Local News

Last call for Woman of The Year nominations

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The Republic is accepting nominations for its annual Woman of the Year, a prestigious honor that recognizes one woman from Bartholomew County for her contributions toward creating a vital community. Honorees are selected on their contributions to creating a high quality of life here with an emphasis on long-term activity, hands-on work and diverse involvement.

Classroom briefs

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Literacy Festival seeks booth participants

Community calendar – Feb. 28

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Events listed for Wednesday, Feb. 28

Indiana justices, elections board kick GOP US Senate candidate off primary ballot

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The bipartisan Indiana Election Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to remove one of two Republican U.S. Senate candidates from the primary ballot,...

State Election Board removes 6th District GOP candidate from ballot

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By Noah Crenshaw | Daily Journal [email protected] INDIANAPOLIS -- A Greenwood man running for the Republican nomination in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District was kicked off the...

Columbus Township Fire Chief Dave Thompson resigns

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Columbus Township Trustee Ben Jackson announced that township fire chief Dave Thompson has resigned his position effective immediately. Jackson has appointed Josh...

Bartholomew County moved to ‘enhanced risk’ for severe weather tonight, and early Wednesday

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  1:30 P.M. UPDATE Bartholomew County has been upgraded to an enhanced risk of severe weather later today. Severe weather is forecast from 7 p.m. Tuesday to...

LEGISLATURE: House keeps retention mandate in literacy overhaul bill; makes tweaks to higher ed...

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By Casey Smith | Indiana Capital Chronicle For The Republic INDIANAPOLIS -- A mandate to require reading-deficient third graders to be held back a year in...

LEGISLATURE: Senate approves child care proposal as House punts on health care merger oversight

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By: Leslie Bonilla Muñiz and Whitney Downard  Indiana Capital Chronicle For The Republic INDIANAPOLIS -- Senate Republicans on Monday pushed the legislature’s latest effort to improve child...

County board of zoning appeals votes to deny conditional use permit for commercial solar...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. --  The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals voted to deny a request for a conditional use permit for Carina Solar to...