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Pence administration earmarks $344,000 more for domestic violence

Pence administration earmarks $344,000 more for domestic violence

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Forty-three domestic violence programs across Indiana will be eligible to receive $344,000 in additional funding under a plan the Indiana Criminal…

And a child shall lead them

And a child shall lead them

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com This is a story that begins and ends, as all true war stories do, with children. Robi Damelin is an Israeli. In 2002,…

Demand means state, domestic violence groups should settle funding dispute

Demand means state, domestic violence groups should settle funding dispute

The domestic violence scandal that has rocked the NFL has opened a national conversation about the issue and led thousands of women to call hotlines seeking help…

Judgment favoring policeman’s meth-exposure claim reversed

Judgment favoring policeman’s meth-exposure claim reversed

Dave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.com A police officer who claimed disability resulting from his work dismantling methamphetamine labs had a favorable trial court ruling reversed by the Indiana…

State sponsors Outdoor Experience to let Hoosiers try sports, activities

State sponsors Outdoor Experience to let Hoosiers try sports, activities

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com Hoosiers who want to pick up a new outdoor hobby will now have the chance to at the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience this…

Gun permit system to go online – only

Gun permit system to go online – only

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers seeking a gun permit will no longer be able to apply using paper after a new electronic system goes online…

Domestic violence groups say Pence administration plans to cut funding

Domestic violence groups say Pence administration plans to cut funding

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s administration and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence are at odds over funding for prevention and shelters. The…

Justices reverse grant of post-conviction relief

Justices reverse grant of post-conviction relief

Jennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.com The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a defendant’s claim that his attorneys were ineffective for not arguing that, based on a Supreme…

30 Counties to be Reimbursed for Snow Storm Costs

30 Counties to be Reimbursed for Snow Storm Costs

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than a million dollars in federal grants will be awarded to 30 Indiana counties to help pay for damages, debris…

Political

BREAKING NEWS : COUNTY COMMISSIONER STEVE MELCHER HAS HEART ATTACK

BREAKING NEWS : COUNTY COMMISSIONER STEVE MELCHER HAS HEART ATTACK

We just learned that Vanderburgh County Commissioner Steve Melcher had a heart attack earlier this afternoon and has been transported to DEACONESS Hospital downtown. Commissioner Melcher  just…

Republicans prioritize money over people

Republicans prioritize money over people

By Scott Pelath House Minority Leader After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it seems only fair to examine how the Statehouse club management is…

Intern with the Indiana House Republicans!

Intern with the Indiana House Republicans!

    Intern with the House of Representatives for the 2015 Legislative Session Click the video to learn about the 2015 House Republican Internship The Indiana House…

Fear-Aggression Syndrome is bad in dogs, too

Fear-Aggression Syndrome is bad in dogs, too

No, even with all the weapons, training and money we’ve supplied them, ISIS cannot cause nearly as much harm to us as does our own government. I…

An Open Letter to the Hoosiers of District 77

An Open Letter to the Hoosiers of District 77

There seems to be a combination of miscommunication and misinformation concerning my declining of the debate hosted by the League of Woman voters. For some reason, it…

Pence Administration Seeks Applicants for Technical Curriculum Grants

Pence Administration Seeks Applicants for Technical Curriculum Grants

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com State education officials are seeking applicants for grants for what’s called the Innovative Career and Technical Education curriculums. About $1.3 million in grant funds…

Bayh, Pence and the 2016 election

Bayh, Pence and the 2016 election

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com One key politician in Indiana has revealed his plans for the 2016 election, while another continues to dodge the question. Analysis button in…

Bayh: I will not be a candidate for governor in 2016

Bayh: I will not be a candidate for governor in 2016

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com  Evan Bayh made it official Friday – he won’t be running for governor in 2016. Last month, Bayh, a former Indiana governor and U.S.…

Gail Riecken Criticizes the League of Women Voters Debate Cancellation

Gail Riecken Criticizes the League of Women Voters Debate Cancellation

Dear Sir/Madame, my friends believe that I should comment on the recent decision of the League of Women Voters to cancel the debate for those candidates running…

Community

WFTDA Brought “Jam-Packed” Weekend to Ford Center

WFTDA Brought “Jam-Packed” Weekend to Ford Center

    The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) brought the 2014 Division 1 Playoffs Tournament to Ford Center this past weekend. This was the first time…

REITZ HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 54th REUNION

REITZ HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 54th REUNION

Come one, come all – Graduates and Non-Graduates On Friday, October 3, 2014, the Reitz Class of 1960 will gather at Howell Shelter House on Barker Avenue…

First Security Bank Announces Hiring of New President of the Owensboro Region.

First Security Bank Announces Hiring of New President of the Owensboro Region.

