hold second June meeting"
Jefferson County Commissioners met for their second meeting of
the month Thursday evening.
The commissioners heard funding requests from three non-profits seeking support
in 2018. Developmental Services Inc./Sandstone made a request for $8,000. The
organization provides services for almost 100 area residents with disabilities.
Lifetime Resources made a request for $16,000, which is the same amount the organization
requested last year. Lifetime provides services for the elderly and disabled
living in the county, offering multiple services such as the Catch-A-Ride program.
Finally, the Madison Main Street Program made a request for $10,000. This is
the same amount the county allotted to the organization last year. The commissioners
will consider these requests during their budget hearings in September.
In other meeting news, representatives from Securitecture presented the commissioners
with a proposal for architectural services concerning two county buildings. The
first project is to bring the entrance to the County Prosecutor’s office
into ADA compliance, while the second is to design structural reinforcement for
the storage building behind the Jefferson County Jail in order to use the building
for document storage. The commissioners took the contract, valued at $12,000,
A limited use agreement with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute was
approved. The agreement allows for access by the institute to the county’s
GIS data to record fire and EMS boundary lines for a project with the Indiana
State Fire Marshall’s office.
County Highway Superintendent Bobby Phillips presented a commitment letter for
the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossings grant program.
The commissioners approved the letter to begin the process of applying for the
The Jefferson County Commissioners will next meet July 6.
to offer application pathway that eliminates SAT requirement"
College is adopting a new policy concerning admissions tests.
According to a release from the college, beginning July 1 high-school students
will have the option to apply to Hanover College without submitting SAT or ACT
scores. The policy will affect students entering for the 2018-19 academic year.
The College now joins more than 900 institutions in the U.S. that have begun
to assess their own data in admission decisions.
The college says this alternative to the traditional admission pathway will expand
access and ensure a more-diverse and sizeable applicant pool. The test-optional
model has proven to open doors for high-achieving students, but particularly
students of color, first-generation college students or those from low-income
households. Meanwhile, the risk to retention and graduation rates has proven
to be minimal.
The College will continue to utilize a holistic review of all application materials,
including an applicant’s grades and coursework, as well as involvement
in school and community activities. The increased focus on these metrics will
better identify those who are capable of handling the rigors of a Hanover education.
The decision to adopt a test-optional policy was made after four years of campus
discussion and is based on a recommendation from the Enrollment Management Task
Force as part of the development of Hanover's 2020 Clear Vision strategic plan.
set for Miss Regatta pageant"
area women will compete for the crown at the 2017 Miss Madison
Regatta Scholarship Pageant.
The pageant, presented by Blush on Main, will be held Monday at the North Madison
Competing for the crown are Katie Browning, Shavonne Resendiz, Sarelia Rios-Garcia,
Emry Schnell, Macy Taylor, Karrington True, and Trisha Thurston of Madison, Mariah
Franklin and Mallorie Mayer of Scottsburg, Stephanie Eaglin of Hanover, Courtney
Ayler of Deputy, and Hannah Shaffer of Lexington.
This year the winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship, first runner-up will
receive a $1,500 scholarship, and a $500 style maker scholarship will be awarded.
For more information, contact Madison Regatta Festival Chair Kim Washer at 812-599-6635.
Tech hosting enrollment event"
Ivy Tech Community College is holding a special
enrollment event this weekend to help residents get started in
pursuing their educational goals and advancing their careers. Express Enrollment Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
June 24, at Ivy Tech Madison, 590 Ivy Tech Drive. Ivy Tech employees
will be on hand to help anyone interested in enrolling at the College.
The entire enrollment process can be completed all in one place
and in one day.
At Express Enrollment Day residents can:
• Complete the first steps to enroll as a student, known as FYIvy;
• Get financial aid questions answered;
• Learn about and meet assessment requirements;
• Meet with an advisor;
• Register for the semester;
• And find out about orientation.
encouraged to RSVP for Express Enrollment Day online at the
Ivy Tech website or by
Ivy Tech Madison at 812-265-2580.
Please bring an unofficial high school or college transcript and
SAT/ACT/PSAT scores to assist with assessment and course placement.
If residents have already completed some college courses, they
are encouraged to bring an official college transcript to have
their credits evaluated.
Those unable to attend Express Enrollment Day can complete the
enrollment process at any time. To schedule an appointment, call
Ivy Tech Madison at 812-265-2580.
Houses raises $1200 for Alzheimer's research"
46 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, with the majority
of these cases being caused by Alzheimer’s disease. A Madison
assisted living facility joined the effort Wednesday to raise
awareness for the disease.
Jewel House Assisted Living hosted their first annual Alzheimer’s Awareness
Walk to raise money and awareness for the efforts of the Alzheimer’s
Association, the largest non-profit funder of research on the disease. The
walk was held at the Madison Consolidated High School track. The walk was held
in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day,
a national awareness event.
Jewel House Executive director John Everhart said that about half of the residents
living at Jewel House live with some form of dementia. Everhart said the cause
is a personal one for those involved with the facility.
“It does touch the lives of some of our residents as well as their families,
and so the staff was very supportive of the efforts of the Alzheimer’s
Association to research and find a cure and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease,” Everhart
All of the money raised for the walk will be donated to the Alzheimer’s
Association. Everhart said the first-year effort was a successful one.
“We had set up a modest goal here in our first year in Madison of just
raising $300, but I think we’ve raised over $1200, so we’ve been
very successful” he said. “We’ve had a lot people out here
with us today, and it’s been a lot of fun despite the heat, but we’ve
had a great time.”
For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit alz.org.
O. Alexander, 72
E. "Kay" Rook, 80
E. Weales, 102
L. Graham, 89
A. "Codjackem" Roark, 21