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

4 days 24 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 14 sec ago

Ben Stephens pitched into the ninth inning leading Warrenton to a 5-0 win over Washington at Ronsick Field. Stephens struck out 10 and walked three before leaving the game. Washington loaded the bases in the ninth, but the game was called when heavy rain and lightning moved in. Warrenton scored single runs in the first, sixth, and seventh and added two insurance runs in the ninth.