Local News

There are hopes to establish a museum recognizing Evansville’s military contribution during World War Two. WNIN’s Daniel Moore has this report. Evansville’s Freedom Heritage Museum has not been built yet, but its supporters have already named its first executive director. Jack Buttrum will be in charge of the museum’s programs and events under a board of directors. The potential site will be a vintage aircraft hangar near Evansville Regional Airport. The cost is projected at between 7 and 9 million dollars.

NWS Revises Evansville Forecast

Feb 4, 2014

Evansville’s weather forecast has been revised to now receiving ice both this afternoon and tonight according to the National Weather Service

According to the Courier and Press the weather service says it expects the system to move into the Evansville area after 2pm. It is a warning that accumulation of one tenth to three tenths of an inch of ice is possible this afternoon.

Downtown site named for IU med school

Jan 31, 2014
City of Evansville

On the day when proposals are due for the Indiana University Medical School expansion in Evansville, city officials outlined their proposal, and finally named the desired location.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the school would be built on the current D-Patrick property bordered by 4th Street, 6th Street, Locust, and Cherry streets in downtown Evansville.

Western KY fire claims nine lives

Jan 30, 2014

Nine bodies have been recovered from the scene of a house fire in western Kentucky. Two persons escaped the flames. 

State Police Trooper Stu Recke says all 11 people inside the house in the Depoy community of Muhlenberg County were members of the same family. He says the children ranged in age from a toddler to teenagers.

Recke says an adult and child escaped the early morning blaze. He says the adult that got out told first responders that the rest of the family was still inside the burning house.

In the Fall of 2013, the arrest of a black Evansville firefighter on a traffic charge boiled into a controversy for the Evansville Police Department when City Council President Connie Robinson brought up the issue in open session.