Local News: Wednesday May 24th 2023

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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 Tuesday 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 today.


Yesterday was 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 still 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 Tuesday’s highlight was Dr. Matt Gilbert. He is the Medical Director for Posey County EMS. Matt has been involved with EMS for over a decade and has been the Medical Director for Posey since 2021. He is also the Medical Director for over 15 fire departments in the tri-state area, in addition to ALS transport services in six counties in three states. Dr. Gilbert is from Southern Illinois and attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He currently works for Deaconess Health System at both Gateway and Midtown and is soon to start at Henderson. Matt’s wife is from Henderson, Kentucky and together they have two daughters that keep him very busy.


The sixth annual Evansville Food Truck Festival is coming to Bosse Field this Sunday. The festival will take place from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Guests will have access to over 50 food trucks, that include foods such as seafood and barbeque. Event officials say guests can cast their vote for their favorite food truck to help determine who will be crowned the “People’s Choice Champion.” The festival will also feature all-day live music, tailgate games and a kid’s zone. General admission is $8.95, premium admission is $31.95 and VIP admission will be $41.85.



Last night, North Posey Softball (24-0) won their first-round sectional game against Forest Park, 11-0.

Tonight, is when North Posey Baseball gets their postseason underway and 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.


  • Evansville Baseball (33-22, 15-12) earned the #4 seed in this week’s MVC Tournament hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute. They got a first-round bye and play their first game this morning at 8:00 AM against the #3 seed Southern Illinois Salukis. The tournament is a double elimination format.


  • USI Baseball (17-37, 8-15) just snuck into the OVC Tournament at a #8 seed and their first game is this morning at 9:00 AM against the #5 seed Eastern Illinois. The first round is single elimination, and the tournament will be played in Marion, Illinois.   


  • The St. Louis Cardinals (22-28) took care of the Cincinnati Reds (20-28) 8-5 in game 2 of their 4-game series last night in Cincinnati. Cardinals Paul Goldschmidt smacked 2 home runs and Tommy Edman drove in 3.

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