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Commentary: Indiana education leaders make Congress look good

Commentary: Indiana education leaders make Congress look good

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe all the squabbling, infighting and backbiting among Indiana’s political leaders over the direction of education in the state is part…

Man can be charged for failing to register in 2 counties

Man can be charged for failing to register in 2 counties

Jennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.com    The Indiana Court of Appeals has ordered a trial on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender in Vanderburgh…

Commentary: Time to rewrite Indiana’s alcohol laws

Commentary: Time to rewrite Indiana’s alcohol laws

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz   IndyPoltics.Org Recently Indiana lawmakers did something that was long overdue. They sat down and, for the first time in 40 years, did a…

State chooses 5 counties for preschool pilot program

State chooses 5 counties for preschool pilot program

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties will be part of the state’s preschool pilot program for low-income children. Gov. Mike…

COA upholds father’s $1,419 weekly child support obligation

COA upholds father’s $1,419 weekly child support obligation

Jennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.com   In affirming the trial court’s decision to increase a father’s weekly child support obligation to four times the amount he and his…

Woman waived challenge to amount of loss attributable to her conduct

Woman waived challenge to amount of loss attributable to her conduct

Jennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.com  The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the 57-month sentence for a woman involved in a real estate fraud scheme, finding she waived…

Commentary: Spain, a glimpse of the future?

Commentary: Spain, a glimpse of the future?

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com MADRID, Spain – The old man sits there amid his bags, shaking his cup just outside the high-end jewelry store on Calle de…

Analysis: Space needs warrant discussion about new building

Analysis: Space needs warrant discussion about new building

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Shortly after I arrived at the Statehouse nearly two decades ago, lawmakers revived talks about constructing a new government building north…

Commentary: Lugar on Congress: Part Godfather, part Animal House

Commentary: Lugar on Congress: Part Godfather, part Animal House

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Richard Lugar says his friends in the U.S. Senate would have two words for people who wonder why Congress can’t once…

Political

REP. RIECKEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS AUG. 16

REP. RIECKEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS AUG. 16

INDIANAPOLIS—State Rep. Gail Riecken (D-Evansville) announced she will host three Town Hall meetings throughout her district on Saturday, Aug. 16. “I wanted to make the Town Hall…

New Amendments To Redevelopment Commissions And Authorities State Law Approved By Governor‏

New Amendments To Redevelopment Commissions And Authorities State Law Approved By Governor‏

Yesterday we posted an article about 6th Ward Evansville City Councilman Al Lindsey asking City Council Attorney Scott Danks to revisit a proposed ordinance and update it…

The Longing for Equality

The Longing for Equality

Ever since the founding of these great United States, there has been a constant struggle on behalf of various individuals in their desire for equal rights. One…

To Encourage Saving, Some States Turn to Prizes

To Encourage Saving, Some States Turn to Prizes

    Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money—and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not…

In Whom, exactly, do we Trust?

In Whom, exactly, do we Trust?

  We The People have put too much faith in politics; and that misplaced faith is tearing us to bits. If you were to study Americans by…

Lawyer registration fee increase to cover program shortfalls, aid pro bono districts

Lawyer registration fee increase to cover program shortfalls, aid pro bono districts

Dave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.com  Attorney registration fees set to increase nearly 25 percent will cover shortfalls in the judiciary programs they fund and give a temporary emergency…

Hogsett to step down as US attorney; speculation begins about Indy mayoral run

Hogsett to step down as US attorney; speculation begins about Indy mayoral run

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced his resignation from the post Monday after serving four years as prosecutor for the federal court’s…

Appeals Court to hear marriage arguments on Aug. 13

Appeals Court to hear marriage arguments on Aug. 13

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal appeals court announced Monday that a three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in Indiana’s marriage case at 9:30 a.m.…

Letter to the CCO Editor from Local Political Activists

Letter to the CCO Editor from Local Political Activists

Dear Editor;    I am writing my observations of a “Community Comment” that the Courier & Press published on Sunday, July 13 from local personality and Interim…

Community

A play in one act by Michael Diton-Edwards

A play in one act by Michael Diton-Edwards

Join the Arts Council in welcoming STAGE, a new nonprofit theatre organization, to the Arts Council family. STAGE will be performing “On and In the Air” at…

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden hosts Family Fun Day and Dash for Donna 5K this Saturday

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden hosts Family Fun Day and Dash for Donna 5K this Saturday

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden invites the community to participate in an action-packed Saturday at the zoo. Get started early with the annual Dash for Donna…

The Lost Sounds of Summer

The Lost Sounds of Summer

Exclusive Excerpt from: “An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood” by Tom Purcell
 I long for the sounds of summer I knew as a kid.…

