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Young business owners open Mood Coffee Co. during the COVID-19 pandemic

Shawn and Caitlin Cox opened their coffee shop at the end of 2020 and are excited to continue serving customers both old and new
Rachel Miller, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled almost everyone, but not Shawn and Caitlin Cox. The sisters and owners of Mood Coffee Co. in Sellersburg, Ind. began their journey as business owners on Dec. 12, 2020...

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Yes, firearms do matter to worried students

Local students, professors and representatives share their thoughts on Indiana House Bill 1369
Caleb Stultz, Staff Reporter March 2, 2021

Garrett Lane, a journalism student at IU Southeast, has been a gun owner for over a year. When a family he knew was shot and robbed while eating in their vehicle, he said he wondered how it would be different...

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Southern Indiana is funding a new Safe Haven Baby Box

Indiana is one of the few states that allows the use of the Safe Haven baby boxes
Kat Lynn, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

As Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Jeffersonville continues to contribute, southern Indiana will receive a new Safe Haven baby box to a Jeffersonville, IN fire station.  Throughout 2020, there were...

Photo Gallery: Creepy Cruise-In haunts Georgetown Drive-In over the weekend

Event featured Dr. Gangrene and Xander Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter October 7, 2020

Illustration by Shelby Pennington.

Living six feet apart: the importance and effects of social distancing

Social distancing saves lives and prevents the spread of the novel coronavirus
Sydney Randall, News Editor April 13, 2020

As the novel coronavirus spreads through Kentuckiana, two words keep appearing everywhere: social distancing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing is “remaining...

Donum Dei, a brewery located in New Albany, has been using its facility to make hand sanitizer for the Floyd County community.

Floyd County businesses support local community with food, sanitizer during coronavirus pandemic

Local business owners use their time and supplies to help Southern Indiana residents and brighten people’s lives
Anna Smith, Photo Editor April 13, 2020

Ever since Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ordered restaurants and non-essential businesses to close, Floyd County restaurant and business owners have been finding new ways to stay connected with customers...

Professional sleight-of-hand magician Ken Abbot performs a coin trick for a captivated audience member during J&B’s Thursday Night Magic Hangout.

Famous magician Brent Braun guides aspiring illusionists in New Albany

J&B Magic Shop and Theater is a serene setting for sleight of hand
Dustin Kiefer, Staff Reporter February 10, 2020

Downtown New Albany’s J&B Magic Shop and Theater on Spring Street—as people would guess—is more than meets the eye. The business acts as a store, magic consultancy firm, and a hangout spot for...

Al Gorman spots an orange sports drink on the beach at the Falls of the Ohio. He said the river learns to provide each river collector with exactly what they seek.

Exit Zero artist makes unlikely art at Falls of the Ohio

Al Gorman creates sculptures from trash floating down Ohio River to highlight littering epidemic
Moriah Harrod, Staff Reporter February 10, 2020

Al Gorman feels our planet is headed for trying times. He sees riverbanks lined with emptied automotive containers, detergent bottles, dolls with missing limbs, shoes, lighters, all found with rapidly...

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business

Employees and owners of Polly’s Freeze share what the business means to them and to the community
Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter November 9, 2019

Polly’s Freeze, the famed Georgetown ice cream stand, closed for the season after celebrating its 67th year of business Sunday, Oct. 20. In 1952, Polly’s Freeze opened as a local roadside stand...

Photo illustration provided by Corey Sims.

Recbar 812 powering up downtown New Albany

Jeffersontown arcade-bar’s owner looks forward to expanding
Bryce Shreve, Managing Editor September 3, 2019

New Albany’s Pearl Street will soon be home to an expansion of Louisville’s popular arcade-bar known as Recbar. The New Albany Recbar location will occupy more than double the square footage of...

Benjamin Lacy (Benjamin Dragon) spins fire poi at Cherokee Park during a Tuesday evening flow jam.

Flow and play in Louisville’s flow art family

A look inside the history and people of Louisville’s flow art community
Mac Aubrey, Tessa Arnold, and Jayla Rose September 3, 2019

Down by the waterfront, off River Road in Louisville, adults and teenagers alike can be found dancing around with hula hoops, staffs and other objects that might look like circus instruments if you’re...

Multi-platinum sound engineer to speak at the Kentucky Center

Lexington native Finis “KY” White has worked with Lil Wayne, Drake, 2 Chainz and more, and he took time to talk to contributing reporter John Renfrow about his journey and his return to Kentucky.
John Renfrow, Contributing Reporter July 29, 2019

Born as Finis White in Lexington, the now multi-platinum sound engineer “KY” (pronounced kay-why) is one of a select few names of hip hop pioneers from Kentucky making it on the biggest stage. The...

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