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  • Courier Staff Report
    Monday, July 24, 2017 3:00 PM
    Two Madison residents remain behind bars after Madison Police and the Madison Emergency Response Team served search and arrest warrants Saturday morning following a lengthy investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the area.
  • McKay second in command at MPD
    Renee Bruck
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:03 AM
    Sgt. Ben McKay, a 12-year veteran of the Madison Police Department and the Madison Emergency Response Team leader, is the police department’s new assistant chief.
  • Assistant principal joins staff at MJHS
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:02 AM
    When Andrew Smith was teaching and coaching at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Ky., his more seasoned colleagues advised him to enroll in an administration program when it came time to earn his master’s degree.
  • Renee Bruck
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:01 AM
    A Madison woman faces criminal charges after allegedly taking an employee’s purse from a business last month and using a debit card to purchase nearly $1,000 worth of items from area stores. Rea D. Grider, 38, faces a Level 6 felony count of fraud and a misdemeanor count of theft.
  • Renee Bruck
    Friday, July 21, 2017 3:00 PM
    Two local nonprofit organizations requested funding for the 2018 budget year from the Jefferson County Commissioners during Thursday’s meeting.
  • $235,450: Community steps up at 4-H livestock auction
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:02 PM
    The final tallies for the annual Jefferson County 4-H Livestock Auction on Friday are in. Officially, the total amount spent was $235,450, with beef projects selling for a total of $61,600; sheep, $61,050; swine, $104,600; and specialties, $8,200.
  • Renee Bruck
    Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:01 PM
    The burglary of a Little Rest Farm Road home earlier this week led to the arrest of two Madison residents and helped local law enforcement solve three other burglaries reported earlier this month. Feliza A. Short, 29, and Michael L. Hutchison, 29, both face two Level 4 felony counts of burglary, a Level 4 felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary, a Level 5 felony count of corrupt business influence and four misdemeanor counts of theft.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:02 PM
    City officials discussed the status of locating a proposed suboxone clinic at the Clearinghouse, 100 E. Second St., during Tuesday’s Madison City Council meeting.
  • Renee Bruck
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:01 PM
    A Madison woman faces fraud, theft and drug charges following a police investigation into reports of unauthorized transactions on a bank account last week. Carrie Carla James, 45, faces two Level 6 felony counts of fraud, a Level 6 felony count of possession of methamphetamine, two misdemeanor counts of theft and a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.
  • Boil water advisory lifted
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:00 AM
    The City of Madison Water and Sewage Department has issued a boil water advisory for customers that experience low to no water pressure on Hillcrest Drive, Terrace Drive, Berry Street, Bloom Street and Lockard Street.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:03 PM
    The Madison Board of Public Works and Safety approved a handicapped parking space during a meeting Monday morning and tabled two other parking requests so officials can gather more information.
  • Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:02 PM
    A Hanover woman faces drug charges after residents alerted police that a woman had allegedly broken into a home on Walnut Street. Brittany D. Calopietro, 26, faces Level 6 felony counts of residential entry and possession of methamphetamine, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
  • Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:01 PM
    The Southwestern School Board approved text book rental fees for students for the upcoming school year. The basic curricular materials fee for high school students is $91.03. The fee for middle school students is $96.25-$96.81. Those fees cover a chrome book, cover and filter software.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:00 PM
    The Indiana Department of Transportation will chip seal US 421 Wednesday and Thursday between Madison and the Jefferson-Ripley county line.
  • WRECK  AT BUSY INTERSECTION
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:00 PM
    Madison police and first responders reported to the scene of two-car wreck Monday morning at Clifty Drive and Jefferson Court.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:00 PM
    Traffic was reduced to one lane following an accident at 6:19 p.m. Monday on U.S. 421, at the intersection of Palmyra Road, also known as Crossroads in Trimble County.
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 3:00 PM
    The City of Madison Street Department will close Telegraph Hill tomorrow, weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for road maintenance.
  • Perkins succeeds Thurston as MPD chief
    Renee Bruck
    Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00 AM
    Jeremey Perkins, a 14-year veteran of the Madison Police Department, will become chief later this month following the retirement of the current chief.
  • State to spend $12M on county road projects
    Brian Slodysko
    Friday, July 14, 2017 3:00 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said on Thursday that he was “incredibly stoked” to announce a $4.7 billion list of infrastructure projects across the state that will get funding over the next five years.
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:03 PM
    The Madison Consolidated School Board voted Wednesday to help employees manage a 12 percent increase in health insurance premiums.
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