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“So it’s a band I’ve never heard of, playing on a Tuesday night, and to top it off it’s polka music,” relates Tony Novello, the driving force behind the Alex Meixner show at Red Bicycle Hall this coming Tuesday, Sept. 27. “Believe me, I get it. You’re asking, why should I change out of my sw…

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A Madison woman was arrested on numerous theft related charges Thursday following an Indiana State Police investigation that revealed money had been stolen from a relative over a period of nearly four years.

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September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and this week is a part of an annual campaign to educate and inform people about suicide prevention and its warning signs. By raising awareness, we can help our community and reduce the stigma associated with mental health that of…

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Celebrating and embracing differences makes Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day one of the more special events in Madison, and the 21st edition of the cheerful festival will take place Saturday outside the Eggleston Community Building in downtown Madison.

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The Canaan Fall Festival, one of Jefferson County’s most successful community festivals, is back this weekend for its 57th edition, bringing together that community and its visitors for a parade, food and craft booths and the traditional Pony Express mail run to Madison.

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This Saturday starting at 2 p.m. and running into the early evening, three local music venues will be hosting live music to benefit the victims of recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

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Madison’s historic Broadway School will hold its annual reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17 on Broadway between Fourth and Fifth streets.

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Shawe Memorial High School has hosted a Summer Festival for more than 20 years with music and games for all ages to bring together families from the community and serve as a fundraiser. The latest edition will take place Friday and Saturday and this year the school’s theatre department will …

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Jeff Matheny has deep roots in the early Madison music scene. “I played in a band called The Princetons with Clint Bear, Terry Lodge, Tim Kennedy and John McKay. I was a sophomore at Madison High then,” relates Jeff.

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Safe Passage recently received a $25,000 grant to provide funding for essential improvements to the organization’s Batesville shelter that serves six southwern Indiana counties including Jefferson.

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Ball State University has named Zachary Smith, of Lexington, Indiana, to its Dean’s List for the College of Sciences and Humanities. Requirements for Dean’s list are a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and Smith scored a 3.9 GPA.

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The Salvation Army gives to the community all year but on Saturday the community has an opportunity to gives back with the Rockin’ on the River car show fund-raiser that’s been a key supporter of the Salvation Army for decades.

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A scene of Broadway Street in downtown Madison by local artist Aaron Kelsey has been selected for this year’s Madison Chautauqua Festival of the Arts poster to promote the juried arts and crafts show coming up Saturday, Sept. 24-25.

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Playing the organ in churches fuses two of the most central parts of my being,” says Jonathan Stanley, organist at Madison Presbyterian Church since 2008. “It allows me to combine my faith and my passion for music.”

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Combine Switzerland County’s heritage of winemaking and the love of a good harvest festival and you get the Swiss Wine Festival that’s celebrating its 50th today through Sunday in Vevay.

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I licked 52 books of S&H Green Stamps to get my first guitar,” relates Gary Applegate. Those of us of a certain age know exactly what Gary is talking about. But if you were born in the 1980s or later, you’ll have to ask your elders for an explanation.

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The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter New will be getting new fencing and animal runs after the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County awarded the facility a $15,300 grant last week.

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Hofmann earns master’s at Cumberlands

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A brand new musical duo makes its debut on the Madison music scene this weekend, with back to back shows on Friday and Saturday nights at Mad Paddle Brewery. The duo, under the name Inside Out, consists of Jerry Wade on guitar and Michael Anthony Trapp on keyboard. Both share lead singing duties.

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If you are born with a name like Bob Johnson or Tom Smith, you’ll likely go on to become a plumber or insurance salesman, or any of the other important jobs that contribute to our society. But if you are born Jason Aldean or Dierks Bentley or, in the case of today’s subject, Jayce Turley, th…

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“I grew up singing everywhere I could, almost before I could talk,” says Amy Ashby of Milton. “I sang at all the usual places, at church, at school, at talent shows. I did the Carrollton Idol competition and made it pretty far.

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A big sigh of relief came over Gavin McMahon’s face recently as he delivered two American flag retirement boxes to director of Jefferson County Emergency Management Troy Morgan. After 100 hours of planning and construction, the project was done, and not a moment too soon.

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Bethany Circle of King’s Daughters and Sons, former owners of King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison, has formed a new nonprofit charitable group called Bethany Legacy Foundation (BLF) and Dora Anim has been named CEO.

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The Madison Area Arts Alliance Gallery will showcase 25 paintings of Jefferson County artist Lawrence “Larry” Rudolech to commemorate his legacy and work starting with a 4th Friday Reception on July 22 in downtown Madison. The reception will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Spot, 326…