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The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) has established what it believes is a unique partnership with Brown University. EVSC Superintendent Vince Bertram says 38 individuals will take part in the corporation's Learning Leadership Cadre (LLC), which includes sessions at the Rhode Island-based university. Brown officials will also visit Evansville throughout the year to conduct seminars for teachers enrolled in the LLC. The university says the program is the only one of its kind in Indiana. Evansville Schools Partnering With Brown University Thirty-eight individuals have been selected to participate in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation's Learning Leadership Cadre (LLC), a program (0 comments)
Home Buyer Tax Credit Could Expand - 06/22/09 03:03 PM
Any of the proposed changes below would be to the advantage of first time buyers and home owners who have a mortgage. We will continue to monitor this proposal and get back to you as soon as we have an update.
Home Buyer Tax Credit Could Expand A first-time home buyer tax credit of up to $8,000 has helped to move housing inventory during an otherwise sluggish real estate cycle. Now both legislators and the business community are hoping to build on the incentive's success by expanding it.
A number of bills have been introduced in the House and (1 comments)
10 Cities Most Likely to Bounce Back Quickly - 06/15/09 04:39 PM
Here we have a list of 10 most likely cities to bounce back quickly. Most of the cities are in the Midwest and the Soutwest.10 Cities Most Likely to Bounce Back QuicklySome cities are likely to recover more quickly from the housing downturn than others.Forbes magazine has identified the top 10 cities that it believes are poised for recovery by examining unemployment figures, projected gross domestic product from Moody's Economy.com, and housing affordability data from the National Association of Home Builders.Overall, cities most likely to recover first are those with strong technology capabilities.Here is Forbes' top 10:Austin-Roundrock, TexasFayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.Boulder, Colo.Huntsville, Ala.San (0 comments)
3 Good Places to Hunt for a Mortgage - 06/14/09 12:27 PM
Getting a mortgage isn't easy these days, particularly since many banks have tightened crediting, which is ultimately keeping some buyers out. More borrowers are turning online to shop for a mortgage, in which they can shop anonymously and still get accurate rates. According to a recent article on CNNMoney.com, here are three Web sites that will get mortgage-shoppers started (these sites act as a referral source and borrowers will still need to close with a bank or mortgage broker). Zillow.com: The best thing about this site is the ability to read reports of other people's experiences with a lender. MortgageMarvel.com: This (0 comments)
Big Changes for Evansville's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - 06/11/09 04:23 PM
The Greater Evansville Susan G. Komen Foundation announced Wednesday morning the annual race is moving downtown. The move has been in the works for the last two years. The race is traditionally held on Evansville's eastside near Eastland Mall, but event coordinators hope the switch downtown will attract more people. The race is also moving to Saturday. In years past a Sunday date was chosen to interfere as little as possible with Eastside traffic. The theme of this year's race, "Pink Goes Green"-- coordinators looking for clever ways to make the race eco-friendly. For instance walk, bike or carpool to the (0 comments)
Signature School named to Newsweek's top schools list - 06/10/09 06:06 PM
We congratulate Signature School on this distinguished award to be included as one of the best schools in the Nation. There is much to learn from this accomplishment. We wish Signature School all the best for the future.Signature School named to Newsweek's top schools listAn Evansville charter high school has been included in a list of the top 100 high schools in the nation.Signature School is ranked No. 26 on Newsweek's annual list, according to a news release. It is the only Indiana high school represented."This award is a tribute to the hard work and commitment to academics on the part of (0 comments)
Duke Energy moves to roll out 'smart grid' in Indiana - 06/09/09 06:09 PM
Even though most utility customers can't see it, the price of electricity rises and falls throughout the day. With a way of monitoring those fluctuations, they could turn on a clothes dryer or other appliance only at times when both electricity demand and cost are at their lowest. Under a proposal put forth by Duke Energy, residents of Southwestern Indiana may be able to do just that.Duke has announced plans to install 800,000 so-called "smart meters" throughout its Indiana service area, which includes all or parts of Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Pike and Warrick counties in Southwestern Indiana. The devices can tell (0 comments)
New Plans For Historic Greyhound Station - 06/08/09 06:46 PM
EVANSVILLE - Vandalism to the Evansville's historic Greyhound bus station has the city making changes. City leaders are making it a priority to find a buyer who will renovate the space. We ask officials about their plan to sell. "It's in pretty sad shape, but it's such a landmark, we gotta save it!" says Pam Hight as she drives by the old station. Sixty years ago this station was bustling--a downtown transportation hub. Today the Greyhound building is abandoned. It shows: the ceiling's falling in, graffiti's splashed across the walls, and rust eats the outside. NEWS 25 asks Evansville's Director of (0 comments)
