Colts linebacker Gary Brackett and safety Antoine Bethea visited North Vernon as part of the team’s “Make It Personal Tour,” giving fans the opportunity to interact with some of the Super Bowl champions’ players and cheerleaders.


A $12.2 million federal funding request for the Columbus “front door” redesign of the Interstate 65 and Jonathan Moore Pike interchange was cut to $4.8 million by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.


Purdue University senior Charles Whittington of Elizabethtown was chosen to wear the papier-mache head and colorful garb of the school’s mascot, Purdue Pete, at football games and other events during the next school year.