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Warrick School Leaders Re-assigned

Jun 3, 2014

The Warrick County School Board has approved the reassignment of Castle High School’s principal. 

Principal Andy Byers has been reassigned to an assistant principal position. He’ll become assistant principal of Castle South Middle School, effective July 1.

Byers’ reassignment comes two months after Castle High School teacher and girls’ basketball coach Beau Hobson resigned following allegations of “unprofessional” conduct.

A stand-up comedy movement is taking over historic downtown Evansville. It began one night at Haynie's Corner, inside Bokeh Lounge.

Owner Mike Millard was looking for someone to host the bar’s open mic night. He asked regular patron, Rachael Goldman, if she would do the honors.

At first, Goldman refused. She’s already working a few jobs -- president of the board of the Alhambra Theater and a fifth-generation pawn broker, among other civic projects and organizations.

Then Millard offered to buy her a drink.

Courtesy Arcea Zapata de Aston

An internationally-recognized Colombian poet is sharing her stories of love and loss tonight in Owensboro.  It’s part of a program created to empower Latina women.

Antonieta Villamil says poetry is a way for humans to carve beauty out of their suffering and share it with the world.

And she has a poem to back it up. It’s a message to her little brother Pedro, who disappeared in 1990.

Lampost project moving ahead

Apr 16, 2014

An effort to make Evansville’s Historic District safer and brighter is moving forward.

Neighbors have raised $97,000 toward Phase I of a streetlight project in a four-block area, bordered by Riverside Drive, Cherry Street, Southeast First Street and Chandler Avenue.

Elmer Buchta of the Old Evansville Historic Association tells the Courier and Press that the lights will be “historically-appropriate”, bright enough to enhance safety but dim enough for a romantic walk.

One of the 1880’s-style lights is already installed in the 600 block of Southeast First.

Where will IU students park?

Apr 15, 2014

An inevitable question about the planned IU medical and research complex in Downtown Evansville is where will 2,000 students and faculty park?

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the city will tweak the convention hotel plan to add more parking for the nearby med school. 

Some students may not need a parking spot. They told IU trustees they wanted a site that’s “walkable.”

The med school project carries a price tag of nearly $70 million, and officials will be looking for funding from both the city and the state.