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Plans presented by Franklin Bank and Trust Company for a new building at the site of their main branch on North Main Street were approved July 26 by the Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission.

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A Franklin woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision Aug. 1 at Highway 1008 and North Street.

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Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Franklin-Simpson Center hosted instructors and staff from across the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education network on campus for three days of training July 26-28 to deliver the Manufacturing Core Exercise curriculum on problem …

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Franklin-Simpson Fire-Rescue responded to a residence at 508 East Kentucky St. just after midnight on July 19.

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The new, easy-to-remember 988 behavioral-health crisis hotline took 220 calls on the first weekend it went live in Kentucky, according to Gov. Andy Beshear, marking a 30% increase over the former 800-272-8255 number, which still works.

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A Franklin man was injured when the pick-up truck he was driving left 31-W North at the intersection of Patton Road on July 21

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With 113 of the state’s 120 counties with an elevated risk from coronavirus on the latest weekly risk map Thursday, it’s no wonder that Gov. Andy Beshear sounded the alarm that “Covid is spreading” and strongly urged the state’s seniors to get booster vaccinations.

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Fireworks were fired in Mitchellville, Tenn., on Saturday after normal July Fourth celebrations were delayed by dry weather. Along with the fireworks show, the event featured food vendors and live music.

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Franklin police are investigating recent thefts of items from vehicles.

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United Way of Southern Kentucky announced Monday that it is investing a total of $44,500 in education, income, health and safety net programs and services for its July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 funding period in Simpson County.

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Republican Party of Kentucky Party Chairman Mac Brown and Republican leadership in the state celebrated a milestone in the history of the Republican Party: there are now more registered Republicans than Democrats in Kentucky.

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Who is up for a road trip? Ready to see new sights, but not sure what is out there? The 2022-23 Kentucky Official Highway Map, which invites travelers to Get Out and Explore Kentucky, is the literal roadmap Kentucky residents and visitors need for their next adventure.

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This summer has already had extended periods of high humidity with at least one day of an actual air temperature of 100 degrees. On July 6, the temperature at the Mesonet weather station four miles southwest of Franklin in Simpson County reached 99.6, rounded up was 100 degrees.

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Daniel Patrick Klingmann, from Boy Scout Troop 47 in Franklin, the son of Christine and Chad Johnson and a senior at Franklin-Simpson High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the BSA.

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A Christiana, Tenn., man faces charges in Simpson County stemming from an alleged burglary and theft of $10,040 worth of jewelry, along with other items from a residence in the 300 block of Williamsburg Road in November 2014.

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Warren RECC is having their annual membership meeting on July 21 at 6 p.m. in Bowling Green at the Warren East High School Auditorium.