Governor Andy Beshear announced on April 28 that Kentucky and other states have been advised by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that full enforcement of the REAL ID Act is being extended by 19 months.
Simpson County had one additional death attributed to COVID-19 in the Friday, April 30 report issued by the Barren River District Health Department.
Working in partnership with the Barren River Area Development District, representatives from Simpson County and several community organizations/stakeholders meet the third Thursday each month to continue a County-wide Community Strategic Planning Process.
Franklin-Simpson Parks and Recreation approved the master plan for future improvements at Lincoln Park on Tuesday, April 27 during a meeting.
Simpson Water commends the hardworking men and women who help ensure that tap water is “There When You Need It” during Drinking Water Week held May 2-8.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday, May 14 at the New Friendship Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 5030 Friendship Road in Auburn from noon until six o’clock.
Kentucky lawmakers passed election reform legislation in March keeping some changes for how people vote that were implemented for the 2020 elections due to the pandemic.
Simpson County will receive more than $800,000 from the state’s County Road Aid Fund program during Fiscal Year 2021 — 22 for road and bridge work.
The Simpson County Office of Emergency Management will hold Community Emergency Response Team, also known as CERT, classes beginning the first Thursday in May.
The Barren River District Health Department announced on April 13 that it has paused the administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, under the direction of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, the CDC and the FDA.
The Franklin-Simpson Human Rights Commission is sponsoring a Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Lincoln Park in Franklin.
The Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans and plats for three subdivisions at its meeting on Tuesday, April 13.
Franklin Chief of Police Roger Solomon receives two bags of stuffed animals donated by the Simpson County Democratic Woman’s Club. These stuffed animals will be given to children for comfort during traumatic situations.
For the first time in its 31-year history, Kentucky Downs is offering three $1 million races during its six-date 2021 meet. Added to the track’s signature Grade 2 Calumet Turf Cup, whose purse was first raised to seven figures in 2019, Kentucky Downs’ $1 million trio also will feature the Gr…
The Barren River District Health Departments reported on April 9 that Simpson County has had 1,985 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The City of Franklin has approved for yard sales to commence after nearly a year of restrictions due to COVID-19.
Simpson County’s unemployment rate dropped 0.001 of 1% from January to February. The February rate was also one tenth of a% lower than the February 2020 rate.
The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is Tuesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 24 at the Goodnight Memorial Library on 203 S. Main St.
A project to rehabilitate and resurface a section of I-65 in both directions in Simpson and Warren counties was scheduled to begin on Monday, April 5.
Mark Thurmond, of Franklin, was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to the office of Circuit Judge for the 49th Judicial Circuit, Division 1, of Kentucky.
The Barren River District Health Department is currently administering COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 18 years of age and older in all eight of its county clinics, which includes Simpson County.