Local News: Wednesday July 10th 2024

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Widespread damages have been reported throughout many parts of Posey County as a tornado worked its way through the area yesterday afternoon. The tornado that started on the Kentucky side of the Ohio river worked its way across before strengthening on the east side of Mount Vernon. The area near the river port and Southwind Plaza suffered the most damage with multiple buildings having structural and roof damage. Reports of a derailed train were also recorded. The tornado held together all the way northbound through Posey County and into Gibson County where damage to trees and power lines were also reported. Local law enforcement has asked that the public stay away from the affected areas for the time being while crews work to clean up the damage. Also, for those who were directly affected by the tornado, a shelter has been put in place by the Red Cross at the Mount Vernon Junior High School where shower facilities and food are available for those in need.


A public meeting is coming up on Thursday at the Hovey House in Mount Vernon regarding a proposed rezoning requested by Marshall Disposal. Marshall has requested that the old “bone yard” previously owned by D.K. Parker Construction be rezoned to allow them to use the property for a waste transfer station. This would be a storage site where waste would be temporarily stored before heading to the landfill. This meeting will take place at 5PM on Thursday at the Hovey House.


United Way of Posey County has announced the date for their Day of Caring. It will take place on September 27th. This is the largest, coordinated volunteer service event in the county providing non-profit organizations and the community within Posey County the hands-on help and resources needed to further their missions. About 350 volunteers are expected to fan out across the community to complete 50+ projects and to make a positive difference in Posey County. Various volunteer projects will be completed, including landscaping, painting, restoration projects, and more. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels can participate. Register a team or submit a project by August 6th by contacting the United Way of Posey County Office at 812-838-3637 or by sending an email to keely.unitedwayposey@gmail.com.


United Way of Southwestern Indiana (UWSWI) announced distribution of $568,995 in grant funds as part of their Mental Health Pathways to Potential initiative. This is the second round of funding for the Mental Health Pathway and included two funding tracks, direct services from a licensed mental health provider and prevention services. Grant recipients demonstrated the ability to improve access to behavioral health supportive services or behavioral health awareness and skill-building opportunities for low-income people in Spencer, Vanderburgh, and/or Warrick Counties. Youth First was awarded $150,000 to support evidence-based youth mental health prevention programs in five EVSC schools with larger low-income populations. This work addresses critical, underlying challenges that improve mental health and break cycles of poverty.


The St. Louis Cardinals had game one of their brief two-game set at home against the Kansas City Royals postponed last night due to rain. The two teams will play a day/night doubleheader today at 12:45 PM and 6:45 PM. The Redbirds are coming off a 5-2 road trip and sit at 48-42 on the season.

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