Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Winnecke delivers State of City

Mar 8, 2016
Photo by John Gibson

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke promoted road improvements, a land bank, a new indoor swimming pool, new life for Mesker Amphitheatre, and the development of Roberts Park during his State of the City address. 

Much of Winnecke’s address focused on what to do with $25 million in rent that Tropicana is paying as part of its plan to move onto shore.

Winnecke suggested investing $13 million over three years for road improvements.


Winnecke also proposed changing the current Brownfields Corporation into a land bank.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke remains hopeful that Southwestern Indiana will receive the full $42 million in Regional Cities money. 

The Republican mayor was among representatives of the three winning regions to speak before the House Ways and Means Committee this week, urging legislators to approve the full funding.

The measure has stalled at the Statehouse after the Indiana Economic Development Corporation awarded $42 million each to three regions instead of two.

The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved Tropicana Evansville’s plan to move its gaming operation onto land...

Tropicana officials and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke went before the commission in Indianapolis, seeking permission to become Indiana’s first riverboat casino operation to move onto land.

The state legislature passed a law allowing such moves last year.

The gaming commission approved Tropicana’s $50 million plan Wednesday afternoon.

Winnecke tweeted after the meeting that he “greatly appreciates” the commission’s vote.

Basketball hall of fame to launch in Evansville

Feb 15, 2016

A basketball hall of fame is being created in Evansville. WNIN’s John Gibson has details…

The Small College Basketball Hall of Fame will be launched this November with a banquet and a tournament at the Ford Center that will include a match-up between USI and Kentucky Wesleyan. The two rivals no longer play in the same conference.

John McCarthy is founder of Small College Basketball in Kansas City. He says Evansville was chosen for its long history of Division II basketball…

(AUDIO: SCB Hall of Fame McCarthy…:11…oq: found that)

Online retailer expanding in Evansville

Feb 4, 2016

An Evansville-based e-commerce company is growing. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story… was founded in 2009 by a Marine Corp veteran in his garage. But Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the company has grown a lot since then.

He announced that the company is moving its manufacturing operation from Martin, Tennessee to Evansville…

(AUDIO: eLuxury Winnecke…:13…oq: Evansville economy)

Founder Paul Saunders told a news conference at the company’s facility on Kotter Avenue that eLuxury will blend manufacturing and e-commerce…