Local News: Monday September 18th 2023

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A juvenile in Mt. Vernon was taken back to one of his parents after the passenger inside the car was arrested on multiple drug charges. Friday, Mt. Vernon Police say an officer pulled over a vehicle that drove through a stop sign at 3rd and Locust Street. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the police department. Police had both people inside the car get out so they could search it. Officers say they placed the passenger, Nicholas Forsee, in handcuffs after he forcefully pulled away from officers. A police report states officers found suspected marijuana and multiple corner cut baggies containing a white crystalline (chris-stuh-lin) substance inside Foresee’s clothes. Responding officers say another bag of suspected marijuana fell from his pants while resisting law enforcement. Further search of the vehicle revealed multiple used drug syringes, more suspected marijuana, a used drug pipe, more corner cut baggies, a scale and aluminum foil with more suspected methamphetamine, police say. The juvenile driver was released into the custody of one of his parents and was cited for Possession of Marijuana. Forsee was arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail on several charges.


Crews broke ground on the first of two new playgrounds at Burdette Park this morning. The project comes from American Rescue Plan Act money, and will feature state of the art equipment, according to county commissioners. That groundbreaking took place this morning at 9:15 AM. It will feature a Quaker Mill play system, a fully ADA accessible structure offering wheelchair accessibility. Specifically tailored for children aged 5 through 12, it will even include an ADA compliant swing.


In a press release from the MSD of North Posey, they say that Superintendent of The Metropolitan School District of North Posey County, Dr. Michael Galvin, has announced his retirement effective Friday, September 29th 2023. The release also states that Dr. Galvin is saddened and excited to announce that after thirty years of service to children, he will be retiring and accepting a new position as the Senior Director of Operations with Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana. The School Board will select an interim Superintendent and begin the process to find the next Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of North Posey.


North Posey Athletics posted on Facebook that their new “Protect The Brand” pump is up and running at the Posey County Co-Op. This is a way for the community to show their support for North Posey High School. For every gallon of gas purchased through the “Protect The Brand” pump, Country Mark will donate 5 cents per gallon back to the high school.


Sports Tonight:

  • Mt. Vernon JV Football travels to Forest Park at 6:00 PM
  • Mt. Vernon Girls Soccer is on the road at Central at 5:00 PM
  • Mt. Vernon Boys Tennis pays a visit to Boonville at 5:00 PM
  • North Posey JV Football is home against Heritage Hills at 6:00 PM
  • North Posey Boys Tennis plays at Reitz at 4:00 PM
  • North Posey Boys Soccer welcomes Mt. Carmel at 5:30 PM


  • USI Volleyball (4-7) is on the road to play Eastern Illinois at 6:00 PM


  • The St. Louis Cardinals (66-83) start a 4-game series at home with the Milwaukee Brewers at 6:45 PM. Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright goes for career win number 200 this evening. Catch the game on 106.7 FM WMVI.


  • The Cincinnati Reds (78-73) are home against the Minnesota Twins at 5:40 PM.


  • The Chicago Cubs (78-72) have tonight off.


Sports From Sunday:

  • Week 2 of the NFL season was yesterday, and the Indianapolis Colts picked up their first win at the Houston Texans, 31-20. Colts Rookie Quarterback Anthony Richardson left the game in the first half due to being placed in concussion protocol. Richardson did have two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. Gardner Minshew played the rest of the game and went 19-for-23 for 171 yards and 1 touchdown. The Colts are 1-1 and they travel to Baltimore next Sunday to battle the Ravens.


  • The Tennessee Titans moved to 1-1 with a thrilling 27-24 win at home over the Los Angeles Chargers. Nick Folk made the game-winning 41-yard field goal in overtime. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill was 20-for-24 for 246 yards and 1 touchdown. The Titans travel to Cleveland to face the Browns next Sunday.


  • The Chicago Bears fell to 0-2 as they lost at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-17. Bears quarterback Justin Fields struggled, going 16-for-29 for 211 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. Chicago is at the Kansas City Chiefs for week 3 next Sunday.


  • The Green Bay Packers are now 1-1 on the year as they suffered a tough 25-24 loss in Atlanta to the Falcons. Packers will play their home opener next week against the New Orleans Saints.


  • It’s a surprising 0-2 start for the Cincinnati Bengals and they stubbed their toe at home against the Baltimore Ravens, 27-24. Cincinnati will look to get their first win next week on Monday Night Football at home against the Los Angeles Rams.



  • The St. Louis Cardinals (66-83) were able to avoid a 3-game sweep at home against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday with a 6-5 win. Jordan Walker cranked a solo home run in the 8th inning to break the tie. The Redbirds start a 4-game series at home tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers at 6:45 PM. Adam Wainwright goes for career win number 200.  


  • The Chicago Cubs (78-72) got swept in Arizona by the Diamondbacks, 6-2. The Cubs have lost 5-straight games and their lead for a playoff spot has decreased to a half game.  


  • The Cincinnati Reds (78-73) lost the finale in New York to the Mets, 8-4. Cincinnati is a half game back of the final wild card spot in the National League.

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