North Judson Council Votes to Proceed with Community Center Project, Delays Additional Decisions

NJCommunityCenterEfforts to build a community center in North Judson continue, as town officials consider a potential location. Organizers had previously planned to apply this week for grant funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help cover the cost of building a new community center on donated land north of the town’s fire station. Continue reading

North Judson to Consider Road Plan

North Judson Water TowerNorth Judson may be the next town to consider applying for a new road funding grant from the state. As part of the Community Crossings program from the Indiana Department of Transportation, towns like North Judson are able to apply for a matching grant, using money from their Rainy Day Fund or the recent distribution of Local Option Income Tax Funds for the local share. Continue reading

Pulaski County Hometown Collaboration Initiative Team Picks Building Block

Pulaski County Economic DevelopmentThe Pulaski County Hometown Collaboration Initiative Team has chosen one of three “building blocks” as part of the ongoing partnership between the state, Purdue and Ball State Universities. The program seeks to help small communities expand their pipeline of local leaders, strengthen and expand jobs by building on existing economic assets and improve attractiveness and quality of life of their hometowns. Pulaski County is one of seven communities chosen by the state to participate. Continue reading

Pulaski County Named Hometown Collaboration Initiative Finalist

Pulaski County Economic DevelopmentPulaski County is one of Indiana’s inaugural Hometown Collaboration Initiative communities. The program seeks to help small communities expand their pipeline of local leaders, strengthen and expand jobs by building on existing economic assets and improve attractiveness and quality of life of their hometowns. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman offered her congratulations via YouTube video announcement, saying she’s a strong proponent of growing rural Indiana. Continue reading