Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:03:40 GMT
Forward Jon Graham plans to transfer from Penn State, the latest departure from a roster getting a dramatic makeover. Coach Patrick Chambers said Tuesday the 6-foot-8 Graham decided to leave followingMore >>
Forward Jon Graham plans to transfer from Penn State, the latest departure from a roster getting a dramatic makeover.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:58:21 GMT
The Houston Astros say they have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month. Terms were not disclosed Wednesday ahead of a news conferenceMore >>
The Houston Astros say they have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month.More >>
Danielle Reinke would have been 18 on June 12 and loved softball. "Danielle's Softball Sensation Tournament" will celebrate her life and raise money for educational and extracurricular needs in the local area.More >>
The festival features a parade, 5k race, rides, games, local food booths and a big time bierstube. More >>
KENTUCKY (WFIE) -
Kentucky's temperatures are forecast to top out at or above 100 degrees for the next few days. With thousands of Kentuckians trying to keep cool, the heat wave is dangerous for anyone in affected areas, especially the elderly and ill.
The heat also can add unwanted stress to family budgets. The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) urges Kentuckians to take precautions to protect not only their health and safety, but also their pocketbook.
"Improving home energy efficiency can help consumers stay cooler for less – saving 20 percent or more on the cooling portion of a homeowner's bill," said John Davies, deputy commissioner of DEDI. "Simple techniques, such as strategically opening and closing blinds or windows at the right time can offer greater comfort; keeping your central air conditioning equipment serviced can make it run more efficiently. And investments in sealing or insulating your home, or replacing old equipment can not only offer savings today, but pay for themselves over time."
The following no-cost or low-cost tips are easy ways to save energy and money:
Use a programmable thermostat so that you can automatically set temperatures back when no one is home.
Set your air conditioner thermostat to 78 degrees and use fans to circulate air.
If using room air conditioners, close off the rooms without AC and stay in the room that has cooling.
Lower hot water heater thermostats — 115 degrees is comfortable for most uses.
Take showers instead of baths to reduce hot water use.
Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
Do not place lamps or televisions near air conditioning thermostat; the heat from these appliances will cause the air conditioner to run longer.
More substantial changes to your home can help you save even more. For the do-it-yourselfer, it requires only minimal costs and time. For others, you may need to seek a professional. Typical areas where you can realize the greatest return on investment is to seal your heating and cooling ducts; seal the envelope of your home; and replacing an older air conditioner with an Energy Star qualified unit can result in savings up to 50 percent on cooling bills.
Low-income households can contact their local Community Action Agency – if the household qualifies – to perform an energy evaluation and install many of these energy saving measures for free. To find a local agency, see communityactionky.org or call 800-456-3452. For everyone else, there is KY Home Performance. They provide a network of pre-screened, certified home energy evaluators and contractors that have experience in making your home operate more efficiently. Visit online KyHomePerformance.org or call 877-741-4306. The program offers simple, low-interest, unsecured loans to help finance the work.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission also recommends homeowners contact their electric or gas utility. Many offer home energy audit programs at little or no cost. These can identify ways to reduce energy usage. Some utilities also offer rebates or similar incentives for the purchase of high-efficiency central air conditioning systems. Anyone needing to replace an HVAC system should check with their electric utility to see what's available (same rebates also may be available for water heaters or other appliances).
Finally, save all receipts and documentation; certain Energy Star equipment purchases are eligible for tax credits. Ask a qualified tax expert for details.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
The family's pastor has been at the hospital with the family since the accident Monday night. He tells 14 News the physical scars left by this accident are only the beginning of a long, very traumatic recovery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Mel Wymore (WEYE'-mohr) is a typical city council candidate in many ways. He's campaigning in New York as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of local organizations.More >>
Mel Wymore is a typical city council candidate in many ways, campaigning as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations. But Wymore's community-leader resume has an unusual...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:17:08 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
FBI agents plan a third day of digging Wednesday in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago.More >>
The excavation of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old...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 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:19:32 GMT
We should know more on Wednesday about the new downtown hotel in Evansville. City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expectsMore >>
City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expects to have the deal finalized this month.More >>
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