Power Outage

USDA invests $15 million to improve and modernize electric infrastructure in rural Missouri

U.S.Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $15 million to build and improve electric infrastructure in Missouri through its Electric Loan Program. “For nearly 85 years—since the inception of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936—USDA has played a role in bringing electricity to rural areas,” […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee presented details on financial impact of extremely cold weather in February

Trenton’s Utility Committee heard details Tuesday evening on the preliminary financial impact for TMU regarding substantially-increased prices for natural gas and the electric market due to the prolonged extreme cold weather last month. Trenton Municipal Utility Comptroller Rosetta Marsh says having a large reserve in the electric department will help Trenton withstand the higher costs […]

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana subpoena may have been connected to Independence, Missouri FBI probe

(Missouri Independent) – The head of Missouri’s medical marijuana program testified under oath that a grand jury subpoena his agency received late last year was likely connected to an FBI investigation in Independence.  The revelation by Lyndall Fraker, director of medical marijuana regulation at the Missouri Department of Health and Seniors Services, is the first […]

Trenton Utility Committee

City of Trenton eligible for lower interest rate when borrowing to pay for improvements

The city of Trenton is eligible for a much lower interest rate when it decides to borrow money to pay for improvements now underway and those that are planned at the Trenton sewer plant. Utility committee members Tuesday evening reviewed preliminary information that shows Trenton could borrow money at a fixed interest rate of three […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee hears presentation on financing project at sewer plant

The Trenton City Councils’ Utility Committee heard information Tuesday evening on financing the headworks project at the sewer plant and members reviewed the Trenton Municipal Utilities financial report for April. The only action item was committee approval on the purchase of two gate valves with TMU crews installing them during the Nestle plant shutdown late […]

Amaren Missouri

Audio: Ameren Missouri to offer subscription based solar power to customers

Ameren Missouri, the state’s largest utility, plans to start offering some power through renewable energy sources. It’s building a solar facility in St. Louis County that’ll generate a megawatt of power. Ameren spokesperson Matt Forck says the program is subscription based which means the costs are only incurred by those who want solar power.   […]