aid en Aid for MO Farmers <p><a href="">Missouri&rsquo;s emergency cost-share program</a> has approved over 3,700 farmer applications for urgent relief during this summer&rsquo;s drought. Governor Jay Nixon established the program to provide water after declaring Missouri in a State of Emergency. The aid totals close to 19 million dollars and covers 90 percent of emergency water projects on farms. Individual farmers will have to pay the remaining 10 percent for their project.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:25:09 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20499 at Mayor Unhappy With FEMA Aid Denial <p>Harrisburg Mayor Eric Gregg says he doesn&#39;t understand what criteria the Federal Emergency Management Agency used to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes. Gregg says his community needs the federal assistance and he hopes President Barack Obama comes to southern Illinois to see the devastation himself. Seven Harrisburg residents died after a powerful tornado hit Feb. 29. Gregg says he plans to mMayor ove quickly to get FEMA&#39;s decision appealed. He says that&#39;s only fair to the families hurt by the storm.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:59:40 +0000 Seth Helton & AP 17228 at Storm Victims Eligible for State Medicaid Aid <p>Kentuckians displaced by recent storms who receive Medicaid benefits can receive up to a 30 day supply of their medicines with co-pays waived. Governor Beshear issued the first-ever executive order of this kind, which also allows residents of counties that were declared in a state of emergency to receive emergency refills. The order does not allow for emergency refills of controlled substances.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 21:30:55 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17161 at