4th of July Drunk Driving Crack Down

Franklin County Deputies will be cracking down on drunk driving over the 4th of July weekend. Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. Last year, 244 people were killed and 885 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving July 3-7th. Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driver license, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, loss of time at work, and the potential loss of a job.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 31 min ago

Seniors
Washington at Union for a 9th District match-up. Game time is 5:00. We'll join the game in progress at 5:45 on KLPW-AM 1220.

Junior
Washington will host Warrenton in a doubleheader. Due to a conflict with the Washington Little League, game one will be at Borgia Regional High School at 6:00 with game two at Ronsick Field at 8:30.