Pulaski Health Department Faces 50-Percent Budget Reduction

Pulaski County will be considering its fiscal year budget in August, but the Pulaski County Health Department must first reduce its expenses by a significant margin.

The Health Department has seen a reduction in revenue due a reduction in the number of immunizations provided. Tax draws have also been reduced, impacting several departments in Pulaski County.
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Pulaski Commissioners Express Dissatisfaction with Fairgrounds Site

Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady

Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady

The Pulaski County Commissioners may soon investigate the possibility of changing the location of the Pulaski County Fair.

This year’s fair carried on, but changed the location of several events due to heavy rainfall and flooding in the Winamac area. The Pulaski County Fair and 4-H grounds are located near the Winamac Town Park next to the Tippecanoe River.
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Pulaski County EMS Increasing Accountability with Narcotic Box Purchases

Pulaski County CourthouseThe Pulaski County Council agreed to transfer funds to help improve the security of certain EMS equipment.

$6,200 was requested to be transferred to help purchase new narcotic boxes. The current equipment used by Pulaski County allows for easy entrance to medicine that could be stolen or abused without being able to track the supplies.
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Pulaski Sheriff Looking to Alter Department Wages

Pulaski County CourthouseBudget season is not quite here, but the Pulaski County Sheriff is looking to keep some of his deputies around a bit longer.

During last night’s Pulaski County Council meeting, Sheriff Jeff Richwine explained his solution to what he sees as a longevity problem in the department. By offering incentives for employees who stay onboard with the department, Richwine believes it will raise the quality of their enforcement, but also prevent turnover.
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Pulaski County Transfer Station May Soon Accept Credit Card Payments

Pulaski County CourthousePulaski County is about to make trash disposal a bit easier at their Transfer Station.

A credit/debit card machine will be installed to accept payments for items being disposed that will avoid inconveniencing businesses and individuals who happen to take advantage of the service.
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Pulaski County Recommends E-Poll Book Purchase

Plenty of consideration has led to a recommendation from the Pulaski County Election Board to purchase E-poll books.

The Election Board met Wednesday morning to further discuss using the devices in Pulaski County’s election activities. Starke and Marshall County’s have proposed similar measures.
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Council, Judge Confer on Security at Pulaski Courthouse

Pulaski County CourthousePulaski County Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn is hoping to work with the County Council to increase security.

The comments came earlier this week during a joint session of the County Commissioners and Council. Judge Shurn says he has formed a committee to review safety and make proposals, but addressed the two bodies to ensure they were cooperating.
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Pulaski County Part-Time Employees To See Pay Changes

Pulaski County CourthouseProbationary wages for new part-time EMS employees will be eliminated.

The Pulaski County Council on Monday night reviewed a revised salary ordinance which specifies wages for various positions. A committee worked to set wages for new hires, but council members had problems with the way starting pay for employees is set.
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Ongoing Wheel Tax Discussions Endorsed by Pulaski Commissioners

Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady

Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady

A wheel tax has been recommended for further consideration in Pulaski County.

The fee – assessed annually against motorists during their license plate renewal – has been discussed for a few weeks in area counties to improve and maintain roads. The Pulaski County Commissioners considered the item prior to a joint meeting with the County Council next week.
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Pulaski County Election Board Discusses Use of E-Poll Books

The Pulaski County Election Board is working to make a few decisions about e-poll books.

During their meeting this morning at the Pulaski County Courthouse, board members discussed using the technology in future elections. The board was given approval by the Pulaski County Commissioners and Council to utilize the technology.

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Town Council Considers Pricing for Section of Winamac Parkway

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Town of Winamac furthered discussions on a project that looks to create walking trails in the community.

During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, pricing for a section of the Winamac Parkway was reviewed. That walking trail is being developed along with other similar projects.
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Pulaski County Continues HCI Project with Community Forum

Pulaski County had a strong showing for collecting surveys, but now additional information needs to be gathered.

As part of its Hometown Collaborative Initiative, Pulaski County’s oversight committee will be hosting a community forum. The forum will allow community members to better explain their answers on the survey, as well as find out more about what other residents prioritize.
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Suspicious Vehicle Report Leads To Found Stolen Vehicle in Pulaski County

 A vehicle reported stolen on Thursday has been located in Pulaski County.

The Pulaski County Dispatch received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Friday morning in the area of country road 900 South and county road 1200 West. According to the caller, the 1997 Mercury van was sitting along the side of the roadway.
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Man Turns Himself In On Sexual Misconduct Warrant

A Culver man turned himself into Plymouth Police on Monday after he was accused of sexual contact with a minor several months ago.

Plymouth police say they received a phone call from 43-year-old Joey Maxon who stated he would be waiting for officers at the Wal-Mart in Plymouth. Maxon had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Pulaski County. He was taken into custody.
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Pulaski County Receives Funds For Blight Elimination

Pulaski County CourthouseSeveral applicants in Indiana have been awarded funds to help fight blighted homes.

According to the Lt. Governor’s office dozens of municipalities and counties received funds from the BEP, otherwise known as the Blight Elimination Program. Among those receiving dollars is Pulaski County.
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CAGIT Fund Proposal May Lack Statewide Support

Pulaski County Economic DevelopmentEfforts that could potentially benefit Pulaski County’s economic development may have a difficult time gaining support in Indianapolis.

Representatives of the Pulaski County Economic Development Organization say there is language in the Indiana Code restricting use of County Adjusted Gross Income Tax, or CAGIT funds. Those restrictions specify that monies generated through the tax are to be used only for the maintenance and operations of the Pulaski County Justice Center.
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Bill Could Disband Pulaski Superior Court

 Legislation was recently filed in Indianapolis that could have implications for Pulaski County.

Senate Bill 58, if signed into law, would eliminate the Pulaski County Superior Court by January 1st, 2019. The bill would also remove certain appointment privileges in other counties. Continue reading

Freezing Rain Advisory In Effect Through Mid-Morning

A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect through mid-morning for parts of the WKVI listening area. The National Weather Service warns that an area of freezing rain will move slowly northeast across northern Indiana and northeast Ohio this morning. The advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Central for Starke, Marshall and Pulaski Counties as well as areas to the south and east. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing by late morning and allow ice to melt. Light ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch are expected before the temperatures rise. This will be enough to make roads and sidewalks slick and potentially hazardous, so leave yourself some extra travel time and be extra careful on bridges and overpasses. They will be the first pavement surfaces to freeze.