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"Courtney named county GOP chair"

Jefferson County Republican Party precinct committee members elected Madison resident Bob Courtney to be the party's new chairperson in a caucus Monday. Courtney was named to the position following a 15-0 vote. Courtney, a Madison High School and Ball State University graduate, has worked in the financial industry since 1985, primarily working out of Louisville. Courtney said he was interested in serving as party chair as an opportunity to give back to the community, and said he is looking forward to getting to work on he job. Courtney succeeds Mindy McGee, who resigned the position in order to enter the Republican primary Madison mayoral race.


"Father arrested in Trimble County on abuse charges"

A Milton man faces first-degree Criminal Abuse charges after state police received an anonymous tip concerning the safety of a child. Kentucky State Police Post 5 received the tip Saturday requesting a welfare check at a home on School Hollow Drive. After responding to the tip and investigating, troopers arrested Darrin W. McDaniel on the abuse charges, as well as an outstanding Carroll County District Court Warrant. McDaniel was taken into custody, while the victim and two other children were removed from the home by Trimble County Social Services. The children are currently under the care of family members. The investigation is ongoing.


"Pedestrian hospitalized after accident on Michigan Road"

A Madison woman was transported to Kings Daughters' Hospital for neck pain Saturday after being struck by a car attempting to turn onto Michigan Road. Victoria R. Workman was attempting to cross Ivy Tech Drive at approximately 7:13 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old juvenile. The driver said he did not see Workman due to her dark clothing. Workman said she thought the driver was allowing her to cross the street before he turned. Workman was transported to KDH for further medical examination after complaining of pain to her neck.



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