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JEFFERSONVILLE — For the safety of the community and staff and due to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library (JTPL) is temporarily closed to both patrons and staff until further notice. This closure is for both the Jeffersonville and Clarksville lo…

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FLOYD COUNTY — The judges and magistrate in Floyd County have begun rescheduling many court hearings following an order issued Monday by Gov. Eric Holcomb for Hoosiers to “stay at home.”

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — County officials are working to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 among jail populations by beefing up intake screening, releasing low-level inmates when appropriate and issuing citations for later court dates in lieu of some arrests.

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FLOYD COUNTY — The Indiana Supreme Court has granted an emergency petition for Floyd County courts to limit operations through May 4, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Southern Indiana.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Starting Monday through April 10, the Clark County circuit courts will operate on a limited basis following an emergency petition granted Friday by the Indiana Supreme Court in response to COVID-19. 

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JEFFERSONVILLE — A woman charged with child molestation and exploitation has formally pleaded guilty in court; she has a sentencing hearing later this month.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A Marion County judge has issued an order for preliminary injunction allowing the state to inspect a Charlestown wildlife nonprofit organization and the animals within it during a pending civil case, following a hearing last Friday.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — A Clark County judge has issued orders in an ongoing civil case between an adult business and the Town of Clarksville, with both sides coming away with something in their favor.

NEW ALBANY — A New Albany man was arrested Tuesday on preliminary charges of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography after a three-month long investigation by Indiana State Police.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville youth gymnastics coach has been charged with four felonies for child molestation; investigators say they don’t believe at this time that any students at the gym were affected.

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CLARK COUNTY — A Clark County judge indicted in June for engaging in a fist fight which led to the shooting of himself and another judge is taking responsibility for his actions, and says he learned a lot from the incident.

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FLOYD COUNTY — A Southern Indiana nurse has been charged with 10 felonies after police say she filled prescriptions for pain medication for terminally ill hospice patients and did not deliver the medication to patients.

NEW ALBANY — A New Albany man is in custody facing child molestation charges after allegations he inappropriately touched a child who had been at his home in early December.

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INDIANA — A Clark County man convicted in 1995 of killing an acquaintance after making a deal involving 150 marijuana plants could be released sooner than expected, following a judge’s decision to dismiss a related federal charge for which he’s already served his time.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Attorneys in a civil case between the Town of Clarksville and adult business Theatair X have 10 days to file proposed orders on what they wish to see happen next in the case, following a hearing Thursday.

CLARK COUNTY — A Clark County man is facing two felonies after police say he put a homemade bomb inside an apartment he had recently been evicted from.

FLOYD COUNTY — A man charged with two felonies three years ago for what police say was his involvement in a robbery at gunpoint has pleaded guilty to one charge and will be sentenced today in Floyd County.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court was expected to hear oral arguments Thursday in an appeals case related to attorneys’ fees incurred in a billboard lawsuit initiated by River Ridge Development Authority in 2017 and dismissed a year later.

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HENRYVILLE — A Henryville mother is facing charges after her toddler was found wandering along U.S. 31 while she was passed out next to a pool of vomit.

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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 www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.

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…