Pulaski Commissioners Finalize Contract with Architect for Courthouse Renovation

The Pulaski County Commissioners have officially hired an architect for the courthouse renovation and justice center expansion. On Monday, the commissioners finalized a contract with Rowland Design. That’s the same firm the county used for the preliminary plans. Rowland’s fee will be 9.5 percent of the total project cost with $5,000 due up-front.

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Federal Rules May Exclude Barbershops, Hair Salons from Knox COVID-19 Grants

Knox businesses will soon be able to apply for COVID-19 response grants from the city, but some of those hit particularly hard may not qualify. The city was recently awarded $250,000 in federal funding through the state’s COVID-19 Response Program. That money will be used “to provide working capital to local businesses for job retention.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners Declare Public Health Emergency

Screenshot from commissioners meeting video stream on Pulaski County, Indiana, Government Facebook page

Pulaski County has declared a public health emergency. A resolution declaring the emergency was approved by the county commissioners Monday. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer explained that it will make Pulaski County eligible for federal reimbursement for certain COVID-19-related expenses.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Discuss Business Loans Today

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners will discuss a couple business loans this morning. They’ll consider a revolving loan request from Kinder LLC, and Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer is expected to give an update on Winamac Coil Spring’s loan. An appointment of an at-large Community Development Commission member will also be presented for the commissioners’ review.

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Pulaski County Council Votes to Support Courthouse Renovation Plan

A plan to renovate the Pulaski County Courthouse and expand the Justice Center has gotten the support of the county council, but not without a few concerns. Back in December, the county commissioners agreed to pursue a project that would restore the courthouse and install a security checkpoint, but move Circuit Court to the Justice Center. On Monday, the county council voted six-to-one to support the project and try to fund it.

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