Ken Hartman

State Health Department Says 58 New Positive COVID-19 Cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Monday reported 58 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing to 259 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. Seven Hoosiers have died, including an Allen County adult over age 60 whose death was announced Sunday by the…

COVID-19 Cases in Indiana Now Over 200

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Sunday reported 76 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing to 201 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. Four Hoosiers have died. A total of 661 results were reported, bringing to 1,494 the number of tests reported…

IHSAA Cancels Boys State Basketball Tournament

Following Thursday’s directive by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb that all Indiana schools will be closed until May 1, the Indiana High School Athletic Association announces that this year’s IHSAA boys basketball state tournament is officially cancelled. “It is with great sadness and disappointment that we inform Hoosiers of the cancellation of the remaining games of…

IDOE Mandates School Closures Until May 1

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Thursday released further details on additional actions announced by Governor Holcomb to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indiana’s schools. “From the beginning, we have said the time to act is now, and that action continues to be necessary as we navigate the fluid situation the…

Boone County Commissioners Declare State of Emergency

he Boone County Commissioners have declared a State of Emergency for Boone County effective at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 17). This decision is locally executed, state-managed, and federally supported. This scalable plan is an emergency preparedness action plan to help activate funding, supplies, and resources in the event they are needed. The Commissioners, in partnership…

Temporary Visitor Restrictions to Witham Health Services

Witham Health Services is under temporary Visitor Restrictions. Due to the significant rise in viral illness activity in our community, temporary visitor restrictions are in effect for the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff. No visitors are allowed at this time with the exception of: Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum Unit where one pre-determined…

INDOT Public Hearing for Added Travel Lanes for Interstate 65 Has Been Cancelled

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 for the proposed Interstate 65 (I-65) Added Travel Lanes from State Road (SR) 32 to SR 47 project (Des. No. 1802967) has been canceled upon receiving guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health. Project documents associated with the public hearing including…

Governor Holcomb To Announce New COVID-19 Guidelines

WTHR is reporting that Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will announce new guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). He is expected to make the announcement during a 2:30 p.m. news conference Monday. Some of the new measures include canceling events and gatherings of more than 50 or more people, discussing options for the 16…

Three News Cases of Coronavirus Identified by State Health Department

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Saturday reported three new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, bringing to 15 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. All but one are adults. The new cases involve residents of Marion, LaPorte and Wells counties and have…