Jim joined the 14 News team in January of 2018 as a Multimedia Journalist/ Reporter. He says that the transition to news and the move to Evansville are very exciting. Jim comes to 14 News from WYMT in Hazard, KY where he worked as sports reporter. While in Hazard he covered over 40 high schools and colleges in Eastern Kentucky, including the Kentucky Wildcats. Jim graduated from Western Kentucky University in May of 2017. While in school Jim worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes at the university television station. He also co-hosted a show on the local ESPN Radio affiliate and broadcasted local high school sports around Bowling Green, KY. Jim grew up just south of Cincinnati in Ft. Wright, KY. He enjoys seeing his family and friends, and spending time with his girlfriend here in Evansville. In his free time, Jim likes hitting the links, watching sports, and trying new things to eat. If you see Jim around town say hello! He hopes you’ll connect with him on social media or send him an email with any story ideas you want told.
Friday marked the kick off for the 31st annual Pancake Days fundraiser at the downtown YMCA. Community members gathered together to for fellowship, fun, and flapjacks all while supporting the outreach mission of the YMCA.
Strong storms in Gibson County left the community of Oakland City with houses to repair and businesses to clean up. Oakland City Mayor Hugh Wirth described some of the debris from the roofs of a local apartment building as “shredded” by the impact of the storm.
Officials from the Red Cross say they had 35 local residents volunteer to aid in the “Sound the Alarm” Home Fire Campaign in Tell City. All totaled, the groups installed 125 smoke alarms over 70 houses.