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

6 days 1 hour ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-0 Senior Forward Megan Jensen with the St. Francis Borgia Girls Basketball Team. Megan scored 24 points leading Borgia to a 52-47 win over Cardinal Ritter in the championship game of the Borgia/Competitive Edge Tournament Saturday afternoon. In three tournament games last week. Megan scored 63 points and earned MVP honors.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 23 hours ago

When our daughter turned 13, as part of her birthday celebration we drove 13 seventh-grade girls to the mall. As one of the drivers, I can attest that a vanload of young adolescent girls generates plenty of chatter...and plenty of drama.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 5 min ago

The bracket is set for the Class 4 District 9 basketball tournament at Owensville High School. The tournaments will run February 29th through March 5th.
Boys...
1-Borgia
2-Sullivan
3-Pacific
4-Union
5-Owensville
6-St. Clair

Girls...
1-Borgia
2-Owensville
3-St. Clair
4-Pacific
5-Sullivan
6-Union