Science and Environment

Cold now, but warm-up in sight

Jan 16, 2018

The Tri-State can expect a break from the frigid temperatures later this week. 

The threat of more snow is gone for now, after an additional 2-to-3 inches fell on the Evansville area Monday.

The new layer of snow was followed by single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills.

Experts warn that such wind chills can cause frost bite to exposed skin within 30 minutes.

The snow and frigid air prompted widespread school closings, but a warm-up and melt-down are in sight.

Ice and snow on the way

Jan 11, 2018

Forecasters say up to 3 inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice is possible across the Tri-State Thursday night and Friday. 

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING in effect from 9:00 tonight (Thur) until 9:00 Friday night for southwest Indiana, southeast Illinois, and western Kentucky.

Forecasters are calling for “heavy mixed precipitation” as rain changes to freezing rain, sleet, and snow overnight.

The weather service is predicting snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches on top of a layer of ice.

State board approves Vectren plans, rate increases

Sep 22, 2017

You can expect higher Vectren bills, starting next year. 

The Indiana Office of Consumer Counselor approved the Evansville-based utility company’s plan to upgrade and modernize its electrical grid, involving more than 800 projects and seven years of annual rate increases.

The plan was originally presented as costing $516 million. The state board, Vectren, and a coalition of industrial customers reached an agreement to reduce the cost to $446 million.

Quake shakes Tri-State

Sep 19, 2017

A small earthquake centered in southeast Illinois shook the Tri-State Tuesday. 


The Edwards County Sheriff's office reported no damage or injuries following the 3.8-magnitude quake at 6:47 a.m. Central Time.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered 7 ½ miles east-northeast of Albion.

The agency says the quake caused light to moderate shaking and very light damage. The quake's preliminary depth was a little more than 7 miles.

The brief shaking was felt in Evansville, Henderson and Owensboro.

Saturday is Tox-Away Day

Sep 14, 2017

Vanderburgh County residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of toxic household waste this weekend.

The Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District will conduct its 20th Tox-Away Day in Downtown Evansville on Saturday.

It will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Civic Center’s “Back 40” parking lot.