Merrick Korach Is This Week's Hometown Hero

The power of change can be compelling and for one Tri-State man he's been a staple in the community.

Posted: Apr 10, 2021 10:51 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2021 7:00 PM

The power of change can be compelling and for one Tri-State man he's been a staple in the community.

"I wanted to create a new narrative and show people the good that's in the city," says Merrick Korach, Bedford Collab Co-Founder.

Merrick Korach is on a mission.

"We know the end goal is well worth it not only for us, but generations to come," says Korach.

Raised in the River City, he calls the Southside of town his stomping grounds.

"It's home to me," says Korach. "These places here, homes, streets, are all familiar."

Merrick says he considers himself an entrepreneur at heart.

And it's through his change in the Tepe Park Neighborhood, he hopes to make a difference.

"We thought it was a perfect opportunity to make this happen here," says Korach.

At the corner of South Bedford and Madison Avenue, there will be a transformation over the next year with the opening of a community kitchen.

"The goal for is that the change we hope to see here won't be attributed to anyone specific person, but rather a group of people hoping to see a change something greater than themselves."

The site will be a launching pad for growth.

"Often times it by action other people can see, physical change, and impact happening on the Southside of Evansville."

Korach says he's propelled by his faith, and it's through his dedication to Evansville that makes him this week's Hometown Hero.

"What are you good at, gifts, assets, and while staying in that lane offer those to a greater cause and a greater community," says Korach.

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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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