Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 8:52pm
A good crowd took advantage of the opportunity to be in on an overview of commercial and industrial real estate in the Evansville market. A crowd gathered at the Old National Events Plaza for the once a year State of Real Estate from F-C Tucker Emge Realtors. Ken Newcomb is President of Tucker Commercial. He says the market has not returned to its 2007 level yet. But he says late 2013 and early 2014 have been promising. Guest speaker was the Indiana Secretary of Commerce, Victor Smith.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:03pm
A Washington-based group that pressed the General Assembly to approve a ban on gay marriage will try to find a way to get the proposed constitutional amendment on this year‘s ballot, even though that isn‘t supposed to be possible. State law says that proposed amendments to the Constitution must be approved twice with no change in language in order to go before voters. The marriage amendment approved by the General Assembly this year did not include a sentence that also banned same-sex civil unions, unlike the version passed in 2011. No lawsuits have been filed as of yet.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:02pm
Vectren says they‘ve logged gas delivery volume so far this frigid season that haven‘t been seen in more than a decade. They say their 13,000-mile natural gas delivery system has logged more than 540 billion therms of natural gas flow to some 570,000 customers. Those figures cover central and southeastern Indiana during the months of November 2013 through January 2014. That‘s compared to 440 billion therms during the same period last season.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:01pm
If you think we have an unusually bad pothole problem this year - you're right. But if you really want to see craters, head for northern Indiana. Sustained cold temperatures and pounding lake effect snow have ripped up roads. And officials say this quick warm-up combined with rain in the near future, could be a recipe for road closures. Officials are warning motorists not to drive into standing water because - under it - roads may be washed away.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:59pm
The first study on college completion rates in Indiana tell us what we mostly already knew - the rates are low. Only about 30% of students at the state‘s four-year public colleges and universities finish school within four years, and only half get their degree within six years according to the Indiana College Completion Reports. State Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers delivers the numbers. She says fewer than one out of ten students at Indiana‘s two-year colleges get their degree in two years.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:48pm
I-U did not play basketball against Iowa. That's because a piece of metal fell from the ceiling of Assembly Hall Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the game, A piece of facing, about 8 feet long by 14 inches wide came down and damaged unoccupied seats in northwest corner of the building. Director of Athletics Fred Glass says engineers advised postponing events until it can be determined what caused the facing to fall, and the safety of everyone attending an event can be assured.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:44pm
Congressman Larry Buschon is using the current Congressional recess to call upon audiences to convince President Obama to work with the Republican-controlled House. His remarks follow the president's decision to bypass Congress and accomplish goals through executive orders where it is allowable by law. Obama said Congress is "broken," so he's moving forward on raising the minimum wage where he can, and in issuing other orders - as other presidents have done. Buschon told Evansville Rotarians that the approval ratings of Congress have dipped to record low 11 percent.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:42pm
The Court of Appeals in Chicago hears from both sides in the dispute over plans by Evansville's West Side Christian Church, to erect crosses along Riverside Drive. Nancy Drake is one of two persons that initially objected to it. Drake says judges repeatedly asked church lawyers how the display did not make it seem like it had the endorsement of the city. She tells WIKY News the lawyers replied that disclaimer signs had been posted. Drake is represented by the ACLU.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:09pm
The Indiana Senate votes 32-17 for the diluted constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The joint resolution did not contain the portion that would have banned civil unions. It passed with a majority of Republicans supporting it and nearly all Democrats opposing it. Vaneta Becker of Evansville was one of five Republicans to vote against it. Senate approval of the revised amendment already passed by the House means the three-step process of amending Indiana's constitution restarts.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:08pm
Owensboro Crime Stoppers have increased the amount of a reward, to $2,000, for information leading to the arrest of a person or persons responsible for severely wounding a dog. The adult male Collie was shot multiple times in the face, and found near Maceo, on Grandview Road near Highway-334 Sunday afternoon. The dog was apparently taken there in the back of a truck. He survived and is expected to recover. If you have information, call 270-687-8484, and you don't have to give your name.