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  • First of three kidnapping suspects sentenced to 12 years
    Collin Overton
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:59 PM
    One of the three teenagers involved in the abduction and assault of a 14-year-old Madison girl last year was sentenced Monday to serve 12 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections — six of that allowed at supervised Community Corrections — in the completion of a sentencing hearing that began on July 21.

    Elanie Hines, now 18, of Madison, had pleaded guilty to kidnapping, a Level 3 felony, in connection with the June 19, 2019 abduction, assault, intimidation and humiliation of a 14-year-old acquaintance over a period of four to five hours, some of which was captured on video.
  • 911, EMA settling into a much-needed new home
    Collin Overton
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:00 PM
    Jefferson County 911 and Emergency Management have spent the past year responding to their own emergency: creating enough office space to do their jobs to the fullest of their abilities.
  • David Campbell
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:59 PM
    The City of Madison Board of Public Works approved renovations to Crystal Beach pool and finalized a lease for the sports courts park on the site of the former Madison Country Club during its meeting on Monday morning.
  • Public comment sought on bridge project
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:58 PM
    The public comment period on Madison Railroad’s proposed replacement of the historic Graham Creek Bridge is now open through Aug. 18.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:31 PM
    The City of Madison Water Department will be draining, cleaning and inspecting water tanks during the month of August as part of an overall project to assess the condition of the tanks and make any necessary repairs.

    It is possible that some customers will experience low water pressure at times. However, if you lose all water pressure please call the water office at 812-265-8312.
  • Collin Overton
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:00 PM
    Revenue remains down across the board for members of Madison’s tourism industry, but the month of July has shown some bright spots and there is potential for improvement in the near future.
  • Local chef appears on popular cooking show
    Mark Campbell
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:59 PM
    A Madison winemaker and chef is currently featured on one of the most popular cooking programs on television in an episode related to 18th century cooking filmed at the historic Locust Grove Home in Louisville.
  • Collin Overton
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:57 PM
    New positive cases of COVID-19 continue to be recorded locally, statewide and nationally, but efforts to slow a major resurgence of the virus appear to be making a difference.
  • MPD officer loses battle with brain cancer
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:00 PM
    Madison Police Department lost one of its officers over the weekend when Senior Patrolman Jeremy Cox lost his five-year battle with brain cancer.
  • Madison seniors finally cross the stage
    Collin Overton
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:00 PM
    Gratitude was the theme of the day for Madison Consolidated High School’s Class of 2020 Sunday as the senior finally got to cross the stage in a delayed graduation ceremony that took months of planning post-COVID-19.
  • Busy weekend with two fatal crashes, bridge standoff
    Mark Campbell
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:59 PM
    Local authorities were busy throughout the weekend with three injury accidents — two with fatalities — a three-hour standoff involving a man threatening to jump from the Milton-Madison Bridge and a drowning on the Ohio River in Clark County.
  • COVID-19 resurgence closes businesses, halts reopening
    Collin Overton
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:00 AM
    COVID-19 cases continued to surge locally this week, forcing some businesses to close and governmental leaders to reevaluate reopening plans for the remainder of July.
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:59 AM
    The City of Madison is offering free COVID-19 diagnostic testing at the Senior Center, 208 W. Main St., beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. This testing site will provide tests free of charge without an appointment, symptoms, insurance or a doctor’s note.
  • Mark Campbell
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:58 AM
    Madison’s Redevelopment Commission voted Tuesday to allocate up to $250,000 to a project announced last month that will construct a new Madison Regatta Judge’s Stand and reshape the south side of Vaughn Drive from Jefferson to West streets along the Ohio River.
  • Collin Overton
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:57 AM
    Madison TV 15 plans to branch out in coming years in an effort to boost the area’s tourism industry, but they’ll need to recoup thousands in revenue misplaced into the county’s general fund first.
  • Ohio biker dies while fleeing from police on SR. 56
    Courier Staff Report
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:56 AM
    An Ohio motorcyclist who was attempting to run from police died from his injuries after crashing his 2000 Honda on State Road 156 early Tuesday morning.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:47 PM
    The City of Madison issued a statement Wednesday afternoon that Madison Parks Department is suspending all activities at the Rucker Sports Complex until at least Aug. 1.

    The decision, which is effectively immediately, came after the department was informed of two positive COVID-19 cases for participants of the Complex.
  • David Campbell
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:00 AM
    Jefferson County’s Commissioners met for a lengthy meeting on Thursday to approve and consider several items on its July docket, including an application for a much needed COVID-19 loan package that could be made available to local businesses.
  • Mark Campbell
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:59 AM
    Madison Police have confirmed that a piece of rope fashioned into a noose and left tied to a fence at Gaines Park was from a recent tree removal project and not left as a hate crime at the site of the city’s former black school building on Broadway Street.
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