Mead Johnson starts getting power from landfill gas - 06/07/09 11:56 AM
On Wednesday, the company announced the completion of a pipeline which takes methane gas from Laubscher Meadows landfill and conveys it five miles to three boilers in a building set back from the corner of the Lloyd Expressway and Ray Becker Drive. The project will let Mead Johnson come close to eliminating its need to burn natural gas at the site. Jeff Jobe, Mead Johnson senior vice president of global supply chain, said most of the energy generated from the landfill methane will power manufacturing equipment. Any excess may be used for heating, cleaning machines or other purposes. Estimates are the (0 comments)
If you're buying or selling a home, mortgage rates could be a make or breaker. And recent spike in mortgages rates are leaving many analysts to say it's enough to discourage potential homebuyers.Mortgage rates recently hit 5.5%, a far cry from when they were just over 4.5% earlier this year. This increase could potentially add hundreds of dollars onto a monthly payment.Even with these higher rates, F.C. Tucker sales manager, John Briscoe still describes the Tri-State housing market as being strong."I still think rates historically are very low, and I still think people are definitely pretty confident," Briscoe said.He says (0 comments)
More Owners Contemplate Remodeling - 06/05/09 02:22 PM
A semi-annual survey of 5,000 home owners about their remodeling plans shows a 20 percent decline in the number of permits issued compared to the first quarter of 2008.But RemodelorMove.com, which conducted the survey, also reports a bright spot: the number of home owners who will probably remodel in the next 12 months rose 5 percent in the first quarter of 2009.Even though the cost to remodel has fallen an estimated 20 percent in the last year, 82 percent of respondents said price is their biggest concern and 89 percent of respondents are changing their remodeling plans because of the recession.Source: (0 comments)
Market Watch for June 2009 - 06/04/09 04:30 PM
May was a great month for real estate closings. Last month was the first time that our market had a higher dollar volume of real estate closings than the corresponding month in the previous year since late 2007. This had to happen sooner or later since May was our fourth consecutive month of increased sales. As sales continue to increase, there is a constant need to attract new listings. The number of active listings in our market has remained remarkably constant throughout this calendar year. We have not had listings at this relatively low level since 2006. As sales increase and listings stay constant the month's supply (0 comments)
Fourth 'Operation LST' D-Day re-enactment set for weekend - 06/04/09 04:20 PM
The fourth "Operation LST" D-Day re-enactment will be held this weekend in Evansville on the field near where the World War II-era ship is docked. A ceremony is planned at 4:30 p.m. Saturday to honor shipyard workers and soldiers who served in the war. Battles will be staged at 1 p.m. Saturday and again at 3 p.m. The Sunday re-enactment will take place at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge. Weather permitting, two restored World War II planes will stage a flyover before the first battle on Saturday. "This year marks the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, landing (0 comments)
City adds two potential arena locations to list - 06/03/09 06:52 AM
The Evansville Redevelopment Commission has placed two potential sites for a Downtown arena, the D-Patrick Ford property on Walnut Street and the Executive Inn, on an acquisition list. The commission approved a resolution adding the parcels to the list Tuesday without any discussion. After the meeting, arena manager John J. Kish said the resolution is the first step that must be taken to buy the properties. Kish said he is still negotiating with the O'Daniel family, which owns D-Patrick Ford, and the owners of the Executive Inn. "I think we're closer to reaching an agreement," Kish said, declining to elaborate. (0 comments)
First Shipment Arrives For Huge Wind Farm - 06/02/09 08:16 AM
Crews will continue to unload giant wind turbine components today at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for a large wind farm under construction in northwest Indiana. The shipment from Europe consists of 30 power generators and 30 turbine hubs, which connect the 120-foot-long blades scheduled to arrive at the port later this month. The pieces will be used in phase one of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm in White and Benton counties. PORTAGE, Ind. (June 1, 2009) - Giant wind turbine components are being unloaded today and tomorrow at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world's largest wind (0 comments)
South West Indiana Tri-State Manufacturers' Alliance - 06/01/09 11:57 AM
Tri-State Manufacturers' AllianceThe Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana is forming the Tri-State Manufacturers' Alliance, a membership organization comprised of local manufacturers and their support network.Dave Conner, chief financial officer for Anchor Industries and chairman of the Alliance, said the group will focus on providing resources and the latest information about manufacturing practices to its members through quarterly sessions, best-practices visits, local peer groups and exploring topics of national and regional interest.The alliance's executive committee includes chamber corporate members from Alcoa, Anchor Industries, Toyota, Wabash Plastics, Evansville ARC, QTR, Industrial Contractors, Custom Resins, and support organizations including Harding Shymanski & Co., (0 comments)
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