NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music legend Joe Diffie passed away Sunday from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19), according to publicist Scott Adkins. In a news release announcing the singer's death, his family requested privacy at this time.

As the demand for personal protective equipment such as gowns and masks increases, manufacturers have struggled to keep up and state governments have turned to private citizens to fill the gap.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on Sunday announced that 290 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 1,514 the total number of Ind…

NEW ALBANY — The New Albany-based nonprofit Let Us Learn Inc. was building momentum, and then the coronavirus pandemic hit, halting its in-person programming.

SEYMOUR (AP) — A southern Indiana hospital has placed 63 employees on a 14-day quarantine after they came in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

SOUTHERN INDIANA — As shutdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19 threaten the global economy, Southern Indiana advocates say the brunt could be harder for local families already struggling, and work to find ways to help them.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on Saturday reported 290 new positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, bringing to 1,232 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. Thirty-one Hoosiers …

JEFFERSONVILLE — Earlier this week, an Amazon warehouse in Kentucky saw operations suddenly come to a halt after three workers were diagnosed with COVID-19.

NEW ALBANY — The New Albany City Council met virtually Friday afternoon to pass five resolutions relating to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Karen Lynn Balmer, 62 years of age passed away on March 24, 2020 in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. She was born on May 24, 1957 in New Albany, Indiana. Karen is survived by her brother, Dave Balmer and his wife Becky, and her Bopsie Twin, Janice Weber. A private family graveside service was held at …

Services are private for Carole Barton and she will be laid to rest at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Leave a message for the family, please visit

Wanda Lea (Grangier) Goulding, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The daughter of the late Amiel and Evelyn Drake Grangier, Wanda was born February 26, 1939 in New Albany. She was a banking officer with PNC Bank and retired after 35 years of service and was a member of Our Lady of Perp…