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  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:00 AM
    Click on the above headline for the sample ballot.
  • Judge, prosecutors, state, national candidates file
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:59 AM
    Judge Darrell M. Auxier of the Jefferson Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit and Jefferson County Prosecutor David R. Sutter as well as Switzerland County Prosecutor Monica L. Hensley filed on the Democratic ballot this week to retain their offices in the May 8 primary election. Sutter took office Jan. 1 after former prosecutor Chad Lewis resigned.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Friday, January 12, 2018 2:59 PM
    Seven more candidates — six Democrats and a Republican — entered eight races in the 2018 primary election Thursday, the second day of filings for national, state and local primary races.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:59 PM
    The first day of filing for the May 8 primary election in Indiana opened with four candidates who are serving or have served in the Jefferson County Courthouse officially entering races for local offices.
  • Terry Goodin named new House minority leader
    Brian Slodysko
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:00 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS — A folksy state lawmaker from rural southern Indiana was picked Monday as the new Democratic minority leader for the Indiana House of Representatives.
  • Messer’s DC-area residence complicates Senate campaign
    Associated Press
    Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:01 AM
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A campaign stop for Rep. Luke Messer in his bid for Senate involves traveling from his family’s home in suburban Washington back to Indiana, where aides say he typically stays overnight with his mom.
  • Elizabeth Beilman
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:01 AM
    SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Scottsburg Republican announced Tuesday he is running for the Indiana State Senate to represent District 45, the seat currently held by Sen. Jim Smith.
  • Smith won’t seek re-election
    Courier Staff Report
    Friday, October 13, 2017 3:02 PM
    Indiana state Sen. Jim Smith says he won’t seek re-election to another term next year. The Charlestown Republican was first elected in 2010 and has represented Jefferson, Clark, Jackson, Jennings, Scott, Switzerland and Washington counties in southern Indiana.
  • Lucas: License journalists
    Aubrey Woods
    Friday, October 13, 2017 3:01 PM
    A proposal by an Indiana lawmaker to license journalists is unconstitutional, according to an advocate for 167 of the state’s newspapers.
  • Rampy sworn in to City Council
    Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 3:02 PM
    A new representative for the city’s fourth district joined the Madison City Council prior to the meeting Tuesday afternoon.
  • Messer announces 2018 Senate bid
    Brian Slodysko
    Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:03 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Rep. Luke Messer announced Wednesday that he will challenge Sen. Joe Donnelly, who is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election next year.
  • Staff, AP Wire Services
    Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:03 AM
    INDIANAPOLIS — Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year’s general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday.
  • Renee Bruck
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:02 PM
    There aren’t any elections in Indiana this year, but members of the Jefferson County Election Board are already planning a few changes and gearing up for 2018.
  • Messer considering Senate bid, praises Trump presidency
    Jeff Parrott
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM
    If history is any indication, next year’s mid-term elections could amount to a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump’s job performance. Luke Messer Thursday night sounded like one of Trump’s biggest cheerleaders.
  • Third House: Sharing Ideas
    Brett Eppley
    Monday, April 3, 2017 3:00 PM
    Courierarea residents had a chance to speak with their state legislators Saturday in a return of the Third House forum series.
  • Front-row seat to history
    Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:03 PM
    Thousands of Donald Trump supporters made their way to the nation’s capital Friday to witness the inauguration of the candidate they supported throughout the campaign.
  • Holcomb takes the oath
    Brian Slodysko
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:03 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Eric Holcomb was sworn in Monday as Indiana’s new governor, calling on the state to do more for those who “feel they’ve been left out” despite a growing economy and low unemployment rate.
  • Renee Bruck and Brett Eppley
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:03 PM
    Spirits were high Tuesday night at the Livery Stable – Jefferson County Republican Party election headquarters – as a number of local candidates followed wins at the state level.
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:02 PM
    Madison Consolidated School Board President Joyce Imel will retain her seat for a second four-year term, and newcomer Jeanne Ann Dugle was elected to her first term in Tuesday’s election.
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:01 PM
    Trimble County voters said no to the “nickel tax” sought by the Trimble County School Board in Tuesday’s election.
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