Toyota announces $500K in grants to VU, OCU

Toyota Indiana is donating $500,000 in grants to two area colleges in celebration of National STEM/STEAM Day.

  Community One dedicates newly renovated home in Evansville

  Evansville brothers find a forever home

  Job fair for the homeless held in Owensboro

Food giveaway happening Thursday in Henderson Co.

  DCPS hosts ‘stuff the turkey’ drive to help families in need

Dream Center celebrates newly renovated gym

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  Daviess County Public Library giving away Thanksgiving meals

  Evansville Parks Department gives community a voice on new skatepark

  Non-profit charity constructs beds for children in need

  Story Trail debuts at Garvin Park on Friday

  200 coats donated to Evansville students

  Delivery day for Evansville’s Christmas tree

  Bedford Collab helping revitalize Tepe Park neighborhood in Evansville

Habitat for Humanity announced a partnership with the Bedford Collab and Tepe Park’s neighborhood revitalization initiative.

  Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign early

The Salvation Army kicked off its annual Red Kettle campaign a few weeks early this year.

  UCS to hold White Flag Program at CK Newsome Center this cold-weather season

The White Flag program aims to provide overnight shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness during cold weather conditions.

Food giveaway being held at Henderson Co. Fairgrounds

There’s a food giveaway happening Thursday in Henderson County.

  Veterans honored at Oak Hill Cemetery

Food distribution event being held Tuesday in Hopkins Co.

  Feed Evansville to extend food distribution through the end of 2020

  Crews begin setting up displays for 2020 Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights

  Downtown Evansville businesses kick off holiday season with open house

  SWIRCA holds drive-thru celebration to honor veterans in Evansville

  Holiday decorations going up on Main St. in downtown Evansville

The Economic Improvement District started to set up its holiday decor along Main Street on Friday morning.

  USI students make special bike for Scott School student

A group of occupational therapy and engineering students from USI donated a bike they created for children in wheelchairs.

  Candlelight prayer vigil held for Evansville teen who died in car crash

Several members of the community joined in prayer to honor the life of a Vanderburgh County teen on Sunday evening.

  Wedding industry attempts to rebound following COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 Contemporary Bride Expo took place at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Evansville on Sunday.

  Heritage Hills Choir releases Halloween-themed music video

Since their 2020 "Fright Night" concert was postponed, choir members at Heritage Hills Middle and High School decided to create a music video, which is a musical rendition of Michael Jackson’s classic 1984 hit song “Thriller.”

  Princeton hosts Collector’s Carnival on Saturday, hundreds attend despite COVID-19 concerns

The Collector’s Carnival typically draws the attention of thousands of shoppers, and with 180 vendors at this year’s event, promoters say they are happy with how people have handled the COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

  Families enjoy spooky festivities during Halloween in the Park event in Newburgh

Dozens of people came out for a spooky night at Friedman Park, as local officials hosted Halloween in the Park on Saturday evening.

  Resident returns to Redbanks after recovering from COVID-19

Redbanks in Henderson posted a video on social media showing one of its residents returning to the nursing home on Friday after recovering from COVID-19.

New mural unveiled at LST Memorial Visitor’s Center

The mural is 5 x 12′ and took 125 hours to paint.

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Department releases Halloween safety recommendations

The COVID-19 pandemic might be changing the way people celebrate Halloween festivities this year, but not necessarily how they might dress up.

  UE students, faculty take part in Black Lives Matter gathering on campus

More than 100 people gathered on the front lawn of the University of Evansville to participate in Wednesday's peaceful protest.

  Anthem helping Tri-State Food Bank to provide thousands of meals

Officials with the Tri-State Food Bank made an announcement on Wednesday morning that it’s partnering with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide nearly 500,000 meals to an estimated 15,000 households.

  Feed Evansville’s food box giveaway has huge turnout Monday

We’re told residents started lining up at 6 a.m. to receive those boxes.

  Trick or Treat on Franklin canceled due to COVID-19

Trick or Treat on Franklin will not place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Evansville watersports club showcases rowing program for individuals with physical disabilities

Evansville Adaptive Watersports has partnered with the YMCA, who helps train these athletes, as well as Special Olympics Indiana, who recruits participants.

  Owensboro woman, Henderson volunteer group recognized at Governor’s Service Awards

The Governor's Service Awards shine a spotlight on those in Kentucky who have made an impact on their community through their volunteer efforts.

  Prayer vigil held for church pastor hospitalized with COVID-19

Friends, family and supporters of Pastor Jeff Crowe gathered at Deaconess Gateway Hospital on Saturday evening to pray and show support as his fight with COVID-19 continues.

  Boonville gathering celebrates women’s voting rights

Representatives from the Nasty Women Independent Group say this gathering was a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

  Owensboro Coalition of Concerned Churches hosts drive-thru food giveaway

The drive-thru was held on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Owensboro's Sportscenter.

  Former Colts speak to South Spencer students

Former Indianapolis Colts' linebackers Devon McDonald and Stephen Grant spoke to students at South Spencer High School on Thursday.

  EFD hosting open house Saturday, looking for new recruits

The Evansville Fire Department is looking for applicants for its next recruiting class, which is slated to start in March.

  Community One dedicates renovated home in Tepe Park Neighborhood

Community One acquires existing dilapidated homes, completely gut them, fully restore them, and sell them affordably to new homeowners.

  Boil advisory lifted for Ohio Co.

The boil advisory has been lifted for customers that were without water during the leak on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

  Time capsule opened on 64th Anniversary of Holy Trinity cornerstone laying

It was found during the demolition at the site at the corner of 3rd and Vine in Downtown Evansville.

