POLITICS/OPINION

Committees Choose Commissioner Candidates to be on the November Ballot

Edina, Missouri – August 20, 2018 – The Knox County Republican Committee and Democratic Committee have convened to select candidates to include on the November General Election Ballot and recommend Missouri Governor Mike Parson, for an interim appointment, for the open position of Knox County Eastern District Commissioner, according to representatives of both. The Republican…

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Knox County Eastern District Commissioner Resigns

Edina, Missouri – (8/11/18) Knox County Eastern District Commissioner Mike Fox turned in a letter of resignation on Friday morning, August 10, 2018 with an effective date of August 23. The letter states Fox is resigning “for personal reasons.” According to Knox County Presiding Commissioner Evan Glasgow, the Knox County Clerk will notify Governor Mike…

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Municipal Election Results in Knox County, Missouri

Votes have been cast and counted in Knox County, Missouri for the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election. Voter turnout countywide was approximately 25 percent with 619 ballots cast out of 2,522 registered voters. Here are the results of the contested races and tax questions: The Knox County R-1 School Board will retain its incumbent Board…

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Area Nursing Home Districts Talk to Legislators About Medicaid Cut Shortfalls and Serious Concerns MEETING VIDEO

Several nursing home district representatives in Northeast Missouri sat down with state legislators to discuss their concerns after a sweeping cut to Medicaid was put into effect earlier this month. The meeting was live streamed online from the Loch Haven Senior Living Community on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, by nemonews.net. A story about this meeting…

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Grain Belt Express CCN Denied by PSC, Influenced by ATXI Mark Twain Transmission Project Court Ruling

PSC DENIES GRAIN BELT EXPRESS APPLICATION JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Public Service Commission has denied an application filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (GBE) seeking Commission authority and a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line and associated facilities within…

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Knox County Audit Released to the Public, Overall Rating of “Fair”

Auditor Galloway finds lack of oversight in Knox County government County receives fair rating; Improvements noted since previous audit  (The scope of this audit included, but was not necessarily limited to, the year ended December 31, 2016.)  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (July 27, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of Knox County, located in…

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Ushering in a New Era at the Environmental Protection Agency, New EPA Administrator Visits Northeast Missouri with U.S. Senator Roy Blunt VIDEO

It was a big day for Northeast Missouri. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, nominated by President Donald Trump in December and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February, Scott Pruitt paid a visit to the Thomas Hill Power Plant outside of Macon, Missouri, and spoke to a crowd of nearly 250 people about the new direction of…

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Shelby County Officials Take Oath Of Office

Six Shelby County officials, three of them newly elected, officially took office on January 1, 2017. The first work day of the New Year, they were sworn in to their respective positions. On Tuesday morning, January 3, Shelby County officials took the Oath of Office at the Shelby County courthouse. Tracy Smith, County Clerk, gave…

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