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Sometimes a smoked dish can be a bit of an undertaking. So naturally, finding a smoked dish that doesn’t take a ton of time is a real find, especially if you want to cook a family meal during the week.

Residents of Autumn Woods Senior Living in New Albany recently enjoyed their own sweet, chocolately “Hershey Kiss Day” with hilarious chocolate quotes, a chocolate kiss toss and, of course, a few Hershey Kisses!

Let’s face it, you don’t want to eat alone on Valentine’s Day. I hate eating alone. Recipe for Froggy Love: You. Me. And Meow Mix. No need for anything fancy. I’m a simple cat with simple needs. I want to shower someone with affection. No need for red wine and filet medallions. I’m a beer an…

As we continue to look for ways to fuel our family history research and add to our historical knowledge during this time of pandemic, genealogical societies are offering a wide array of programs that can be accessed from home on your computer.

Want a cat who knows what she’s about? Look no farther than the self-proclaimed queen of the shelter, Kodak. She’s a 5-year-old lady who would prefer you not talk about her age and instead focus on how gorgeous she is. Kodak is all about her snack time and thinks (actually knows) that humans…

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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.

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As you are reading this the clock has already turned forward to 2021. As I type these words I’m still stuck in 2020. Believe me, I envy you.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Before the doors even opened at noon, there were already more than 100 people in line Friday for a free ham and turkey giveaway in Jeffersonville. Within an hour, the food had all been claimed by local families and individuals.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffersonville Animal Shelter Director Sarah Green said the recent major renovations the shelter has undergone will go a long way toward improving the health and happiness of the cats and dogs who stay there while waiting for their forever homes.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Jury trials in Indiana have been pushed back to March 1, under an order issued Monday by the state supreme court due to COVID-19. But even with delays, Southern Indiana courts say they’ll work to keep everything as on track as possible as the pandemic continues.

CLARK COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to close all lanes of I-65 SB between Henryville (Exit 19) and Memphis (Exit 16) in Clark County the night of Tuesday, Dec. 15. Under the closure, crews will complete bridge repairs at Caney Fork.

It’s Christmas Eve and Winnie-the-Pooh and all his friends are excitedly planning their Christmas Eve party, everyone except Eeyore. He seems to have lost his tail and is miserable. Rabbit organizes a search for Eeyore’s tail in the 100-Acre Wood, and the adventure begins! This delightful mu…

As we continue to do more and more research from home, our attention needs to turn to help aids that direct us to major resources that can add to our personal research.

Markie is a one-year-old Domestic Short Hair kitty who found herself outdoors and alone with a litter of baby kittens. A kind citizen brought her to The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter and she was placed into a foster home where she could raise her babies in peace. Now that her babies…

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is hosting “There Used to Be a Street,” a solo exhibition by mixed media painter, Dana Oldfather. The exhibition opens Saturday, Nov. 14, with an Open House Reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Every day for the past several weeks, Claysburg resident Vanessa Brown has been watching as the message of vibrancy, strength and unity comes to life through a soon-to-be finished mural in the heart of the neighborhood.

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Jeffersonville Township Public Library’s Genealogy and Local History Librarian Diane Stepro will lead a Zoom program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 for patrons who need to gather family history information from unfamiliar locations.

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INDIANA — There have now been 950 cases of COVID-19 reported among Clark County residents and 609 among Floyd County residents to date, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — There’s a certain time of year 9-year-old Addie Roberts looks forward to more than most others — the week she spends in Henryville at Camp Quality, a weeklong summer camp for children who have or are dealing with cancer.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Of the roughly 800 local volunteers in the Hope Southern Indiana Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a select few are recognized each year an an annual awards ceremony for their outstanding service to their communities.

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The Indiana Department of Insurance, the state’s insurance regulator, is alerting Hoosiers 65 and older that there is a Special Enrollment Period for Part B of Medicare without penalties.

Probably like most of you, I don’t like the pandemic. I don’t like that I am not able to see and especially hug my loved ones. I don’t like that some people are experiencing harder than normal times. I certainly do not like that some have faced the illness and even loss of loved ones and hav…

A couple of columns ago I talked about how here at the Lobeck household we have started a “top-10” list on a chalkboard. This top-10 list is made up of dishes that are, well, considered one of our all-time top-10 culinary creations made by one of us.

Our family loves meatloaf. In my opinion it’s right up there with the top American comfort foods ever developed. If done correctly it can be moist, hearty and flavorful. If prepared incorrectly it can be a culinary experience that you never forget.

We had some leftover grilled lamb chops from our Easter dinner. We always have a challenge as to what to do with leftover lamb chops. I had grilled them with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. We then served them with mint jelly. They were delicious.

Growing up, one of my favorite “kid” sandwiches was peanut butter and pickle on white bread. Most people I mention this to just stare at me as if I was trying to convince them that the earth is in fact, flat.

Well, it finally happened. My Weber kettle grill finally bit the dust after over a decade of tasty service. So until I get a new one I am forced to grill on our gas grill, which I hadn’t used for quite some time.

As we go through the quarantine period to battle the coronavirus and think about times our ancestors lived through, we realize that what we are doing now in our everyday lives is history being made.

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