St. Charles County Looking to Open Augusta Bottom Road

A compromise could be struck today that would determine the outcome of Augusta Bottom Road. The popular Connector between Washington and St. Charles County has been closed for the past few months due to the town of Augusta no longer taking responsibility for its maintenance. After a lawsuit dating back to 2010 when a 16 year old girl veered off and died on the road, the town of Augusta could no longer get, or afford, liability insurance and decided to close the popular shortcut to St. Charles county. Washington City Administrator Jim Briggs says other than some very light road maintenance in the past, the city of Washington has no plans to take responsibility of Augusta Bottom Road or get involved in the dispute over who should. The St. Charles County Council will vote on a bill Tuesday in hopes of coming to a resolution. The proposed bill says St. Charles County will continue to maintain some roads that Warren County residents rely on. And in return, Warren County will maintain and hopefully reopen Augusta Bottom Road.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 1 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.