Backstoppers are Putting the Second Annual Hats Off to Backstoppers Weekend

The Franklin County Backstoppers are putting the second annual Hats Off to Backstoppers weekend November 3rd and 4th. Uniformed personnel from the area’s police, fire, and ambulance departments will be stationed at shopping centers and even intersections in the county passing out informational stickers about the Backstoppers in exchange for a cash donation. The Backstoppers organization was started in 1959 and provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMT’S who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn is the chairman of the Franklin County Backstoppers.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 19 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

1 day 1 hour 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.