Thursday, May 23 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:48:40 GMT
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, a 14 News Crew is at train derailment on Oak Grove Road. Officials say a train car has come off the track and are currently waiting for a crew from Louisville to get it backMore >>
Officials say traffic is blocked near Kight Lumber and Morgan Avenue.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:03 AM EDT2013-05-23 09:03:58 GMT
A mobile home catches fire in Henderson for the second time in just over 24 hours. It happened at 622 Graves Drive. Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight andMore >>
Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight and then again around midnight Thursday morning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:41:35 GMT
It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons in Florida when he couldn't hack up a basketball-size hairball by himself. The 17-year-old tigerMore >>
It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons in Florida when he couldn't hack up a basketball-size hairball by himself.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:40:48 GMT
If you've ever "imagined" yourself inside a music studio on wheels, you can make that dream a reality today in Owensboro. Everyone is more than welcome to come explore the John Lennon Educational TourMore >>
If you've ever "imagined" yourself inside a music studio on wheels, you can make that dream a reality today in Owensboro.More >>
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SOURCE House Committee on Small Business Democrats
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat of the House Committee on Small Business, delivered the following statement at a markup today of the Committee's Views and Estimates:
"As we sit here, we are hours away from $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts. In that light, I would suggest the SBA's budget offers a stark example of how reducing successful programs – some of which actually generate two dollars of tax revenue for every one we invest - is pennywise and pound foolish.
"Consideration of this year's views and estimates certainly comes at an odd time - before we have a proposed budget to examine. While submission of this document to the Budget Committee is an important aspect of the Committee's work, doing so without an actual budget to critique seems like a questionable exercise.
"Some parts of the Majority's views and estimates do make sense. For example, eliminating many unauthorized initiatives, or so-called 'pilot programs' is a wise move, especially given current fiscal constraints. Time and again, these initiatives have been found to be ineffective and costly. They divert valuable resources away from proven programs authorized by Congress. Pilot programs are simply a luxury the SBA can no longer afford.
"However, there are several areas of concerns with the Views and Estimates. First and foremost, eliminating funding for most Entrepreneurial Development programs is absolutely the wrong direction. Doing so would leave startups without support to succeed when we need those enterprises to grow and create jobs. Make no mistake –the ED programs need reform. However, drastic, across-the-board cuts, without a legislative fix, is as ill-conceived as the sequester.
"If the views went too far in terms of the ED program, they fall short in terms of small business contracting. For yet another year the government failed to meet its 23 percent small business goal, depriving small firms of $3.1 billion in contracting dollars. The solution proposed in the draft views is to reallocate funds and rely on the existing structure of PCRs and OSDBUs. This has not worked in a decade and there is no evidence suggesting it will work now. We should be exploring innovative ways to meet contracting goals, not maintaining the current, broken system that fails small businesses.
"Taken in its entirety, these views are a mixed bag. However, I think we all agree more must be done at SBA in terms of setting priorities. I look forward to working with the Chairman and all my colleagues to achieve this goal.
"The success of the American economy depends on small businesses accessing capital, receiving technical support, and securing federal contracting opportunities. We should continue supporting the SBA in delivering these services. However, accomplishing more with less requires the SBA to make changes, like recommitting itself to existing programs that actually work. Doing so will bring tangible benefits to small businesses and make sure taxpayers see a positive return on their investment."
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:24:26 GMT
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect. Authorities tells 14 News the suspect, Jason Perry is in the GibsonMore >>
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:54:04 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/NBC) - A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's. Erica Nigrelli,More >>
A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:58:27 GMT
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers. On Dec. 14, 20 first graders and six adults wereMore >>
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:21:05 GMT
Law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended withMore >>
law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center Tuesday night answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended with suspects in custody.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:26:04 GMT
An Evansville man has been arrested on charges of child exploitation. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police and detectives from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executedMore >>
During an investigation, detectives were able to download multiple images depicting child pornography and trace the online activity to an Evansville man's home. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:09:42 GMT
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization. The newest bar, Babel, has a swanky, sophisticated atmosphere. Owners say before 10:00More >>
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:04:55 GMT
Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house to another home.More >>
The city of Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house on Arden Place to another home where service had been shut off. More >>
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