Business and Economy

Ground Broken for Shell Building

1 hour ago
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

County Commissioners broke ground Wednesday morning at the future site of a shell building in Vanderburgh Industrial Park off of State Road 57.

Commissioners, developers, and their business partners grabbed their shovels for a photo op in front of the empty lot, but constructions workers were already there getting ready to pour concrete.  

That empty lot should be the home of a finished shell building by October.

“That’s faster than what I’ve seen,” said Pepper Mulherin, president of the Evansville Industrial Foundations Board.

Public Responds To Proposed Vectren Gas Plant

Jul 12, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Update, 12:41 p.m. Friday: A Vectren spokesperson told WNIN that the company always considers the effect of its choices on customers' bills. Natalie Hedde said Vectren researched the costs of a porfolio with only renewable energy and found that it would cost $1 billion more than its current proposal. She said the company's job is to provide power, and it cannot do so reliably without fossil fuels.

Emotions ran high for local Vectren customers at Wednesday’s Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) hearing.

Owensboro Businesses Affected By Water Main Break

Jul 9, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

A phone call interrupted Danny Sanders’ sleep this morning.

"My alarm’s set for 6:30 and my phone rang at like 6:08, and I recognized the phone number for the police department, and I was like ‘Aw, somebody done broke into my car lot,'" he said. "But when they told me it was underwater I was like ‘Oh my gosh. Monday morning, right after a holiday week.'"

Sanders owns Sanders Auto Mart. It’s a car dealership on 4th street near Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ (OMU) Plant A, where a water main broke early Monday morning. Water poured from the break and into Sanders’ business.

Want A New Job In Indiana? There's An App For That

Jun 22, 2018
ICC Jobs

The ICC Jobs app takes the user’s location to find nearby job openings. The results are color-coded by industry. The app also shows users the location of nearby career centers.

The app is a product of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. It’s intended to complement Indiana Career Connect, or ICC, the state’s online job board.

There were more than 120,000 job postings on the site last year.

The app is free and is available in the Apple Store and on Google Play.

Could one of the Twin Bridges be turned into a pedestrian-bicycle trail? 

Proposals for a new I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson call for eliminating one or both of the existing Twin Bridges.

But what if one of the twin spans was converted to a foot and bicycle trail?

Dan Prevost (PREE-voh) of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing Team told reporters Monday that taking cars and trucks off one the aging bridges would likely reduce maintenance costs, but he couldn’t say by how much…