Dissolving special road districts would divert local funds from the area around Washington and spread them throughout the county.
Franklin County Highway Administrator Ron Williams says taking over the roughly 60 miles of roads currently maintained by four separate special road districts in the county would cause minimal changes to current operations.
About 25 percent of the total taxes collected for the Franklin County road and bridge fund go to maintain just 60 miles of roads, all of which are in special road districts.
The amount of money Franklin County schools receive from court fines and forfeitures has been cut by more than half in the last seven years due in part to the formation of the county municipal court.
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker says the existence of special road districts in the county is antiquated and is in reality a double taxation on residents who live in them.
Ameren officials said Friday the energy company will cap and monitor the Labadie power plant’s coal combustion residuals (CCR), more commonly referred to as coal ash ponds.
Boeuf Lutheran Road was closed Thursday at the slab crossing of Boeuf Creek by the Franklin County Highway Department due to high water. The road will reopen after the creek level goes down.
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Authorities are unsure of the connection that a St. Louis murder suspect has to New Haven where he was spotted Thursday morning shortly after two deadly shootings.
The Union, New Haven and Gerald/Rosebud fire departments, as well as the Washington Fire District, all assisted the Beaufort/Leslie Fire Department at a two-alarm structure fire in the 100 block of Holy Family Church Road, New Haven, Wednesday morning.
Twelve Franklin County 4-H Clubs have announced their candidates for the annual St. Pat’s King and Queen Coronation to be held Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Union Middle School.
Contractors are needed for home repair work in New Haven as Haven Manor has been awarded a grant for a senior housing renovation project by the Federal Home Loan Bank-Des Moines (FHLB).
British composer Paul Johnson Rogers and New Haven High School senior Anna Miller have teamed up to record a song to benefit veterans living with mental health issues.
2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo champion Fallon Taylor wanted to promote team barrel racing, and she picked St. Clair to start her Squad Tour.
Franklin County authorities used a monitoring device to track down and arrest a man who broke into a New Haven area home earlier this month.
The New Haven School Board announced the selection of Chip Stutzman as the principal of New Haven High School and New Haven Middle School.