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Candidate takes campaign to Internet

If Tim Hamilton’s campaign approach says anything, it’s that the Internet’s helping Richmond’s political grassroots sprout. Since announcing his Ward IV city council candidacy, Hamilton has taken his campaign directly…

Stakes high for tonight’s sewer bond hearing

Richmond City Council faces an uphill task that starts tonight. At 6:30 in Richmond’s City Hall Gym, city leaders will hear citizen pros and cons on a $5.1-million wastewater bond…

Orrick patrons air views on proposed cuts

Orrick schools aren’t sinking in a sea of red ink, but the board of education will soon decide where the ship needs patching or waterproofing. The board will start deciding…

Former treasurer charged with theft

A former Hardin woman was charged with multiple counts of stealing, forgery and credit card fraud Monday in Eighth Circuit Court. Julie Ann Nail, 46, of Lexington turned herself into…

Council declines appointment of city clerk

After a lengthy, contentious debate Tuesday, Richmond City Council declined to appoint Mayor Lance Green’s nominee for city clerk. Clerk candidate Carol Coats sat expressionless as the council voted 5-3…

R-XVI foresees funding shortfall

Richmond Superintendent Jim Robins predicted Tuesday that the district’s state funding will be cut by almost $500,000 next year. The figure is based on Robins’ expectation that the district would…

Reed takes reins as Ray County pageant director

Lisa Reed, a board member of the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant, became the pageant’s executive director this week when Tara Gottschalk stepped down to devote more time to work…

Richmond man faces sex charges involving 12-year-old

A Richmond man faces sex charges following his late February arrest. Darryl Glenn Kercheval, 25, pleaded not guilty to single counts of first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sodomy, child molestation…

Orrick’s citywide cleanup could go by wayside

A new approach from a Board of Aldermen member could change how Orrick approaches keeping its city clean. One day each May, the city of Orrick helps its citizens keep…

Orrick plans monthly debt payoff

Orrick will pay what it can, whenever it’s available, to eliminate an outstanding debt that’s nearly wiped out. The city’s Board of Aldermen considered in February whether it could afford…