Louisville Woman Organizing Help for Lost Pets in Storm-Struck Areas

A Louisville woman is organizing an effort to treat and shelter pets left homeless by last week’s severe weather in southern Indiana. Lisa Roedemeier has set up a network of veterinarians, shelters and volunteers to care for displaced pets and help reunite them with their owners. She says about two dozen animals are being houses […]

In Tornadoes’ Aftermath, Relief and Cleanup Underway

People across Kentucky and southern Indiana have begun the process of cleanup and repair from Friday’s massive tornado outbreak that killed more than 30 people in the two states, injured scores of others and left widespread destruction. The Red Cross’s Vicki Eichstaedt has been helping coordinate relief efforts in the devastated community of Henryville, Indiana. […]

Indiana Death Toll Rises; Daniels To Survey Damage Saturday

The death toll from Friday’s tornadoes that tore across southern Indiana is at least six,  according to various reports.    The state Department of Homeland Security says three of the fatalities occurred in Jefferson County, Indiana, with one recorded in hard-hit Henryville. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will visit the storm-ravaged area Saturday morning.   He issued this […]

Severe Weather: Three Confirmed Dead in Jefferson County, Indiana

Information from the Associated Press Indiana authorities say at least three people have been killed by tornadoes raking the southern portion of the state. Indiana Department of Homeland Security Spokesman John Erickson confirms three deaths in Jefferson County, Ind. Another death was reported in hard-hit Henryville, but it was not immediately clear if it was […]

Heavy Tornado Damage in Southern Indiana; System Continues Path Across Region

Damage reports are beginning to come in from this afternoon’s outbreak of tornadoes in the region. The heaviest damage appears to be in southern Indiana, where an official says the town of Marysville, in Clark County is “completely gone.’ There is also destruction reported in the Clark County community of Henryville. In Kentucky, Trimble County […]

Jeffersonville Mayor Announces Alternative to Canal Project This Week

After campaigning on canceling the city’s $65 million dollar canal project, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore will unveil his alternative plan this week. Jeffersonville is under a federal mandate to reduce the amount of sewage that seeps into the river during storms. Moore has said previous proposals were too much of a burden on taxpayers and […]

Rally Held For Greater Clark County Schools’ Superintendent

Some southern Indiana residents will rally Monday night in support of Greater Clark County Schools’ superintendent Stephen Daeschner. The school board announced last week that it is discussing options for keeping Daeschner working in the district, which may include a pay cut or a demotion. Daeschner has been publicly silent on whether he would accept […]

Gahan, Moore Win Southern Indiana Mayorships

Two mayoral races in southern Indiana were also decided Tuesday night. In New Albany, Democratic candidate Jeff Gahan bested three opponents, one Republican, one Libertarian and one independent. The mayor’s office had been vacated by Democrat Doug England, who sought a seat on the city council. In Jeffersonville, incumbent Democrat Tom Galligan lost his seat […]

Southern Indiana Mayoral Races Are Underway

The Jeffersonville, Indiana mayoral race may be decided by what voters think of incumbent Tom Galligan’s $65 million canal plan. The plan is partly a response to EPA requirements to fix sewer problems, but Galligan also expects the plan to increase business in the area. Republican challenger Mike Moore says the plan is too expensive. […]

Southern Indiana School Districts Struggle to Balance Budgets

Southern Indiana school districts are trying to figure out how to balance their budgets before the end of the year. Some districts are outsourcing, while others are consolidating. The Greater Clark County Schools district is considering closing Maple Elementary School in Jeffersonville. A public hearing on closing the school will be scheduled early next month. […]