Search for New Pulaski Superior Court Judge Continues, Temporary Arrangements Planned

Preparations are underway for the retirement of Pulaski Superior Court Judge Patrick Blankenship.

Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn presented the county council with a court order Monday that explains the process. “So essentially, the applications are still open for Superior Court until April 24,” Shurn said. “The Supreme Court will not let a court sit vacant, so on day one, they’ll have somebody in there. So that order basically says they’re transferring me to Superior Court, so I get to do both courts. And then they’re going to provide a senior judge for x number of days, as needed.”

Blankenship’s retirement will take effect April 3. The temporary arrangements will continue until the Indiana Governor’s Office appoints a replacement.