The Franklin-Simpson High School participated in the Kentucky State Robotics Championship competition held virtually April 18-25. The team earned several acknowledgements including first, second and third placements.
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Historic photographs of Franklin and Simpson County were donated to the Simpson County Justice Center by the 2019-2020 Simpson County Bicentennial Committee. These photographs are displayed on the second floor of the Justice Center.
This is the first time in 28 years the Gallery has been unable to host the Young Artist Exhibit. The 2020 exhibit was scheduled to open just as the statewide shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic went into effect. That exhibit became virtual as photos of the 250 pieces of student art were p…
Franklin-Simpson Renaissance in collaboration with partners Simpson County Tourism and The Gallery on the Square is hosting a new festival this fall.
My first encounter with legendary journalist and KET host Al Smith was in late 1973, where he was publishing the Logan Leader newspaper in Russellville. At the time I ran a monthly advertising publication out of Bowling Green, but printed it in Indiana.
The Gallery on the Square’s “Putting the ART in the HeART of Franklin” exhibit is currently on display. The project is open to professional, amateur and youth artists of all ages.
A fundraiser is currently underway to raise funds for a structure project called The PETIO to help with animal adoptions at the Simpson County Animal Shelter.
Franklin’s own Harristown community is currently celebrating its 25th year anniversary deemed as a Historical District by the National Registry of Historic Places.
The Junior American Citizens (JAC) part of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) held its annual awards ceremony on Jan. 22, 2021 at Simpson Elementary.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we have to approach our activities and events and we are excited to focus on “putting the ART in the heART of Franklin” in 2021.
R.E.A.C.H. Franklin, KY (Racial Equality through Action and Community Help), a local non-profit organization is working to bring the community together by identifying needs within Simpson County. The group’s first action is to improve Lincoln Park.
The day had begun with so much hope. Spring was just around the corner as the yellow school bus picked up its last student and was headed to the Prestonsburg Elementary and High School three miles away. It was 8:10 a.m., and US 23 had its usual amount of traffic.
The federal government requires many students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to verify information reported on the FAFSA. In many cases, their parents will also have to provide information. Students requiring verification are chosen by the U.S. Department of …
The public is invited to join the African American Heritage Center for the 2021 Virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 92nd Birthday Commemoration Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 17 beginning at 3 p.m.
Before Rupp Arena...before the Yum Center...before Memorial Coliseum...before Freedom Hall...before Diddle Arena there was the Sportscenter inOw-ensboro. Basketball for decades has been searching for the ultimate place to play and be watched by thousands of fans.
Seeing my loving and caring family on both sides. Exchanging gifts to one another. I love making gifts for my family on both sides. And seeing what Santa leaves us.
People Serving People will prepare free Christmas meals for the community on Friday, Dec. 25 at the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin-Simpson at 103 S. Court St. from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Simpson County Literacy Center received a $5,000 grant from the Walmart Community Grant Foundation for their work with the community enhancing literacy. By receiving this grant, they are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where they operate. “We …
A glass case of toys — from cups and play kitchen items to toy cars and action figures — are pictured as part of the exhibit. The Simpson County Historical Society and History Center is located at 207 N. College St.
A Christmas gift to a six-year-old boy in Louisville in 1963 several years later began to take on a life of its own, especially when it was connected to the late Muhammad Ali.