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  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:03 PM
    Sewer rate increases should be expected later this year after Madison City Council members approved a preliminary report for a multi-million dollar project to address long-term upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Madison to seek state designation
    Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:02 PM
    Mayor Damon Welch said during Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the city will submit a letter of interest for the “Stellar Community” designation through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs at the end of April.
  • NEW OFFICER IN HANOVER
    Brett Eppley
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:01 PM
    Hanover’s town council swore in the police department’s newest officer Tuesday night during its regular meeting. Isaac Salters, 26, graduated from the Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in November of 2015.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:00 PM
    The City of Madison Water Department has scheduled hydrant flushing for downtown Madison beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28 through Friday, March 31, weather permitting and barring any emergency repairs.
  • Daycare worker faces molestation charges
    Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:03 PM
    A local daycare employee remains jailed on a $100,000 cash-only bond after his arrest last week on child molestation charges following a two-month investigation by Indiana State Police. Joseph D. “J.D” Hook, 39, faces two Level 1 felony counts of child molesting, a Level 4 felony count of child molesting and a Class A felony count of child molesting.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:02 PM
    A North Vernon woman faces drug charges after leaving the scene of an accident Sunday. Allyssa N. Staples, 18, faces a Level 6 felony count of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony count of unlawful possession of hypodermic needles and a Class B misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:01 PM
    Police confirm that the man who jumped from the Madison-Milton Bridge on Friday night in an apparent suicide attempt is the same individual officers talked out of jumping last month.
  • WORK BEGINS AT NEW MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Monday, March 20, 2017 3:00 PM
    Madison city employees have begun demolition work at the former King’s Daughters’ Health Cancer Center, the future site of the city police department.

    The cabinets and fixtures, above, have been donated to Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County.
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:01 AM
    A man was pulled from the Ohio River on Friday night by search and rescue workers. Jefferson County Sheriff John Wallace confirmed that the man jumped from the Madison-Milton bridge.
  • Renee Bruck
    Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 AM
    A Madison man faces drug dealing charges following a controlled buy conducted by police last year. Brian U. James, 42, faces Level 4 felony counts of conspiracy to deal methamphetamine and dealing methamphetamine.
  • Depot roof fund project steams ahead
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Friday, March 17, 2017 3:01 PM
    With a $5,000 grant from the county’s preservation fund, a $1,000 donation from the Celtic Society and another $5,000 from its own budget, the Jefferson County Historical Society is within reach of putting a new roof on the Madison train depot.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Friday, March 17, 2017 3:00 PM
    Following a storm-related closure earlier this month, Madison Consolidated Schools has announced an April 14 make-up date.
  • ANDERSON OPTIONS
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:03 PM
    Three architectural firms bidding for the addition and renovation of Anderson Elementary School each submitted their visions for the project to the Madison Consolidated School Board at the March 8 meeting.
  • Renee Bruck
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:02 PM
    A Madison woman faces drug and drug-related charges after police conducted a traffic stop Monday night on the hilltop. Sarah E. Kietzman, 23, faces a Level 6 felony count of possession of a legend drug without a prescription, unlawful possession of hypodermic needles and possession of methamphetamine, as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:01 PM
    Members of Madison’s Board of Public Works and Safety approved a road closing during a special meeting Wednesday for a St. Paddy’s Party activity on Friday.
  • Ex-KSP trooper sworn in as Trimble Sheriff; replaces Coons
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:03 PM
    It was a bittersweet moment Tuesday when District Judge Diane Wheeler swore in Charles Kelton to serve as Trimble County sheriff. Kelton, who has been the Kentucky State Police trooper assigned to Trimble County for more than 17 years, succeeds Sheriff Tim Coons, who died last week after a long battle with cancer.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:02 PM
    Jefferson County Council members on Tuesday discussed the findings of the county’s 2014 financial audit by state officials that shows $49,500 remains unaccounted for in the county’s general fund.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:01 PM
    A Hanover woman remains in jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond following reports of an alleged assault last week. Alaina M. Tingle-Duncil, 27, faces a Level 5 felony count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and a Level 6 felony count of strangulation.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:00 PM
    Members of the City of Madison Redevelopment Commission hope to get some answers to stormwater issues near State Road 7 and Industrial Drive following the approval of a professional services agreement during a meeting Tuesday.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:03 PM
    A Jefferson County man faces criminal confinement, kidnapping and battery charges following an alleged altercation with a woman and two juveniles over the weekend. Brad A. Barnes, 36, faces a Level 3 felony count of criminal confinement, a Level 5 felony count of criminal confinement, two Level 5 felony counts of kidnapping, two Level 5 felony counts of domestic battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years of age, Level 6 felony counts of strangulation and domestic battery, and a misdemeanor count of battery resulting in bodily injury.
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