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  • INDOT kicks off 2018  Paint the Plow campaign
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00 AM
    The Indiana Department of Transportation has kicked off its 2018 Paint the Plow campaign, a community outreach program designed to promote safety and awareness of INDOT’s Winter Operations all year long.
  • 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.
  • Tali Hunt
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:59 AM
    County commissioners Thursday night approved the release of grant funds totalling $26,979 from Jefferson County Justice Treatment and Prevention to different county groups, organizations and departments. The grants are awarded under three of the major focuses of JCJTAP: prevention, justice and treatment. 
  • Saturday Main Street march focus on voting
    Courier Staff Report
    Friday, January 19, 2018 3:01 PM
    The importance of registering to vote and then casting a ballot will underlie a march Saturday led by Ohio Valley Indivisible in Madison.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Friday, January 19, 2018 3:00 PM
    The cause of a fire that occured in the early morning hours Wednesday at 505 and 507 Walnut Street is still under investigation by the Madison Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office. 
  • Tali Hunt
    Friday, January 19, 2018 2:59 PM
    Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Michael Hensley recused himself Wednesday from the case of the State of Indiana against Andrew Horine, the former Jefferson County Jail Commander. Horine, 33, of Madison, pleaded not guilty to 11 criminal charges on Dec. 29, 2017.
  • 2017 graduation rate data mixed
    Tali Hunt
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:00 PM
    Graduation rates in 2017 for one Courierarea public high school increased while the numbers for two others declined as the Indiana Department of Education last week reported an overall drop statewide of almost 2 percentage points from 2016.
  • MCS talks about ways to address the 2017 graduation rate drop
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:59 PM
    Editor’s note: Below is a news release from Madison Consolidated Schools:

    The Indiana Department of Education recently released graduation rate data for the 2016-2017 class cohort. This data is compiled based on reporting provided by each school district throughout the state. The report follows each graduating class over four years and tracks indicators such as diploma type, on time graduation, students still in school, and the dropout rate.
  • Overnight fire on Walnut Street
    Tali Hunt
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:00 PM
    All occupants and their pets made it out of 505 and 507 Walnut Street. No injuries were reported, according to Madison Fire Chief Bill DeVries. 
  • Madison buses provide Wi-Fi for student eLearning days
    Tali Hunt
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:59 PM
    Madison Consolidated Schools buses were parked throughout Jefferson County Tuesday morning to allow students without internet access at home to participate in an inclement weather eLearning day. 
  • Tali Hunt
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:58 PM
    The wastewater construction on Vaughn Drive scheduled to start Monday has been delayed because of the weather, according to Brian Jackson’s report to the Board of Public Works on Tuesday. Jackson is the city’s utilities manager. He said the  project will begin as soon as the weather permits. 
  • Firefighters working a house fire
    Mark Campbell
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:17 AM
    Firefighters in Madison, Indiana working a house fire in the 500 block of Walnut Street early this morning. Structure fully engulfed on a 9 degree January morning.
  • ‘There’s something all of us can do’
    Tali Hunt
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:00 PM
    Trinity United Methodist Church’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration activities yesterday included a slideshow about King’s life and activism. 
  • $20,000 grant awarded to child advocacy group
    Courier Sports Staff
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:00 PM
    The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association awarded Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children a $20,000 Local Rural Grant for 2018. The competitive grant will allow the local CASA chapter to upgrade a staff member from part-time to full-time. 
  • There’s always a way to have fun!
    Tali Hunt
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:59 PM
    In the midst of the snow, cold and ice, some Courierarea folks found a way to have some fun and exercise Monday on the slopes around Sunrise Golf Course.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:48 AM
    The Carroll County Board of Education is seeking input on topics related to the hiring of a new superintendent.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 4:30 PM
    CLOSED: Canaan Community Academy, Carroll County, Christian Academy of Carrollton, Christian Academy of Madison, Madison Consolidated, Prince of Peace, Southwestern, Switzerland County and Trimble County schools.
  • Cause of fatal Canaan fire is still unknown
    Tali Hunt
    Monday, January 15, 2018 3:00 PM
    The cause of a fire in Canaan in the early hours of Saturday that took the life of Gary Cook, 67, has not yet been determined. 
  • Staff, AP Wire Services
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:58 PM
    The National Weather Service says to expect another round of snow beginning later this morning and lasting to 4 p.m. EST for a swath of southern Indiana that includes Jefferson County.
  • Reflective signs to mark address can be timesavers
    Renee Bruck
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:58 PM
    Green reflective signs below mailboxes or at the end of driveways serve more of a purpose than marking an address — they could potentially reduce time needed to save lives. 
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