Smoking Ordinance Passes in Washington

A new smoking ordinance is on the books in the city of Washington. The issue was approved at the city council meeting on January 22, 2013. The ordinance was approved following a presentation from a group known as “Breathe Easy Washington”. Mayor Sandy Lucy says that the ordinance was a year in the making. Under the terms of the ordinance, smoking will be allowed no less than 20 feet from the front door of a business or other establishment. The vote by the council was eight to nothing. Lucy says that the council made only one exception, the new hookah lounge. The council agreed to a one-year exemption and at the end of that period, the owner will have the option of another exemption. The ordnance will take effect April 15, 2013.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 17 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 5 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

1 day 15 hours ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.