Pulaski County Officials Suggest Moving Circuit Court to Justice Center Basement, Judge Opposed

Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn discusses the proposed relocation of circuit court with the county council and commissioners.

Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn continues to push for increased security at the courthouse. He told the county council and commissioners last week that violent outbursts in and around the courtroom, as well as other county offices, are becoming more and more frequent. Continue reading

Pulaski County Contributes $30,000 for Indian Trails Career Cooperative’s Pursuit of Matching Grant

Pulaski County has decided to chip in $30,000 to help the Indian Trails Career Cooperative upgrade its equipment and train teachers. Indian Trails requested $100,000 from each of the five counties it serves to apply for a Skill UP grant from the state. Any money committed locally would be matched three-to-one, if Indian Trails is selected.

Continue reading

Updated Tippy’s Revolving Loan Request Approved by Pulaski County Commissioners

The Pulaski County Commissioners have again taken action to approve a Winamac restaurant’s revolving loan request. Tippy’s has been asking for financing to help cover the cost of moving to a larger space. The county commissioners had conditionally approved the request twice already, but each time, it had to be changed to address various concerns.

Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners Plan to Revisit Employee Comp Time Policy

It may soon be easier for Pulaski County employees to use their comp time for needed medical procedures. The issue came up during Monday’s county commissioners meeting. It was learned that an employee in the Assessor’s Office is scheduled to have a knee replacement in January and planned to use 42 hours of comp time that she’d accumulated.

Continue reading

Pulaski County to Pay for Hepatitis Shots for Maintenance Staff

Concerns about hepatitis have Pulaski County vaccinating its maintenance staff.

The county commissioners agreed Tuesday to cover the cost of hepatitis shots for maintenance workers, at the request of Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston.

“My folks work in the jail all the time,” he explained. “We’re back in the cell blocks. We’re in the kitchen. There’s always maintenance to do over there, things to fix. And there is a presence of hepatitis in the jail.” Continue reading