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Public Responds To Proposed Vectren Gas Plant

Jul 12, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Update, 12:41 p.m. Friday: A Vectren spokesperson told WNIN that the company always considers the effect of its choices on customers' bills. Natalie Hedde said Vectren researched the costs of a porfolio with only renewable energy and found that it would cost $1 billion more than its current proposal. She said the company's job is to provide power, and it cannot do so reliably without fossil fuels.

Emotions ran high for local Vectren customers at Wednesday’s Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) hearing.

Two Main Street- The Boy Scouts

Jul 12, 2018
Tommy Housman

In this program, David learns our guests' favorite camp meals, what it takes to be an Eagle Scout and the meaning of the Silver Buffalo award.

Owensboro Water Main Breaks Fixed

Jul 10, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Crews isolated the two breaks Monday at Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ Plant A and repaired them overnight. The utility company says water pressure should return Tuesday afternoon, but the boil order will remain in place while crews flush the water system. The company says state officials will most likely lift the order Thursday after an inspection.

OMU spokersperson Sonya Dixon said she is not sure how much water was poured from the breaks, nor does she know the cost of the damage. 

Owensboro Businesses Affected By Water Main Break

Jul 9, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

A phone call interrupted Danny Sanders’ sleep this morning.

"My alarm’s set for 6:30 and my phone rang at like 6:08, and I recognized the phone number for the police department, and I was like ‘Aw, somebody done broke into my car lot,'" he said. "But when they told me it was underwater I was like ‘Oh my gosh. Monday morning, right after a holiday week.'"

Sanders owns Sanders Auto Mart. It’s a car dealership on 4th street near Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ (OMU) Plant A, where a water main broke early Monday morning. Water poured from the break and into Sanders’ business.

Party Celebrates Vanderburgh Bicentennial

Jul 6, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

County Commissioner Ben Shoulders led a crowd of around twenty volunteers and elected officials in singing "Happy Birthday" to Vanderburgh County. The county turned 200 this year, and county commissioners hosted a party Friday at the old courthose to celebrate.

There was a bounce castle and a zip line for kids and a cash bar for grown-ups, but Vannetta and Lydia McDowell were in charge of the main attraction: cake.