Big Changes Coming to Public Assistance Programs

The Missouri House has approved a bill that would bring some big changes to public assistance programs. Representative Casey Guernsey’s says the key provision of HB 343 would create a work program for public assistance recipients and requires recipients age 18 or older to have a high school diploma, or get one within two years of beginning to receive benefits. An amendment added to the bill also sets minimum requirements for the hours recipients must spend working, training for or looking for a job. Another provision would bar the use of electronic benefits cards in some businesses including liquor stores. The legislation has advanced to the state Senate.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Golfer Brad Carpenter from Washington High School. In a recent match against Fort Zumwalt South at Wolf Hollow, Brad carded a six under par 29 to lead the team to a 148-176 win over the Bulldogs. Brad will attend Missouri State University in Springfield on a golf and academic scholarship. He started playing golf at the age of 12 and developed an immediate love for the game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 11 hours ago

I am a woman. I would be more than happy to have more money in my paycheck. Too bad the Paycheck Fairness Act won't do that for me. Who wants "equality" if it comes because everyone makes less money?

Nonetheless, the Paycheck Fairness Act is the latest weapon in the War On Women, part II--2014 election style.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 4 min ago

Baseball...
Union 11 Owensville 1. Trey Fink with a complete game, 9-K 2W

Sullivan 6 Hermann 0. Jake Lochner pitches a complete game with 16-K

New Haven 5 St. Clair 4

Pacific 5 St. James 4. Tanner Brown wins it with a walk off single

Soccer...
Union 10 North County 0

Washington defeated Fort Zumwalt South on penalty kicks

Sullivan 10 St.James 0. Sullivan moves to 10-4 on the season.