CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Audio: Missouri House approves CAFO health ordinance legislation

The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations.     The House voted 103-44 today to approve the bill from Pleasant Hill State Representative Michael Haffner, which would prevent county health boards and/or county commissioners from passing standards that are stricter […]

9th and Oklahoma intersection Trenton

Traffic lights among discussions at Trenton City Council meeting

An issue involving a traffic light at 9th and Oklahoma was among reports at last nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. The department of transportation has been made aware of a concern that motorists, exiting the ShopKo/Orschlen’s lot, sometimes wait longer than expected before making a left turn onto 9th street.  It was explained that some motorists […]

Rural Location Sign

Livingston County Health Center to sell 911 Rural Location Signs

Livingston County Health Center announces that their office, located at 800 Adam Drive, will be the site to purchase 911 Rural Location Signs through an initiative of its Aging in Place Coalition. The coalition met with Livingston County Commissioners, County Clerk Sherry Parks, Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright and volunteer fire chiefs, Livingston County Sheriff […]

NCRS Watershed benefits

NRCS watershed efforts continue to benefit farmers, communities

Sixty years after the first of 1,182 flood-prevention structures were built in Missouri with federal financial and technical assistance, landowners who have witnessed the before-and-after effects of heavy rain are still praising the benefits of the watershed projects. “Panther Creek used to flood almost every time it rained, but it hasn’t flooded at all since […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Mike Parson makes appointments to commissions and offices in area counties

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday appointments to various commissions and offices. Those appointments included Randy Huffman of rural Galt as the Sullivan County Western District Commissioner. Huffman replaces Danny Busick who resigned from the commissioner position and was to be sworn in today (Wednesday) as the Second District State Representative for Mercer, Sullivan, and […]

MoDOT Road Work

Audio: Counties continue to warn Missouri lawmakers against transferring road maintenance to local governments

Local county officials continue to push back against any effort on the state level to transfer maintenance of roads to them. Opposition to any transfer of the “lettered roads” to local governments is reflected in unbending comments by Randolph County Commissioner Wayne Wilcox in northeast Missouri.     Wilcox says handing over those roadways to […]