Right to Farm Recount

The Secretary of State has started a recount of the vote on the Right to Farm Amendment that was narrowly approved by voters earlier this month. The amendment passed with a vote margin of one quarter of one percent of the nearly one million votes cast. State law provides for a state-paid recount if the voting difference is half of a percent or less. With over 58 percent voting in favor of the amendment here in Franklin County, the margin was much less. County Clerk Debbie Door expects it to take about two days to recount almost 21 thousand Franklin County ballots. Her office has filed an ‘exemption of procedures’ with the Secretary of State’s office to avoid separating the ballots down party lines to save some time on the recount. Door says this is only the second time in her twelve years with the clerk’s office there has been a statewide recount. The recounts around the state need to be submitted by September 11th and the Sectary of State expects to certify the results by September 15th.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

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

1 day 17 hours ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.