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  • Associated Press
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00 AM
    NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.

    Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.
  • Hippo-y birthday to Fiona!
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00 AM
    By DAN SEWELL

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI — Some days, it’s more like being a Hollywood star’s agent than a communications official for the zoo. That’s what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity.
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:58 AM
    Monday, Jan. 22

    Jefferson County Board of Tourism, 4 p.m. at the Madison Visitors Center

    • Agenda includes 2018 budget proposal and election of board officers. 
  • KY 1838 in Trimble County reduced to one lane
    Friday, January 19, 2018 3:25 PM
    LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advised motorists of lane closures this week on KY 1838 in Trimble County.
  • MCHS HOMECOMING COURT
    Friday, January 19, 2018 3:00 PM
    Madison Consolidated High School will crown this year’s winter homecoming royalty on Saturday between the junior varsity and varsity boys’basketball games against North Harrison High School.
  • 126 to ‘lighten up’
    Tali Hunt
    Friday, January 19, 2018 2:58 PM
    More than 100 had signed up to participate in the Healthy Communities of Jefferson County’s first Lighten Up Jefferson County weight-loss challenge by Thursday afternoon’s deadline. 
  • Local duo to perform Friday for MPAF series
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:00 PM
    The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will continue its 2017-18 season Friday with a concert featuring singer-songwriters Greg Ziesemer and Kriss Luckett at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church.
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:59 PM
    EVENTS

    Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Gary Hewitt at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758. The dance will be canceled if Madison Consolidated Schools are closed that day.
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:30 AM
    The Jefferson County Highway Department will close Splinter Ridge Road for road work starting at approximatley 9 a.m. Tuesday. 
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:00 AM

    The City of Madison Street Department and Transfer Station will close Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash pick-up, recycling and compost will be delayed one day this week. For additional information, call (812) 265-8304.



  • Tali Hunt
    Friday, January 12, 2018 3:00 PM
    Southwestern School Board members approved a measure to re-open the school corporation’s open enrollment for the year. Open enrollment allows students who live out of the district to attend school locally. The school’s student population was lower than expected during a count in the fall. 
  • Tali Hunt
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:00 PM
    Carl Glesing is the new president, Rob Kring is the new vice president and Jeanne Dugle is the new secretary of the Madison Consolidated School Board after an election during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday evening.
  • Common cancels Hanover appearance
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:59 PM
    Hanover College’s Sunday event featuring award-winning, multi-talented performer Common has been canceled. Full refunds will be provided automatically for tickets purchased in advance, according to a release from the school.
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:58 PM
    EVENTS

    Senior Dance— CANCELED:  The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Family and Friends at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:00 PM
    Brutal temperatures couldn’t deter the more than 1,000 people who participated in a First Day Hike at an Indiana State Park property Jan. 1.
  • Sign-ups start for Master Naturalist, Master Gardener
    Courier Staff Report
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:59 PM
    Registration for an Indiana Master Naturalist course offered by the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District begins today as organizers prepare for the program.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:58 PM
    Community members can take part in Madison Consolidated Schools’ Speak Up survey online until Jan. 19. The 20-minute survey is part of Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning, a nationwide project.
  • New owners in the offing for Belterra
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:59 PM
    Penn National Gaming Inc. and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., the owners of Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, have entered into an agreement that will result in Boyd Gaming Corporation acquiring Belterra, according to a news release from Pinnacle.
  • Lawson promoted to dispatch supervisor at Versailles Post
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:57 PM
    Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted Indiana State Police Region IV Dispatcher Amanda Lawson to Region IV Dispatch Shift Supervisor on Dec. 31.
  • Vectren pledge pushes Stellar fund to $120K
    Courier Staff Report
    Monday, January 8, 2018 3:00 PM
    Vectren Energy has made a $20,000 pledge to the “Stellar Madison Fund” at the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, pushing total pledges to $120,000.
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