Deadline Passes for Franklin County Primary Races

The filing deadline for the August primary in Franklin County has come and gone, and it looks like there will be some interesting races after all.

The Franklin County Presiding Commissioner race now has three candidates after Gary Getman from St. Clair filed yesterday shortly before the 5:00 deadline. He joins incumbent John Griesheimer and Jerry Breihan from New Haven.

Current State Senator Brien Nieves joined The Franklin County Recorder of Deeds race this week and will be running against Tami Getman, Langdon Knight, Jennifer Metcalf, Judy Carroll and Doris Meyer.

Incumbent County Clerk Debbie Door is running against Stephen Pennington Jr.

For the Collector of Revenue, Incumbent Linda Emmons will run against Tori Karim and Sherri Matthews.

Offices that will run unopposed races include the County Auditor, Circuit Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney and Associate Circuit Judge in Districts 5, 6 and 7.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

19 hours 33 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 3 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.