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Government

  • 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.

  • Advancement in local medical, educational opportunities

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    Guest Columnist

     

    Working in the medical industry since 1967 and living in the southwest region of Indiana all my life, I’ve witnessed firsthand the advancements in health-care services and improvements to medical facilities in our area.

  • It’s getting harder to govern; It’s not just politicians’ fault

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Americans who are willing to set aside their differences on behalf of a compelling new vision for the country? It’s vanished.

  • Expanding Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Unfortunately, there are many veterans who face lifelong financial difficulties after concluding their military service. This year, I was proud to support a measure that allows these veterans to seek help from Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund, regardless of how long ago they served.

  • Combating Indiana’s drug epidemic

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    As the top meth-producing state in the nation, Indiana needed to take action this session to keep the ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine out of the wrong hands.