Deadline Passes for Franklin County Primary Races

The filing deadline for the August primary in Franklin County has come and gone, and it looks like there will be some interesting races after all.

The Franklin County Presiding Commissioner race now has three candidates after Gary Getman from St. Clair filed yesterday shortly before the 5:00 deadline. He joins incumbent John Griesheimer and Jerry Breihan from New Haven.

Current State Senator Brien Nieves joined The Franklin County Recorder of Deeds race this week and will be running against Tami Getman, Langdon Knight, Jennifer Metcalf, Judy Carroll and Doris Meyer.

Incumbent County Clerk Debbie Door is running against Stephen Pennington Jr.

For the Collector of Revenue, Incumbent Linda Emmons will run against Tori Karim and Sherri Matthews.

Offices that will run unopposed races include the County Auditor, Circuit Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney and Associate Circuit Judge in Districts 5, 6 and 7.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 20 hours ago

Whether it was simply a matter of academic discussion or a trial balloon floated and exploded, President Obama's comments on mandatory voting surely has folks talking.

They should.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

21 hours 16 min ago

The NCAA Tournament regional semifinals begin Thursday with a quartet of games.