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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs

    Youth Baseball Camp

    The Mount Vernon Youth Baseball Camp will be held June 8 through June 11. All players interested in developing their baseball skills as a player should attend.

    This camp is geared toward providing information and fundamentals to young players. The coaching staff is interested in starting work with the youth as soon as possible to keep and promote a strong baseball community.

  • This week in Sports

    Mount Vernon

    Boys’ Varsity Baseball

    • May 21, Wood Memorial, Home, 5:30 p.m.
    • May 23, Mount Vernon Invitational, Home, 10 a.m.
    • May 25, Mater Dei, Away, 11 a.m.
    • May 28, Boys Varsity Baseball Sectional, TBA

    Girls’ Varsity Softball

  • Congratulations, Class of 2009

    As high school seniors pull on their gowns and grasp their caps, we can’t help to think of what life has in store for the next journey of life that these graduates will travel.

    College, perhaps? A real-world job? Military service, maybe?

    This week, seniors from New Harmony, North Posey and Mount Vernon will march down the aisle with diploma in tote, ending an era of high school life as they know it.

    This is where high school graduates make their first big-kid decision. What next?

  • Distinguishing us from 'them:' What makes America America?

    Now that another Law Day has been celebrated, it might be of interest for us to ponder what it is that most distinguishes us from “them.” I know there are many subsidiary factors, but for the next few weeks, it is the bedrock upon which the United States of America was built that will be our area of concern. What is it that has allowed us to become the longest lived constitutional government in the world? You may have your own candidate for this Holy Grail of what makes us us, but as for me, there is only one possible answer: the Separation of Powers.

  • The Creator, and Sustainer of the Universe, cares for the people of Mount Vernon. In Him, we find our greatest resource.

  • North Posey appoints new superintendent

    The Metropolitan School District of Northee^Posey will welcome a familiar face in its central office, only in a different seat, as it bids farewell to its outgoing superintendent.

    The North Posey School Board recently appointed assistant superintendent Todd Camp as superintendent of the school system.

    After a 37-year tenure at North Posey, John Wood, current superintendent, announced his retirement in February.

  • Mount Vernon City water issues boil advisory for second time this month

    The Mount Vernon Water Department issued a boil advisory on Monday, two weeks after issuing one for the north side of the city.

    Mount Vernon Water Superintendent Chuck Gray said that the newest boil advisory is in a centralized location near Lawrence Subdivision.

    The location of the water main break has affected homes within the Melody Lane, Main Street, Lawrence Road and Westwood Drive limits.

  • Poseyville awarded cut of state stimulus

    Poseyville is one of 26 rural communities in the state that will receive a cut of $11.7 million as part of Indiana’s community development block grant program.

    The Town of Poseyville learned last week that it would receive enough money to fund a new water treatment plant project.

    According to meeting minutes from the last Poseyville Town Council meeting held May 13, the town received a $600,000 grant from the state’s Community Development Block Grant program.

  • Special assembly session to be held

    The Indiana General Assembly came to a close on April 29 after more than 180 bills crossed the desks of state legislators.

    However, the Budget Bill, or House Bill 1001, failed to pass in the House after being passed in the state Senate.

    Faced with lower state revenue and needing to cut the state’s budget, the failure of this bill to pass means a special session will meet in June, with a sub-committee meeting in May to work on the details of the bill for the special session.

  • County faces loss to budget cuts

    The Posey County Council met Tuesday, May 12 and the main issue on the agenda was the proposed Economic Development Income Tax.

    Council President Bob Gentil explained that the budget for 2010 would likely be cut by the state due to tax caps. Gentil said that a cut of $250,000 was possible.

    A change to state law states that if a county approves an EDIT tax, that the money can be used for “any lawful purpose,” according to Gentil.