Evansville neighborhood lights COVID luminary for pandemic victims

A couple in Evansville lit lanterns spanning their entire street to commemorate those who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Families, organizations give back to support foster kids

  Family surprises Tri-State veteran with restored pickup truck

  White County Senior Citizen Center faces financial struggles

  SWIRCA assisting elderly to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

  Easterseals kicks off 75th year of service, celebrating ‘diamond anniversary’

  Lottery frenzy ensues as Powerball and Mega Millions approach record jackpots

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  Henderson parents find doll clothes to fit their baby born nearly 3 months early

  Newburgh woman contracts COVID-19 after making thousands of masks for community

  Feed Evansville holds first food share event of the year

  Conversation starts after mural vandalized in Owensboro

  Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights raises record amount this year

  Owensboro woman organizes ‘Hugs for the Holidays’ across Kentucky

  Owensboro man wins $100K on lottery scratch-off

An Owensboro man, who wishes to remain anonymous, had a Christmas to remember after winning $100,000 on a Kentucky Lottery scratch-off ticket.

  Boonville teen’s podcast thrives during pandemic

The theater student started the podcast during the pandemic, and is now interviewing broadway greats from his bedroom.

  City and County leaders give updates at Owensboro Rooster Booster

Mayor Tom Watson and Judge-Executive Al Mattingly addressed the State of the City and County Thursday morning.

  Mesker Park Zoo’s penguin exhibit set to open this summer

Zoo representatives say progress is right on schedule with the Penguins at Patagonia exhibit.

Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights removing displays this weekend

  Newburgh family finds money inside baby formula at Walmart

  Evansville couple ties the knot in drive-thru wedding

  Church organizes coat giveaway in Evansville

  Evansville couple to host drive-in wedding ceremony

  Evansville YMCA gets New Year’s rush after remodel

  Siciliano Subs announcing reopening date soon; thanks community

The owners say menu favorites will return, as well as some new items.

The Isaiah 1:17 Project needs help packing 3,000 bags for ‘Day of Hope’

The Isaiah 1:17 Project provides Bags of Hope to children in transition to foster care across eight Southwestern Indiana counties.

  Owensboro group painting mural dedicated to African history

A new mural being painted on a historic wall in Owensboro has its first coat on it.

  Rental assistance programs strained in Daviess County

Rental assistant programs have more people requesting help than ever before.

  Health officials encourage community to keep up holiday lights for healthcare heroes

Baptist Health Madisonville is asking Western Kentucky to keep holiday lights on display through January 31 as a way to encourage and inspire healthcare workers and first responders who continue fighting on the front lines of the pandemic.

  Marine comes home for Christmas visit, surprises sister

A Marine from Evansville is home for the holidays.

  Christmas moviegoers keep tradition alive despite pandemic

Showplace Cinemas welcomed a large number of guests on Christmas Day this year. It's part of how Evansville residents are keeping traditions alive during a difficult year.

  Islamic Center of Evansville’s school expansion underway

A project years in the making, the construction on a nearly $1 million school building expansion project is finally taking place.

  Volunteers organize free Christmas breakfast in Owensboro

Even a little bit snow and temperatures in the 20s could not stop the group from serving its community.

  Owensboro Santa gets creative, finds new ways to spread Christmas cheer despite pandemic

People all across the globe are switching up holiday routines due to COVID-19. Santa Claus himself is not excluded.

  Homeless shelters open doors as White Flag Day declared across Tri-State

Thursday was the first White Flag Day for homeless shelters in the Tri-State.

  Owensboro family continues Christmas light display tradition

It’s an annual tradition for one Tri-State family to go all out when it comes to Christmas lights.

  Customers doing last-minute Christmas shopping

Checkout lines were long and parking lots were packed on Christmas Eve.

  Ambition Basketball donates over $2,000 worth in gifts for kids this Christmas

Players, coaches and families associated with Indiana Ambition Basketball helped make Christmas a lot brighter for Isaiah 117, an organization that helps children who are awaiting foster care placement.

  Aurora helps out for the holidays, getting people basic necessities

Aurora steps in during these hard times and helps house those who become homeless for various reasons.

  Last day for Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

The final bells will toll Thursday across the country as The Salvation Army wraps up their annual Red Kettle Campaign.

  Ascension St. Vincent Choir sings ‘Silent Night’ as tribute to healthcare workers nationwide

On Wednesday, members of the Ascension Choir showcased their rendition of “Silent Night” in a video posted on Facebook.

  ‘Elf on a shelf’ caught on camera by Chandler family

One Chandler, Indiana family was determined to catch their elf, named Figgy, in action.

  St. Anthony provides meals and groceries for those in need this holiday

A local church held a very special food giveaway in Evansville on Wednesday morning.

  YMCA moves 1 step closer to having facility in Gibson Co.

The North Gibson School Corporation recently voted to donate the Lowell Elementary School building and land to the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana.

  OPD holds 8th annual ‘Operation Santa’ food drive

OPD says they were able to provide over 300 food boxes to citizens of the community.

  Haynie’s Corner businesses ready to move forward after construction wraps up

Business owners around Haynie’s Corner in Evansville say they are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel, as long as the area’s long-promised road construction project appears to be over.

  Salvation Army makes final holiday push for Red Kettle Campaign

The money collected for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign stays local, and helps people in the area during Christmas and throughout the year.

  Evansville non-profit gives away over 700 gifts to local kids

World Harvest Ministries handed out more than 700 presents to children in Evansville on Friday.

