Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke brought a special guest to Monday night’s Evasville City Council meeting in a push to secure financing for the Deaconess Aquatic Center.

The crowd stood up and cheered when the council announced its vote tally, and Lilly King and Mayor Winnecke shook hands and gave high-fives to the people around them.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Evansville native was at the meeting to convince council to issue the bonds needed to build Lloyd Pool’s replacement.

New playground to be called Mickey's Kingdom

Apr 10, 2018
John Gibson

The new Kids Kingdom will be named after a special kid. 

The existing playground off Waterworks Road sits in the way of a major sewer project, so officials – including Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin -- broke ground on a new playground to be built in the space between the Evansville Museum and the Sunset Park tennis courts.

Easter Seals telethon tops $1 million again

Apr 9, 2018

Easter Seals is celebrating a record-setting telethon. 

The 41st annual Easter Seals Telethon ended Sunday evening with a "final tote" of $1,056,943 raised for its Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade Avenue. 

In a news release, the not-for-profit it said was the fifth year in a row the Telethon on WEHT TV raised more than $1 million. 

All proceeds will underwrite therapy for Tri-State children and adults with disabilities served by the Easter Seals Rehab Center.

Winnecke delivers upbeat State of City

Apr 4, 2018
John Gibson

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke focused on infrastructure, public safety, and business during his State of the City address. 

The Republican mayor cited what he called “positive momentum” in the city, including infrastructure improvements.

Winnecke noted the massive $729 million federally-mandated sewer improvement project. He said the city has met with federal officials to try to reduce the cost while still complying with the Clean Water Act…

Ground to be broken for Downtown Hyatt

Mar 27, 2018

An official groundbreaking is planned this week for a new hotel in Downtown Evansville. 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and representatives of Kinship Hospitality will turn dirt Friday morning for the planned Hyatt Place Downtown at 2nd and Chestnut streets.

A news release from the Southwest Indiana Chamber said the hotel represents a more than $18 million investment in the community.

The 5-story hotel will feature 139 rooms, a bar-lounge, an indoor pool, a fitness center, meeting rooms, and an outdoor fire pit.