The Franklin City Commission approved second and final reading of one ordinance rezoning a site for a multi-family high-density residential district and heard first reading of another ordinance rezoning a site to a single-family and two-family residential district on May 22.
The Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission approved a preliminary development plan for a proposed business known as Franklin Southern Tire Mart on May 16.
Fire destroyed a sports utility vehicle traveling through Simpson County on I-65 on May 23.
The Simpson County Board of Education approved a more than $40.7 million tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2023 — 2024 at its May 18 meeting.
The Simpson County Board of Education approved an interlocal agreement with the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office, City of Franklin (Franklin City Commission) and Simpson County (Simpson Fiscal Court) for funding the school resource officer program at the board’s May 18 meeting.
A Cleveland, Ohio man was arrested on I-65 in Simpson County on May 25 in connection with the alleged theft of a semi truck and trailer.
Simpson County’s unemployment rate in April was one half of one% lower than the March rate. The April 2023 rate was one tenth of one% higher than the April 2022 rate of two point nine%.
The Franklin-Simpson Fire-Rescue building is getting a new roof replacing the one that was damaged during the March 3 windstorm.
A Russellville man charged in Logan County with four counts of cruelty to animals, second degree has resigned from the Franklin Police Department.
The Goodnight Memorial Library and Friends of the Library have partnered with Franklin-Simpson Parks and Recreation to provide Little Free Libraries at all three of the public parks in Franklin.
A Franklin man was arrested following a traffic stop by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office on May 17.
Simpson Fiscal Court approved first reading of the county’s Fiscal Year 2023 — 2024 budget ordinance on May 16; however, the vote for approval was not unanimous.
The Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on May 17 at what is billed as “Simpson County’s largest space for events and conventions.”
A major road rehabilitation project by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on the portion of Highway 100 in Franklin known as West Cedar Street, between High Street and Highway 1008, begins with lane closures from May 30 through June 2.
Simpson Fiscal Court approved first reading of an ordinance approving an interlocal agreement authorizing funding for the school resource officer program in the Simpson County School System on May 16.
Simpson County winners in the Kentucky gubernatorial races in the May primary election were Democratic incumbent Andy Beshear and Republican Ryan Quarles.
Four Franklin-Simpson High School (FSHS) seniors have been honored with significant academic scholarships as they head off to college. The students include Lois Vanbeek, Taryn Discher, Jesse Punzalon, and Seth Pinson
On May 11, 2023, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of nearly $500,000 in literacy grants to Kentucky nonprofit organizations, libraries, and schools. The funds are part of the Foundation’s historical, one-day literacy donation of more than $13 million throughout the …
The Simpson County Grand Jury met in session on the 10th day of May 2023 and returned into open court indictments against the following individuals:
The Franklin City Commission approved a decommissioning plan for a solar farm at their May 8 meeting.
The Franklin City Commission approved an ordinance rezoning property on Blackjack Road to residential where a 169-unit apartment complex is proposed at their May 8 meeting.
Simpson County’s Annual Memorial Day Service is Sunday, May 28 at Greenlawn Cemetery beginning at 2 p.m.
Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue was called to Global Cleaners on Global Avenue after a passing motorist saw smoke coming from a vent on May 5.
A Kentucky Highway Patrolman killed in the line of duty in Franklin in December 1935 was honored by Kentucky State Police and the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office during a fallen trooper memorial service on Wednesday, May 10.
A weapon was found in a student’s vehicle Friday, May 5, 2023, on Franklin-Simpson School property.
Last Thursday, May 4th, members of the Simpson County community, along with Franklin-Simpson’s officials joined in honoring National Day of Prayer on the courthouse lawn. During the service, several prayed for the community, state, and country. Reverend Chris Patterson of First United Method…
A Franklin, Ky. Police Officer was arrested Wednesday, May 03, 2023, in Logan County and charged with four counts of Cruelty to Animals Second Degree.
Sunday’s thunderstorms resulted in tree damage in front of the Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office at 619 North Main Street.
Simpson Fiscal Court, by a 3-2 vote, approved an interlocal agreement to provide $100,000 to the Simpson County School System for the school resource officer program during Fiscal Year 2023 — 2024 at the court’s May 2 meeting.
Races for the Democratic and Republican nominations for Governor of Kentucky highlight the ballot for the May 16 Primary election. There are no local races on the ballot.
A ceremonial groundbreaking for an existing Franklin. industry locating a new facility in the Henderson Industrial Park was held on April 27.
The City of Franklin was recently recertified as a “Certified City of Ethics.”
The Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission approved a phase one final development plan for a residential subdivision on May 2.
Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue received 36 calls during April.
The Franklin-Simpson High School Cheerleaders were the winners of two categories at the REACH organization’s second annual Lip Sync Competition held April 29 at the Goodnight Auditorium.
April’s rainfall in Simpson County was more than two inches below the month’s average.
Students Cayden Dunn and Joshua Martin, both of Bowling Green High School, each won local Optimist International Oratorical Contests earning them spots to compete at the Kentucky/West Virginia District Competition.
On April 26, 2023, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Portland, Tenn. Police, along with Portland Fire, and Sumner County Emergency Medical Services responded to the area of S. Broadway and Longview Drive on a report of a traffic crash. Upon arrival, two vehicles were discovered to have heavy dama…
The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the…
The Simpson County Grand Jury met in session on the 12th day of April, 2023, and returned into open court indictments against the following individuals:
First reading of an ordinance rezoning property on Blackjack Road for a proposed apartment complex was heard at the April 24 Franklin City Commission meeting.
The Franklin-Simpson Farmer’s Market opens for 2023 on Saturday, April 29. The farmer’s market is on North Main Street next to the Simpson County Extension Service building.
Excused in-person voting in the Simpson County Clerk’s Office for the May 16 primary election is May 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
The 8th Class of the Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame was inducted on April 27.
The Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments approved a conditional use permit for operation of a mobile concrete plant at their April 24 meeting.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a White House, Tennessee man on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) on April 30.
Simpson County’s annual unemployment rate dropped six tenths of one% from 2021 to 2022.
Simpson County’s unemployment rate was eight tenths of one% lower in March than in February. The March 2023 rate was also one tenth of one% lower than the March 2022 rate.
The 2nd Annual Lip Sync Competition will be held on Saturday, April 29th, at the Goodnight Memorial Library Auditorium. The event is advertised as a “FUNdraiser” for the Lincoln Park Project and is sponsored by Franklin’s Racial Equality through Action and Community Help (R.E.A.C.H.) agency.
No action was taken by Simpson Fiscal Court on a proposed interlocal agreement between the Simpson County Schools and the City of Franklin to provide funding for the school system’s school resource officer during their April 18 meeting.
A four% across the board pay increase for all Simpson County School System employees was approved by the Simpson County Board of Education.
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