Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

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.

Evansville wins Promise Zone designation

Jun 6, 2016
John Gibson

 The Obama administration has declared parts of Evansville a “Promise Zone.” 

Antonio Riley of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the designation before a crowd of community leaders and residents outside St. Lucas Hall.

The crowd cheered and gave Riley a standing ovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riley says the “Promise Zone” designation gives Evansville an edge in requesting federal aid for areas dealing with joblessness, crime, and sub-standard housing. 

 

Flights to Orlando underway

Jun 2, 2016

You may notice larger aircraft flying in and out of Evansville Regional Airport.

 

Allegiant Air is now offering two direct flights a week between Evansville and Orlando/Sanford International Airport.

The Orlando flights will be on MD-80 jet aircraft, which seat 166 people. Most flights at the Evansville airport use smaller, 50-seat jets.

The home of Disney World becomes the local airport’s sixth direct destination, along with Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, and Dallas.

City refinancing Ford Center

May 5, 2016

The Evansville Redevelopment Commission has approved refinancing the bonds for the Ford Center.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the move will save the city $20 million over 23 years.

He says a combination of sources is paying off the bonds, including gaming revenue, food and beverage taxes, and tax increment money.

Winnecke says the combination will change slightly.

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