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  • Mary improving; breakfast ending at downtown site
    There is news again from Horst’s Bakery, which has been in the public eye recently after Horst and his wife, Mary, were injured March 8 while crossing Main Street.
  • Update: Commissioners agree to move forward with new jail site

    The Jefferson County Commissioners voted Thursday evening to accept the jail committee's recommendation to begin the purchasing processes for part of a property located north of J A Berry Lane, west of the former Robus Leather building. Commissioners David Bramer and Robert Little voted to in favor of moving forward and are still planning to look into purchasing around 50 acres of the more than 80-acre parcel. Commissioner Ron Lee was absent due to a death in the family. The county council is expected to take the first action regarding this potential jail site during their first meeting in April. 

    Midday Update:

    The Jefferson County Exploratory Jail Committee moved Wednesday night to recommend a site on Madison’s hilltop to consider for the new jail. The county commissioners will meet tonight, but it was unclear at publication time whether the commissioners will discuss the recommendation. The Madison Courier will update this story as soon as the information can be obtained. 

  • Fasten your seatbelt
    A seatbelt saved a driver from serious injury Monday morning when his vehicle clipped the concrete curb and rolled off the road in the 2500 block of Clifty Drive on Madison’s hilltop.
  • Busy weekend for Hanover as spring sports heat up
    Hanover men’s lacrosse was on opposite ends of blowouts in a pair of games over the weekend.
    
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  • This Week's Best Bets - March 21, 2019
    Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale: Children’s and young adult books, audiobooks and dvds will be for sale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 21 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 22 and 23 at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison. The library is making room on the shelves for new titles and the sale benefits the Friends of the Library and the library children’s department. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.
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Cat rescued after sliding down dam's spillway
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of Engineers workers decided to help. The workers got permission to shut down the flow of water and they launched a boat. Video shows that when the boat reached the spillway, the cat slid all the way down into the arms of the rescuers before it hit the water.

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