Tri-State Triumphs

  ‘It’s a relief’: CDC guidelines on maskless gatherings bring hope to family in Muhlenberg Co.

After spending 365 days without hugging her son due to an abundance of caution, Sunday was certainly a highly anticipated moment for Kelly Melton and her family.

  Owensboro native celebrates first semester of college two years after coma

  Woman creates ‘Giving Wall’ outside Newburgh home

  Tri-State man recovering after speedway crash

  Young man honored for saving neighbor’s home from fire

  Former Madisonville pastor’s wife reflects on husband’s recovery four years after shooting

Morganfield officers pitch in to help young boy

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West Side Nut Club approves more than $185k in grants for non-profits

  Local family helping raise 5 grandchildren gets late Christmas surprise

  Aces basketball team gives back to community

  First Free Baptist Church surprises students with special gifts

  Alcoa employees shop to help Salvation Army’s Toy Town

  Group holds funeral for fellow veteran with no family in attendance

  First responders continue to help hospitalized kids during holiday season

First responders across the Tri-State are delivering “Hope for the Holidays” by collecting armloads of toys for kids in local hospitals.

  Longtime American Red Cross volunteer from Henderson honored

A Henderson woman is honored for decades of work as an American Red Cross volunteer.

  Evansville non-profit to get $82k after Mattingly Charities event

A charity event knocked it out of the park for an Evansville non-profit.

  Hacienda employee’s act of kindness caught on video

An Evansville woman caught a special moment on camera and the community is responding in a big way.

  Evansville’s Pizza Pub serves up different dishes on Thanksgiving

  Owensboro shelter opens doors for free Thanksgiving meals

  Evansville woman helps provide Thanksgiving meals for those in need

  Young Owensboro girl’s wish comes true with trip to Disney World

  Henderson Co. Jail program helps hospice patients

  Princeton mail carrier recognized for saving man, dog

  Parlour Salon helps students look great for picture day

The Parlour Salon closed its doors early to donate their time and talent so the middle schoolers can look their best tomorrow.

  Youth baseball player reunites with firefighter who saved his life

A youth baseball player reunites with the firefighter who helped save his life.

  Students, staff show love for gym teacher before starting chemotherapy

Students and staff members at Sorgho Elementary School wanted to make sure they showed their love for the school’s gym teacher before she begins chemotherapy.

  Hundreds of letters written to show appreciation for veterans

Before this weekend’s Honor Flight, volunteers sorted through hundreds of letters for Operation Mail Call.

  Local officers connect with community during national day

Cops across the country started the morning with coffee and conversation.

  Anthem changes policy for children with SMA after agreeing to cover toddler’s $2m drug

The family of an Evansville toddler is crying happy tears after hearing their 19-month-old son will get the drug he needs.

  Castle graduate named U.S. Army Material Command’s Soldier of the Year

Trevor Reece received the honor after competing in the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Atterbury earlier this month.

  Huntingburg man joins Navy Seals in swim across Hudson River

The goal is to raise awareness for homeless veterans.

  Boonville first responders honored after saving man from lake

A group of first responders is being honored in Boonville.

  Madisonville girl with rare condition sworn is police officer, finds out she’s going to Disney

Eight-year-old Laila Engel-Deppe had a big wish granted today in Madisonville. Actually, two of them were granted!

  Henderson’s Rotary Club program continuing to help students

The Rotary Club is helping some students before school starts.

  Students, DCS partner together to help foster kids

The Dubois County Leadership Academy group decided to team up with the Department of Child Services to provide “foster packs.”

  Cookout organizers hope to continue building law enforcement relationship

The Old Erie Neighborhood Association hosted “Cookout With a Cop” on Friday.

  200 EVSC kids get new bikes thanks to annual Ivy Tech donation

More than 200 kids in the EVSC district got a surprise on Thursday.

  Bicycle group stops in Owensboro to help non-profit during cross country trip

Over 30 young adults, from all across the country, are in Owensboro helping out at Habitat for Humanity.

D-Patrick Honda’s donation to benefit local non-profit helping families

A local non-profit got the keys to a new car on Wednesday thanks to an Evansville car dealership.

  HFD firefighter reaches major department milestone

City leaders say over the years, he has worked through numerous changes and they appreciate his dedication.

Missing wedding ring returned to AL by Hopkins Co. Carhartt employee

Andrea Spear's ring had slipped off while folding a pair of pants she was returning for her husband.

  ’Cancer sucks’ tire rolling around town turns heads

There is a new sight to see rolling around the city, but it’s not what you might think.

  Church’s monthly program offers help for single moms

The work is done on the last Tuesday of each month.

  McGary Middle School student makes family history

The 2019 McGary 8th grade class has officially graduated and is heading to high school.

  Henderson Co. HS, Methodist Hospital create bereavement boxes

In Henderson County, more than two dozen bereavement boxes are being supplied to parents in need.

North Jr. High students continue support of Chemo Buddies

This year marks the sixth year that the school has partnered with Chemo Buddies.

  Mayor Winnecke announces food drive to help those in need

Winnecke announced May 11 will now be known as “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day.

