Greensburg, In. — State Representative Randy Frye, R-Greensburg, announced today that he will seek re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives from District 67.Frye was first elected in 2010. A retired professional firefighter, he serves as chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee and as a member of the Roads & Transportation and Utilities, Energy, and Telecom committees.“After much prayer and consideration, I’ve decided to once again be a candidate for reelection to Indiana’s House District 67,” Frye said.Frye noted that Indiana ranks in the top of almost every economic development category nationally. “With unemployment at or below 4 percent, jobs are available for Hoosiers,” he said.In 2017, $7.4 million in funding was awarded to maintain local roads and bridges as a result of the Community Crossing Grant program, a bill Frye co-authored.In September of 2017 the State of Indiana entered into a contract to purchase land in Lawrenceburg for the Fourth Port of Indiana, a project Frye has supported from the beginning.“Adding the forth port in Lawrenceburg and the additional infrastructure improvements to support it only enhance our ability grow our economy locally – and regionally — and keep our best and brightest here at home,” he said.In the 2017 legislative session local riverboat gaming revenue came under attack. Frye successfully led the effort to defend the vital revenue.For his work as author of many successful pieces of legislation covering a wide range of issues, Frye has been recognized as a Legislator of the Year or with other citations from various organizations. These include the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association for legislation allowing volunteer firefighters to serve as elected officials; the American Legion for legislation creating statewide veterans services officers, along with a dozen other bills passed by the Veterans and Public Safety Committee; the Indiana Fire Chiefs for his legislation leading to the approval of Indiana Task Force One, which responds to disasters in the state; and the Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, for his legislation promoting clean domestic natural gas as a motor vehicle fuel.“It is the greatest honor of my professional life to serve as your State Representative. I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Southeastern Indiana,” he said.Frye is the father of two and grandfather of six and resides on a small farm in rural Decatur County.House District 67 includes parts or all of Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties.
1 Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Chelsea manager.The 52-year-old was informed of his fate on Thursday afternoon after owner Roman Abramovich held extensive talks with senior club figures.Mourinho led Chelsea to the Premier League title only seven months ago and signed a new four-year contract in the summer.But this season has been an unmitigated disaster, with Monday night’s defeat to Leicester the club’s NINTH in just 16 games.That loss left the Blues just a point above the relegation zone and has prompted Abramovich, who publicly backed Mourinho in October, to swing the axe.It is the second time Mourinho has been sacked by the club.The Portuguese’s first spell as Chelsea boss ended in 2007 after a hugely successful three years during which he won the Premier League twice, as well as the FA Cup and League Cup [twice].He went on to win titles in Italy and Spain with Inter Milan and Real Madrid respectively before returning to the Stamford Bridge hotsteat amid much fanfare in 2013.His first year back at Chelsea ended without any silverware but last season he led to the club to the title and to League Cup glory.Now he has been dumped on the managerial scrapheap following a miserable campaign on and off the pitch for Mourinho.He has overseen the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history, while he also came under-fire for his treatment of club doctor Eva Carneiro, who left her position after being criticised in the media by Mourinho.A Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent.“All at Chelsea thank Jose for his immense contribution since he returned as manager in the summer of 2013.“His three league titles, FA Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup wins over two spells make him the most successful manager in our 110-year history. But both Jose and the board agreed results have not been good enough this season and believe it is in the best interests of both parties to go our separate ways.“The club wishes to make clear Jose leaves us on good terms and will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure at Chelsea. His legacy at Stamford Bridge and in England has long been guaranteed and he will always be warmly welcomed back to Stamford Bridge. “The club’s focus is now on ensuring our talented squad reaches its potential. There will be no further comment until a new appointment is made.”Attention will now turn to the identity of Mourinho’s successor.Guus Hiddink, who enjoyed a temporary spell in charge in 2009, has been tipped to return in an interim role.Pep Guardiola, Diego Simeone and Juande Ramos are also some of the names that have been linked with the job. Joe Mourinho