Evansville neighborhood lights COVID luminary for pandemic victims

A couple in Evansville lit lanterns spanning their entire street to commemorate those who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Mayor Winnecke reflects on COVID-19 in the community

Evansville Catholic schools report 17 new positive COVID-19 tests

Posey Co. schools will go virtual due to COVID-19

36 more local Hoosiers die of coronavirus; all local counties but 1 report new deaths

Gov. Beshear reports 27 additional COVID-19 deaths

Tamarack Elementary closed to all in-person learning for rest of week

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  Newburgh woman loses battle against COVID-19 after making thousands of masks

  IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals moved to April 3

51 new local COVID cases reported in Ilinois

Green River District reports 2 new COVID deaths, 101 additional cases

ISDH reports 116 new COVID cases in Vanderburgh Co.; 2.5K new cases reported statewide

  Tri-State celebrating MLK Day Events differently due to pandemic

  New traffic pattern coming to Deaconess for COVID-19 testing, vaccines

The Deaconess drive-thru testing location on Chestnut Street in downtown Evansville is now the primary COVID-19 vaccine for the health system.

6 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported in Muhlenberg Co.

This brings the countywide number to 2,381 total cases and 41 deaths.

  Evansville business closing due to pandemic

Another Evansville business is closing its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ISDH reports 124 new coronavirus cases in Vanderburgh Co., 2 additional deaths in Dubois Co.

Sunday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,228 new coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths.

  UE students return to campus this weekend

IL reports new COVID-19 death in Edwards Co.

Green River District reports 216 new COVID-19 cases

State map shows new death, 153 new COVID-19 cases in Vanderburgh Co.

  100-year-old hospital volunteer receives COVID-19 vaccine in Evansville

KY Gov. Beshear: Over 190k total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far

  Hopkins County begins vaccinating school workers

Hopkins County has moved to the beginning of Tier 1B, making them one of the first counties in Kentucky to start vaccinating school workers.

  Tell City-Troy Township schools moving to virtual learning next week

Due to staffing concerns all Tell City-Troy Township Schools, officials say students will move to virtual instruction the week of January 18 through January 22.

  IL Region 5 can move to Tier 2 COVID-19 guidelines

Governor Pritzker announces Regions 1, 2, 5 will move down into Tier 2 from Tier 3.

1 new COVID death, 174 new cases reported in Vanderbugh Co.

Friday, Indiana reported 4,744 new COVID-19 cases and 42 new deaths.

  VHS announces more than 90% save rate in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for shelter animals.

  Half of Owensboro bars, restaurants apply for city relief funding

The program was launched at the beginning of last week, giving businesses about two weeks to apply.

  Checking in on Indiana COVID-19 vaccine sites

It’s all about patience and timing when it comes to scheduling your vaccine appointment in Indiana.

  USI, UE outlines spring semester plans

A new semester is at hand for thousands of Tri-State college students.

  OPS students return to in-person learning on hybrid schedule

Owensboro Public School officials have released their detailed plans for sending students back in-person.

  Perry Co. Sheriff hospitalized with COVID-19

Officials say Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone is being treated for COVID-19.

  How to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue across the Tri-State, it can be difficult to keep up with who is eligible to get a vaccine and how to sign up.

  KY announces Kroger partnership to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new partnership with Kroger to increase vaccinations in the coming months. He says high-volume vaccination centers will be established in regions across Kentucky.

  COVID testing site at C.K. Newsome Center extended

Testing at the site, which is administered by OptumServe, will be extended through March, and is available for those that live and work in the Evansville region.

29 new local COVID-19 cases in Illinois

Illinois health officials are reporting 6,652 new coronavirus cases and 88 additional deaths Thursday.

1 new COVID death, 159 new cases reported in Vanderburgh Co.

Thursday, Indiana reported 4,411 new COVID-19 cases and 40 new deaths.

  Being in the ‘red’ impacting businesses in Posey Co.

The Posey County Economic Development Partnership tells us the small businesses are making it through these difficult times.

  Custodians in Henderson Co. sanitize schools ahead of Group 2′s return

Custodians in Henderson County are working hard to make sure students in Group 2 are safe when they head back to school Thursday.

  Some KY schools begin vaccination process, thousands of teachers await to receive doses

Law enforcement agencies are vaccinated, but thousands of teachers are awaiting a vaccination date from the state of Kentucky.

  SWIRCA assisting elderly to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that Hoosiers over the age of 70 are now eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine. A local organization is helping this population with the process.

  Dawson Springs Schools delays return to in-person learning, new date set for Feb. 1

Students in the Dawson Springs Independent School System will not return to in-person classes until next month.

  Henderson parents find doll clothes to fit their baby born nearly 3 months early

Two parents had a hard time finding clothes to fit their 30-week-old baby and found some in an unexpected place - the toy section.

  Mayor Winnecke gives business updates during Chamber lunch

The Southwest Indiana Chamber hosted the 2021 Lunch with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on Wednesday.

