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Two arrested for drugs after traffic stop
COLUMBUS, Ind. — Officers with the Columbus Police Department (CPD) arrested two people on felony drug charges after a traffic stop on Tuesday night. Around 9 p.m., CPD stopped a car driven by Angela Spencer, 46, of Columbus, for a minor traffic violation near 8th Street and Central Place. Jerry Cossell, 47, of Columbus, was a passenger in the vehicle.
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Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near columbus.
Furgeson will be next Shelbyville mayor while a recount reset the first recount
Most importantly, the winner of Shelbyville’s 2023 mayoral election has been determined. The side note was the recount that needed a recount. When the 2023 November election was complete, Scott Furgeson, former two-time mayor and current councilman, was proclaimed the winner by a narrow 19-vote margin over Democrat Nic Weber, 1406-1387.
Three Arrested in Columbus Drug Investigation Following Overdose Call
COLUMBUS, Ind. — A narcotics investigation by the Columbus Police Department (CPD) has led to the arrest of three individuals on drug-related charges. The incident began early Saturday morning when CPD officers responded to a report of a drug overdose at a residence in the 2200 block of McKinley Avenue at around 12:15 a.m. Upon arrival, they found an unresponsive person who was not breathing. Officers administered life-saving measures until paramedics arrived. The individual eventually regained consciousness and was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment.
Obituary: Lee C. Waltz
Lee C. Waltz, 88, of Bloomington, passed away at his residence, Holiday Redbud Hills. Born to Floyd Waltz and Lela Compton in Edinburgh, IN. He married Jeannine Miller on September 11, 1955, who predeceased him, along with his parents. Lee is survived by his five children: Dr. Kevin Waltz (Rhonda),...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.74 and $2.91 in Franklin as of 2023-12-06. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Doug Lutes chosen to serve as Shelbyville Fire Chief
Shelbyville Mayor Elect Scott Furgeson has announced that he will appoint Doug Lutes to serve as the Chief of the Shelbyville Fire Department beginning on January 1. Lutes started his career with the Shelbyville Department in 1997. Since that time, he has served as a firefighter, EMT, paramedic, Lieutenant, Public Information Officer, Captain, and Battalion Chief. His experience includes the coordination of multiple fire crews during emergency response, personnel training and development, ensuring understanding and compliance with proper safety practices, and sharing department information with the public and the.
One adult, seven kids escape fire in Candlelight Village
COLUMBUS, Ind. — UPDATE: CFD says an unattended candle caused the fire at a mobile home on Wednesday. One adult and seven children were able to get out safely and firefighters were able to contain the blaze to a single room, per CFD’s Capt. Mike Wilson. Damages are estimated at $25,000. There were no working fire alarms at the residence.
Greenwood Police to Issue Tickets for Trucks Illegally Parked on Highway Ramps
Greenwood police are set to start ticketing truck drivers parking illegally on Interstate ramps, citing safety concerns and city image. Despite truck drivers' claims of insufficient parking at truck stops, authorities maintain that ramp parking is dangerous and illegal.
Register now for Franklin Chamber’s holiday lunch next week
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin Chamber invites members to sign up for its monthly luncheon in December. The Christmas-themed lunch is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Garment Factory Events, 101 E. Wayne St., in Franklin. The event this month will feature holiday...
Two car chases keep state police busy Tuesday morning
SOUTH-CENTRAL INDIANA – Indiana State Police (ISP) troopers were busy Tuesday morning chasing down suspects in vehicles in two separate pursuit incidents. A stolen Dodge Charger, driven by Nicholas N. Lewis, 20, of Indianapolis, led troopers and officers from multiple agencies on a pursuit that started at around 7:30 a.m., on southbound I-65 near Seymour. The chase ended on US 31 in Scott County when Lewis crashed into the back of a Crothersville Police vehicle before fleeing on foot.
Thursday night is ‘A Not So Silent Night’
COLUMBUS, Ind. – “A Not So Silent Night” is set for this Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., in downtown Columbus. Among other activities, you will be able to enjoy extended shopping hours at the downtown Columbus merchants, food trucks, an elf scavenger hunt, a kid’s craft table at The Commons, and window display riddles.
Bill Dwenger to become Shelbyville Police Chief
Mayor-elect Scott Furgeson has announced that he will appoint Detective Captain Bill Dwenger as Chief of Police. Dwenger has a long and distinguished history with the Shelbyville Police Department, starting there as a dispatcher and reserve officer in 1981. Dwenger graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1986 and...
Edinburgh’s Holiday of Lights is Saturday
EDINBURGH, Ind. – The Town of Edinburgh is readying for the Holiday of Lights festival this weekend. Edinburgh’s 2023 Holiday of Lights begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday, December 9, with the Light It Up 5K run and walk. Activities continue in the evening with the Sakura Events...
Christmas tree lighting
On Friday, Nov. 24, the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting once again took place at the Brown County History Center with luminaries lighting the way. Special guests were Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Bev and Phil Ford), whom children and families met in the Gnaw Bone Log Cabin Room next to an old-fashioned Christmas tree. Homemade cookies and drinks were made for all to enjoy. Guests received their wooden nickel for 2023 as well.
Centerstone encourages input for Community Needs Assessment
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Centerstone is currently working on gathering information to improve services and create a Community Needs Assessment. The survey is a place to provide feedback on community programs and services, which will influence their initiatives and how they serve the community. By taking this 10-15 survey, you...
Aspire Johnson County announces 2024 legislative priorities
FRANKLIN/GREENWOOD, Ind. – Aspire Johnson County, the local economic development organization and chamber of commerce for Johnson County, announced its priorities for the 2024 Indiana General Assembly session. They include supporting quality early childhood education expansion and supporting creative workforce incentives. “Workforce development issues continue to determine the degree...
Shelbyville Common Council approves tax abatement for Ryobi's $10 million project
Ryobi Die Casting continues its transition to making parts for electric cars with a new $10 million project at its Shelbyville location. On Monday at the Shelbyville Common Council meeting at City Hall, the council unanimously approved a 10-year tax abatement for Ryobi, located at 800 W. Mausoleum Road, to assist with the company’s latest project that will add 22 new employees to its current roster of 868 employees.
Registration for ‘Scuba with Santa’ ends Wednesday
FRANKLIN, Ind. – Franklin Parks and Recreation and Ray Scuba Diving are presenting “Scuba with Santa” this weekend. The fun event will be at the Franklin Middle School pool on Sunday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ray Scuba is donating 100% of the registration...
Town board election heading for recount
Bruce Gould filed a petition for a recount on Monday after being only one point away from tying for the second Nashville Town Council spot. “I’m fully aware I could lose votes or it could go either way,” said Gould. “I have no delusions of what could happen here.”