May 20th was World Bee Day, and Franklin can proudly state that it has its own bee supply company.
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The Fork in the Road. The Cutting Edge of Simpson County. The Glider Weather Vane. The Mercury Capsule Replica. If you haven’t seen these landmarks unique to Simpson County, this summer is your chance!
In 2013, Stephanie Morton first stepped through the doors of Buddy House, which is the Bowling Green showcase facility for Down Syndrome of Southern Kentucky (DSSKY). Five years later, she became the executive director. And now, she barely takes a breath between Buddy House events.
When Lacey Phillips, the director of the Franklin-Simpson High School (FSHS) Family Resource and Youth Service Center (FRYSC), refers to her program, it sounds like “Frisky.”
Sandford Duncan Inn, a historical stagecoach stop and once a place for duels on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, is opening for the season on May 18.
Kim Roberts, the Executive Director of Franklin-Simpson Renaissance, is halfway through her third year of being the Executive Director of Franklin-Simpson Renaissance, and she’s putting her stamp on the organization.
When Michelle Estes, Operations Manager of the Simpson County Conservation District (SCCD), talks about conservation, she starts with the big picture: “We came out of the Dust Bowl.”
Two of the 2023 Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival’s most exciting events will open on May 11th, and both will be relocating to Richland Park.
Ally Clay and Angel Payne walked out with first-place wins in a regional meeting of the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women (KFBPW) held last month in Madisonville. Clay and Payne will go on to compete at the state conference in June. Ten members of the Franklin Business a…
A small but knowledgeable group of specialists gathered behind the Sanford Duncan Inn in Franklin last week to perform restoration processes on the headstones and monuments that dot the cemetery located around fifty yards behind the Inn.
Billy Wilkerson is the founder and lead investigator of Franklin-Simpson’s paranormal investigating team named Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF).
Dana Patterson began her position as the Executive Director of the Literacy Center in February 2020. Two weeks later, the Covid pandemic shut everything down. What started as a new job with a bit of a learning curve quickly took on crisis proportions. “I was just starting to learn a few thin…
Choosing a career, for some, means a good deal of soul-searching to select the path genuinely meant for them. For others, their passion for a specific something leaves them no doubt about what they will do until they retire. Now, retired Kentucky Game Warden Jeff Finn fits into the latter category.
Dr. Russ Witcher will be appearing at the Gallery on the Square in Franklin on Saturday, March 25th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to sign copies of his Franklin-based book, “Going Home to Die No More.”
In 1968, Portland resident Henry O. (Chip) Arnold, III, did not look like a success story in the making.
Forty years ago, on March 13, 1983, to be exact, the late Ralph and Jolene Morgan opened Roy’s-Bar-B-Que. The original location was located near Stuart Smotherman Road on 431 North, Russellville, Ky.
Jo Ann Gore seems unfazed by the steady stream of visitors to her house. The inevitable result of being the contact person for Ronnie McDowell’s performance on March 11th — the first concert to be held at Portland’s newly-opened Temple Theater. Because of Gore’s role as manager of ticket sal…
Portland, Tenn. has another champion. Her name is Leah Stradtner.
Community members participate in a wobble line dance at Lincoln Park as part of the Juneteenth celebration in June 2021.
After a three-year hiatus, the Franklin-Simpson Garden Club resumed the popular garden tours of local homes and landmarks on Saturday, June 4.
Days are long gone since anyone thought comic books were just for kids. It’s the old saying, “Follow the money.”
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 …
The Franklin-Simpson Community Arts Council is presenting a Youth Theatre Production of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”
R.E.A.C.H. Franklin KY is hosting a lip-syncing competition on Saturday, April 30 at 203 S. Main St.
Simpson County has applied for state funds to support local economic growth.
The Gallery on the Square is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2022.
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…
The Simpson County Animal Shelter recently benefitted with an influx of monetary donations due to a recent Internet campaign.
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.
Branden Vaughn, Kaitlyn Vaughn, Chloie Vaughn, Creed Vaughn and Cocoa, the dog, enjoy some time in the snow.
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.
Bubba, Michelle, Nate, Jayden, Cooper and Garrett Thomas are pictured with Santa Claus. The Thomas family received the Shining Bright Home Award.
Tammie Carey, left, co-owner of Mustard Seed Market is pictured with Amy Ellis, executive director Simpson County Tourism. Mustard Seed Market, received the Shine Bright Business Award.
Scott and Lisa Frix received a Shine Bright Home Award as part of Simpson County Tourism’s Christmas light contest.
The benefit event included a special reading of the Dr. Seuss book and photo opportunities with the Grinch.
Trotter Photography and Mill House Cafe hosted a “Meet the Grinch” event to benefit the Simpson County Animal Shelter on Saturday.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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