Roads affected by high water

Feb 24, 2016 289

The Bartholomew County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) says that a number of county roads are covered by water. Roads completely blocked include: CR 850S, just west of CR 400W State Road 58 and CR 650S The following roads have high water but are still passable: 1500 Block of Franklin Street Marr Road behind Target CR 450N,  just west of CR 600E CR 200N CR 1150E CR 100W, between CR 450S and CR 550S. ...

What Happens When Millions Know Your Voice, AND YET…

Feb 24, 2016 487

So, imagine that you’ve done some work for one company, then you find out that work is being used by a DIFFERENT company, but no money comes your way for your voice being literally EVERYWHERE.  That’s the SIRI lady’s dilemma. Susan Bennett is a voice actor who’s now discovered herself in an odd Catch-22, where she’s one of the most recognizable voices in the world – she can be heard on 700 million iPhones – and can’t get additional money for the work she’s done for Apple, BUT she’s so recognizable that it’s impeding her ability to get more work with any other company. These are just a couple of issues that have come up, as a result of doing work she didn’t even REALIZE she was doing.  Kinda helps you understand that idea of models getting upset when their pictures surface in uses they never intended. Take a look at her story here.  Makes you think, doesn’t it? 🙂 – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Being Haunted By His Own... ...

Two Columbus firefighters sworn-in Tuesday morning

Feb 23, 2016 278

Two Columbus residents were announced as the city’s most recently hired Columbus firefighters Tuesday morning at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. Columbus Fire Department Spokesman Capt. Mike Wilson says that Firefighter Eric Green and Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Tuttle were sworn-in by Mayor Jim Lienhoop at the meeting. Wilson says that both men will undergo department familiarization and firefighter training through April. Currently, the Columbus Fire Department has 93 sworn firefighters. Wilson noted that the department needs to hire two additional firefighters for the department to be at full staff.   ...

CFD accepting applications for full-time firefighter

Feb 23, 2016 309

The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) is accepting applications for the position of full-time firefighter. CFD Spokesman Capt. Mike Wilson says that applications are available to download from the fire department page of the City of Columbus website at www.columbus.in.gov/fire/. Wilson says that applications can also be picked up from the Columbus Fire Department administrative office, at 1101 Jackson Street, but he says there is a five-dollar fee for using this method. Wilson says that completed applications may be emailed to columbusfire@columbus.in.gov, or delivered to the Columbus Fire Department administrative office. He adds that all completed applications must be received by 4 p.m. on March 31. Questions may be directed to (812) 376-2679 or (812) 376-2585. ...

Mayor Lienhoop to deliver State of the City Address March 29

Feb 23, 2016 252

The 2016 Columbus State of the City Address will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. Mary Ferdon, the city’s Executive Director of Administration and Community Development, says that Mayor Jim Lienhoop will deliver the address, his first as Mayor, from the Columbus Learning Center Auditorium, located at 4555 Central Avenue. You are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, you can listen to the Mayor’s address live on NewsTalk 1010 WCSI. ...

CPD K-9 enters retirement

Feb 23, 2016 319

A law enforcement canine worked his final shift Tuesday morning, ending an eight year career with the Columbus Police Department (CPD). CPD Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that after arriving from Czechoslovakia, K-9 Rex began working with his handler, Officer Chad Lehman, during the summer of 2008. Over the course of his career, authorities say that Rex made nearly 250 apprehensions, searched over 100 building for suspects, and conducted 200 tracks for suspects. Last year, Harris said that Rex assisted local law enforcement with the recovery of more than seven pounds of methamphetamine. Harris said that before the start of Rex’s final shift, he was treated to a large steak, courtesy of Texas Roadhouse in Columbus. During a reception with fellow officers Monday night, Rex was recognized for his service. Harris says that Rex will continue to live with Officer Lehman and his family during his retirement. CPD officials are in the process of selecting a new canine which will begin serving the community later this year. ...

New officer sworn-in with the CPD

Feb 23, 2016 315

Jacob Williams became Columbus’ newest police officer when he was sworn in by Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Tuesday morning’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at Columbus City Hall. Columbus Police Department (CPD) Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that Williams is a 24-year-old graduate of Shelbyville High School. He later graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Harris says that before joining CPD, Williams was employed with the Indiana State Excise Police as a Compliance Surveyor. After a short orientation period, Williams will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, said Harris. ...

Ivy Tech to host Phi Theta Kappa conference

Feb 23, 2016 312

Ivy Tech Community College’s student honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, will host the Indiana Region Spring Conference. School Spokesman Chris Schilling says that the local chapter of the honor society will welcome approximately 100 Phi Theta Kappa members from around the state on March 4-5. Ivy Tech officials say the event will be held at the Clarion Hotel. Keynote speaker Jason Levasseur will feature his “Get Your Show on the Road” program, which Schilling says “provides a fun, informational, and inspirational message about finding your passion and transforming dreams into reality.” Also speaking during the gathering’s first day will be Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor Chris Lowry, said Schilling. The Spring Conference continues the following day with events at the Ivy Tech Columbus Campus. Schilling says that event for that day include workshops, regional officer elections, and service projects with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Youth Camp. He adds that an awards banquet will be held that evening at the Clarion Hotel. Ivy Tech officials are... ...

Seymour Main Street announces new program

Feb 23, 2016 293

Seymour Main Street has announced a new downtown program for this year. Julie Huff, Seymour Main Street Director, says this new program is called “Downtown Shop Around.” She explains that the goal of the program is to encourage local commerce. Huff says that by supporting local businesses, you could receive money to “Shop Around Downtown.” Huff says that by visiting participating merchants, you will have the chance to win gift certificates to local businesses. The following dates for this program have been announced: May 14 July 16 September 17 November 19 For more information on the Downtown Shop Around program, visit the Seymour Main Street Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/seymourmainstreet/. ...

Columbus-area foreclosures down says company

Feb 23, 2016 273

CoreLogic says that their data reveals that the rate of Columbus-area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.86 percent for December 2015. The global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider says that is a decrease of 0.28 percentage points compared with December 2014. CoreLogic says that foreclosure activity in Columbus was lower than the national foreclosure rate, which was 1.2 percent for December 2015. Also in Columbus, the mortgage delinquency rate decreased. According to the company’s data for December 2015, 2.49 percent of mortgage loans were 90 days or more delinquent. That’s considerably lower than the 3.15 percent reported for the same period last year. ...