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  • Traffic changes ahead soon
    Mark Campbell
    Monday, August 19, 2019 2:49 PM
    Contractors on the Milton-Madison bridge approach construction project will begin installing traffic lights on State Road 56 soon for temporary lane closures to allow completion of the new access route to Madison and the U.S. 421 bridge.
  • $500K grant to Deputy
    Mark Campbell
    Friday, August 16, 2019 3:35 PM
    Jefferson County has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to help fund construction of a new fire station to replace the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department building destroyed by fire in December 2018.
  • MCS works out starting bumps
    Mark Campbell
    Friday, August 16, 2019 3:34 PM
    Wednesday’s opening day of classes at Madison was a bit of a roller coaster ride, but things were beginning to smooth out by Thursday, and Superintendent Jeff Studebaker thinks it will only get better from here on out.
  • Sludge farm off radar, Trimble residents look to new rules
    Collin Overton
    Friday, August 16, 2019 3:25 PM
    Trimble County residents opposed to a sludge farm being put in the county breathed a sigh of relief earlier this week when R&R Septic and Excavation Services pulled the last of their land permit applications. 
  • Mark Campbell
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:00 PM
    The dog days of summer — the time when a cool dip in a swimming pool could go a long way toward beating the heat — are upon us but taking a swim is no longer going to be an option for patrons of the public pools at Crystal Beach and Clifty Falls State Park.
  • Dave Butler turns musical inclination into lifetime avocation
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:59 PM
    My brother Steve and I both played in the Rising Sun High School band. Me on sax and Steve on trombone. But many years later when my son was taking up trombone, I asked Steve if we could borrow his old horn. 
  • UPDATE: Both County Council and Commission vote to buy land for new jail
    Margaret Hillery
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:44 PM
    The Jefferson County Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to exercise an option to purchase 50 acres of land for $400,000 to build a new jail on Madison’s hilltop.
  • Anderson Elementary reopening goes smooth
    Courier Staff Report
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:42 PM
    Months of planning, a strong presence by local law enforcement, the cooperation of parents and the patience of a traffic grid already congested by the closing of one of Madison’s routes from downtown to the hilltop made for about as smooth a re-opening of Anderson Elementary School Wednesday morning as anyone could expect.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:45 PM
    The Indiana Air National Guard will detonate ordnance at the Jefferson Proving Ground Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14 and 15. The blasts will be between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • UPDATED: $4M bond, 69 charges
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:41 PM
    A 36-year-old Madison man is being held on a $4 million full cash bond and facing up to 40 years in prison after being charged with attempted murder and 68 other felonies in connection with the alleged ongoing battery of his 18-month old stepson, who was left in his care while the boy’s mother was away at work.
  • Wet fun at Carrollton splash park
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:00 PM
    The splash park at the city of Carrollton’s Point Park provided a wet and fun place to stay cool on Saturday for Martin Wilhelm, 4, of Madison. 
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:59 PM
    The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is warning about an email scam that claims to be about the annual Best of Madison competition.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:57 PM
    The Jefferson County Pollinator Action Group will resume meeting next week after taking the summer off.
  • Chase from downtown to hilltop ends in arrest
    Mark Campbell
    Monday, August 12, 2019 3:30 PM
    A 36-year-old Jefferson County man has been charged with auto theft and reckless driving after leading police Sunday on a chase from downtown Madison to the hilltop.
  • UPDATED: Rollover crash in Scottsburg kills Deputy man, 4 others
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:32 PM
    A Deputy man, Jeremiah James Akers, 18, and a Lexington woman, Elizabeth Michelle Wagner, 20, were killed about 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 with three others in a single-vehicle accident just north of Scottsburg. 
  • Trimble County sludge farm fight halts for the moment
    Collin Overton
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:00 AM
    Land use applications for a sludge farm in Trimble County have been pulled, but there is no way to guarantee R & R Septic & Excavation LLC won’t apply again, representatives from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management told area residents Thursday night.
  • Smooth start at southwestern
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:59 AM
    Superintendent Jeff Bates reports Southwestern Jefferson County School Corporation’s first day of school Thursday went smoothly.
  • Anderson about to open doors as school year on horizon
    Collin Overton
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:57 AM
    The recently-renovated Anderson Elementary School was the center of attention Thursday night as the Madison Consolidated Schools board met the week before students begin the fall school year.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:00 AM
    An ongoing investigation led by the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes against Children task force, led to the arrest Thursday, Aug. 8, of a Charlestown, Indiana man on charges of possession and dissemination of child pornography.
  • Sludge Farm Update
    Friday, August 9, 2019 3:37 PM
    UPDATE: The Trimble County Fiscal court voted Friday afternoon to table action on a decision to repeal zoning in the county. Complete story in Saturday's Madison Courier print edition or eCourier.
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