Crawford County News

Residents petition county to maintain Jinney Lane

Local attorney Brooks Kenagy is representing a group of property owners who live on Jinney Lane in Crawford County, petitioning the county commission to establish it as a county road. Several who live on the road were present at the February 26 commission meeting, questioning why the roadway was not being maintained, even though it reportedly had been for a number of years. Commissioners told the group more research would need to be done, but they noted it was not listed in county or state records as a county road.

State releases audit report of county collector’s office

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced on Tuesday that her office has completed an audit of the Crawford County Collector and Property Tax System. The audit recommended increased oversight of the county’s property tax system and questioned spending by the former collector from the Tax Maintenance Fund.

E911 looking for new executive director

The Crawford County E911 Office is searching for new management. The E911 Board of Directors has begun advertising for the executive director position, following the resignation of Michael Lockhart from the post in January. Assistant Director Brad England is serving as interim director overseeing E911 center operations until the position can be filled on a permanent basis.

County attorney seeks more effective drug prosecution

Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney David Smith is not new to the prosecutor’s office, having served as the assistant prosecutor for the past four years. But since taking on his new elected role, he has created a new policy for addressing the large number of drug-related cases encountered in the county.

Law enforcement seizes meth stash in Cherryville

Two unnamed men were arrested after law enforcement executed a drug-related search warrant at a residence in the Cherryville area on February 8. Names have not been released, as criminal charges are still pending from the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.