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JEFFERSONVILLE — A Tuesday morning panel discussion tackled the complex intersection of addiction, suicide and mental health, including how first responders are affected by some of the things they see during the job.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Five years ago, Southern Indiana residents were just starting to figure out how to get a grasp on what was happening in their communities with the opioid epidemic. There were questions, fears, misunderstanding.


NEW ALBANY — Liz and Brandon Wilson were expecting their second baby boy the first week of January, but they didn't know he would make history by being the first baby born this year — and decade — at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

JEFFERSONVILLE — A narrow path cuts through the vital records room at the Clark County Health Department building on Duncan Avenue in Jeffersonville, offering only necessary access to the filing cabinets that line the walls of the small space.


NEW ALBANY — When Cassandra and Dustin Obermark met, they both saw signs that they were meant to be together. Now, married five years, the New Albany couple puts in the work to keep their family strong and full of love.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Results of a more than two-month investigation into the death of a woman who died while held in the Clark County jail point to natural causes, specifically underlying health issues.


KOKOMO -- Kayla Britton was in full-time mother mode at Kokomo Beach July 12. She was treating her children to a fun-filled day at the water park. She was walking with her toddler along a wading area, ankle deep in the water, to the kiddie pool, breastfeeding her youngest son.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — As Indiana remains landlocked on three sides by states with some level of legal acceptance of marijuana, Southern Indiana police deal with increased flow of the drug from other areas, forcing lawmakers to ponder where the state is headed.

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Now that summer has arrived, outdoor activities have officially been kicked into high gear for millions of people across the country, which means lathering up with sunscreen.

LifeSpan Resources, a non-profit serving elderly and disabled individuals in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties announced that one of its volunteers, Jenny Kirkham, has been selected as a recipient of Indiana’s Golden Hoosier Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a senior citizen by …

INDIANAPOLIS–More than one in five Indiana adults smoke cigarettes, one of the highest rates in the nation, while the number of youths using vaping products remains a concern for anti-smoking advocates.

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CLARKSVILLE — Management companies overseeing a recently-closed Southern Indiana hospital have agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle a civil suit alleging false claims and illegal financial arrangements.


JEFFERSONVILLE — The team behind a new outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Jeffersonville say they want to be one of many ongoing and needed solutions to addressing the opioid crisis in Southern Indiana.

The Centers for Disease Control, along with several states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli. As of Thursday, 72 people from five states have reported cases. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana health official says drug overdoses have leveled off in the area since a spike earlier this month, but health leaders continue to monitor overdose activity and improve services available for those using.

JEFFERSONVILLE — Effective April 1, Clark Urgent Care will move to the Clarksville Medical Center, 2205 Greentree North, Clarksville, right next to Clark Primary Care (formerly Havens Medical Group).

SOUTHERN INDIANA — Coalitions in Clark and Scott counties that are working to fight the drug crisis are among 10 in the state to each be awarded $75,000 in state grants to help develop and improve their coalitions.

INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals across Indiana would be better-equipped to combat the life-threatening illness called sepsis, thanks to legislation co-authored by state Rep. Rita Fleming, D-Jeffersonville, which has been approved in the Indiana House.

JEFFERSONVILLE —​ LifeSpring Health Systems announced today that in light of the ongoing government shutdown, all copays and deductibles for furloughed federal employees and their families will be waived. LifeSpring CEO, Dr. Terry Stawar said in a news release, “As a part of the health safet…

CLARK COUNTY — Next week marks the start of the fourth annual Clark County CARES Drug Facts Week, a free lineup of community events dedicated to seeking solutions to Southern Indiana's drug and addiction crisis and offering resources and support.

INDIANA — The Indiana Family & Social Services Administration has announced that it will release Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February early on Jan. 19. No additional SNAP benefits will be issued in the month of February. March distribution plans remain u…


JEFFERSONVILLE — She’s less than a week old, and Destiny Denise Lynn Williams is already making her mark. She’s her parents’ first child, her grandparents’ first grandbaby, she’s a first niece. She also carries the distinction of being the first baby born in Clark County in 2019.

CLARKSVILLE — Those in charge of a new residential, abstinence-based addiction treatment facility in Clarksville say they want to make a difference in Southern Indiana, and they're ready to be part of the solution to healing the community of addiction.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police collected more than 2,000 pounds of unused or expired medication on Oct. 27 during the 16th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug …

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HAILEY, YVONNE "Vonnie" FRANCIS (CHAPMAN), 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Carmel, Ind., where she has resided for the past several years. She was a long-time resident of Jeffersonville, Ind. She was born to Roy and Bess Chapman of New Albany, IN., on May 21, 1928. She married Martin (Martie…

Hugh "Hooter" Rowley, 85, passed away Thursday. Visitation: Sunday, 1-4 PM & Monday, 9-10 AM. Service: Monday, 10 AM, all at Naville & Seabrook FuneralHomes (1119 E. MarketSt).

Edith (Miller) Craig, 101, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in New Albany, Indiana. Edith was born on October 22, 1918 in Palmyra, Indiana to the late Lyman C. and Stella (Klinker) Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband William Neal Craig; siblings, Ray Miller, Hazel Mille…