Evansville http://wkyufm.org en Pet Owners Warned to Avoid Leaving Dogs Inside Cars on Hot Days http://wkyufm.org/post/pet-owners-warned-avoid-leaving-dogs-inside-cars-hot-days <p>The increasingly high summer temperatures are bringing the normal reminders to avoid leaving children alone in vehicles. &nbsp;But an Evansville animal shelter says pet owners also need to be aware of the dangers of leaving dogs inside hot vehicles.</p><p>Vanderburgh Humane Society Executive Director Kendall Paul says many dog owners make the mistake of thinking it’s OK to leave their pet in a vehicle with the windows cracked. She says the temperature inside that vehicle increases very quickly.</p><p>“I always recommend to people—try it yourself. Go out there on a hot and sit in that car for a few minutes with the windows rolled up, or even with them cracked a little bit, and you’re going to start to see what kind of temperatures very fast you’re putting your animal in. But we just recommend that you don’t do it.”</p><p>Paul adds that pet owners often tell themselves they’ll only be gone for a few minutes, and that their animal will be fine inside the car without any air conditioning.</p><p>“And often times if you just run in for a few minutes, you think it’s just going to be a few minutes in the store, but then it takes a little bit longer, or something delays you,” Paul said. “It only takes a short&nbsp; amount of time—once the temperatures outside start hitting in the 70s and 80 degrees, the temperature inside that car is going to climb even higher than that.”</p><p>Published research shows a car in 84-degree weather reached an interior temperature of 110 degrees in about 18 minutes. In 88-degree weather, the car reached 110 in about 14 minutes.</p><p>The research also found that cracking a window had little effect on the car's temperature. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:12:25 +0000 Kevin Willis 50226 at http://wkyufm.org FEMA To Reimburse Vanderburgh County For Some Winter Storm Repairs http://wkyufm.org/post/fema-reimburse-vanderburgh-county-some-winter-storm-repairs <p><font size="4" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Vanderburgh County has been approved to receive a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover some damage sustained during a brutal winter storm January 5-9.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font><br /><br /><font size="4" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Director Cliff Weaver says much of the damage came to the water grid in-and-around Evansville.&nbsp;</span></font><br /><br /><font size="4" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">“We had hundreds of water mains break,” said Weaver.&nbsp; “So you can imagine the labor and materials over time – plus the loss of the water.&nbsp; It was a very unusual situation.”&nbsp;</span></font><br /><br /><font size="4" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Weaver says the total damage amounts to $1.3 million dollars.&nbsp; He says about half of that is eligible to be covered by the FEMA grant.&nbsp; A total of 28 Indiana counties have been approved to receive the grants.</span></font><br /> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:22:30 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 48689 at http://wkyufm.org FEMA To Reimburse Vanderburgh County For Some Winter Storm Repairs Evansville Expects Major Boost From Downtown Medical Center http://wkyufm.org/post/evansville-expects-major-boost-downtown-medical-center <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less than a month ago, Evansville was on the receiving end of good news from Indiana University. A site in downtown Evansville was chosen from among four proposed locations for a $69.5 million dollar medical education and research center.</span></p><p><br />On Tuesday, the president of IU, Dr. Michael McRobbie was in town to check out the site. But first, he spoke for a half-hour at the Evansville Rotary Club. Rotary officials said it was the largest crowd they’ve ever had.<br /><br />After lunch, McRobbie and Evansville mayor Lloyd Winnecke boarded a trolley for a driving tour of the new site – encompassing 170-thousand square feet bordered by Southeast 4<sup>th</sup> and 6<sup>th</sup> streets, Cherry and Locust streets.<br /><br />When they got off the trolley, it was pointed out that both Winnecke and McRobbie were wearing strikingly similar blue, pinstriped suits.<br /><br />The two men weren’t only in sync with their wardrobes, but also with their feelings about the impact the new medical center will have on downtown Evansville.<br /> Wed, 07 May 2014 02:15:52 +0000 Emil Moffatt 47667 at http://wkyufm.org Evansville Expects Major Boost From Downtown Medical Center Latest Tug-of-War Over I-69 Route Pits Owensboro against Evansville, Henderson http://wkyufm.org/post/latest-tug-war-over-i-69-route-pits-owensboro-against-evansville-henderson <p></p><p><br />&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">While researching his book, “Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway”, Matt </span>Dellinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> traced the very early history of I-69 to a southern Indiana landowner, who in the early </span>‘90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, wanted to build a toll road from Evansville to Indianapolis. &nbsp;</span></p><p><br />“This man, David Graham, in Washington, Indiana, had been talking to this economist who said ‘look, your problem is, that it is too small a project. If you continued this proposed highway &nbsp;all the way to Mexico, then the numbers would change and the economics of it would look a lot more attractive if it was an international trade route,’” said Dellinger.