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Above: A “Happy Birthday City of Franklin cake” was on display in front of the Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce for the celebration. Below left: Franklin’s “Fork in the Road” was decorated with red, white and blue for the Fourth of July Bicentennial Cruise. Below right: Gold City Store w…

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The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Gallatin, Tennessee man on a drug possession charge and three other charges following a traffic stop on Wednesday, July 1.

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The Fix Foundation in Franklin will receive more than $5,000 in spay/neuter funding from the #SpayTogether coalition, which is made up of over 25 national animal welfare organizations and is being led by the Humane Society of the United States.

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The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) reminds taxpayers that the 2019 state income tax filing deadline is coming up on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

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An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the New Friendship Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 5030 Friendship Road in Auburn on Friday, July 10 from 12 Noon until 6 p.m.

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Brian “Tiger” Gann and Amy McGrath were among the winners in Simpson County in the June primary election. Simpson County results from the election were released by the county clerk’s office on June 29.

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In observance of the Independence Day holiday fireworks are permitted in the Franklin city limits on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. until midnight both days and Sunday, July 5 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

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The Franklin City Commission approved an ordinance adopting the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 at its meeting on Monday, June 22. The vote was unanimous.

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Franklin Police arrested a Franklin man on two charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a juvenile female.

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Franklin Police say counterfeit money was discovered at Kentucky Downs within four days of each other.

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A total of 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Simpson County by the Barren River District Health Department as of Monday, June 22. Of the Simpson County cases, 46 have recovered. There have been three deaths.

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A voting stand is pictured inside of the courthouse on Tuesday.

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Kentuckians head to the polls for primary election

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last week announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has receiv…

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(From left to right) Mickey Lewis II, Kyre Phillips, Derfra Holt, Tammie McCory and Franklin Community Church Pastor Eric Walker are pictured at the community rally on Sunday, June 14.

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Community gathers for second support rally

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Franklin-Simpson Community Support Rally Organizer Heather Crawford created signs, which read, “We said Black Lives Matter never said only Black Lives Matter, we know All Lives Matter, we just need your help with #BlackLivesMatter because Black lives are in danger.” The signs were posted dur…

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A Pembroke, Kentucky woman was arrested on seven charges following a traffic stop on U.S. 31-W South near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line on Thursday, June 11.

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are six cents higher week at $1.986, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

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A total of 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Simpson County by the Barren River District Health Department as of Monday, June 15. Of the Simpson County cases, 42 have recovered. There have been three deaths.