Archive for August 2014

Injury accident reported on K-32 at I-435

An injury-accident was reported around 9 a.m. Aug. 18 on K-32 eastbound under I-435 in Kansas City, Kan.

According to the trooper’s report, a Scion TC made a turn in front of a Chevrolet truck, causing the truck to hit the Scion in the side.

The driver of the Scion, a 55-year-old Basehor, Kan., man, was injured and taken to a hospital.

The driver of the truck, a 32-year-old man from Edwardsville, Kan., also was injured and taken to a hospital.


Registration open for fall classes at KCKCC-TEC

by Kelly Rogge

Do you have an interest in cooking or home improvement? What about repairing your own vehicle? These are just some of the options for community members at the KCKCC Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center this fall through the community education program.

Here is a sampling of what KCKCC-TEC has to offer this fall:

• Automotive-Repair
• Basic Automotive Care
• Cosmetic Auto Body
• Small Engine Repair

• Forklift Certification
• Forklift Certification
• Earn certification in 5 days!

• Home Improvement
• Basic Furniture Upholstery
• Basic Home Repair and Remodeling
• Beginning Cabinetmaking
• Residential Plumbing
• Elements of Landscaping Design

• Motorcycle Basic Repair
• Motorcycle Basic Repair

• Personal Enrichment
• Mastercam X7, Level 1
• AutoCad/3D Model

• Small Business
• Major Home Appliance Repair
• Residential Inspection
• Residential Plumbing
• Residential Wiring
• Residential Estimating
• How to Start Your Own Home-Based Business

• Culinary Arts-Professional Cooking
• Everything Cheesecake
• Salads, Salads, Salads
• Homemade Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns
• Come and Get It (Soup That Is)
• All About Pies
• Ice, Ice, Baby
• Everything Pumpkin
• Parent/Child Class
• Tailgate Extravaganza
• Introduction to Cake Decorating
• Scary Salads
• Get Rolling
• Party Time
• Mother Sauces and Beyond
• Not a Turkey
• Are You Chicken?
• Holiday Candy Making Class

All of the courses are in the evenings and are offered for noncredit with varying fees. For more information, visit the KCKCC website at Click “Continuing Education Schedule” under the “Programs” tab on the home page. Information is also available by calling 913-288-7800.


Double lane closure planned Tuesday on I-435 for Swartz Road bridge repairs

Northbound I-435 left two lanes over the Swartz Road bridge (between K-32 and Kansas Avenue) will be closed for bridge deck repair work on Tuesday, Aug. 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Kansas City, Kan.

There will be one northbound I-435 through lane open to traffic during this double left lane closure.

Traffic control set up will begin around 8:30 a.m., so traffic may start slowing at this time due to activity taking place on the highway shoulders and right of way.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage, cones and arrow boards. Drivers should expect some delays during the daily peak time commutes and may wish to adjust their travel times accordingly.

Updated daily traffic information for this project and the entire Kansas City metro area can be viewed online anytime at:

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.