Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Most occupants of Lincoln Estates in Downtown Evansville have found new places to live since the housing complex was sold. 

Many people who lived in the former low-income apartments off Lincoln Avenue received notices that they had broken their leases, in most cases because they were behind paying rent.

The new owner of the complex plans to renovate the apartments and raise the rent. The new rates haven’t been released.

Holcomb: state taking over delayed I-69 section

Jun 5, 2017
John Gibson

Governor Eric Holcomb says the state is taking control of the I-69 extension between Bloomington and Martinsville. 

Governor Holcomb addressed both the delay in Section 5 construction and the planned I-69 bridge between Evansville and western Kentucky during a luncheon meeting with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and local business leaders.

After the luncheon, Holcomb told reporters the state of Indiana is negotiating with the bond holders of the project between Bloomington and Martinsville…

WNIN launches Move to Main campaign

Apr 4, 2017
John Gibson

WNIN has launched its Move to Main capital campaign.

The station plans to move to the former WEVV building at Main and Riverside at a cost of $3.4 million.

A “quiet campaign” that’s drawn mostly on corporate support has already raised more than half of the needed money.

Now, the campaign is shifting to a public, community-wide effort.

During a news conference, USI President – and WNIN Board Chair – Linda Bennett asked board members to join her at the podium. 

She said the board was behind the Move to Main 100%.

METS launching Sunday service, new fares

Dec 16, 2016

You’ll soon be able to ride a METS bus on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System is preparing to implement Sunday bus service, more night service, and new bus fares starting January 2nd.

A news release from Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s office says bus fares for adult passengers will drop from $1.00 to 75-cents, student fares will decrease from 75-to-50 cents, elderly and disabled fares will change from 50-to-35 cents, and METS Mobility Service will drop from $2 to $1.50 per ride

But METS says bus transfers will be eliminated.

John Gibson

A major health care company is expanding in Downtown Evansville. 

McKesson Specialty Health says it’s expanding its services inside the Walker Building on the former Welborn Hospital campus – near the site of the new IU School of Medicine.

The company says the office will eventually employ more than 100 people.

The business will focus on billing and collecting for medical service providers U.S. Oncology Network and Vantage Oncology.