INDIANA — Hoosiers who read the headlines over the past several weeks may have picked up on an alarming piece of data: Indiana has the second highest rate in the nation for child abuse.
NEW ALBANY — Louisville resident Emilee Ward has personally faced the obstacles that exist for pregnant women struggling to overcome their addiction.
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.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Indiana recently reached a milestone when it added its 100th problem-solving court, a system Clark and Floyd counties have been leading the way in for nearly a decade.
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.
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).
CLARKSVILLE — Employees of the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville have been notified that the hospital and its ancillary clinics and other facilities will close on April 27.
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.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — The Indiana Department of Transportation will close Interstate 64 left lanes at various locations this weekend — beginning Friday — for cable rail installations.
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 …
CLARK COUNTY — Chief of Detectives Maj. James Haehl can't even begin to count how many child pornography cases he's worked over his 25 years with the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
JEFFERSONVILLE — With its new Jeffersonville office, Premier Hospice & Home Health hopes to expand its outreach in Southern Indiana.
The News and Tribune's annual Power of Pink series is a collection of stories aimed at raising awareness of issues related to breast cancer while celebrating life and honoring the survivors. Below are this year's stories of hope, love and survival, along with stories of medical advances.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — As state and local leaders work to find solutions to the opioid crisis, some say the need for medication assisted treatment is one of the most effective ways to get those addicted into recovery. Opponents, however, say it's trading one drug for another.
SELLERSBURG — An upcoming public forum in Sellersburg is designed to raise awareness about addiction — from tobacco to alcohol to opioids — which organizers say they hope will help with the state's low public health ranking.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Rainfall totals in the Louisville Metro were already more than double the September average as of Sunday, with rains through Wednesday expected to cause some flash flooding.
INDIANAPOLIS — The HIV outbreak in Scott County that reached epidemic proportions in the middle part of this decade could have been reduced dramatically if state officials had acted sooner, says a study from the Yale School of Public Health.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — The number of child deaths in Indiana has dropped for the first time since 2012, according to a report released from the Indiana Department of Child Services this week.
FLOYD COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for pavement repairs on the Sherman Minton bridge has revised its scheduled operation for this weekend’s lane closures. Instead of restricting a single lane of Interstate 64 in each direction, E & B Paving requires closing …
CLARK COUNTY—The Clark County Health Department has been advised by the Indiana State Department of Health that additional mosquito samples have been identified with the West Nile Virus in Clark County.
NEW ALBANY — IU Southeast was recently awarded a $300,000 federal grant to help bolster the campus' sexual violence prevention efforts — an award school officials say will go a long way to strengthening the already fairly safe campus.
SELLERSBURG — Tracy Skaggs was just 4 years old when she was first exposed to drugs, in the company of her mother. Just over three years ago, she took back control of her life from an opioid addiction and is using her experience to help others.
NEW ALBANY — The Floyd County Health Department has confirmed that pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus during routine sampling conducted in the New Albany area. Positive samples for West Nile Virus have been found in Floyd County for several years, but these are the …
NEW ALBANY — Indiana is experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver disease. Since November 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed 44 outbreak-related cases of hepatitis A in Floyd County. The ISDH reports 385 (as of 8/17/2018) outbreak-relat…
SOUTHERN INDIANA — An Ivy Tech student is leading the charge in speaking up for people facing addiction — and she's urging others to do the same.
STARLIGHT — The several hundred in attendance at this year's Red Cross Humanitarian Gala at Huber's Plantation Hall had more in common than being neighbors in Southern Indiana.
FLOYD COUNTY — An estimated 10,000 gallons of raw sewage has discharged into Slate Run Creek, according to Floyd County Emergency Management officials.
JEFFERSONVILLE — Over the past two and a half years, one Southern Indiana woman has found a way out of a bad situation and now can look ahead at a new life, through the help of a permanent supportive housing program through LifeSpring Health Systems.
Nearly 1 in 5 of Indiana households with children struggle to afford enough food, according to an August report by the Food Research and Action Center [FRAC], a national nonprofit organization.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — New Albany resident Lynn Wilson said she remembers being able to see pollution in the city as she drove down from Floyd Knobs in the 1970s and early 1980s, before sweeping Environmental Protection Agency regulations took effect nationwide.
NEW ALBANY — A New Albany daycare is taking steps to help ensure the safety of children following the death of an infant, his father said is due to being left in a hot car.
GEORGETOWN — This year's American Red Cross Humanitarians have one major thing in common — a lifelong drive to help others.
INDIANAPOLIS — Representatives from Clark and Floyd counties were among the roughly 1,000 officials from across Indiana to attend the first ever state-wide opioid summit this week in Indianapolis.
Baptist Heath Floyd has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
The Center for Lay Ministries (CLM)/Bliss House held a Celebration Tea on June 24 to honor the women of the Bliss House who are working hard in their recovery programs. The tea also served as an opportunity to recognize two of their dedicated volunteers, Debbie and Sherrill Satterfield. The …
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first death related to a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A, a highly contagious disease of the liver. No additional details about the patient will be released due to privacy laws, according to a news release.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When a group of Clark County residents set out last week for Huntington, West Virginia, they were seeking solutions to bring home from a community that's been hit hard by the opioid epidemic.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — News and Tribune reporter Aprile Rickert spent Wednesday in Huntington, West Virginia, one of the communities hit hardest by the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.
This Week's Circulars
Mary Elizabeth Farnsley, 92, of New Albany, Indiana passed away Monday at Baptist Health Floyd. New Albany. She was the former Mary McNew, a native of Laurel County, Kentucky. Mary was a homemaker and a foster parent to several children. Preceded in death by husband, Carl D. Farnsley; sons, …
Wanda L. Ramey Van Meter, 88, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Westminster Health Care in Clarksville. She was born in Louisville and was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Census Bureau. She was a member of Howard Park Christian Church in Clarksville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, H…
Betty A. Roby, 72, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a retired bus driver of Greater Clark County School Corporation. Betty was a member of member of Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a native of Jeffersonville…
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