- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)41
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)18
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Commission to invest 911 checking funds
One million dollars that is currently sitting in a 911 checking account will be invested soon.
The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted Monday to have county auditor David Ludwig look into 30-, 60- and 90-day notes and try to find the best rates.
Last week, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones was surprised to find the money was sitting in a checking account, earning just 0.5 percent interest.
County 911 director David Hitt suggested the money be invested in short-term notes with $250,000 being held in 30-day and $250,000 in 60-day notes, and $500,000 being held in 90-day notes.
That way, Hitt said, if there is an emergency, the county will have access to all of its money within 90 days.