Local News: Thursday May 16th 2024

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Last night in local high school sports…North Posey Baseball lost at Jasper, 6-1. The loss drops the Vikings to 20-4 on the season.

North Posey Softball blanked Harrison at home, 6-0. The Vikings improve to 15-7 on the year.


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. Here is the link to register https://public.eventlink.com/registrations?o=db8cfd59-f191-4915-b59f-2efff3f57229


Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department posted on Facebook that coming up 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.


Mt. Vernon Junior High School is having their parent orientation for future 6th graders tonight from 6:00-6:45 PM. The evening will start at 6:00 PM in the MVJS Main Gym with a welcome and presentation. You will enter through door 21 on the north side of the building. The night is reserved just for parents. If you are unable to attend, an information packet can be picked up from the Junior High School. If you have any questions, they say to call the Junior High office at 812-833-2077.


Coming up this evening in local college sports…Evansville Baseball starts a 3-game MVC series at home against UIC at 6:00 PM. It’s the final 3-game series of the regular season. Evansville and UIC are both 15-9 in the conference and tied for second place.

USI Baseball also starts their final 3-game OVC series of the regular season at home tonight with Western Illinois at 6:00 PM. The Screaming Eagles are 11-13 in the OVC and need to win just one of the remaining three games to clinch a spot in the OVC Tournament.


In Major League Baseball tonight…the St. Louis Cardinals will enjoy the evening off. The Redbirds return home tomorrow night to start a 3-game weekend series with the Boston Red Sox.

The Chicago Cubs are back at home tonight as they start a 4-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:40 PM.

The Cincinnati Reds continue their long west coast swing as they begin a 4-game set in Los Angeles against the Dodgers at 9:10 PM.


From the NBA Playoffs…the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks second round playoff series will get another night off before they play Game 6 in Indianapolis tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM. The Pacers have their backs up against the wall 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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