Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

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.

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.