First Security, Inc. (The holding company for First Security Bank, Inc.) announced that Amy Jackson has been named as President of the Owensboro Region for First Security…

UNANIMOUS FOR MURDER, A NOVEL

UNANIMOUS FOR MURDER, A NOVEL

Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwine CHAPTER THREE Judge John Eagleson slowly hauled himself out of bed on Saturday morning. It had been a grueling week of trial…

Piling on the NFL

Piling on the NFL

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Domestic violence just doesn’t happen on elevators. And it’s not just committed by former NFL running backs. But don’t tell that to…

Truth Is…..Positive Things Are Happening in Warrick County Youth First and Warrick Communities That Care Coalition to Launch Strategy

Truth Is…..Positive Things Are Happening in Warrick County  Youth First and Warrick Communities That Care Coalition to Launch Strategy

A January 2014 survey of high school students in Warrick County found that 78% never or rarely drink alcohol (rarely = 2 or fewer drinks in one…

There’s No Such Thing STAGE

There’s No Such Thing STAGE

STAGE is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit Theatre group committed to bringing quality productions, opportunities for involvement onstage and behind the scenes, and education for children and at-risk…

Laura Mathis Marketing Director First Security Bank

Laura Mathis Marketing Director First Security Bank

  First Security Bank is pleased to announce Laura Mathis recently joined the bank as the Director of Marketing. An Owensboro resident, Laura has over 25 years…

Local and County News

Confinement Officer Training School Begins Today

Confinement Officer Training School Begins Today

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that a new Confinement Officer Training School (which is referred to internally as COTS) began today with six,…

Evansville-Vanderburgh County Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Evansville-Vanderburgh County Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL On Thursday, October 02 at 6:30 p.m. a Candlelight Vigil will be held to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The…

Commissioner Stephen Melcher Hospitalized

Commissioner Stephen Melcher Hospitalized

The City County Observer has learned that Vanderburgh County Commissioner Stephen Melcher has been hospitalized for an apparent heart attack. We wish Commissioner Melcher a speedy recovery…

EMBA to host first local Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day October 4

EMBA to host first local Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day October 4

The Evansville Mountain Bike Association (EMBA), an official chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), will host the area’s first Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day…

CHIEF BOLIN SPEAKS OUT IN FAVOR OF “SHOTSPOTTER” FUNDING

CHIEF BOLIN SPEAKS OUT IN FAVOR OF “SHOTSPOTTER” FUNDING

I appreciate the CCO giving me this unedited opportunity to explain why I think ShotSpotter could be good for the citizens of Evansville. In keeping with the…

70 WWII Veterans have been selected for first Honor Flight from Evansville!

70 WWII Veterans have been selected for first Honor Flight from Evansville!

The Evansville committee for an Honor Flight has been hard at work contacting the 70 Veterans who have been selected to make the trip and is now…

JOIN US! VOICE Experiences Meeting

JOIN US! VOICE Experiences Meeting

  Voice Meeting Dates Tuesday , September 23 – Experiences 4:30 pm at City Taco, 2403 Washington Ave. Tuesday , September 30 – City Core  4:30 pm…

OFFICER INVOLVED IN SHOOTING PAST INCIDENTS UPDATE

OFFICER INVOLVED IN SHOOTING PAST INCIDENTS UPDATE

The officer involved in the Sunday morning police action shooting has given his second statement to investigators. Investigators believe the officer’s actions were lawful under Indiana law…

Health

ST. MARY’S WELLNESS CENTER TO OFFER EXPLORING AND CREATING MANDALAS WORKSHOP

ST. MARY’S WELLNESS CENTER TO OFFER EXPLORING AND CREATING MANDALAS WORKSHOP

 St. Mary’s Wellness Center at Epworth Crossing will present a workshop centered on creating mandalas. Mandalas are beautiful art forms that have a circular and symmetrical nature.…

DEVELOPMENTAL SERIES CLASS WILL ADDRESS CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENTAL SERIES CLASS WILL ADDRESS CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

The next class in the 2014 Developmental Series will take place Thursday, September 25th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the conference room of the St. Mary’s…

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ST. MARY’S WELLNESS CENTER COUPLES SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR  ST. MARY’S WELLNESS CENTER COUPLES SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES

St. Mary’s Wellness Center is offering Couples Social Dance Classes – East Coast Swing II, the Waltz, and Night Club Two-Step – beginning mid-October. East Coast Swing…

Education

North Invitational Marching Band Competition Sept. 27

North Invitational Marching Band Competition Sept. 27

The North High School Green Brigade will host the Evansville North Invitational Marching Band Competition, on Saturday, September 27. Twenty-two bands have registered to compete in the…

Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Awards $2,500 Leadership Scholarship To Evansville Signature School Senior

Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Awards $2,500 Leadership Scholarship To Evansville Signature School Senior

The Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation this afternoon awarded a $2,500 leadership scholarship to 17-year-old Signature School senior Eyob Moges during a ceremony at William Henry Harrison High…

Three honored at USI’s annual Founders Day program

Three honored at USI’s annual Founders Day program

The University of Southern Indiana celebrated its founders and honored supporters at the annual Founders Day program sponsored by the USI Alumni Association on September 16. “This…

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