• Helping Hoosiers with epilepsy

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    A number of young Hoosiers throughout the state suffer from certain forms of epilepsy that are unresponsive to traditional methods of medical treatment.

    Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, has shown documented effectiveness in managing the symptoms of severe epilepsy in about 80 percent of cases like these. Last month, a law I co-authored went into effect permitting a person to possess CBD oil if they or someone in their care has been diagnosed with severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy.

  • Houchin joins Holcomb for INSPECT announcement

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) joined Gov. Eric Holcomb and members of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Thursday to announce the statewide integration of Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program, INSPECT, into electronic health records.

    The integration of INSPECT will enable prescribers to quickly and efficiently search a patient’s previous prescription history at no cost to the facility or individual practitioner. Indiana will be the seventh state to implement this type of program.

  • Buchson’s office to host office hours Tuesday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The office of Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. will hold office hours in Tell City on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the second floor of City Hall. 

    Appointments will be scheduled in 15 minute increments from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on a first come, first served basis and can be arranged by emailing scheduling.bucshon@mail.house.gov.

  • 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.