Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:49pm
The body of a Daviess County, Kentucky soldier killed in Afghanistan is expected to arrive at the Owensboro airport Thursday morning. The family says a procession will accompany the body of 26-year-old Sgt. Michael Cable from the airport to Haley McGinnis Funeral Home. Visitation for Sgt. Cable will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The funeral will begin at 1:00 Saturday afternoon. Sgt. Cable will be buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:47pm
An Indiana House committee has passed a measure that would put an armed employee in every school. Each school would have the choice whether to arm a staff member, or hire a police officer. Training would be required. The bill now goes to the full Indiana House.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:45pm
Hoosier Senator Joe Donnelly will host what he's calling a "JobsRoots" discussion in Evansville Wednesday. Donnelly will be at the Chamber of Commerce offices to meet with business owners, educators, and other community leaders, and discuss ways to better the employment picture. He says he'll ask how he, on the federal level, can help local efforts to further improve Indiana’s economy and create more jobs. This is Donnelly's third statewide tour. He's already visited other cities with the same mission.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:44pm
Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware is cleared for travel to the Final Four on crutches. Ware says the overwhelming support he has received has helped him maintain his spirits and strengthened his confidence of a full recovery. The normally reserved 20-year-old says he doesn't think Louisville would be in the Final Four if he had lost composure while suffering a devastating injury. Coach Rick Pitino says having Ware in Atlanta might provide the Cardinals with a little "extra emotion," but in his experience the "the team that executes the best will win."
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:42pm
Kentucky State and Henderson Police are trying to find the man who robbed the downtown branch of 5/3 Bank on Second Street in Henderson Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say the man handed the teller a note saying he had a weapon and demanding money. After he got cash, he ran away. He's described as white, in his 40's with a camouflage cap, short brown hair and a brown jacket. A State Police K-9 unit was close by when the bank was robbed and is part of the search. Nobody was injured.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:39pm
Kentucky Governor Beshear says a $2.5 million grant will help families with substance and child abuse and neglect disorders in Daviess County. The 5-year Health and Human Services' Grant will support the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams, or START program. It's aimed at helping families at risk of child removal, by assisting parents in overcoming their addictions. Beshear says the funds should be enough to support comprehensive services for 130 families.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 5:53pm
The Red Cross is helping members of a Warrick County family who lost their home to fire. Firefighters responded to the call at 800 E. Meyers Road, near Boonville, at about 9:30 Tuesday morning and found smoke and flames coming from every door and window. No one was injured in the fire, and there's no word on what caused it.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 5:52pm
A resolution that tries to attract small arms manufacturers to Indiana has passed the Indiana House. A Senate Committee has passed an almost identical resolution. The measures tout the state’s tax climate and gun rights laws. The House resolution also directs the chamber’s clerk to a copy of the resolution to vendors and businesses that deal and manufacture small arms. The Senate resolution gives that duty to the Senate secretary. Senator Jim Tomes of Wadesville authored the Senate measure.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 5:50pm
An Indiana House Committee has approved a bill that would require every public school in the state to have an armed and trained officer or staff member on site. The House Education Committee added the provision to Senate Bill 1, legislation backed by Attorney General Greg Zoeller that was originally intended to give schools grants to encourage more schools to hire school resource officers. Those officers – who can be the people designated by the school to carry a gun – must undergo law enforcement training and specialized training for schools.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 5:49pm
A member of Evansville's Redevelopment Commission is free on bond, after being indicted by a federal grand jury. 48-year-old Jay Carter faces 9 counts in connection with a money laundering scheme that brought hundreds of pounds of pot to the Evansville area. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett calls it "troubling" that the charges have been filed against a man who holds a position in the "public trust." The Evansville City Council appointed Carter to the Redevelopment Commission in January 2011.