Monthly Archives: January 2014


Fourth annual Valhalla 5K is bigger and better

By Valerie Werkmeister For the fourth year in a row, North Posey High School history teacher and coach, Brandon Barrett, has organized the Valhalla 5K, a 3.1 mile run/walk and two-mile fun walk. The event is set for Saturday, March 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in front of North Posey High School (NPHS). The course […]


Brandon Scott Westerfield

Two from Posey face unrelated sentences

On January 16, 2014, 34-year-old Brandon Scott Westerfield appeared in Posey County Superior Court and pleaded guilty to Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Pregnant Woman, a Class C Felony, and to Domestic Battery, a Class D Felony, for an incident that began during the early morning hours of November 27, 2013 at his […]


Wildcats go 3-2 in Saturday event

By Steven Kochersperger The Mount Vernon six team duels were held on Saturday morning at Mount Vernon High School and in the end it did not disappoint. Mount Vernon, North Posey, Tell City, Evansville Reitz, Evansville Central, and Castle all battled it out in a preview and tune up for both the Conference championship meets […]


Vikings play defense, win one of two

By Dave Pearce Fans of North Posey basketball got a glimpse of what the team is capable of doing this weekend when the Vikings manhandled Tecumseh at home in a conference match-up and fell to a very good Forest Park team 43-42 on the road. But on Friday night at home against a Tecumseh team […]


Wildcats find swagger, take down Vincennes

By Steven Kochersperger Mount Vernon head coach Marc Hostetter says his team has been looking for a signature win to help boost them to the next level and this past Friday night they had that opportunity as they took on a 9-2 Vincennes Lincoln team that was coming off an impressive win over Evansville Bosse […]

Bryce Newman glides down the lane for the shot in Friday nights win over Vincennes Lincoln. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

Chris Harp

Court finds no issues with Harp, transition

By Dave Pearce In a decision handed down late last week, Judge Carl Heldt ruled in favor of County Treasurer Justin White and Chief Deputy Chris Harp in the matter involving the position of Posey County Treasurer. “The Posey County Republican Party is very pleased with today’s decision,” GOP Party Chairman Greg Newman said in […]


North Posey schools earn ‘A’ grade, re-elects officers

By Valerie Werkmeister A new year often means changes, but not so for the MSD of North Posey. Board members met for their first meeting of the year on Monday, January 13, and voted to keep things status quo. Stephen Bender will remain president, Joe Neidig continues as vice president; Linda O’Risky remains as secretary; […]


Smithville Communications brings ultra high speed internet to Griffin, Ind.

GRIFFIN, Indiana – The future of 21st century communications has come to the Griffin area as Smithville Communications has completed a fiber-optics rebuild project as part of its more than $90 million initiative to replace all of copper-based “twisted-pair” platforms in its service areas. “Fiber-optic platforms are the future for Internet usage, IPTV television, data transmission […]


City Council looks to use, cost for City Hall Annex

By Lois Mittino Gray Besides doing some routine beginning of the year matters, the Mount Vernon Common Council discussed projects for budget planning for the upcoming year at its January 9 meeting. A public hearing date will be set to explain how all the monies are being earmarked for this Additional Appropriation Ordinance of EDIT […]