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"2016 Primary Election results"

Voters headed for the polls Tuesday to choose their candidates for the fall during the 2016 Primary Election.
Among the contested races, Rodney Nay wins the Democrat nomination for County Coroner. Nay received 2258 votes, good enough for 75.8 percent, in his defeat of Greg Bentz. Nay will face Scott Stevens, who won the Republican nomination unopposed, in the fall election.
Bill Pettitt will face incumbent Jeff Daghir in the race for County Surveyor. Pettit won the Democrat nomination with a defeat of Jon Kuner 1986 to 808. Daghir was unopposed in the Republican primary.
Finally, in the County Council At-Large race where three candidates advance, Laura Boldery, Linda Greene, and Joe Craig are the winners of the Democrat nomination.
Voter turnout was reported at 8475 voters, more than 39 percent of the registered electorate.
To view the results for the 2016 Primary Election, click here.


"Sheriff's Department investigating shooting in Deputy"

Authorities are investigating a shooting incident in Deputy. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, on May 3 at approximately 3:27 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim on West Henry Road in Deputy. Officers located the adult male victim who sustained a single gunshot wound to a lower extremity of his body. The victim was flown from the scene to a Louisville-area hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician is assisting detectives with this ongoing investigation.


"Madison advances in national Main Street competition"

The city of Madison is receiving recognition in another national competition. The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, has announced the quarterfinalists, including Main Street of Madison, Indiana, of the 2016 Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets contest. Independent We Stand invites the public to vote for their favorite quarterfinalist and move a deserving Main Street one step closer to the grand prize of $25,000.
Main Street in Madison, Indiana is supported by the Madison Main Street Program, one of the original pilot programs that helped launch the National Main Street Program in the 1970s. The Madison Main Street Program has been sustained for over 45 years.
According to a release, the goal of this inaugural Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets contest is to promote the importance and strong economic benefits of Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive.
More than 150,000 votes were cast for 253 nominees during the nominations phase. Semifinalist voting begins May 2 at and runs through May 29.
The winner of the 2016 America’s Main Streets contest will be announced June 3. Madison residents and friends can vote daily for Madison online to help them win.
For more information on Madison’s Main Street, visit




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