Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission approves merger of utility companies

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy Incorporated. The Commission determined the merger will benefit shareholders, ratepayers, and the general public. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power and Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company stock. KCP&L and […]

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Watchdog groups say massive utility bill just passed in Missouri favors corporate utilities

A far-reaching utility bill just passed by the state legislature calls on Missouri power companies to pass the savings they’re getting from corporate tax cuts on to customers. David Woodsmall with the Midwest Energy Consumers Group contends the stipulation has an out clause for the utilities. He says it allows them to delay the savings […]

Employment

Audio: Proposal approved by Missouri Senate would largely scrap merit system for state workers

A bill passed by the Missouri Senate would largely discard the state’s merit system of employment for state workers, meaning they could be fired at any time. The measure was sponsored by Republican Senator Mike Kehoe of Jefferson City, who has roughly 14,000 state workers in his district. He says the top complaint he hears […]

Corruption

Missouri voters to decide on initiative targeting corruption in government

Volunteers in the Clean Missouri Initiative recently submitted nearly 347,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office – more than double the amount needed to get their issues on a statewide ballot in November.  The initiative’s goal is to rid the state of corruption by giving voters the power to decide on limits to campaign contribution and […]

Mo Department of Agriculture MORE program

Missouri Department of Agriculture launches strategic initiatives for agriculture, rural communities

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s MORE strategic vision has always lived and breathed agriculture and rural Missouri. Today, the Department announced 16 individual initiatives that will take the MORE vision and put it into action. The Department will be targeting workforce development, youth in agriculture, food insecurity, agriculture business, broadband availability, emergency response, the Missouri […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Street work tops list of topics at meeting of Gallatin Board of Aldermen

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted a server and installation bid and approved an ordinance regarding electric refinancing at its meeting Monday evening. The accepted server and server installation bid was from Green Hills Communications for $9,750. Harland Technology Services also bid at a price of $13,558.08. The board approved an ordinance authorizing Gallatin to […]

House Fire on Reynard Street in Chillicothe

Video: Firefighters respond to Reynard Street in Chillicothe; 1 firefighter injured

One firefighter sustained injuries at a fire involving three houses in the 400 block of Reynard Street in Chillicothe, which crews responded to early Saturday morning. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright reports crews found the houses fully involved when they arrived at the scene. He says that crews had contained the fire as of 5 o’clock, […]

City of Trenton

Trenton City Council addresses various agenda items at latest meeting

Trenton City Council members last night approved a contract with Blakely and Associates of Chillicothe for nearly $53,000 to, in part, complete programming for times when the power supply that Trenton purchases is curtailed, such as in severe storms. The program is called the Black Start project and the Blakely contract also includes software upgrades to the […]

Casey's General Store

Trenton Fire Department responds to Casey’s General Store

Trenton Firefighters responded to Casey’s General Store on 9th Street Thursday evening after receiving a report of a power line falling on the building.  Trenton Fire and Trenton Police closed off the area to ensure the public’s safety until Trenton Municipal Utilities could arrive on the scene. It was later determined that no actual power […]