Flood Recovery

Flood recovery advisory group submits final report to Governor Parson

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Agriculture submitted the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group’s final report to Governor Parson May 29. As requested by Governor Parson’s Executive Order 1914, the group has provided input on both short-term and longer-term flood recovery in Missouri. “I’m interested to see how the group […]

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 […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Chamber calls on governor to deal with ‘opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits’

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session to put an end to “opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits”. In a press release, the Chamber says coronavirus liability is an emerging problem in Missouri involving those who believe they might have contracted the virus at a business and wants to […]

ATV or Four Wheeler Crash

Teens hurt after being ejected from ATVs near Blythedale

The Highway Patrol reports two area teens sustained moderate injuries after being ejected from all-terrain vehicles one mile south of Blythedale Wednesday afternoon. An ambulance transported a 13-year-old boy from Trenton and a 14-year-old boy from Blythedale to the Harrison County Community Hospital. The Patrol did not release the name of the teens. The ATVs […]

CAFO

Audio: Coronavirus hits Missouri hog farm in Audrain County

Thirteen hog farm employees in Audrain County have tested positive for the coronavirus. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams says the cases impact the overall food chain. Some Missouri meat processing plants have closed or reduced their output due to coronavirus outbreaks, including in Moniteau and Saline Counties.     “We […]

Jacquely Perez NCMC Student Senate President 2020-2021

Milan woman elected NCMC Student Senate President

North Central Missouri College Student Senate recently held elections to fill the roles of president, vice president, and secretary. Jacquelyn Perez from Milan, Mo, has been elected Student Senate President for the 2020-2021 academic year. Also elected was Cheyanne Blanchard from Lucerne, MO as Vice President and Jillian Stiens from Mound City, MO, as Secretary. […]