Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Winnecke: incentives required for Berry expansion

Feb 15, 2018
Berry Global

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says incentives are needed to land Berry Global’s $70 million expansion.

 

The plastics maker is headquartered in Evansville, but Winnecke tells WNIN he’s not taking anything for granted.

The city has offered the company about $4.2 million in tax breaks, including five years of property tax abatement and up to $100,000 of casino tax revenue to go toward training new employees who are Evansville residents.

EPD introduces mounted patrol

Nov 9, 2017
John Gibson

The Evansville Police Department has put two officers on horseback. 

The EPD introduced its mounted patrol at The Boys and Girls of Evansville, where kids had an opportunity to meet the horses named Blondie and Speck.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said it’s not only about public safety, but building relationships. 

(He said seeing children petting horses in the heart of the city is something you don't see every day.)

Police Chief Billy Bolin said the animals provide a boost…

Ribbon is cut purr-fectly at cat cafe

Jul 14, 2017
John Gibson

A ribbon has been cut, officially opening Evansville’s first cat café.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke helped co-owners Nancy Drake and Annette Gries cut the ribbon, opening the River Kitty Cat Café at 226 Main St.

Inside the café, a glass wall separates the dining area from 10 felines frolicking and sleeping on pet beds, padded towers, and in the front window.

Kandis Brinker is the cat lounge chaperone. She says one of the great things about the cat enclosure is the basement, where cats and access food and litter boxes, away from the cafe area. 

Most occupants of Lincoln Estates in Downtown Evansville have found new places to live since the housing complex was sold. 

Many people who lived in the former low-income apartments off Lincoln Avenue received notices that they had broken their leases, in most cases because they were behind paying rent.

The new owner of the complex plans to renovate the apartments and raise the rent. The new rates haven’t been released.

Holcomb: state taking over delayed I-69 section

Jun 5, 2017
John Gibson

Governor Eric Holcomb says the state is taking control of the I-69 extension between Bloomington and Martinsville. 

Governor Holcomb addressed both the delay in Section 5 construction and the planned I-69 bridge between Evansville and western Kentucky during a luncheon meeting with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and local business leaders.

After the luncheon, Holcomb told reporters the state of Indiana is negotiating with the bond holders of the project between Bloomington and Martinsville…

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