• Madison investigating explosion at City Hall

    On Sunday, March 6, 2016, the Madison Police Department responded to a report of an explosion near the City Hall parking lot and the 300 block of Central Avenue, according to Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston.
    Lieutenant Dan Slygh, Lieutenant Bruce Heaton, Sergeant Ben McKay, and Patrolman James Lee responded to the scene. It was determined that an explosive device was detonated near the entrance to the City Hall parking lot from Central Avenue. The Indiana State Police Explosive Ordinance Destruction team was contacted.

  • KSP commissioner announces retirement

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT  – The leader of the Kentucky State Police is retiring Feb. 29 after 34 years of service to the agency. Rodney Brewer, who has served eight-and-one-half years as commissioner, was appointed by former Gov. Steve Beshear and sworn in December 2007.

  • Last week in the General Assembly

    As the 2016 General Assembly reached its midpoint this week, a school accountability measure was approved by the Senate and legislation that could impact university construction advanced in the House of Representatives.
    Senate Bill 1 – a designation that indicates a bill’s importance to Senate leadership – was approved on Wednesday in the Senate chamber. The legislation seeks changes in education practices and accountability standards in Kentucky’s public schools.

  • 16 arrested in Madison roundup

    On February 22, 2016, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison Police Department arrested 16 on narcotic related charges, according to a news release from Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston. The arrests are the result of a joint departmental narcotic investigation led by Detectives Yancy Denning, Tim Armstrong, John Simpson and Kurtis Wallace.

  • Spring forest fire hazard season begins

    Frankfort, Ky. – It doesn’t make sense for wildfires to start easily when Kentucky has had such a run of cold, wet weather, but how wet or cold the ground is has little to do with how vulnerable dead grass is to a spark.

  • Supreme Court decision reinforces state’s position on clean power

    Frankfort, Ky. – In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Energy and Environment Cabinet is deferring its plans to conduct listening sessions on the rulemaking and gather input on compliance options. The Supreme Court’s decision reinforces the position Kentucky and 25 other petitioning states have regarding the CPP.

  • Girls Teen Night

    Pizza, full makeovers, and games sound like fun then Teen Night, an event sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department and Haven of Hope Pregnancy Center, might be for you.
    Teen girls between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to attend.  It will be held Friday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Haven of Hope Pregnancy Center, 537 Highland Ave.
    Organizers Maria Breeden and Hayley Franklin have planned a fun evening for girls to come together to talk about teen pregnancy in a laid back, informal, non-presentation manner.

  • Kentucky State Police plan checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of February 1 through the 29th. 

  • Suspect nabbed after pursuit through Milton

    Landmark News Service
    A Carrollton man was arrested Sunday, Feb. 7, after leading Kentucky and Indiana police on a pursuit that began in Carrollton and ended in Madison, Ind.
    Kevin Bartram, 48, of Carrollton, faces charges from both the Carrollton Police Department and the Madison Police Department.

  • Kentucky’s universities work to develop campus surveys of sexual assaults

    By Aaron Mudd
    Bowling Green Daily News
    As many as 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted in college, according to a 2014 report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
    The task force names campus climate surveys as the first step to solving the problem, and universities in Kentucky are responding by developing their own.