  Aurora working to stop evictions for households impacted by COVID-19

The City of Evansville and the State's IHCDA have allocated funds to Aurora Inc. to help those facing eviction.

  Henderson event celebrates 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

The Henderson Women’s Honor Court Committee celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote on Sunday.

  City of Evansville hosts 3rd annual NoCo Makers Market on Sun.

The NoCo Makers Market took place along Carpenter Street in Evansville on Sunday, mixing in a fair balance of fun and safety.

  WWII P-47 Thunderbolt safely lands in Evansville

The P-47 Thunderbolt’s arrival in Evansville has been delayed again by weather.

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Department holds drive-thru baby shower event

The drive-thru baby shower event on Saturday was hosted by the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

  Red Cross in need of volunteers amid COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters

COVID-19 and natural disasters are putting a major strain on Red Cross volunteers, causing a need for more people to help out and make a difference.

  Christ Gospel Church’s food booth still successful despite no Fall Festival

Booths like Christ Gospel’s raise money to help their church community and local charities.

Red Cross looking for disaster volunteers to help with powerful hurricane season

The powerful hurricane season has impacted thousands across the south this year.

  Safe Haven Baby Box unveiled in Ferdinand

Baby boxes provide a safe way for mothers to surrender their healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution.

  Popular giraffe at Mesker Park Zoo passes away

In a social media post on Wednesday, the Mesker Park Zoo announced that popular Giraffe “Kiah” has passed away.

  Jasper Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new business

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the community on Thursday.

  Posey Co. Sheriff’s Office adopts sensory equipment kit for children

A CAMSE Kit comes equipped with a weighted animal, stickers, stacking blocks, and a fidget toy among other things. These tools can help deputies keep children with sensory challenges calm while working a scene.

  Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights aims to be safe, socially distanced event

Easterseals announced a couple of minor changes to their 27th annual Fantasy of Lights, which helps funds therapy for local adults and children.

  Tyson Food hosts drive-thru food giveaway Wednesday

Tyson Foods will be hosting a drive-thru food giveaway Wednesday morning at Donald “Hugh” McCormick Fair Grounds.

  Jasper Police get $27K for defibrillators

The Jasper Police Department says they have received a grant for $27,600 from a partnership of donors to provide all police cars with Automatic Defibrillators (AED’s).

  Christmas help sign ups starting at Salvation Army

Monday is the first day you can apply Christmas Assistance through the Salvation Army.

  West Side Nut Club announces winning ticket number for 2020 Half Pot

West Side Nut Club officials say they hit the $1.3 million mark Saturday morning, passing last year’s total of $1,228,285.

  Non-profits making money through food booth sales despite no fall festival

Without the food booths and the appetites of the capacity crowds walking up and down Franklin Street, non-profit organizations like St. Joseph and West Side Catholic Churches might feel some of the negative financial effects.

  New survey results highlight Tri-State childcare needs

The 2020 Early Childcare and Early Learning Survey, released Thursday from the Welborn Baptist Foundation, shows the percentage of families who need childcare in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties is greater than the overall state average.

  West side Hacienda serving Tiger Pies to help Tekoppel Elementary

A west side restaurant is jumping in to help an elementary school whose Fall Festival food booth isn’t being set up this year.

  West Side Nut Club Half Pot exceeds $500k

The West Side Nut Club Half Pot surpassed the $500,000 mark on Sunday afternoon.

  Anti-abortion activists organize Right to Life event in Evansville

The Right to Life of Southwest Indiana held its annual Life Chain on South Green River Road in Evansville on Sunday.

  West Side Nut Club Half Pot surpasses $400k

The West Side Nut Club Half Pot eclipsed the $400,000 mark on Saturday.

  Single mother receives new home through Habitat for Humanity program

Kaynah Mitchell got the chance on Saturday to visit her brand new home, which promises to add more stability in Mitchell and her daughter’s life.

  Organizers, participants take part in 2020 SMILE Mile to promote Down syndrome awareness

The goal of the 2020 SMILE Mile is to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

  Memorial service held for late sheriff in Muhlenberg Co.

Dozens turned out at Mustang Stadium in Muhlenberg County on Saturday for a memorial service to honor Sheriff Ricki Allen and support his family.

  West Side Nut Club Half Pot reaches nearly $330K

The West Side Nut Club Half Pot grew nearly $83,000 Friday.

  Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame raising funds for new building

Sports officials are accepting donations at a booth on the corner of Vogel Road and Green River Road in Evansville, raising funds to help purchase the land for a physical Hall of Fame location.

  Owensboro’s Rooster Booster Breakfast hosts candidate forums

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce held two forums for the Owensboro Mayoral Race, as well as the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  Muhlenberg Co. Sheriff Ricki Allen honored during high school football game

Before the Muhlenberg County Mustangs played host to the Owensboro Red Devils on Thursday night, those in attendance participated in a moment of silence to honor Muhlenberg County Sheriff Ricki Allen, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 52.

  Warrick Trails holds grand reopening for Aurand Trailhead after finishing upgrades

Officials finally got the opportunity to celebrate the latest improvements to the building, including a shaded patio area, branding of the trail, a second restroom, as well as additional parking, which doubles the availability for trail users.

  Chloe Randolph Organization opens its doors in Henderson

Chloe’s parents are advocating for domestic violence resources and finally opened the doors to the Chloe Randolph Organization.

  Honor Flight of Southern Indiana volunteers work on care packages for local veterans

Officials with the Honor Flight tell us 1,000 local veterans will be receiving bags filled with goodies and thank you letters from the Tri-State community.

  EVSC’s Hangers receives donation from Baskin-Robbins

Baskin Robbins on South Green River Road is giving back to Hangers, an EVSC student clothing resource, on Monday.