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COVID-19 updates

The following information will be updated as it is received. If in doubt whether a business or facility is open and/or conducting business, we suggest you call first....more >>

Moments of sharing

During this unsettling time while we take precautions against the coronavirus, it may be difficult to hear the positive things that are taking place among us. To help with that, we are sharing stories as we learn of them that are intended to bring a moment of good news to your day....more >>

Commissioners declare local disaster emergency

Cancel evening meetings

Meeting in emergency session last Wednesday afternoon, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation declaring a local disaster emergency in response to COVID-19....more >>

School trustees outline measures to feed children during shutdown

With only two audience members — a representative of the Crawford County Classroom Teachers Association and a member of the media — allowed due to COVID-19 concerns, the Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees, meeting in the administration building south of Marengo last Tuesday night, outlined initiatives to feed children and pay staff during the coronavirus shutdown....more >>

G-town adjusts appropriation, spending policy during COVID-19 emergency

The Georgetown Town Council voted to waive certain procedures and formalities for appropriation and expenditure of funds during an emergency at its regular meeting last Monday evening....more >>

Website offers updates, more content

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, O'Bannon Publishing Co. Inc. has had to make necessary adjustments, which include limiting the number of pages in the newspaper....more >>

Primary election delayed until June

COVID-19 has affected life for residents in many unexpected ways. For the first time in most peoples' memory, Indiana has delayed the May Primary election....more >>

IFOC to offer chaplain training

The International Fellowship of Chaplains will offer a class for those interested in becoming a chaplain....more >>

Houchin welcomed students to Statehouse

State Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, welcomed several students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. Local students serving were Brooke Comer of Georgetown, who attends North Harrison High School (pictured with State Sen. Ron Grooms), and North Harrison Middle School students Caden Cooper of Milltown and Andrew Merritt and Jacob Merritt, both of Georgetown....more >>

Students welcomed by Grooms to Statehouse

State Sen. Ron Grooms, R-Jeffersonville, welcomed several students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. Local students were Floyd Central High School students Connor Bickel of Floyds Knobs, Kylie Bostock of Greenville, Molly Ritchie and Spencer Robinson, both of Georgetown, and New Albany High School student Jordyn Butler of New Albany....more >>

IDEM, Volkswagen committee offer funds for clean-air projects

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee recently announced Round 2 of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program's grant funding, which will distribute awards ranging from $50,000 to $2 million. Total available funding for this round is $9.83 million....more >>

AG: Travelers should know rights amid COVID-19 pandemic

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Monday if you are unsure about following through with your travel plans or are wondering what to do if your flight is impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to know your rights....more >>

Red Cross: Blood donations needed

The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate to help patients counting on life-saving blood....more >>

Boys' basketball tourney canceled

The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced last week that the boys' basketball state tournament is canceled....more >>

Local players receive conference honors

The Mid-Southern Conference recently released its All-Conference-first team and honorable mentions....more >>

71 players selected IBCA all-state

Several local players make the team

Seventy-one Indiana high school seniors — 39 boys and 32 girls — were chosen as first-team Academic All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced March 17....more >>

Heritage Hills postpones North-South all-star game

Current plans are on hold for the 32nd annual North-South Indiana All-Star Classic for 2020. Hoosier Basketball Magazine and Heritage Hills High School have been in communication and are aware of COVID-19 and the jeopardy that it causes with hosting such an event....more >>

Neidig appointed next IHSAA commissioner

John (Paul) Neidig, who has enjoyed a 34-year career in secondary education and athletic administration, has been named as the next commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Inc....more >>

Can Congress make democratic governance work?

This is a time of great testing for Congress. As it considers responses to the nation's health and economic crises, it faces close scrutiny by ordinary Americans, financial markets and businesses large and small across the country. The pressure to move quickly is intense, and it is not an institution built for that purpose....more >>

Addressing rising prices of medication

More than 30% of Americans say their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs are rising, with many of them seeing prices actually increase by more than $100 in the past year. By improving transparency and oversight in the negotiations middlemen conduct between insurers, employers and pharmacies, Hoosiers could save money on medications. This could be achieved by requiring these negotiators, known as pharmacy benefit managers, to hold licenses in Indiana....more >>

Clarion Calls

I saw a wonderful suggestion on Facebook, and I think it needs to be enforced. It says: Can supermarkets please stay open...more >>
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