Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 2:53pm
Free clinics for EVSC employees may soon be established following a proposal presented to the school board. The two clinics will be used by eligible employees and their covered family members, saving money for those who are covered, the EVSC and ultimately the taxpayers. It's the next step by the EVSC to help employees be more healthy and fit, and to reduce insurance costs incurred by the school corporation.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:50pm
Do you have aging prescription drugs that may be ticking time bombs in your home? This Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. you can get rid of them at State Police Posts in Evansville and Jasper. The 7th nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back initiative is targeting expired, unused and unwanted drugs that could make you sick or be stolen for illicit use by somebody else. The program covers pills and liquid medications but not needles.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:48pm
This Wednesday evening, some of the best and brightest high school seniors will have an opportunity to take a step closer to admission to one of the nation's five military academies. The shutdown of the federal government forced members of congress to postpone events designed to give the students information about applying. The academy nights are being rescheduled. One will be held Wednesday from 5 to 7 at Senator Joe Donnelly's regional office at 123 N.W. Fourth Street.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:47pm
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's son is cited for on alcohol possession by a minor. It happened during the weekend at Keenland Race Track. 20-year old William Paul was ticketed during a "targeted enforcement detail" at the Lexington track. He can pay a $25 fine and court costs in advance or appear in court November 15 to answer the citation. Paul is a full-time student at UK. He faced alcohol-related charges in North Carolina earlier this year, but they were dismissed in a deferred prosecution program.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:44pm
A new study focuses on an alarming number of young people who are neither in school nor working. The Opportunity Nation Coalition says that 15% of the nation‘s young people ages 16 to 24 are essentially aimless. The study cites everything from income equality to college graduation rates to internet access. It also says some of the nation‘s largest cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago have some of the largest numbers of idle youth. Indiana Youth Institute figures show the number of jobless and schoolless young people in the state hovers around 9%.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:42pm
A new addition to Evansville's Christmas Parade...fireworks. Parade Director Gail Knight Williams says it will begin at the Civic Center parking lot, and travel the length of North Main Street to Bosse Field and Garvin Park. The two-hour parade will begin at 3:30 pm November 24, and she expects about 100 entries. Non-profits can register for free, and for profits have to pay just a small entry fee. Applications are due by November 1.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:38pm
USI wants to "pack the PAC," even though the Saturday night men's exhibition basketball game against IU will be played in Bloomington. USI will open the doors of the Physical Activities Center at 5 pm, an hour before its free live digital broadcast of the game is displayed on two big screens. Tickets for the game are already sold out, and it won’t be televised.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:08pm
WIKY News had an interesting conversation with Pastor Carl Sanders of Evansville, who says all he wanted when he walked into an East Side Dollar General was his favorite drink - Gatorade. What he got, instead, was a young man who had pulled what looked like a gun shouting at him. Sanders pulled-out his gun and shouted at Germaine Marshall to get on the floor. Marshall, armed only with a spoon, didn't fight as Sanders held him there until police arrived. Rev.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:04pm
A family and police in Cannelton are hoping you can help them find 16-year old Brooklyn Gaynor. She's been missing since Saturday. She's described as a white girl with shoulder length blonde hair, hazel eyes and a thin build. Police say she may be in a 2000 gold Dodge Intrepid with a Indiana license plate number 116ABN. If you know of her whereabouts, you're asked to call police.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:57pm
There's major change in the wind for medical programs now being offered on college campuses in Evansville. Programs at Ivy Tech, USI and UE will all be combined and expanded on a new college campus at a still un-selected location in Vanderburgh or Warrick County. Ivy Tech Chancellor Dan Schenk says his school is ready. USI and UE leaders also told a crowd at a "letters of intent" ceremony that they're on-board for the multi-million dollar project that will move their medical programs to a new IU Medical School campus.