Franklin County May Process Concealed Carry Permits

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would become responsible for printing concealed weapons permits instead of the state Revenue Department under legislation sent to the governor Thursday. Major Copeland with the sheriff’s department already has the responsibility of receiving concealed-carry applications, reviewing applicants' backgrounds and issuing paper permits. But under current law, recipients take the paper permits to a local licensing office overseen by the Department of Revenue to receive a photo ID card noting their concealed-carry status. Lawmakers gave a sheriffs' taskforce $2 million in next year's operating budget to help them begin the process of printing the permits. The Missouri Sheriffs' Association said it would take over the responsibility of printing the licenses as long as it had state funding. The Senate voted 24-5 Thursday to send the measure to Gov. Jay Nixon. It cleared the House late Wednesday night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 14 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

2 days 48 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas