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- Possible changes looming in Elwood school election How members of the Elwood Community Schools board of trustees are elected appears to be undergoing a major change. The Madison County Election Board on Friday gave tentative approval to electing all five school board members at large, rather than from a specific district.
- Ken de la Bastide: Democrat Party strife between Bell, 4th Ward continues The contentious relationship within the Democrat Party between defeated sheriff candidate Brian Bell and the Fourth Ward Democrats heated up this past week.
- Mounds Lake mentioned in state water report The controversial Mounds Lake Reservoir project was specifically mentioned as an opportunity to supply Central Indiana with more water in an 80-page report released this week on the state of Indiana's water supply.
- Pendleton council votes to keep town court The Pendleton Town Council voted Thursday to keep the town’s court operating for at least the next four years.
- Saved sick days becomes an issue in Madison County How many sick days can be accumulated and what happens when those days exceed the maximum was a topic of discussion Thursday for the Madison County Commissioners.
- Council member asked to step down An Ingalls town council member was asked Monday to not seek re-election because her husband serves as police chief for the town.
- City working to save Wigwam by Sept. 2 deadline Anderson city officials are working with a new developer to save the iconic Wigwam structure for a variety of uses in the future.
- Ken de la Bastide: County again absentee vote probe target Ever since 1977 when I first started covering politics in Madison County, there have been issues and concerns about absentee ballot voting. There have been federal and state investigations and at least once, in 2003, charges were filed.
- No Child Left Behind request exposes rift A new critique of Indiana's efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements, written by top staff to Gov. Mike Pence, is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver.
County voting records sought in federal probe
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed absentee ballot information for Madison County's 2014 primary as part of an FBI investigation.
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