Erin Houchin Sworn in as State Senator for District 47 PDF Print E-mail

Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and her family, Senator-elect Erin Houchin took the oath of office today, officially becoming the State Senator representing District 47. Houchin was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

Houchin, one of eight new members of the Indiana Senate, will serve all of Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County. She fills the Senate seat previously held by State Sen. Richard Young.

“I am very passionate about promoting the growth and stability of Southern Indiana,” Houchin said. “I am eager to start work at the Statehouse and support policies that create jobs and keep taxes low. As a wife and mother to three children, it is a priority to empower parents and invest in educational opportunities for our future generations.”

Houchin is a 2007 graduate of the Indiana Leadership Forum (ILF) and elected President of her class. She received the ILF Founder’s Award for achievements in politics. In 2008, Houchin was one of 50 women from throughout the world selected to attend the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She is also a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

Houchin and her husband, Dustin, live in Salem with their three children.

Residents in Senate District 47 can contact Houchin by telephone at 1-800-382-9467, by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Her virtual office can be found online at

2015 budget includes pay increase for employees PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:46

In addition to approving the county’s 2015 budget, which exceeds more than $5 million, the council also approved several individual budgets at their regular meeting on October 6.

WW wins, Salem, EHS fall; sectional pairings announced PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00

The West Washington Senators started the year 4-0, but had lost three in a row heading into last Friday’s game at Eastern Greene.
The Senators got back on the winning side and improved to 5-3 with a 28-14 win heading into Friday’s showdown against Salem.

Frustration setting in over delay in opening of renovated jail PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:12

Commissioner David Brown and Sheriff Claude Combs vented their frustrations about the delay in the jail opening at the commissioner's regular meeting Oct. 7.

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EHS volleyball team beats Salem PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:41

The Eastern High School volleyball team avenged an early season loss to the Salem Lady Lions.
The Lady Musketeers won on Sept. 29 at SHS, 19-25, 25-18, 36-34, 27-25 eastern.

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