Part of I-65 Could Become 'John Mellencamp Way'

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(Image courtesy of Mellencamp.com) (Image courtesy of Mellencamp.com)
INDIANAPOLIS -

A resolution that would rename a portion of Interstate 65 after a famous Hoosier musician has passed through committee. House Concurrent Resolution 14 would encourage the Indiana Department of Transportation to change the name of I-65 between exits 34 and 50 to "John Mellencamp Way."

The House Roads and Transportation Committee unanimously passed the resolution, authored by Rep. Terry Goodin (D-66). Goodin says Mellencamp's body of work has brought positive attention to Indiana and naming a portion of I-65 after him would be a "fitting tribute for his many successes."

"John Mellencamp’s music resonates with so many people, regardless of culture or background," said Goodin. "His loyalty to the state of Indiana is undeniable. Not only is his band predominantly made up of Hoosier musicians, but his music reflects the heart and soul of this state."

The resolution now goes to the full House for consideration.

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