Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:46pm
Vectren Energy is embarking on a $650 million infrastructure upgrade. Vectren Chairman Carl Chapman says the project is already underway and will create 1400 mostly new jobs over the next seven years, with 475 of the jobs will be in the immediate Evansville area. Chapman says the work consists mainly of replacing 800 miles of bare steel and cast iron distribution pipelines with plastic material. The improvements also target Vectren‘s 13,000 miles of lines that serve 570,000 customers across 48 Indiana counties. The upgrades are being done to meet federal safety compliance.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 4:46pm
It's those two little words that send road crews onto streets in big trucks, with plows on the front and spreading mechanisms on the back. The words "Wintery Mix" have returned for the first time in about eight months. Todd Robertson heads-up the city street crew. He says they've pre-treated Stringtown Hill and the other city snow routes with the mixture that would cause snow or sleet to melt. He says a dozen trucks are on stand-by for a major assault - if needed - in the morning.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 4:45pm
It will be a balmy 78 degrees as Mayor Winnecke joined Mesker Park Zoo officials Tuesday afternoon. That's the temp inside Amazonia, where they celebrated the one millionth visitor to come through the local rainforest since 2008, when it opened.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 4:44pm
It's called a Youth Worker Café. And its came to Evansville's Central library at mid-day Tuesday. Bill Stanczykiewicz of the Indiana Youth Institute says youth workers, parents, community leaders, youth ministers, educators and counselors discussed alternatives to jailing teens who have committed crimes. The goal is to follow ways that youth workers and other community members can become part of a process of establishing ways to keep the teens out of jail, while still paying for their infraction.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:40pm
Funeral services will be held Saturday for Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer. He lost his third battle with leukemia Tuesday. Schroer was with the EPD for 11 years as a patrolman, crime prevention officer, narcotics detective and sexual violence detective., Schroer is survived by his wife, Lindsey, and their three children. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church at 4100 hundred Millersburg Road, Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:31pm
French Lick Springs Resort is the "Best Historic Resort in America, " That award distinction comes from Historic Hotels of America. The destination beat out spots in other locations including Hawaii, New York and California.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:30pm
Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden officials say it was the humane thing to do. They euthanized Daphne, a 19 year old lioness. Zoo Director Amos Morris says the big cat had to be humanely euthanized. Morris says it was a difficult decision, but watching Daphne's failing health, severe arthritis and recent loss of appetite let zoo workers know that it was her time. He said they decided they would not let her suffer unnecessarily. Morris says no decision has been made to replace Daphne.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:28pm
A former Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy has been arrested for theft and forgery. Sheriff Eric Williams says his office did a routine audit and found grant money awarded to the office by the state was missing, and the theft was traced back to Stuart Mosby. He turned himself in Wednesday, bonded out and has pleaded guilty to forgery and official misconduct.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:23pm
Butler University is the latest Indiana college to join others in opposing HJR-6, the proposed amendment banning same-sex marriage. Butler University‘s Faculty Senate had previously unanimously passed a resolution opposing the amendment. Butler joins IU, Ball State, and other schools in opposition. The Purdue Faculty Senate also opposes the same-sex marriage ban.