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Audio: School choice legislation and gas tax legislation could go to Missouri Senate floor this week

Legislation to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax is expected to go to the state Senate floor for debate this week, according to Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz.     Schatz spoke to Missourinet Sullivan affiliate KTUI. His legislation would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax by 15 cents per gallon, by 2027. Missouri’s 17 cents-per-gallon gas tax […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri House Transportation Committee Chair files gas tax legislation, modeled after South Carolina

The Missouri House Transportation Committee chairwoman has filed gas tax legislation that has a new aspect: a possible rebate.     Festus GOP State Representative Becky Ruth has filed a bill to raise Missouri’s gas tax by two cents annually for five years. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has stayed the same since 1996. Under her […]

Audio: Federal gun law nullification bill passes Missouri House

A gun law bill that passed the Missouri House Wednesday would punish a police department through civil lawsuits if an officer enforces federal gun laws. A twin of the bill is also moving through the Senate.  The “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, is aimed at disregarding any federal firearms actions by the […]

Coronavirus Update

15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Grundy County, 1 new case in Mercer County

COVID-19 cases increased by 15 in Grundy County since February 1st, while active cases remained the same. The health department reports 1,027 total cases and 31 active cases. Seven hundred ninety-four cases have been confirmed. Thirty-six COVID-19-related deaths have been reported. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mercer County have increased by one, and active cases decreased […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for 2021

The Grundy County Commission unanimously adopted a deficit budget for 2021 the morning of January 26th. The budget estimates total revenues of $5,736,634 and expenditures of $6,928,813. A balance deficit of $1,192,179 is expected for 2021. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $3,910,220.81. The projected ending balance is $2,718,041.81. Grundy County Clerk […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

The judge faced a busy docket on Thursday, January 15, 2021, in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Probation was revoked for Trenton resident Emily Marie Hendee when she admitted to violations. The court ordered her to serve previously-imposed sentences with the Department of Corrections, including five years for passing a bad check and […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 19 in Grundy County, 2 in Putnam County

COVID-19 cases increased by 19 in Grundy County since January 4th, while active cases went up by four. The health department reports 909 total cases, with 682 being confirmed. Eighty-three cases are active. Twenty-eight COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. The Putnam County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 cases on January 6th, […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Chillicothe FIre Department responds to big rig rollover crash with trailer load of cattle

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a semi-trailer that rolled over at Mitchell Road and Highway 36 on Wednesday night, November 18th. Upon arrival, firefighters found the semi lying on its side in the median with the driver climbing from the cab. The trailer was loaded with 27 head of cattle inside. The driver refused […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Several defendants were sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Robert Lee Ellis of Trenton pleaded guilty to five felony counts stemming from the March 21st incidents. He was sentenced from three to five years with the Department of Corrections. The terms are to run concurrently, or […]