NEW ALBANY — To further limit the spread of COVID-19, all patients, family members, visitors, staff and vendors must wear a face mask at all times when in a Baptist Health facility.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which regulates nursing homes, released a report Thursday on COVID-19 and its impact on nursing homes. That report including data on the number of COVID-19 deaths reported at the facilities, not all of which filed the information.

INDIANA — Although there continue to be new positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths due to it reported in Indiana daily, local and state data show a decline in number of cases since mid-April.

If you want a summer snack or dessert without tons of sugar, try easy frozen fruit kabobs. Choose two or three of your favorite fruits, or use up small bits of leftover fruit, to make this delicious treat. All you need is a package of bamboo skewers from the grocery and you are ready to go.

INDIANA — There have now been 36,096 cases of COVID-19 identified in Indiana the state department of health reported. 

INDIANA — There have now been more than 35,000 cases of COVID-19 identified among Hoosiers, the state department of health reported Wednesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS—Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb has commanded media attention managing the COVID-19 crisis through this primary season as Woody Myers, now his Democratic challenger in the fall election, has struggled for visibility.

The Indiana Department of Insurance, the state’s insurance regulator, is alerting Hoosiers 65 and older that there is a Special Enrollment Period for Part B of Medicare without penalties.

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William G."Rusty" Knowland, Jr., age 65 passed away Friday June 5, 2020. William was born June 28, 1954 at Jeffersonville, Indiana to the late William G. and Nellie Pearson Knowland, Sr. He was a peacetime Navy Veteran and a former welder for Tower Automotive. Also, preceding him in death we…

William (Bill) Charles Legan passed away on June 5th following a brief illness. Most knew him as Mr. Legan as he spent 40+ years in education teaching Junior High and High School students in Indiana and West Virginia. He also volunteered teaching Adult Education in West Virginia and received…

Ray T. Shirley, 85, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at his home. He was a retired welder foreman at Jeffboat and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Ray was a native of Floyds Knobs, IN. He is survived by his wife Martha Ashton Shirley of Jeffersonville, IN.; brothers Robert Shirle…

Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. June 8, 2020 at Newcomer-New Albany. Mass, 11 a.m. June 9, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery.