Check another item off the list for the development of Pulaski County’s proposed rail-served industrial park.
During Monday evening’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting, Pulaski County Economic Development Director Nathan Origer said he had received appraisals back on property the county has an interest in. Continue reading →
There has been no action yet, but Pulaski County may be inching closer to the implementation of its own Frost Law.
Discussion was had during Monday night’s meeting about when an ordinance might be completed. Under a frost law, commercial trucking traffic is disallowed from traveling on certain roadways between February and late April. That’s considered when concrete is in a deep thaw and susceptible to potholes. Continue reading →
Pulaski County is assembling information to enforce its own version of the Frost Law.
The law is already in effect in neighboring Starke County – which uses the ordinance as a way to prevent further damage to roadways. During Monday night’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting, Highway Department Superintendent Terry Ruff discussed the ordinance. Continue reading →
The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to make an investment in an Information Technology Department.
It was learned recently that Willie DeGroot, a Winamac-based small business owner who provides technology repair services for the County, will be ending his contract for services in 30 days or fewer. Continue reading →
The Pulaski County Commissioners accepted the letter of resignation of their Emergency Management Agency Director.
Larry Hoover told the Commissioners last night that he would leave his position effective August 1st. Allowing for several weeks to make the transition also will allow Hoover time to prepare certain grant applications for the county. Continue reading →
Items will be auctioned in about one week from one of Pulaski County’s historic venues.
Assets from inside the Pleasant View Rest Home will be sold on June 20th. The county home was shut down due to budgetary constraints earlier this year, but managed to pick up a landmark designation on the National Register of Historic Places.
Temperatures dropped overnight in Pulaski County and brought several inches of snowfall with it.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department got a bit of a preview for potentially hazardous conditions during this weekend’s accumulation. Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine says if conditions get bad, they will pair emergency responders with Highway Department vehicles. Continue reading →
Celebrate Pulaski County’s 175th birthday during this weekend’s Northern Indiana Power from the Past show at the Winamac Town Park. Birthday clown Megan Lee Shurn, who was among the 15 children chosen in 1989 to be in charge of the county’s bicentennial celebration in 2039 will be cutting and serving birthday cake at the entertainment stage at noon EDT on Sunday, July 21. The county was named for County Cashmir Pulaski, who was killed during the Revolutionary War during the attack on Savannah in 1779.
One of the weekend events that kicked off this year’s Pulaski County 4-H fair was the crowning of the 4-H Royalty. There were six students in the running, two were crowned queen and king and the others will serve as their court. Continue reading →
Mosquitoes can be more than a nuisance, they can be dangerous!
In extreme cases, mosquito-borne diseases can be spread through a bite including West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever and Malaria. With the game preserve and state park in the area, the concentration of insects is high.
Starke County roads are open for essential travel, such as trips to and from work or emergency situations. Pulaski County is still under a travel advisory warning, which means non-emergency travelers are subject to receiving tickets, and Marshall County is under no restriction whatsoever. Those decisions are made by the commissioners of each county.
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State troopers from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post are staying busy as a result of the snow that fell overnight into the early morning hours. They responded to 26 property damage crashes, 7 personal injury crashes, 30 slide off’s and 10 calls to assist motorists. The Lowell district includes Starke, Pulaski, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Newton and Jasper Counties. Motorists are reminded to travel cautiously, as roads remain wet, snow-covered and slushy. Slow down and allow plenty of stopping distance.
It’s a whole different kind of March Madness across the Kankakee Valley this morning. Roads are slick and snow-covered after a late season overnight snowstorm. This is making for hazardous travel. If you do have to be out, allow yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, and remember, ice and snow, take it slow. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, brake early and accelerate slowly. If you see a snow plow, stay back and give it plenty of room to operate. Don’t tailgate or try to pass a plow truck, as the roadway will be clearer behind the plow than in front of it.
You can check road conditions anywhere in the state by visiting www.trafficwise.in.gov or by dialing toll-free 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) for updated Indiana travel information, including road conditions, road closures, construction information and other traffic alerts.
Snow should taper off into flurries by midday, but additional snowfall is expected tonight and into tomorrow before temperatures warm up into the 40s by the middle of the week. Fortunately the snow will not be a factor for schools today, as most school systems within the WKVI listening area are on spring break this week. However, if we receive word of any other weather-related closings or delays we will pass it along on the closings and delays page at www.wkvi.com as well as on the air and on our Facebook page.
A hiring freeze for Pulaski County employees has been proving to be problematic for many county departments. Pulaski County Auditor Sheila Garling says that the hiring freeze prevents all departments from hiring new employees, causing several departments to find themselves in a predicament.