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Government

  • A new direction for Cannelton street department

    CANNELTON – “I don’t have a street commissioner. He walked out on me,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder told the city’s board of public works during the Aug. 8 regular session. That was in reference to David Marsh, who had almost a decade at the utility and led efforts there for the last five years.

    According to Snyder, Marsh approached her in mid-July and told her he was quitting. She didn’t go into detail about the conversation but said, “I asked for a written resignation but never got one.”

  • Solving problems together

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly

    Guest Columnist

     

    I have heard over and over again gut-wrenching stories from families across our state who have been devastated by the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics. After listening to Hoosiers and working for more than two years on efforts to address opioid abuse, I am pleased to share some good news: the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is now law. 

  • Promoting a safer Indiana for all Hoosiers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    During the 2016 legislative session, House Republicans placed a special emphasis on enacting policies promoting greater public safety for Hoosiers. Combating the threats that face us right here at home is something those on both sides of the aisle can work toward.

    One of these threats, human trafficking, is unfortunately the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world. Several new Indiana laws focus on combating this heinous crime.

  • Defunding the terror front

    SEN. DAN COATS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Terrorist violence against civilians in Israel has been accelerating in recent years, amounting to what is now called the “Silent Intifada.” Perhaps it is called silent, because we are not paying enough attention.



  • Budget drafts include raises for county workers

    TELL CITY – In addendum to business conducted at the Perry County Commissioners July 5 session, members of the board plan to request 3-percent raises for all county employees in the 2017 budget. That request will not include highway department personnel.

  • So what are they fighting over?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Barring a surprise at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month, the race for the presidency is set. So this seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about.

  • Offices closed for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed next Monday in observance of Independence Day.

    City, county and federal offices will be closed for the day. There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton during the week.

    Meetings of the Tell City Common Council and Board of Public Works and Safety, normally held on the first Monday of the month, will be pushed back until Tuesday.

  • Hoosier Girls State delegates attend educational session

    PERRY COUNTY – Payton Emmons, daughter of Jason and Cindy Emmons; Sarah Lutgring, daughter of Lisa Lutgring and Jon Lutgring; and Tylar Williams, daughter of Dave and Lisa Williams, were selected by the Perry County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 to attend the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State. It began June 19, and will run through June 25, on the campus of Trine University in Angola.

  • Arnold: Working to replace ISTEP

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    This legislative session, we worked together to find ways to better evaluate our students and schools in order to continue producing some of the best and brightest minds here in Indiana. By eliminating the troubled ISTEP exam, we laid the foundation to review and replace it with something more effective.

  • Fighting Indiana’s drug epidemic

    Erin Houchin

    State Sen. District 47

     

    Combating Indiana’s drug-abuse epidemic is a top priority for the Indiana General Assembly. Our state has led the nation in the number of meth-lab incidents three years in a row, with 1,530 meth labs seized by law enforcement last year alone. Meth, heroin and prescription drug abuse are destroying lives and damaging entire communities.

    This year, I supported several pieces of legislation to help curb this rapidly increasing problem. Three of these bills were recently signed by the governor.