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SOUTHERN INDIANA — On Monday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a statewide order for Hoosiers to stay at home for the next two weeks except for essential activities, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Township Fire Protection District has hired a new chief, following the resignation of the former chief in mid-January.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — County officials are working to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 among jail populations by beefing up intake screening, releasing low-level inmates when appropriate and issuing citations for later court dates in lieu of some arrests.

FLOYD COUNTY — Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg will be conducting a sobriety check point at an undisclosed location in Floyd County on Friday, March 13.

FLOYD COUNTY — A Floyds Knobs man was killed early Sunday morning after his 2008 Volkswagen left the roadway and flipped at Moser Knob Road and North Skyline Drive, according to Floyd County Sheriff Frank Loop.

JEFFERSONVILLE — Katina Powell, author of "Breaking Cardinal Rules" and self-proclaimed "escort queen" was arrested in Jeffersonville Wednesday after a police pursuit of of a car in which she was a passenger. 

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Owners of a Jeffersonville business which caught fire Friday say they hope to be able to open the doors this summer, although damage estimates are still in the early stages.

NEW ALBANY — Around 2 p.m. Friday, New Albany firefighters were sent to the area of Interstate-265 and I-64 interchange on a report of an injury accident with people trapped.

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Karen Lynn Balmer, 62 years of age passed away on March 24, 2020 in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. She was born on May 24, 1957 in New Albany, Indiana. Karen is survived by her brother, Dave Balmer and his wife Becky, and her Bopsie Twin, Janice Weber. A private family graveside service was held at …

Services are private for Carole Barton and she will be laid to rest at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Leave a message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.

Wanda Lea (Grangier) Goulding, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The daughter of the late Amiel and Evelyn Drake Grangier, Wanda was born February 26, 1939 in New Albany. She was a banking officer with PNC Bank and retired after 35 years of service and was a member of Our Lady of Perp…