Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 5:04pm
They've toured the damage, and agree that it could have been a lot worse. Gov. Mike Pence concluded his visit to several Indiana cities in Washington, Indiana. He saw broken houses, but not broken people around the state. Congressman Larry Buschon met Pence in the Daviess county city after visiting Decker, and agreed with Pence's assessment, saying "you can replace things - you can't replace people." Pence said he was glad Buschon has seen the damage. He said it could be important down the road if the state there is enough damage to apply for federal aid.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 9:48am
It's time once again for you to pack a box for Operation Christmas Child! All you need to do is pack any shoebox with small gifts, school supplies, toiletries and more, choose if you want to pack for a boy or girl and the age (2-4, 5-9, 10-14). Then include a $7 check in the box or FOLLOW YOUR BOX ONLINE to follow your box around the world! Next week begins National Collection
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 9:27am
Six people were killed in Sunday's tornado outbreak across the Midwest. Communities hit by tornadoes and severe weather are cleaning-up. Three deaths have been confirmed in Massac County, Illinois, across the Ohio River from Pacucah. Weather experts will be visiting areas where severe weather struck. Sunday's severe weather delivered as many as 60 twisters on the first day of Indiana Winter Preparedness Week. The weather was unseasonably warm, which is a perfect recipe for late season tornadoes and severe weather.
The weather has affected some schools in the area Monday.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 9:18am
Two boys have been charged with setting two vacant churches on fire in Daviess County, Kentucky Sunday morning. The first fire was at Mt. Zion Church on Windy Hallow Road, just off Hwy 81. Officials say it started sometime before 10:00 o'clock. The church collapsed. The second fire was five miles away at a vacant church on Macedonia Road, just off Hwy 815. The chief from the St.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 9:16am
Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the services offered by Bank on Evansville at the Traveling City Hall meeting this Wednesday. It will be held at Bosse High School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will open the session and introduce department heads and elected officials at the meeting. Old National Bank Financial Empowerment Officer Ben Joergens will present a 15 minute program explaining the purpose of Bank on Evansville, the high cost of payday lending services, and how Bank on Evansville addresses challenges faced by low to moderate income households.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 5:58pm
As of early Friday evening, police were still searching a number of areas of the Ball State University campus. A lockdown remained in effect. It was ordered after a person in the recreation and wellness building shouted that there was a gun. That was about 3:30 Friday afternoon Evansville time. More than two hours after the alert was issued, there was an explosion of sorts. It turned out to be an accidentally discharged service weapon outside the secured perimeter of the scene. No one was injured.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:51pm
Ball State University is on lockdown, amid reports of a possible gunman on campus. University police are searching for a possible armed assailant in the vicinity of the Health and Physical Activity Building. Campus police sent an alert at 3:38 this afternoon Evansville time, warning students about a possible gunman near the recreation center. They warned students to avoid the area near Lewellen and the arena. The alert was sent after a person in the recreation and wellness building shouted that there was a gun.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:47pm
I-164 is becoming I-69. INDOT's Troy Woodruff called together community leaders and the news media to say he want's the name-change complete by the end of next year. I-164 signs along the 21 mile spur will be replaced with I-69 signs. But the question of how soon maps and GPS units will recognize the change is another matter. Woodruff says it may take years. He was unable to say how soon his office and the state of Kentucky will tackle another big I-69 issue, construction of a bridge from near Evansville to the Pennyrile Parkway, which is already being re-named I-69.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:43pm
If you've ever taken part in an organized walk or run, you know it takes a lot of volunteers to make it come-off smoothly. And Goodwill of Evansville has held 23 Turkey Day runs and knows how many volunteers are needed. Right now, it could use more for race day, Thanksgiving morning, to help set up, monitor street corners, and assist at the water station and food table. If you don't plan to run or walk but would like to be part of the fun, you can call Goodwill at 474-2222.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:42pm
Another group - a politically powerful one - joins Freedom Indiana in opposing efforts to change Indiana's constitution to prevent gay marriages. The League of Women Voters of Indiana says it supports equal rights for all, under state and federal laws. The League says it believes that the civil status of marriage is already clearly distinguished from the religious institution of marriage, and that religious rights will be preserved. The United States League of Women Voters supports federal legislation to permit same-gender couples to marry under civil law.