- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Chantelle Becking strives to make a difference through her family and community (11/10/17)
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Jackson elementary students try to help others with 'kindness boxes' (11/6/17)1
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Search reveals body in lake near Poplar Bluff; foul play suspected (11/12/17)
Marble Hill water rates
David Stokes of the Show Me Institute recently took time to promote "privatization" as a solution to Marble Hill's water and sewer problems stating that "The city has been unable to make necessary investments in its water system because elected officials have dramatically underpriced services."
Really? As a resident of Marble Hill I have had to endure the almost doubling of water rates since I moved here in 2004.
How much is enough, Mr. Stokes?
Serconline.org list the following implications of water/sewer privatizations: rate increases, negative economic impact, inadequate customer service and harm to natural resources.
Privatization is not the answer. Nice try, Mr. Carpetbagger.
Clint Lacy, Marble Hill