Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 5:25pm
With painting and repairs complete, the Blue Bridge at Owensboro opened at mid-day today. Officials say the $10 million job came in under budget, although two weeks late - but open in time for Thanksgiving traffic.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:49pm
As we' ve been telling you, the Ohio River "Blue" Bridge in downtown Owensboro will be opening Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving traffic. Now we know the time - it's noon. The bridge has been closed for a 10-million dollar painting job since May 13. About 8,500 vehicles use the bridge in an average day. Trucks account for about 15 percent of the traffic. The structure opened to traffic in September 1940.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:47pm
A Purdue University agricultural economist says we have the U.S. - Iran nuclear agreement to thank for lower gas prices. Professor Wally Tyner says crude oil prices had been inching upward prior to the deal, but after the deal, they fell slightly. He says oil inventory is also way above normal for this time of year. Tyner says extra supply is also causing a downward price trend. Tyner says the agreement prevented crude oil prices from rising higher than they might have otherwise. He adds the agreement does not include a release on the sanction of oil exports.
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.