Afternoon News: Thursday September 22nd 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 3:42 PM

Posey County Radio News and Sports


The boil advisory for Mt. Vernon water users has been lifted. The boil order started on Tuesday when Posey County Emergency Management posted on Facebook that there was a problem at the Mt. Vernon Water Plant with Turbidity levels in the water. If you have any questions, contact the Mt. Vernon Water Department.


An Indiana judge today blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution. Owen County Judge, Kelsey Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction against the ban that took effect one week ago. The injunction was sought by abortion clinic operators who argued in a lawsuit that the state constitution protects access to the medical procedure. The ban was approved by the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature on August 5th and signed by GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb. That made Indiana the first state to enact tighter abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated federal abortion protections by overturning Roe v. Wade in June. The judge wrote, “there is reasonable likelihood that this significant restriction of personal autonomy offends the liberty guarantees of the Indiana Constitution” and that the clinics will prevail in the lawsuit.


Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana has announced it has received a $10,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, which will support Junior Achievement programs in Dubois, Gibson, Pike, Posey, and Warrick counties, among others. The Duke Energy Foundation’s investment supports Junior Achievement Pathways programs for more than 7,500 students in the area that Duke serves. Junior Achievement Pathways consists of learning experiences from kindergarten through 12th grade, each inspiring, preparing, and enabling students to acquire and demonstrate the skills needed to be financially capable, work and career ready, and entrepreneurially minded.


Tomorrow night is Week 6 of the High School Football season and Homecoming for both the Mt. Vernon and North Posey Football teams. Mt. Vernon who is 4-1 on the year welcomes Boonville to town at 7:00 PM. The Pioneers are 3-2 on the season. You can hear the game on the radio on 106.7 WMVI and online at Mt. Vernon will have their Homecoming Dance for students Saturday evening from 8:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

North Posey Football who is 4-1 on the season will play host to the 5-0 Tecumseh Braves tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM for their Homecoming game. Jordan Fisher will have the radio call on 98.9 WPIW and online at The Homecoming Parade will start at 6:15 PM, Homecoming Ceremony at 6:40 PM. The Homecoming floats will also be in the Autumnfest Parade this weekend.

I will have a preview of the rest of the Week 6 High School Football games across the Tri-State tomorrow night during the Friday sportscast.


Local Sports Tonight: 

- Mt. Vernon Boys Tennis is home against Tecumseh at 5:00 PM. 

- Mt. Vernon Boys Soccer plays host to Boonville at 5:30 PM.

- North Posey Volleyball is on the road to play Tecumseh. The JV match starts at 5:30 PM and the Varsity match will follow around 7:00 PM. 

- North Posey Girls Soccer welcomes Heritage Hills at 5:30 PM.

- North Posey Boys Soccer is also home against Heritage Hills at 7:30 PM. 

- UE Women's Soccer travels to Indiana State at 6:00 PM.

- USI Women's Soccer is in action at home against Tennessee Tech at 5:30 PM. 

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