Franklin County Holiday Crackdown

From mid-December through New Year’s Day, The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Franklin County, will run from December 13 through January 2nd. The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving over the winter holidays. Sgt. Steve Pelton states in 2012, 230 people died in Missouri crashes involving impaired drivers. That works out to approximately one impaired driving fatality every 1 ½ days. During the Christmas holidays in 2012, a total of 12 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving impaired drivers or motorcycle riders.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 53 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.