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  • Charlie’s Beat: Dennis O’Neal hits the big time (Part 2)
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:00 PM
    Last week this column focused on Dennis O’Neal’s Madison roots and the many local bands he was part of over the years. This week, as promised, we’re going to delve into the Lonnie Mack Years and how Dennis was swept along to the pinnacle of the music business.
  • David Campbell
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:00 PM
    People line up outside of Madison’s Fair Play Fire Company No. 1 on Saturday as part of the annual Memorial Day Weekend Fish Fry. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:59 PM
    The Salvation Army’s monthly end of month meal will be served from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 30, at the Center at 331 East Main Street in downtown Madison.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:55 PM
    The Beta Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority in Madison recently awarded $7,000 in scholarships to 12 graduating seniors.
  • Charlie’s Beat: Dennis O’Neal, Madison’s quiet musical giant
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:00 PM
    “We moved to Madison when I was young, and I worked with my stepdad at the old Irwin Feed Mill downtown,” recounts Dennis O’Neal. “There was a guy named Charlie Warren who roamed the streets wearing the same brown suit and he always had a pair of drumsticks in his back pocket.
  • Boosting self-esteem important for teens
    Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:01 PM
    May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, which was created to raise public awareness about how low self-esteem can affect teens. The teenage years are a notoriously difficult time for many young people. On top of physical and emotional changes, teens also must contend with the added pressures of social changes, new relationships, increased educational expectations, and peer pressure.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:00 PM
    Due to an increase demand now that reopening guidelines are allowing more medical procedures to be performed by hospitals and the fact donations have fallen off during the COVID-19 emergency, the American Red Cross is asking for healthy individuals to step up to help patients experiencing health crises by donating blood or platelets.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:58 PM
    North Madison Christian Church will host a drive-thru food giveaway on Saturday, May 23 at the church.
  • Special to the Courier
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:00 PM
    Madison Consolidated Schools has named Kathy Stoner as its teacher of the year and Angela Wielgoszinski as its non-certified employee of the year for 2019-20.
  • Bessenger receives Congressional invite
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:59 PM
    A former teacher and principal in Jefferson County has been invited to give the daily invocation before the U.S. House of Representatives later this year at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Snapping up tradition
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:57 PM
    Southwestern senior Nate Lichlyter (right, in gown) poses with Tyler Smith-Lichlyter and Joe Mingione for a traditional graduation photo as family members snap pictures Thursday.
  • Jefferson County Community Art Show winners announced
    Special to the Courier
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:55 PM
    Psi Iota Xi Sorority and the Jefferson County Public Library announced three winners in the Jefferson County Community Art Show recently. A total of 55 pieces of art were submitted to the online contest.
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:00 PM
    Christian Academy of Carrollton, Kentucky, held graduation ceremonies for both 4- and 5-year old kindergarten students, eighth grader and seniors recently and recognized several students for high honors.
  • Running for Ahmaud
    David Campbell
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:00 PM
    Runners meet at the Venture Out Business Center on Friday to take part in the 2.3-mile run in honor and memory of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed in Georgia in April. The run was part of a nationwide campaign to draw attention to the case. Two men were arrested for the killing late last week.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:59 PM
    Motorists driving State Road 62 in Clark County should expect lane closures starting this week and for the next three weeks due to an asphalt repair project from the Jefferson-Clark county line on the east to Monroe Street in Charlestown on the west.
  • Margo Watkins realizes her long held musical dream
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:00 PM
    “When I was 15 years old I wanted to learn guitar,” relates Margo Watkins. “But my father, maybe worried about the evils of rock ’n’ roll, said no, I should stick to the autoharp, which is a traditional instrument used in old time folk music.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:00 PM
    King’s Daughters’ Health is now providing antibody testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:59 PM
    Madison Main Street announced today that it will be awarding a total of $10,900 in grants to 28 downtown businesses to help cover May rent or mortgage payments. This was identified as a top concern by downtown businesses trying to survive the pandemic, which has forced many to close, reduce hours, or completely change their business model.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:57 PM
    The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County has awarded $37,400 to nonprofit organizations through the Rapid Response Grant Program. 
  • Line of respect
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00 PM
    When Gene Stockdale, of Hanover, was buried on Friday, only immediate family members were allowed to attend services at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Hanover Chapel due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions but that didn’t stop his many friends and admirers from showing up at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds to park and pay their respects as Stockdale’s funeral procession made it’s way through the facility.
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