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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.

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As we have now moved past Memorial Day weekend, we are definitely smack-dab in the “meat” of the outdoor grilling season, and today I thought I would share with you a tool that most cooks do not have in their culinary arsenal, a tool that would exponentially improve the quality and accuracy …

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We are creatures of habit, aren’t we? We drive the same way to work each day. We sit in the same chair. We order the same food at the restaurant. We pray the same prayer, behave the same way.

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NEW ALBANY — Some New Albany residents say they don’t know where they and their neighbors will get groceries when the only grocery in downtown New Albany closes in two weeks.

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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.

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INDIANA — There have now been 291,638 people tested for COVID-19 in Indiana since March, 36,578 of those were positive, or 12.5%, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday. 

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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.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair has been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, joining other high-profile events like Gen Con and Indiana Black Expo whose organizers decided they couldn’t assure the safety of visitors to their crowded programs.

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NEW ALBANY – “Baptist Health is helping to get Kentucky and Southern Indiana back to work by offering customized COVID-19 testing solutions and digital tools to employers,” said Dr. Michael Newkirk, vice president of Physician Services.

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INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana has seen record numbers of people filing for unemployment and applying for SNAP benefits because of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit in March and resulted in a statewide shutdown of all but essential businesses.

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NEW ALBANY — Many people are feeling a “gamut of emotions” in response to current events, whether it is anger, mourning, fear, motivation or “all those things rolled into one,” James Wilkerson told a virtual town hall Thursday as IU Southeast reached out to open conversation about recent events.

SOUTHERN INDIANA — The contested Republican races for two Indiana House seats representing Clark County areas — Districts 66 and 73 — in Tuesday’s primary were separated by only 58 votes in one district and 273 in the other.

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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.

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

I may be a bit late to the party, but I’ve started watching “The Chosen,” the gritty TV series about the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of those who encountered him when he walked on Earth. So far I’m on episode five of eight in season one -- and I’m hooked.

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The Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E.Cluff Avenue, has completed the digitization and transcription of a series of interviews with survivors of the 1937 Great Ohio River Flood in Jeffersonville.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday expanded their case against the police who were at the scene of George Floyd’s death, charging three of the officers with aiding and abetting a murder and upgrading the charges against the officer who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck to second-degr…

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JEFFERSONVILLE — A Borden man charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography has been sentenced in Clark County and remanded back to jail, after a plea agreement entered earlier this year.

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NEW ALBANY — A day after Floyd County voters opted out of a $3.1 million school safety referendum, those involved in the effort expressed appreciation to supporters and vowed to continue to work on ways to keep students safe.

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

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Obituaries

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.