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Today's News

  • 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.

  • First-ever Miles for MV Athletics raises $9,000

    By Madison Snodgrass
    MVD Correspondent

    “Miles for MV Athletics” took place Saturday, July 21 to benefit the Mount Vernon High School and Junior High athletic fund. The two and four mile races were sponsored by Expressway Auto Mall, who donated $10 per participant.

  • Schedule a back-to-school eye exam

    Almost 80 percent of what a child learns in school is presented visually. It stands to reason then, that good vision is essential to learning. Yet studies show only 31 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 16 have an annual eye exam. And 70 percent of children under 6 years, the age at which most vision problems can be treated before permanent damage occurs, have never had an eye exam.
    Some 20 million children will go back to school this year with a vision problem that may interfere with their ability to learn and contribute to disciplinary problems.

  • Violence has lost its shock value

    News of the deadly shooting in a Colorado movie theater awaited us all as we got out of bed Friday morning.
    Shocked. Stunned. Speechless.
    Well, sort of.
    It’s sad, but it’s true. We have so many things of this nature — violent, cruel and senseless acts — that take place in our world these days, we are seldom truly surprised.
    We certainly don’t expect these violent acts, but wicked people cross the lines of normalcy so often these days, it’s hard to feel completely surprised.

  • Billy Letters: The back porch steps

    By Billy Jellison

  • Gavel Gamut: La Dolce Davita

    Society’s building block is the family. To preserve our society one of our government’s primary missions is to help families maintain their welfare and independence. Sometimes this requires our government to intervene in a family’s life. If such action becomes necessary by the Posey County Department of Family and Children, there are strict laws that protect the family from arbitrary action.

  • Patience a must in child-rearing

    Many of us remember seeing the billboards and other PSAs — “Never Shake a Baby.”
    They were so common, it seems no one could have missed the message. Still, as is the case with many such warnings and efforts to educate about a public safety issue, this message continues to go unheeded.