Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 4:43pm
With the end of the school year about three weeks away, teachers and the Department of Education are laying groundwork to keep students reading over the summer. State school superintendent Glenda Ritz returned to Crooked Creek Elementary School, where she was media specialist before being elected superintendent, to sell students on the importance of reading. The Department of Education will try to encourage students by making 3,000 titles available for free on its website.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 4:42pm
The State of Indiana says efforts are ongoing to preserve the environment during a major construction project in southwest Indiana. The Indiana Department of Transportation is restoring more than 4,000 acres of wetlands, streams and forests in Greene and Monroe counties during the Interstate 69 project.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 4:41pm
Owensboro, Paducah, Bloomington and other small airports that were to be closed in June because of the sequester get a new lease on life. Tranportanton Secretary Ray LaHood says there's enough money to keep the 149 towers open until the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30th. LaHood says the legislation allows the FAA to transfer funds to end employee furloughs and keep the 149 low activity contract towers originally slated for closure in June open for now.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 4:39pm
Evansville Bar Association President-elect Scott Wylie is awarded the Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year Award by the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals. The award was presented at the American Bar Association Equal Justice Conference. Wylie is the Executive Director of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, helps administer the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana and currently serves on the Indiana Pro Bono Commission.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 10:04am
Boaters may soon have a new place to park their boats and to enter and exit the Ohio River. A businessman is proposing a marina just upstream from Henderson's former Station One power plant at Fifth and Water streets, near the CSX railroad bridge. Butch Branson submitted the proposal to the city as part of his $100,000 bid for a vacant lot at Second and Water streets, where he proposes a two-story building with condos and business space. Branson says the projects would require an investment of $3 to $5 million.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 10:02am
A man is dead and a little girl is injured after a crash involving two vehicles and a deer in western Kentucky. A Daviess County sheriff's deputy says it happened at about 9:30 Thursday night on Highway 431 near W. Petit Road. A deer entered the roadway, was hit by a northbound vehicle, and then a southbound vehicle driven by 32-year-old Brad Critchelow of Utica. The deer went through Critchelow's windshield. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. A five-year-old old girl in his backseat had minor injuries.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:21am
Indiana State Police say they're following tips from the public as they investigate an armed robbery in Dale. It happened Wednesday at the Dale Pharmacy at 560 S. Washington St. Investigators say a man and a woman entered the pharmacy, while another man stayed outside in a getaway car, believed to be a white Toyota Camry. Police say the suspects are probably still in the area. If you have any information on the case, you're asked to call state police.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:19am
A Vanderburgh County man is accused of telling authorities that someone had been shot in his home, starting a police standoff Wednesday afternoon that ended with no evidence of a shooting. State Police say they were alerted by workers at Time Warner, who said they received the call from 3031 Allens Lane in Evansville, where sheriff's deputies say 48-year-old Kent Stephens wouldn't come out.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:14am
Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kiefer is looking into trading the University Parkway for other roads in a deal with the state of Indiana. He tells WIKY and 14 News that a swap may be the best way to get the parkway upgraded. Kiefer says he's discussed the "reversion program" with INDOT officials. INDOT says there's no proposal on the table. Traffic is expected to increase dramatically on the parkway, when a commercial and residential complex is built north of USI.