Category Archives : News


Top Stories for 7-29-14

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.

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

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.


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.

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

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

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 […]


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.

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

Dalton Epley, right, and Brandon Tepool start to dig the foundation for the new sidewalk at North Elementary School. The Eagle Scout Project is now completed. Photo submitted

Epley learns ‘giving back’ early

By Valerie Werkmeister Parents often have dreams for their kids. Doctors or lawyers or maybe a successful businessman are a few career paths they may hope to see their son set foot on. But have you ever heard someone say, ‘I want my son to be an Eagle Scout.’? It’s a shame too because so […]


This was the scene of a fatal accident on Tuesday evening at the two mile marker of Interstate 64 just west of Griffin.

Top Stories for 7-1-14

Illinois man dies in Interstate 64 wreck near Griffin. Decision to redo northern Posey roads made by INDOT. Final tolls collected at Wabash. North Posey High School is added to Four Star list.


Students learn nature, first-hand

By Lois Mittino Gray It was a blazing hot summer day, but junior high students attending the ‘Wild About Nature’ wildlife adventure camp thought it was very cool to find a bobcat track in the creek mud in the deep shady ravine near trail two in Harmonie State Park. They watched intently as Park Naturalist […]

At left, Rose Overton discusses the importance of planting milkweed for Monarch butterfly survival. Seen here, Rose is showing a monarch egg in the underside of a leaf to several of the camp participants.

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Top Stories for 6-24-14

Wadesville man faces charges after man, 26, dies in his home. Price of Posey ambulance services to go up. Administrators at NP rewarded for efforts. Mount Vernon textbook prices increase, band honored. Commission: Midwest could break ground in mid-October.