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    Friday, August 26, 2016 3:00 PM
    It’s a failing grade that Indiana must work — posthaste — to improve upon. According to USA Today, the Hoosier state is one of 12 to earn an F on its teacher background checks.
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:00 PM
    As if the heroin epidemic isn’t bad enough, a new even deadlier problem has surfaced too close to home. On Tuesday, Seymour police responded to several reports of heroin overdoses. It turns out the users had overdosed on heroin laced with Fentanyl.
  • Head on down to Ribberfest
    Friday, August 19, 2016 3:00 PM
    The smell of good food and the sound of great music will fill the air along Madison’s riverfront tonight and Saturday. The 15th annual Ribberfest returns to Madison.
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:00 PM
    Jefferson County is blessed with many people who embrace volunteering. Our county has dozens of organizations that depend heavily on volunteer help.
    Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:00 PM
    Although parents’ roles in their children’s learning evolves as kids grow, one thing remains constant: we are our children’s learning models. Our attitudes about education can inspire theirs and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey.
    Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:00 PM
    To the editor: How do you plan to spend your extra second? According to the official timekeepers at the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, we have fallen one second behind and the mismatch will be resolved at 6:59:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. What will you do with your extra time?
    Tuesday, August 02, 2016 3:00 PM
    About 1,580 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2014, according to childwelfare.gov. To put it another way: An average of four children died in our country daily that year from abuse or neglect.
    Monday, July 25, 2016 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Vouchers have become the primary destruction force of public education. The AP report out of Indianapolis and reported in the Madison Courier on July 20, indicates vouchers have run up a $53.2 million deficit!
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:00 PM
    Many area businesses are looking forward to Friday’s 4-H livestock auction. The auction is an example of agriculture and commerce coming together to support the hard work of the 4-H members. Over the years, it has become an honor for a business to participate in the auction.
    Monday, July 11, 2016 3:00 PM
    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair has begun, and we agree that it’s one of the best parts of summer. We see families enjoying quality time together. We see young and old interacting and having a great time. Most importantly, we see youngsters who have dedicated themselves to the 4-H mission.
    Saturday, July 02, 2016 10:00 AM
    The Fourth of July is a day to honor our great nation’s declaration that it would be free from the tyranny of the British Crown. The Declaration of Independence has served us well over the years, but make no mistake, we still have challenges to overcome.
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 PM
    The message was simple, but in the midst of a presidential campaign filled with mean tweets, name-calling and a general air of nastiness, it sounded downright revolutionary — and refreshing. Be kind. Practice compassion.
    Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 AM
    It’s time for the Madison Regatta Festival. The week-long festival kicks off today with the Little Miss and Pre-Teen Regatta pageants.
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00 PM
    Packing up the gear and heading out for a day of fishing is a great way for families to spend quality time together. For those who already know the joys of fishing, and those who have never given it a try, the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge will host a “Take a Kid Fishing Day” from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.
    Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:00 AM
    The traditional roles of mothers and fathers have changed over the years, with more sharing of duties — from earning money to doing the laundry.
    Monday, June 13, 2016 3:00 PM
    Sunday’s massacre at an Orlando nightclub — the worst mass killing in U.S. history — is by any definition both an act of terrorism and an act of hate. Regardless of the semantics, it’s difficult today to separate the two.
    Monday, June 06, 2016 3:00 PM
    Over the past few weeks, hundreds of high school seniors from Jefferson, Switzerland, Carroll and Trimble counties graduated — ending one chapter in their lives and heading off into the future.
    Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 AM
    As Memorial Day approaches on Monday, we give thanks to the men and women in the armed forces who work so valiantly to ensure that we continue to enjoy the freedoms to which we’ve become accustomed.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00 PM
    There is no shortage of problems for Sue Ellspermann to address when she takes over July 1 as president of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. The state’s community college system has been struggling for years.
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3:00 PM
    The Bicentennial Park stage sits silent today, but come Friday and Saturday the sights and sounds of the River Roots Folk Music and Folk Arts Festival will fill the riverfront.

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