Looking Back – February 20


The U.S. Department of Labor confirmed unemployment rates in Bartholomew County rose to 6.5 percent, a 3-percent increase from December 2007 to the same month in 2008. The rate in Jennings County spiked from 5 to 10.9 percent.


The Columbus East Olympians beat the Scottsburg Warriorettes 82-55 at the Seymour Semistate, winning a trip to the state’s Final Four for the first time since 1980.


The Columbus Utilities Service Board discussed including a water hardness reduction system in planning a new filtration plant in the area of the 4-H Fairgrounds.