Wesley Rule works by the light of a small headlamp and adjusts the trackers inside the pipe organ at First Baptist Church. The trackers connect the keyboard to the valves in the organ, which allow air to move from the chest of the organ to the pipes. The Knoxville, Tenn., based pipe organ restoration shop, B. Rule & Co., dismantled the pipe organ in May 2010, restored it in their shop and are in the process of rebuilding it in the First Baptist sanctuary.
Church member Ken Goins, who has worked on the organ restoration team, said the church has been using an electronic keyboard in the months without the pipe organ.
Goins also said that the church had to gather in the basement of the church for this past Sunday's services because there were parts of the organ all over the sanctuary.
While the sanctuary is scheduled to be in use again this coming Sunday, the organ will not be completely ready for use for at least a couple more weeks, as each pipe is "voiced" or adjusted for proper sound. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Katherine Jones takes a walk during a lull in the snow storm on Tuesday. Aside from a chance for scattered snow showers today, the rest of the week is forecast to be clear and cold. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Bright green conifer needles stand out in contrast to the white snow on and around them after the Courierarea was blanketed on Tuesday. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Bridge Building Triptych: Mel Adams stands on the ice over a pond at Spring Hills Golf Course to work on a golf cart bridge on Monday. "It beats scaffolding," Adams said. He said that he was trying to get this particular part of the project done before the forecast rain melted all the ice this week. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Tim Harmon and Cecil Rowlett, of Timbers Custom Signs, work in the median on U.S. 421 near Fourth Street to install one of the 11 new signs designed by Madison Director of Community Development and Outreach Jenny Eggenspiller to lead visitors toward the downtown area.
Eggenspiller said she began working on this project in 2009 with Linda Lytle, executive director of the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, in response to comments from tourists who visited Madison hilltop without ever realizing there was a downtown area.
"We identified locations and met with INDOT officials to submit an application for their approval," Eggenspiller said. "After much work, and several revisions, the plan was approved in the fall of 2010."
In addition to the downtown signage, additional signs are being installed on the hilltop around the intersections of State Road 62 and Michigan Road, State Road 62 and US 421, State Road 62 and State Road 7, State Road 62 and State Road 256, State Road 62 and State Road 56. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
The instillation crew from Campbellsville Industries, from Campbellsville, Ky., uses a crane to lift the 35-foot-tall steeple into place at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Tuesday. The steeple is a part of a larger expansion project of the Cornerstone campus, which includes a new auditorium that will have seating for 300, a choir loft that can seat 50, a foyer, a welcome center, a nursery, restrooms and the pastor's office. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Drivers move on a snowy U.S. 421 toward downtown Madison this morning. Courierarea schools were closed today as the early morning snow covering foretold a heavy storm on the way. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Snow gathers on the Madison Riverfront on Thursday. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
About thirty people participated in the Marade at Hanover College on Friday. The march which also included poetry reading, performance art and readings of famous speeches and historical facts was done in appreciation of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights pioneers was the final event of the college's "Power of a Dream MLK Week". The marade marchers made a stop at The Point, one of several stops around campus, to hear Alicia Muhammad reads about the last event that Martin Luther King Jr. led before his assassination. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Emma Montgomery recently received the regional 2010 Power Award from Goodwill BridgePointe Services for her excellence in customer care and her great attitude with her coworkers, which even extends to making cakes for her coworkers birthdays. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)
Work began last week on the causeway on the Indiana side of the Madison-Milton Bridge. The causeway will extend into the water to provide access for workers during the bridge replacement project. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/The Madison Courier)