• Hoosier legislation passes allowing CBD oil treatment for epilepsy

    INDIANAPOLIS – Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday, which would allow Hoosiers to use cannibidiol oil to treat epilepsy, according to the bill’s co-author, State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth).

    House Bill 1148 would allow a person to possess CBD oil if they or their child have been diagnosed with severe epilepsy, and they meet certain commonsense safety requirements. Arnold said CBD oil is a compound refined from cannabis that has a wide scope of medical applications, including the control of epilepsy and seizures.

  • Offenses by incarcerated individuals examined at Statehouse

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Keeping criminals off our streets, and continuing to make Indiana a safer place to live, work, and raise our families is a top priority for me in the state Senate.

    This session, I have authored several law enforcement bills which are at various stages in the legislative process.

    One of these bills, Senate Bill 405, deals with individuals who are already incarcerated.

  • Boosting revenue for Indiana counties with state and federal land

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    We are fortunate that some of the country’s best state and national parks are right here in Indiana. Every year, Hoosiers and out-of-state visitors enjoy these public parks and lakes in huge numbers. However, to counties where this beautiful land is located, it has been somewhat of a mixed blessing.

  • The threats to our representative democracy

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Colunnist


    With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed, worth our attention – but so are longer-running developments that threaten the health of our representative democracy. I want to lay them out in one place, so that the most serious problems confronting our system don’t slip from our attention.

  • Indiana Public Employer’s Plan Grants
  • A day to remember
  • Perry Countians attend pro-life march in nation’s capital

    The Borden family of rural Bristow attended last week’s March for Life event in Washington, D.C.  Ryan and Sheila and their daughters, Taylor and Reagan, departed the evening of Wednesday, Jan.  25, from Seymour. They traveled with a group that represented the Indiana Knights of Columbus. 

  • A speech everyone should read

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s January 10 farewell address to the American people.

  • Budgeting for Indiana’s bright future

    Lloyd Arnold

    House of Representatives Dist. 74


    Indiana House Republicans recently laid out our legislative priorities for the 2017 session. We aim to keep our state on the right track by addressing both current and future challenges to Indiana. In addition to passing a balanced budget this session, we are focused on maintaining our prudent reserves and AAA credit rating, both of which make our state a destination for job creators.

  • Soil and water conservation district set for Feb. 7

    BRISTOW – The 69th annual meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Bristow Community Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner. A presentation will be given by John Scott Foster, executive director of the Wesselman Nature Society. Perry Central FFA members will present a report of their activities and there will be an election of a supervisor.