Tri-State Food Bank hosts volunteer blitz so seniors can stay home

The Tri-State Food Bank is a critical resource for thousands in our area who are hungry and there’s been no greater need than now.

22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our part of KY

KY Gov. Beshear announces 92 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Illinois surpasses 10K COVID-19 cases

14 additional COVID-19 deaths in IN; 4 more local cases reported

  New residency program to launch in Southwest Indiana

  Prom plans put on hold due to statewide school closures

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  No in-person church services held Sunday, says Dawson Springs Mayor

  Owensboro man shares experience of battling COVID-19

  Evansville’s COVID-19 Response Fund now accepting applications from regional nonprofits

  New data reveals details on COVID-19 in Vanderburgh Co.

KY Gov. Beshear announces 6 new deaths, including 1 resident in Hopkins Co.

IN deaths pass 100 mark; Local COVID-19 cases up by 14

  Daviess Co. Detention Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Daviess County Jailer says all employees have been notified of the positive COVID-19 case and only one inmate was determined to be at risk.

  Nearly 10 million Americans file for unemployment in last 2 weeks

New unemployment numbers out Friday show more than 700-thousand Americans lost their jobs in March alone. That number is astronomically growing.

  Local businesses apply to meet payroll through Paycheck Protection Program

Government officials are partnering with banks to help small businesses pay their employees through a loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program.

  Local magician does Facebook Live magic show

Magician Norris Priest entertained hundreds with a magic show through Facebook Live Friday afternoon.

  Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club providing food, cleaning supplies to club members

  Owensboro’s YMCA to start offering childcare for essential workers

  InkWorks making shirts to help Franklin St. restaurant, bar employees

New COVID-19 cases in our area of KY, fourth death reported in Hopkins Co.

  Sports gambling industry caught in standstill amid COVID-19 pandemic

Illinois bans activities at state parks amid virus outbreak

Employee at Carhartt’s distribution facility in Hanson tests positive for COVID-19

An associate at Carhartt’s distribution facility in Hanson, Kentucky has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently seeking medical treatment.

  Easing Anxiety in Children: Tips from RiverValley Behavioral Health

The uncertainty around the coronavirus has caused some people to stress, be fearful, and feel anxious. Children are not immune to those feelings.

  Senior year experiences cut short for area students

Students, especially seniors across Indiana, are still processing the announcement they won’t be back in the traditional classroom this school year.

  KY Gov. Beshear announces 11 additional COVID-19 deaths, 100 more confirmed cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kentucky has now climbed to 680. 66 of those are in the seven-county Green River District.

  IHSAA cancels spring sports

The Indiana High School Athletic Association announces on Thursday afternoon that all spring sports have been canceled for the remainder of the school year.

  IN K-12 schools closed remainder of school year

The Indiana State Schools Superintendent announced Thursday that K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

  Families show support for healthcare workers at 2 Tri-State health facilities

Families turned out by the car-load right as one shift was about to end and another begin.

  Deaconess now offers same day results for COVID-19 tests

Deaconess officials say they are now able to offer onsite testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

  Tri-State paramedics volunteer to help in NYC

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending hundreds of ambulances, EMT's and paramedics to New York City to help with the COVID-19 crisis.

  Local animal rescue group searching for homes to foster dogs

It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue says it has been receiving numerous calls from people who can no longer afford to take care of their animals.

  As unemployment skyrockets, offices are flooded with calls

Millions of Americans are trying to get through to unemployment offices after losing their jobs to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Mad Batter Bakery closes in Jasper due to COVID-19

Local businesses across America are struggling to make ends meet as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In Jasper, this hits home for one start-up bakery shop.

  Posey Co. families make positive messages on doors for essential workers

Homeowners in Posey County are finding a unique way to show support to essential workers.

UE employee tests positive for COVID-19

The University of Evansville has been notified that an employee who works in Olmsted Administration Hall has tested positive for COVID-19.

Temporary resident at self-isolation center passes away, cause of death is being investigated

A temporary resident at the Evansville Independent Self-Isolation Center has passed away.

Posey Co. business amping up despite COVID-19 pandemic

Big factories in Posey County like SABIC and AstraZeneca are increasing production efforts despite the coronavirus (COVID-19).

IL Gov. Pritzker announces 715 new positive cases, 16 deaths

There are no positive cases in our four counties in Illinois, but just outside the Tri-State, there is one in Saline County.

  Hopkins Co. officials announce 3rd confirmed COVID-19 death

Hopkins Co. announces its third confirmed COVID-19 death on Wednesday afternoon.

  Keusch Glass Inc. creates intubation boxes for medical personnel

Keusch Glass Inc. is now helping keep medical professionals safe as they care for COVID-19 patients.

  Sisters of Saint Benedict ring church bells to pray for people affected by COVID-19

The Sisters of Saint Benedict in Ferdinand found a unique way to pray for those affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  Dubois Co. sees increase in 911 calls related to social distancing issues

As people follow social distancing rules, some are now calling law enforcement in Dubois County, reporting people who aren’t.

