https://www.mvdemocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Looking inside the numbers of the 2018 Posey County General Election https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/looking-inside-numbers-2018-posey-county-general-election <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rgb_goedde.jpg" alt="New Posey County Circuit Court Judge Craig Goedde" title="New Posey County Circuit Court Judge Craig Goedde" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> What will be remembered most from the 2018 Posey County General Election will likely be the dominance of the Republican Party. The potential of a blue wave as some thought could be in store was blocked by a wall of red.<br /> However, there are some interesting numbers to study when looking at the precinct by precinct breakdown.<br /> Overall numbers<br /> Voter turnout was extremely high for this election, with citizens looking to make an impact. 59.58 percent of registered voter came out to the Posey polls and cast their ballot, which totaled 10,792.<br /> Election Day 2018 https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/election-day-2018 <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dems.jpg" alt="Posey County Democrats hope for a miracle as early vote totals come in." title="Posey County Democrats hope for a miracle as early vote totals come in." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> What some anticipated to be a potential blue wave of Democratic support, turned into Republican dominance in the November 6 General Election in Posey County.</p> <p> Republicans won nearly every major seat in the County, with the exception of those races that were unopposed.</p> <p> Local Races</p> <p> Circuit Court Judge</p> <p> In what may have been the biggest surprise of the night, Craig Goedde -R defeated Trent Van Haaften to become the next Posey County Circuit Court Judge, 6,160 to 4,479. Goedde carried 58 percent of the vote.</p> School offices open next week https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/school-offices-open-next-week <p> The time for students to return to classes is rapidly approaching. The MSD of Mount Vernon recently released information for all students on the upcoming school year.</p> <p> All school building offices will open on July 27, 2018. Office hours until school resumes are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Specific questions should be directed to the appropriate school principal&rsquo;s office. Please follow each of our schools on Facebook for additional information.</p> The law life of Judge Jim Redwine https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/law-life-judge-jim-redwine <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/judgeredwine.jpg" alt="Judge Jim Redwine will wrap up his long career as Posey County Circuit Court Judge at the end of this year." title="Judge Jim Redwine will wrap up his long career as Posey County Circuit Court Judge at the end of this year." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> With a career on the bench spanning four decades, Judge Jim Redwine will pound the gavel for the final time this year. A gavel, which he says he has actually never used.</p> <p> The early years as Circuit Court Judge were challenging, which Redwine says should be addressed in Law School today.</p> <p> &ldquo;I have written several articles over the years about how law school should be changed and how judges should be educated,&rdquo; said Redwine. &ldquo;A lot of judges take the bench, and they have never judged a case. They have never been taught how to judge a case.&rdquo;</p> Borrowed Hearts lends a hand to foster families https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/borrowed-hearts-lends-hand-foster-families <p> By Corey Woolsey and Heather Reese</p> <p> Imagine receiving a phone call at any moment from Indiana DCS saying two little boys are going to be placed with you in a matter of hours. Panic sets in, you look around your home and realize you need so many things for these little boys, with little time and resources to obtain them. That is where Borrowed Hearts Foundation comes into play. Sarah Gough, Executive Director and Founder, founded Borrowed Hearts Foundation in November of 2015.</p> Alleged past relationship could cost Maier teaching license https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/alleged-past-relationship-could-cost-maier-teaching-license <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/paul_maier_0.jpg" alt="Paul Maier" title="Paul Maier" align="left" hspace="6" width="95" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Purple Aces find new voice in hire of Redman https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/purple-aces-find-new-voice-hire-redman <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/redman_0.jpg" alt="Jevin Redman interviews a member of the Western Kentucky Women’s Basketball team last season." title="Jevin Redman interviews a member of the Western Kentucky Women’s Basketball team last season." align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /><p> In just a year out of college, Mount Vernon&rsquo;s Jevin Redman has built a strong foundation in broadcasting.</p> <p> That foundation has landed him in his newest role as the radio voice of the Evansville Purple Aces.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> In his time in Louisville, his partner in broadcasting informed him of a job with the Western Kentucky University Women&rsquo;s Basketball team.</p> Rainey's impact shows in area poll https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/raineys-impact-shows-area-poll <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sethrainey.jpg" alt="Indiana State Police Trooper Seth Rainey was recently voted in the top five in a best local law enforcement officer poll online." title="Indiana State Police Trooper Seth Rainey was recently voted in the top five in a best local law enforcement officer poll online." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> In today&rsquo;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.</p> <p> Seth Rainey is one such officer, and his dedication and community involvement was recently recognized in a poll.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> Rainey&rsquo;s interest in law enforcement developed in high school.</p>