roberts Stadium this weekend.
    Brothers Andrew and Aaron Wilson of William Wilson Auction Realty in New Harmony have been working on the Roberts Stadium project for several months.
    They were initially called in by the City of Evansville as consultants. Then, in June, when the city decided to raze the structure, the Wilsons were picked to auction off the building's contents.

  • Boys soccer tryouts

    Mount Vernon High School Boys Soccer tryouts are coming up next week. Athletic physicals must be completed to participate. Dates are as follows:
    • July 30, 6-8 p.m.
    • July 31-Aug. 3, 8-9:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.
    • Aug. 4, 8-10 a.m. with parent meeting to follow
    • Aug. 6-9, 8-9:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.
    • Aug. 10, 6-8 p.m.
    • Aug. 11, Big Eight Jamboree, 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Picture Day is Aug. 7 at 4:50 p.m. Players should arrive at 4:30 p.m.

  • Dance Cats win big at dance camp

    The Mount Vernon Dance Cats, coached by Becky and Ivy DeKemper, recently attended the Universal Dance Association summer camp at the University of Southern Indiana. The dance cats went “old school” this year with their hip-hop style competition routine. It turned out to be a hit at camp with the dance cats placing first with their home routine choreographed by Ivy DeKemper.

  • Legion season ends at sectionals

    Mount Vernon’s Owen Dunn Post 5 American Legion baseball season didn’t quite end with a bang, but one of the area’s most powerful storms this summer did bring their first-round sectional game to a halt Thursday night.
    Mount Vernon met Newburgh at Harrison High School’s baseball field Thursday night. July 19. Newburgh managed to score four of their total 17 runs during the bottom of the fourth inning, and before the game was called during the third. As lightning sparked in the west, Mount Vernon bats could not.

  • Local players on the way to the Pony League World Series

    Three Mount Vernon Junior High students are going to the World Series — the Pony League World Series, that is.
    Evansville East won the 13-and-under Pony North Zone Championship Sunday, beating the Lafayette, Ind., Squires 5-1 in the title game to advance to the World Series in Fullerton, Calif., which starts Friday.
    Dalton Peerman. Chase Gross and Bryan Hensley, all team members, attend MVJHS. With East trailing 1-0, Peerman tied the score with a solo home run in the fourth inning.