Thousands of Missouri Farmers Could Face Higher Taxes

Senator Roy Blunt said that thousands of Missouri farmers could face higher taxes if current federal estate tax rates are allowed to expire. Missouri has about 100,000 farms, which is the second highest nationally. Blunt says only about 1,100 of those would be subject to the 35% federal estate tax which currently exempts the first $5million of an estate’s value. Unless congress takes action, the exemption in 2013 will drop to $1million and the tax rate will rise to 55%. Blunt says that about 15,000 farms could be subject to the tax at that lower threshold.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 6 hours 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 2 days 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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 31 min 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.