Coal mining is one of the traditional industries that helped build the Wabash Valley and other areas throughout southwest Indiana and southeast Illinois. It produces 35 million tons of coal a year. The Sunrise Mine near Carlisle, IN produces 3.5 million tons a year. The company also operates a smaller mine near Clay City, Indiana, the Ace in the Hole
It's a place that few have seen and many others would not do so if given the opportunity. Yet its importance to our local history, economy and standard of living is real. In this special report..Tom McClanahan makes a rare journey to a place that never sees the light of day. Tom reports, Sydney, I've been at this
If you see emergency responders at Sullivan High School on Friday, don't panic. Officials will be conducting a mock crash scenario. It will begin at 1 P.M. First responders will be on the scene and a helicopter will also land at the school. The point of mock crash scenarios is to show students the consequences of dangerous driving.
Vincennes University is seeing a boost in enrollment. 4,500 students are already enrolled for the fall. That's up more than 7% from last year. Officials credit their increased efforts to get more people to visit and tour campus. In addition to new students, registration for continuing students is also up from last year. Officials say that's partly because they had
The annual Strassenfest is underway in Terre Haute. The Terre Haute German Oberlander Club puts the event on each year. It's a family friendly event, with live music and German food. It's a way for organizers to showcase German heritage, but it's also a fundraiser for the club. Events like this help them give back to Terre Haute. "We like
What You'll Need: Cake: •2 cups granulated sugar •1 1/2 cups vegetable oil• 4 eggs •2 teaspoons baking soda •2 cups all-purpose flour •2 teaspoons ground cinnamon •1 teaspoon salt •1 cup flaked coconut •3 cups grated carrots (about 1 pound) •1 cup chopped walnuts •CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: •1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened •2 sticks butter, softened •1 teaspoon
Showers / storms for Thursday night with a low of 55. Friday looks partly sunny but dry with a high of 72. Temperatures stay in the lower 70s for the weekend and dry for Saturday but some rain possible later on Sunday. A slow moving storm will bring in rain for Sunday night - Wednesday. It will turn colder after
Temperatures keep climbing today as southeast winds usher in a warmer air mass. Highs today top out in the lower 70s with clouds on the increase. A cold front moves through the area tonight, bringing our best rain chances after the evening period. Widespread showers and scattered t'storms move through the Valley later tonight with rainfall totals of 0.50"-0.75" forecasted.