About a month-long combination of dry, hot weather that began in early June and continued through early July had a negative impact on some Simpson County crops.
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.
Barren River District Health Department officials announced July 27 that the first probable case of monkeypox in the Barren River District had been identified.
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 …
FRANKFORT — Secretary of State Michael Adams announced on July 29 that voter registration continues to rebound after two years of stasis, with 8,486 new voters added in June.
Simpson Fiscal Court during its July 19 meeting authorized the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office to buy equipment for four additional school resource officers.
Construction of a new convention center and a SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel continues at The Mint Gaming Hall at Kentucky Downs on 31-W South in Franklin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of its Roe v. Wade decision means more work for the Kentucky General Assembly, a leading state senator said in a Lexington television interview broadcast Sunday.
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.
FRANKFORT — Action by Attorney General Daniel Cameron and a coalition of attorneys general led a federal district court to stop the federal government from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful guidance on federal anti-discrimination laws.
J’Nora McCutchen-Anderson is the new principal at Franklin Elementary. She replaces Rachel Wright. It was announced in early June that Wright had resigned.
Gov. Beshear has appointed Gary Broady of Franklin and Melissa Dennison of Lexington as members of the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents.
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.
Final development and preliminary development plans for subdivisions were approved by the Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission on July 5.
The Franklin City Commission on Monday heard first reading of a rezoning ordinance for a site where a mixed-use commercial development is planned.
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.
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.