Henderson, KY

Crews called to Tuesday morning wreck on Highway 41

Evansville dispatch say a portion of southbound Highway 41 is shut down because of a rollover crash. Dispatch says crews responded to the two-vehicle accident on Highway 41 near Petersburg Road. We're told the the call came in shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. Our crew on scene say as...
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One taken to hospital after Lloyd Expressway crash

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Authorities say one person was taken to the hospital following a crash on the Lloyd Expressway. This was near the Schnucks on the west side around 7:30 Monday night. Police tell us two cars were involved. We’ll be checking in with authorities for updates on the...

Wreck near Evansville airport closes down one lane of Hwy. 41

VANDERBURGH, Co. (WEHT)– Evansville Dispatch has confirmed an early morning wreck on Petersburg Road and Highway 41, closing down one lane of Highway 41. Dispatch says crews were called to the area around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Right now it appears multiple cars are involved in the wreck. If you use Petersburg Road and Highway […]

Man accused of trying to hit someone with vehicle in Evansville

An Evansville man was arrested Monday after being accused of trying to hit someone with his vehicle. The Evansville Police Department says officers were called to the area of North St. Joseph Avenue and West Virginia Street around 5 p.m. on Monday after someone called 911 and said 62-year-old John Gildersleeve was trying to "run people over" with a red van.

Thousands raised during shoebox ministry in Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — For such a small congregation, Henderson General Baptist Church sure has a whole lot of heart. This year they set their goals high to touch the lives of children all across the globe. Church members filled shoeboxes full of useful items for Operation Christmas Child. We’re told they set and reached […]

Trial date to be vacated in deadly hit & run case

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A trial date set for late October will likely be vacated. Court records show the defense for Mateo Rodriguez filed a motion to vacate the trial date, and the state does not object. A judge is taking it under advisement, and a hearing is set for...

Neighbors grow concerned over unsightly property

VANDERBURGH COUNTY, In. (WEHT) — Over the last week many people have expressed their concerns over abandoned homes that haven’t been touched in the last several years and now more people are speaking on a property in their neighborhood. Vehicles filling the yard along with trash surrounding the...

Warning: Video shows man throwing dog in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Authorities are investigating after a dog was thrown and beaten, and it was caught on camera. The owners of Salvage Candy in Evansville say it happened Friday night. The security cameras on their S. Weinbach Ave. business shows a car pull up and throw a bag...
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Two Woman Arrested After Verbal Argument Turned Physical

The Evansville Police Department responded to a call on Richardt Avenue early Sunday morning regarding an assault. Police say they were waved down by Jacqueline Drewry accusing Angelic Mauck of assaulting her. She says she was sleeping in bed when Mauck came in and attacked her with scissors. Officials say...

Churchill Downs completes purchase of Ellis Park

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Ellis Park Racing & Gaming is now officially in the hands of Churchill Downs Incorporated. The company made the announcement today, saying the purchase is now complete. The previously-announced purchase cost Churchill Downs somewhere in the ballpark of $79 million. With this new acquisition, CDI...

$20 million-plus new grain elevator in the works for Henderson County farmers

HENDERSON, Ky. − Henderson County farmers for years have longed for a second major grain buyer here to which they could market their corn and soybeans. Having another sizable grain elevator competing for local grain could potentially increase prices farmers receive — and, just as significantly, a newer, faster facility could offer an alternative to long wait times by grain trucks at the Gavillon grain elevator on South Main Street, which currently is the principal buyer of...

Error found on campaign flyer for prosecutor candidate

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WEHT) – Vanderburgh County Prosecutor candidate Jon Schaefer is clarifying a mailer sent to voters ahead of the November elections. The flyer says Schaefer, a Democrat, has served as the Chief Counsel for the Public Defender’s Office for twelve years. Schaefer says the campaign made a proofreading error that was not caught […]

Participants excited for 101st West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The highly anticipated West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is rapidly approaching and participants are sharing their excitement. Participating community members, churches and nonprofits are looking forward to the Tri-State’s largest street festival. West Side Nut Club officials said on Monday that there will be...

Abandoned dog finds fur-ever home in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- What happened to Sable the dog sickened Chris Bastain. So naturally, just days after the dog was dumped at Salvage Candy on Evansville’s far south side- Bastain has given Sable a stable, and loving home. Bastain says he found the dog limping, showing signs of malnutrition,...

ITV asks for emergency fosters ahead of Hurricane Ian

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – It Takes a Village (ITV) is asking for emergency fosters so it can take in animals who are in Hurricane Ian’s path. ITV officials say the dogs they plan to pull from Florida are in outdoor only kennels on the prison grounds in Union County, north of Gainesville, Florida. To help […]

Here's where Vanderburgh County sheriff candidates stand on diversity in the office

EVANSVILLE — The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office currently has four Black deputies and six women deputies on staff. All six women are white. Internal demographics provided by the VCSO shows its staff of deputies is about 96% white and nearly 95% male. Confinement officers are similar in race at around 95% white. But with 17 women, the gender disparity shrinks.

Indiana high school football: Week 7 Evansville-area scores, schedule and streaming links

EVANSVILLE — Temperatures are dropping. Sunsets are coming earlier. The end of September means football season is winding down. Or is it heating up? Below is the schedule for local Week 7 games with links to online radio broadcasts and video streams included where applicable. (If a broadcast is missing, please contact and it will be added to the list.) ...