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

1 day 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 10 hours ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 5 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.