ashland http://kbia.org en Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting http://kbia.org/post/ashland-hosts-non-motorized-transportation-expansion-meeting <p>The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. The city hosted an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:21:15 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 54864 at http://kbia.org Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline http://kbia.org/post/ameren-starts-construction-natural-gas-pipeline <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Ameren</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;says construction is underway on an 11-mile natural gas pipeline from Columbia to Ashland, which currently does not have natural gas service.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:46:16 +0000 Associated Press 51352 at http://kbia.org Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline Former Mainstreet Bank chairman sentenced http://kbia.org/post/former-mainstreet-bank-chairman-sentenced <p>The former chairman of a mid-Missouri bank was sentenced to two years of probation for using federal bailout money to buy a luxury condominium in Florida.</p><p>Darryl Layne Woods, former chairman of the Mainstreet Bank, based in Ashland, was sentenced Tuesday for a misdemeanor of making a false writing.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:58:46 +0000 Associated Press 50252 at http://kbia.org Former Mainstreet Bank chairman sentenced 3 Ashland aldermen resign over impeachment issue http://kbia.org/post/3-ashland-aldermen-resign-over-impeachment-issue <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Three members of the&nbsp;<font color="red">Ashland</font>&nbsp;Board of Alderman have resigned, a week after efforts to impeach another board member were dropped.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:33:18 +0000 Associated Press 47029 at http://kbia.org 3 Ashland aldermen resign over impeachment issue Ashland drops Alderman impeachment effort http://kbia.org/post/ashland-drops-alderman-impeachment-effort <p></p><p>A mid-Missouri Board of Aldermen voted to drop efforts to impeach one of the board's members.</p><p>Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer cast a tie-breaking vote Monday night to drop seven articles of impeachment against Jeff Anderson. The board also dropped its contract with an impeachment attorney.</p><p>An impeachment hearing for Anderson was scheduled for Jan. 31. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:19:50 +0000 Associated Press 46632 at http://kbia.org Ashland drops Alderman impeachment effort Ashland continues impeachment of alderman http://kbia.org/post/ashland-continues-impeachment-alderman <p>Ashland’s Board of Aldermen is continuing its pursuit to impeach one of its board members.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:21:39 +0000 Greg Dailey 44743 at http://kbia.org Ashland continues impeachment of alderman New YMCA may develop in Ashland http://kbia.org/post/new-ymca-may-develop-ashland <p>Ashland residents may see a new YMCA -- that's because a committee said it wants to raise $500,000 in the next 5 years to jump start a new branch of the Jefferson City Area YMCA.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spokesperson, George </span>Hartsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, of the Jefferson City Area YMCA, is overseeing the committee’s proposal. He said he wants the public to know the $500,000 isn’t necessarily going to build a new gym just yet.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:21:02 +0000 Andrew Kauffman 43381 at http://kbia.org New YMCA may develop in Ashland Ashland alderman reinstated after suspension http://kbia.org/post/ashland-alderman-reinstated-after-suspension <p>Ashland Alderman Jeff Anderson&nbsp;was reinstated Wednesday a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">fter a one-month suspension.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:46:25 +0000 Angela Pearson 42652 at http://kbia.org Ashland alderman reinstated after suspension Ashland mayor resigns after three months on the job http://kbia.org/post/ashland-mayor-resigns-after-three-months-job <p></p><p>Since May, five Ashland city officials have left their positions. Now, the mayor decided to step down on Wednesday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>It had been a long three months for Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer.</p><p></p><p>“I signed up for a two-year term and I tried like heck to finish it out and it just occupied too much of my time,” Rhorer said.</p><p></p><p>Rhorer just took over as mayor in July after former Mayor Michael Jackson moved to Texas. He says he had been considering resignation for a year. He was previously an alderman. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:21:53 +0000 Tony Nochim 41871 at http://kbia.org Ashland mayor resigns after three months on the job Anderson's seat empty at Ashland Board of Aldermen meeting http://kbia.org/post/andersons-seat-empty-ashland-board-aldermen-meeting <p>Suspended second ward Alderman Jeff Anderson’s seat was empty at Tuesday morning’s special Ashland Board of Aldermen meeting. Anderson was at the meeting, but Mayor Gene Rohrer rejected Anderson’s interest to take his seat. Anderson also confronted members asking for his reinstatement only to be rejected by the mayor again.</p><p>“Would you be so kind as provide the citizens of our ward the authority for that suspension and the cause?” Anderson asked.