Pulaski County Commissioners Hire Contractor to Finish Courthouse Restrooms

The restrooms at the Pulaski County Courthouse should be in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act within the next two weeks. The county commissioners Monday approved a contract with White’s General Contracting to finish the project. Maintenance supervisor Jeff Johnston says three portable restrooms will be provided in the meanwhile, and notes one is ADA compliant. Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Tourism Advertising Campaign

The Pulaski County Commissioners yesterday approved a scaled-back tourism marketing campaign. CDC Executive Director Nathan P. Origer has clashed with the county executives for several weeks over their reluctance to purchase cable television advertising in the Chicago market. He started his presentation to the commissioners with an apology for storming out of their last meeting. Continue reading

Pulaski Commissioners to Consider Revised Tourism Advertising Proposal, Restroom Renovations

Pulaski County Commissioners: Bud Krohn Jr., Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners will once again revisit tourism advertising this morning. Last month, they rejected a proposal from the Community Development Commission to run commercials on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area, as well as buy some online advertising. Continue reading

Lack of Action on Tourism Advertising Frustrates Pulaski County CDC

Pulaski County Commissioners: Bud Krohn Jr., Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

Tourism advertising has been tabled for a third time by the Pulaski County Commissioners. The issue appeared to be put to rest at their last meeting, when they opted not to act on the Community Development Commission’s proposal to run advertising on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area. However, the topic was brought back to the commissioners Monday by CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer, only to have it tabled once again. Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners Move Toward County Home Sale

Pleasant View Rest Home

Pulaski County officials are close to deciding how to dispose of the former Pleasant View Rest Home. CDC Executive Director Nathan P. Origer says the property has been split into two parcels to separate the actual home from the barn and REACT building, which are still used by the county. However, the new deeds reflecting the split have not yet been recorded. Continue reading

Debate Over TV Ads Expected to Resume in Pulaski County

Pulaski County Commissioners: Bud Krohn Jr., Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to revisit a television advertising proposal to promote the county’s recreational amenities when they meet today. During their most recent meeting, the commissioners expressed skepticism at the effectiveness of advertising on cable television in the Chicago market and instead suggested the CDC use the internet to promote the county. Continue reading