Ambulance Bids, Bridge Contract to be Discussed During Pulaski County Commissioners Meeting

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

Ambulance bids are expected to be discussed during this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. The EMS Department had planned to purchase a truck this year. County officials have also been exploring the possibility of renting an ambulance or using a lease purchase agreement to spread out the payments.

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‘Save the Pulaski County Courthouse Group’ Offers Safety, Security Recommendations

As Pulaski County officials consider long-term facilities plans, the Save the Courthouse group has come up with some recommendations to address safety and security concerns in the meantime. A list of two proposed solutions was presented to the county council Monday. One involves locking all the doors except for one set, and creating a single point of entry staffed by an officer.

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Knox Community Schools Accounts Earned Over $121,000 in Interest in 2018

The Knox Community School Corporation made more than $121,000 in interest off of its cash reserves in 2018. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart gave the annual investment report to the board of finance Tuesday. “On our checking account through the calendar year 2018, we’ve received $116,139.16 in interest, which is awesome,” he said, “because a few years ago, we were getting nothing, almost, out of that.”

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Marshall County Grand Jury to Investigate Eastern Pulaski School Bus Crash

Marshall County Deputy Prosecutor Matt Sarber and Prosecutor Nelson Chipman answer questions during Thursday’s press conference

Whether or not there will be criminal charges stemming from last month’s fatal crash involving an Eastern Pulaski school bus will depend on input from a Marshall County grand jury. Owen Abbott, 13, was killed, when the school bus he was riding on was reportedly struck from behind, by a truck driven by Tylor Perry.

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Pulaski County Council Votes to Give Chief Deputy Coroner a Pay Raise

After months of discussions, the Pulaski County Council has finally agreed to give the chief deputy coroner a pay raise. Council members voted six-to-one Monday to pay the chief deputy coroner 82 percent of what the coroner makes. That will amount to almost $8,100 a year, which is more than four times the current pay level. Mike Tiede cast the lone opposing vote.

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Culver Town Council Gets Preview of WinterFest Plans

Plans for next month’s WinterFest were presented to the Culver Town Council last week. Organizer Tony Sellers said the event will be held February 8 through 10, and many of last year’s attractions will be returning. “Last year, we added on the ice fights and the beer garden, which went really well,” he said. “The ice fights – it was a huge success. We were seeing a lot of seasonal residents back in town that weekend, was what we really noticed, which was good.”

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