Hope received a Community Development Block Grant of $120,625 from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to help homeowners make repairs and improvements.


Unemployment rates in Bartholomew County, feeling the effects of the recession, rose from 5.2 percent to an estimated 5.9 percent, but were still lower than surrounding counties and the state average.


Just in time for basketball sectional weekend, snow-slick streets and highways caused a heavy rash of traffic accidents in Columbus and Bartholomew County, including several chain-reaction pile-ups due to low visibility.