<br /><br />Twenty years and billions of dollars later, I-69 remains incomplete, although there has been progress, If I-69 ever is complete, it will extend from Canada to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Dellinger says funding issues and sometimes, the proposed route of the interstate have impeded progress as each mayor, congressman or senator along the way has tried to steer it in a way that would most benefit his or her constituents.<br /><br />“These arguments about the route have been going on since the idea was very, very young. It is about politics and it is about economic development,” said Dellinger.&nbsp; “The bridges are obviously key points in the route.&nbsp; They’re kind of the pillars that the rest of the route is defined by.”<br /><br />The latest dust up over I-69 doesn’t take place far Washington, Indiana. &nbsp;<br /> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:46:16 +0000 Emil Moffatt 44490 at http://wkyufm.org Latest Tug-of-War Over I-69 Route Pits Owensboro against Evansville, Henderson Indiana, Kentucky Residents Mark Solemn Anniversary of Deadly Nov. 2005 Tornado http://wkyufm.org/post/indiana-kentucky-residents-mark-solemn-anniversary-deadly-nov-2005-tornado <p>Eight years ago this week, an F3 tornado tore through parts of Northwest Kentucky and Southern Indiana.&nbsp; It claimed two-dozen lives and left hundreds injured. Rick Shanklin with the National Weather Service Paducah office said several factors led to the devastation.<br /><br />“The main factor was the fact that it moved through at night. We had a major tornado that moved through a metropolitan area and unfortunately when you factor in that it impacted a mobile home park, that’s about the worst scenario that could occur,” said Shanklin.<br /><br />The November 6, 2005 tornado traveled 41 miles and featured winds that reached an estimated 200 miles per hour. It touched down originally in Smith Mills in Henderson County.</p><p>Shanklin and several colleagues attended a gathering at a Red Cross facility in Evansville Wednesday.<br /> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:14:53 +0000 Emil Moffatt 39531 at http://wkyufm.org Indiana, Kentucky Residents Mark Solemn Anniversary of Deadly Nov. 2005 Tornado A White Day-After Christmas: Evansville Region Swamped with Snow http://wkyufm.org/post/white-day-after-christmas-evansville-region-swamped-snow <p>The southern Indiana portion of our listening area got hit with as much as seven inches of snow during an early-morning snow storm Wednesday. <a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/dec/25/post-holiday-forecast-snow/?print=1" target="_blank">The Evansville Courier-Press reports </a>that Evansville's mayor has announced that all non-essential city offices will close at noon.</p><p>Emergency responders had to help numerous motorists in the area who got stuck in the snowstorm, or skidded off roads. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:38:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 24027 at http://wkyufm.org Traffic Advisory Issued for Motorists in Henderson-Evansville Region http://wkyufm.org/post/traffic-advisory-issued-motorists-henderson-evansville-region <p>Motorists traveling between Henderson and <span class="inline_link">Evansville</span>, Ind., on the U.S. 41 Twin Bridges will encounter some lane restrictions this week. The <span class="inline_link">Kentucky</span> Transportation Cabinet says northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Monday and Tuesday for deck cleaning and maintenance. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:05:05 +0000 Associated Press 16451 at http://wkyufm.org Court Rules Against Indiana Opponents of I-69 Extension http://wkyufm.org/post/court-rules-against-indiana-opponents-i-69-extension <p>A federal judge has ruled against opponents of the $3 billion Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville who claimed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated federal law by giving Indiana permission to fill wetlands and reroute streams along part of the 142-mile road. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:31:09 +0000 Associated Press 16225 at http://wkyufm.org Court Rules Against Indiana Opponents of I-69 Extension Evansville Mayor: Remake Roberts Stadium as Green Space http://wkyufm.org/post/evansville-mayor-remake-roberts-stadium-green-space <p>The mayor of Evansville says a sports and entertainment stadium that&rsquo;s been in use since 1956 needs to go. Lloyd Winnecke believes plans to re-build or reconfigure Roberts Stadium simply aren&rsquo;t feasible. Instead, the mayor wants Roberts Stadium to become Roberts Park, with picnic areas, bike trails, and a dog park. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:52:42 +0000 Kevin Willis 13626 at http://wkyufm.org Evansville Mayor: Remake Roberts Stadium as Green Space