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  • Mark Campbell
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:25 PM
    The Jefferson County teen accused of leading police on a chase that ended in a crash that killed two other local teenagers was arraigned in Jefferson County (Kentucky) District Court Tuesday in Louisville on charges related to his alleged earlier escape from a group home in Richmond, Indiana.
  • UPDATED: Major Ben McKay named interim Madison police chief
    Mark Campbell
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:20 PM
    Major Ben McKay, assistant chief of police for the City of Madison, was named interim police chief effective Monday, Jan. 20.
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:01 PM
    Jefferson County Commissioners will have a Jail Kick Off meeting Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. in the commissioner’s office in the courthouse with the architectural firm for the new jail, DLZ. The public is welcome to attend.
  • Alert motorist finds Dugan Hollow wreck, driver
    Mark Campbell
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:00 PM
    A Madison man was seriously injured when the car he was driving went off the roadway Sunday and rolled down a hillside on Dugan Hollow Road, east of Madison.
  • Salvation Army back in business
    Collin Overton
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:59 PM
    After weeks of searching for a way forward, the warming shelter at the Madison Salvation Army post opened last weekend for the first time this winter to shelter homeless from the arctic blast that blew in Saturday night.
  • Madison JAG students look to keep raking in the awards
    Collin Overton
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:59 PM
    Madison JAG students look to keep raking in the awards
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:58 PM
    Columbus The Republic

    JENNINGS COUNTY — A resolution declaring Jennings County as a “sanctuary county” in support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution regarding the rights of citizens to bear arms was signed by government officials at the county sheriff’s department Friday night.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:52 PM
    Whether or where there would be an emergency warming shelter this winter first became an issue in early November, when temperatures dropped below freezing and the Salvation Army was not in a position to provide shelter as it had done in years past.
  • Winter winds, temperature combine to leave icy trail
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:36 PM
    Light snow flurries scatter as a vehicle drove on Hanging Rock Hill Monday morning in Madison. 
  • ‘Huge weight lifted off’
    Collin Overton
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:00 AM
    After three long years, the Cables can begin to heal.
  • Collin Overton
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:59 AM
    Graduation rates increased or remained the same for schools in Jefferson County in 2019, new data from the Indiana Department of Education and U.S. Department of Education shows.
  • Mark Campbell
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:58 AM
    Brian Ulysses James pleaded guilty to amended charges Thursday and was released from the Jefferson County Jail for time-served in time to attend the funeral Friday for his 19-year-old daughter, Brooklyn James.
  • Mark Campbell
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:57 AM
    The City of Madison’s Police Merit Board has concluded testimony in a hearing involving Madison Police Det. Jonathan Simpson but will wait until Jan. 30 to discuss its decision in another closed session before announcing a ruling in a public session at Madison City Hall.
  • Collin Overton
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:00 PM
    Timothy Riddle, the Trimble County man accused of shooting his former girlfriend, Lora Cable, to death at her workplace on Valentine’s Day in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison in a Trimble County Circuit Court hearing Thursday afternoon.
  • Mark Campbell
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:00 PM
    Negotiations for using the Salvation Army Madison Center at Main and Walnut as a nightly warming shelter for the area’s homeless will come full circle Saturday with the scheduled re-opening of the shelter if temperatures drop to 32 degrees or lower by 5 p.m.
  • Madison’s airport growth flying high as revenues grow
    Mark Campbell
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:00 PM
    Tucked in between fields of hay, soybeans and corn — far enough off the main road that a casual observer might not even know it’s there — sits Madison Municipal Airport, one of the faster-growing operations in a city of 13,000 that is unique in that it has access to road, rail, water and air commerce.
  • Holcomb praises Grote transition program for inmates
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:58 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS — A training and employment program implemented at Grote Industries of Madison was highlighted Tuesday night by Gov. Eric Holcomb in his State of the State address in Indianapolis.
  • Drew Eades is making his musical dream come true
    Charlie Rohlfing
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:57 PM
    Drew Eades is not a musician, and he doesn’t own a music venue or bar. But he’s been personally making a huge impact on our local music scene in the last few months, and we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. 
  • Prosecutor offers fatal pursuit details
    Mark Campbell
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:00 PM
    Authorities now say the car involved in a police chase and crash Thursday that claimed the lives of two Jefferson County teenagers and left a third, the driver, in critical condition, may have been involved in another crime that day.
  • Judge’s ruling notes compassion
    Mark Campbell
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:59 PM
    Moments after reading a list of felonies against Brian Ulysses James — including the alleged criminal confinement and intimidation of his wife and 19-year-old daughter last October — Jefferson Circuit Judge D.J. Mote gave James probably all a father could hope for under the circumstances.
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