National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony to be held September 20

National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be observed locally on Friday, September 20, 2019 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans, located behind the Bartholomew County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend. Event Details: Emcee: Zack Ellison, Marine Veteran Keynote Speaker: Retired Army Chaplain, Colonel Charles Hobert McDaniel, Jr.  Charles will [...]


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Mill Race Marathon Maps and Street Closure Information

On Saturday, September 28, there will be several street closures which will effect residents and visitors.  Please review the information below and be prepared with an alternate route to reach your destination. Download road closure and race restriction info (PDF) View interactive map For additional race information, visit the Mill Race Marathon website.


Street Closures Scheduled for California Street in downtown Columbus

Construction crews plan to start preliminary work on California Street during the week of August 4, 2019. This work is part of the State Street Phase 2B project (the trail connection along the Cummins Plant 1 property). Scheduled work includes locating utilities and completing layout on California Street from 4th Street to 6th Street.  California Street [...]


Back to School Safety: Be Aware!

Area schools, including students in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and Flatrock Hawcreek School Corporation, return to school on Wednesday, August 7. Drivers are encouraged to use caution, especially during early morning hours, as kids will be walking, biking and waiting at bus stops in neighborhoods.


Regular Hours Resume August 5

City offices observing summer hours will resume their normal hourly schedule on August 5 and will be open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  During the summer months, several City offices observed modified hours. If you are planning to contact or visit a particular City department, check their hours on the City website, as [...]


Columbus Animal Care Services Seeking Foster Families for Pets in Need

Columbus Animal Care Services (CACS) is in need of volunteers to serve as foster families for animals who currently reside at the facility. Needs include foster homes for cats (newborns (bottle babies), older kittens, mama cats with babies and adult cats) andspecial needs dogs (older, recovering from surgery or waiting for transport). As part of [...]


Columbus Transit Rider App Now Available

Riders of the ColumBus fixed route system are now able to track the location of the buses on the routes, get real time arrival updates, and navigate the transit system via a new website,, by texting “COLUMBUSIN” AT 41411, by calling (812) 565-5148 or by downloading our app “ColumBUS Transit” from the Google Play [...]


City Summer Hours begin June 3

Several City offices will observe Summer Hours beginning Monday, June 3.  Summer Hours will be Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. The City of Columbus Mayor's office, Community Development, Planning Department, Human Rights, Transit, Police, Fire, Columbus City Utilities and Columbus Parks and Recreation Department will continue to observe their regular hours of [...]


Columbus Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Kutsko Takes the Stage at FDIC International

Over 34,000 firefighters from all over the world were in Indianapolis in early April for the largest firefighter training conference and trade show in the world. FDIC International, the Fire Department Instructors Conference, is held annually in Indianapolis with an opportunity for instructors and firefighters to learn from the best and brightest educators in today’s [...]