Local News

Lawson Holds 'Candidate School' On Campaign Security

Sep 20, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has hosted what she calls “candidate schools” every election year to inform candidates and their staff about the election process, but concerns over election security in the 2016 election prompted a slight change to this year's curriculum. 

Lawson addressed a range of topics during her stop Thursday afternoon at Evansville’s Central Library. She discussed campaign finance rules, mandatory paperwork, and what candidates need to disclose on promotional material.

But she added one new item to the list this year: cybersecurity. 

Two Main Street- Brad Byrd

Sep 20, 2018
Steve Burger / WNIN

David visits with WEHT/WTVW anchor Brad Byrd about their careers in news in Evansville.

Indiana Disability Rights

New online resources from the advocacy group Indiana Disability Rights explore options other than guardianship for people with disabilities. 

Melissa Keyes, legal director of Indiana Disability Rights, said there is a national push toward thinking beyond guardianship for people with disabilities.

Late summer Ozone Alert issued

Sep 19, 2018

Summer-like heat and smoke from fires in Canada has prompted an ozone alert for southern Indiana.

The Environmental Protection Agency says ozone levels in Evansville and Vanderburgh County may reach the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” range the EPA established for the 8-hour Ozone Standard.

In a news release, the agency says abundant sunshine, light winds, and smoke from Canadian fires helped create the risk.

Chris Light / Wikimedia Commons

The I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) Project Team recently sent letters to 700 property owners letting them know the team will conduct non-invasive surveys and research on their property. 

The team is also checking bridges for signs of bats and examining the soil to determine the boundaries of wetlands.