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**Republican candidate for mayor of Evansville, Lloyd Winnecke was our guest this morning. We chatted about Lloyd’s childhood in Evansville, where he lived and went to school.
WIKY Morning Show August 16, 2011
**Shopping for groceries is something just about all of us have in common. Something else we have in common is that we just about all agree that food prices are going up –
According to a new survey by Rasmussen Reports, 93% of Americans say that they're paying MORE for groceries now than they did one year ago. And no one really thinks things are going to get better . . .
**Jeff Lyons, 14WFIE Chief Meteorologist, joined us in studio this morning filling in for Diane. DJB and Jeff talked about the unusual weather events Indianapolis and Louisville over the weekend.
**Tragedy at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night when severe wind gusts blew over a stage set up for a Sugarland concert. 5 were killed, over 40 hurt.
It happened around 9:00 P.M, and the weather was looking pretty bad, but it hadn't started raining yet. Officials monitoring the situation made an announcement that things could get worse, but the
Who knew a classic rock song could actually save you money? Here's the story we covered on the WIKY Morning Show today-
We've all been there: You're at a grocery store or a drug store, you want to get the discounts from the shopper's loyalty club, but you don't have a membership, you don't want to fill out an application, and you don't want to give them your number.
Here's a GREAT way to beat the system.
We had an interesting discussion on the WIKY Morning Show about a trend in restaurants. Apparently, more and more restaurants are encouraging their servers to get rid of the pen and paper and take orders by memory. There are three reasons they're doing this, according to the article in the New York Post -
#1.) It helps the server keep eye contact, which creates a better bond and leads to a better tip.
#2.) It makes the servers concentrate harder, which leads to better service.
From time to time on the WIKY Morning Show, we enjoy solving what we call “little mysteries.” We received a call this morning from Donna Hollander who lives off Sharon Road in Newburgh. She and her family have been hearing a weird sound for the past couple of weeks that she said sounded like something from “War of the Worlds.” What in the world could it be?
On the WIKY Morning Show we posed the question - where is the ONE place you'd take a visiting friend or family member?
Among the several calls and emails we received, The Hilltop, Gerst House, Moonlite, China Bistro, Angelo's, Piece of Cake, and the Log Inn were the most popular restuarants mentioned. Audubon Park, Garden of the Gods, Angel Mounds, the Evansville museum and planetarium downtown, CMOE, Casino Aztar, Mesker Park Zoo and the LST 325 were the most popular attractions.
The Public Education Foundation is having their 2nd annual Confections of the Rich and Decadent, The Ultimate Bake Sale, and Amy Walker of the PEF successfully recruited Diane and me to donate a baked goodie. Last year, you may recall, I offered a Coca-Cola chocolate cake, the first thing I had ever baked. A very nice woman bought it and actually said it was tasty. Clearly, she was just being polite. But I thanked her anyway.
This year, I was all set to go with this suggestion from Patti Hilton, a no-bake fudge recipe –
I love shopping for clothes between seasons. You know, when stores are thinning out their inventory and put a lot of stuff on sale. Dillards does a wonderful job of slashing end-of-season apparel and you can get great deals on decent clothes. Generally, you also have a limited selection. Here’s the shirt we talked about on the WIKY Morning Show. I bought it last Fall for $8. I wore it a few times before my wife noticed it and asked, “Where did you get that ugly shirt?” I don’t think it’s that bad and judging
With record flooding across the Tri-state, we’ve heard from a number of families and neighborhoods where sandbagging has taken on the literal meaning of using a shovel and a strong back.