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Washington High School Graduation Rescheduled Friday Evening
Due to the weather, the Washington High School Graduation was postponed for Thursday. The ceremony will now take place on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at Jim Scanlan Stadium.
Homeless Man Charged with Child Molestation in Franklin County
On Tuesday May 24, 2022 our Office was contacted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Troy, Missouri. Lincoln County Detectives advised our Detectives they were working a child molestation incident and through their investigation learned it occurred in Franklin County. Upon this notification Detectives with this Office proceeded to Lincoln County and made contact with their Detectives. Detectives from both agencies worked together and were able to substantiate evidence to the crime. The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Kyle M. Bray, a 30 year old male whom is a resident of Florida, but currently homeless. Warrants were issued for two charges of Child Molestation 2nd Degree with a cash only bond of $100,000. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Children’s Advocacy Center for their assistance in this investigation.
Highway 47 Draft Plan
The Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Commission has put forth the “Draft” plan for the next 5 years of highway projects. In this plan they have budgeted $85.742 million for 12 .37 miles of “safety and capacity improvements from Washington to St. Clair”. I know you all realize the value of safe, efficient highway infrastructure and what it means for commerce within the region. Especially as it relates to Missouri Highway 47. They are accepting comments from the public now, and I would ask that comments stress gratitude, and desire for this to happen! Also the importance of 4-lanes for this route so we can have that language potentially added so there is no question of what will be built. I cannot express how grateful I am for your positive participation in this endeavor.
ECC Highest Transfer GPA in State Among Community Colleges
East Central College students transferring to four-year colleges and universities in Missouri have the highest Grade Point Average among all community college in the state. According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD), students who began taking courses at ECC in the 2019-20 school year, and then transferred to four-year schools, have a median cumulative GPA of 3.44, higher than any other community college in Missouri. The 3.44 GPA is based only on full-time students who earned 12 or more credit hours at ECC. There are 265 students who fit the criteria. ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer said that is a strong indicator that ECC is preparing students well for the next step in their educational path. “This is a testament to our exemplary faculty who, year after year, set our students up for success,” he said. “To see how well our students are performing after transferring to the many other colleges and universities in Missouri also proves the high-quality programming we offer at ECC.” The DHEWD studies furthers shows that 81.5 percent, or 216, of those transfer students were still enrolled at a four-year as of fall 2021 — also a very strong metric for ECC. The continued enrollment percentage is the third highest among all two-year colleges in Missouri.
Mizzou Basketball Loses Another Player
A ninth Mizzou men's basketball player in entering the transfer portal. Amari Davis announced yesterday on social media that he is leaving the program. Just three players remain from last year's team, as the Tiger's roster has been stripped down since former head coach Cuonzo Martin was fired at the end of the season.
A Long History of Variety but Always Focus
KLPW has been dedicated to the Franklin County, Missouri communities since 1954 with professional broadcasting spanning a number of music genres including talk radio, news, sports and events.  Like the passing of a baton in a long marathon, we continue that professionalism today broadcasting on 1220 AM, 92.7 FM and online with digital streaming services.  We are proud of our award winning personalities bringing you the same and now Rock-N-Americana music. 

Broadcasting Live Since the Days of Black and White.

KPLW the Beginnings

Commitment and loyalty to this industry and to our communities never changes.

Yes, we rock, despite the decade.

KLPW Still Rocking It

A salute to those of the past.


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