The obituary (or the shortened “obit”) has long been a part of the news reported by newspapers. The obit is an article that reports the recent death of a person, and usually includes a brief summary of the person’s life and information about the upcoming funeral. My grandmother used to read …

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NEW ALBANY — As both kids and adults gathered in a small dome on Saturday, orange and black wings fluttered about in every direction, landing on colorful benches, artificial flowers and people's heads. Later in the day, the monarch butterflies took off from the New Albany riverfront as they …

A couple weeks ago, we began a series of articles looking at what some of the churches in our area are doing to make a difference in the community. The Church is called not to offer random acts of kindness, but focused acts of kindness committed to demonstrate a Christ-like compassion for th…

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — SoIN Tourism aims to provide a helping hand to local organizations and municipalities as they develop new destinations in Southern Indiana. And as new projects are envisioned or launched in the area, the tourism bureau is giving them a major boost.

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NEW ALBANY — Warren Nash met Lee Hamilton in the early 1960s when the two entered politics. Nash first became a precinct committeeman in 1964 before being elected Floyd County Assessor in 1966 and New Albany mayor in 1971. Hamilton, a Columbus native, was elected to the U.S. Congress for the…

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NEW ALBANY — The mission of SoIN Tourism, formerly known as the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau, is to promote Southern Indiana and attract more visitors to Clark and Floyd counties. The more people visit the area, the more money they spend at local businesses.

SELLERSBURG — Ivy Tech Community College Sellersburg has announced that two of its students have been selected to participate in a cybersecurity internship project with the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Ohio.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — A Clark County judge is considering the final rulings on which evidence can be submitted in the case of a man accused of killing, dismembering and consuming parts of his ex-girlfriend in Jeffersonville in 2014.

Floyd County — A motorist's failure to move over for an Indiana State Police trooper conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 64 resulted in a drug arrest Monday.

CLARK COUNTY — Preliminary lab results were positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus in a sample of a dead deer from Clark County the DNR staff submitted to a lab for testing early this month.

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier Lottery players should check their tickets carefully as one ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s estimated $43.8 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot drawing.

In the aftermath of tragedies like the recent mass shootings in a variety of locations around the country, stories often emerge showing the compassion and generosity of the American people. A narrative from El Paso this past week grabbed our attention and our hearts. Eleven-year-old Ruben Ma…

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Mark Himmelheber has a special connection to Northaven Elementary School, and it's not just because he was in its first sixth grade class when its doors opened 50 years ago.

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Paul J. Francke "Joe", 68, of Jeffersonville, IN passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Legacy Funeral Center, 921 Main St. Jeffersonville, IN. Visitation for Joe will be on Tuesday,…

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