Local News: Tuesday February 6th 2024

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A bill authored by State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) that would remove restrictions that make it more difficult for salvage recyclers to accept old vehicles passed the Senate on Monday. Senate Bill 65 would allow salvage recyclers to buy, accept or dispose of vehicles over 15 years old without a title as long as it is sold for scrap and specific information is reported to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The legislation would also require a salvage recycler to report to law enforcement if they determine the vehicle stolen or if the listed owner does not match the individual who provided the vehicle.   

"Salvage recyclers around the state are losing revenue because of restrictions put on the sale of scrap cars," Tomes said. "This bill would remove some of those restrictions so sellers don't travel out of the state to scrap vehicles. I am pleased to see this bill pass the Senate."

 SB 65 will now move to the House of Representatives for further consideration. Read more about this and other bills at iga.in.gov.


Posey County Council on Aging will be offering Free tax filing services starting today and will be each Tuesday through April 9th starting at 10:00 AM. The location is 611 West 8th Street in Mt. Vernon. The volunteers preparing the returns are trained and certified by the IRS. Businesses and farms are not eligible for this service. Appointments are required. You can call the office at 812-838-4656 for more information.


If you’d like to see what a college class is like, Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a free community event on February 17th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. They will be hosting a free pancake breakfast, as well as a number of classes for people to check out. Subjects include software programming, welding, biology and early childhood education. The event is free, but you’ll have to RSVP online.


Coming up tonight on 106.7 FM WMVI and online at poseycountyradio.com you will be able to hear Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball action as they play host to Memorial. The varsity game will tipoff at 7:00 PM. The Wildcats are 10-8 on the season. Chris Cooke and Allen Buck will have the radio call.

The North Posey Boys Basketball team is also in action tonight as they welcome Mt. Carmel for a 7:00 PM tipoff. The Vikings sit at 13-3 on the year. Chris Morlan will have the radio broadcast on 98.9 FM WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com.


In Men’s College Basketball this evening…the Indiana Hoosiers play at Ohio State at 6:00 PM. IU is trying to avoid back-to-back losses as they are 13-9 overall and 5-6 in the Big 10.

#17 Kentucky hits to road to battle Vanderbilt at 7:30 PM. The Cats are hoping to avoid a 3rd-straight loss as they are 15-6 and 5-4 in the SEC heading into play tonight.


From the NBA this evening…the Indiana Pacers are back home to face the Houston Rockets at 6:00 PM. Indiana ended a 3-game skid with a win in Charlotte on Sunday. The Pacers are 28-23 on the season, which is good enough for 6th place in the Eastern Conference Standings.

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