Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 8:01pm
The City Council won't vote for another two weeks, but a majority appears less than thrilled with the costs for Roberts Park. Mayor's Chief of Staff Steve Schaefer told council members, including Dan Adams that there's interest from a number of groups, as well as the state in being a partner the popular project.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 4:31pm
Investigators are still trying to learn the cause of a blaze that erased a meeting place, a livelihood and a section of Tell City history. Capers Restaurant went up in flames after starting at about 1:30 this morning. The building was almost 120 years old. Many Tell City residents remember it as Jim Men's and Boy's Wear before it became a popular eatery. Firefighters say the blaze at Capers had a jump start on them before they arrived and were confronted by a building full of smoke.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 4:04pm
It‘s still warm enough that Hoosiers are seeing lots of bugs, but a Purdue University entomologist says those bugs are eagerly trying to get into your home for winter. Dr. Tim Gibb says there are plenty of brown marmorated stink bugs, box elder bugs, Asian lady beetles, millipedes and crickets to keep homeowners hopping. Swarms of the critters can "bee" seen all over. Gibb says box elder bugs are usually the result of ash, maple and box elder trees. He says that during warm days in late fall box elder bugs gather on south and west facing exposures of homes.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:59pm
A day-long conference devoted to Interstate 69 is set for Tuesday in Madisonville. Representatives of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the departments of transportation in Indiana and Tennessee will give updates on the road's development. A variety of local, state and regional experts will talk about the expectations, opportunities and concerns that surround the new interstate.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:57pm
On the north side of the Ohio River, a group has been hard at work for years to develop I-69 to Indianapolis. And on the south side, another group has been pressing the case to bring the Commonwealth's Parkway system up to interstate standards for I-69 in Kentucky. And now some of the members of the groups have come together to form a group known as BridgeLink.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:55pm
The number of Indiana students using school vouchers more than doubled this school year from last year. This could soon make Indiana the leader for use of school vouchers in the nation. More than 20,000 students signed up for vouchers this school year. Right now Indiana is second in the nation for use of vouchers, which give qualifying families public money to offset tuition costs at private schools.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:51pm
Halloween is almost upon us...and sometimes we carve a little more than pumpkins in our quest to create the perfect jack o'lantern. Emergency Room doctors know when people are carving pumpkins. More of us come to the ER with serious hand injuries due to cuts this time of year. Dr. Jason Henney is an ER doc and says there are things you can do to carve the pumpkin just the way you want to, and lessen your chance of a serious hand injury, such as using smaller tools that come in a carving kit.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:48pm
Springleaf is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. In August, the Evansville-based privately-held financial services firm announced its intent to become a publicly-traded company. Springleaf will trade shares under the ticker symbol "LEAF." It’s initial public offering will include 20 million shares priced at up to $17 each. American General Corporation (AGC) spun-off the Evansville-based company during its reorganization.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:45pm
A man is arrested and police are searching for another, after an armed robbery and shooting near Riverside and Morton. 20-year-old Bryan Lewis faces charges for allegedly robbing and shooting 42-year-old Walter Carl Ferguson as the two walked together. Lewis has also been charged with an armed robbery that happened earlier this month in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard. Officers are looking for 19 year old Shun Webster Junior in connection with that case.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:44pm
Lady Antebellum postpones the "Take Me Downtown Tour" that was going to make a stop at Ford Center November 10. The postponement was announced on its web site, and reads, "to accommodate the new release and in order to give you guys the best show possible, we've had to move things around on our tour schedule." The re-scheduling of the Evansville show is listed as "to be determined."