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Jury selection starts in Clarksville murder trial — Jury selection began Monday morning in the case of two Clark County men accused of murdering a Clarksville insurance salesman after breaking into his house in March 2013. Opening arguments will begin after a jury is seated, which likely will take much of the day Monday, court officials said.

Charlie White finds inspiration in Indiana history — Stepping into Jeffersonville's Howard Steamboat Museum amid the Belle of Louisville's 100th anniversary celebration this week, it was easy to imagine 19th and early 20th Century Americans leisurely traveling between cities along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

District 46 candidates spar on party-line votes — Democratic challenger Chuck Freiberger aims to bring a new voice to the District 46 seat of the Indiana Senate, while Republican incumbent state Sen. Ron Grooms said his four-year experience in Indianapolis has produced results deserving of re-election. The district includes all of Floyd County, as well as the city of Jeffersonville and town of Clarksville in Clark County.

9 candidates seek seats on Clark County Council — Republican dominance of the Clark County Council is up for grabs on Nov. 4 with incumbents Brian Lenfert, Danny Yost and Steve Doherty all facing challenges in their districts. But current council members say they've worked well with each other and county commissioners, noting they tapped a Democrat to lead bi-partisan efforts to try stabilize the county general fund that has continued to have major shortfalls the last seven years.

Ohio River Bridges toll contract vote delayed — The Indiana Finance Authority board delayed its anticipated Thursday vote on the toll services contract for the Ohio River Bridges Project after a bidder protested that preferred contractor Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc. had organizational conflicts of interest that it did not disclose.

Clark County adopts $15.6M budget for 2015 — The Clark County Council on Monday night adopted a $15.6 million general spending plan for 2015 - nearly double the $8.5 million state budget order the county received earlier this year based on property tax revenue projections. County departments had requested $21.4 million for next year and council members whittled that amount down during recent workshops.

Jeff’s Steamboat Days setting sail — More than a decade has passed in Jeffersonville since it last held its signature festival, one that celebrates the Ohio River city's history as ship building hub. An expanded Steamboat Days festival is slated Friday through Sunday in conjunction with the opening of the $5 million Big Four Station park in downtown Jeffersonville and the Centennial Festival of Riverboats running Tuesday through Sunday in Louisville.

Concerns raised over Clark hospital merger — Clark County leaders raised concerns Thursday about potentially losing a voice on the board that oversees Clark Memorial Hospital and county taxpayers remaining on the hook for more than $50 million in hospital bond debt if county leaders sign over the hospital to Norton Healthcare.

Video | Belle of Louisville's first Great Steamboat Race — Home video from C-J reporter Charlie White shows the Belle of Louisville racing the Delta Queen on April 30, 1963.

Sen. District 45 candidates talk jobs, schools — Increasing jobs and improving the economy are two of the issues Indiana state Sen. Jim Smith and his Democratic challenger Julie Berry agree on, but the two candidates differ on what needs to be done.
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