Bartholomew County Council considered a wheel tax and motor vehicle excise surtax to shore up an increasing deficit in road maintenance funds.


Projects created by Columbus and Bartholomew County’s recycling and composting programs won the Governor’s Award for Excellence and the Innovative Education Award at the third annual Indiana recycling Coalition Conference in Indianapolis.


Spurred by the large number of dogs running loose in the city, Mayor Eret Kline announced plans to enlarge the local dog pound along with a warning to pet owners.