St. Charles County Looking to Open Augusta Bottom Road

A compromise could be struck today that would determine the outcome of Augusta Bottom Road. The popular Connector between Washington and St. Charles County has been closed for the past few months due to the town of Augusta no longer taking responsibility for its maintenance. After a lawsuit dating back to 2010 when a 16 year old girl veered off and died on the road, the town of Augusta could no longer get, or afford, liability insurance and decided to close the popular shortcut to St. Charles county. Washington City Administrator Jim Briggs says other than some very light road maintenance in the past, the city of Washington has no plans to take responsibility of Augusta Bottom Road or get involved in the dispute over who should. The St. Charles County Council will vote on a bill Tuesday in hopes of coming to a resolution. The proposed bill says St. Charles County will continue to maintain some roads that Warren County residents rely on. And in return, Warren County will maintain and hopefully reopen Augusta Bottom Road.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.