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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Pulaski County Council Debates Funding Arrangements for Recent Facilities Proposal

Funding arrangements for the recent facilities plan that called for the demolition of the Pulaski County Courthouse were approved by the county council Monday, but not without some debate. Newly-elected council member Kathi Thompson was concerned that the county commissioners didn’t ask for council members’ opinions before hiring an architectural firm.

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Hamlet Police Department Responded to More Than 1,200 Calls in 2018

The Hamlet Police Department’s 2018 statistics were presented during last week’s town council meeting. Council President Dave Kesvormas read through some of the numbers, “The general calls of service was 1,209. We had 50 accidents, 471 traffic stops, 75 citations. Adults arrested are 28, and assist to other agencies: 68, counting medical.”

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Culver Community Schools Working on a ‘More Proactive Approach to Discipline’

The Culver Community Schools Corporation is overhauling its student discipline system. “We are working on a trauma-recognized discipline system that all our teachers are being trained on,” Superintendent Karen Shuman says, “in order to help offset any type of negative consequences for discipline in more of a proactive approach to discipline.”

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Consider Bus Number Retirement, School Calendars Tonight

In the wake of last month’s fatal school bus accident, the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation may be retiring the number 16 as a bus number. The school board will consider a resolution tonight prohibiting the use of the number 16 on any of the corporation’s buses, out of respect for those affected by last month’s accident.

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Culver Council Member Taking Aim at Deer Population

A special hunt to control Culver’s deer population was suggested by Town Council Member Bill Cleavenger during last week’s meeting. He said he thinks the deer population is getting out of hand. “There’s some movement within the various county areas to consider approaching the DNR for a special hunt,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything, obviously, we can do now, but my suggestion is that we contact the DNR, find out what we might have to do for next year.”

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Tax Abatement Requests to be Considered by Pulaski County Council Tonight

Public hearings over three potential tax abatements will be held during tonight’s Pulaski County Council meeting. Council members have recently taken steps to make the JSI Steel and IBC Thermoplastics properties eligible for abatements, along with a site near U.S. 421 and County Road 200 South that’s being considered for a potential value-added agriculture business.

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