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School board honors Greathouse, names replacements 1

By Lois Mittino Gray It’s summer vacation for schools and that means the race is on to complete capital improvement projects before they reopen for business. Members of the Mount Vernon School Board learned that work started on two major projects right on their June 2 meeting day. School Superintendent Dr. Tom Kopatich told members […]

Mount Vernon School Board president Beth Higgins presents a plaque to Horace ‘Buddy’ Greathouse for his many years of service to the school corporation as a bus driver. Greathouse is 89.

Mount Vernon freshman Tanner Curtis scores a first inning run for Mount Vernon in Saturday’s Mount Vernon invitational opener against Mater Dei. Mount Vernon went on to claim the title. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Top Sports Stories for 5-27-14

Wildcats win Invitational title, look to take sectional. Vikings defeat Pike, Washington, head into tourney. North Posey tennis can handle only one of two Wildcats. Mount Vernon to wrestle for state title.


Vikings continue torrid streak heading into tourney

By Dave Pearce The North Posey Vikings still have a lot to prove. Even though the team won all three games played this week, the ‘second-season’ is just beginning. The Vikings, who finished 16-9 after spending most of the early part of the season under .500, appear to have turned it around just in time […]

North Posey High School senior graduate Dylan Wright was one of several pitchers who helped the Vikings defeat Evansville Memorial this week to gain wins in all three of their games and prepare for sectional play. Photo by Dave Pearce

Posey’s Robb wears many hats

By Cathy Powers When Posey County residents answer their phones and there is a recorded message informing them of a water boil order, or perhaps a flash flood warning, it is Larry Robb’s voice they hear. As director of the Posey County Emergency Management Agency, he is one of the main reasons we can all […]

New Harmony native Larry Robb has been in public service nearly all his life. He has held several positions in Posey County for many years. Robb finds pleasure in being there for others. Photo by Cathy Powers

Hayley Salaman comes up with a big serve in a recent match. Salaman is now the third player used in the number one slot for Mount Vernon. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Wildcat tennis stems the tide, enjoys great week

By Steven Kochersperger With just a week left in the regular season portion of the High School tennis year the Mount Vernon Wildcat tennis team looks to be peaking at the right time. The Lady Cats are on a roll and have had a dramatic turn in their season. Mount Vernon won both match-ups this […]


HNH employees Rachael Peyton, left, and Amanda Bryden, right, peek in the door of the Fauntleroy home that was left ajar. Photo by Lois Mittino Gray

Tour guides feel Mary Emily’s presence

By Lois Mittino Gray Mary Emily Fauntleroy’s spirit seems to be stirring these days just in time for the Bicentennial Celebration. In anticipation of the town’s celebration, the Fauntleroy Home was refurbished and reopened for tours last fall after a six year hiatus. Historic New Harmony Interpreters wonder if she is making her presence felt […]