Local News: Wednesday February 14th 2024

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The driver who was killed in the Monday morning crash in Posey County has been identified. It happened around 8:15 AM on State Road 69 near Smith School Road, north of Mt. Vernon. Yesterday, officials identified that driver as 31-year-old Kenneth Vessels. The road was closed for nearly two hours after the crash. Authorities say it appears one vehicle drove into the path of another. The driver who was hit has non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say the Vessels was pulled from his vehicle. Emergency crews tried life saving measures, but Vessels died at the scene.


Last night, the Mt. Vernon Wildcats Boys Basketball team was home taking on the Mater Dei Wildcats. Mt. Vernon fell to Mater Dei 60-55 in double overtime. The loss drops Mt. Vernon to 11-10 on the season. They will be at Tecumseh on Friday at 7:30 PM and then home against Washington on Saturday at 6:30 PM.


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.


In local men’s college basketball action last night…the Evansville Purple Aces lost another heartbreaker at the buzzer to Drake, 78-75. UE tied the game with 5 seconds left on a Ben Humrichous three-point shot, but then Atin Wright for the Bulldogs hit a shot at the buzzer from a step inside the halfcourt line to win it for Drake. It’s now back-to-back losses at the buzzer for the Aces. Ben Humrichous had 18 points to lead UE. They are now 15-11 and 6-9 in the MVC. Drake improved to 21-5 and 12-3 in the MVC. Evansville will travel to Illinois State on Sunday for 2:00 PM battle with the Redbirds.


In other Men’s College Basketball from last night tonight…#14 Illinois clobbered Michigan at home, 97-68. The Fighting Illini improve to 18-6 and 9-4 in the Big 10.

#22 Kentucky took care of Ole Miss at home, 75-63. The Cats run their record to 17-7 and 7-4 in the SEC.

The Louisville Cardinals lost again at Boston College, 89-77. The Cards struggles continue as they are now 8-17 overall and 3-11 in the ACC.


Coming up tonight in local sports…there are no events at the high school or college level. So, from the NBA…the Indiana Pacers play at the Toronto Raptors at 6:30 PM. It’s the final game before the All-Star break for the Pacers as they sit at 30-25 and in 6th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Indiana will be hosting the All-Star festivities and game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis this weekend.

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