Local News: Tuesday April 2nd, 2024

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Mt. Vernon Police say they were led on a chase early Monday morning. They say around 1:45 AM, an officer spotted a motorcycle with no license plate heading west on State Road 62. Police say the driver, 40-year-old Amplis Southard, wouldn’t pull over, and would slam on his brakes then speed off again. They say he eventually turned onto Owen Street and ran a stop sign. Police say Southard ended up back on State Road 62 and reached speeds of 100 mph. They say around Leonard Road, Southard suddenly locked his brakes. The officer behind him then also had to slam his breaks and swerve to avoid hitting the motorcycle. They say Southard went into the grass trying to turn around, but lost control and fell. Police say there turned out to be a plate on the bike, but it was bent so you couldn’t see it. They say it came back as stolen out of Warrick County and belonged to a different motorcycle. Police then learned the motorcycle Southard was driving was stolen out of Vanderburgh County. He was taken to the hospital and then to jail on several charges.


Posey County 911 Regional Dispatch is now accepting applications and resumes for two Part Time Dispatchers. Applicants need to have flexible availability for weekends and swing shifts, as well as be able to dedicate at least 32 hours a week during 12 weeks of training followed by a minimum of 12 hours a month once training is complete. This part-time position could lead to a full-time position if one were to become available. Applicants must have a High School Diploma/GED. Candidates must be able to type 40 WPM, handle many tasks, and have excellent communication skills. Experience in public safety is preferred but not required. Applicants must be able to pass a background check. An application can be obtained at the Dispatch Office which is located at 305 Mill Street in Mt. Vernon…Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Applications and resumes will be accepted until 8:00 AM on Monday, April 15th.


Posey County Council on Aging, 611 West 8th Street., Mt. Vernon is still offering free tax filing services this Tuesday and next Tuesday starting at 10:00 AM. The volunteers preparing the returns are trained and certified by the IRS. Businesses and farms are not eligible for this service. Appointments are required. Call the office 812-838-4656.


Last night before North Posey Softball played Forest Park, the Vikings were honored by State Representative Wendy McNamara. Her presentation was a State Proclamation to honor last year's 2A State Championship team that went 29-0. The 2024 Seniors accepted the documents on behalf of the team. North Posey Softball beat Forest Park, 7-0. Addie Fullop pitched a 2 hitter with 8 strike outs. Alyssa Heath went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI's and Ava Lowe had 1 hit with 2 RBI's. The Vikings are now 2-1 on the young season.



In Major League Baseball from last night, the St. Louis Cardinals started their 3-game series in San Diego with a 6-2 win over the Padres. Willson Contreras and Brendan Donovan each launched 2-run homers. Cards starter Kyle Gibson pitched 7 strong innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits. The Redbirds are now 2-3 on the year and continue their series in San Diego tonight at 8:40 PM.


The Chicago Cubs blanked the Colorado Rockies 5-0 in Chicago. Yesterday was the Cubs home opener. They improve to 2-2 and go for a third-straight win tonight at 6:40 PM against the Rockies.


The Cincinnati Reds beat the Phillies in Philadelphia, 6-3 in 10 innings. The Redlegs run their record to 3-1 and continue their series in Philly tonight at 5:40 PM.



From the NBA last night…the Indiana Pacers walloped the Brooklyn Nets at home, 133-111. Tyrese Haliburton had 27 points and 13 assists as the Pacers improve to 43-33. The two teams play again tomorrow night in Brooklyn.



Coming up tonight in local high school sports…Mt. Vernon Baseball travels to South Spencer at 5:30 PM. Mt. Vernon Softball is at North at 5:00 PM.

North Posey Baseball journeys to Princeton at 5:00 PM.

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