Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s “Fitness in the Park” program will join Pushups for Charity Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Evansville State Hospital Park to raise money for services to aid wounded military veterans.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the official welcome will be at 9 a.m. Pushups for Charity begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by an exercise boot camp, a family fun walk/run, Box-Fit, Yoga and Zumba.
Pushups for Charity 2013 is organized locally by Custom Fit Personnel Training and Bob’s Gym. It is part of a national effort to raise $300,000 for the Boot Campaign, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance and support to troops.
“Fitness in the Park” is a health and fitness initiative launched by Mayor Winnecke as part of his Energize Evansville initiative to promote healthier lifestyles. Fitness in the Park is held the third Saturday of each month at a different city park featuring local fitness trainer leading group exercises.
The Evansville Police Department and AAA of Missouri recognized Evansville’s Safety Patrol Crossing Guards at an Appreciation Breakfast this morning at Golden Corral. The Crossing Guards work tirelessly throughout the school year in all weather conditions to makes sure our children get to and from school safely. The Crossing Guard program is over 80 years old. This program began in Evansville is now nationwide. Since the inception of this program and as a result of the work of the guards and the department there has never been an accident or injury in a school crossing in Evansville.
Special recognition was given today to Vogel Safety Patrol Crossing Guard Rosemary Toelle. She has been at Vogel for 20 years. The area she works has seen its share of construction lately and is considered one of the busiest in the city. The entire Evansville Police Department wants to thank Rosemary for her service and also thank all the Safety Patrol Crossing Guards for all their hard work and dedication to the children of this community. Pictured with Rosemary is Chief of Police Billy Bolin, School Safety Officers Kent Walker and Kurt Chapman and Steve Baine of AAA of Missouri. AAA of Missouri helps sponsor this program.
SOURCE: Evansville Police Department
PHOTO: EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Starting this Sunday, May 12, Indiana State Police will be participating in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Ticket Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign to reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and passenger cars. Troopers will participate in this campaign through Saturday, June 8th.
The TACT program uses education and high visibility traffic enforcement to reduce commercial motor vehicle related crashes. By participating in TACT, Indiana State Police hope to deter unsafe driving behavior by passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle drivers when they interact on the roadway. Troopers will be specifically looking for motorists who drive dangerously around semi trucks and other commercial motor vehicles. Some of the violations troopers will be concentrating on include: unsafe lane changes, failure to yield the right of way, following too closely and aggressive driving. In many crashes involving commercial motor vehicles, the crash is caused by non-commercial drivers operating in an unsafe manner.
“The Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division would like to remind everyone that traffic safety is a continuing partnership between the general motoring public, the commercial transportation industry and law enforcement. Together, through safer driving practices, we can reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries,” said Captain Mike Eslinger, Commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.
Indiana State Police encourage all drivers to follow these safety tips when driving around commercial motor vehicles:
• Allow plenty of space between you and the commercial motor vehicle. Drivers should allow one car length between their vehicle and the commercial motor vehicle for every 10 mph of travel or follow at least three to four seconds behind the semi.
• Stay out of the truck driver’s blind spot. If you can’t see the mirrors on the truck, the driver can’t see you.
• Always make safe lane changes around commercial motor vehicles. Use signals and leave plenty of space between you and the truck. It can take over 500 feet for a fully loaded truck going 65 mph to come to a complete stop.
• Always yield the right of way to commercial motor vehicles.
Eastland Mall will host special Traveling City Hall meetings on Saturday, May 18, and Saturday, September 28. Both meetings will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon near Dillards in the Center Court area between Fred Meyer Jewelers and Helzberg Diamonds.
Eastland Mall and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will donate $200 worth of gift cards that will be awarded through random drawings during the May 18 meeting. Individuals must visit at least three department heads to qualify for the drawings and be present during the drawings to receive a prize. Prizes are limited to one per person.
Mayor Winnecke will introduce city department heads and elected city and county leaders present at the meeting. Following a brief presentation by Evansville Water & Sewer Utility Dir. Allen Mounts on the new Smart City 2.0 economic development issue, the public will have an opportunity to talk to city leaders one-on-one about specific issues or about our community in general. The meeting is free and open to everyone.
“Conducting Traveling City Hall meetings at Eastland Mall provides a wonderful opportunity to take city government directly to the people,” said Mayor Winnecke. “People who have questions about issues in their neighborhoods or in our community may not have time to visit the Civic Center. Traveling City Hall makes it more convenient for them to share their concerns.”
Indiana State Police at Evansville are currently investigating two separate incidents where individuals have handed over money to an unknown male claiming to be a landlord who is about to evict his tenants. Indiana State Police Detectives believe this male will continue to scam others if given the opportunity.
On April 15th, an Evansville Pastor received a phone call from a person alleging to be indigent and explained that he would be evicted from his residence on Telephone Road in Warrick County unless he could pay his landlord $95.00 to partially cover the rent he owed. He further explained that his wife was currently being treated for health issues at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. The pastor agreed to meet the landlord at the hospital. Sometime between 3:00 – 3:40 p.m., the pastor drove to the hospital and met the alleged landlord and insisted on speaking to the tenants before he would turn over the check. The man led the pastor into the hospital and into an empty patient room. The pastor was told that the couple must be in the lab for tests. They both walked to the lab, but failed to find the tenants. The pastor eventually handed over the check for $95. After the landlord left, the pastor checked with the front information desk and discovered that the woman was not even a patient at the hospital. He was able to stop payment on the check.
