Local News: Wednesday May 8th 2024

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The Primary Election took place yesterday in Posey County. To follow the races and see when they are final, you can visit poseycountyradio.com and in the news section click on the link provided. Many races are still not finalized yet, but once they do…then we will provide a complete rundown of all the races.

Primary Election Link: https://uselectionslive.com/poseyin/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR0D4yVaBwWqotZXk1GYBUYvvSks1BDfsCRz_Yw4Z1cF395zrePGISn4hYI_aem_ARvAI2SEGUSi6MEzwN9BvBq9fxFAQUVYKgGMZn8wlmV8Ib6R9I2MokOU_qoZMfSd-7PIWjFwJ0v8wUNL11j8HrRX


The University of Evansville has announced they have received a $1 million leadership gift to help establish the Collier Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. The endowed scholarship fund will provide a four-year $10,000 annual scholarship for undergraduate students at UE. According to a release, the gift was provided through Reginald (Reg) B. and Lois M. Collier, founders of the television advertising research company, Research Systems Corporation.


It’s national nurses’ week, which is a time to appreciate all the work they do. At Ascension St. Vincent, a new nurse apprenticeship program has started. It’s in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College. Students in their first semester of nursing school can apply to work as a patient care tech at the hospital during their two years in nursing school. By the end of it, students are spending up to 20 hours a week giving hands-on care, while also getting paid. Organizers say this, in turn, helps build the healthcare pipeline and also keep nurses in the Evansville region.


In local high school sports from last night…rain impacted one game. The North Posey Baseball game at Forest Park was postponed to this coming Friday.

North Posey Softball was able to get their game in at home against Pike Central. The Vikings earned a 7-0 win. Sibyl Renshaw went 3-for-4 with a home run and a pair of RBI. In the circle, Addie Fullop pitched all seven innings. She allowed just three hits and struck out four.

Mt. Vernon Baseball lost a tough game at home last night against Tecumseh in 8 innings, 6-4.

Mt. Vernon Softball hammered Mt. Carmel on the road, 13-1.


Coming up this evening in local high school sports…weather permitting…North Posey Softball is home against Tecumseh at 5:00 PM.

Mt. Vernon Softball plays host to Harrison at 5:00 PM.

The updated high school baseball and softball rankings were released earlier this week. In baseball, North Posey is ranked 2nd in Class 2A…with Forest Park 3rd, and Mater Dei 8th. In Class 4A…North is 8th. Class 3A has Jasper 4th and Princeton 7th. Class 1A features Barr-Reeve 2nd and North Daviess 10th. Teams that received votes include…Memorial, Vincennes, Northeast Dubois, and Evansville Christian.

With the softball rankings…North Posey is 5th in Class 2A. Class 4A has Castle 2nd. In Class 3A…Gibson Southern is 1st and Heritage Hills is 9th. In Class 1A…Tecumseh is 1st.


In local college baseball action from last night…it was the Battle at the Braun between Evansville and USI. The Purple Aces cruised to a 10-0 run-rule win in 7 innings. UE scored 7 first inning runs and hit 4 home runs in the game. Evansville improves to 28-20 and USI drops to 22-27.


From Major League Baseball on Tuesday…the struggles continue for the St. Louis Cardinals as they dropped their 4th-straight game as the fell at home against the New York Mets, 7-5. Cards Catcher, Wilson Contreras left the game with a fractured forearm and is likely out 6-8 weeks. St. Louis is now a season-low six games under .500 at 15-21. They will try to avoid the sweep this afternoon at 12:15 PM.

The Chicago Cubs rallied late and edged the San Diego Padres at home, 3-2. Chicago scored a run in the 8th and 9th inning to win. The Cubs improve to 22-15 and finish up their series at home with the Padres today at 1:20 PM.

The Cincinnati Reds slide continues as they lost the opening game of their series at home against the Arizona D-Backs, 6-2. The Reds are now 16-19 on the year. The two teams continue their series tonight in Cincy at 5:40 PM.


From the NBA Playoffs…tonight the Indiana Pacers play game two of their second-round series in New York against the Knicks at 7:00 PM. The Pacers trailed the best-of-seven series, 1-0 after losing in game one on Monday, 121-117.

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