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The United States has over 40,000 confirmed cases. We have the third-highest amount in the world, behind China and Italy. We have more than half of the total cases in China. About every eight days, our confirmed cases increase by ten-fold.

Important in the School Safety Referendum debate is to find out from the NAFC School Board how much money is currently available and utilized to attend the needs of at-risk students. How many of these potential at-risk students will have parents who will consent to mental health services and…

While driving down Veterans Parkway, I had a thought. There is Kentuckiana Hospital sitting vacant, a vacant Sears auto garage with drive-through (drive-thru virus testing?), huge vacant Sears store (ICU use?), vacant Dillard’s behind Bass Pro, vacant Toys R Us, and vacant store next to Harb…

As the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to impact our communities, we need help ensuring we have a sufficient blood supply to support hospital patients in Indiana and across the country. The American Red Cross is working to continue delivering our mission, including t…

With great expectations I attended the Floyd Central performance of Gypsy. I have attended many wonderful plays at various schools in Indiana. I must say that I and my party were both very disturbed with some of the content in this play. One would not expect to hear the language nor see our …

States around the country have been making a push to implement gun control measures that include universal background checks, magazine capacity limits, and so-called “assault weapons” bans. These attempts to regulate firearms are nothing new, but the efforts to implement these sorts of laws …

On successive days last week, I read in these pages a guest column and a letter to the editor that were equally thought provoking and inspired this letter of my own. On Tuesday, February 18, George Shultz wrote a compelling guest column on why he supports the New Albany-Floyd County Consolid…

I felt compelled to write and offer my comments regarding two recent letters to the editor concerning the periodic column by John Krull, director of Journalism at Franklin College.

July of last year, we had a wooden fence installed by a professional establishment. Within weeks our precious fluffy, all white West Highland Terrier, Angus, was deathly sick with something we had never heard of before, hyperplastic dermatosis. Angus’ personal physician (the veterinary docto…

Clarksville has taken a wrong turn with its Brown’s Station Way road project. Spending just under $17 million to solve problems that don’t exist is the wrong course of action in my opinion.

Typing the words “THANK YOU” in all caps still doesn’t adequately convey how deeply I appreciate the service and commitment to this community that the Honorable Judge Susan Orth has modeled for decades. She models her genuine compassion for others, in her courtroom and in the community. Her …

As an American patriot I feel the need to comment on at least one statement from the dozens I’ve heard during the impeachment trial in the Senate. I believe it was defense attorney Jay Sekulow who said after the American public see and hear all the facts they can vote their conscience in Nov…

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Obituaries

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…