Toyota to invest $600 million, add 400 jobs

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John Gibson

Toyota is strengthening its commitment in Southwest Indiana.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana President Millie Marshall has only been on the job three weeks, but she had the pleasure of announcing a major expansion at the Gibson County plant.

(We will invest an additional $600 million for this project, creating 400 jobs. This will allow us to produce an additional 40,000 Highlanders by the end of 2019.)

Governor Eric Holcomb praised Toyota for “planting its flag” in Indiana and continuing to grow…

American to upgrade Dallas flights at EVV

Jan 23, 2017

You may notice larger aircraft flying in and out of Evansville Regional Airport, starting this spring.

Airport officials say American Airlines is upgrading its weekday flights and one of its weekend flights to and from Dallas.

A news release from Evansville Regional says the flights will be on CRJ-900 planes, which seat 76 passengers, including 9 in first class.

The flights are currently run on smaller, 50-seat jets.

Uber takes to the streets Wednesday

Jan 23, 2017

Uber starts rolling in Evansville this week.

A news release from the ride-sharing business says UberX will launch Wednesday morning in Evansville, making it the 8th Indiana city to be served by Uber.

City and county officials will officially welcome the company at Innovation Pointe in Downtown Evansville. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will take the first ride.

Uber connects riders and drivers though a smartphone app.

The release says Uber partners with pre-screened drivers who use their own vehicles to give people a ride within minutes, 24/7, year round.

Few students watch Trump inauguration at USI

Jan 20, 2017
John Gibson

Some USI students watched the inauguration of President Trump on campus.

Only about 30 students turned out to watch a live stream of the inauguration in USI’s Carter Hall, while others watched on TVs in dining areas.


USI Vice President Julie Brinker says students had lots of options, including their own devices.

Student Donna Ewart watched the swearing-in, and was excited about Trump’s message of making America “great again.”

WNIN planning move to Main and Riverside

Jan 20, 2017

WNIN is planning to move to Evansville’s riverfront.

Tri-State Public Media has purchased the former WEVV building at Riverside and Main through a donor relationship.

A capital campaign is underway to raise money to pay for the building, to renovate it, and to add new digital equipment. 

President and CEO Brad Kimmel says he’s “excited” to move the operation to the “heart of downtown” and to better engage the public and better serve the community.

Kimmel says the capital campaign will go public this spring and more details will be released then.

Trump Inauguration Speech

Jan 20, 2017
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Donald Trump will give his inaugural address after being sworn in as president of the United States on Friday afternoon. NPR's politics team, with help from journalists across the newsroom, will be live-annotating his remarks.


Live Coverage of Inauguration Day 2017

Jan 20, 2017

Follow NPR's live blog of Inauguration Day for news highlights, analysis, photos and videos from Washington, D.C., throughout the day.


Red Blue Hoops Season 3: Episode 3

Jan 19, 2017

Both Indiana University and University of Kentucky men’s basketball teams celebrated wins the past week, however host Chad Payton had a lot to talk about with IU’s recent close game at Penn State and what the team needs to accomplish in upcoming games. Host Evan Beck reviewed the wins UK and tried figuring out why opposing teams have chanted “overrated” towards the end of the games.

Background Check Proposal To Prevent Sex Crimes In Schools

Jan 19, 2017

As Indiana lawmakers consider measures to strengthen the state’s background check laws, the Indiana Department of Education is investigating 85 cases of alleged educator misconduct, according to department officials.

Of the 85 licensed educators currently under investigation approximately 40 involve at least an allegation, if not charges, of sexual or inappropriate contact with a student.

“Teachers and employees at public schools, and other schools for that matter, are having wrongful relationships with the students,” says Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn).

Skill Up program offers learning and earning

Jan 19, 2017

A new program will allow Ivy Tech students to learn and earn.

The program called Skill UP Indiana will pay students $12.50 an hour during their enrollment in the 11-week program, which includes five weeks of class time and on-the-job training.

Applications are being accepted via Ivy Tech, and can be found on the community college’s website,

In a news release, Ivy Tech Southwest Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says the college is excited to spearhead the initiative that he says can “potentially change the way employers hire in the future.”