Pulaski Circuit Court

The jury trial scheduled for former sheriff Michael Gayer has been vacated during a final pretrial conference on Monday.  On Sept. 14, Gayer’s attorney Bryan Cook filed a motion to sever the counts for the trial. They requested that counts 1-3, two counts of theft and official misconduct, be tried...
The Pulaski Superior Court, along with Pulaski Circuit Court, applied and was awarded grant funding in the amount of $44,400 to implement a veterans treatment court here in Pulaski County. Pulaski County courts (superior and circuit) have spent the past year developing and researching problem-...
Once the polls closed for the evening, many voters waited in anticipation to see the unofficial results of five contested local races Tuesday evening.  It didn’t take long for the primary election results to be calculated and see how one of the races would come down to the last voting center. ...
Former Tippecanoe Township Trustee Kathleen Keller faced a sentencing hearing with her attorney Danny Saiz on March 22. Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Murphy represented the State.
Former Tippecanoe Township Trustee Kathleen Keller has been sentenced to three years in prison with only one year to be served as part of a plea agreement.  Keller, 45, who pleaded guilty to theft and official misconduct on Feb. 1, faced a sentencing hearing on March 22 in the Pulaski Circuit Court...
Pulaski County commissioners and council members are discussing the possibility of moving some of the county offices to offer better security and safety to employees. Currently, the basement of the justice center is used for storage, a small training area for police officers, a morgue and the information technology department office.
Security at the Pulaski County Courthouse has been a topic of discussion for public officials during the past couple of years but little has been done to address the issue.  What has been done involves a lot of ideas of how the courthouse could be better secured but those ideas haven’t been...
Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn explained the extension of hours that he would like to see the courts hold to the county commissioners Monday morning.  During a regular commissioners’ meeting, Shurn said the extension of hours is not new to his office. He posted the extended courtroom...
Warning tape was hung in the Pulaski Circuit Court to warn visitors that the ceiling is falling. The tape will soon be removed because of a jury trial. The temporary fix is to knock the loose portions of the ceiling down.
A falling ceiling and the lack of an elevator are causing complications for the Pulaski Circuit Court that could cause problems later. Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn told the commissioners on Monday that the recent hanging of warning tape in the courtroom won’t solve the problem of the...
Pulaski County Council members approve a transfer and additional appropriations to cover the costs of court cases.
Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn is preparing for upcoming court cases but not in regards to presiding over hearings. Instead, he is currently reviewing the court spending and how to pay some outstanding costs.  At a regular Pulaski County Council meeting, Shurn requested a transfer and an...
Senior judge to help preside over superior court cases as judge resigns.
As the county courts are preparing for change because of one judge resigning, the state is sending help. Pulaski Superior Court Judge Patrick Blankenship announced in February that he is resigning after 16 years of serving the community.   Because the Indiana Supreme Court does not want the court...

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