Today's News

  • Sifting through 200 years of history

    Digging through mounds of dirt and sifting through particles of the past, 12 University of Southern Indiana students have been getting dirty for six archaeological credit hours.

    As part of the university’s archaeological curriculum, the students started digging in New Harmony, searching for materials buried in the historical town at two different sites.

    Set at the corner near West and North streets, students claimed the site of where a historical potter once lived.

  • Agrium pulls out of $36 million fertilizer facility

    A month after an agricultural products manufacturer announced that it would build a new facility at the port, the company has announced that its taking its construction plans elsewhere.

    Agrium Advanced Technologies will no longer be locating its Environmentally Smart Nitrogen facility at the Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon.

    According to company spokesperson Paul Poister, the company had to relocate and plan construction because the land it proposed to use is tied up in a bankruptcy process.

  • Posey County farmers delayed by rain for spring planting

    With the rainy weather, Posey County farmers are finding a few windows of opportunity to get their summer crops planted.

    According to Posey County Extension Educator Jon Neufelder, farmers are dealing with delays in planting due to the rainfall this spring. In the past few weeks, there have only been a total of three days suitable for field work.

    According to the Indiana field office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the frequent rains have corn planting to a slow start and soybean planting has been minimal.

  • Mount Vernon city water goes green

    Nearly 75 people gathered at the Mount Vernon Water Works Plant for the dedication of the new water plant.

    After several years of the city’s failing water filters, called Croftas, the building and location of the two new Trident filters are complete.

    Named after late Mount Vernon City Councilman Terry Cooper, who is attributed with beginning the process for the city’s water treatment plant to receive new filters, the water utility is nearly ready to begin pumping water at an increased rate by the millions.

  • Old railroad tracks removed at river front

    For the past two administrations, city officials have been trying to get the old railroad tracks on Water Street removed.

    On Thursday, as part of the Mount Vernon Sewer project to eliminate the combined sewer overflow systems, those tracks were removed.

    According to Mayor John Tucker, the tracks are being removed so that these CSO may be eliminated and replaced by a new sewer line.

  • Mount Vernon takes invite championship

    The Mount Vernon Wildcats added two more wins to their record on Saturday winning the championship of their own invitational.

    In game one, Mount Vernon played Heritage Hills and held off the Patriots to the score of 6-4.

    The Wildcats took a one run lead in the bottom of the first when Blake Brauser scored on a double by Eric Stemple.

    Heritage Hills answered back in the top of the second, scoring two runs.

    Both teams put a run on the board in the third, taking the score to 3-2 in favor of Heritage Hills.

  • Rappites claim victory over Jug Rox

    The New Harmony Rappites split a double header victory with the Shoals Jug Roxs.

    The Jug Roxs walked away with the first win 8-12.

    Six of the Jug Roxs points came in the top of the first inning after two runs were scored and a home run brought in three additional runs.

    The Rappites responded when Danny Linck was brought in by Wes Scherzinger ending the first inning with a score of 1-6.

  • Wildcat graduate goes from USI track to D-1 football

    Sending one Mount Vernon Wildcat to the Purdue Boilermaker football squad is an outstanding achievement, TJ Barbarette now has company in another Wildcat, Josh VanZant.

    The Mount Vernon graduate is deciding to move on to bigger and better things. VanZant went to college at the University of Southern Indiana and ran track, but then decided to leave after the departure of his favorite coach.

  • Game time

    Mount Vernon

    Boys’ Varsity Baseball

    • May 28, Boys’ Sectional, Bosse, Bosse Field, 8 p.m.
    • May 30, Boys Varsity Sectional, Bosse Field, 4 p.m.
    • June 1, Boys’ Varsity Sectional, Bosse Field, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls’ Varsity Softball

  • Golf Scramble

    Sons of the American Revolution, golf scramble, Saturday, May 30, rain date May 31, 7 a.m. and noon, $140 for foursome, includes carts, green fees and dinner, CountryMark Golf Course, call for tee times. 838-4130

    Historical Society

    Posey County Historical Society, monthly meeting, Saturday, May 30, Alexandrian Public Library, Indiana Room, 10 a.m., member encouraged to attend, visitors welcome. 204-7388

    Drug-Free Community