More than half of registered voters in Starke and Pulaski Counties cast ballots in last month’s General Election, according to figures released by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office. Continue reading
Former Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer and Chief Deputy Ronnie Patrick are facing multiple charges after being indicted by a grand jury.
Discussion of security at the Pulaski County Courthouse carried over from the joint session into the County Council meeting, Monday night.
The Pulaski County Clerk’s office is asking the county boards to consider some additional security.
Pulaski County is taking steps to begin finalizing a contract for upgrades at the 911 dispatch center.
For several months, Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine has been discussing the process for meeting new state radio and communications requirements. Part of that is the installation of new dispatch consoles and service requirements.
Pulaski County is looking to protect itself when major infrastructure work starts locally at some point in the future.
On Monday night, the County’s Highway Department approached the Pulaski County Commissioners with a “Road Use” Agreement. The contract is expected to be signed with NIPSCO as work continues on the Reynolds-Topeka Electric Transmission Line.
The route is set for this fall’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. The event, patterned after the Olympic torch relay, will start in Corydon on Sept. 9 and travel more than 3,200 miles through all 92 counties. Corydon was chosen as the starting destination as it was Indiana’s original capitol.
More than 2,000 torchbearers will shepherd the flame through the state along a route designed to showcase Indiana’s natural beauty, local interest and historic significance to the state. Each county’s bicentennial committee solicited nominees to carry the torch. That list is being vetted at the state level now. Continue reading
The state of the Pulaski County economy is a mixed bag according to CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer.
During Tuesday evening’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit, Origer gave his State of the Pulaski County Economy Address. In it, he highlighted several of the positive steps the county has taken to build capacity for businesses, and to improve the quality of life within the county.
Upgrades have been ongoing at the Pulaski County Justice Center that the Sheriff hopes will be able to prevent inmate misbehavior.
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an opinion in a case initially filed in Pulaski County.
The demolition of Winamac’s Long Branch Hotel required a bit of a change in plans from the town. Pulaski County had planned to provide trucks to haul away debris, while the town agreed to take care of the actual demolition work. Continue reading
Pulaski County has brought an area farm into compliance with local zoning laws, but also opened the possibility for future expansion.
The Pulaski County Election Board has taken another step toward implementing its vote center plan, this time with the purchase of technology contracts.
The Pulaski County Commissioners have taken steps to update its development ordinances.
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.
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.
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.
Pulaski County has announced the hire of a full-time Information Technology Director.
A bookkeeping position in the Highway Department opened for reasons that have led to some quarrelsome exchanges between the Pulaski County Commissioners.
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.