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Wednesdays With Winnecke Talks About Two Evansville Holiday Traditions [Audio]

On this week's edition of Wednesdays With Winnecke, we had two special guests in the studio to discuss two long-time holiday institutions for Evansville and the region. We're talking about the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, and the annual Hadi Shrine Circus.

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Evansville Man Travels 862 Miles to Feed Hurricane Sandy Victims

An Evansville man has literally gone miles out of his way to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy – about 862 miles to be more precise.

Stan Gregory, 57, made the decision to help the citizens of Little Ferry, New Jersey after seeing the aftermath of the de

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Indiana Department of Resources Warns of Deer Danger While Traveling

While hunters are doing their best to thin out the deer population this year, many of these creatures are meeting their demise by way of speeding motorists on Indiana’s highways and byways. Unfortunately, when unexpected collisions with wildlife happen, it can lead to serious injury – even death

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CBPP and EPI analysis of Census Bureau Data
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New Study Indicates That Indiana Is Getting Poorer

The state of Indiana is getting poorer, according to the latest report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

A recent study indicates that here in Indiana, the bridge between wealthy and poor has signific

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Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to Open New I-69 Portion Monday

The first portion of the Interstate 69 highway extension is scheduled to open to traffic on Monday, but not before Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Lieutenant Governor-elect Sue Ellspermann christen the projec

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Federal Prisoners Raise Fish to Stock Lakes Across Indiana

You may think the only thing prisoners do while incarcerated is lift weights, start fights and well, other horrifying things. However, some of those doing time in Terre Haute, Indiana are helping to raise thousands of fish for a couple of Indiana fish-stocking initiatives

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Evansville Aces, Old Crow Medicine Show and More Things to Do This Weekend in the Tri-State

There is a lot going on this weekend here in the tri-state – If you plan to get your weekend started early, nearly every bar in town has karaoke and pool, and if they don’t, they have booze and food – you can’t miss

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I-69 is the Topic of Today’s Wednesdays With Winnecke

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke once again covered a lot of material on this week's show. We spent most of the show discussing the I-69 Innovation Corridor which officially opens on Monday. As always, you can hear the entire show here.

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Evansville Libraries Receive Five-Star Rating

Earlier last week, the Evansville Public Libraries learned that it was awarded a five-star rating in the recent Library Journal Index of Public Library Service – an honor that only 1.1 percent of all the public libraries in the nation receive

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Indiana may decriminalize marijuana
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Indiana Lawmakers Set to Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Indiana lawmakers are currently working to introduce legislation by early next year that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. If this bill passes, possession of up to three ounces (85 grams) of marijuana could be charged as a minor infraction rather than

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