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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and the crew continue construction on 292nd Street. MoDOT and the road and bridge crew are working on the intersection of Major Avenue and Highway 6. Commissioners requested review of the bridge on Pepper Avenue by the City of

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

County Commission
James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, reported that construction continues on 292nd Street. There was a review of the Bridge Engineering Assistance Program (BEAP) study on Jump Road with Ron Urton of Howe and Company. The crew is inspecting other jobs around the county for

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From the Bench: 43rd Circuit creates new court (DTEC) in February

by Daviess County Associate Judge Daren Adkins, Guest Columnist

In 1993 the Jackson County Circuit Court (Kansas City/Independence) created the first drug court in Missouri. Today there are more than 100 drug court programs throughout our State.  Several state officials have proposed mandating the formation of such courts. Until this year the 43rd Circuit had not adopted its use.  Why our circuit postponed implementing this specialty court requires a little

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew are pouring slabs for the bridge on 292nd Street. Commissioners discussed repairs with MoDOT for maintenance on the intersection of Major Avenue and Highway 6 in Jackson Township.

Ben Becerra submitted his 2016 Spring Conference training from

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

County Clerk

Absentee voting for the April 5 General Municipal Election continues through April 4 from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Daviess County Clerk’s office in Gallatin. The county clerk’s office will also be open on Saturday, April 2, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Circuit Court

The following cases were heard by Judge Thomas Chapman on March 16:

Matthew Huff was convicted in a jury trial on Dec. 11, 2015, of two counts of child molestation first degree, class B felony. He was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, met with commissioners about issues around the county.  Crews are placing pile driving on the bridge on 292nd Street.

Commissioners and Dane Worrell viewed the windows in the clock tower and discussed repairs.

Trudi Burton discussed the need for

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

County Clerk

Absentee voting for the March 15 and April 5 elections will be conducted on Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m. – noon at the county clerk’s office on the second floor of the courthouse.

 

County Commission

These are the unapproved minutes of March 2,

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From the Bench

Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott’s “From the Bench” is a series of articles designed to provide the public with a better understanding of the judicial system. The 43rd Judicial Circuit consists of five counties; Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, and Livingston.

My last article discussed each county’s costs associated with housing prisoners.  If a defendant in a criminal case is convicted of an offense, any cost of housing (board bill)

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