Owensboro Park named tops in the world

Nov 25, 2015
Landscape Architect's Network

 The riverfront playground in Owensboro has been named the top playground in the world by a landscape architect’s group. The Lazy Dayz playground as it’s known in the renovated showcase Smothers Park beat out playgrounds in countries like Turkey, Germany and  places in this country like New York City to gain the honor from the Landscape Architect’s Network.  Read the article.

Rainy holiday weekend on tap

Nov 25, 2015

It’s looking like a soggy holiday weekend in the Tri-State. 

National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Spaeth is predicting rain to move into the Evansville area Thanksgiving night, and continue until through at least Saturday night.

Spaeth predicts two-to-three inches of rain in the Evansville area, but he doesn’t anticipate any severe storms or significant flooding. 

One forecast model suggests Evansville could get an inch and half of rain on Friday alone.

Evansville, Tropicana agree to land-based deal

Nov 24, 2015

Tropicana Evansville plans to move its gaming operation from the Ohio River to a new casino on Riverside Drive. 

The city and Tropicana have agreed to a $50 million plan, which includes a $25 million pre-payment to the city, and up to $1 million to help move the LST from its Waterworks Road location to where the riverboat casino is currently docked.

Tropicana CEO Tony Rodio says the new 75,000 square foot casino will be built between the Tropicana and Le Marigot hotels on Riverside.

Myanmar's recent flood killed and left hundreds with no food, shelter or medical care; the ongoing Syrian war has caused hundreds to seek refuge in international soil; ISIS attacks Paris.

What's our role, and why should we care? 

Paola Marizan,  Samantha Horton and John Gibson discuss with experts and some who were affected by international catastrophes, how the Tri-State is connected.

I-69 Summit Discussion

Nov 20, 2015

As work nears completion on the next section of Interstate 69, officials met at the annual I-69 regional summit to discuss what's being done to develop the corridor.  

IN jobless rate at 14-year low

Nov 20, 2015

Indiana’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in 14 years.

The Department of Workforce Development says the jobless rate for October was 4.4 percent.

That’s the lowest unemployment rate in Indiana since August 2001. The state’s jobless figure has dropped almost one-and-a-half percent since October of last year.

The workforce development agency says the biggest job growth last month was in the manufacturing sector, which added 5,400 jobs. The education and health sectors posted 2,900 new jobs.

Trend- Elections and Veterans

Nov 16, 2015

Pennyrile now I-69 in three counties

Nov 16, 2015

It’s official: a portion of the Pennyrile Parkway has been renamed Interstate 69. 

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear rebranded the Pennyrile between Henderson and southern Hopkins County as I-69, during a ceremony in Madisonville Monday.

The designation means Henderson is on an interstate for the first time, something that economic development agencies will emphasize when trying to attract industries.

Construction crews continue to work on the highway, bringing it up to interstate standards. Lane restrictions are in place in parts of Henderson and Webster counties.

EVPL accepting food for fines

Nov 13, 2015

If you owe money to the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, you can donate nonperishable food items to settle your debt. 

Starting Monday through Dec. 15th, EVPL cardholders can donate unopened canned or boxed food during the annual Food for Fines program.

Each item donated counts as $1 in overdue fines, and will benefit the Evansville Rescue Mission and the Emergency Food Pantry Coalition.

A news release from the library calls it a “good will gesture for everyone.”

The maximum amount waived will be $10 per patron.

Semi crash closes Natcher Parkway

Nov 9, 2015
Kentucky State Police

A crash between two semis on the William Natcher Parkway south of Owensboro put one driver in the hospital and closed the road for a time Monday.

Kentucky State Police say a semi driving by Michael Williams of Greenfield, Indiana hit the back end of another semi driven by Randall Merritt of Carmi, Illinois. Williams' truck then crossed the median and the northbound lanes before hitting a bridge support column.

Williams had to be extricated from his truck. He was taken to Owensboro Health Regonal Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Merritt was not injured.


November: New series from WNIN 88.3-FM on Fridays at 12P

Catch "The Trend: Labels" on Fridays at noon and Sundays at 5 p.m. WNIN explores the labels people apply to one another and the connotations those labels carry. Starts again in November.

The Trend: Demographics of Wealth on Oct. 30 @ 12P

Tune in to 88.3 FM for WNIN's newest segment of The Trend, "Demographics of Wealth," on Friday, October 30 at 12P.

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Trend-IU Med School groundbreaking

On a historic day in Evansville, local and state leaders gathered to note the groundbreaking for the downtown campus of the Indiana University Medical School- Evansville. This Trend program is a replay of parts of our live broadcast of that event.
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