The Pulaski-White Rural Telephone Cooperative has gotten a $19 million loan from the USDA to boost broadband service in the Star City and Buffalo areas. It’s part of more than $86 million in loans to six telecommunications providers announced by USDA Rural Development this week.Continue reading
Hamlet officials are still working on a plan to get a new home built on a piece of town-owned land. During Wednesday’s zoning board meeting, Board Member Brian Earnest said town officials have opted to accept sealed bids for the property at Lincoln and Pearl streets, but there are still several logistics to be worked out.Continue reading
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
Supporting rural entrepreneurship will be the focus of next month’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit. This year’s event, which will be held on April 9 will feature a “Powering Rural” panel discussion.Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s stepping up its efforts to modernize rural America’s water infrastructure. USDA Rural Development says it has more than $4 billion in loans available for rural communities with up to 10,000 residents. That’s a significant funding increase from last year.
A public hearing about an estimated $2.7 million Wastewater Plant improvement project was approved by Knox City Council members and added to the agenda during their meeting Tuesday evening. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight on proposed water and sewer upgrades. The town plans to pursue a loan through the State Revolving Fund, as well as grant funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, to rehabilitate the two water towers, add a well, and upgrade the existing well pumps, among other improvements.
North Judson residents will have a chance to weigh in on proposed water and sewer upgrades. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the town hall, before the regular town council meeting at 6:30. It’s a required step before the town can pursue financing for the projects.
The North Judson Town Council is taking steps to upgrade the town’s water infrastructure. Council members voted Monday to proceed with a plan to rehabilitate the two water towers, add a well, and upgrade the existing well pumps, among other improvements.
The North Judson Town Council is a step closer to making a decision on potential water and wastewater upgrades. Vince Sommers with Commonwealth Engineers discussed a cost-savings analysis with council members last week. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council continues gathering information about how to pay for potential water and wastewater upgrades. Commonwealth Engineers is suggesting nearly $1.9 million in improvements to the town’s combined sewer overflow system and another $1.5 million for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant. Water infrastructure upgrades are also planned. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council is trying to figure out how to pay for some much-needed utility projects, while minimizing the impact on utility rates. Representatives from Commonwealth Engineers and accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates met with the council Monday to discuss the projects and possible funding options. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is beginning the process of updating plans for the town’s wastewater facilities. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson continues to move ahead with its efforts to get funding to help update some of the plans for the town’s wastewater facilities. Commonwealth Engineers plans to update the long-term control plan for the town’s wastewater treatment plant. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson continues to move forward with its efforts to obtain grant funding for its water tower rehabilitation project. Clerk-treasurer Alicia Collins says the grant application has been submitted, and now the town is waiting for official approval. Continue reading
The United States Department of Agriculture is giving itself a pat on the back discussing programs available to rural residents in Indiana.
The staff at the USDA Rural Development offices in LaPorte and Plymouth will be transferring to the Knox office. The offices in LaPorte and Plymouth are closing.
The move will be complete today but the staff will not have access to their computers until Tuesday, January 17th.