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  • Answering the Call
    Brett Eppley
    Friday, August 26, 2016 3:03 PM
    Volunteers were hard at work in a parking lot on Vaughn Drive on Thursday organizing donated items to be delivered to a church in Louisiana to help people affected by recent flooding.
  • County, Hanover awarded $700K from state for roads
    Renee Bruck
    Friday, August 26, 2016 3:02 PM
    About $1.4 million worth of road construction projects are expected to begin in the coming months after state officials awarded nearly $700,000 in matching grants for road and bridge work in Jefferson County and Hanover.
    Friday, August 26, 2016 3:01 PM
    Emergency crews worked for almost an hour to remove the driver of one vehicle after a wreck on State Road 56 near the IKE plant entrance Thursday morning.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Friday, August 26, 2016 10:00 AM
    Candidates who intend to file for school board seats in Jefferson County have until noon today to do so.
  • The King of Horses
    Renee Bruck
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:00 PM
    Eight Clydesdales walking around downtown Madison created a traffic-stopping, camera-popping event Wednesday afternoon.
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:03 PM
    Workers have begun construction on a trail connection between the hilltop and downtown just days after city officials approved and took control of the former Hatcher Hill Road from the county.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:02 PM
    A man faces multiple felony criminal charges following an investigation into claims of battery by a woman and juvenile earlier this month. Derin C. Storm, 34, faces a Level 5 felony count of battery of a victim under 14 years of age resulting in bodily injury, Level 6 felony charges of domestic battery in the presence of a child and three counts of strangulation, as well as a misdemeanor count of domestic battery resulting in bodily injury.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:01 PM
    A man faces drug and drug-related charges after state parole and community corrections officials located a powdery substance during a home visit on Monday. Casey Wayne Jones, 28, faces Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:00 PM
    Just three days remain for candidates to file and run for Madison and Southwestern school board seats in the November election. The filing deadline is noon on Friday.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:02 PM
    A Hanover man faces multiple felony charges after being accused of battering a woman and also resisting law enforcement by hitting and kicking at an officer during his arrest Saturday.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:01 PM
    Two men face drug charges following an investigation into possible drug activity at a Jefferson County home last week.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Monday, August 22, 2016 3:00 PM
    The Hanover Police Department is investigating the source of a card skimming device found at a gas station over the weekend. A device affecting pump No. 1 at the Hanover BP station, 468 E. LaGrange Road, was active from Thursday, Aug. 18 at 9:30 p.m. to Friday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m.
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:03 AM
    A large crowd gathered along Madison’s riverfront Friday night for the opening of Ribberfest and grew as the evening progressed. When the Ghost Town Blues Band took the stage at 6 p.m., Bicentennial Park had already become a sea of lawn chairs and happy blues listeners.
  • Brett Eppley
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:02 AM
    A local man faces criminal charges for allegedly driving while intoxicated after law enforcement located a vehicle in a bean field. Joseph Lee Morrow, 35, faces a level six felony charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:01 AM
    The driver of a motorcycle is dead after a wreck in Switzerland County. According to a release from the Switzerland County Sheriff’s office, deputies responded around 8:52 p.m. to the intersection of State Road 156 and Log Lick Road.
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 AM
    Beginning Monday a section of Brooksburg Manville Road will be closed in preparation for paving.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 AM
    A 12-year-old student at Madison Junior High School was transported to King’s Daughters’ Hospital emergency room for evaluation after an incident at the school’s swimming pool.
  • Gateway options cut to 3
    Brett Eppley
    Friday, August 19, 2016 3:03 PM
    The options for connecting U.S. 421 to the Madison-Milton bridge have been cut to three. The Indiana Department of Transportation held an open house Thursday to discuss and update the community of the status of the study — called Project 421. After engineering work and community input, three options remain:
  • Renee Bruck
    Friday, August 19, 2016 3:02 PM
    A 12-member jury found a Dupont man guilty of molesting a family member under the age of 14 following two days of witness testimony and after nearly two hours of deliberation Thursday afternoon. Paul Barnes Sr., 60, was found guilty of two Level 1 felony counts of child molestation.
  • Renee Bruck
    Friday, August 19, 2016 3:01 PM
    Ramsey Creek Road residents asked Jefferson County Commissioners what might be done to repair the road before it falls farther into disrepair. Resident Charlie Gray told commissioners during a meeting Thursday afternoon that the road is in terrible condition. Even bridges have fallen into disarray, he said.

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