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 removed the oxygen from a resident with COVID-19, which contributed to his death.
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.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — The Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana’s emergency white flag shelter has moved back to Jeffersonville for the remainder of the cold season after an agreement with a New Albany hotel was terminated over the weekend.
INDIANA — Hoosiers age 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following action Monday by the Indiana State Department of Health. That expansion means 357,000 additional Hoosiers will be eligible to receive the shots.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana lawmaker is pushing for legislation she says could help bridge a gap in barriers to birth control for women, but she said even more is needed to help women with mental health or substance use issues avoid unintended pregnancies.
CLARK COUNTY — There are still appointment times available this weekend in Clark County for those eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the health department reported.
CLARK COUNTY — The Clark County Health Department has opened registration for the additional vaccines it received this week for distribution at the community mass vaccination site, according to a news release.
INDIANA — Preliminary data show that compared with 2019, last year had nearly a 50% increase in overdoses seen in emergency departments in Indiana, with an 18% rise across the U.S. in just the first four months of the pandemic.
JEFFERSONVILLE — The second night of Clark County CARES annual Drug Facts week included a new component — a video rich with resources for those living with or affected by addiction.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — The Clark County Health Department is awaiting state guidance on how to proceed with the additional 1,200 vaccine doses it received this week, in light of new information recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on second doses.
JEFFERSONVILLE — Numbers released from the Clark County Health Department show that during three months of 2020, drug overdose cases seen in the emergency room were at or well above the previous record — which health officials say points to the need for continued education and advances in tr…
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Hospitals in Clark and Floyd counties report that more health-care workers have been on board with getting vaccinated against COVID-19 than originally projected, an uptick they say is safer for the health facilities and community and helps prevent staffing shortages.
NEW ALBANY — For the past two weeks, Southern Indiana homeless residents and visitors have been able to sleep peacefully and safely on the area’s coldest nights, through a new partnership with a local hotel.
JEFFERSONVILLE — The sixth annual Clark County CARES Drug Facts Week starts Monday, a series of events meant to help provide resources and education to people affected by addiction and to connect groups and individuals to help find solutions.
JEFFERSONVILLE — Four cats are being observed by veterinarians for any health issues after a house fire Wednesday in Jeffersonville.
INDIANAPOLIS — Seventy-three of Indiana's 92 counties are now in the red zone for COVID-19 spread, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday, a record for the state's weekly reporting.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — More than 12,000 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Clark and Floyd counties as of the end of Tuesday, more than 500 of whom are community members 80 and older.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Community organizers in Clark and Floyd counties have canceled annual events commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18 in light of the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Social service agencies were expected to meet this week to determine how to execute the annual Point in Time count of homeless individuals and families in Southern Indiana, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Health departments in Clark and Floyd counties are preparing to begin mass COVID-19 vaccinations of the first eligible residents in Tier 1B next week, after guidance issued Wednesday by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Roughly 8,500 people — mainly frontline health-care workers — have been vaccinated for COVID-19 at two Southern Indiana hospitals since the rollout began three weeks ago. Health officials say the next phases will become clearer through state guidance and as more of the vac…
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A look at those lost in January, 2021
Mark Alan Smith, 61 years of age, passed away on April 7, 2021. He was born on March 19, 1960 in New Albany to Charles and Mary Jo Smith. Mark was a 1978 graduate from New Albany High School, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years in the Indiana Army National Guard and was a 40 year e…
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