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

6 days 12 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 8 hours 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 33 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.