Updated: Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 11:21 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 11:21 AM EDT
MADISON, Ind. (AP) — A historic southern Indiana courthouse that underwent extensive repairs following a 2009 fire is getting metal detectors and added security.
The Jefferson County Council has approved buying a walk-through metal detector and two wand metal detectors for the 1850s courthouse in Madison. The council also approved hiring a full-time and part-time security officer for the building.
The Madison Courier reports ( http://bit.ly/WyPRcG ) that the new equipment will cost $4,200.
Sheriff John Wallace says Jefferson County has seen a few close calls over the years at the courthouse, including one instance in which an attorney was assaulted by a client.
The courthouse was heavily damaged by a May 2009 fire, but it reopened in 2011 following extensive repairs.
Information from: The Madison Courier, http://www.madisoncourier.com