Local News: Thursday February 22nd 2024

Local News: Thursday February 22nd 2024

State Senator Jim Tomes of Wadesville welcomed Mount Vernon resident and Mount Vernon Junior High School student, Landry Suedmeyer to the Statehouse to serve as a Senate page in January. Pages spend a day at the Statehouse touring the historic building, observing debates from the Senate floor and interacting with their state senator. Students in grades six through twelve participate in the page program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session.

On Sunday the18th, Sergeant Brauser of the Mount Vernon Police Department made a traffic stop at SR62 and the William Keck Bypass on a passenger car for running a red light as well as speeding. Upon stopping, Sgt. Brauser made contact with the driver, identified as Daniel Kelley, who was “unaware of his speed” but admitted his license plate was expired. During the traffic stop, the passenger, later identified as Miranda Hollie Jeanette Planells, was visibly trembling/shaking and refused to maintain eye contact with the officers. Both individuals gave officers consent to search the vehicle and their person for illegal items. Upon searching Planells, Officer Ludwig located a glass pipe that still had a white residue on it in an inner pocket of the jacket that she was wearing. A field test revealed the residue on the pipe was positive for amphetamines. After Planells was placed in handcuffs, officers continued to search and found a black scale in another pocket along with a bag of white crystalline substance. The substance in the baggie also tested positive for amphetamines. After officers found the scale and the methamphetamine, Planells stated, “The jacket is not mine; I do not know anything about that.” After being read her rights, Planells then stated that Kelley, the driver, gave it to her “to hold.” However, when he was asked, Kelley denied any knowledge of the bag of methamphetamine. Daniel Kelley was issued a citation and a warning for the traffic violations. Planells was arrested and lodged in the Posey County Jail.

The Posey County Emergency Management Agency was advised yesterday by the Posey County Solar Project that they will be using a small black drone to do a survey of the vegetation coverage in the proposed solar areas. They stated that the drone will not fly over any personal properties and that if there are any questions, to contact the Posey Solar Project representative Stacy Wagner at telephone number 812-453-2850.

Coming up on Saturday will be the second annual Posey County Community CPR training event. Several agencies and businesses have teamed up to provide the $30 training sessions. They include SABIC, Country Mark, The Posey County Health Department, Posey County EMS and the Mount Vernon, Black Township and Wadesville Fire Departments. This event will be taking place at two locations. One being the Country Mark Pavillion at 6855 Lower New Harmony Road and the other the Wadesville Fire Department at 4200 Princeton Street. If you would like to sign up or have questions, call 812-781-0330.

The Posey County Historical Society is going to be having their first meeting of the year on Saturday as well. It will take place at 10:00 AM at the Alexandrian Public Library and will cover the upcoming solar eclipse. There will be representatives on site from the Poseyville Solarbration as well as the Mount Vernon Eclipse on the Ohio organizations. The public is invited to attend.

One final event coming up on Saturday is the POCO County Music Throwdown being brought to you by the Sweetheart of the Fair. This event will be at the Posey County Community Center at the fairgrounds with the doors opening at 6:00PM and the music starting around 6:30. This event is for adults 21 and old. Musical entertainment will be provided by Tailgate Revival and special guest Sam Hahn. Tickets will be $20 at the door or can be purchased for $15 ahead of time at the Half Moon Saloon in Mount Vernon, Zap's Tavern in St Phillips, KB Auto Works in Mount Vernon, First Bank in Mount Vernon and Poseyville and United Fidelity Bank in Mount Vernon.

Coming up tonight in high school sports, both the Mount Vernon Wildcats and North Posey Vikings will be at home and both having Senior night. The 12-11 Mount Vernon Wildcats will host 5-17 South Spencer Rebels to close out the regular season. Mount Vernon will honor five seniors. Those being Nicot Burnett, Logan Dutkiewicz, Jackson Clowers, Aaron Weis and Jacob Swartz. The North Posey Vikings 16-5 on the season will close our their regular season against the 9-13 Gibson Southern Titans. North Posey will honor seven seniors. They are Liam Stone, Colin Schipp, Jackson Graff, Kaden Gengelbach, Noah Roberts, Kylan Wathen and Carson Woods.  You can hear the Mount Vernon Wildcats tonight on 106.7 WMVI with the pregame starting around 7:15 and the North Posey Vikings tonight on 98.9 WPIW with the pregame starting around 6:45. Both games can also be heard online at PoseyCountyRadio.com.

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