Pulaski County Council to Continue Discussing Courthouse Renovation Tonight

The proposed renovation of the Pulaski County Courthouse and expansion of the Justice Center will continue to be discussed during tonight’s county council meeting. The estimated $7.7 million project would add a security checkpoint to the north entrance of the courthouse, while Circuit Court would move out of the building and into an expanded Justice Center.

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Pulaski County Veterans Court Receives Full Certification as Efforts to Launch Family Court Continue

Now that Pulaski County’s Veterans Treatment Court is fully certified, the county is seeking funds to launch another problem-solving court. Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher told the county commissioners Monday that the veterans court got its certification on January 24, following a two-day review by the state.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Get Security Update, Appoint Plan Commission Member

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to get a security update from Maintenance Director Mia Salyers this morning. Salyers will also discuss a policy amendment. Sheriff Jeff Richwine will likely revisit the possible addition of a work release center in the Justice Center basement.

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Judges Spar with County Attorney over Pulaski County Court Program Grants

Pulaski County’s judges are worried that resistance from the auditor and county attorney is putting court programs in jeopardy.

In a lengthy and heated discussion during Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Circuit Court Judge Mary Welker said the county’s seen great success with its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, but when coordinator Dr. Natalie Daily Federer tried to renew its funding, Auditor Laura Wheeler prevented it.

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