  Annual ‘Catchin’ With Capin’ event now a staple field trip for students

This yearly event has become a staple field trip for students with disabilities.

  Daviess Co. HS student earns perfect ACT score

He took the ACT as a freshman and got a 29, but knew he could do better.

  Mater Dei Supermileage team qualifies for Drivers’ World Championship in London

The team also broke the United States UrbanConcept record in the Battery Electric category with a 68.2 miles per kilowatt-hour run.

Young students stop playing to cover their hearts for the National Anthem

The post says the children were playing during the after school program but stopped without being asked.

  Elite Eight teams step off court to give back to community

In between practices, all of the Elite Eight teams stepped off the court to spend time around Evansville.

  Homeless Connect serve hundreds

The Old National Events Plaza was packed Thursday for the annual Homeless Connect South West Indiana.

  Spottsville Elem. students help raise $5k during annual ‘Read-a-thon’

This year the money raised went toward funding end of the year field trips and a new playground for the school.

  Special Report: Boxing Boost

A new boxing gym off N. First Avenue is giving kids a chance to learn how to fight in the ring and in life.

  Record crowd packs convention center for annual Athena Awards

This year’s Athena Awards were extra special because Girls Inc. is celebrating 50 years in Owensboro.

  Sincere Determination: Daviess Co. 3-year-old inspires community

Jeremiah and Antoine Smith-Rouse say their daughter, Sinny, is unstoppable.

  EPD Chief Bolin caps off ‘Read Across America’ at Caze Elem.

Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin held a new title of celebrity reader on Friday.

  Prominent city figures take part in ‘Literacy Week’ for kids

Our own Beth Sweeney read to some little kids as part of the “Literacy Week.”

School hosts walk-a-thon to honor staff member

Friday’s walk-a-thon raised almost $3,000 for Debes and organizers are hoping to make it an annual event.

  Resurrection School teacher honored with Teacher of the Year award

Special recognition for a Resurrection School teacher on Thursday.

  Community role models hope to make good, lasting impression on young minds

For the entire month of February, Hager Preschool is celebrating “I love to Read Month," by bringing in male role models within the community to read to students.

  Community helps man find new home

A local janitor has a new place to live.

  Evansville’s Seton Harvest helping those affected by government shutdown

Thursday, they loaded up fresh lettuce, tomatoes and a lot of other produce to be given away at the Great Harvest Bread Company.

  ‘It was scary’ Man explains rescuing elderly driver from sinking truck

According to police, a vehicle went into the pond behind the Golden Corral around 6 p.m. Monday.

  More kids to get better nights rest with help of Madisonville club

With the help of donations and sponsors, they were able to build and fully furnish 30 beds for children in Hopkins County.

  Dreaming big at Southside Stars Youth Zone

We’ve learned the program is set to expand in 2019.

  More than 1,000 pairs of socks donated by Sky Footwear

People at the Evansville Rescue Mission don’t have to worry about cold feet during the winter months.

  ‘Pete’ strikes again with $3K donation to Easterseals

“Guess what day it is?” Those were the familiar first words during a phone call Easterseals received Monday afternoon from “Pete”, a local legend who has donated anonymously for 28 years.

  Piston’s Bar & Grill helping dozens of families for Thanksgiving dinner

On Tuesday, Piston’s Bar and Grill on Franklin Street passed out 100 turkeys to those in need.

  Gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Owensboro

A $5 coin from 1834 is worth a bit more these days... a lot more.

  Henderson students honor veterans during annual celebration

Some Veterans say they come every year to honor their fellow soldiers.

  Chandler woman surprised with Christmas parade

Lots of kids are celebrating Halloween tonight, but for Cathy Ward, It’s Christmas Eve.

  EVSC students come together for annual event

Dozens of kids and volunteers from across the city were there at Central High School’s football field.

New youth program aims to improve Evansville’s south side

A new youth program is aiming to fight the odds in Evansville’s most poverty-stricken neighborhood.

  Jasper Police Officers receive Lifesaver Award after car crash and fire

Tuesday morning, Officer Brent Duncan and Officer Grant Goffinet received the Lifesaver Award at the Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting.

  Apollo student memorizes first 100 digits of Pi

Ben O'Bryan is a junior transfer from Owensboro Catholic. He wants to be an engineer some day.

  Collin Clarke featured on A&E’s ‘Born This Way’

Evansville's own bodybuilder and special needs advocate, Collin Clarke will be on A&E's show 'Born This Way' Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

  Evansville students volunteer to hand out groceries

Sometimes, a simple gesture and a smile can go a long way.  Athletes from the Harrison High School football and lacrosse teams volunteered to help pass out free groceries to those in need on Green River Road in Evansville.

  Community members gather for Henry funeral procession

Community members lined KY 54 today to show their support for the Henry family. The funeral procession began at First Baptist Church in Owensboro and processed down KY 54 into Whitesville. Along the way, citizens gathered outside homes and businesses with pink and blue balloons to pay their respects.

Helping people in the community 1 truck full of produce at a time

We're told the Daughters of Charity in Evansville started the project and have since helped hundreds of people around town.