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Don’t Let the Sizzle Fizzle This Fourth of July

by Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards

July 4 is quickly approaching and several local fireworks stands have opened. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the citizens of Gallatin a safe and happy Fourth of July and to point out the ordinances for shooting fireworks within the city.

Section 210.720 of the Gallatin City Code prohibits fireworks to be fired within the city except between the hours of

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State Auditor Will Perform Audit of Gallatin

Gallatin City Administrator Zac Johnson submitted a letter received from the State Auditor’s Office to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting held June 23 which informed the city that a state audit will be performed of the city.

The audit is a result of a petition protesting municipal utility rates which circulated earlier this spring.

The State Auditor received a petition containing 402 signatures, according to the letter.

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

County Clerk

Absentee ballots are available in the county clerk’s office beginning on June 24. Deadline for absentee voting in person in the clerk’s office is 5 p.m. the day before the election.

County Commission

These are the unapproved minutes of June 23, 2014. All commissioners were present.

James Lewis, bridge

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

6-17-14

9:30 am – Sheriff out in Cameron on investigation.

9:30 am – Response to report of individual out of control.

10:17 am – Sheriff out on residence check on investigation.

11:11 am – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) took one into custody. Individual was taken to DDCRJ and placed on a 24-hour investigative hold.

1:27 pm – Business in Jamesport advising of break-in. Three Jamesport businesses have reported break-ins

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Regional Jail Faces Lawsuit Claiming Wrongful Death

Did the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail allow a young father of three to waste away in his own feces and urine and ultimately die of a lung infection as payback for posting negative comments about law enforcement on a social media website?

That is the claim of a Maysville woman. Janet Harris claims her husband, Timothy Harris, 36, an inmate being held at the jail while awaiting trial, died a

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Capital Report: Modernizing Missouri’s Criminal Code

by State Sen. Brad Lager

The last time a comprehensive rewrite of Missouri’s criminal code occurred, the Seattle Supersonics were the NBA champions, “Three’s Company” was one of the most popular televisions shows in America, and I was preparing to start pre-school. The year was 1979 and in the 35 years that followed, there has not been a comprehensive review of our state’s criminal code. This has led to an

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

County Commission

James Lewis, bridge supervisor, reported that the crew completed shelving and installed a tube at 140th and Prairie Avenue. They also reviewed a low water crossing in Harrison Township, removing debris and dirt left from high water.

Carl Carder attended a meeting in Chillicothe with Governor Nixon regarding

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

6-10-14

3:32 pm Response to disturbance over property in Altamont.

3:40 pm – New charges were filed on two subjects in custody at DDCRJ. Ronald Patterson, 40, Kansas City, was charged with class C felony tampering with a judicial official. Bond is set at $35,000. He is currently charged in Daviess County with 3 counts class B felony possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver. He has been

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Smoke in the Park Promises Something for Everyone

Make plans to attend this year’s Smoke in the Park to be held June 20-21 in Gallatin. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, for teams to begin setting up their spots. Cooks’ meeting will be at 7:30 Friday night.

The four categories will be chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket. Main judging starts at noon Saturday.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be serving a pulled

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