In February, an unknown male contacted a representative of St. Vincent DePaul Society in Evansville. The male caller claimed a couple was being evicted from their home because they couldn’t pay their rent. The caller further claimed that the landlord had agreed to drop eviction proceedings if they could come up with $120 for the rent they owed. The representative from St. Vincent DePaul Society later met the alleged landlord at Schnucks’ parking lot on the west side of Evansville and handed him a check for $120. The representative became suspicious later when all the phone numbers he had been given for the tenants and landlord were either disconnected or not correct. He also discovered the address given to him as the residence where the tenants were being evicted from was a vacant lot.
Suspect Information: It is not known at this time if the male portraying himself as the landlord is acting alone or if he has others that are assisting. Detectives say the suspect is a white male and approximately 40-years-old. No other description is available at this time.
Indiana State Police Detectives would like to warn everyone that scams occur almost every day and it’s important to do some research before turning over cash to a stranger. Detectives also believe there are possibly additional victims that have not contacted police. Anyone with information concerning these incidents is encouraged to contact Indiana State Police at 812-867-2079 or 1-800-852-3970.
The Indiana State Police participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) sixth Drug Take Back Event which resulted in Hoosiers across Indiana dropping off unwanted prescription drugs..
The first DEA Drug Take Back Event took place in September of 2010 and resulted in 2.4 tons of drugs being dropped off for disposal. The results are in for the most recent Drug Take Back event from this past Saturday, April 27, 2013 and resulted in 11.5 tons of drugs being dropped off. Indiana State Police drop off locations contributed 1,875.5 pounds to the state wide total.
The Indiana State Police has partnered with the DEA in each Drug Take Back event. This popular public service event helps reduce the improper disposal of unwanted prescription drugs by providing an alternative to flushing down the toilet, placement in regular trash or leaving them in the home and susceptible to unintended or illegal use.
SOURCE: Indiana State Police - Nixle
Evansville Over The Years - 1812 to present time.
This video was made in honor of Evansville, Indiana 200th anniversary.
It was published on YouTube on April 23, 2013 by 1968toddcarter.
Evansville, Ind. – Now available in both Apple® and Android® app stores and just in time for storm season, the free Vectren mobile app gives customers another channel for submitting and obtaining electric outage information. By downloading and installing the app, customers can quickly report or view electric outages, access safety information, read the latest Vectren news releases and find helpful contact numbers for the company all from the convenience of a mobile device.
“Reporting electric outages is critical to help Vectren pinpoint the source and expedite restoration,” said Jon Luttrell, Vectren’s vice president of information technology and customer service. “The free Vectren app makes this process even easier.”
Customers have the ability to login to their Vectren.com account via the app, making reporting an outage merely a few clicks away. The app also allows customers to request a call back once power has been restored. Additionally, customers can report issues with trees and power lines, review Vectren’s restoration process, get helpful storm tips and learn about generator safety.
“The nice thing about being able to report outages via the Vectren app is that mobile devices are often the only communication tools that still work during power outages,” added Luttrell.
Vectren customers have the opportunity to win the smartphone of their choice (up to $650 value) by downloading the app on a mobile device and/or following @VectrenStorm on Twitter before June 30, 2013. Complete contest details and app download links are available at www.vectren.com/outage
While the initial app is focused on electric outage reporting, additional functionality is in development, including the capability to pay Vectren bills.
SOURCE: Vectren News Release
TIRE RECYCLING DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH
8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M
CIVIC CENTER PARKING LOT - SE 9TH ST & WALNUT ST
• The first four tires will be accepted free of charge
• A $1.00 per tire fee will be charged thereafter
• Car and light trucks only
• Semi tires $10 each
• Tractor tires $25 each
• We prefer that rims be removed from tires
• Tires from businesses will not be accepted
• No commercial vehicles allowed
• Neighborhood associations may bring an unliminted number of tires free of charge
• Vanderburgh County households only
Evansville’s Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series is pleased to announce its guest speakers for Spring and Fall 2013. “An Evening with John Legend” will be the first in the series on Tuesday, April 23. Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, whose story was featured in the book “The Blind Side,” are scheduled for Thursday, September 26.
The events will be held at The Centre’s Aiken Theatre. The Lecture Series is free and tickets are not required for admission. Special accommodations may be requested at The Centre Box Office. All lectures feature an on-site American Sign Language interpreter, as well as English-Spanish simultaneous tele-interpreting. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Each lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Legend’s presentation will be interspersed with a performance of his music. The Tuohys will sign copies of their books following their presentation.
Recording artist, concert performer, and philanthropist, John Legend has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Throughout his career, he has worked to make a difference in the lives of others, striving to change the world as much as he changed contemporary music. Legend launched the successful “Show Me Campaign,” an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty, and continues his efforts to raise support and create awareness for many issues facing today’s youth.
The Touhy family’s life is chronicled in the best-selling book “The Blind Side,” which became a blockbuster movie. Beginning in 2004, the Touhys took in, and eventually adopted, Michael Oher, an African American teen that was being raised by his crack-addicted mother in the Memphis projects. “Who knows where I’d be?” says Michael, who could have been just another statistic. But with the love and support of the Tuohys, Micheal improved as a student and became one of the most sought after players in college and professional football.
Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy will share their personal Blind Side observations – from seeing Michael for the first time to how the experience changed the Tuohys as a family, which includes daughter Collins and son Sean, Jr. “Michael had a much greater impact on our lives than we did on his life,” says Leigh Anne. The Tuohys continue their mission to inspire hope, ignite generosity, and motivate deserving, but underserved youth.
Evansville’s Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series is a collaborative effort among the City of Evansville, University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, and area businesses committed to the support of diversity within the community. The Lecture Series seeks to engage Evansville and surrounding communities to explore, appreciate, and celebrate the diversity of race, culture, and ethnicity. For more information visit www.diversitylectureseries.org