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

4 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

21 hours 45 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.