Monthly Archives: February 2014


Top Stories of the Week

Secret Service investigating former official Three long-time school administrators to retire New Harmony grapples with ideas for school New public safety building one step nearer Read them all in your copy of The Posey County News.


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Mistrial declared in felony trial

By Dave Pearce The trial of Derrick Demarco Armstead, who was arrested on July 29 as the result of altercations at Twin Lakes Mobile Home Park, has been delayed. According to Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers, a jury pool of around 50 people were in the Posey County Superior Courtroom of Judge Brent Almon and […]


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By Steven Kochersperger The Indiana High School wrestling post season continued this weekend with five Posey County wrestlers competing in the semi state tournament at the Ford Center in Evansville on Saturday. All four Mount Vernon wrestlers and the lone North Posey grappler gave all they had and walked away with their head held high […]

Freshman Paul Konrath looks to grapple with his Frankin County opponent in Saturday’s semi state match. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

Members of the North Posey High School girls’ sectional championship basketball team settled down for a picture just after capturing the title with a 42-17 win over Tell City on Saturday night at Forest Park High School in Ferdinand. Pictured, front row, left to right, are Kaitlyn Blankenberger, Emma Werry, Madison Worman, Kelsey Owen, Hannah Harness, Hayley Harness, and Shelbi Newcomer. In back are asst. coach Paul Rynkiewich, Kayla Sanford, Ally Brandenstein, Rachel Ungetheim, Coach Tracy Stroud, Celeste Hill, Brooklyn Hamman, Kristin Schorr, Kamryn Brandenstein, Cidney Colbert, and asst. coach Shawn Worman. The team’s record is 19-7. Photo by Dave Pearce

Lady Vikings add sectional title to 2014 exploits

By Dave Pearce The championship game of the Forest Park basketball sectional proved a bit anti-climatic on Saturday evening as the Lady Vikings steamrolled upstart Tell City 42-17 to claim their second sectional title under current basketball coach Tracy Stroud. The previous one was five years ago (2009). The Vikings had, by far, the toughest […]


Dianna Carnahan

Dianna G. Carnahan, age 51 of Mount Vernon, died Saturday morning February 15, 2014 at her home. She was born August 29, 1962 in Evansville, the daughter of Robert E. and Sharon (Cross) Turner. She married Paul Carnahan on March 18, 1978. Dianna had worked as a Clerk at WSI in Mount Vernon. She loved […]

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Norma Hunt

Norma Jean Hunt, 87, of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Evansville, Ind. She was born December 17, 1926 in Posey County, Ind. to Edgar and Edna (Mills) Emerine. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Patrick Hosman, and her second husband Thomas Hunt. She is survived by her […]


Susan D. Jones

Susan D. Jones, age 64 of Richland, Ind., and formerly of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday afternoon February 12, 2014 at the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 1, 1949 in Evansville, the daughter of James and Juanita (Goff) Schmidt. She first married Donald Carroll on January 6, 1968 and he preceded […]

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Douglas Hedger

Douglas Hedger

Douglas E. Hedger, 77, of Wadesville, Indiana, born to Roland and Janie (Mahaffey) Hedger on March 3, 1936, in Eldorado, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Parkview Care Center in Evansville, Indiana. He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961 and was a past member, Deacon and Sunday School […]


Posey’s EMS continues to be costly 1

Posey County may be in the market for a new ambulance. Emergency Medical Services Director Chuck Thompson discussed remounting costs with the commissioners during their meeting last Tuesday, February 4. A remount basically involves placing the current ambulance ‘box’ with a new engine and chassis. Thompson said he received a $98,000 quote – a price […]

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‘Weighted grades’ considered

By Valerie Werkmeister North Posey High School (NPHS) is considering converting how it calculates students’ grade point averages (GPA) based on the level of difficulty in the class. The process is known as ‘weighted grades.’ NPHS Principal Dr. Scott Strieter, discussed the matter with MSD of North Posey School Board members during their meeting Monday, […]