Arts Council presents awards

Aug 17, 2018

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana has honored members of the arts community. 

The Arts Council conducted its annual Arts Awards Celebration Thursday evening at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Evansville.

Local community leaders presented six awards, including the Mayor’s Art Award, which went to the Martha and Merritt DeJong Foundation.

The foundation was established 25 years ago as a charitable trust to support the arts and education in the Tri-State.

Boonville Bypass To Open Friday Afternoon

Aug 17, 2018
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A ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. Friday in Threshermans Park will mark the opening of a long-awaited road near Boonville. 

Steve Law owns a car dealership on State Road 62 just west of the Boonville city limits. He sees the new Boonville Bypass when he stands in the lot of Law Chevrolet Buick.

But that’s not all he sees.

"Honestly anytime we see growth in Boonville and Warrick County as a business owner gets us really excited," he said.

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The Henderson Area Arts Alliance kicks off their 25th anniversary season with a free show featuring Ranky Tanky at 7:30pm on Saturday, August 18th in Henderson's Central Park. The band, featured on Fresh Air, mixes traditional Gullah songs with jazz, gospel, and R&B among other genres. HAAA Executive Director Alex Caudill talks to WNIN's Mareea Thomas about Ranky Tanky and other upcoming shows. 

Deaconess to build new clinic next to Stone Center

Aug 16, 2018

Deaconess has announced plans to build a clinic near the new medical school in Downtown Evansville. 

In a news release, Deaconess Health System says the three-story clinic will be built between Locust and Walnut Streets, near the former Townsquare Media facility.

The location is also near the new Stone Family Center for Health Sciences.

Deaconess says construction will begin later this year, and is set for completion in the spring of 2020. 

Boyett Center hopes to offer more treatment

Aug 16, 2018
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A ribbon is cut, opening an expanded treatment center for opioid and alcohol abuse in Evansville. 

The Boyett  Treatment Center opened its new location at 5401 Vogel Road, after moving from a smaller location on Lincoln Avenue.

Jennifer Hale told the gathering that she tried to “get clean” at numerous facilities before finally getting treatment at Boyett…

"And immediately I was treated like family. I was treated like nothing in the world was more important than my recovery."