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Area recycling programs receive grants

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Two local recycling efforts received grants to further their programs, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced this week.

Boosters available for children

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers aged 5-11 are eligible for a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine following authorization this week from the U.S. FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Police Memorial Service honors those who died in the line of duty

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In commemoration of National Police Week, a memorial to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty was held Friday morning at the Public Safety Plaza near Second Street and Jackson Street in downtown Columbus.

Legal Aid to have phone clinic

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Legal Aid will have a free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for residents of its eight county district on Tuesday. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties. The phone clinic will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. though registration is required between noon and 2 p.m.

Legislators to consider veto override for trans athlete bill

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INDIANAPOLIS — As the Tuesday one-day session for technical corrections approaches, the transgender sports bill veto awaits an override vote.

Volunteers provide a helping hand during United Way’s Day of Caring

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Always held on a Friday in mid-May, the United Way of Bartholomew County’s Day of Caring attracted a dozen different companies...

Hope one of the first small Indiana communities to install electric vehicle charging stations

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HOPE - Hope has become one of the first small communities in Indiana to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. “The EV stations are up...

Police Memorial Service honors those who died in the line of duty

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- In commemoration of National Police Week, a memorial to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty was held...

North Vernon man dies in apartment fire

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NORTH VERNON -- A North Vernon man was pronounced dead shortly after fire crews removed him from a smoke-filled apartment early Wednesday morning. Jennings County...

Jail dealing with escalating food prices for inmate meals

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- The Bartholomew County Jail has found feeding its inmate population has gotten significantly more expensive. “We were up 12.5% (in food costs)...