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Chester and Gertrude- A box of letters

21 hours ago
Nancy Hasting

It is well known that Evansville suffered one of the first casualties of World War I. But there is a story from the end of the war that is even more compelling.  WNIN’s Steve Burger has followed that story and was in France this past summer for its thrilling conclusion. Posey County native Nancy Hasting has put her family's story of World War I into a book titled, "A Tragedy of the Great War". 

Evansville Catholics Pray For Healing, Reparation

Oct 9, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Catholics in Evansville joined Bishop Joseph Siegel in praying for healing in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal Monday night at Sacred Heart Church.

At the beginning of the service, the bishop walked down the main aisle before he prostrated himself in front of the altar. A cantor led the church in a litany while people kneeled in the pews behind the bishop. 

Together, they prayed for healing and reparation.

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Sixty-six allegations of sexual abuse have been made against 27 priests in the Diocese of Owensboro since its founding in 1937, according to a statement released by the diocese Monday morning. 

Of those 27 priests, 11 had died by the time the allegations surfaced.  

"It saddens and angers me that we have numbers to report, but unfortunately humanity fails as sin takes root in hearts," Bishop William Medley wrote in the statement. 

Hwy 41 Bridge to Close until June

Oct 3, 2018

A busy bridge in Evansville will be closing for more than 6 months. 

The Indiana Department of Transportation says in a news release that contractors will close the southbound bridge on Highway 41 over Pigeon Creek, starting Thursday.

INDOT says crews will rehab the bridge deck and perform maintenance.

Southbound drivers on 41 will exit onto Diamond Avenue, using a temporary two-lane configuration on the exit ramp.

Motorists will have the option to go back onto U.S. 41, after both lanes cross over Pigeon Creek, or exit onto Diamond.

Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

All Vanderburgh County employees will receive a two percent raise. The raises are a part of the county’s 2019 budget, which county council approved at a meeting Wednesday morning.

"We’re kinda thrilled to be able to do that," Councilman Jim Raben said. Raben is the council's finance chair. He said higher tax revenue and cost-cutting across county agencies helped pay for the salary increases.