Renovating the Pulaski County Courthouse will cost a bit more than preliminary estimates suggested. Architect Eric Rowland presented his final report to the county council and commissioners Monday.Continue reading
Pulaski County Council members continue asking for help, when it comes to cutting spending and increasing revenue. During Monday’s special council meeting, council member and former commissioner Ken Boswell said the last time the county faced a fiscal challenge on this scale, everyone worked together.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council is getting a clearer picture of the financial impact of a potential courthouse renovation project. Financial consultant Jeffrey Peters presented some revised estimates Monday, based on the most recent renovation plans presented by Rowland Design.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials continue voicing their concerns with courthouse security. They shared some of the most pressing needs during Tuesday’s presentation on potential renovation options.Continue reading
Upgrading the historic Pulaski County Courthouse could cost between $4.5 and $6 million. Residents and government leaders filled the Circuit Courtroom Tuesday to hear the preliminary findings of Rowland Design’s facilities study.Continue reading
Races are almost set for town elections in North Judson and Medaryville. Thursday was the filing deadline for towns that didn’t have a May primary.Continue reading
With Medaryville and Monterey expected to hold town elections this fall, the Pulaski County Election Board will discuss other potential uses for its 2019 election budget when it meets today. Board members will also start working on their 2020 budget proposal.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
With less than a week left for candidates to file to run in the May primary, many incumbents remain unopposed. As of Friday afternoon, the only local contested race was for Knox clerk-treasurer. Colleen Hodge and Cyndi Mann-Kidder are vying for the Democratic Party nomination, according to the Starke County Clerk’s Office. Incumbent Jeff Houston is not seeking another term.Continue reading
Three Democrats filed to run for office in the City of Knox on the first day of filing Wednesday. Mayor Dennis Estok and District 3 City Council Member Jeff V. Berg both filed for reelection, according to the Starke County Clerk’s Office, while Colleen A. Hodge filed to run for clerk-treasurer. Incumbent Jeff Houston is not seeking another term.Continue reading
Candidates wishing to file for office for this year’s Municipal Election cycle can do so in the county clerk’s office in Starke County and Pulaski County today.Continue reading
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.”
Six candidates are vying to become the next Pulaski County clerk. Republican precinct committee members will make a decision during a caucus this evening at 5:15 EST at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac.
A caucus has been scheduled to choose the next Pulaski County Clerk. Republican precinct committee members will meet Tuesday, December 18 at 5:15 p.m. EST at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac, according to a notice from Party Chair Dan Murphy.
Pulaski County has renewed some court technology agreements for 2019. Last week, the commissioners approved and signed the annual equipment and database maintenance agreements with CSI, at the request of Lynn Wilder with the Clerk’s Office. “It is $10,886 for the maintenance agreement on the equipment, which includes the servers, the scanners, and such, and the database agreement is $1,520,” she explained. “This is the same as what we’ve had previously. It’s just a renewal.”
Pulaski County’s General Election results were officially certified by the county election board last week. Lynn Wilder with the Clerk’s Office says the process is mainly a formality, since the necessary paperwork had already been submitted to the state. As part of the certification process, Wilder says the board members signed a printout of the election results, which then has to be kept in the county’s records for a certain period of time.
The acceptance of provisional ballots did not change the outcome of any of last week’s races in Pulaski County. Lynn Wilder with the Clerk’s Office says that of the 16 provisional votes cast, seven were found to be valid by the county election board Tuesday.
Voters head to the polls today, but several Starke and Pulaski County residents have already cast their ballots. The Starke County Clerk’s Office reports that 1,795 voted early in-person. Another 232 Starke County residents voted by mail, while 35 voted by travel board.
Anyone who plans to work the polls on Election Day is required by state law to attend training beforehand.
At Monday’s Pulaski County Election Board meeting, a reminder was issued that poll worker training for the county will be held twice this coming Friday on November 2nd. Continue reading