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Fire damaged a residence on DB Burr Road on Jan. 28.

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A resident of Lewis Manor Independent Living Apartments died after being taken to The Medical Center at Franklin from a fire at his residence on Jan. 23.

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The Simpson County Board of Education approved bids for construction of a new 700-seat auditorium on the F-S High School campus during their regular Jan. 19 board meeting.

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Franklin Police arrested a Franklin man on two counts of third degree assault involving a police officer or probation officer in connection with alleged incidents at Walmart on January 29.

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In a community endeavor that surely would have made Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., smile, on Monday, Jan. 16th, the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) hosted a breakfast to honor the MLK holiday, organized through partnerships among Franklin city officials, the African American Heritage Cent…

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On Monday, Jan.16, the Franklin-Simpson Boys and Girls Club was recognized by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as one of the nation’s premier clubs. James Clark, President, along with seventeen staff members, traveled from Atlanta to present the Franklin-Simpson organization with a $12,80…

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The Simpson County grand jury will hear the case of a Bowling Green man charged with murder — domestic violence in connection with the death of an Auburn woman whose body was found at a hotel in Franklin on Dec. 11, 2022.

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A Bethpage, Tenn. man received a total five-year sentence on a charge of manslaughter-second degree and three other charges stemming from a traffic accident in Simpson County that claimed the life of his brother in March 2022.

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Simpson Fiscal Court approved a grant match consisting of funding and or in-kind services for construction of a safe room at Franklin-Simpson Community Park on Jan. 17.

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Franklin Police are investigating the theft of a utility trailer from the parking lot at Simpson County Tire on Industrial Drive.

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A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned an indictment on January 11 charging a Franklin pharmacist and his spouse with conspiracy to commit theft of medical products and conspiracy to unlawfully distribute controlled substances.

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Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is supporting a new award to recognize high school teachers and guidance counselors for their outstanding efforts in assisting students with their college-going plans. The SKYCTC Pathfinder High School Teacher/Counselor Recogniti…

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When Elizabeth Martin-Villalobos was 10-years-old, she decided to be in the museum industry. Martin-Villalobos, who was named Executive Director of Simpson County Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and the Gallery on the Square in Franklin, Ky. in March of 2022.

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A husband and wife were both arrested on a charge of assault, second degree — domestic violence after what Franklin Police said was a domestic dispute that ended in a stabbing in a room at Holiday Inn Express on Neha Drive on Jan. 12.

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A Portland, Tennessee man was arrested on seven charges after he was allegedly found by police sleeping in the driver’s seat of a vehicle at Denny’s Restaurant on Nashville Road.

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Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue was called to a car fire on 31-W South in front of Tyson Foods on Jan. 10.

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Franklin Mayor Larry Dixon is sworn into office at the Simpson County Justice Center on Dec. 30, 2022. Circuit Court Judge Mark A. Thurmond administered the oath. Standing beside Dixon is his wife, Donna.

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When Elizabeth Martin-Villalobos was 10-years-old, she decided to be in the museum industry. Martin-Villalobos, who was named Executive Director of Simpson County Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and the Gallery on the Square in Franklin, Ky. in March of 2022.

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative walk took place Monday in Franklin. The March went from First United Methodist Church to Greater Taylor Chapel.

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On Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, Wreaths Across America Day, the Simpson County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution placed wreaths on servicemen’s graves in Greenlawn and Shady Rest cemeteries to honor veterans from World Wars I and II who were killed during those wars. Wreaths were als…

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The Chandler family was the winner of the Shine Bright Simpson County residential award. Simpson County Tourism Executive Director Amy Ellis (right) presented Paulette Chandler and her grandson, Nick Chandler, with a first place award and $250 for their entry at 2529 Salem Road. The Shine Br…

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In accordance with KRS 150.025, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is providing updated information about proposed fish and wildlife-related regulation amendments that have received final legislative approval and are now in effect.

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Industrial Power Solutions, an affiliated company to Traughber Mechanical, is locating in a renovated industrial building on 1008 Bypass Road in Franklin, Ky. Industrial Power Solutions is a full-service electrical contracting firm that specializes in industrial and commercial electrical app…

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Under the direction of Jacky Hunt, the South-Central Kentucky Drug Task Force (SCKDTF) has received a $114,788 grant to help the agency’s fight against illegal drug activity. The federal grant is known as the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and is named after a New York …

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Franklin’s African American Heritage Center (AAHC), managed by Sharon Taylor-Carrillo, has announced several activities planned to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., both on his annual holiday — the third Monday in January — and on his actual birthday.

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LeVar Burton once said, “Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.” This year, Kentucky children up to age 5 are getting some help to encourage thei…

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Franklin Police were called to a burglary in progress and physical altercation outside a residence in the 800 block of Strawberry Lane on January 1.

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Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue received 23 more calls in 2022 than in 2021. During 2022 there were 457 calls, during 2021 there were 434.