approves street closings, invoice payments"
Madison Board of Public Works met for their second meeting of
the month Monday.
The board approved three street closings for upcoming events.
Vaughn Drive will be closed June 25th through July 2nd for the
annual Madison Regatta. Portions
of Vaughn Drive and Jefferson, Mulberry, and West streets will close of June
26th to accommodate the transport of equipment for the race. Regatta President
Matt True said the footprint is the same approved for 2016 with a few adjustments
for safety. Broadway Street will close near the Broadway Fountain on May 28th
for the “We Remember” Candlelight Vigil. The event is being organized
by Kentuckiana Hope for Heroes. Finally, the Jefferson County Veterans Council
requested a closing of Main Street between Walnut and Jefferson streets for the
dedication of the county’s new veteran’s memorial July 4th. As Main
Street is also State Road 56, the council will also need approval from the Indiana
Department of Transportation.
In other meeting news, two invoices presented by Utilities Director Brian Jackson
were approved. One invoice concerned work on the sanitary sewer system at the
Madison State Hospital complex, while the other re-compensates the city for a
portable bypass pump purchased to regulate the wastewater collection system.
The board also approved a sewer rate adjustment for Shri-Aum-Inc., which owns
the Best Way Inn. A water mane break flooded into a pond near the hotel, prompting
the $9,000+ adjustment.
The Madison Board of Public Works and Safety will next meet May 1st.
made in downtown Madison stabbings"
Madison Police Department has made an arrest in the investigation
of an alleged stabbing in downtown Madison Friday night.
Matthew G. Thorne of Madison faces three counts of Level 5 Felony
Battery with Deadly Weapon following his arrest.
According to the MPD, on April 14, officers were dispatched to
the 200 Block of Fourth Street in downtown Madison in reference
to an altercation. Officers arrived on scene and came into contact
with a 19-year-old male subject who had a large laceration across
his chest, shoulder and bicep. The subject was transported to King’s
Daughters’ Hospital for treatment and was later flown to
University of Louisville Hospital. Officers learned that two other
subjects, ages 19 and 20, had gone to KDH with lacerations to the
arms and chest. During the initial investigation a possible suspect
Officers were able to locate the possible suspect in the area of
Presbyterian Avenue and Cragmont Street. The suspect was identified
as Matthew G. Thorne. Thorne had evidence of an altercation and
apparent blood on his person. Thorne was detained and transported
to the Jefferson County Jail.
During interviews with victims and witnesses, officers were able
to establish evidence that Thorne had used a knife during the altercation.
Thorne was identified as the suspect and was arrested on preliminary
On April 15, officers were able to locate a utility knife in the
area where the altercation occurred. The knife was collected as
evidence and will be further processed at the Indiana State Police
The case will be forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecutors
Office for further review.
Tech students, members of the public invited to attend job fair"
Ivy Tech Community
College and WorkOne Southeast are partnering to offer the Jefferson
County Community Job Fair to connect Ivy Tech students and area
residents with local employers and career opportunities.
The Jefferson County Community Job Fair will be from 2 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, at the Ivy Tech Madison campus, 590 Ivy Tech
Drive. The job fair is free and open to the public.
Forty area employers from a wide range of economic sectors, including
manufacturing, business, information technology, and healthcare,
will be on hand to speak with job seekers. Employers will share
their immediate job openings and accept applications and resumes
from potential employees.
Individuals searching for employment are encouraged to dress professionally,
bring copies of their resume, and be prepared for on-site interview
opportunities. Students desiring help with a resume, interviewing
skills, or professional appearance are encouraged to contact the
Ivy Tech Career Development office at 812-265-2580, extension 4196,
for an appointment. Community members should contact WorkOne at
invited to cheer on Madison in ABC finale"
Representatives from Madison
are heading to Denver, Colorado, this week for the chance to
win $3 million
in the America’s Best Communities competition. Madison is
one of eight finalists – following a three-year competition
with more than 300 communities. Final awards will be announced
on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
The awards ceremony will be streamed live and two local businesses
will be open up as “Grand Prize Party” locations. The
Boneyard Grill on Madison’s hilltop and the Red Bicycle Hall
downtown will both host watch parties with light snacks, a cash
bar, and a live stream of the ceremony on a big screen. Residents
are encouraged to come join friends and fellow residents at one
of these watch parties; doors will open at 6:30pm and the ceremony
will be live streamed beginning at 7:00pm.
ABC projects over the last three years included: Mulberry Street
façade work, Mulberry Streetscape work, Hatcher Hill trail
opening, Try the Trail, Madison Moves!, Hike & Hunt, Hike & Hand,
Reimagine Mulberry, and Mulberry Street Brunch. Throughout the
competition, the community has won a total of $150,000 in grant
funding from the program’s sponsors to create its strategy
and put it to work.