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CHARLESTOWN — Charlestown Police Detective Sergeant Te’Juan “T.J.” Johnson will be honored along with other Indiana officers who have given their lives in service as the Cops Cycling for Survivors this week announced plans for their 20th annual bicycle tour of Indiana.

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NEW ALBANY — Fourteen months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baptist Health Floyd President Mike Schroyer looks back on the historically challenging year in health care and ahead to how the hospital will continue to serve the community as it comes out from under COVID-19.

Stretch and Opie were brought to the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter when their previous owner passed away. These two are littermates and have lived together all of their lives. At 7 years old they may move a little slower than they used to but they still have plenty of love to give. …

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health said Thursday that 900 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories.

As a teenager, Sasha-Fae Lopez used to go into the imaging department at Baptist Health Floyd, then Floyd Memorial Hospital, to talk to her mother who worked there along with Dr. Ed Reed. However, these were no ordinary conversations.

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WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

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Zucchini is really easy to grow in almost any state. It grows so fast that you will have zucchini coming out of your ears! I created these muffins to turn a vegetable sweet instead of the typical savory. Try adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts or a peanut butter swirl to make these muffins …

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INDIANAPOLIS — No longer do vaccine providers see lines out the door or scrambles to register for limited appointments. Most clinics offer walk-in appointments and vaccine waste climbs as fewer and fewer Hoosiers clamor for the vaccine’s protection against COVID-19.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Police are investigating two separate non-fatal shootings that happened at local bars in Jeffersonville over the past week; a suspect is in custody in one case and a person of interest identified in the other.

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Joe Oakes, a Borden High School teacher, and the late Connie Mull, who was a Henryville Elementary teacher, were recognized as Teachers of the Year and Maranda Boggess of Henryville Elementary was recognized as classified Employee of the Year at a May 11 banquet.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — When Clark County Health Officer Dr. Eric Yazel issued an order in November to limit restaurant capacity to 75%, he alerted local officials before announcing the mandate, which went beyond state regulations at the time.

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FLOYD COUNTY — New Albany-Floyd County Schools will continue to offer virtual learning in the next school year, but it will look much different than the model now being used in the district.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents receiving unemployment benefits will again have to show they are actively searching for work as the governor Tuesday reinstated a requirement that he lifted soon after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — The money could be a game-changer for Southern Indiana, as the push is on to establish a unified front and not have individual organizations splinter off and potentially hamper the region’s chances at garnering funding.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 40% of Indiana residents ages 16 and older have now been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, state health officials said Monday, even as the state’s rate of vaccination shots remains sluggish.

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