Government offices closed Monday for Juneteenth

Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Juneteenth.

In Columbus, city trash, recycling and yard waste routes will still be running on their normal schedule. You should have your trash to the curb by the normal 7 a.m. in the morning.

Columbus City Utilities offices are also closed. If you have a problem with your water or sewer service, you can call 812-372-8861 and follow the prompts.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, the first new federal holiday created by Congress in nearly four decades. It celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S., marking the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, Texas, more than two and a half years after it was issued by President Abraham Lincoln.