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Record-breaking COVID-19 cases in Indiana have come to Boone County. Signature Healthcare at Parkwood on Grant Street in Lebanon has 25 residents and 12 employees who have tested positive. Worse, the Boone County Health Department reports four residents have died because of the outbreak.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jeffersonville Police Department recently responded to two critical incidents within 48 hours calling for the SWAT and Critical Incident Negotiation teams — one involving a hostage and the other with a direct threat to police.

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Despite the public health emergency, life goes on for Watch Us Farm, which offers jobs and life skills to high-functioning adults with special needs. Executive Director Janice Agarwal said the types of jobs have changed in response to the pandemic, but the organization is still growing.

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ZIONSVILLE — In a move that avoided a potential legal showdown, the Zionsville Town Council voted to allow Mayor Emily Styron’s veto on two proposed ordinances to stand during an early morning meeting Monday.

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety order and notification of penalty and levied $12,000 in a proposed fine against a Daleville-based company for violations that may have led to the death of an employee in June.

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ALEXANDRIA — As they celebrated the rebirth of Christ on Easter at a socially distanced service in the parking lot of the Madison County Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Louis Jackson III and Antonio Quinones gave birth to a plan they hope will give Black male children lifelong social support.

SOUTHERN INDIANA — The number of voters casting ballots before Nov. 3 continues to climb to record numbers in Clark and Floyd counties, and officials expect that to remain steady over the next two-and-a-half weeks until election day.

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With a gray sky, chilly wind gusts and intermittent sprinkles as a backdrop, executives at Poet Biorefining’s ethanol production plant joined local and state dignitaries to announce what they see as news pointing to a brighter, post-pandemic future.

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ANDERSON – Since late September when Countryside Manor reported a spike in coronavirus cases, the facility is reporting nine residents have died as a result.

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When you think of an online event, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the lack of social interaction and limited connection. Perhaps all you see in your mind is PowerPoint slides or a monotone talking head. While this can be true to some extent, the convenience, flexibility, and reduced costs of virtual events can make them easier to embrace, and now with pandemic travel restrictions and challenges, they have become more standard, but will they become better experiences?

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Just weeks after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that the state would move to Stage 5 of reopening, recorded case numbers broke records, consistently reporting 1,000-plus new cases since Oct. 6.

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