Vanderburgh County, IN

Gas leak leads to evacuations in Vanderburgh County

MCCUTCHANVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Emergency crews were called to a gas leak Monday afternoon after a contact crew struck a gas and electrical line while digging. According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to Windemere Drive after hearing word of the incident. They say the area was evacuated and residents were kept […]
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VCSO: Crews respond to gas line rupture on Windemere Dr.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Monday a gas line ruptured on Windermere Drive. Deputies were called to the scene as a contract crew hit a gas line and an electrical line while digging. Neighbors say there’s been work going on for a while,...
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Vanderburgh Co. attempted murder trial underway

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The attempted murder trial began Monday for a man who is accused of shooting 29-year-old Katie Clark back in September of 2021. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says Clark was found around 4 a.m. lying along the side of the road with multiple gunshot wounds.
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Stratman to run for VC Commissioner District 2

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Democratic Party held a meeting to place Ryan Stratman on the ballot for Vanderburgh County Commissioner District 2. Stratman currently works as an Associate Manager of Fund Accounting at SS&C. He is a 2002 graduate of Reitz High School. Stratman has a bachelor’s degree in political science and […]

Ben Shoulders Remarks Concerning The Status Of Several Vanderburgh County Projects

Commissioner Shoulders Rotary Club Remarks Concerning The Status Of Several Vanderburgh County Projects. First, I also wanted to again thank everyone for being with us here today and wanted to thank my mother, father, and beautiful wife Shannon for being here. So, there are several county-related facilities, venues, and events that relate to leisure and entertainment. I’ll start with the Vanderburgh County Old Courthouse. We recently had an adjustment in sales and stay highly occupied with 20 tenants leasing 21 current suites – eight suites are occupied by county departments (County Engineer, Veterans Services, and DADS). From an event standpoint, a lot going on at the Old Courthouse! This month alone we have 4 weddings, 1 baby shower, A US Army Changing of the Guard Ceremony and at the end of this month we start our annual Lunch on the Lawn – which is Fri, May 27th and is every month during the summer. It’s a great outside event – so please come by and grab some lunch at one of the food trucks. Overall, we have a strong team focusing on increasing revenue streams, bookings for leisure/social events and fundraisers to ensure the longevity of the historic venue. As a member of the Old Courthouse Foundation board, I’m passionate about the success of this venue and proud to say it was recently featured in the May Issue of the Indiana Landmarks Magazine – Indiana Preservation edition for the Old Courthouse’s Bell Tower campaign. So we are very proud of that!

Crews called to fire at Vanderburgh Co. home over weekend

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A gas meter caught fire on the side of a Vanderburgh County home over the weekend. German Township fire officials say it happened just before 2 Saturday afternoon on Bromm Road. Officials posted about it on their Facebook page, saying crews found the gas meter on...
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Neighborhood Evacuated After Gas Rupture

A loud boom got the attention of a northern Vanderburgh County neighborhood Monday afternoon. Deputies say a construction crew were digging on Windemere Drive when they hit a gas and electrical line causing it to rupture. A homeowner says this happened right outside his house. When he ran out his...

N. St. Joseph Ave. back open after semi wreck

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Vanderburgh County deputies say a section of North Saint Joseph Avenue was closed Tuesday morning due to a semi wreck. Crews had the road closed while they got the semi out. We’re told no one was hurt in the accident. That area has been cleared...

17-year-old arrested after reportedly exchanging fire with Evansville police outside bar

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A 17-year-old was arrested and accused of attempted murder after reportedly exchanging fire with Evansville police early Sunday morning. No one was injured in the incident. Denali Thomas was booked into the Vanderburgh County jail. According to an EPD news release, two officers working off-duty at the Corner Pocket Bar on North...

Afternoon storms tear through the Tri-State

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — While the eastern edge of the Tri-State had to endure the strongest of Saturday’s storms, the winds passing through Vanderburgh County were strong enough to damage trees — in some cases, snapping them in half. One Evansville man had both of his vehicles buried after part of a tree fell, but […]

VCSO: Three injured in car crash in west Evansville

UPDATE: Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says a one car crash left three people injured. All were taken to the hospital. Wedding says the driver has very serious injuries. EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Police have responded to a bad accident at Boehne Camp Road and the Lloyd Expressway. Ambulance units are on scene as well. […]

Local animal shelter offering free adoptions

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Due to a lack of space, and an organization known as the Best Friends Animal Society stepping in to help, some animals might get their furever homes over the next few days. It Takes a Village (ITV) is hosting an event on May 20 and 21 for free adoptions. These adoptions […]

Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda

May 24, 2022 – 3:00 p.m. 4. Action Items A. Health Department 1. COVID-19 Update. B. County Engineer 1. Request to Award VC22-05-01 “Resurfacing of Vanderburgh County Roads” to J.H. Rudolph & Co., Inc. 2. SJCA, Inc. Supplemental Agreement No. 1 – St. Joseph Road Bridge #1911...