EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - It's been a challenging year for the Tri-State but we have many positives things to look back on and look forward to!
Our Facebook friends think the ice storm was the biggest story of 2009. We have to agree.
We saw countless emergency and utility workers, the Red Cross and citizens stepping forward to help their neighbors as we struggled with days and weeks of no power and damage from the storm.
Non-profits saw people come to their aide countless times, with toy and food drives for the Salvation Army, fundraisers for the new Ronald McDonald House and even raffling off a new house for St. Jude.
Business in the Tri-State felt the recession but most rose above it. And some, even prospered.
Take Menke's auto repair out of Newburgh; it was just named top repair shop in the country for 2009!
2010 should see growth in downtown Evansville and Owensboro.
We will start to see the new arena being built and will hopefully see new businesses start to move around it.
In Owensboro, we should see more on the master plan to develop the downtown and make it a destination point.
2009 brought us many proud moments for our youth.
All of us here at 14 WFIE hope for more positive things in 2010 and wish you and your family a happy new year!