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Paola Marizan

In a sunny Saturday morning at the Newburg Farmers Market and a group of middle and high schoolers participating in the Warrick County Summer Musical Production sing a different version of the song Shrek.

This year’s Newburgh’s famers market not only brings joy to human ears. Visitors are thrilled to bring their dogs and find something special for them.

UE fires Simmons

Mar 14, 2018

The University of Evansville is looking for a new men’s basketball coach.

UE Director of Athletics Mark Spencer has announced that Marty Simmons has been relieved of his duties as head coach.

On the Aces’ web site, Spencer said the decision was “difficult” because Simmons has been a part of UE basketball for 3 decades both as a player and a coach.

But Spencer said under Simmons’ leadership, UE has not achieved the “level of competitive excellence” the university expects.

Man, son killed in Uniontown fire

Mar 14, 2018

A man and his son are dead following Tuesday’s mobile home fire in Union County. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze in the 300 block of Adams Street in Uniontown at about 5:30 Tuesday morning.

They extinguished the flames and found two bodies inside the mobile home.

In a news release, Kentucky State Police identified the victims as 68-year-old Charles Shockley and his son, 41-year-old Jesse Shockley.

The KSP said detectives were “actively investigating” the blaze but they said “nothing appears suspicious.”

The fire destroyed the home.

Evansville chosen for plant expansion

Mar 13, 2018

Evansville has been chosen for a major corporate expansion. 

Berry Global plans to add 150 new jobs over the next couple of years as part of an expansion at its downtown Evansville location.

That information came in a news release from the Indiana Economic Development  Corporation Tuesday afternoon. The company is investing  more than $70 million for new equipment, adding four new thermoforming lines.

Vectren eyes Spencer County for solar array

Mar 13, 2018

Vectren has selected a site in Spencer County for a 50-megawatt solar farm. 

In a news release, the Evansville-based utility company announced it has selected First Solar Incorporated to build the solar array in Troy.

Vectren said the array will be situated on about 300 acres and will consist of about 150,000 solar panels.

The array will be mounted on a single-axis tracking system, which enables the panels to automatically pivot to enhance energy generation as the sun’s rays move across the surface of the Earth.