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The effort to preserve the New Harmony Bridge has received a financial boost.

In a news release, the Harmony Way Bridge Project Committee announced a $50,000 pledge from the Kent and Laurie Parker Family Foundation.

The committee said the gift will help offset expenses of restoration and physical improvements to the span over the Wabash River, which supporters hope to turn into a pedestrian space.

Project Director Lora Arneberg said the gift is “structured to enable work on the bridge to begin when the time is appropriate.”

ECHO reps meet with police

Mar 27, 2018

ECHO Housing officials have met with Evansville Police about an alleged misuse of funds. 

In a news release, the EPD said ECHO representatives met with police investigators on Friday, one day after the department announced it was starting an investigation.

As a result, ECHO Housing Corporation is now listed as the victim in the ongoing case. 

Investigators said they’re awaiting the results of a forensic analysis of ECHO’s financial records.

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.

Marchers brave cold rain to make a point

Mar 25, 2018
Steve Burger / WNIN-FM

Organizers of the Evansville March for Our Lives event on Saturday were concerned about the weather. Cold rain and brisk winds threatened to keep people away.

They needn't have worried. Several hundred people packed the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville and most braved the rain to walk from the church to the Four Freedoms monument after a short program. By organizers' count, 740 people picked up ribbons to carry during the march.

Barbara Anguiano

Many times, I found myself talking about things that I didn’t understand because I was translating for my mom, por que no sabia Ingles. So there I was telling her about when the water bill was due and where to pay it, what those state documents meant, what the total at the grocery store was and one time about a police report. But our contributor Barbara Anguiano found a school where kids have a common ground; where some who had grown up too fast can be children and those who don’t know Spanish are learning.