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Starting the morning on the right foot can help set a path toward a successful day, and for many, that strong start begins with breakfast. In fact, a lot of research supports the idea of having a balanced meal in the morning. When you turn to breakfast to fuel your morning, look for seasonal…

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The spring season brings to mind flowers blooming and plants springing back to life, making it the ideal time to enjoy fresh produce in meals throughout the day. Salads are of course one of the easiest ways to combine the flavors of your favorite fruits and veggies, but you can take your gre…

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As we age, an increasing number of us link our emotional and physical well-being to our overall health. After all, you can’t do the things you enjoy if you aren’t healthy.

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The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and you’re probably ready to get outside. Spring offers new opportunities for outdoor fun for the entire family. In fact, it is the perfect time to create a bucket list of warm weather activities for the season ahead.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman James Comer (KY-01) announced the start of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition, open to high school students throughout the 1st Congressional District. The United States House of Representatives hosts this competition each year to recognize talented y…

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The Franklin Simpson High School, or FSHS, HOSA club has many upcoming events including the State Conference, which was scheduled for March, and Internationals in June.

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Franklin First United Methodist Church held its Women’s Spring Luncheon on March 13 in the Christian Life Center. “We do this to make money for a lot of local charities or United Methodist charities,” GaylaCoates, organizer for the luncheon, said. Organizations the church donates to include …

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The Leadership Franklin-Simpson Alumni hosted a business after hours at Franklin Elementary School in their sensory room to encourage community members to look at the 2019 Leadership Classes project.

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The Simpson County Daughters of the American Revolution held the Junior American Citizens Awards reception on March 7 at the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin-Simpson.

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Above: Jeff Goodnight, from the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin, receives a check for $220.82 from Jerri Lynn Fleenor, Franklin Merchant Association Secretary, after the first biannual Have-a-Heart Fundraiser this February hosted by the Downtown Franklin Merchants. Below left: Jamie Tuck, Fr…

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Lisa Deavers, director of The Gallery on the Square, was the second recipient of a check from the Downtown Merchants Association for $220.82. Franklin Merchants Association Vice President Michelle Harding presented the check. The merchants donated 10% of the sales from one weekend to local n…

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If you want a movie that leans away from the traditional movie layout, this film is perfect for you. In most movies, the movie begins with some manner of tragedy. As the movie progresses, the storyline becomes happier and more cheerful and ends with the main character’s happily ever after. “…

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The City of Franklin has started working on the next alley as part of their Alley Project. The alley located between Main Street and the Justice Center is currently undergoing revitalizations from Cedar to Kentucky Street. ”We hope the majority of the work will be completed in the spring, so…

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The Gallery on the Square is gearing up for the 27th Young Artist Exhibit set to open on March 19 with a reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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March 5 Simpson County Conservation District Appreciation Banquet Ag Building, Jim Robertson Community Park, 6 p.m. RSVP — Michelle — 270-850-3122

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You don’t have to be a sports fan to know who Bobby Knight is. Three weeks ago there he was, looking all of his 79-years, being escorted onto the court by former players in Assembly Hall at Indiana University where he reached revered status by winning three NCAA titles. He was back.

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State arts leaders gathered Feb. 21 in Frankfort for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual celebration of the Commonwealth’s arts community and the vital roles it plays in the state’s livelihood. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for …

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A limited number of $49 tickets are available now for the third annual Wine into Water fundraiser for the Living Waters for the World (LWW) project of Franklin Presbyterian Church, taking place at The Cornerstone, 202 West Kentucky Avenue, Saturday, March 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event a…

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Installing gardens with milkweed and other flowering plants is a way for the public to help conserve the monarch butterfly, but University of Kentucky scientists have found not all gardens are equal when it comes to attracting them. A new study conducted by Adam Baker, UK doctoral student, a…

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Feb. 25 that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments under the landmark U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement on schedu…

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For the past several years, off and on, Franklin-Simpson High School has celebrated not only school spirit during the week of homecoming, but also the students giving side.

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A new bride eases out of bed quietly and creeps around to the end of the bed where she takes her husband’s toe in her hand and shakes it. It is an early morning in 1970 and Renee Hicks is carefully waking her husband Don who is having a nightmare, again.

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The Franklin-Simpson High School FFA Agriculture Commodity Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Feb. 17 in the culinary lab in the CTE hallway of the high school.

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Community members, friends and family visited Christy Ramey on Jan. 27 at her retirement party. Ramey is retiring from the position of Simpson County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science after seven years in Simpson County and 25 years overall. The farewell party was held in the n…

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Mary Beth Martin wakes up every day and gets ready for work. She comes to Franklin-Simpson High School and starts preparing for breakfast and the upcoming lunch shifts.

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“How are you going to contribute to the dream?” This was the question that Pastor Barrett Wright emphatically asked the large crowd assembled Monday morning at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church hosted by the Franklin-Simpson Human Rig…