Indiana unemployment rate improves

Jan 28, 2014

Indiana's jobless rate has dropped to its lowest level in more than five years. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December dropped 0.4 percent to 6.9 percent in December. That’s the lowest rate since October 2008. The jobless number also remains lower than all of Indiana’s neighboring states. One of the major factors in Indiana's falling unemployment rate is the number of individuals returning to the labor force.

City Council opposes marriage amendment

Dec 4, 2013

Evansville City Council has formally filed its resolution opposing House Joint Resolution No. 6.

HJR-6, as it's more commonly known, is the proposed State Constitutional Amendment that would define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman.

It would also prohibit Indiana Courts from recognizing out-of-state, same-sex marriages – thereby leaving those couples unable to get a divorce.

Councilman Jonathan Weaver, D-At-large, and Councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff Riley, D-3rd Ward, sponsored the resolution.

Cass Herrington

For today’s show, The Trend visited our neighbors in Jasper and Princeton to hear what those towns are doing to increase the quality of life for their residents – in the hopes of attracting talented workers and millennials.