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Community members participate in a wobble line dance at Lincoln Park as part of the Juneteenth celebration in June 2021.

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A colorful Juneteenth sign welcomes community members to the 2021 event.

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After a three-year hiatus, the Franklin-Simpson Garden Club resumed the popular garden tours of local homes and landmarks on Saturday, June 4.

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Country music singer and songwriter, Marty Brown, was announced Feb. 28 as one of the six of the Class of 2022 to be officially inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees will include Pete Goble (bluegrass songwriting legend), Paul Yandell (master guitarist), Norah …

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Franklin-Simpson High School celebrates 2022 Franklin-Simpson Basketball Homecoming on Friday, Feb. 11 with a boys/girls 13th District varsity basketball doubleheader against the Russellville Panthers. Tip-off time will be at 6 p.m. In between the games, a 2022 Basketball Homecoming King and…

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To quote Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, Franklin-Simpson High School senior Taylor Harvey “had the time of her life” in competing at the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky competition in Lexington during the week of Jan. 3.

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Above: The McCutchin family includes Natalie,

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Right: Lola Stone, 7, stands next to a snowman.

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Snow days in Simpson County

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Jaxson Quesinberry goes four-wheeling in the snow.

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Branden Vaughn, Kaitlyn Vaughn, Chloie Vaughn, Creed Vaughn and Cocoa, the dog, enjoy some time in the snow.

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With little regard to the historical significance of anything created by nature or man, or more importantly human life, an F4 tornado dropped all sorts of destruction on a widespread section of our state on Dec. 11.

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The benefit event included a special reading of the Dr. Seuss book and photo opportunities with the Grinch.

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Trotter Photography and Mill House Cafe hosted a “Meet the Grinch” event to benefit the Simpson County Animal Shelter on Saturday.

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Tractor Supply Co. recently presented a check for the Simpson County Animal Shelter PETIO project. Pictured (from left to right) Tractor Supply employees Matthew Hudson, Lora Dean, Austin Williams and animal shelter volunteers Jennifer Sturm, and Mike Gregory.

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Franklin Presbyterian Church, which runs the Matthew 25 Clothes Closet, has received an urgent request for 20 women’s coats for a local women’s shelter. The church is asking the community to search closets to help with the donations. For more information, contact the church by calling 270-586-4535.

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Middleton Baptist Church will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion service on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. The church is located at 9193 Middleton Circle Franklin, KY 42134 All are welcome to attend this special ceremony as we focus on the “Reason for the season, Jesus Christ!” For more…

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Through the combined efforts of REALTORS® Hope for Hunger and Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH), a total of 13,063 servings of food have been distributed to families in need in Simpson County Schools.

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Left: Corbyn Mann, front left, and Harlan Mann, front right, wave as the annual Christmas Parade passes through the square on Friday. Below: The 10th Annual Hometown Holiday Craft Bazaar as held inside the First United Methodist Church.

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Toyland Express train rides were offered between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday.

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The 10th Annual Hometown Holiday Craft Bazaar as held inside the First United Methodist Church.

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The winner of the Franklin Simpson Yard of the Month for Outdoor Lighting Holiday Decorating is the home of Bobby Joe and Ginny Moody on West Cedar Street. This is an historic house constructed around 1889 on a lot that cost $100. One unique feature is a fireplace built from the bricks of Fr…

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Jay Bauer was the locker room attendant of the Kentucky Colonels professional basketball team in Louisville. At least that was his title in 1975, and at the age of 23 he had been involved with the Colonels for all nine of their American Basketball Association seasons. He started as a ball bo…

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Left: The start of the lunar eclipse is pictured Friday during the early morning hours.. Right: The lunar eclipse is pictured in process Friday morning.

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The Lunar Eclipse is pictured in process on Friday morning.

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Waylon is a handsome 1 1/2 yr old English Bulldog-Lab mix. He has lived his entire life with dogs. He is playful, sweet and has a good temperament. He likes to hold hands. He is sponsored. His fully vetted adoption fee is $50. He is waiting to give you lots of love. Visit the Simpson County …