Evansville’s Past, Present and Potential: Do ‘ghosts’ linger and govern the future?
In this segment, The Trend’s new host Cass Herrington digs around Evansville’s history to find context for local attitudes toward change and developments.
First, David Coker sets the stage with an expose of Evansville’s manufacturing heyday. Coker has written extensively about the automotive history of Evansville and Southern Indiana for the Courier and Press and several publications.
History lives on at a local watering hole, Lamasco Bar and Grill. Owner Amy Word talks about the significance of the name, “Lamasco,” which was initially a separate township from the city of Evansville. Word is also the president of the Franklin Street Events Association, a coalition of local businesses that is striving to breathe new life and development into the West Side of town.
Finally, Executive Director of Leadership Evansville Lynn Miller-Pease will round out the conversation by sharing the visions and dreams for the future of Evansville. Miller-Pease represents VOICE, which conducted 32 brainstorming sessions across town to record and analyze Evansville residents’ wishes for the future.