Day Out on the Ohio River

A barge tow headed up river at the bend at Evansville.
Credit Steve Burger / WNIN

It is the most prominent geographic feature in our lives, but how much do we really know about the Ohio River? Join us for this journey from Owensboro to Mt. Vernon when we look at all things along, on and under the river.

Day Out- Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson

Mar 28, 2019
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WNIN's Steve Burger talked with Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson on a beautiful day in March, while 

standing in Smothers Park with other downtown developments, like the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum nearby. 

They discussed current and future projects on the riverfront, where $140 million in 

improvements are nearing completion. They talked about what Owensboro is doing to raise up young leaders to continue that progress and what makes up the heart and soul of the city.

Day Out- Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Mar 28, 2019
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In early March, WNIN's Steve Burger caught up with a busy Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke during the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. 

For the Day Out, they discussed current progress in the downtown area and how it is all connected. They also talked about other projects in Evansville such as the new aquatic center in Garvin Park and the challenge of updating crumbling infrastructure. 

What is driving much of the progress is the challenge of attracting new people and young adults to the community.

Day Out- LST 325

Mar 28, 2019
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"We have beautiful things here like Victorian homes, but the last thing you expect to see in Evansville, 

Indiana, is a naval vessel." That's how LST 325 Memorial board member Chris Donahue describes what he thinks is the most unique thing in the river city. 

WNIN's Steve Burger talked with Chris aboard the LST 325. They discussed the ship's battle history, the place where the most LST's were made during World War II and the ship's pending move to a more prominent place on Evansville's riverfront.