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  • Friday, July 20, 2018 3:00 PM
    As members of the community grieve the loss of friend and City Council Member Dan Hoffman, the question most often asked is “Why?”

    Among friends and colleagues, the next question is “Should I have seen this coming and could I have done something?”
  • Courier Staff Report
    Friday, July 20, 2018 2:58 PM
    LOUISVILLE ­— Kentucky is now the biggest outbreak of hepatitis A in the United States and the biggest ever recorded in both Kentucky and Louisville, according to the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.
    Friday, July 20, 2018 2:52 PM
    On Thursday, July 12, weekly tests at Hardy Lake found the levels of E Coli in the water to be high enough to close the beach until testing could be repeated and the amount of E Coli in the water decreased. The beach re-opened two days later, but locals were left wondering what caused the high levels and why the beach was the only area affected.
    Tali Hunt
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:59 PM
    Sarah Cawthon passed to her son, Max, grape tomatoes and other produce items one at a time, letting him touch the smooth skin and feel the firmness to enable him to better understand the ingredients he and his friends needed to purchase to make tacos for dinner.
  • Council member Dan Hoffman found dead
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:28 AM

    Dan Hoffman, 48, Madison city councilman for District 1 and lifelong area resident, was found dead yesterday. Jefferson County Coroner Rodney Nay said the official cause of death is suicide, pending toxicology results.

    Katie Hunger
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:03 PM
    At the city council meeting on Tuesday, July 18, Jan Vetrhus, the chair of the the Bicentennial Legacy Gift Committee, announced a change in location for the sculpture commissioned by the committee. The new proposed spot for the combined smokestack and bench is at the entrance of Bicentennial Park instead of in the yard of the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch.
  • $5,000 grant for artists to display works
    Courier Staff Report
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:02 PM
    The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded $5,000 to enable local artists to display artwork on streetlight banners throughout the Historic Arts and Cultural district in the city.
  • Peggy Vlerebome
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:01 PM
    A committee that was formed to encourage the planting of habitats for bees, butterflies and other pollinators has a permanent name: Pollinator Action Group.

  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:00 PM
    Julie Berry in a news release yesterday announced her candidacy for the office of Madison mayor in the 2019 election.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:00 PM
    According the 2018 College Completion Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education yesterday, more Hoosier students are graduating college than ever. In addition, on-time college completion rates are improving across all four- and two-year public campuses statewide and extended graduation rates are increasing at most Indiana public campuses.
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:59 PM
    Indiana 56 east


    The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to chip seal the 7.25-mile segment of Indiana 56 from just beyond Madison’s east limits to Shirks Hollow Road at Brooksburg this July 18, weather permitting.  This pavement preservation operation had been rescheduled to avoid conflicts with the Madison Regatta.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:58 PM
    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office arrested Chad R. Earl, 37, July 8 on felony charges of child molesting and sexual battery.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Monday, July 16, 2018 3:00 PM
    Gasoline prices in Indiana have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,271 stations in Indiana. 
  • Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    A Madison man, Caleb A. Deeg, 22, has been charged with two felony counts — arson and theft — after a structure fire Thursday morning that resulted in damage of at least $5,000 to a house next door to Deeg’s residence.
  • Man who shot himself at KDH out on bond
    Tali Hunt
    Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:59 AM
    The man who shot himself inside King’s Daughters Hospital’s emergency reception area on June 21 had his initial hearing Friday afternoon in Jefferson County Superior Court.
  • Friday, July 13, 2018 3:00 PM
    JEFFERSONVILLE — Less than 24 hours after removing the name of Papa John’s founder from the Nachand Fieldhouse, Mayor Mike Moore has given back the $400,000 that John Schnatter donated for renovations to the gym. 
  • Gas leak on hilltop
    Friday, July 13, 2018 2:59 PM
    A gas leak disrupted Madison’s hilltop yesterday morning about 10 a.m. Madison Fire Chief Bill Devries said the leak was caused when a piece of construction equipment being used by crews working on the street hit a gas line underneath the road on Taylor Street. 
  • Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00 PM
    FORT WAYNE (AP) — A northeastern Indiana man has been charged in a fiery June car crash that killed a former Madison resident.
  • Tali Hunt
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:03 PM
    Madison Schools Superintendent Jeff Studebaker told the board Wednesday night that he would recommend opening the renovated Anderson Elementary School in August 2019 to students and teachers instead of during this school year.
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:02 PM
    Madison firefighters responded to a fire in an unoccupied house at 706 Mulberry Street about 4 a.m. Thursday. They reported finding heavy fire conditions in parts of the structure, but said the fire was extinguished quickly with no damage reported to nearby structures.
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