Indiana

Regional
12:35 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Most Indiana Stage Collapse Victims Accept Settlement Offer

Most victims of a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair have agreed to accept shares of a $13.2 million settlement offer from the state and two private companies. The Indiana Attorney General's office said 51 of the 62 eligible claimants have accepted the settlement offer.

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Regional
8:58 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Feds Give the OK to Financing Plans for Louisville-Indiana Bridges Project

This is an artist's vision of what the new Ohio River bridges would look like.

The Federal Highway Administration has approved financing, management and tolling plans for the Ohio River bridges connecting Louisville and southern Indiana.

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Regional
1:31 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Court Rules Against Indiana Opponents of I-69 Extension

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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.

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Politics
1:54 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

John Gregg: Indiana Should Do More to Protect Vulnerable Young People

Indiana’s Democratic candidate for governor wants increased protections and assistance for at-risk children. Former House Speaker John Gregg is criticizing outgoing Republican Governor Mitch Daniels for putting too much emphasis on cost-saving.

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Politics
10:06 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Mitch Daniels Named Next President of Purdue

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was introduced Thursday as the next president of Purdue University, quashing speculation that he would be tapped as a vice presidential candidate or a Cabinet appointee should Mitt Romney win the White House in November.

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Regional
1:52 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Evansville Mayor: Remake Roberts Stadium as Green Space

Roberts Municipal Stadium in Evansville, IN

The mayor of Evansville says a sports and entertainment stadium that’s been in use since 1956 needs to go. Lloyd Winnecke believes plans to re-build or reconfigure Roberts Stadium simply aren’t feasible. Instead, the mayor wants Roberts Stadium to become Roberts Park, with picnic areas, bike trails, and a dog park.

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Sports
8:16 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Kentucky Vs. Indiana College Basketball Rivalry On the Brink of Ending

Negotiations to keep the popular Indiana-Kentucky basketball series alive have stalled for the second time in a month and there seems to be little chance of reviving it. Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced May 3 that the series, an annual tradition since 1969, would end because the two schools could not agree on whether to play the games at neutral sites or on the two campuses.

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Economy
12:05 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Job Outlook Improving for Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana Teens

A new state-by-state analysis of the teen unemployment rate shows the youth jobless picture improving throughout our listening area. The figures look at the number of 16 to 19 year olds in each state who are actively seeking work.

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Politics
10:32 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Indiana's GOP and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Both Have Female Running Mates

With the addition of two women to gubernatorial tickets, it’s almost guaranteed that the next duo to run Indiana will be a man and a woman — for the third consecutive time. Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. The pair said they will focus on economic development if elected in November and said her candidacy is not about attracting female voters, but about choosing the best candidate.

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Politics
6:49 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Mourdock Beats Lugar by Wide Margin in Indiana Senate Primary

Six-term Indiana Senator Richard Lugar won't be returning to Washington for a seventh term. Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated Lugar in Tuesday's Indiana Republican Senate primary. With 95% of the vote counted, Mourdock was leading Lugar 60% to 40%.

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