State Representative Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) announced today, May 7, in a press release that Indiana’s registered voters can now submit an online application to receive their mail-in absentee ballot.
Since COVID-19 was declared a world pandemic on Jan. 31, the numbers of confirmed cases continue to rise across the world. As of April 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported globally, there are 1,773,084 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The United States is responsible for 524,514 of the confirmed cases.
Yesterday, March 20, Franklin County residents faced tragedy when Sanes Creek bridge was washed away due to major flooding, resulting in the loss of six lives. As of 3 p.m. yesterday, all victims had been recovered except one, but search parties were suspended for the night due to darkness and were scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. this morning.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today, March 19, reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of Hoosiers diagnosed to 56. Deaths related to COVID-19 remain the same at two.
Franklin County residents are urged to take extra precautions and do not drive through standing water on the roadway and to avoid low water crossings. In a press release issued by Indiana Department of Natural Resources the following information was released:
Clarification: This is a confirmed presumptive positive report which means the test delivered by local health officials and is positive. It becomes confirmed after CDC verifies the results.
“The Hunt,” finally released nationwide Thursday night, was more infamous for having its theatrical release delayed than for the overall anticipation itself. Originally set for a Sept. 27, 2019 release, Universal decided to hold it after mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso apparently motivated by political animus.
On March 6, Indiana joined the list of states confirming its first resident with COVID-19, today Franklin County Community School Corporation announced schools will be closed until April 10.
12:26 p.m. - WHO announces pandemic. 5:29 p.m. - NCAA President Mark Emmert releases statement on limiting attendance at NCAA events. 5:57 p.m. - The Indiana Department of Corrections suspends all visitations to all facilities effect March 20.
Update: At 8:58 p.m., March 6, Brookville Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Aaron Leffingwell, confirms the BVFD was dispatched at 5:12 p.m. with the first unit on the scene with in 10 minutes. This was two minutes faster than the initial response time to the previous structure fire on US Highway 52 on Feb. 26.
At 1 p.m. today, March 6, veteran Stephen Meyers will be making one of many stops in Metamora as he walks across America for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. If asked to picture someone walking across America, many would probably have a visual of Tom Hanks as the beloved character, “Forest Gump”, when he just started “running” across all these fantastic backdrops until he was tired and went home.
To view on website click here: Update 10:10 a.m. – Brookville Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Aaron Leffingwell, provides additional details regarding structure fire. “The house was occupied, but there were no occupants in it at the time,” Leffingwell said. “We received the call at 4:38 a.m. and were on scene within 12 minutes.”