Motel Bed Tax

Audio: How the “Bed Tax” on the June 2 ballot works and the benefits the tax offers to Trenton

If a five percent lodging tax is approved by Trenton voters next Tuesday, a seven-member commission will be appointed to oversee the spending of the money for tourism-related promotions. Trenton City Councilmember Cathie Smith provides details.     Among other communities, money generated by the so-called “bed tax” has been used to purchase advertising in […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Jamesport Missouri Website

Jamesport City Council discusses utility bills, reopening of park buildings and nuisance properties

The Jamesport City Council discussed customer utility bills Monday. It was agreed there will not be more notices given to late customers. If payment is not made in full by the 25th of a month, non-payment customers will be disconnected, and an additional $100 reconnect fee will be applied to their bills. All utility payments […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves Orscheln Tax Increment Financing plan

The Trenton City Council Monday night adopted six ordinances, one of which continues the process leading to the eventual construction of a new Orscheln’s Farm and Home Store at 28th Street and Highway 65. Following a required public hearing, the council voted to approve the Orscheln Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan, the redevelopment area, and […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission anticipates receiving over $1.1M in COVID-19 relief

The Grundy County Commission reports the county anticipates receiving $1,155,602 in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act on or about Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Grundy County will use guidelines provided by the United States Department of Treasury and State of Missouri in making determinations about the use, including allocation and award […]

Kelly Pucket

Governor Mike Parson appoints Kelly Puckett as Grundy County Prosecutor

Governor Mike Parson today (Friday) appointed Kelly Puckett as the Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney. Puckett has served as the interim prosecuting attorney for the county since early 2019. Puckett succeeded Carrie Lamm Clark, who resigned. It was previously reported Clark resigned to take a full-time job as an advisor with the Missouri National Guard. Puckett […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve drafting ordinance on medical marijuana dispensary

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen Monday evening, on a split vote of three to one, approved drafting a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from any church, school, or daycare. Board President Carol Walker was the no vote. The vote was taken after online survey results […]