Local News: Friday May 19th 2023

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On Wednesday, the Mount Vernon Police Department was awarded with a grant in the amount of $3,492.24 from the Marathon Petroleum Corporation. This grant was the result of the First Responder Grant program. The Marathon Petroleum Corporation provides funding, equipment and support to first responders, government agencies and community-based organizations to increase the overall safety of the communities where they operate. Grants are typically given to projects and organizations that help communities better prepare for, mitigate the risks of and respond to disasters, hazards, and emergencies. The Mount Vernon Police Department will be utilizing this award money to purchase two rugged laptop computers for its patrol cars.


The Mt. Vernon Eagles Carnival continues tonight along the Mt. Vernon Riverfront. The Carnival will be open from 5:00-10:00 PM. It will also run from 3:00-10:00 PM tomorrow. You can visit the riverfront to enjoy rides, both kids sized and full sized, games, food booths, and more. The Mt. Vernon Eagles Carnival is celebrating the end of another school year.



Tomorrow, North Posey High School is having their Athletic Physicals Day. It will start at 8:00 AM and end at 11:00 AM in the North Posey High School gym. The cost is 10 dollars.


The Wadesville Fire Department is hosting a training event and they are looking for some volunteers from the community to help with it. It starts at 2:00 PM on Saturday. If you are good at acting, interested in how they would respond to a multiple patient situation, or just want to come have fun while helping area departments, then stop on by. The training will help local departmetns sharpen their skills in caring for multiple people at one time. If available to help, please call 812-204-2408. 


A man was arrested on Thursday in connection with a fire that broke out at the old Pearl Cleaners building. The Evansville Fire Department confirmed a person of interest had been detained. After interviewing the man identified as Charles Perrin, Evansville police say he knowingly and intentionally set a fire in the building. According to an affidavit, Perrin told investigators he set the fire for self-gratification, as he got an adrenaline rush. EPD officials say Perrin also told investigators that he left and soon came back to admire his work. Investigators brought Perrin back to the scene of the crime after interrogating him. Police say Perrin agreed to walk through the timeline and location of where everything happened. Perrin now faces charges of arson and criminal mischief. That Pearl Dry Cleaners location had been in business for more than 100 years when it closed in 2017. Police say the estimated value of the property is nearly $445,000. Officials say this investigation is ongoing.


Sports Tonight: 

  • Evansville Baseball (32-21, 14-11) plays game 2 of their 3-game series at the University of Illinois-Chicago tonight at 6:00 PM. If the Aces win, they lock up a top 4 spot in the MVC standings and will earn a first-round bye in next week’s MVC Tournament in Terre Haute.


  • USI Baseball (15-36, 6-14) after having their series opener at Tennessee Tech postponed last night due to rain, will play a doubleheader today at 1:00 PM.  


  • The St. Louis Cardinals (19-26) continue their 4-game series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:15 PM.


  • The Chicago Cubs (19-24) start a 3-game set in Philadelphia against the Phillies at 6:05 PM.


  • The Cincinnati Reds (19-24) welcome the New York Yankees to town for a 3-game weekend series at 5:40 PM.


  • The Chicago White Sox (16-29) play host to the Kansas City Royals at 7:10 PM.


Sports From Thursday:

  • North Posey Baseball (16-11) beat Mt. Vernon (3-18) last night at home, 4-0.


  • North Posey Softball (23-0) capped off their perfect regular season with a 16-1 win over Washington.


  • Mt. Vernon Softball (16-9) blanked Reitz at home, 3-0.


  • Evansville Baseball (32-21, 14-11) hung on for a 9-8 win at Illinois Chicago last night. Purple Aces Senior Right Fielder, Eric Roberts hit for the Cycle and tied the school record for most home runs in a single season with 20. His home run last night was a grand slam. The Aces play game 2 of their series in Chicago tonight at 6:00 PM.


  • USI Baseball (15-36, 6-14) had their series opener at Tennessee Tech postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader today at 1:00 PM.  


  • The St. Louis Cardinals (19-26) hammered the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of a 4-game set in St. Louis, 16-8. The Redbirds launched 7 home runs in the game. Game 2 of that series is tonight at 7:15 PM.    

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