Regional Voices- The Big Read

Feb 13, 2014


The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with  Arts Midwest.

Mary Lyn Stoll

The Vagina Monologues is returning to the University of Southern Indiana, and proceeds from the internationally-known performance are supporting a local cause.

Students from USI’s Philosophy Club, Face of Feminism, Gender Studies, and the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice (SAC) Club are joining forces to break the taboos surrounding violence against women.

New "Honest to Goodness" state slogan announced

Feb 12, 2014

The State of Indiana has unveiled a new slogan. 

“Honest to Goodness Indiana” is replacing the state’s old slogan, “Restart Your Engines.” Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and Mark Newman of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development made the announcement at the Indiana Historical Society.

Inside Indiana Business reports more than 30 individuals served on a brand development board to come up with the slogan.

They included representatives from the tourism industry, elected officials, government leaders, and others from the private and public sectors.

Vanderburgh County leaders oppose tax cut

Feb 12, 2014

Vanderburgh County officials are expressing their opposition to proposed state legislation that would eliminate personal property taxes on business equipment.

Vanderburgh County Commissioners have sent Governor Pence a letter expressing “strong opposition” to the tax cut, saying that the county already has the option to approve tax abatements to promote economic development.

Take a deep breath - or don't. Your neighborhood watering hole could be filled with cigarette smoke again.

The Indiana Supreme Court reversed an Evansville ordinance that banned smoking in eating and drinking establishments.

Steve Alsop is the President of the Vanderburgh County Tavern Owner Association Inc., and he owns the Peephole Bar & Grill on Main Street.

Alsop said he’s pleased by the decision.

“We had to go all the way to the top, but we got it," Alsop said.