State Auditor Finds Abuses of TANF Program

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is questioning millions of dollars of welfare payments made to low-income residents. Schweich released an annual audit Tuesday examining Missouri's use of $12.7 billion of federal funds during the 2012 budget. He raised concerns about $68 million of expenses, mainly through programs run by the Department of Social Services. Among other things, the audit cited improper payments to some child care providers and noted that the state failed to perform annual eligibility verifications for some senior and elderly residents receiving home-based services. In some cases there was no verification that a minor was living in the home, which is one of the requirements of receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. This year's audit findings are consistent with the past two years, which means the lack of documentation remains a big problem

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

23 hours 3 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 24 min ago

Class 4 District 9 at Sullivan
Boys opening round...
Union vs. St. Clair at 6:00-Live on KLPW-AM 1220.
Sullivan vs. Owensville at 7:30

Class 5 District 8 at Washington
Girls Semifinals...
Washington vs. Lafayette at 6:00-Update game.
Marquette vs. Eureka at 7:30