Posey County Radio News and Sports
Posey County Emergency Management posted on Facebook that due to a problem overnight at the Mt. Vernon Water Plant with Turbidity levels in the water, all Mt. Vernon water users are now under a boil order until further notice. Any concerns, contact the Mt. Vernon Water Department.
26-year-old Devin Morrison from Mt. Vernon appeared in Posey County court yesterday after being arrested and charged with neglect resulting in death. Investigators say his 10-month-old daughter died from brain bleeding caused by multiple skull fractures. Morrison entered a plea of not guilty. The affidavit for probable cause says that Morrison claimed he was holding the infant when he slipped and fell, dropping the child on the floor. It also says that the child's head trauma was "inconsistent with a fall as described by Morrison," and was reported by medical staff as suspect for abuse. According to the affidavit, the child was recovering from past rib fractures. According to a doctor, the infant's healing rib fractures occurred "about two weeks or more prior." When confronted with medical evidence that the infant's injuries could not have been caused by the fall he described, Morrison had no other explanation for how the injuries could have happened. In the court room, he appeared distraught, often crying, and struggling to finish his sentences. Morrison's bond was set at $1 million, or $100,000 cash. His next court date is set for October 5th, 2022.
The Mt. Vernon Police Officer under investigation after troopers say he crashed while responding to the scene of a shooting, has been booked in jail and released on bond. Court records show that Michael Collins was charged yesterday with Official Misconduct and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person. Troopers say the crash happened when police responded in August to the shooting of Herbert wade. On the Mt. Vernon Police’s website, it says that Collins was hired in 1998.
New enrollment numbers have been released for Oakland City University and the University of Southern Indiana. Officials with USI say students of color and international students make up a record of 16.9% of the student population. However, the university also says their current enrollment, 7,361 students, is down 7.3% compared to the 2021 fall semester. Officials with OCU in Vanderburgh County say their incoming class of undergraduate students is the largest it’s been in 16 years. Their student population has grown 36% since 2017.
Mt. Vernon Football’s Nicot Burnett has been nominated for the Week 5 News 25 Home Team Friday MVP! The Junior QB had an incredible game last Friday in the Wildcats 42-7 victory at Forest Park. Burnett threw for 5 Touchdowns, ran for a Touchdown, and picked off a pass on defense. Wildcat fans can vote for Nicot Burnett at tristatehomepage.com.
There is a second Mt. Vernon Football player up for a weekly award and that is Junior Wide Receiver, Jackson Clowers. Clowers has been nominated for the Week 5 Evansville Courier and Press Player of the Week. He caught 8 passes for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns. On defense, Clowers also tallied an interception last Friday. Mt. Vernon fans can vote for Jackson Clowers at courierpress.com.
Local Sports Tonight:
- Mt. Vernon Volleyball plays at Bosse. The JV match is at 5:30 PM and the varsity match will follow around 7:00 PM.
- Mt. Vernon Boys Soccer travels to North Posey at 5:00 PM.
- Mt. Vernon Girls Soccer is on the road to play Boonville at 5:30 PM.
- North Posey Volleyball heads to Southridge as the varsity match will start around 6:30 PM.
- North Posey Boys Soccer plays host to Mt. Vernon at 5:00 PM.
- North Posey Girls Soccer welcomes Pike Central at 7:00 PM.
- North Posey Boys Tennis is at Heritage Hills at 4:30 PM.
- Univeristy of Evansville Men's Soccer is home on campus tonight as they take on 24th ranked Xavier at 6:00 PM. The Purple Aces are 3-0-2 on the season.