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The Gallery on the Square is opening the “Sunny 16 Camera Club Photo Exhibit,” highlighting the regional photography of 12 area artists on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception is open to the public, though masks and social distancing practices are required.

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Look, I know the last thing you want to read about is another societal issue. The year 2020 has been relentless in showing us over and over the major issues our society has. However, I am writing this because Sept. 8 was International Literacy Day, and I think you are going to want to know m…

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Back in 2004 I wrote an article for a statewide publication about drive-in theaters in Kentucky and how they had pretty much become a thing of the past. Twelve years later I wrote another one. In the late 50s and into the 60s there were 117, almost one per county, from one end of the state t…

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The Simpson County Schools Back to School Bash was held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 as a drive- thru school supplies giveaway.

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Ruby Branch Farms at 780 Lake Spring Road is offering opportunities to visit the farm’s sunflower patch. The cost is $5 per car or $25 per session with professional photographers. For more information, visit http://rubybranchfarms.com or visit their Facebook page.

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Members of the Franklin-Simpson Fire Department Rescue Swift Water Training Team were out on Drakes Creek last Wednesday morning practicing drills. Those pictured include Firefighters Shawn Gregory, JD Shanklin, Matt White and Captain Nelson Slaughter.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Easter Egg Hunt was canceled, but Kiwanis of Franklin-Simpson is still spreading quarantine summer fun with a bike giveaway. The winners include: 2-3 age group Kona McCoy, age 2, 4-6 age group Aubree Ranburger, age 6 and 7-9 age group Madilynn Crittende…

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Above: Franklin BPW recently installed its 2020-2021 officers pictured (from left to right) President Sharon Taylor-Carrillo, Vice President Mary Thomas Vincent, Treasurer Alice Bailey, Vice President Lynn Reins, Secretary Amy Smith, Parliamentarian Laura Tyree and Executive Assistant Jackie…

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Franklin BPW 2019-20 President Stephanie Downey passes the gavel to the 2020-2021 President Sharon Taylor-Carrillo. For more information on the club, visit the Facebook page: Franklin Business and Professional Women or send an email to FranklinBPW@gmail.com.

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Rodger Bird stood in his own end zone waiting for the Virginia Tech kicker to get the 1963 University of Kentucky football season underway. He was a sophomore playing his first varsity game (freshman were ineligible back then) and a sold out Stoll Field in Lexington was waiting to see what w…

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Kummer Road is home to one of the county’s beloved traditions — Spray Paint Road. For decades, people, both young and old, have used spray paint to write messages, create art, and leave their mark in this part of Simpson County’s history.

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Whether you are cutting fresh flowers for a table arrangement, air drying them naturally to make a dried flower arrangement, or any other technique, there are 3 important rules you must follow:

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American flags were placed at gravestones of former military members in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin on Saturday to honor and remember those who served the nation.

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Joel Ray Sprowls Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville is about as old school as it gets. It’s a throwback to days gone by in the entertainment world even in Kentucky. Although it has never attained the global status of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, it has left a deep footprint in the small town whe…

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Submitted by Franklin Business and Professional Women’s Club

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Kiwanis did a few giveaways to brighten up our kids’ weekend for Easter. We did a Facebook Live video and then held a drawing from the names submitted on the video. We gave away 4 Easter Baskets and 2 Giant Bunnies, all porch delivered on Sunday so that the kids would have them for Easter.

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Benjamin, a seventh-grader, and Andrew Coates, a sixth-grader at FSMS, created a collage to prove they found everything on the list for the scavenger hunt during the FSMS Virtual Rally.

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Natalya, 10, Macaiah, 7, and Nathan, 3 McCutchen helped their mom, Natalie McCutchen, FSMS 7th grade math teacher, complete challenge four, a scavenger hunt for the virtual rally.

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Bekah Bowen, a sixth-grader at FSMS, used chalk to create an art piece channeling Ellen DeGeneres for her art challenge during the Franklin-Simpson Middle School Virtual Rally.

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Addie Gregory, a sixth-grader at FSMS,decided to deliver Easter candy to her friends for her random act of kindness challenge in the FSMS Virtual Ralley.

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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.