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Government

  • Lassaline elected to AIC district office

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County Assessor Mendy Lassaline was elected vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties’ Southwest District during the annual meeting in Dubois County last month.

    “I would at this time like to thank everyone who supported me for this position,” said Lassaline. “I will do the best job possible for the Southwest District and all of Indiana. If you have any questions or have some great ideas, feel free to contact me by email or phone.”

  • Building Indiana agriculture

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Food and agricultural production is an integral aspect of Indiana’s legacy. Between farming, processing, storing and hauling, agricultural businesses contribute over $31 billion to the state’s economy and provide more than 245,000 jobs for Hoosiers.

  • Indiana leads in fiscal strength, economic stability

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    In the past decade, Indiana has become a national leader in fiscal responsibility and putting taxpayers first. Auditor of State Tera Klutz recently announced the state ended Fiscal Year 2017 with a $42 million surplus and nearly $1.8 billion in reserves, showing Indiana continues to be on the right track for a successful future.

  • Good communication and democracy

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do ... But we have to exercise it.

  • Legislature’s summer study committee underway

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

     

    During the summer months when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session, study committees are tasked with taking an in-depth look at some of the more complex issues facing our state, and examining topics which may be addressed with future legislation. 

  • Wheels in motion for road upgrades

    Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    House Dist. 74

     

    Last week, Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced the construction plans for the first five years of the state’s “Next Level Roads” initiative.

  • Fostering safer communities

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    All Hoosiers deserve to feel safe within their homes and communities. In past years, our area has experienced a slight increase in the number of criminal offenses reported by the Indiana State Police.

    While this is an unfortunate circumstance, there are actions that can be taken to combat this trend and increase public safety. New laws recently enacted will protect Indiana residents by better identifying dangerous criminals and addressing high-crime areas.

  • Encourage good media that serves us well

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that even while confidence in the media drops to new lows and Time magazine feels moved to wonder “Is Truth Dead?” on its cover, huge numbers of Americans have come to believe the media is not as authoritative as it once was.

  • Coyle attends Hoosier Girls State

    TELL CITY – Jenna Coyle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Coyle was chosen by the Tell City American Legion Auxiliary to attend the 76th annual session of American Legion Auxiliary, Hoosier Girls State. Girls State was held June 18-24 on the campus of Trine University in Angola.

    Miss Jenna Coyle will be a senior at Tell City High School this fall. She joined approximately 500 other young women for this government program designed to educate our leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

  • Moving day