Local News: Monday September 11th 2023

Posey County Radio News and Sports


MSD of North Posey says they are proud to announce that one of their very own, Mrs. Amy Hallam, has been awarded the Exceptional Learner Educator Excellence Award from the Indiana Department of Education. Mrs. Hallam was one of two recipients highlighted at the 2023 @EducateIN Educational Excellence Awards Gala for Exceptional Learners in Indianapolis last night. Amy was nominated by district leadership for this award.


Week 4 of the High School Football season was this past Friday and both Posey County teams were victorious in their respective games. Mt. Vernon went to Washington and thumped the Hatchets, 38-0. The Wildcats have now won 3-straight games and are 3-1 on the year. They will be home against Forest Park this Friday night.

The 7th ranked North Posey Vikings moved to 4-0 on the year as they cruised past Tell City at home this past Friday, 35-0. They will be on the road to battle Heritage Hills this Friday evening.

You can hear both the Mt. Vernon and North Posey Football Coaches Shows this evening here on Posey County Radio at 5:30 PM. The Mt. Vernon show will be on 106.7 FM WMVI and the North Posey show can be heard on 98.9 FM WPIW. Both can be found online as well at poseycountyradio.com.


Heads up for tri-state drivers as traffic detours will take place at the intersection of the Lloyd Expressway and Interstate 69 starting today. Indiana Department of Transportation announced back in August that crews would close the northbound ramp from the Expressway to I-69 for pavement reconstruction to the ramp.  The work is related to the ongoing work of Epworth Road and SR 66. The project is expected to last a month.  The detour for traffic working to get northbound will include taking the southbound I-69 ramp off westbound SR 66 and "working the cloverleaf" by using the other three ramps in the intersection to get onto northbound I-69.


American Red Cross reports they are facing a national blood shortage. Red Cross said that due to fewer donors throughout the summer, plus reduced distribution of needed blood types to hospitals, there is lower than average blood supply available.  The organization reports close to 30,000 donations less in August than expected. Hurricane Idalia, which went through Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, led to cancellations of blood drives and scheduled donations. Red Cross has emergency need for platelet donors and type O blood donors from the area. If you are wanting to make a donation, you can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has once again received some recognition. President & CEO Matt Eckert announced on Facebook the park won another Golden Ticket for Best Water Park Ride at the Golden Ticket Awards at Dollywood. Eckert said all three of the park’s water coasters finished in the top five in the world. The Mammoth took home first place while Wildebeest finished second and Cheetah Chase was fifth. This is Mammoth’s first top prize after Wildebeest dominated the category for more than a decade.


WWE returns to the Ford Center November 17th with Friday Night Smackdown. According to a press release, tickets go on sale starting this Friday, September 15th at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Ford Center ticket office and Ticketmaster.com.


Sports Tonight:

  • Mt. Vernon JV Football is home against Washington at 5:30 PM.
  • North Posey JV Football travels to Tell City at 6:00 PM.
  • Mt. Vernon Girls Golf takes on North Posey at 4:15 PM at Cambridge Golf Course.
  • Mt. Vernon Boys Soccer welcomes Princeton at 5:30 PM.
  • Mt. Vernon Girls Soccer heads to Gibson Southern at 6:00 PM.
  • North Posey Boys Soccer plays host to Southridge at 5:00 PM.
  • North Posey Volleyball is on the road to battle Pike Central. The JV match is at 5:30 pm and the Varsity match will follow around 7:00 PM.


  • The St. Louis Cardinals (63-80) continue their long road-trip and start a 3-game series in Baltimore against the Orioles at 5:35 PM.
  • The Chicago Cubs (77-67) head to Colorado at 7:40 PM to take on the Rockies.
  • The Cincinnati Reds (71-68) have tonight off.


Sports From Sunday:

  • Week 1 of the NFL season was yesterday, and the Indianapolis Colts got tripped up at home by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-21. The Colts were outscored 14-0 in the 4th quarter. In his NFL debut…Colts Rookie Quarterback Anthony Richardson was 24-37 for 223 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, and had a rushing touchdown.


  • The Chicago Bears got cracked by the Green Bay Packers at home 38-20.


  • The Tennessee Titans lost a heart breaker in New Orleans to the Saints, 16-15


  • The Cincinnati Bengals got stomped in Cleveland by the Browns, 24-3.


  • The St. Louis Cardinals (63-80) were unable to complete a 3-game sweep in Cincinnati on Sunday, as the Reds (74-71) salvaged a game in the series, 7-1.


  • The Chicago Cubs (77-67) avoided a 4-game sweep as they defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks at home, 5-2.

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