Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is available
The Pulaski County Community Foundation (PCCF) is happy to announce that the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program will be made available for 2014 graduates.
Students can apply online starting Dec. 6 through the Pulaski County Community Foundation’s website at www.pulaskionline.org. Deadline for application submission is Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. Click to continue reading…
Unemployment continues to drop for county, state
Hoosiers are seeing a decrease in the October unemployment rate that is considered “significant” by state officials, while in Pulaski County the decrease continues.
According to the October unemployment rates, the state saw a nearly 1-percent drop during the last three months to 7.5 percent. Indiana unemployment rates have not been below 8 percent since November of 2012. Hiring at the private sector has been the driving force behind the dropping unemployment rate. Indiana’s labor force has expanded by 6,000 workers. Click to continue reading…
Monterey bridge project complete
Memories of when Nancy Spiewak’s family spent the summers in Monterey at a home along the Tippecanoe River haven’t faded even though the current home no longer stands because of a new bridge.
Spiewak was part of the audience that joined the Pulaski County Commissioners on Nov. 22 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new and improved Bridge #291 that crosses the river, near where Spiewak’s summers were spent. The house was constructed in 1941.
Spiewak, who kept a close eye on the new bridge construction that will be completed before the end of the month, said it wasn’t a bitter feeling she had with the new bridge but one of times gone past. The location of where the summer house once stood is now grassy with newly planted trees. Click to continue reading…
Use caution when heating home
Cold weather has set in and Hoosiers have begun using alternative heating sources, such as wood stoves or space heaters, to warm their homes.
More Hoosiers are using alternative heating sources as winter approaches. The Indiana State Fire Marshal is encouraging these individuals to use these sources safely.
“Every winter, firefighters across the state respond to thousands of home fires caused by heating equipment,” said Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. “These types of fires can almost always be prevented by homeowners and renters who use alternative heat sources carefully and responsibly.”
Things to keep in mind when using heating equipment: Click to continue reading…
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