City of Guthrie awarded grant for water line work

City of Guthrie awarded grant for water line work

Every bit counts. The City of Guthrie was notified this week they will be receiving some assistance in replacing some of the city’s older water lines. The City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) request was approved for the construction on of the lines. The funding amount of $224,999 was approved. The City must match $375,001 […]

Alcoholic beverage tax collection up 96% in July

Alcoholic beverage tax collection up 96% in July

The Alcoholic Beverage Tax for cities and towns inside Logan County continue to see an increase when compared to last year. The latest numbers show more than a 96 percent increase in July. In July, Logan County received $22,762.47 from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, which will be distributed throughout the county. A year ago, the […]

County jail will continue to house federal inmates

County jail will continue to house federal inmates

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the United State Marshall Service agreed to new terms for housing federal inmates in the county jail. Without the contract, the jail and patrol would look significantly different. The Logan County Board of County Commissioners approved (3-0) the contract Wednesday morning at their end of the month regular scheduled […]

City receives July sales, use tax dollars

City receives July sales, use tax dollars

With two months left in the fiscal year, the City of Guthrie continues to see steady sales tax dollars rolling in. Although the current sales tax dollar amounts continue to be below par compared to last year’s banner year, the City collected over $570,000 for July. The July revenue ($570,878.17) was down $49,032.87 or 7.91% […]

Major disaster declaration approved for April storm

Major disaster declaration approved for April storm

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Kevin Stitt today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for 18 counties, including Logan County, related to severe weather that occurred April 30-May 1. The approval means federal funding is available to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives and the state […]

Governor launches Oklahoma checkbook ensuring easy access to government’s spending ledger

Governor launches Oklahoma checkbook ensuring easy access to government’s spending ledger

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the launch of Oklahoma Checkbook, fulfilling a campaign promise to provide Oklahomans with an easy-to-navigate site so they can understand how their taxpayer dollars are being spent. The interactive website, which provides near real time data on the state’s expenses, ensures citizens can quickly and easily review […]

Revenue from alcoholic beverage tax up in May

Revenue from alcoholic beverage tax up in May

The alcoholic beverage tax revenue in May was up nearly 25 percent compared to last May in Logan County. For the month of May, Logan County collected $14,703.06 in the tax and is an increase of 24.99 percent compared to the same month ($11,763.33) a year ago. The May numbers are the smallest amount collected […]

Historical Society seeking damages from bridge construction company

Historical Society seeking damages from bridge construction company

The Logan County Historical Society (LCHS) says a construction company was negligent with their equipment during the construction of the new bridge on Highway 33 (Noble Ave). LCHS has filed a lawsuit in Logan County against Manhattan Road & Bridge Company. They claim the company caused property damage to their parking lot. The parking lot […]

Alcoholic beverage tax collection up 36% in April for Logan County

Alcoholic beverage tax collection up 36% in April for Logan County

The allocation of alcoholic beverage tax for Logan County relatively stayed the same in April compared to the previous month. However, the overall tax continues to supersede the previous year. For the month of April, Logan County collected $16,524.74 in the tax and is an increase of 36.35 percent compared to the same month ($12,119.61) […]

BOE takes action on sale of first bond

BOE takes action on sale of first bond

At a special meeting on Monday morning, the Guthrie Public Schools Board of Education approved the adoption of a bond resolution and associated documents authorizing the issuance and sale of Series 2019 General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $1.2 million for a term of two years. The sale of the bond will go directly […]

State: Year-to-date collections above estimate by 6.8%

State: Year-to-date collections above estimate by 6.8%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in March were $508.9 million and came in at $31.8 million, or 6.7%, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $103.4 million, or 25.5%, above collections in March of 2018. Total collections over the first nine months of the fiscal year are $299.5 million, or 6.8%, above the estimate […]

BOE approves new gymnasium seating, track surface

BOE approves new gymnasium seating, track surface

The Board of Education approved two renovation projects for Guthrie High School, including new seating in the school’s gymnasium. The school board unanimously approved two winning bids at Monday night’s board meeting. “These two things really excite me because I know how many kids that these are going to touch,” board president Tina Smedley said. […]

Embezzlement charge filed on former Coyle mayor

Embezzlement charge filed on former Coyle mayor

The findings of a 2018 state audit has led to a felony embezzlement charge on a former mayor for the Town of Coyle. The Logan County District Attorney’s Office filed the charge on Tuesday against 54-year-old Kristie Ranee Schroeder. According to a court document, John Schroeder, husband of then Mayor Kristie Schroeder, was awarded the […]

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