Back to the books

Aug 8, 2017

Wednesday is Back-to-School day for many students in the Tri-State.

Evansville-Vanderburgh, Warrick County, Henderson County, and Daviess County are among school districts welcoming back thousands of students and staff on Wednesday.

Students head back to class Thursday at Mt. Vernon and North Posey schools. Some schools have already resumed classes.

Police agencies are stressing safety regardless of when the school bells ring.

Old National acquiring Minnesota bank

Aug 8, 2017

Old National Bank is expanding to the Twin Cities.

Old National has announced a $303 million agreement to acquire St. Paul, Minnesota-based Anchor Bancorp through a stock and cash merger.

A news release from Old National says the transaction will make the Evansville-based banking corporation the seventh largest deposit holder in the Twin Cities.

Old National says Anchor Bank has no affiliation with the former AnchorBank in Madison, Wisconsin, which Old National acquired last year.

The Minnesota-based Anchor was founded in 1967 and operates 18 branches.

Deaconess changing name

Aug 7, 2017
John Gibson

Deaconess officials have renamed their Evansville hospital.

It’s a move designed to clear-up confusion between the original hospital location and Deaconess Gateway in Warrick County.

The Evansville facility at 600 Mary St. will now be known as Deaconess Midtown Hospital.

Nearby Deaconess-affiliated facilities are now included in the Deaconess Midtown Campus.

Deaconess opened a 19-bed hospital at Mary and Iowa streets in 1893. A three-story brick structure was added in 1899 and Deaconess had beds for more than 60 patients.

Eclipse watchers urged to prepare

Aug 3, 2017

With less than three weeks to go before the big event, Kentucky officials are scrambling to complete preparations for the impact of the total solar eclipse on August 21.   

Kentucky officials are getting ready for up to half a million visitors to the areas that will have the best views of the eclipse. Hopkinsville is ground zero. A release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says visitors from 16 countries and 34 states are already on the guest list.

Henderson residents discuss potential I-69 corridors

Aug 2, 2017
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 Henderson residents voiced their concerns on the short list of I-69 bridge corridors at Tuesday evening’s open house.  The I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) Project Team is looking at three bridge proposals, two of which could affect a number of Henderson businesses and residences.

Lynda Spooner lives in one of the homes potentially impacted by West Corridor 1. She instead favors the Central Corridor with the least disturbance to urban development.