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Both Posey bands advance

Special to the News Evansville Central High School was the site for the ISSMA Marching Band Open Class Regional competition for Class D and Class C bands. Twenty- six bands took the field to perform what could possibly be their last show of the season. Only the top 10 bands in each class would advance […]


Wildcat Bryce Wilson runs behind the block of Austin Stallings. Photo by Garry Beeson

Jasper takes Wildcat battle

By Brandon Cole The (4-5) Mount Vernon Wildcats were outscored 35-0 at (8-1) Jasper, but are in good position to make a run in the post-season. There were steady offensive performances and a few big plays, but the Wildcats were not able to get on to the scoreboard. “A shutout is kind of misleading,” said […]


Vikings manhandle Pike Central, charge into tourney

By Dave Pearce It was senior night at North Posey High School on Friday evening. The 5-3 North Posey Vikings were facing the 1-7 Pike Central Chargers. You would expect a one-sided game. And you would be correct. The Vikings, behind the strong running performance of a finally-healthy Lance Inkenbrandt defeated the Chargers 45-14 in […]

Viking senior Zack Wargel makes a great tackle for a six-yard loss during Friday night’s win over Pike Central. Photo by Dave Pearce

Top Stories for 9-9-14

Joelle Lockwood is home and safe. Judge overrules election board, Lueder back on ballot. Mount Vernon’s River Days slated for this weekend. Two from Mount Vernon face drug dealing charges. MV teachers, school board reach pact.

Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth is interviewed by a Good Morning America team after spending nearly the entire night and day at the site where an arrest was made in the case of Joelle Lockwood, missing person. Lockwood was missing for nearly two months before being found being held captive in a mobile home in Steartsville. Members of GMA crew are Steve Widner, Steve Senn, and Rodney Rastall. Photo by Dave Pearce

Jacob Aaron Phillips

Top Stories for 7-29-14 1

Appeals Court upholds Jacob Aaron Phillips’ sentence. Major portion of 200 block of Main is coming down. Hagemann joins Wolfgang for event. New Harmony celebrates, looks at uncertain future.


Top Stories for 7-22-14

New Harmony residents to wait out decision on FEMA Flood Plain plan. Arrests made in ‘shots fired’ call. State mandates require extra court security here. Several records fall in Posey County News/Brittlebank Invitational. Two former Vikings, Princeton Legion players to go Division 1.

Olney Ill., and Mount Vernon Ind., swimmers line up, preparing for the 12 and under Girls Medley Relay.

Pictured are the four Posey County 4-H Fair pageant winners. :left to right are Duchess Isabel Glaser, Queen Hillary May, Teen Queen Ellen May, and Princess Alison Gansman. Photo by Dave Pearce

Top Stories for 7-15-14

FEMA ‘flood plain’ redesignation latest hurdle for New Harmony. Wilson to replace Sheets on Cynthiana town board. Main Street, USA, is a ‘sticky’ situation here. It is ‘May Day’ at Posey County Fair’s pageant night. New ‘social host’ law puts more bite in underage drinking charge. State Fair Queen to attend Posey County Fair Tuesday.


Expert claims state figures skewed

By Lois Mittino Gray Tom Straw pores over topographic maps and computer printouts doing pencil computations and line drawings to help explain why he believes the two highest recorded floods on the Wabash River are anomalies. He feels neither figure should be used by experts to determine the highest elevation necessary for designating a class […]

Tom Straw pointing to the area of New Harmony flooding on the topographic map.

Carolyn Stone, second from left, was named New Harmony’s Outstanding Community Volunteer at the annual Fourth of July celebration. Presenting the award are left to right: Carol Scarafia, representing Tri Kappa, Paul Allison and Kenyon Bailey. Stone’s name will be displayed on a plaque inside the Ribeyre Gymnasium. She also received dinner for two at the Red Geranium and a $100 gift certificate to the Mews. See page A12 for more photos from this event. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

Top Stories for 7-8-14

Posey Fair to begin this week. Mount Vernon ‘prepared’ for grant. Plans released for Posey road repairs. North Posey Black dominates Babe Ruth League. Owen Dunn falls to Rockport, weather. Look for these great stories in this week’s printed copy of The Posey County News.