Ind. reports 31 new COVID cases in Vanderburgh Co.

INDIANA (WFIE) - On Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,284 new coronavirus cases and six new deaths. Indiana’s pandemic total is now 769,875 confirmed cases and 13,570 deaths. The map shows 31 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 10 new cases in Warrick County, eight new cases in...
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Evansville Cemetery Hosting a Twilight Tour With Live Reenactors This October

If you've ever driven down Highway 41 or Virginia street/Oak Hill Road, chances are you've seen the huge cemetery that is Oak Hill Cemetery & Arboretum. They host many interesting community events, but this one will be one you won't want to miss. I love events that involve history with a little dash of spooky. While this tour won't be Halloweeny, it will have some interesting history and the dash of spooky comes from the fact the tour will be held throughout a cemetery.

Evansville's Mayor Declares August 'Child Support Awareness Month'

On Thursday, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke declared the month of August as "Child Support Awareness Month" in the City of Evansville. The mayor made the announcement on Thursday in front of the Civic Center, where he was joined by a single mother of three who's been dealing with child support issues for the last 17 years.

Gov. Beshear announces 321 new high paying jobs in Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Officials with Henderson Economic Development say there will be a major announcement Thursday. It’s at 2 p.m. at the Henderson Bypass Rail Site at 6300 Highway 425. The invitation says “Join us in celebrating Henderson’s newest addition!”. During his “Team Kentucky” update earlier Thursday, the Governor...

Gov. Beshear Visiting Henderson for Major Economic Announcement

Governor Andy Beshear is scheduled to visit Henderson, Kentucky on Thursday for a major economic development announcement. The governor will make the announcement at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Henderson Bypass Rail Site, which is located at 6300 Highway 425 in Henderson. Gov. Beshear will be joined by local...

Pratt Paper to Create 320 Jobs in Henderson

Calling it the single-largest investment in western Kentucky in 25 years, Governor Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Pratt Paper is planning to invest $400 million in a new paper mill in Henderson. The project will result in over 320 high-paying jobs for the plant and create over 700 construction jobs...
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Evansville woman seeking answers to water bill woes

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)– Jamestine Cook, who lives off of South Governor Street in Evansville, spoke to Evansville city leaders Tuesday night about a water bill issue that continues to climb. Cook told Eyewitness News she’s got a water bill that now is up to more than nine hundred dollars. Eyewitness...
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New Henderson Paper Mill Will Create Over 300 New Jobs

What's being called the largest investment in this region of Kentucky in more than a quarter-century is expected to become a MAJOR employer in the area. On Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear, together with Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman announced the construction of a paper mill in Henderson County by Pratt Paper LLC, a Georgia-based company well-known for operating modern and cost-effect recycled paper mills in its home state as well as in New York, Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio.

Gov. Beshear to give Team Kentucky update

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is scheduled to hold a Team Kentucky update Thursday morning. That will be at 11:30 a.m. You’ll be able to watch that here. The Governor is expected to talk about economic development, infrastructure and vaccine incentives. Governor Beshear is also set to stop...
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2021 National Night Out – New Location, Same Great Community Event [Video]

It's been a full two years since we've had a chance to attend Evansville's National Night Out - but now we're less than a week away and ain't nothing gonna stop us now. The 2021 National Night Out is coming up on Tuesday, August 3rd from 6pm-8:30pm. Now, for the past several years this event was held at Wesselman Park, but we've also had some problems with the weather in the past - so this year it's being moved to the C.K. Newsome Center on Walnut Street. Now Mother Nature can do as she pleases and it won't affect us at all.

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 30- Aug 1

Explore artifacts from across the country that are thousands of years old at this weekend’s Owensboro Artifact Show at the Owensboro Convention Center. Admire, sell, or trade items from hundreds of vendors at this Native American artifacts and ethnography show on Friday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday is “Dealer Day” and admission is $15 while Saturday is free and open to the public. Records show that some of these artifacts are more than 12,000 years old and experts will be at the show to identify different pieces. Even take home a souvenir like coins, knives, fossils, jewelry or other collectibles! There’s something for everyone at the Owensboro Artifact Show!

Downtown Evansville shares e-scooter safety tips

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Downtown Evansville posted a video to Facebook on Wednesday, reminding people of how to be safe while using e-scooters. Scooter services have been in Evansville since 2019. City officials recently added many more to the area with the company Lime joining the market in late June.