Posey County, IN

Mt. Vernon under a boil water advisory

MT. VERNON, Ind. (WEHT) – A boil advisory has been issued in Posey County. On May 24 a boil order advisory was issued for Mount Vernon. Chuck Gray, the water superintendent, says there was a problem with the chlorine injection system and as a result the water utility office couldn’t add adequate chlorine to the […]
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Cross-county police chase ends with crash in Evansville

POSEY COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Police say a cross-county pursuit that started in Posey County ended in Evansville with a crash between a deputy and the suspect. Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle says state police started a pursuit in Posey County for a wanted man Wednesday evening. Deputies say they pursued a black 2004 […]
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Suspect Crashes Into Patrol Car During Chase

A police chase ended with a suspect and deputy going to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. The pursuit started in Posey County and ended on Evansville’s north side near Stanley and Sherman Avenues. Stop sticks were used once the chase entered Evansville. This didn’t stop Kameron Smith, but hitting...
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Dispatch: Pursuit from Posey County ends in Evansville, suspect in custody

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Dispatch confirms a suspect is now in custody following a pursuit that started in Posey County on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit ended near Stanley and Sherman Avenues in Evansville. Deputies say Kameron Smith had an active felony warrant...

Southern Indiana oil refinery had carcinogenic gas escape

POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A Posey County oil refinery is still above “federal action levels” after its annual rate spiked following a Benzene leak last summer. Fuel at the CountryMark Refinery goes all over the state of Indiana, according to officials, and it’s the only one of its kind.

Puppies subject to drug testing in Posey County Laboratory

On April 21, the Humane Society of the United States showed the results they found of the ongoing seven-month undercover investigation at Inotiv, an animal testing laboratory, where thousands of animals are subject to daily toxicity testing of drugs. The report claims that over 80 Beagle puppies were rescued from...

Giant hail prompts storm warnings in multiple counties

(WISH) — A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect until 8:30 p.m. Thursday for southeastern Jackson County in south central Indiana, and Jennings County in southwestern Indiana. Primary hazards were quarter-sized hail and 60 mph gusts. This storm was producing hail up to golf-ball size. A report of golf-ball size hail came in from Mitchell. Folks in Brimestone Corners, Indiana, also saw the same size of hail about 7:43 p.m.

Farmer considering replanting some soybeans

Southwest Indiana farmer Mark Seib says he may have to replant some soybeans because of emergence issues. “We may replant a couple of soybean fields that have not come up very well,” he says. He tells Brownfield recent timely rains helped the crop, but “we’re going to go out...

Jasper, Posey Co. receives funds from IDEM

TRI-STATE (WFIE) - The Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM) announced over $465,000 in grant money to 18 applicants. That’s a part of the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program. Two of those recipients are from our counties in Southwest Indiana. The city of Jasper was awarded $100,000 and...

Posey County Students Receive Educator Scholarship

STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2022) – Four Mount Vernon High School students preparing to become teachers are among this year’s recipients of the state’s Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) and Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville). The scholarship program, established in 2016 through legislation...

Animal activists rally to free dogs from Posey County animal testing lab

Animal activists are still demanding answers after they said an Indiana-based animal testing company ignored their cry for justice. In a collective call for action, the Humane Society of the United States, Tri-State rescues and supporters wore "Blue for Beagles" in Mount Vernon Friday. "Really, this is an urgent plea,"...

Activists fighting for 80 dogs set to be killed

POSEY COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Protesters along with the Humane Society of the United States are calling for the release of 80 beagle dogs at Inotiv’s research facility in Posey County. Before Memorial Day, 32 of those dogs are set to be euthanized following their round of testing. Demonstrators planned to take 80 dog collars, […]

Animal Rescuers Call for Release of Puppies Used for Testing at Southern Indiana Laboratory

A number of animal rescue organizations, both locally and nationally, are calling on a Southern Indiana laboratory to halt the practice of testing on puppies, and have requested that the 32 puppies scheduled to be put to death next week instead be released to the care of the rescues. The rescues are also asking for other animal advocates and members of the community to join them for a peaceful and public walk in protest of the laboratory's practices. Keep reading to find out how you can help.