Pulaski County Commissioners, Council Change Venue for Tonight’s Meeting

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter

The Pulaski County Commissioners will meet tonight at 6 p.m. ET for their regularly scheduled meeting, but there has been a change of venue because officials expect a large crowd due to a controversial agenda item. Both the commissioners meeting and the meeting of the county council at 5 p.m. ET have been moved to the circuit courtroom, located on the second floor of the Pulaski County Courthouse.

The commissioners met in an executive session Wednesday afternoon to discuss a personnel matter, and County Attorney Kevin Tankersley said the meeting was called to discuss information in regards to two county employees who had been suspended with pay. Officials have not released any information as to why Highway Superintendent Kenny Becker and secretary Lin Morrison were suspended, but said a decision as to the employees’ fate will likely be made during the meeting tonight.

Whether the commissioners will decide to terminate the pair or suspend them without pay is not yet known, but a decision is expected to be announced this evening.

The commissioners also previously ordered that the locks at the county highway garage be changed, but all discussion regarding the cause of the suspension has taken place behind closed doors.