Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

New signs to recognize progress for the disabled

Oct 24, 2016
John Gibson

Officials are celebrating a new sign in Evansville while working to change another: the familiar “handicapped” sign. 

Evansville and disability leaders gathered at Old National Bank to celebrate the planned addition to the city’s welcome sign touting Evansville as an “ability city” in Indiana.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke told the crowd that the city is becoming more inclusive in many ways.

Officials would also like to change the well-known handicapped sign showing a figure in a wheelchair.

Ground broken for land-based casino

Jul 19, 2016
John Gibson

Construction is officially underway on a $50 million land-based casino in Downtown Evansville. 

State and local officials joined Tropicana in breaking ground for the casino that will replace the riverboat docked on the Ohio River.

During a ceremony inside a large, white, air-conditioned tent, Tropicana CEO Tony Rodio called it a historic day. He noted that Evansville opened Indiana's first riverboat casino more than 20 years ago, and now the city will open the first land-based facility.

Winnecke says no to governor run

Jul 15, 2016
John Gibson

The mayor of Evansville says he has “no plans” to run for governor. 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke released a statement shortly after Donald Trump tweeted that he had chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

In the statement, Winnecke says he’s “honored by all of the encouragement to run for Governor,” but he says he has “no plans on entering the caucus.”

Winnecke says he’s proud of what he calls the “shining example that the City of Evansville has become for our great state.” He says he looks forward to working closely with the next Governor of Indiana.

Ground broken for public housing upgrades

Jun 29, 2016
John Gibson

Local and federal officials have announced a private-public partnership to upgrade public housing in Evansville.

Phase One of the Rental Assistance Demonstration project – or RAD – will provide more than $18 million to refurbish two-thirds of the city’s public housing apartments.

The private-public program is designed to reduce reliance on funding from Congress.

Worthingtons win Mayor's Arts Award

Jun 16, 2016
John Gibson

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana has announced the winners of its 2016 Arts Awards. 

Steve and Susan Worthington were named the recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Award. 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said the Worthingtons are strong supporters of the arts. He called them "the first to help, the first to attend or the first to contribute.