Just a few weeks into 2019, Pulaski Superior Court has already used up its annual budget for examination of prisoners and witness fees. Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher told the county council and commissioners Monday that the two line items had a combined $3,000 budgeted for this year. That money is used to hire doctors for the process of determining whether defendants are competent to stand trial.Continue reading
An update on local mental health care initiatives was given to the Pulaski County Commissioners last week.
During her annual report, Four County Counseling Center CEO Dr. Carrie Cadwell said the organization is partnering with Pulaski Memorial Hospital on a number of grant-funded projects.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will hear from a representative of the Save the Courthouse group tonight. The group formed after county officials unveiled a proposal last month to demolish the county’s 123-year-old courthouse and replace it with an addition to the Justice Center. At the time, Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston said the plan would address security and accessibility concerns, as well as a number of other issues, at about a third of the cost of renovating and expanding the existing courthouse.Continue reading
In the wake of last week’s school shooting in Florida, local school superintendents are taking steps to reassure parents and students. West Central Superintendent Don Street issued a letter to the local community Monday.
Local community mental health centers have seen changes in leadership in the past few months. Last month, Four County Counseling Center officially named Carrie Cadwell as its new CEO. The non-profit group serves Pulaski, Fulton, Cass, and Miami counties, with its corporate office and inpatient unit in Logansport.