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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.

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A Franklin woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Bell Street and West Washington Street on Monday, April 26.

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A Freightliner tractor truck was destroyed by fire along I-65 in Simpson County on Tuesday, April 27.

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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.

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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.

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Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue responded to a call involving a garbage truck at Bluegrass Place Apartments off Highway 1008 near Witt Road on Monday, April 19.

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The operator and passenger of a horse and carriage were injured in a traffic collision on Gold City Road on Tuesday, April 20.

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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.

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The number of Simpson County’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 reached 2,011 in the Barren River District Health Department report issued on Friday, April 16.

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A Franklin man was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault in connection with another man allegedly being stabbed in the leg on Wednesday, April 14.

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A grease build up was said to be the cause of a fire in a hood vent over a broiler at Burger King restaurant on Nashville Road near the I-65 interchange on Monday, April 12.

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A two-vehicle head on collision on North Main Street at the intersection of Morgantown Road injured two Franklin residents on Sunday, April 4.

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The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Franklin woman on a methamphetamine possession charge and other charges following a traffic stop on Saturday, April 3.

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The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Franklin man after serving a search warrant at his Russellville Road residence last on Wednesday, March 24.