The FSA Looks To Help Local Farmers Hit by Flood

The Franklin County Farm Service Agency is trying to help farmers affected by the recent flooding. The FSA County Committee is looking into the Emergency Conservation Program that can help repair damaged farmland. If money is received through the federal program, it could be used to remove debris from farmland, grading, shaping and filling gullies, and restoring fences destroyed by the disaster. Conservation issues that existed before the disaster are not eligible for cost-share assistance. The FSA county committee determines land eligibility based on on-site inspections of damage, taking into account the type and extent of damage. Producers can call the county USDA office at 636-583-2303 to report their damage by June 21, 2013.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 4 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 39 min ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 31 min ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.