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Max is a 1-2 year old, 40 lb. Terrier mix who is happy, attentive and gentle. He loves humans, dogs and cats. He keeps his kennel clean and knows basic commands. We think he’d make a good service dog. He is sponsored! $50 adoption fee, fully vetted. For more information, visit the Simpson Co…

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The Franklin-Simpson Garden Club has awarded the September Yard of the Month Award in the category of Residential Gardening to Rob and Kristin Wilson on Woodmont Circle in Franklin. They have lived there for 6 years and have made an amazing transformation in their yard.

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The Franklin-Simpson Garden Club happily announces the winners of the August Yard of the Month for residential gardening. They are Brian and Stacy Tully who reside on West Cedar Street here in Franklin.

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Left: This year’s Hometown Harvest Dinner brought a crowd to The Barn at Bethel Grove on Friday, Aug. 6. Right: Lily Hunter, one of the organizers of the Farmers Market, poses in front of the logo for the dinner that she drew in chalk.

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Ms. Geraldine Shannon, of Springfield, Tennessee, and William Samuels, of Franklin, Kentucky, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Lataisha Nakia Shannon to Allen Troy Hyde on Aug. 14, 2021. Lataisha is a resident of Springfield, but lived in Franklin as a child. He…

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Lily Hunter, one of the organizers of the Farmers Market, poses in front of the logo for the dinner that she drew in chalk.

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Most people outside of Louisville probably have never heard of David Hawpe. But there was a time, while serving as the managing editor of the influential Louisville Courier-Journal, Hawpe’s opinion mattered.

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Shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, James Chandler ran a brush through his long brown hair and used a pearly table standing mirror as a guide to apply a bubblegum pink lip-gloss shade over his lips, a final touch in his makeup routine before taking the stage.

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Simpson County is now home to a giant fork and knife. According to Simpson County Tourism, the giant knife statue is the first piece to be installed at the Blackjack Sculpture Garden.

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The Simpson County Historical Center in Franklin is having a Marty Brown Birthday Bash on July 22 at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for museum. The birthday party celebration also commemorates Brown’s introduction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

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The Franklin-Simpson Community Arts Council presented an encore presentation of the play “This Place We Call Home” on July 9-11 at the newly renovated Goodnight Memorial Library Auditorium.

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Left: The play was originally performed in 2019 as part of the county’s Bi-Centennial celebration and returned to the stage with 30 cast members over the weekend.

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Above: The cast performs a scene from the play written by local writer Debra J. Thornton.

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The Spyders Band performs at Fireworks at the Downs on, July 2. The event featured a concession fundraiser hosted by Project Graduation followed by a fireworks display over the racetracks.

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Every year when the 4th of July rolls around I have a memory flashback to an Independence Day event that at the time was a bit of a personal embarrassment for not only me but my two young children.

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The Franklin-Simpson Community Arts Council is preparing for an encore presentation of the play “This Place We Call Home,” on July 9-10 at 7 p.m. and July 11 at 3 p.m. at the newly renovated Goodnight Memorial Library Auditorium located at 203 S. Main St. in Franklin.

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Stepping into the eclectic backyard of Harold and Sheila Logan at their home of 38 years on the 1800 section of Macedonia Road is an exciting and joyful adventure. The Franklin-Simpson Garden Club has chosen their place for the July Yard of the Month for their vegetable garden — and so much more.

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Community members participate in a wobble line dance at Lincoln as part of the Juneteenth celebration on Saturday. Simpson County Historical Society President James Henry Snider was asked to witness, count and record the number of participants for the Juneteenth file at the history center. A…

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Inflatables were setup for kids during the event.

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A colorful Juneteenth sign welcomes community members to the event.

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Wanda Tuck greets a visitor at the food booth on Saturday.

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To celebrate National Garden Week on June 6-12, the Franklin-Simpson Garden Club is showcasing two incredible gardens for their first Yard of the Month winners.

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I have traveled from one end of Kentucky to the other. In fact I have written several books about those visits. “Eating Your Way Across Kentucky,” “Shopping Your Way Across Kentucky,” “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before you Die,” and “Road Trip Eats.” So I know a little about our state.

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The Franklin BPW officers for the 2021-2022 year were installed on May 17 at the annual awards and installation ceremony. Officers include President Sharon Taylor-Carrillo, Vice President Jackie Craig, Secretary Amy Smith, Treasurer Alice Bailey, Parliamentarian Laura Tyree and not pictured …

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If Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones ever had to be in combat there’s one person he would like to have in his foxhole, Ryan Lemond. But, if that never happens, Jones is content to have him as his sidekick on their popular radio show heard over 53 radio stations across Kentucky.

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Our town of Franklin has long been known as the Garden Spot of Kentucky. The Franklin-Simpson Garden Club is honoring this tradition--and National Gardening Week--by announcing the winner of its first “Yard of the Month” Award on June 5.

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Above left: Kelly Korn & Kandy Shop, at 109 W. Cedar St., celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting hosted by the Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce on May 7 at 9 a.m. Above right: Kelly Korn & Kandy Shop offers a variety of sweet treats.

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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…

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White blossoms can be seen across Simpson County.

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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.

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Pink flowers shine during a spring sunset.

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Spring is in the air as the month of March ends.