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 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

FRANKLIN COUNTY NEEDS A POOL - 01/14/2015 - 11:40am
THE CLICK CLACK EFFECT - 12/31/2014 - 11:22am

SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 33 min ago

Boys Basketball...
The Union Tournament resumes with two first round games this evening...
Borgia vs. Union at 5:30
Washington vs. St. Clair at 7:00.
We will join the action in progress at 6:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.

Hermann Tournament-First Round...
At the High School...
Warrenton vs. Chamois at 6:00
New Haven vs. Wright City at 7:30