Local News

County Road 800N closed for bridge repair

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The Bartholomew County Highway Department will close County Road 800N (between County Road 50W and Base Road) at 2 p.m. today. The road will...

Flambeau receives tax abatement for new manufacturing equipment

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- For the second time in the past two years, a thermoplastics manufacturer is receiving a tax abatement on new equipment for...

City council votes to reset cumulative capital fund rate

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to reset the city’s cumulative capital fund rate, with two members changing their stance on the...

Firefighters suspect arson in second fire at old Hope gym Tuesday night

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HOPE – Arson is suspected in the second fire inside the old Hope gymnasium in fewer than three weeks. Firefighters were initially dispatched at 5:13...

Landmark Columbus celebrates significant foundation donations

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- The nonprofit that cares for Columbus’ art and architectural gems enjoyed a diamond day of overflowing generosity at its annual meeting...

World War II, Korea, Cold War airman receives tribute at Atterbury Bakalar Air Museum

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A World War II airman whose service to the nation’s air defenses stretched into the 1960s and in later years included helping preserve military aviation history was posthumously honored Monday at Atterbury Bakalar Air Museum in Columbus.

City receives grant for riverfront trail

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The city of Columbus has received a $1.7 million grant for part of its riverfront project.

Hawcreek Boulevard to close for road work

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Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP plans to close a section of Hawcreek Boulevard overnight Thursday in Columbus. The road will close at approximately 6 p.m. between 25th Street and U.S. 31 to perform approach repairs.

COVID-19 on the rise in Bartholomew County

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Local health officials say Bartholomew County is amid another rise in COVID-19 cases that they expect to continue for the next few weeks and are urging residents consider masking and avoiding large indoor gatherings.

Miller House completes restoration projects

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The prestigious Miller House and Garden on Highland Way in Columbus has just completed three key landscape restoration projects that will allow visitors to experience the grounds in new ways.