Local News: Friday May 17th 2024

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Last night in local high school sports…Mt. Vernon Baseball earned a 4-3 win over Pike Central. The Wildcats improve to 9-13 overall and 3-9 in the PAC.

North Posey Softball hammered Washington in 5 innings, 15-0. The Vikings run their record to 16-7 on the year and 8-3 in the PAC.


The Posey County Health Department says they happy to announce that they are able to provide vaccines for everyone that may require them. Through a partnership with Vaxcare, the health department is able to provide vaccines for those that have insurance coverage as well as those without insurance coverage. Previously the health department only provided vaccines for those with insurance coverage for vaccines, or those on the VFC program. So, if you need vaccines and are not able to get them through your healthcare provider, pharmacies, or other locations…they say to contact the health department to schedule a time to get your vaccines. This includes vaccines for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. To schedule a time for vaccines and to make sure they have in stock the vaccines that you will be needing…you are to call the health department at 812-838-1328.


Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department posted on Facebook that coming is this Saturday, they are having their first outdoor movie of the season. It’s a chance to see Encanto at the Riverbend Park Amphitheater. It is free admission, and they encourage you to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions and music start at 6:30 PM. The movie will start at dark. Concessions are sold by Posey County Council on Aging.


Lane closures will be coming to the Lloyd Expressway soon as part of the Lloyd4U project. The Indiana Department of Transportation says that beginning on or around May 28th, crews will begin lane closures on eastbound S.R. 62 from the Posey County Line Road to Schutte Road. The lane closures will allow crews to reinforce the outside shoulders of S.R. 62 with fresh pavement to accommodate future Lloyd4U traffic shifts. INDOT says shoulder strengthening will occur in two-mile sections as work progresses eastward to Barker Avenue. This phase of work is expected to take a month to complete, weather permitting. TheLloyd4U includes more than a dozen improvement projects along the Lloyd Expressway, extending from one end of Vanderburgh County to the other, from Posey County Line Road to Cross Pointe Boulevard. You can learn all about the project on thelloyd4u.com.


Mt Vernon Girls' Basketball Summer Youth Camp signups are now open! This camp is open to all future Lady Cats entering 1st through 8th grade. These students will get a chance to compete and work on their skills with instruction from our high school's coaches and players for four days, June 17th-20th. Each camper who signs up prior to May 31st will receive a camp t-shirt and a basketball to practice with at home. He is the link to register https://public.eventlink.com/registrations?o=db8cfd59-f191-4915-b59f-2efff3f57229.


In local college sports from Thursday night…Evansville Baseball lost the series opener at home against UIC, 5-4. The Aces drop to 29-23 overall and 15-10 in the MVC. The Flames and Aces continue their series tonight at 6:00 PM.

USI Baseball took the opening game of their 3-game set at home against Western Illinois, 8-1. The Screaming Eagles improve to 23-30 and 12-13 in the OVC. Last night’s victory clinches a spot in the OVC Tournament for USI. The two teams are scheduled to play again tonight at 6:00 PM, weather permitting.


In Major League Baseball from last night…the St. Louis Cardinals had the evening off. The Redbirds return to action as they start a 9-game homestand against the Boston Red Sox tonight at 7:15 PM. The Cardinals are 18-25 on the year.

The Chicago Cubs fell in the opener of their 4-game series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4. Chicago drops to 25-20 on the season. Their series continues today in Chicago at 1:20 PM.  

The Cincinnati Reds took the opening game in Los Angeles against the Dodgers last night, 7-2. The Reds improve to 19-25. The two teams play again out in LA tonight at 9:10 PM.


From the NBA Playoffs…the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks second round playoff series continues tonight with Game 6 in Indianapolis at 7:30 PM. The Pacers are facing elimination for the first time this postseason. Indiana trails the best-of-seven series, 3-2. The winner of the series will face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.  

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