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  • Party caucus today will fill District 74 seat


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host a Republican Party caucus at 6 p.m. today to fill the Indiana District 74 seat vacated by Lloyd Arnold. The district consists of all or portions of Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer counties. The candidate nominated will serve out the remainder of Arnold’s two-year term, which will conclude at the end of 2018.

  • Hoosier politicians take thousands from pharmaceutical companies



    Larry Bucshon is a firm fighter of Indiana’s opioid epidemic. The Eighth District congressman was in the area this week meeting with Vanderburgh County’s Substance Abuse Council and touting a drug take-back initiative at Walgreen’s. Last year, he sponsored a bill meant to widen treatment options for those battling addiction.

    But according to campaign finance records, he also received thousands of dollars from a company accused of perpetuating the very problem Bucshon’s trying to curb.

  • Roberson wants to fill District 74 vacancy




    LEOPOLD – Mary Roberson, who has led Perry Central Community School since 2003, has thrown her hat into the political ring, filing to fill the vacancy created by the resignation earlier this month of District 74 State Rep. Lloyd Arnold.

    Arnold, a Crawford County Republican who had served the district since late 2012, stepped down from office after being asked to serve as director of law enforcement for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He began his new duties Oct. 23.

  • Houchin receives perfect voting record from pro-family group

    SALEM – State Sen. Erin Houchin was recently recognized by the Indiana Family Institute for maintaining a perfect voting record on their legislative scorecard for the 2017 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly. The scorecard includes legislation on abortion, religious freedom, tax hikes and other matters.

  • Trump’s ‘unworkable’ executive order destabilizes health care markets

    Tim Lanane

    Guest Columnist


    Since the start of the Affordable Care Act  and the expansion of Medicaid through the HIP 2.0 program, over half a million Hoosiers have gained access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. This lowered Indiana’s uninsured rate to just eight percent.

    Unfortunately, President Trump and his administration have put it all at risk by gutting access to the ability to apply and by signing the latest executive order to intentionally destabilize the health insurance marketplace.

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  • It’s what we do that counts

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, Home on the Range. You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouraging word”? That is not the United States right now. It feels like pretty much everywhere I turn, all I hear is discouragement.

  • Arnold takes DNR post; will leave legislature




    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County’s voice in the Indiana House of Representatives since 2012 will leave elected office later this month for a leadership position with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Cameron Clark announced Wednesday morning that State Rep. Lloyd B. Arnold had been appointed director of law enforcement for DNR. He will begin his new job Oct. 23.

  • Exercising our right of free speech

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75


    The Brookings Institute recently released a survey with alarming results. A large fraction of college students in the U.S. “. . . believe it is acceptable to act – including resorting to violence – to shut down expression they consider offensive.”