  KY reports 3rd highest daily total of COVID-19 deaths

Kentucky is reporting that 313,282 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 12.29% statewide.

  Hoosiers 70+ signing up for COVID vaccine

Hoosiers age 70 and older can now begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Newburgh woman contracts COVID-19 after making thousands of masks for community

A Newburgh woman took to her sewing machine and made around 3,000 masks for the community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

37 new local COVID-19 cases in Illinois

Illinois health officials are reporting 5,862 new coronavirus cases and 97 additional deaths Wednesday.

  Feed Evansville holds first food share event of the year

Organizers say the food that was distributed today came directly from Feed Evansville through grants and private sponsorships.

  Feds speeding up vaccine rollout after lag in Americans getting shots

If the CDC has its way, those 65 and older will soon be able to get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine.

  Union Co. teacher gets COVID-19 vaccine alongside 82-year-old mother

A Union County teacher rolled up her sleeve early for a vaccine.

  Vanderburgh, Warrick Co. Health Departs. begin vaccine clinics

On Tuesday, Vanderburgh County Health Department launched its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

  Hopkins Co. teachers, staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

In Kentucky, we’re learning the Hopkins County Health Department and school nurses are providing the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers and staff this week.

IL reports 1 new COVID death in Wayne Co.

Illinois health officials are reporting 6,642 new coronavirus cases and 116 additional deaths Tuesday.

  Indiana AAUP President issues warning to UE President

Nalbone opens his letter by noting that UE is bound by a number of AAUP guidelines because those guidelines are incorporated into the Faculty Manual.

IN reports 3 new local COVID-19 deaths; 177 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health reports 3,191 new coronavirus cases and 88 additional deaths Tuesday.

Gov. Beshear reports over 3K new COVID-19 cases

The Green River District Health Department is reporting two new COVID-19 related deaths and 247 additional cases Tuesday.

  EVSC School Board extends COVID-19 leave for faculty, staff

The EVSC School Board has voted to extend Coronavirus Leave.

Gov. Pritzker: Nearly 335K COVID-19 vaccines administered

Illinois health officials are reporting 4,776 new coronavirus cases and 53 additional deaths Monday.

  K-8 students at Daviess Co. Schools head back to class on hybrid schedule

Some students at Daviess County Public Schools in Kentucky headed back for in-person classes Monday.

  ISDH: New COVID-19 strain found in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health reports 3,726 new coronavirus cases and 30 additional deaths Monday.

KY Gov. Beshear reports 21 additional COVID-19 deaths

The Green River District Health Department reported two COVID-19 related deaths and 164 additional cases.

  Muhlenberg Co. Schools extend virtual learning another week

Muhlenberg County Schools have decided to extend virtual learning.

  Dubois Co. opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The Dubois County Health Department is set to open its first vaccine clinic Monday morning.

  Paycheck Protection Program reopens Monday

This round includes $284 billion toward job retention and other expenses through March.

25 new COVID deaths reported in KY Sunday

Sunday, Gov. Beshear announced 3,232 new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, and a 12.45% positivity rate.

Ky. fourth-grader sends heartwarming note, allowance to Gov. Beshear for those suffering during pandemic

A local fourth-grader sent a heartwarming letter and her allowance to Gov. Beshear hoping to help someone in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IL reports 30 new COVID-19 cases in White Co.

Illinois health officials are reporting 4,711 new coronavirus cases and 80 additional deaths.

ISDH reports 18 additional COVID-19 deaths; 167 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health reports Sunday 5,127 new coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths.

  Green River District reports largest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day

The Green River District Health Department is reporting 399 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday.

IL reports 19 new coronavirus cases in White Co.

On Saturday, Illinois health officials report 6,717 new coronavirus cases and 99 additional deaths.

IN reports 4 new local COVID-19 deaths; 210 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 6,045 new coronavirus cases and 75 additional deaths Saturday.

One-time $1,000 payments set for unemployed Kentucky workers

Gov. Andy Beshear allocated $48 million in federal aid for unemployed workers, an announcement he made on Friday.

  Kentucky reports 3rd highest number of daily COVID-19 cases

The Green River District Health Department reported five more COVID-19 related deaths and 239 additional cases.

Deaconess attributes low flu numbers to COVID safety precautions

After health care professionals warned of what could be a devastating flu season combined with COVID-19, officials at Deaconess say they’ve seen zero cases on influenza A this season, and only a handful of cases of influenza B.

Illinois reports additional COVID death in Edwards Co.

Friday, Illinois reported 9,277 new coronavirus cases and 123 new deaths.

IN reports 5 new local COVID-19 deaths; 173 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 6,199 new coronavirus cases and 69 additional deaths Friday.

  Hoosiers 80 and older can sign up for COVID-19 vaccines

However, there have been reports Friday morning of long waits online.

  COVID-19 vaccination sign-ups start in KY for those 70+

Those 70 and older can start signing up for their COVID-19 vaccine at Owensboro Health Friday morning.

  First week back for Warrick Co. Schools

As they head into this new semester, they bring a lot of hope from what they were able to learn last fall.