Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council meets via video conference; declares “State of Emergency” in Trenton

Meeting for the first time using internet technology, the Trenton City Council Monday night declared a “State of Emergency” within the city of Trenton and ordered certain measures to protect public life, health, safety, and property to limit the spread of the coronavirus or Covid-19 – the disease creating the emergency. Essentially, five members of […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Missouri Republican and Democratic parties approve emergency measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The Missouri Republican and Democratic state committees have approved emergency measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. County Republican caucuses will not be held. County Republican central committees will meet by phone on April 4th to vote on slates of delegates and alternates to the Congressional District and State conventions. This includes local caucuses usually […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Another candidate files for Grundy County Second District Commissioner

Another candidate has filed for Grundy County Second District Commissioner subject to the August Primary Election. Martha Roberts filed as a Republican for the position on Wednesday morning. Previous filings for Second District Commissioner were incumbent Joe Brinser and Brad Chumbley, who both filed as Republicans. Incumbent Don Sager, Republican, is the only candidate for […]

Coronavirus Cancellations

Local cancellations and restrictions announced due to Coronavirus concerns

KTTN has received notice of several announcements that are due to precautions taken out of concerns for the Coronavirus. Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library in Trenton will be closed as of March 17th and possibly longer.  The Jewett-Norris library has canceled the children’s story hour on Wednesdays. The Livingston County Library in Chillicothe is closed until […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri trucker pleads guilty to transporting minors for sex

A Republic, Missouri, truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting two Missouri teenagers across state lines and sexually assaulting them. Cleveland Lee Crumsey, 37, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. By pleading guilty, […]

North Missouri Election results by the numbers

Green Hills Region election results for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden were easy winners among Grundy County voters in Missouri’s presidential preference primary election. Grundy County had nearly a 24 percent voter turnout with a total of 1,3 66 ballots cast. That’s considerably fewer than the 39 percent voter turnout, (2448 four years ago) in Grundy County for the […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Missourians going to vote will need to declare party affiliation for Tuesday’s presidential primary

Missouri’s local election officials are projecting about a 40 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s presidential preference primary. Polls will open Tuesday morning at 6 and will close at 7 p.m. statewide. Under Missouri law, you can only choose one political party ballot at the primary: Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Green or Constitution.  Poll workers will ask […]

Person with hands full of money (Salary)

Audio: Missouri State Representative wants to put a cap on school superintendent salaries as part of a new bill

A state representative wants to put a cap on school superintendent salaries as part of his new bill. Representative Jered Taylor from southwest Missouri’s Republic has introduced legislation that would limit the pay of a school district’s superintendent to a maximum of three-and-a-half times an average teacher’s salary. The bill would also require superintendents to […]

Missouri State Capitol

Audio: Missouri Legislature asked to reduce paperwork required for federal safety net programs

A Missouri House committee has voted unanimously in favor of shrinking the amount of paperwork that Missourians must fill out to enroll or renew in federal safety net programs. The state’s paperwork to apply for things like food stamps, WIC, Medicaid or temporary assistance, can reach as many as 63 pages. Bill sponsor Mary Elizabeth […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

School Bus

Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]