  Former O’boro Catholic, KWC basketball star organizes charity giveaway event

A relatively new cause called “Beverly’s Hearty Slice” is helping needy families in the Owensboro area at Kendall-Perkins Park on Friday evening.

  Retiring court deputy receives special send-off from daughter on last day

After 37 years of service, a retiring law enforcement officer in Vanderburgh County received a big surprise on his last day.

  New resource center opening in Webster Co.

The resource center is located in Sebree, and officials hope this will help get resources such as food, clothes and medical care to those in need.

  Madisonville school hosts socially distanced Christmas event for children, families

People of all ages turned out at Pride Elementary School in Madisonville for a drive-by parade featuring Santa, an outdoor movie, inflatables for the kids and treats for everyone.

  Students receiving 15-day supply of meals over winter break in Union Co.

Every student in Union County will have a 15-day supply of meals over Christmas break.

  EPD disappointed in attempted toy resale after Wednesday night giveaway

Evansville police expressing its disappointment Thursday after free toys that officers handed out to children popped up for resale on Facebook.

  Evansville unveils remodeled homes as part of low-cost housing project

The city of Evansville paired with TruVest to remodel abandoned homes into low-income housing.

  Henderson creating relief program to help small businesses affected by pandemic

The program intends to distribution $300,000 to those small businesses that have been affected by the ongoing pandemic.

  EPD gives thousands of toys away for Christmas

EPD plans to give out several thousand toys, and each child is able to pick one new one.

  Students, teachers at Sorgho Elementary get special surprise from Santa

Santa Claus stopped at Sorgho Elementary to say thanks and hand out gifts to the teachers for all their hard work this year.

  Evansville Salvation Army starts Toy Town

The Evansville Salvation Army began their annual Toy Town program to provide food and toys for families in need.

  Owensboro nonprofits to receive free hygiene supplies & PPE

Owensboro nonprofits are set to receive free hygiene supplies and PPE thanks to the Louisville-based health organization SOS.

  Inspired by Newburgh woman, Tell City plans for ‘Giving Wall’

A Newburgh woman's idea to start a giving wall has inspired Tell City to make their own.

  Newburgh family moves back into home after destroyed by tornado

Almost nine months after a tornado struck Newburgh and destroyed homes and roads, one woman and her family are finally unpacking their boxes back into their home.

  River City Showcase helps kick-start Ford Center’s event slate

The Ford Center hosted several high school teams in the third rendition of the River City High School Basketball Showcase this weekend.

First Baptist Church in downtown Evansville cancels ‘Living Nativity’ event

The First Baptist Church located in downtown Evansville canceled its drive-thru “Living Nativity” scene on Saturday due to a gas leak.

  Castle graduate to sing national anthem before Army-Navy game

Castle graduate Lauren Harpole will sing the national anthem before kickoff at the annual Army-Navy college football game on Saturday.

  Owensboro native celebrates first semester of college two years after coma

After waking from a coma in 2018, WKU freshman Grant Oller has come a long way.

  PC Pound Puppies gets helping hand with big donation

An adoption agency in Posey County received a big donation on Friday morning.

  Several letters to Santa Claus found in downtown Evansville mailbox without addresses

Some local kids need your help to make sure their letters get to Santa Claus in time for Christmas.

  Owensboro High School collects cans for OPD’s ‘Operation Santa’ food drive

Owensboro High School started up their canned food drive Thursday.

  Owensboro restaurant donates entire day of sales to help local children

Wonder Whip hosted a fundraising event on Thursday by donating 100% of all sales to the Goodfellows Club.

  Wendell Foster half-pot ends Thursday night

You have another chance to help a local nonprofit and maybe walk away with extra cash.

  Adopt-A-Family program helps nearly 400 kids this holiday season in Henderson Co.

Christmas presents lined the housing authority gym to be given away to families in need in Henderson County.

Jingle Belles bring random acts of kindness to strangers

Just in time for the holidays, a group of women went around Warrick County to spread a little holiday cheer.

  Habitat for Humanity Evansville hanging 1st front door at St. Theresa Place

This is the area where St. Theresa Church and School once stood.

  Evansville Rescue Mission announces new winter warming shelter

Evansville Rescue Mission has a new winter warming shelter as part of their “Stay Warm. Stay Safe.” program.

  Academy Sports + Outdoors donates $2K shopping spree to Carver Community Organization

Organization leaders say they will use the money to shop for gifts likes new shoes, clothes, sports equipment, camping gear and more.

  Woman creates ‘Giving Wall’ outside Newburgh home

Bags on the Giving Wall contain everything from winter hats, gloves, toothpaste, razors, hygiene products, scarves and more.

  Madisonville’s annual ‘Shop With a Cop’ event returns with changes due to COVID-19

The return of the Christmas season brings the return of Madisonville’s annual Shop With a Cop event, which will be held on Saturday.

  911 Gives Hope toy drive kicks off Friday

911 Gives Hope for the Holidays will be collecting unwrapped gifts for kids who are spending Christmas in the hospital.

  Middle school brings holiday cheer to students, delivering gifts to contest winners

Daviess County Middle School expanded its annual “12 Days of Christmas” program, encouraging students to send in a picture of themselves wearing a different holiday outfit.

  New community redistribution center opens in Henderson

4 Good Community opened its doors for the first time in Henderson on Friday afternoon.

  Salvation Army of Evansville collecting donations for ToyTown

The Salvation Army is now collecting donations for ToyTown.