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…
A Portland, Tennessee woman and two Franklin women received sentences in Simpson Circuit Court stemming from the August 2018 death of a Franklin man.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Simpson County Clerk’s Office will be closed Thursday, July 2 for thorough cleaning and sanitizing, and Friday, July 3 for the Independence Day holiday before reopening to the public Monday, July 6.
Simpson Fiscal Court approved second and final reading of the county’s Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget ordinance during a special called meeting on June 29.
Curtis Burgett is one four candidates in the November 3 General Election for the District Four seat on the Simpson County Board of Education.
LifeSkills Inc. in Bowling Green received $491,818 to expand telehealth services throughout 18 rural counties in south central and western Kentucky, including Simpson County.
The Simpson County Board of Education approved resumption of athletic activities following Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) COVID-19 return to participation guidelines during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 18.
The Stuff the Bus Foundation announces its plan of events for summer 2020, starting with the Bluegrass Cellular “Classroom Expanded” Kickoff Tour and leading to the 15th Annual Stuff the Bus Foundation Live Event presented by Logan Aluminum.
Simpson Fiscal Court discussed naming two roads in Franklin-Simpson Community Park in honor of former long time fiscal court magistrates at its meeting on Tuesday, June 16.
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.
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…
The Goodnight Memorial Library on South Main Street has reopened to the public. It reopened on June 15 after being closed more than a year for renovations.
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…
Eastside Missionary Baptist Church has postponed their annual revival until a later date due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The new date for the revival will be announced.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to fund hiring additional officers.
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.