COMMUNITY CALL FOR FABRIC

COMMUNITY CALL FOR FABRIC

Brazilian artist Artur Silva is inviting the Evansville community to participate in the Jacobsville Gateway public art project. The artist is inviting members of the community to…

USI breaks ground on Griffin Center

USI breaks ground on Griffin Center

Center made possible through generous gift of the Robert E. Griffin family The University of Southern Indiana broke ground Monday, July 21, 2014, on a new $5.75…

ANIMALPALOOZA

ANIMALPALOOZA

ANIMALPALOOZA Presents “PAWS 4 VETS” Benefiting Soldier Dogs for Independence Come join us for a day of family fun, food, and music all while helping support shelter…

Inaccurate Political Rage is All the Rage

Inaccurate Political Rage is All the Rage

Do you have personal issues? Do you want to seem intelligent, well informed and on-top-of-it-all without having to bother to put in any effort or time to…

USI receives $1.2 million grant for interprofessional education

USI receives $1.2 million grant for interprofessional education

College of Nursing and Health Professions to become Nexus Innovations Incubator The College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana has received a…

Local and County News

Sheriff’s Explorers attend National Conference

Sheriff’s Explorers attend National Conference

Explorers from Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #82 recently returned from a national conference in Bloomington, Indiana. This past June 14th through June 19th our Explorers…

Registration Open for EPD Citizen’s Academy

Registration Open for EPD Citizen’s Academy

The Evansville Police Department will be presenting its Fall“Citizen’s Academy” Sept 9 through Nov 12, 2014. The Academy sessions will run from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each…

NEW RESTAURANT TARGETED FOR DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE

NEW RESTAURANT TARGETED FOR DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE

  Southwest Indiana Chamber Announces Launch of Restaurant Challenge to Attract New Downtown Eatery EVANSVILLE, Ind. (July 23, 2014) – The Southwest Indiana Chamber today announced the…

Traffic Collision near USI results in Fatality

Traffic Collision near USI results in Fatality

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at approximately 12:05pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident with injuries on the Lloyd Expressway at the University Parkway.…

Animal Cruelty Task-Force Formed in Vanderburgh County

Animal Cruelty Task-Force Formed in Vanderburgh County

An Animal Cruelty Task Force has been created in a joint coalition between the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, Evansville Vanderburgh Animal Care and Control, Evansville Police Department…

YOUTH FIRST ANNOUNCES BOARD CHAIR, NEW MEMBERS

YOUTH FIRST ANNOUNCES BOARD CHAIR, NEW MEMBERS

Youth First, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jim Back has been named Board Chair effective July 1, 2014. Jim is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones…

Vanderburgh County 4H Fair gets underway

Vanderburgh County 4H Fair gets underway

The 94th annual Vanderburgh County 4H Fair gets underway this Monday, July 21, 2014. With shows, music, rides, races, pageants, contests, exhibits and food the 4H fair truly has…

10-Digit Dialing for Area Code 812 & 930 Consumers Starts Sept. 6

10-Digit Dialing for Area Code 812 & 930 Consumers Starts Sept. 6

Because of the implementation of the new 930 area code, beginning September 6, 2014 consumers in the 812/930 area will be required to dial ten digits (area…

Health

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most therapies for…

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES ST. MARY’S #4 IN INDIANA FOR THE SECOND YEAR

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES ST. MARY’S #4 IN INDIANA FOR THE SECOND YEAR

Also ranked as high performing in six specialties St. Mary’s Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report in a tie as the #4…

ST. MARY’S JOINING FORCES WITH AREA AGENCIES TO SPONSOR FREE SCHOOL PHYSICALS AND IMMUNIZATIONS FOR UNINSURED CHILDREN IN VANDERBURGH COUNTY

ST. MARY’S JOINING FORCES WITH AREA AGENCIES  TO SPONSOR FREE SCHOOL PHYSICALS  AND IMMUNIZATIONS  FOR UNINSURED CHILDREN IN VANDERBURGH COUNTY

The EVSC School-Community Council, in collaboration with ECHO Community Care, St. Mary’s Children’s Services, Vanderburgh County Department of Health, and the Evansville Courier & Press, will sponsor…

Education

USI breaks ground on Griffin Center

USI breaks ground on Griffin Center

Center made possible through generous gift of the Robert E. Griffin family The University of Southern Indiana broke ground Monday, July 21, 2014, on a new $5.75…

Public Hearings to Gather Information Planned for Lincoln, McGary

Public Hearings to Gather Information Planned for Lincoln, McGary

On July 17, representatives from the State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education will be conducting a public hearing at Lincoln K-8 school, and…

State Board and IDOE to Gather Information at Public Hearings

State Board and IDOE to Gather Information at Public Hearings

Representatives from the State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education will conduct public hearings at Lincoln School and McGary Middle School – two schools…

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