• Early voting begins at courthouse

    Early voting at the county courthouse began Wednesday and will continue through noon on Monday, Nov. 5. The courthouse will also be open two Saturday mornings for those wanting to cast early ballots.

    Voting is taking place in the commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The courthouse will be open 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 3. On Monday, Nov. 5, early voting will end at noon.

  • It’s time to solve housing affordability crisis

    U.S. Sen. Todd Young

    Guest Columnist


    Indiana’s housing affordability crisis strains our ability to grow and creates second- and third-order effects on education, health, and safety.

    In Jasper, the economy is booming. But although local businesses are recruiting people to Dubois County, there isn’t enough workforce housing available for new employees to live. Bloomington and Warsaw are facing similar challenges.

  • Supporting our military

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Earlier this year, I proudly voted for legislation that supports current and former members of our military. These brave citizens dedicate years of their lives and often sacrifice their own safety to serve our country, and I strongly believe in creating policies that benefit them during and after their service.

  • Improving school safety

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    As a parent and a lawmaker, keeping children safe is extremely important to me, especially when they are in school. Indiana has been a national leader in school-safety measures in recent years, and we continue to look for ways to enhance the safety of our schools. This year, lawmakers, the governor, and state agencies have made this a priority.

  • New education laws aim to increase student employability

    State Rep. Stephen Bartels

    District 74


    With the start of August comes the beginning of a new school year and opportunities for students to learn and grow. To help drive student achievement and prepare young Hoosiers for the workforce, I supported new laws that focus on teaching employability skills, expanding STEM education and streamlining diploma options.

  • Houchin attends unveiling of newborn safety incubator

    INDIANAPOLIS  – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) attended the unveiling of a new Safe Haven newborn safety incubator at Decatur Township Fire Department No. 74.

    Houchin co-authored Senate Enrolled Act 340 during the 2018 legislative session, which expanded Indiana’s Safe Haven Law by allowing fire stations that are staffed 24/7 to have newborn safety incubators. These incubators, also called “baby boxes”, provide a last-resort opportunity for parents to safely surrender their newborn if they aren’t able to care for the infant.

  • Silver and purple helping Hoosiers

    State Rep. Stephen Bartels

    District 74


    On July 1, a number of new laws went into effect benefiting Hoosiers across Indiana, and it is important to keep up to date with those new laws impacting our area. Two laws I worked on this year will help locate missing children and equip landowners with a new tool to mark their property.

  • New grants to help expand access to high-speed internet

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator District 47


    As your State Senator and a resident of a rural community, I understand the importance of having high-speed internet readily available. While broadband has increased in our state, some areas still lack access, affecting hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers – many of whom live in Senate District 47.

  • Farm Bill includes wins for Hoosiers

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate


    Agriculture is an essential part of the fabric that defines Indiana. Hoosier farmers are growing the food that feeds our families; biofuel producers are making the ethanol and biodiesel that drives our economy; and ag students and researchers are developing the technologies of tomorrow.

  • Promoting foster care

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan created National Foster Care Month for the month of May, aimed at bringing attention to the needs of foster children and recognizing those who work in the foster care system.

    As a former Indiana Department of Child Services caseworker, supporting foster children and their families is important to me, not just this month but year-round.