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  • $235,450: Community steps up at 4-H livestock auction
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:02 PM
    The final tallies for the annual Jefferson County 4-H Livestock Auction on Friday are in. Officially, the total amount spent was $235,450, with beef projects selling for a total of $61,600; sheep, $61,050; swine, $104,600; and specialties, $8,200.
  • Renee Bruck
    Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:01 PM
    The burglary of a Little Rest Farm Road home earlier this week led to the arrest of two Madison residents and helped local law enforcement solve three other burglaries reported earlier this month. Feliza A. Short, 29, and Michael L. Hutchison, 29, both face two Level 4 felony counts of burglary, a Level 4 felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary, a Level 5 felony count of corrupt business influence and four misdemeanor counts of theft.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:02 PM
    City officials discussed the status of locating a proposed suboxone clinic at the Clearinghouse, 100 E. Second St., during Tuesday’s Madison City Council meeting.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:01 PM
    A Madison woman faces fraud, theft and drug charges following a police investigation into reports of unauthorized transactions on a bank account last week. Carrie Carla James, 45, faces two Level 6 felony counts of fraud, a Level 6 felony count of possession of methamphetamine, two misdemeanor counts of theft and a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.
  • Boil water advisory issued
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:00 AM
    The City of Madison Water and Sewage Department has issued a boil water advisory for customers that experience low to no water pressure on Hillcrest Drive, Terrace Drive, Berry Street, Bloom Street and Lockard Street.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:03 PM
    The Madison Board of Public Works and Safety approved a handicapped parking space during a meeting Monday morning and tabled two other parking requests so officials can gather more information.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:02 PM
    A Hanover woman faces drug charges after residents alerted police that a woman had allegedly broken into a home on Walnut Street. Brittany D. Calopietro, 26, faces Level 6 felony counts of residential entry and possession of methamphetamine, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
  • Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:01 PM
    The Southwestern School Board approved text book rental fees for students for the upcoming school year. The basic curricular materials fee for high school students is $91.03. The fee for middle school students is $96.25-$96.81. Those fees cover a chrome book, cover and filter software.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:00 PM
    Traffic was reduced to one lane following an accident at 6:19 p.m. Monday on U.S. 421, at the intersection of Palmyra Road, also known as Crossroads in Trimble County.
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:00 PM
    Madison police and first responders reported to the scene of two-car wreck Monday morning at Clifty Drive and Jefferson Court.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:00 PM
    The Indiana Department of Transportation will chip seal US 421 Wednesday and Thursday between Madison and the Jefferson-Ripley county line.
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 3:00 PM
    The City of Madison Street Department will close Telegraph Hill tomorrow, weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for road maintenance.
  • Perkins succeeds Thurston as MPD chief
    Renee Bruck
    Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00 AM
    Jeremey Perkins, a 14-year veteran of the Madison Police Department, will become chief later this month following the retirement of the current chief.
  • State to spend $12M on county road projects
    Brian Slodysko
    Friday, July 14, 2017 3:00 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said on Thursday that he was “incredibly stoked” to announce a $4.7 billion list of infrastructure projects across the state that will get funding over the next five years.
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:03 PM
    The Madison Consolidated School Board voted Wednesday to help employees manage a 12 percent increase in health insurance premiums.
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:02 PM
    The Jefferson County Sheriff Department's K-9 unit made a visit to the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds Wednesday for its annual demonstration. Onlookers were introduced to the departments three K-9 officers – Glock, Meko and Champy – as well as K-9 puppy in training, Colt.
  • Nominations open for Indiana Veterans of the Year
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:01 PM
    Nominations are now being accepted for the the second annual Indiana Veterans of the Year award. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 31, 2017.
  • Finding his way...  One step at a time
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:03 PM
    As Craig Richards entered his mid-20s, looking toward 30 and beyond, he realized he’d lost track of the path he had envisioned for himself.
  • Elizabeth Belman
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:02 PM
    JEFFERSONVILLE — With Clark County’s buy-in, Southern Indiana now meets the minimum requirements to form a regional development authority and apply for state funding.
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:01 PM
    Jennifer Sorensen of Dupont puts her horse Foxy through a lunging exercise during an intermission between competitions at the Jefferson County Fair’s 4-H and Open Horse Show on Sunday.
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