Pulaski County Government Offices to Be Responsible for IT Costs, County Council Raises Questions

Pulaski County government offices with technology needs will now have to find money to pay for them out of their own budgets. For the past few years, those expenses had come under the IT Department’s budget, but it was recently disbanded, after it apparently used up all its money for the year. Last week, the commissioners officially voted to have individual departments cover their own IT costs, until they can reach a long-term solution.

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Pulaski County Election Board Considering Funding for Future Voting Machine Upgrades

The Pulaski County Election Board is planning to start budgeting for voting machine upgrades. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require voting machines to have a “voter verifiable paper audit trail” by the end of 2029. Adding the necessary printers to Pulaski County’s machines is estimated to cost $45,000.

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Pulaski County Election Board, Commissioners to Consider Resolution Tonight

Since Pulaski County won’t have to hold a primary election this year, a resolution saying how much money the county will save will be up for approval tonight. The county election board is expected to consider the resolution when it meets tonight at 5:30 EDT. The resolution would then go to the county commissioners at their 6:00 p.m. meeting. Both meetings will be held in the Pulaski County Courthouse.

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Pulaski County Will Not Hold Primary Election This Year

Pulaski County will not be holding a primary election this May, due to a lack of contested races. The county election board made it official Thursday, by formally approving a motion not to have a primary this year. Clerk JoLynn Behny explained, “The only two municipalities that are having elections are the Town of Medaryville – and they have no contested seats, and nobody is running for Medaryville town clerk – and the Town of Monterey has chosen to have a convention.”

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Pulaski County Council Finalizes Pay Raise for Chief Deputy Coroner

Pulaski County Council: back row: Mike Tiede, Kathi Thompson, Brian Young; front row: Scott Hinkle, Rudy DeSabatine, Jay Sullivan (not pictured: Ken Boswell)

The Pulaski County Council has finalized a significant pay raise for Chief Deputy Coroner Jon Frain, but not without some opposition. Council members approved a pair of wage revisions Monday.

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JoLynn Behny Named Pulaski County Clerk

Pulaski County Republican Party Chair Dan Murphy congratulates JoLynn Behny, following her selection as county clerk.

Pulaski County has a new clerk. JoLynn Behny was selected for the position during a Republican Party caucus Tuesday. “Thank you very much,” she told precinct committee members after her selection was announced. “I will do my best to live up to your expectations and support the Republican Party and push the county forward. Thank you very much.”

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