Local News: Tuesday May 23rd 2023

Posey County Radio News and Sports


The Posey County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested a man after stopping him for speeding. Deputies say they saw a speeding motorcycle on West Franklin Road at approximately 12:12 AM this morning. According to a release, the driver, later identified as 52-year-old Roger Greathouse Jr., did not pull over, and continued driving about a mile and a half before stopping. During the stop, deputies found a small baggie of meth. Officials say Greathouse was arrested and booked into the Posey County Jail where he is facing a resisting law enforcement and possession of meth charge. They say Greathouse was just released from Vanderburgh County Jail earlier this month on a $10,000 bond. He is now booked into the Posey County Jail with no bond, due to the resisting arrest charge. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow.


Today is the last day of school for the MSD of Mt. Vernon students. The High School graduation ceremony will be Friday night in the High School Main Gym. For families of seniors, if you have members that need handicap seating for the graduation ceremony…you are to call the main office at 812-838-4356 option #7 and make a reservation.


Authorities are looking for a driver after a crash that happened on the Lloyd Expressway. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office said it happened on the westbound Lloyd near USI around 5:30 PM Monday. The sheriff's office said that one person was injured in the incident, but that their injuries weren't life threatening. Officials say a motorcyclist traveling westbound ran into the back of a white Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep continued traveling towards Posey County. Officials in Posey County have been notified. Anyone who might have information on the crash should contact authorities.


This week is the 49th annual EMS Week. Posey County EMS is highlighting members of their staff and Monday’s highlight was the Director of the Posey County EMS Paul Micheletti. Paul has been Director since May of 2022 and has been a Paramedic for 35 years. He is looking forward to the Community Paramedic Program that will enhance the care provided to the community from Posey EMS and will give us another ALS (advanced life support) resource in the county. Paul is proud that he has created an environment where people can thrive within Posey EMS and returned to the service a sense of pride and excellence that continues to be championed by the great team that works here.



Postseason got underway for High School Softball last night and will continue throughout the week for Softball and Baseball. Mt. Vernon Softball saw their season come to an end last night with an 8-5 loss against Boonville in the first round of Sectionals. The Wildcats finished with a record of 16-10.

Tonight, North Posey Softball (23-0) will take on Forest Park at 5:30 PM. Their Sectional is played at Forest Park High School. Chris Morlan will have that game on the radio on 98.9 FM WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com.

Tomorrow night is when North Posey Baseball will battle Mater Dei at 7:00 PM. That is played at Forest Park High School as well.

Mt. Vernon Baseball doesn’t play until a week from today at 12:00 PM against Princeton. Their Sectional is played at Charles H Braun Stadium on the University of Evansville’s campus.


The University of Evansville baseball team had six different players earn all-Missouri Valley Conference accolades on Monday night, as the league announced its annual post-season awards at the MVC Tournament banquet in Terre Haute. Fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug, junior second baseman Kip Fougerousse, and graduate outfielder Eric Roberts earned first team all-MVC honors, with redshirt junior closer Nate Hardman capturing second team all-Valley plaudits.  Junior shortstop Simon Scherry and junior starting pitcher Nick Smith both earned honorable mention all-MVC honors, with Scherry and Hug also being named to the MVC’s All-Defensive Team. The Purple Aces will open MVC Tournament play tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central Time against No. 3 seed Southern Illinois at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute.


Sports Tonight: 

  • The St. Louis Cardinals (21-28) and Cincinnati Reds (20-27) play game 2 of their 4-game series in Cincinnati tonight at 5:40 PM.


  • The Chicago Cubs (20-26) being a 3-game series at home with the New York Mets at 6:40 PM.  


  • The Chicago White Sox (19-30) continue their series in Cleveland against the Guardians at 5:10 PM.   


Sports From Monday:

  • The St. Louis Cardinals (21-28) could not win a 3rd-straight game as they dropped the opener of a 4-game series in Cincinnati to the Reds (20-27) by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings.  


  • The Chicago Cubs (20-26) had last night off and will begin a 3-game series at home against the New York Mets this evening.


  • The Chicago White Sox (19-30) failed to win a 4th-straight games as they got blanked in Cleveland by the Guardians, 3-0.  

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