Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:29pm
The Indiana House voted 57 to 40 Tuesday afternoon to approve sending the public a decision on adopting a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The action followed a vote last night to remove a controversial sentence second line of the bill intended to ban civil unions in Indiana. Because that clause was removed, the bill returns to the Indiana Senate which will be charged with a decision on buying into or rejecting the House approach.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:32pm
The Indiana House votes by a narrow margin to trim the second sentence from the marriage ban bill. A bipartisan group approved taking out the sentence that bars civil unions from the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage. The vote was 52-43, and it drew cheers from activists gathered outside the House chamber. The sentence has been a sticking point for many lawmakers, including some who have said they otherwise support banning gay marriage.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:30pm
A new restaurant, that will likely have a bar, will be just a few steps away from the Evansville Civic Center. City Council Attorney Scott Danks has plan to add "The Barrister's Coffee and Tap House" to office space and a fitness center, in what used to be the headquarters for Evansville-Vanderburgh schools. The building has been vacant since 2011, when the EVSC moved its offices to Walnut Street. Danks and others bought it last summer.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:28pm
The Evansville City Council is unanimous in its support for the LST. All nine members voted unanimously for a resolution, that asks the Winnecke administration to do all it can to keep the ship from moving. The resolution notes the LST attracts about 10-thousand visitors annually. LST Board Member Chris Donahue says the board has been working with Mayor Winnecke for more than a year, and council support means a lot.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 2:14pm
St. Mary's cuts a ribbon at Epworth Crossing. Executive Vice President of St. Mary's Health Gwen Sandefur says it is a comprehensive outpatient facility, that is the new home of an expanded St. Mary's Breast Center. It also includes a Wellness Center, and both a medical equipment and retail store. It all opens Monday, Feb. 3. The building is located at the Lloyd and Epworth, behind Convenient Care East, which will almost double in size, and will be known as Urgent Care Epworth, when it opens Feb. 6.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 2:10pm
Newburgh area residents served by Indiana American Water may see another boost in their water rates. Indiana American has filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to increase average residential rates by about $2.40 a month.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 2:09pm
Efforts to require a prescription for some over-the-counter cold remedies are dead for another year. Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in making Sudafed and other cold remedies - and in making methamphetamine. Justin Swanson with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns says it cost local governments five million dollars last year to go after meth labs and clean up the toxic mess they leave behind. But Michael Brady with the Indiana State Medical Association said requiring prescriptions for Sudafed and similar products would drive patients‘ costs up.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 2:06pm
As the Indiana House prepares for a debate on whether to revise a constitutional ban on gay marriage, three conservative groups are urging legislators to keep the amendment as is. Several legislators have said they‘d like to see the second sentence of the amendment deleted. That‘s the line which bans civil unions as well as gay marriage. Indiana Family Institute president Curt Smith says that clause is essential to the legal argument that marriage deserves unique status under the law.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 6:43am
There are several boil advisories in effect Monday Jan 27
The entire town of Poseyville
Hartmetz Avenue from Addison to Lesli and Tunis south to dead end off Hartmetz
Riggs Avenue from Franklin Street to Igleheart Avenue
Austin Avenue from sonntag Avenue to Dreier Blvd.
Cass Avenue from South Weinbach east to North Alvord Blvd.
Keck Avenue from Heidelbach Avenue to
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:16pm
A man who told investigators he was homeless has been charged with the Christmas Eve murder of an Evansville man. 24-year old John Jackson has been charged with murder, felony murder, and robbery in the death of 33-year-old Nicholas Mathew. His body was found in his apartment in the 1100 block of Hatfield Drive. That's near Washington and Vann Avenues. An autopsy showed Mathew died from blood loss caused by multiple stab wounds to the neck. Police say they found Mathews' credit cards on Jackson.