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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.

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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 …