Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:49 PM EST2013-12-13 02:49:48 GMT
A panel of federal health advisers has backed the benefits of an experimental diabetes drug that uses a new method to reduce blood sugar, setting aside previous concerns about the pill's safety. TheMore >>
A panel of federal health advisers has backed the benefits of an experimental diabetes drug that uses a new method to reduce blood sugar, setting aside previous concerns about the pill's safety.
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:09 PM EST2013-12-13 02:09:01 GMT
LOS ANGELES (CNN) – Fans of the popular hot chili sauce Sriracha may need to stock up for the holidays and New Year. According to the Los Angeles Times, the California Department of Public Health hasMore >>
Fans of the popular hot chili sauce Sriracha may need to stock up for the holidays and New Year.More >>
North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed, calling the leader's former mentor "worse than a dog."More >>
North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.More >>
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -
There may be two new forms of revenue coming into the state of Kentucky, in the form of gaming. Friday, the Kentucky Lottery Board approved the go ahead to bring Keno and Internet lottery to the state.
"Everyone knows the Commonwealth needs revenues. Nobody wants to raise taxes," said Todd Hollenbach, board member and Kentucky's Treasurer. "What we're doing is offering more opportunities for entertainment dollars."
It's got self-proclaimed "lottery fanatic" Lavetta Hoosier excited. She says she plays the lottery everyday, but would try out Keno if available. "Keno was started from a regular like Bingo game and I was Bingo fanatic."
Arch Gleason, Kentucky Lottery President and CEO, described it as a game similar to Bingo.
"It's a drawing of balls from a field of 80," said Gleason. "The lottery would buy an electronic drawing process, draw 20 balls and players could chose to play matching 1 to 10. The prizes depend on the number of balls they choose. For playing one ball, they probably get their money back on a one dollar wager. If they chose to play for ten, which are much higher odds of matching, they can win $120,000."
Hollenbach said it would take between six and nine months to get Keno halls set up. They hope to have it available by 2014. After that is established, they would move to the online gaming, including online scratch-off tickets.
The Keno halls would go in social settings like restaurants, bars and bowling alleys according to Gleason, who said they would reach out to their current retailers first, then offer it to new businesses. To be effective, Gleason said they'd need about 700 locations total.
"Over time, we think when they're both fully developed it could aggregate as much as $85 million on an annual basis, but that takes about ten years," said Gleason.
In Fiscal Year 2012, Kentucky Lottery provided $216 million to scholarship programs. For right now, both Gleason and Hollenbach said the money coming from Keno and online games would go to the same place. But considering the idea came about to help with Kentucky's revenue issues, some wonder if the money could it be rerouted?
"The Legislature would specifically have to act to authorize the revenue to go to a different direction," said Gleason.
The spokesperson for Senate President Robert Stivers said introducing legislation for something like that is not something he would be looking to do. House Speaker Greg Stumbo did not respond.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:46 PM EST2013-12-11 23:46:29 GMT
For the first time in Muhlenberg County, a local case is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices will consider whether to allow a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to killing 16-year-oldMore >>
Justices will consider whether to allow a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to killing 16-year-old Sarah Hansen in 1997.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 6:28 PM EST2013-12-12 23:28:03 GMT
Evansville Police are investigating a holdup at a gas station on the southeast side. It happened at Thorntons on S. Green River Rd. around 3:00 Thursday morning. Officers say a man came into the store,More >>
Officers say a man came into the store, showed a gun and demanded money from the clerk.More >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a...More >>
As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he...More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:57 PM EST2013-12-11 23:57:36 GMT
A Vanderburgh County jury has returned a guilty verdict in a violent home invasion. 23-year-old Giovanni Wickare was on trial for charges that he and three others entered a woman's home in October 2012More >>
A Vanderburgh County jury has returned a guilty verdict in a violent home invasion.More >>
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