Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 5:42pm
The long disputed nitrogen fertilizer plant north of Rockport clears another major hurdle. Fairfield, Illinois-based Ohio Valley Resources says it has signed-off on financing for the plant that officials say will employ 1,200 workers during construction until 2017, and then some 80 workers to run the operation. Chinese petrochemical firm of Sinopec Engineering and a together with a U.S.-based global engineering firm will put the billion dollar plant together.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 5:39pm
Water tests pure so the boil water advisory that was issued by Chandler Utilities is lifted. It's no longer necessary to boil water in an area north of Newburgh that had been affected by the advisory issued earlier this week.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 3:00pm
If elected officials, college leaders or developers went to a meeting hosted by IU medical officials with hopes of learning where a new Med-School campus would be located, they may have left the meeting discouraged. Dr. Tom Morrison, IU's Vice President of Capital Projects, told the 80 people at the first Pre-Proposal meeting that his committee is "completely agnostic to a location at this time" and wide open to proposals that will suggest the number of buildings and other major aspects of the project.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 2:58pm
A prominent Warrick County town official and educator is encouraged to toss her hat in the ring - and says she will. Anne Rust Aurand is a former president and veteran member of the Newburgh Town Council. She's also a former president and current member of the Warrick County Teachers Association. She has agreed to compete to fill the unexpired term of Indiana House District 78 Representative Suzanne Crouch. Aurand says she expects she'll face competition for the post when Republican Party Chairman Tim Berry holds a party caucus Jan. 4 in Evansville. Gov.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 5:47am
Henderson police are on the hunt for a grinch. A man apparently walked off with a donation jar meant for a cancer patient. The jar was stolen from Golden Glaze Bakery on Washington Street December 10th. The store's owner didn't realize the jar was missing until he looked at surveillance video from the store yesterday. The donation jar is meant for cancer patient J. Husk who's battling brain cancer and is in hospice care at Methodist Hospital. Anyone with information about the theft is being asked to call Henderson County Crime Stoppers.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:21pm
It's the next big step in deciding where to develop a new IU Medical Center in the Evansville area. A four-person development team comes to Evansville from Bloomington Thursday at 11 a.m. at Old National Bank. A university official says they'll host what's known as a pre-proposal public meeting that's expected to attract about 100 investors and developers - as well as other interested residents. The IU team will talk about the planned expansion to a four-year curriculum from the current two-year program at USI. And then it will field questions.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:19pm
A man from Dale and a woman from Birdseye are dead following a crash at Indiana highways 64 and 162 between Huntingburg and Ferdinand. Dubois County deputies say 28-year old Eric Bureau and 20-year old Jessica Morgan were dead at the scene after a vehicle they were riding in hit a guardrail and rolled down an embankment. The driver of the vehicle - 20-year old Carlisha Dooley of Ferdinand - is in fair condition at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was flown by Lifeflight helicopter to the Evansville hospital. Deputies are investigating just how the crash Monday night happened.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:16pm
What do Indiana's and Kentucky's governors have in common? One thing is a commitment to improving education. Republican Mike Pence of Indiana will pitch a voucher system to help launch needy kids into early childhood education. And Democrat Steve Beshear of Kentucky says he's willing to make cuts in other parts of the state budget and press again for expanding gaming in the state to pump more money into education. Beshear says he's even willing to change the estate tax to bring in more revenue to cover the investment.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:15pm
A Hoosier solider is among those killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams of Elkhart was one of six servicemen killed when a his Blackhawk went down. William‘s mother told an Elkhart newspaper her son was involved. Military officials say the crash was under investivation and there was no combat in the area.