McConnell weighs in on local and national topics

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John Gibson

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fielded questions on a number of topics during his visit to Henderson this week.

The top Republican in the Senate spoke to a joint meeting of the Henderson Lions and Rotary Clubs, weighing in on everything from I-69 to the future of Social Security and Medicare.







McConnell visits Henderson

Jul 26, 2016
John Gibson

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Henderson Tuesday to criticize the Obama administration and to celebrate the expansion of an industrial park. 

The Republican Kentucky Senator told a joint meeting of the Henderson Lions and Rotary Clubs that economic growth under the Obama Administration has been less than three-percent per year.

McConnell also says the administration has been determined to put the coal industry out of business.


Technology has accelerated our pace of life. In the last decade, multitasking and adaptability once more prove to be a crucial part of the human survival skills and success.

For our latest episode of Rewind,  web developer and TEDxEvansville speaker Tim Piazza says with the rapid changes in all industries we need a culture shift from specialists to generalists. 

He says technology has changed the way we socialize, receive information and make decisions, and it has affected how we navigate between jobs. 

Samantha Horton

Friday morning last week, three teams from the Technology Commercialization Academy at the University of Southern Indiana presented their final products after completing the 11 week program. The products included air marshaling gloves, an all-in-one household management app and a networking app. The goal of the academy is to help students get real world experience, work with diverse team members and help transform the local area through developing new projects.

Manager of USI Technology Commercialization Jason Salstrom says the academy has multiple benefits.

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Former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh visited Evansville Friday, just hours before he was to be nominated for a new Senate run.

Bayh toured eLuxurySupply on Kotter Avenue, which he called “an example of the American dream.”

The e-commerce company makes and sells bedding, and it’s quickly grown from a start-up to employing 70 workers.

Bayh’s visit came before the Democratic State Committee was to vote to put him on the November ballot, replacing former Congressman Baron Hill as the nominee for the senate seat held by retiring Republican Dan Coats.

Search continues for Beckerle

Jul 21, 2016

The search continues for a disabled young woman who’s been missing since Sunday. 

Evansville police say they believe someone removed 19-year-old Aleah Beckerle from her home on East Iowa Street, and left her wheelchair behind.

Authorities say Beckerle can't walk or communicate effectively and needs medical attention.


The state of Indiana has issued a silver alert and police are asking anyone with information about Beckerle to come forward.

Rewind: Understanding the world through online news

Jul 19, 2016

With the overload of online news and information, sometimes we have to take a minute – pause— and analyze. The rapid current of images, videos and world events flood our days making an impact in our judgment. Where to spend our money, where to go on vacation or what politician you should vote for are all choices that are influenced by the media.

Erin Gibson, Journalism instructor, says this new wave of online reporting has allowed many to deliberately shut out factual news that goes against their ideals.

Ground broken for land-based casino

Jul 19, 2016
John Gibson

Construction is officially underway on a $50 million land-based casino in Downtown Evansville. 

State and local officials joined Tropicana in breaking ground for the casino that will replace the riverboat docked on the Ohio River.

During a ceremony inside a large, white, air-conditioned tent, Tropicana CEO Tony Rodio called it a historic day. He noted that Evansville opened Indiana's first riverboat casino more than 20 years ago, and now the city will open the first land-based facility.

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Produce from within a hundred-mile region is weekly cataloged online at where locals can buy the exact amount of food they need.

While we were unable to find local statistics, nationally in 2010, thirty-one percent of food was lost at consumer and retail level, which is approximately 133 billion pounds of food worth $161 billion, according to the United State Department of Agriculture.

Police searching for missing Evansville woman

Jul 18, 2016

Evansville Police are asking for your help, as they look for a young woman feared to be in “grave danger.” 

19-year-old Aleah Beckerle was last seen in the early morning hours of Sunday at her home at 403 E. Iowa Street.

Police describe Beckerle as bi-racial, handicapped, and totally dependent on family care.

She’s in a wheelchair, cannot walk, and doesn’t speak other than a few mumbled words.

Beckerle also can’t feed herself and has to be fed with foods prepared for her specifically. She requires medications and suffers from severe seizures.


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