Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:24pm
Toyota is hiring. The automaker says it needs another 90 production team members by the end of next month. It happens as the Gibson County plant prepares for an all-new Highlander to begin rolling off one of its assembly lines later this year. There will also be hybrid and export models. Toyota says it needs the additional staffing because of continued strong sales of the current Highlander and anticipated strong demand for the next generation. It hires production team members from its variable workforce, which is provided by Aerotek.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:26pm
Thousands gather outside the Henderson Courthouse, as the United Mine Workers Union and their supporters rallied against approval by a bankruptcy judge for Patriot Coal's plan to cut wages and benefits. The last speaker was Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts, who emphasized that the miners weren't there because they wanted justice, and not a raise in pay. Roberts later introduced a number of union representatives who had been arrested at previous rallies. He said all of them would soon be arrested, and asked the crowd not to interfere.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:35am
Vectren crews restored power to customers in northwest Vanderburgh County. A trash truck hit a utility pole on St. Wendell Road near Schmitt Lane just after 8:00 Tuesday morning. The crash brought down live power lines and at one point, 470 customers were without electricity. The crash shut down St. Wendell, north of St. Joe Road, for a while.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:33am
A Posey County teen has died after losing control of a vehicle on a gravel road. The victim is identified as 15-year-old Cole Russell. Sheriff Greg Oeth says the boy lost control on loose gravel on South Cox Road, and the vehicle overturned in a drainage ditch. Authorities say he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Russell was taken to Deaconess Hospital, where he passed away.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:31am
A 13-year-old boy is seriously injured when he's dragged by a train in Princeton. It happened late Monday afternoon at the crossing on Broadway near Embree Street. Princeton Police Chief W.W. George says the boy threw his shoes and backpack across the tracks while a train was going by. Officers say the boy then jumped on the moving train, and then jumped off. When he went to pick up his backpack, his left arm became trapped and he was dragged by the train.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 6:14pm
A federally-mandated sewer improvement plan takes the next step. Water and Sewer Utility Director Allen Mounts says that with public hearings completed, the plan has been sent to federal officials for review. The proposed $540 million program would upgrade the city's sewer system over 28 years, splitting storm and sanitary sewers, greatly reducing water pollution. Mounts told citizens at public hearings last month that the EPA could accept or reject the plan, which has a substantially smaller pricetag than the first draft included.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:08pm
What's believed to be an elderly couple is found at Delaware Trace Apartments, after a resident of the complex reported a strong odor. A maintenance workers entered an apartment and saw someone lying on the floor. The worker dialed 911, bring police to the apartment along Green River Road north of Lynch Road. They found a second body. Officers and the county coroner's office are determining whether or not foul play was involved.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:58am
Still another setback for Sarah Teague of Madisonville. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit she filed against the FBI, the Henderson Police Department, Kentucky State Police and others that she alleges have been covering-up information involving her daughter's disappearance. 23-year old Heather Teague was last seen by a Newburgh resident who was looking through a telescope at Newburgh Beach on the Kentucky side of the river, near the Newburgh Locks and Dam. He saw somebody approach Heather from behind as she was sunning, and dragged her into woods along the river. Aug. 29th, 1995.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:42am
Thousands of volunteers are needed for this year's annual River Sweep of the Ohio and its tributaries. Jeanne Ison of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission says the event will be held June 15th. If you and your family, or you and a team of others who are interested in beautifying the river and its tributaries would like to volunteer, call 1-800-359-3977 to learn site locations and clean-up times. Or you click HERE for full information. You can help make the river cleaner and make your community look better.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:49am
The McCutchanville Volunteer Fire Dept. board suspends two officers, as the department investigates the use of a fire truck to fill a private swimming pool. It was reportedly owned by a friend of one of the officers. Department officials say filling a private pool with a fire truck is not allowed by the department. Fire Chief Duane Halsema says it was a poor decision by a ranking officer who it is said told two others to use the truck to fill the private pool.