  COVID-19 cases spiking across KY; Gov. Beshear reports 2 new deaths

The Green River District Health Department reported 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

  COVID-19 cases spiking across KY; Gov. Beshear reports 2 new deaths

The Green River District Health Department reported 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

  Dispatchers screen 911 calls to help first responders

First responders from across the Tri-State are taking extra precautions during the pandemic.

  Local agencies need help in reporting child abuse amid COVID-19 outbreak

Organizations like Court Appointed Special Advocates (or “CASA”) and Holly’s House are asking for local communities in Evansville to help keep an eye on children during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  Rental property owners, landlords helping tenants as much as possible

Rental property tenants are worried about how the COVID-19 Pandemic will affect their ability to pay rent.

  New shelter in place for homeless to battle COVID-19

A partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Evansville and several Evansville agencies is providing a safe place for the homeless during COVID-19.

  Riverview Coal furloughs hundreds of employees

Their parent company, Alliance Resource Partners, announced Wednesday that they are temporarily ceasing coal production at all of its Illinois basin mines.

UniFirst Corp. employee in Owensboro tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at the UniFirst Corporation’s national distribution center has tested positive with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

IL has largest single-day increase of positive COVID-19 cases

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is giving his daily coronavirus update.

  600 Berry Global employees temporarily out of work

The global pandemic is causing the temporary loss of more jobs.

IN COVID-19 deaths jump by 16, 2 new cases in Vanderburgh, first Spencer Co. case

The Indiana Department of Health has updated COVID-19 numbers Wednesday.

  EPD: ‘Don’t Stand So Close’

Evansville Police created a video in order to spread the importance of social distancing.

  IL Gov. announces plan to release select inmates to cut down on spread of COVID-19 in prisons

Illinois Governor is working to cut down on the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state’s department of corrections.

IN COVID-19 cases up by 373, new cases in Posey and Vanderburgh Counties

The Indiana Health Department has released Tuesday COVID-19 numbers.

  Health officials work together to map who each positive case came into contact with

Health officials are working long hours to make sure you are staying safe and aware as more COVID-19 tests come back positive.

  Baptist Health uses faster COVID-19 test

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Wayne Lipson says they are now using a quicker COVID-19 test which provides results within 24 to 48 hours.

  Glenmore Distillery, OZ Tyler Distillery make cleaning products for non-profits, businesses

Glenmore Distillery is offering free sanitizing products to essential businesses and operations in Kentucky. OZ Tyler Distillery is also helping local organizations by making hand sanitizer.

  Hotel and travel industry is taking a hit due to COVID-19

A WARN notice filed with the state of Indiana says 76 employees at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Evansville have lost their jobs.

  Local food banks struggling to keep their doors open, shelves stocked

With the Coronavirus stopping most normal business in the Tri-State, food banks are struggling to provide meals for their clients.

Kimball International pauses operations in 6 manufacturing facilities

Kimball International announces important shifts in business operations to prioritize the demand for healthcare products.

  Berry Global to produce thousands of face shields

Vanderburgh County Commissioners approved Berry Global’s production of face shields.

  Gov. Beshear announces largest 1-day increase in positive cases along with new executive order

The Green River District Health Department says they have their first coronavirus related death in Daviess County.

Local Mcdonald’s restaurants team up to feed healthcare workers

Ten different restaurants delivered 800 meals to St. Vincent employees Tuesday.

  VIDEO: Evansville Christian School reminding others ‘We don’t touch this’

Mike Allen, Head of School at Evansville Christian School, recently made a video about the importance of... well... not touching things.

  Henderson Fire Department goes green

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is encouraging communities to go green to show their solidarity and compassion during this time.

  Beshear announces order to restrict travel outside Kentucky

Gov. Beshear issued a new executive order, instructing those who live in the commonwealth to not travel to other states with only a few exceptions.

  COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund surpasses $2 million

A fund created last week to serve the greater Evansville community through the relief and recovery of the coronavirus continues to grow.

  Evansville city officials make social distancing a priority in meetings

Evansville City Council moved it's meeting to the Old National Events plaza to help keep separation.

  Health officials urge people to obey social distancing guidelines

Health officials do not think everyone is taking social distancing seriously.

  Owensboro Family YMCA possibly opening back up for emergency childcare

The state is asking the organization to assess the need for childcare in the community.

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility.

  Hopkins Co. reports 2nd COVID-19 death

Hopkins County officials have reported a second death due to COVID-19.

  Anchor Industries employees make masks to donate to community

Many businesses around the Tri-State are trying to lend a helping hand to the people on the front-lines of the pandemic.

  Vulnerable Citizens Relief Fund set up to help those who need it most

SWIRCA and the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office has created the Vulnerable Citizens Relief Fund.

  Evansville City Council approves more than $2M in precautionary cuts

The Evansville City Council unanimously approved more than $2 million in precautionary cuts to the 2020 budget because of COVID-19.

  Newburgh’s Rivertown Trail closed, building permits waived due to tornado damage

The town announced the Rivertown Trail, along with all other town owner parks, has been closed until further notice.

  OPS changes meal program after 2 more employees test positive for COVID-19

The district is now making changes to the meal program.