City Council Approves LST Funds

Aug 14, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

LST 325 is currently docked at Marina Pointe, but it will soon have a new home in the heart of downtown thanks to a couple million dollars from the Evansville City Council. 

Councilmembers voted 8-to-1 to give more than $2.7 million to Port Authority at a meeting Monday night.

The money comes from the city’s riverboat fund and will pay for the planning and construction of a new dock and visitor center for the LST across from Le Merigot Hotel.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke presented the details of the move.

OUCC Recommends Against Vectren Proposal

Aug 13, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) has recommended that the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) deny a Vectren proposal under its consideration. 

Under the proposal, Vectren would shut down four of its five coal units and retrofit the fifth by 2023. It would replace the retired units with a natural gas plant in Posey County. The total projected cost is close to $900 million. 

The OUCC said Vectren’s proposal wouldn’t diversify its energy portfolio and leaves it vulnerable to higher natural gas prices.

Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly has not yet announced whether he will support Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. A coalition of anti-abortion groups held a press conference outside his Evansville office Monday morning and called on him to break ranks with his party.

Around 30 anti-abortion activists carrying signs that read “#ConfirmKavanaugh” and “I Vote Pro-Life” flanked Sue Swayze Liebel as she led them in a rallying call.

Ground broken for Post House

Aug 13, 2018
John Gibson

Ground is broken for a new residential and business development in Downtown Evansville. 

The President and CEO of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana led the groundbreaking at Third and Vine streets, next to Bru Burger…

"One, two, three, shovel!"

Greg Wathen said the $40 million complex will provide 144 apartments, along with retail and office space…

 "Within an environment that will test new engery technology and smart appliances in a way that you do it at scale before companies like Vectren would take it system-wide."

How will the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences change the local economy? WNIN's John Gibson recently spoke to the head of the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District, Joshua Armstrong, about the impact of the new medical center…