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USI board picks Rochon as new university president

Apr 20, 2018
John Gibson

The University of Southern Indiana hired its new president from within.

A presidential search committee considered more than 90 applicants from across the nation before the USI Board of Trustees voted unanimously for USI Provost Ronald Rochon.

Retiring university president Dr. Linda Bennett told a special board meeting that she was pleased with the choice…

"This moment is even more gratifying to me because of the selection of someone I have worked with for the past 8 years"

Bennett hired Rochon as provost.

Man shot by EPD officer was holding fake gun

Apr 20, 2018

Evansville Police say a man shot by an officer was carrying a fake gun. 


Officers were dispatched to a possible rape on Spring Valley Road, off North Green River at about 6:40 Wednesday evening. 

Officers were told by the victim that the suspect was armed with a handgun and had left, but said he would return. 

While officers were on the scene, the suspect did return.

Two Main Street- Carol McClintock

Apr 19, 2018
Tommy Housman / WNIN

Paducah radar down for repairs

Apr 18, 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah says its doppler radar is shut down for repairs – in the midst of severe storm season. 

Meteorologist Ricky Shanklin said in an email that an engineering team from the Radar Operations Center in Norman, Oklahoma, determined that the primary gear for turning the radar antenna – known as the bull gear -- had failed.

Shanklin said the repair will require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a six-person team from the ROC to restore the radar.

USI to name new president Thursday

Apr 17, 2018

The University of Southern Indiana plans to hire a new president this week. 

The USI Board of Trustees will meet in special session Thursday afternoon to select the university’s next president.

It will be USI’s 4th president, replacing the retiring Linda Bennett -- who also serves on the WNIN Board.

The new USI president is expected to meet with media members after the meeting.

The publicly-funded university has kept the selection process quiet.

The executive session will be held at the Griffin Center on the USI campus at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.