Election 2020

Second candidate files for Grundy County Second District Commissioner

A second candidate has filed for Grundy County Second District Commissioner subject to the August Primary Election. Brad Chumbley filed as a Republican for the position on Wednesday morning. He is currently a Trenton Second Ward city council member. Incumbent Joe Brinser filed for Second District Commissioner on Tuesday. Other incumbents who filed for Grundy […]

2020 Elections vote

Six candidates file for office at Grundy County Courthouse

Candidate filing begins today subject to the August primary election. As of 8 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 25, six candidates had gathered at the Grundy County Courthouse with five of them incumbents. Among those seeking re-election, on the Republican ticket, are Don Sager as First District Commissioner, Joe Brinser as Second District Commissioner, Barb Harris […]

Sex Offender

Audio: Some sex offenders could be banned from going near Missouri nature and education centers

State Representative Hannah Kelly of Mountain Grove wants to ban some registered sex offenders from going within 500 feet of any Missouri Conservation Department nature or education center. Under Kelly’s bill, violators could be charged with a felony.     The bill would apply to sex offenders who have committed certain sex crimes against children. […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

Sam Graves

Native of Bethany to take role of 6th District Director for Congressman Sam Graves

Congressman Sam Graves announced leadership changes in his Washington, DC and for his Missouri district offices. One of the new people is a Bethany native. Graves announced Harrison County native Buffy Smith will take on the role of 6th District Director. She will manage the day-to-day operations of the district offices. She previously served for […]

Impeachment

Audio: Missouri’s delegation votes along party lines on Trump impeachment rules

Missouri’s delegation voted today along party lines in passing a resolution that lays out the process for the public phase in the impeachment investigation of President Trump. No Republicans voted in favor of the measure and two Democrats, one from Minnesota and one from New Jersey, opposed the resolution. The measure passed 232 to 196. […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District releases Winter Weather Procedures for current school year

The Trenton R-9 School District has released its winter weather procedures for this school year. Announcements about cancellations, early dismissals, late starts, and/or use of hard surface bus routes will be made through the Trenton R-9 Twitter and Facebook pages, district website, Bulldog Text Alert System, KTTN, and Republican Times. If time permits, announcements will […]

Foster Care

Audio: Missouri legislator wants more accelerated training sessions for prospective foster parents

State Representative Hannah Kelly wants Missouri to recruit additional foster parents by holding more accelerated training sessions. During a hearing Monday at the state Capitol, Kelly, a Republican of south-central Missouri’s Mountain Grove, says she knows of many other adults aspiring to foster but the length of training is a barrier.     Kelly chairs […]