Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:55pm
The Vanderburgh County Council tells the group CAJE that its facing tough financial times. CAJE was hoping the county could help on plans to get ex-offenders back into jobs and better times on the outside of prison walls. The county suggested that CAJE look to the state for funding.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:05am
Residents in Spencer County tell INDOT officials that a busy intersection in front of South Spencer High School needs a stoplight. Student Jacob Hamilton died in a crash at the intersection of Highway 66 and Orchard Road in March. INDOT's Cher Elliott says it's been a while since the agency looked at that intersection. She says "many things can change in a short period of time." If you'd like to submit a comment to INDOT, you can do so until June 21st at South Spencer High School.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:03am
There's been an outpouring of support for Cole Russell's family after an accident claimed the life of the Posey County teen. Family members say the 15-year-old went to pick up his girlfriend Monday evening for dinner, but never returned. His father later found the Jeep that Cole was driving, overturned in a drainage ditch on Cox Road. Authorities say Cole lost control on loose gravel and he was ejected from the vehicle, which landed on top of him. Black Township Fire Chief Jay Price says Cole was a fire cadet, and he'll be missed.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:00am
The teen who was dragged by a train Monday evening in Princeton has had part of his arm amputated. Police say 15-year-old Alex Abell had thrown his shoes and backpack under the train, to the other side of the tracks, and when he tried to retrieve his backpack, the train hooked his arm and dragged him. His cousin, Cody Abell, rescued Alex from the train. Workers from the nearby train depot also helped Alex, who's expected to face a long hospital stay.
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.