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 >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:10 PM EST2013-12-11 22:10:49 GMT
At the Newburgh Walmart, 44 second graders from St. John the Baptist School spent Wednesday morning picking out gifts for a local family. The students raised over $1,500 to spend on a family of sevenMore >>
At the Newburgh Walmart, 44 second graders from St. John the Baptist School spent Wednesday morning picking out gifts for a local family. More >>
FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - A new era in Kentucky lawmaking has completed its first test. The General Assembly wrapped up their 2013 session with a new Senate President Robert Stivers.
Before the session began in January, Stivers said his goal was to work across the aisle. On Wednesday, when asked if he thought he accomplished that, he only replied that he tried. Stivers said he won't judge himself. He leaves that up to the voters.
The first matter of business for the Republican in his new role was Senate Bill 1. It was meant to allow Kentucky's military to cast their ballot via email.
Stivers worked with Democratic Secretary of State Allison Grimes on what they referred to Kentucky Heroes Voting Bill Initiative. While the bill did pass in the last day of the session, it did not pass in its original form. Instead, military can get their ballots via email, but cannot send them back via email.
Stivers said the reason for the change was an outcry from different groups, including county clerks who were concerned about the integrity of the ballot.
"We communicated about the issue and we came up with what we did for SB 1 (Tuesday) night. I'll say this, I'm disappointed it couldn't go further, but the technology and the belief in the system people didn't feel it could go further. However, the goal of the Secretary is the appropriate goal."
Pension reform appeared to be the big accomplishment of the 2013 meeting of the General Assembly. Senate Bill 2 was also passed on the last day, which helped avoid a Special Session for the first time in at least five years. Even though it took until the last day to come to an agreement, Stivers said it was not just passed through last minute.
"We, for the last three weeks, were virtually in constant communications with each other about theories and ideas and understanding the different proposals that were being brought forth. It was a lot of work."
Future government employees will now get a retirement similar to a 401k. it's a decision that doesn't sit well with some groups, including the Kentucky Education Association, who believes a decent pension is one of the few pay-offs in the education system.
Stivers said the plan voted in offers a four percent return guarantee and to those who disagree with their plan, he said they had to find a fix now. "At a point in time, it would be a point of no return. I think this secures people who are currently employed or currently receiving benefits."
Stivers said putting the focus on pensions came at the cost of passing Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 210. "That is the most disappointing aspect of the session for me without a doubt."
SB 6 would have increased the penalty for those trafficking cocaine, heroin or meth. HB 210 would have provided financial assistance to students in Kentucky's coal counties. That program, Stivers said, would have cost four million dollars. "Being prudent and reasonable, we had to see what was going to happen with the overall picture of the pensions before I felt comfortable moving those forward."
Stivers said after the session was over, he heard from his predecessor David Williams, who oversaw the Senate for 12 years. Stivers said Williams congratulated him on getting pension reform passed, something Williams had been discussing for years.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.