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

5 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 16 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

31 min ago

Marcus Murphy ran for two touchdowns to help his team get the lead, and Maty Mauk threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes to seal the win as No. 19/20 Missouri won its fifth straight game, a 29-21 victory over Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. The win was the school-record 10th consective on the road for the Tigers (9-2, 6-1 SEC), which broke the mark first establish from 1978-80.