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 >>
Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.More >>
House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and...More >>
ROCKPORT, IN (WFIE) -
It was years in the making but early Saturday, a vote by lawmakers kills the project.
The project's fate now lies in the hands of Governor Mike Pence who can still veto the kill, if he so chooses. However, that is very unlikely as Pence was one of the people who pushed to pass this bill.
According to Indiana Gasification Representative Mike Murphy, the Indiana Legislature passed a bill, very early Saturday morning that called for further review of the project.
The project has already been reviewed for 18-months by state organizations such as the IURC. By passing this bill, the project is subject to another nine-months of review. Basically, the plant's developers and investors believe this process has been drawn-out for too long and they say they are no longer willing to finance and build the gasification plant.
"They're taking jobs out of the people's hands who really need them," says Tera Evrard. "How many times does an opportunity come to Spencer County at this magnitude? And they're going to shoot it down?"
This $2.8-million gasification plant was project to create about 2,000 jobs. With Saturday morning's vote, those jobs and that investment won't be realized.
"I have people that were excited that this opportunity was coming," says Evrard. "I know that across the river, there's an aluminum plant that's being threatened to shut down. Those employees probably could have been helped by this."
The bill passed early Saturday morning and called for another nine-month review process for the plant and for a restructuring of the 30-year deal. Since this wasn't the original plan, the plant's financier Leucadia National backed out.
"If the bill that passed had been law four years ago, Leucadia would have never spent a penny in this state," says Murphy.
Thought many in Spencer County aren't happy about this, there are others who feel this was a victory overall for the state.
"It really protect Hoosier Natural Gas customers," says Mike Roeder from Vectren. "It's not just down here, it's statewide. This is an issue where had this plant been built the way it was structured, the 2-million natural gas customers in Indiana could have faced a surcharge on their bill for 30-years to help pay for the plant. It was really about trying to protect the consumer."
14 News tried to get a hold of the Spencer County Economic Development Office to find out if Saturday's vote will have any effect on the fertilizer plant that was expected to be built next to the gasification plant. So far, we have not heard back from them but we will keep you updated as we learn more.
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.