INDIANAPOLIS — Hospital representatives, nurses and doctors shared their heart-wrenching stories from the front lines in a bid to persuade Hoosiers to limit their Thanksgiving celebrations as Indiana fights against a surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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SOUTHEAST INDIANA – As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many families are already thinking about Christmas. For those who are including Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts as part of their holiday, more than 4,000 drop-off sites will soon be open.

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INDIANAPOLIS — COVID-19 cases in Indiana have doubled each week for the past four weeks, prompting Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box to announce the re-implementation of restrictions designed to reduce the deadly virus’ spread.

SEYMOUR — Sunday, Nov. 1, detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred along U.S. 50 (Tipton Street) near Burkhart Boulevard in Seymour.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced the second round of awards totaling approximately $3 million to 31 Indiana businesses in Manufacturing Readiness Grants, which Governor Eric J. Holcomb first announced in May. T…

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Wednesday (Nov. 11) will host a free Corn and Soybean Outlook webinar for the month of November. The webinar will be at 11:30 a.m. ET.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana National Guardsmen will be deployed to the state’s 534 nursing homes within a month to supplement long-term care facility staff stretched thin by the COVID-19 pandemic.

INDIANAPOLIS — For the second time, the three candidates vying for governor of Indiana faced each other in a virtual format Tuesday, with an emphasis on social issues such as marijuana policies, racial justice and infant and maternal mortality rates.

The United Way of Fayette County (UWFC) is working with Indiana United Ways (IUW) and United Way of Madison County (UWMC) to better serve the region. Under a service agreement, UWMC received a grant from IUW to assist organizations in Fayette and Rush Counties in responding to the COVID-19 p…

LAWRENCEBURG – Early Sunday morning, detectives with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post were called to investigate an officer involved shooting and a separate homicide that occurred in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Two Lawrenceburg residents died as a result of the incidents.

INDIANAPOLIS) – Hoosier students and families are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Now in a virtual format, College Goal Sunday will continue to provide help from experts so that more students can receiv…

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is again giving away 52 guns in 52 weeks and only 1,000 tickets will be sold!

INDIANAPOLIS — In Indiana’s first virtual gubernatorial debate, the three candidates shared opposing methods for handling the COVID-19 pandemic, mask mandates and closing nonessential businesses.

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to award a scholarship to an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes.

INDIANAPOLIS — For the last eight years, Indiana has ranked among the bottom 15 states in voter turnout, with about half of Hoosiers voting in presidential election years and as few as one in five in local elections.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host open interviews for over 100 winter seasonal positions on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11 locations around the state. Hiring events will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WEST LAFAYETTE — Indiana AgrAbility, hosted at Purdue University, and the Indiana chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition invite military veterans to join them for the Veteran Farmer Workshop and Indiana AgVets Update set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. The workshop will share state and natio…

SEYMOUR — JCB has been honored as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association. The award was presented on September 29, 2020 by Amber Van Til, IBA President and CEO, in recognition of JCB’s Association involvement throughout 2019.

RUSHVILLE — Anderson Police Detective and former Chief of Police Larry Crenshaw is dead following an attack by hornets in Franklin County.

BROWNSTOWN – The Trump Administration has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $4 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Indiana. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the se…

SWITZERLAND COUNTY – Tuesday, five residents of Switzerland County were arrested on numerous theft related charges after a six month investigation by the Indiana State Police-Special Investigations Section into theft from the Patriot Volunteer Fire Department.

COLUMBUS – KPIT Technologies Inc. (KPIT), a leading software integration partner to automotive and mobility original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers, has announced plans to grow its Columbus Technology Center. The company plans to continue its recent hiring trend, adding …

WASHINGTON — With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld from their benefits now to help avoid owing taxes o…

INDIANAPOLIS —The Oct. 5 deadline for voter registration in Indiana is less than a week away and non-partisan groups are working to increase the number of people who can cast ballots in the Nov. 3 election.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University are presenting a series of digital agriculture webinars each Thursday this fall, starting Oct. 1. The webinars will be at 12:30 p.m. ET.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Despite rapid growth in consumer demand for organic products that outpaces domestic supply, certified organic land accounts for less than 2% of U.S. farmland and even less in Indiana. Purdue Extension’s Organic Agriculture educators are working with farmers to understan…

WASHINGTON – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a one-time opportunity for producers to update yields, which are used to calculate 2020 through 2023 …

INDIANAPOLIS — With the rate of positive COVID-19 cases slowing, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that the state will move to Stage 5 of the reopening plan first unveiled in the early days of the pandemic.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) announced that individuals can begin submitting applications for Program Year 2021 of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). An online application as well as more information can be found at eap.i…

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will provide local adult education programs reimbursement for test fees for students who take the high school equivalency through December 30, according to Marilyn Pitzulo, associate chief adult education, of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

INDIANAPOLIS – AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in the state’s agbioscience economy, announced today the Field Atlas Ambassadors program, a peer-to-peer program that enables college students to explore a variety of agbioscience careers. This program is a function of Field Atla…

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wind power electricity generation arrived on the Indiana landscape in 2008. Early projects were concentrated in areas with favorable wind conditions. But a recent study by Purdue researchers revealed that subsequent innovations in wind power technologies, such as talle…

BLOOMINGTON — September is National Recovery Month. Centerstone recognizes National Recovery Month as a time to spread more awareness about substance use disorders (SUDs) and better equip people to care for others facing these challenges.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is among the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections in the United States. An estimated 20,000 people in the U.S. become infected with it each year, and nearly 10% of people who get it die from it.

STATEHOUSE — Six rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 43 were recently awarded funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg).

SCOTT COUNTY – Thursday at approximately 3:30 p.m., Indiana State Police detective Travis Baker and crime scene technicians were called to the Leota Trailhead of the Knobstone Trail after a man was found deceased near the trail entrance.

In an attempt to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities during this holiday weekend, the Indiana State Police are participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Coalition of Public Education (ICPE), a bi-partisan non-profit organization that supports public schools, recently issued its 2020 legislative report card at its annual meeting.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host open interviews for over 100 winter seasonal positions on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 locations around the state. Hiring events will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additi…

COLUMBUS – U.S. Rep. Greg Pence (IN-06) has announced that the National Park Service Save America’s Treasures program awarded First Christian Church in Columbus a $500,000 grant to repair the structural integrity of the tower.

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