State, Federal income tax deadline is today

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) reminds taxpayers that the 2019 individual tax filing deadline is today. Federal tax returns are also due at this time.

DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp says, “Customers can file electronically to receive a quicker refund if one is due, or they can file a paper return."

Paper tax returns require a postmarked date no later than 11:59 p.m. today, to be considered on time. Electronic filing can be submitted online anytime today, including through the Indiana freefile program (INfreefile).

INfreefile offers qualified individuals, with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018, several options for filing both their state and federal taxes for free. Qualifications for INfreefile can be found online at

For additional information, call DOR Customer Service today before 4:30 p.m., at 317-232-2240.

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Indiana DNR sets Saturday as first ‘Free Fishing Day’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites you to fish at your local fishing hole at no charge on Saturday, April 20, the first of four Indiana Free Fishing Days this year. On Free Fishing Days, DNR says Hoosiers can fish public waters and state parks without a fishing license or a salmon/trout stamp. Free Fishing Days are a great opportunity for families to learn to fish together because adults do not need a fishing license on those days. Children 17 and younger do not need a license on any day. As a part of the Free Fishing Day event, a “Family Learn to Fish” workshop will take place at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Seymour from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required by calling 812-522-4352, extension 12, or emailing

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‘Breakthrough’ plays at YES Cinema

COLUMBUS, Ind. – YES Cinema in downtown Columbus will be screening the film, Breakthrough, this Wednesday, April 17. It is based on the inspirational and seemingly impossible true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds after her son falls through the ice on a Missouri lake.

Breakthrough stars This is Us' Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, and Marcel Ruiz. Mike Colter and Dennis Haysbert are also featured.

More information, showtimes, and tickets are available here or by visiting the YES Cinema box office.

YES Cinema, is a non-profit program of Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center and is located at the corner of 4th and Jackson Streets in downtown Columbus.

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Johnson Co. seeks mural designs

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) invites local artists, emerging artists, art students, and creative community members to submit mural designs by May 10, for the Color the County Mural Program's 2019 selected locations. There will be two sites this year, one at 249 S. Main St., in Franklin, and the other at 800 S. Indiana Creek Dr., in Trafalgar.

The Color the County Mural Program joins artists and communities through the collaborative process of mural making to create powerful artworks that can transform public spaces, neighborhood identities, and individual lives. JCCF will celebrate each work of art with a summer “Community Painting Day” where residents of all ages will help bring the murals to life.

Click here to download the entry form and guidelines. Email direct questions about the mural program to Kim Minton at

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