A record 239 inmates were confined at Bartholomew County Jail, nearly double the maximum capacity of 120.


Several Columbus officials, including Mayor Robert Stewart, traveled to Washington, D.C., to request more federal funding to make the city’s west entrance from Interstate 65 a model for other cities.


Bartholomew County Auditor Robert Westermeier reported the total bill to be collected in property taxes during the spring installment would be a record $4,977,191.19, nearly $600,000 more than the same period the previous year.