Government and Politics

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.

Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke unveiled more detailed plans for replacing Lloyd Pool. The proposed aquatics center will have two indoor pools, one for recreation and another 50 meter pool for competitive swimming and diving.

The new pool will be built in Garvin Park next to Bosse Field, but it doesn’t yet have a name.

"It’s not gonna be the Winnecke Aquatics Center," he joked. Winnecke said the city will unveil the corporation with naming rights Friday morning.

Trump protest mostly peaceful

Aug 31, 2018
John Gibson

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside President Trump’s campaign rally in Downtown Evansville. 

Crowd chants “we will remember in November”

About 500 protesters gathered outside the Old National Events Plaza, as Trump attended a fundraiser inside.

Among them was Jacob Lehman of Evansville, who carried a sign praising his military father and the late Senator John McCain…

Protesters expected outside Trump rally

Aug 30, 2018

Thousands of Trump supporters are expected to attend the president’s rally inside the Ford Center Thursday evening, while opponents gather outside. 

One of the protests is planned a good distance from the Ford Center, outside Memorial Baptist Church at Walnut and Garvin streets.

Wendy Bredhold is spokeswoman for the rally calledThis is Our Home, These are Our Voices”…

"It's entirely organized by local groups and it's about the issues that impact us."

Boonville Bypass To Open Friday Afternoon

Aug 17, 2018
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A ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. Friday in Threshermans Park will mark the opening of a long-awaited road near Boonville. 

Steve Law owns a car dealership on State Road 62 just west of the Boonville city limits. He sees the new Boonville Bypass when he stands in the lot of Law Chevrolet Buick.

But that’s not all he sees.

"Honestly anytime we see growth in Boonville and Warrick County as a business owner gets us really excited," he said.