Posey County Radio News and Sports
A driver was killed in a crash Monday morning in Posey County. It happened around 8:15 AM on State Road 69 near Smith School Road, north of Mt. Vernon. The road was closed for nearly two hours before it reopened. The crash involved two vehicles. Authorities say it appears one vehicle drove into the path of another. The driver who was hit was Louis Riecken and he has non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say the other driver was pulled from his vehicle. Emergency crews tried life saving measures, but the driver died at the scene.
Red Cross is partnering with students at University of Southern Indiana to provide a class that might just save your life. This is a hands-only CPR class and it’s meant to teach a skill that Red Cross officials say can double the rate of survival if someone is experiencing a cardiac emergency. USI nursing students will be teaching the training course. The course takes 30 minutes to complete. There are multiple sessions happening on Saturday February 17th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
The Evansville Regional Airport is expanding their air service as Allegiant Air announced 10 new nonstop routes. The new air service is expected to provide direct flights between Evansville and the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. This covers several key destinations in Florida like Destin, Tampa, and Orlando. It’s to offer passengers a more convenient travel option for as low as $45 and reduces the need for connecting flights. The addition of new air service not only benefits travelers but also has significant economic implications for the region. It can attract new businesses, stimulate job growth, and drive tourism, ultimately contributing to the overall expansion of the community. The new air routes are expected to launch this June.
There were no local high school or college sporting events last night, so from the NBA…the Indiana Pacers fell on the road in Charlotte to the Hornets, 111-102. Myles Turner had 22 points to lead Indiana. The Pacers slip to 30-25 on the season. They play one more game before the All-Star break and that’s on Wednesday in Toronto against the Raptors.
Coming up tonight in local high school boys basketball, the Mt. Vernon Wildcats are at home against the Mater Dei Wildcats. The varsity game will tip at 7:00 PM. Mt. Vernon is 11-9 on the year. You will be able to hear all of the action on 106.7 FM WMVI and online at poseycountyradio.com with Chris Cooke and Allen Buck on the call.
In local college action…the Evansville Men’s Basketball team is at home at Ford Center this evening taking on the Drake Bulldogs at 7:00 PM. The Purple Aces are 15-10 overall and 6-8 in the MVC.
In other Men’s College Basketball tonight…#14 Illinois is home against Michigan at 6:00 PM…#22 Kentucky welcomes Ole Miss at 8:00 PM…and Louisville play at Boston College at 8:00 PM.