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

NEW ALBANY — Staff at the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter have found a way to let potential pet parents meet cats they have up for adoption, even with the shelter still mandated to be closed for safety due to COVID-19.

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INDIANA — There have now been 446 cases of COVID-19 identified among Clark County residents and 309 among Floyd County residents, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday. 

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INDIANA — There have now been nearly 30,000 cases of COVID-19 identified in Indiana since testing began in March, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday. 

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Leadership at Jeffersonville homeless shelter Catalyst Rescue Mission is seeking assistance from local municipalities to help with operation costs after they say changes in plans for an expected state grant to respond to COVID-19 may not go as far as expected.

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INDIANA — There have now been more than 28,000 cases of COVID-19 in Indiana, the state department of health reported Monday. 

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INDIANA — There have been 26,655 cases of COVID-19 identified among Hoosiers since March, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday. Of these, 1,550 people have died.

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CLARKSVILLE — From now through June 5, Indiana residents with certain qualifications will be able to get free COVID-19 testing at a state-sponsored site in Clarksville.

CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville Parks and Recreation department has announced that the Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center will not reopen for the 2020 season due to safety precautions for COVID-19.

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CHARLESTOWN — Conservation officers are asking for information on a string of acts of vandalism at Charlestown State Park during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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INDIANA — The U.S. has now surpassed 82,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Wednesday.

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INDIANA — There have now been 24,627 cases of COVID-19 detected in Indiana, according to Indiana State Department of Health numbers as of Sunday at 11:59 p.m., up by 511 from the previous day. 

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INDIANA — There have now been more than 23,000 cases of COVID-19 identified in Indiana, the state department of health reported Friday. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Although Southern Indiana has yet to see some of the racial disparities in COVID-19 felt at the state and national level, some officials say it’s exposed flaws in the healthcare system and urge residents to continue taking precautions.

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INDIANA — There have now been more than 125,000 Hoosiers tested for COVID-19 with 18% coming back positive, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday. 

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INDIANA — There have now been more than 550 cases of COVID-19 detected among Clark and Floyd County residents with 50 deaths, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday. 

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CLARK COUNTY — In the nearly six weeks since Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an executive order closing or limiting non-essential businesses due to COVID-19, small, local shops in Jeffersonville have had to adapt — doing things like expanding delivery and curbside service when possible.

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INDIANA — There have now been more than 20,000 cases of COVID-19 detected among Hoosiers, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Monday. 

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INDIANA — There have been nearly 100,000 Hoosiers tested for COVID-19 with 18.7% coming back positive as of Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported. 

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INDIANA — The Indiana Supreme Court has extended restrictions in trial courts through May 17 with jury trials resuming June 1, but urges planning for eventual reopening.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A group of Southern Indiana residents are banning together to discuss how those experiencing homelessness and poverty are being affected by COVID-19, and looking at resources to help.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — While COVID-19 has changed the course of normal life for many Hoosiers and Americans, local and federal officials urge residents to complete their census forms — ensuring a proper counting for funding and political representation.

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INDIANA — More than 75,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19 to date, according to the most recent information from the Indiana State Department of Health. 

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INDIANA — There have been nearly 70,000 Hoosiers tested for COVID-19, according to information reported to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH.)

SOUTHERN INDIANA — The first Earth Day, created by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, was celebrated on April 22, 1970 as a way to help bring awareness to conserving the environment. 

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Obituaries

Christopher J. Van Gilder passed away on May 31, 2020. Legacy Funeral Center was entrusted with his care, and he was laid to rest at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

Services for Imogene Dietrich-Bryant will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, Nashville, TN. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Full obituary at www.phillipsrobinson.com