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  • Six dead in early morning fire in Switzerland County

    UPDATED: 3/31/2020 2:35 p.m.

    Six people have died in an early morning house fire on Lewis Drive in rural Switzerland County about 7 miles north of Vevay.

  • First Jefferson County COVID-19 case reported
    The Jefferson County Health Department on Monday confirmed the county’s first positive case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
  • A Hanover man and woman and her 17-year-old son were all taken into custody this week on charges of burglary, battery, robbery and criminal confinement in connection with an investigation in Clark County.
  • County holds briefing on coronavirus at new emergency ops center
    Jefferson County health and government officials urged residents to take COVID-19 more seriously and gave an update on the county’s response at a press conference Friday morning at the Jefferson County Public Safety Center.
  • Carroll Co. reports 1st positive for COVID-19
    Carroll County has its first positive test result for COVID-19 according to a statement issued by the Three Rivers District Health Department Thursday and a letter from the man’s employer to co-workers.
  • SEYMOUR — Schneck Medical Center has quarantined more than 60 employees after they were exposed to a patient who was tested and confirmed to have COVID-19, a hospital official said Monday.
  • Crothersville coach charged with felony child solicitation
    The varsity boys basketball coach and athletic director at Crothersville High School has been arrested and charged with felony child solicitation in connection with an investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Canaan Community Academy is offering “Grab ’N’ Go” meals for breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, March 31.

    There are four locations where the Academy will offer meals.
  • The Switzerland County Health Department confirmed Friday that a patient there has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and the patient also has ties to Jefferson County.

    The patient, who lives in Switzerland County, actually sought treatment in Madison at King’s Daughters’ Health and is currently quarantined at home.
  • Mayor implores Madison residents to ‘do the right thing’ and stay home
    Speaking in a Facebook Live news conference Thursday morning, Madison Mayor Bob Courtney said the current stay-at-home mandate by Gov. Eric Holcomb relies on Hoosier residents and businesses to do the right things to help curb the spread of a COVID-19 epidemic that has so far shown up in every county in southern Indiana except Jefferson and Switzerland.
  • Jefferson County’s Emergency Management Agency Tuesday morning activated the county’s Emergency Operation Center in support of the county Health Department’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s executive order to stay home that went into effect at midnight Wednesday.
  • Hoffmire guilty of felony battery
    A Madison man has been found guilty of battery causing serious bodily injury, a Level 5 felony, with a habitual felony offender sentence enhancement, after a trial in Jefferson County Circuit Court that began on March 18 and concluded March 20.
  • While home may seem like the safest place to be during a pandemic, that may not be the case for regular victims of domestic abuse or members of certain households when tempers run hot.
  • First remote HDBR meeting leads to some confusion for board members
    Madison’s Historic District Board of Review held the city’s first public meeting Monday using remote technology to allow board members to participate outside of a traditional gathering, with business getting done but not without some complications and confusion along the way.
  • The Clearinghouse of Jefferson County in Madison, will move toward an “open but from afar” model due to health and safety concerns in the wake of COVID-19.
  • Indiana Stay-At-Home Order Frequently Asked Questions
    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes beginning Tuesday except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.
  • Spring Cleaning
    City of Madison employee Greg Smithers opens the valve of a water hydrant to flush sediment from the main at Second and Vernon streets in downtown Madison Tuesday morning (above) and later prepares to close the valve after the hydrant had been flushed clean. 
  • Although Jefferson County has yet to confirm a single case of the COVID-19 coronavirus as of Monday morning, that could be due as much to the lack of ability to test locally as residents’ resistance to the highly contagious and sometimes deadly pandemic that has killed almost 13,000 worldwide including just over 200 in the U.S.
  • KSP works 2 deaths Saturday in Trimble
    Kentucky State Police are investigating two unrelated deaths that took place in Trimble County on Saturday — the first in a single car accident early Saturday morning and the second a domestic shooting that took place later that evening.
  • Answers to Coronavirus questions
    INDIANAPOLIS — We continue to answer your questions about the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19 — and there sure are plenty. That’s to be expected as the nation convulses from unprecedented lockdowns, quarantines and other interruptions. Here are some questions we received via email, with responses from Side Effects Public Media community engagement specialist Brittani Howell.
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