Big Voter Turnout Expected for Tuesday

Some big constitutional changes and a large sales tax increase is expected to drive up voter turnout on Tuesday throughout the state, some expect as high as 27 percent, but locally the numbers could be much higher. Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door expects maybe 30 to 35 percent of registered Franklin County voters will weigh in on big local issues like Washington’s annexation and a close and crowded Recorder of Deeds race. Door says farming is important to Franklin County residents, so is low taxes, and that alone could drive up local turnout. Statewide voter turnout on Tuesday is projected at nearly 1.1 million people — about 27 percent of the almost 4.1 million Missourians registered to vote. Polls open at 6 and close at 7 Tuesday night. The County Clerk’s office will accept absentee ballots until 5pm on Monday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 22 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

1 day 19 hours 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 30 min ago

The Royals could have played with just two players and been fine in a 5-0 shutout of the Cardinals from Kauffman Stadium. Chris Young fired six innings of six-hit ball to improve to 4-and-0. Young walked two and struck out two as the Royals picked up their fourth straight win. Kendrys Morales took care of the offense with a five RBI night. Morales belted a three-run and a two-run home run in the first and third innings.