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:59:01 +0000 Josh Sultan 41802 at http://kbia.org Special elections yield results for Mid-Missouri towns, utilities http://kbia.org/post/special-elections-yield-results-mid-missouri-towns-utilities <p></p><p>A few special elections in Mid-Missouri yesterday resulted in success for the towns and entities asking for new revenue.</p><p>In Ashland, voters approved a one half cent sales tax increase to go toward transportation projects in the town. <a href="http://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/">The Boone County Clerk reports</a> a voter turnout of just over 6 percent<a href="http://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/"> for two special elections</a>, with the measure passing 86 to 65. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:41:55 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 38410 at http://kbia.org Special elections yield results for Mid-Missouri towns, utilities Southern Boone hires new superintendent away from Van-Far in Vandalia http://kbia.org/post/southern-boone-hires-new-superintendent-away-van-far-vandalia <p>The Southern Boone School District has hired a new superintendent.</p><p>Board of Education President Ellen Kesterson says Chris Felmlee stuck out among the 26 people that applied for the job. Kesterson says Felmlee is <a href="http://www.vandalialeader.com/?p=6605">currently the superintendent in the Van-Far school district</a> in Vandalia. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:01:29 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 27740 at http://kbia.org Southern Boone School District gets community input on superintendent search http://kbia.org/post/southern-boone-school-district-gets-community-input-superintendent-search <p></p><p>After some controversy in its school district the Ashland community is working with state education officials to find a new schools superintendent for its Southern Boone School District. The Missouri School Board Association hosted a forum at the high school Wednesday night to discuss the search a new superintendent.</p><p>About 13 community members, some of them also school board members, showed up last night to offer input on the qualities required for the next Southern Boone superintendent.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:09:33 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 25525 at http://kbia.org Southern Boone School District gets community input on superintendent search Schools evacuated following gas leak in Ashland http://kbia.org/post/schools-evacuated-following-gas-leak-ashland <p>Southern Boone School District students suffered no injuries after a gas leak in Ashland on Wednesday.&nbsp; Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:38:32 +0000 Emily Potthast 23382 at http://kbia.org Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks http://kbia.org/post/third-person-electrocuted-lake-ozarks <p>A 26-year-old Hazelwood woman has died in another electrocution near a dock at Lake of the Ozarks.</p><p>The <em>Lake Sun Leader</em> reports that the woman was swimming with two children near Dry Branch Cove&#39;s 4-mile marker on Saturday night when a current of electricity hit the water. The two children were not injured.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:40:48 +0000 Associated Press 17267 at http://kbia.org UPDATE: Two Ashland children electrocuted in Lake of the Ozarks http://kbia.org/post/update-two-ashland-children-electrocuted-lake-ozarks <p>The State Highway Patrol says&nbsp;two siblings&nbsp;from Ashland were electrocuted Wednesday at the Lake of the Ozarks. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:43:47 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17041 at http://kbia.org Two Southern Boone County school leaders resign following scathing letter http://kbia.org/post/two-southern-boone-county-school-leaders-resign-following-scathing-letter <p>A school district official says Southern Boone Middle School Principal Bob Simpson released a letter of immediate resignation this morning. The move comes after Simpson was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday morning. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:26:23 +0000 Lukas Udstuen & Xiaoyun Wu 16369 at http://kbia.org Investigation coming into allegations in Ashland-area schools http://kbia.org/post/investigation-coming-allegations-ashland-area-schools <p>Southern Boone County School District is preparing to investigate a long list of accusations of administrative deficiencies. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:22:59 +0000 Nick Chabarria 16314 at http://kbia.org Ashland considering a downtown district http://kbia.org/post/ashland-considering-downtown-district <p>The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission has updated a proposal to create a downtown district. The expanded zone includes more businesses than the original 2009 plan. The proposal would establish architectural standards for a uniformed downtown area.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:03:19 +0000 Dan Molloy 15809 at http://kbia.org Ashland considering a downtown district Selling doctors on rural communities http://kbia.org/post/selling-doctors-rural-communities <p>Recruiting doctors to small towns is a chronic problem. Most places try to lure a physician by rolling out the red carpet with a big salary, a home on a golf course or other cushy perks.</p><p>Not so in Ashland, Kan., population 855, where the CEO of a tiny hospital is building a reverse recruitment model based on remote access and problems commonly found in third-world countries.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:46:19 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7943 at http://kbia.org Selling doctors on rural communities