Health and Wellnes

UE institute working to boost public health

Apr 25, 2018

The University of Evansville has announced an effort to improve public health. 

UE says its new Institute for Public Health will provide students hands-on experience while addressing community needs.

The head of the institute, Dr. Will McConnell, told reporters its first major project is leading and collaborating with 11 hospital systems across Indiana in a 39-county Community Health Needs Assessment…

Easter Seals telethon tops $1 million again

Apr 9, 2018

Easter Seals is celebrating a record-setting telethon. 

The 41st annual Easter Seals Telethon ended Sunday evening with a "final tote" of $1,056,943 raised for its Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade Avenue. 

In a news release, the not-for-profit it said was the fifth year in a row the Telethon on WEHT TV raised more than $1 million. 

All proceeds will underwrite therapy for Tri-State children and adults with disabilities served by the Easter Seals Rehab Center.

Main break prompts East Side boil advisory

Mar 6, 2018

A water main break on Evansville’s East Side shut off water service and prompted a boil advisory. 

Officials say a 12-inch main broke at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Burkhardt Road Monday afternoon.

The break disrupted water service in that area.

After crews fixed the break, the Water and Sewer Utility issued a precautionary boil advisory for homes and businesses from the intersection of Lincoln and Cullen, east on Newburgh Road to I-69 and Covert. 

The advisory also stretches south from Covert and Seasons Ridge Boulevard to Pollack and I-69.