NEW ALBANY — There are many reasons for choosing a hospital. Reputation and its ability to provide exceptional care are at the top of the list.
FLOYD COUNTY — Public comment is now open for residents to share their input before the Indiana Department of Emergency Management approves or denies the closure plan for the main coal ash pond at Duke Energy’s Gallagher Station.
JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville nonprofit that serves free meals to hundreds each week is preparing to expand its service more in line with a pre-pandemic level and is seeking volunteers to help make sure the community is fed.
JEFFERSONVILLE — A Louisville woman is facing eight felonies after investigators say she smuggled heroin and fentanyl into the Clark County jail and gave some to another inmate who later died.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana businessman and activist is partnering with community agencies to create a space to have open, honest conversations about race, inclusion, diversity and equity — and how they contribute to both the history and future of the area.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — A healthy baby has a healthy weight, and two organizations have partnered to ensure Hoosier mothers have free access to infant scales so they can monitor their child’s progress.
NEW ALBANY — John Clayton, MD, general surgery, was honored Tuesday by representatives from EndoGastric Solutions for reaching a significant milestone.
CLARKSVILLE — Two years to the day after a Louisville couple lost a loved one due to addiction, the pair has found a measure of healing in supporting a recently-opened men’s recovery home in Clarksville.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — With the demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping significantly over the past four weeks, Southern Indiana hospitals are closing their mass vaccination clinics and health departments are switching to more targeted efforts for immunizations.
SELLERSBURG — On Friday, the Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department installed what is believed to be the first Naloxbox in Clark County, a publicly accessible box that contains naloxone kits, an intranasal medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.
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.
CLARKSVILLE — The Town of Clarksville has been named as one of three Indiana municipalities to be awarded a combined $1.4 million in EPA Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup grants.
CLARKSVILLE — A Southern Indiana father is helping to provide a place for men in recovery to have sober living while also caring for their children.
CLARK COUNTY — The Clark County Treasurer’s Office is facing some criticism after a decision to close to in-person business in the last two weeks before property taxes are due.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — More than 130 Clark County jail inmates have been vaccinated against COVID-19 since late March, through redistribution of leftover vaccine doses at the Clark County Health Department site.
CLARK COUNTY — Four Clark County high school seniors have been awarded a total of $3,500 in scholarships for their creative efforts in promoting recycling in their communities.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Health officials are concerned that people may hesitate to get COVID shots after the announcement of a pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
A bill regulating hospital relationships with their patients and communities inspired several amendments in the closing weeks of the 2021 session, with Indiana lawmakers attempting to amend Senate Bill 325 to ban “vaccine passports” and drug price transparency on Monday.
CLARK COUNTY — The Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department is taking steps to improve services in a time when there are fewer volunteers to serve the growing coverage area.
INDIANA — Local health officials say they hope the recent significant increases in COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will lead to more and more people opting for the shots, especially as spring activities that could cause spread of the disease pick up.
Within hours, lawmakers passed two bills through committees that would impact the health of pregnant women, but the principles of the two bills conflict.
CLARKSVILLE — A nurse has been charged with a felony after investigators say she started and later removed oxygen from a nursing home resident with COVID-19, without a doctor’s permission.
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that the statewide mask mandate would be downgraded to an advisory on April 6 along with all COVID-19 capacity restrictions.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is the 13th most lethal state for COVID-19 and third in the country for maternal mortality, members of the nonpartisan group Hoosier Action said Tuesday in a call to action and vigil marking the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.
INDIANA — The Indiana Department of Health is hosting a series of mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics across the state for eligible residents, including one this week in New Albany.
CLARKSVILLE — An Indiana nurse formerly employed at Wedgewood Health Center in Clarksville has been charged after investigators say she started and removed removed the oxygen from a resident with COVID-19 without a doctor's permission.
INDIANA — LifeSpring Health Systems has been selected as one of the 14 community health centers in Indiana to receive additional COVID-19 vaccine supply directly from the federal government in addition to the state allocation it will continue to receive.
CLARK COUNTY — A recently-seated Clark County judge is bringing back a program to address how police respond to people who may need mental health attention.
SELLERSBURG — Nearly 6,000 people will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sellersburg through Saturday at the second of three state-sponsored mass vaccination clinics using the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
JEFFERSONVILLE — Nearly 70 residents of Catalyst Rescue Mission in Jeffersonville have now received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, with another 20 scheduled for Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS — Because Indiana has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, lawmakers are trying to get more access to personal patient records to assess why so many women are dying in childbirth.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana family is hoping to soon return somewhat to normalcy after a year of being closed in due to COVID-19.
NEW YORK — Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials.
JEFFERSONVILLE — Within hours of the first shipments of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine to Southern Indiana, health care workers were well underway in registering some of the most at-risk — the unsheltered population.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — A recent partnership between the Center for Women and Families and three local hospital systems in Louisville and Southern Indiana — including Clark Memorial Health — is helping to lower barriers for people who have been sexually assaulted to record the incidents and get r…
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Local health officials are making plans for how they will distribute the third COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use in the U.S. as shipments are expected within the next week in some areas.
INDIANA — On Wednesday, Floyd County joined the more than half of Indiana counties now designated in blue on the Indiana State Department of Health color-coded map related to COVID-19 spread.
JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jeffersonville Board of Public Works has approved four special events this year — three in early spring — which could signal a return to a measure of normalcy after a year of shuttered activities due to COVID-19.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — While the rate of new COVID-19 cases has dropped significantly across Indiana from several months ago — including in Clark and Floyd counties — health officials say it’s still important to take safety precautions to help the rates continue to go down.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Health officials in Southern Indiana are reporting far fewer seasonal illnesses like influenza, RSV or strep this year, which they attribute to the precautions in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Health officials in Southern Indiana are working to help reschedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments after harsh weather has forced some clinics to close for safety, but they say patients shouldn’t be worried about losing their spots.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Due to severe weather, the Homeless Coalition's White Flag emergency shelter will be held at Catalyst Rescue Mission at least through Monday, according to a Facebook post by the coalition.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — The Clark and Floyd County health departments have postponed some COVID-19 tests or vaccination appointments Monday, ahead of bad winter weather forecast this week.
INDIANA — There have now been 646,425 cases of COVID-19 identified in Indiana since March 2020, the state department of health reported Friday. Of these, 1,445 were new Thursday.
INDIANA — Indiana’s attorney general said this week he’s ready to support using the $12.5 million Indiana is to receive as part of a recent settlement with an international consulting firm to go toward initiatives across the state to help in the addiction crisis.
INDIANA — The number of new daily COVID-19 cases remains lower in Indiana than at the start of the year, according to state department of health numbers reported Thursday.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Three Clark County COVID-19 testing sites and one vaccination site are expected to reopen at noon after closing early Wednesday ahead of harsh weather, the health department reported. The vaccine clinic at Baptist Health Floyd is also open.
SELLERSBURG — Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan didn’t know when he took over as president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police in 2020 that the year would prove to be such a unique one — including navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and responding to civil unrest that included ani…
SOUTHERN INDIANA — A group of community service agencies says it wants to take a hard look at finding permanent solutions to homelessness in Southern Indiana.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — A piece of legislation making its way through the Indiana statehouse could extend to the next decade the sundown date on syringe service programs, which some Southern Indiana officials credit with saving lives through harm reduction methods.
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