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6/14/16

"Deputies respond to two fatal incidents"

An area woman dies from an apparent accidental drowning. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, on June 10 at approximately 5:17 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a woman trapped under a lawnmower that had overturned in a pond on Conservation Lake Road. The victim was identified as 59-year-old Joy Lewis of Deputy. It appears Lewis was mowing the grass on her property when she lost control of the mower and went into the pond. Lewis was pinned under water by the mower. Lewis was transported to the King’s Daughters’ Hospital E.R. where she was pronounced dead from accidental drowning. The sheriff’s department was assisted at the scene by the Hanover and Kent Fire Departments.
Deputies also responded to a fatal motorcycle accident. On June 11 at about 6:06 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident on U.S. 421 just south of Old State Road 62. A motorcycle driven by 49-year-old Gregory A. Jones of Madison was southbound on U.S. 421 when he apparently lost control of the motorcycle and struck the center guardrail. Jones was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. Deputies investigated the accident with the assistance of the Madison Police Department.

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"Time running out to register for Miss Regatta pageant"

The Xi Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority would like to announce the latest entrant in the 2016 Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant. Erica Lee Moore from Pleasureville, Kentucky, is the fifth entrant to register for the pageant. The daughter of Eric and Bridget, Miss Moore graduated from Centre College in 2014 after graduating from Henry County High School in 2009.
There's still time to enter and have a chance at winning the Miss Regatta crown, along with $1000 in scholarship money and other prizes. The entry deadline for the June 27 pageant is June 15. Applications are available at: German American Bank, Steinhardt Heating and Cooling, Miss Vivian's Tanning Salon, and online at madisonregatta.com. For more information, contact Betsie Chilton at 812-801-5543.

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"Volunteers needed for river clean-up"

Help keep the Ohio River and its tributaries clean and safe. The annual Ohio River Sweep will take place Saturday, June 18, and volunteers are still being accepted. Ohio River Sweep hosts over 100 locations along the Ohio River and its tributaries. Last year, thousands of volunteers came out to clean litter from the river banks. Every volunteer receives a free Ohio River Sweep t-shirt. To find a location near you, go to OhioRiverSweep.org or call 1-800-359-3977. Volunteers must sign a liability waiver, and volunteers under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign that waiver. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes.

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"Regatta wristbands on sale"

Madison Regatta wristbands are now on sale around the Madison, Hanover, and Milton areas. Get your wristbands before June 26 at the advance sales price of $20; the price goes up to $30 on June 27. Children 10 and under will be admitted free. Wristbands are available for purchase at: all MainSource Bank locations, all German American Bank locations, CVS Pharmacy in Madison and Hanover, Kroger of the Madison Hilltop, Riverside Produce in Milton, Northside Liquors, The Bottle Shop, Fillin’ Station Liquors, Cork & Bottle, Hanover Package Store, the Madison Visitor’s Center, and the Madison Regatta office on Vaughn Drive. Wristbands are good for all of Regatta Weekend.

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Obituaries

Joy Lewis, 59

James "Jim" Allison, 74

Eula Robertson, 94