Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.More >>
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Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles.More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
Chrysler says it has resolved its differences with the government and will recall older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.More >>
After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville President Debbie Dewey announced today the expansion of Whayne Supply Company.
Whayne Supply Company purchased a 79,730 square-foot facility located at 2504 Lynch Road, adjacent to their current location for the expansion. The expansion includes re-manufacturing of mining equipment as well as a distribution center.
Whayne Supply will make a real property investment of approximately $2.5 million and personal property investment of approximately $250,000.
The new facility will be staffed by approximately 50 employees with an average wage of over $21.00 per hour (when in full operation) over the next 4 years. The economic impact of this expansion on the Evansville community equals approximately $150 million over the next 10 years.
"Whayne Supply had the option of moving this project out state, but with the help of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville the company recognized the value of expanding their manufacturing operation right here in Evansville and investing more than $2.7 million in the local community," said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. "The decision to stay in Indiana is part of resurgence in the state's manufacturing sector that has seen an increase in industrial employment this year, according to a recent survey by Manufacturers' News, Inc."
Whayne Supply Company is one of the nation's oldest and largest Caterpillar dealerships, with 14 locations throughout southern Indiana and Kentucky. The need for this manufacturing expansion was a result of Whayne's expansion in the mining equipment area.
"We have chosen Evansville as the most logical location for us to expand due to its proximity to our customers and markets in western Kentucky and southern Indiana," said Monty Boyd, President and CEO of Whayne Supply. "We appreciate Evansville and the State of Indiana for assisting us to make this possible."
Local and State officials worked closely with Whayne Supply Company representatives to formulate an economic development incentive package to assist with the expansion. Other communities were considered for the location of this project, including Owensboro, KY. The availability of an existing building and the incentives offered by the City of Evansville and State of Indiana resulted in Whayne Supply's decision to locate in Evansville.
"Congratulations to Whayne Supply Company on expanding in this area; we are proud that they have chosen to do this in Evansville, IN," said Deborah Dewey, President of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.
Because Whayne Supply Company is located within the Evansville Urban Enterprise Zone, the company qualifies for a deduction of real and personal property tax for the increased value of the investment. The added value may be deducted for up to ten years.
The estimated gross and present value of the 10-year investment deduction has an approximate value of $305,000 for real property and $80,000 for personal property.
Whayne Supply Company was also offered training assistance and Economic Development for Growing Economy Program credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for their capital investment and the creation of jobs in Evansville.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:46 GMT
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. He is chargedMore >>
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:03:35 GMT
An Owensboro, Ky., man was indicted and arrested on June 17, charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess Co., Ky., couple and allegedlyMore >>
An Owensboro man has been arrested and charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:55:55 GMT
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A 92-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home in Stanford. Neighbor Mabel Releford explained the woman had family over Friday night and momentsMore >>
Police said even though she was battered and bruised the 92-year-old victim managed to call 911, but she is going to have a long road to recovery.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
Scientists say a wooden beam extending from the floor of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, an important finding as they try to determine whether it's part of the Griffin, the...More >>
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
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