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Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ football team lost their season opener to the Greenwood Gators 36-13 last Friday night at James “Shadetree” Mathews Stadium at Hugh Crowdus Field. The Wildcats’ overall record stands at 0-2 as the Gators improve to 2-0.

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Ravin Snyder, 5, is beginning school in Mrs. Auterburn’s class at Franklin Elementary.

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Franklin-Simpson Wildcats girls’ soccer team battled the Warren East Lady Raiders for 80 minutes of regulation time, 10 minutes of extra time and five rounds of penalty kicks but ultimately lost to Warren East 2-1 in the Section 2 Region 2 portion of the Class 2-A Girls’ Soccer Tournament.

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Franklin-Simpson boys’ soccer team defeated the Russellville Panthers 4-1 in their first of two highly anticipated regular season 13th District matches at Russellville High School.

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Franklin-Simpson Volley Cats picked up their first win in 13th District play with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-7 and 25-14) at the Russellville Lady Panthers last Tuesday night.

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Franklin-Simpson Wildcats boys’ golf team finished third overall in the Wildcat Invitational last Saturday at the Franklin Country Club.

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Franklin-Simpson Wildcats girls’ golf team lost their first match play event of the season 141-149 to the Logan County Lady Cougars last Thursday at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Russellville.

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Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ soccer team overcame an early deficit in the 2nd Half by scoring three goals to defeat the Hart County Raiders 3-1 in the Section 2 Region 2 championship game last Monday night at the F-S Soccer and Softball Complex.

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On Wednesday July 14 2021, the Franklin-Simpson Middle School FFA executive team took a three day trip to the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center. The executive team is made up of the officers and committee members. The purpose of this camp was for attendees to participate in classes tha…

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As typical teenagers, we have all been guilty of saying the phrase “I can’t wait to get out of this town” far too many times. There is truth to this statement, though. I know many of us can’t wait to explore, not only what is outside of Franklin, but who we are beyond our hometown. Wanting t…

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So here we are...You know, I wasn’t really sure how to start this speech. I’ve always had trouble initiating things, but this time was different. There was too much to say. How do you summarize 13 years of feelings, thoughts, ideas, into a brief speech?

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Well, here we are: the time that we may have thought would never really arrive. And it’s been quite the journey to get here, especially in the past year or so. And I know; the last thing you want right now is to have to listen to someone, just before you’re going to be free from school, dron…

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The 2021 Baccalaureate Service planned by and featuring the senior class of Franklin-Simpson High School is taking place at First Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Reverend Eric Walker. The senior class invites family and friends to share this time of celebration.

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Asia Anderson, of Franklin, is graduating from the University of Kentucky on May 15. She is the daughter of Barbara Anderson and the late Patrick Holcomb. She plans to attend Boston University in the fall for a doctorate degree in occupational therapy.

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University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies this spring to celebrate its newest graduates. Students in the Class of 2021 hailed from 40 states and territories as well as multiple countries, including Canada, Gambia, India, Jamaica, Madagascar, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, and Ukrain…

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The Simpson County Board of Education approved the 2018-19 Local Planning Committee at their meeting Thursday, Aug. 23. Members of the committee are tasked with helping the school district explore improvements to its buildings throughout the year.

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Lincoln Elementary School's gifted and talented (GT) students are preparing to explore new frontiers this school year with EDGE Academy, a hands-on, integrated curriculum located in the former Exploratorium.

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Franklin-Simpson High School's Class of 2022 gathered in the school's gymnasium for their freshman orientation on Thursday, Aug. 2, taking their first steps as high school students toward their future careers.

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The Simpson County Board of Education approved an application for a second Family Resource Center at their meeting on Thursday, July 19, which would cover FES and LES.

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Western Kentucky University President Tim Caboni recently wrapped up his first year on the job, and is using the summer months to get more familiar with the university's service area.

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Simpson County Schools is taking steps to bring young readers up to speed through Camp Little Cats (CLC), a free summer literacy program held 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 9-26 at Simpson Elementary.

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With students off for Election Day on Tuesday, May 22, FSHS freshmen and student council members Zoe Graves, Ashlyn Flippin and Makenzey Phillips used their free time to complete a project promoting positivity in their school.

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FSHS was recently named among the nation's top 15 percent of high schools and No. 24 in Kentucky, according to recently released data from U.S. News and World Report.

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The Simpson County Board of Education took several steps to prepare for the upcoming school year during their meeting Thursday, May 17, including passing a tentative budget that could become the working budget in the fall.

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FSHS celebrated the Class of 2018's accomplishments and future with its 15th Annual Awards night held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14. Over 70 students were recognized with scholarship awards worth nearly $2 million combined.

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Guidance Counselor John Swack has announced his retirement after working with children and families for 17 years in Simpson County Schools. He has been at FES since 2001 and also began working at SES four years ago.

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Bridgette Crawford, a longtime member of the Simpson County Board of Education, announced her retirement at the school board's meeting Thursday, May 17.

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Fifty Franklin Lions and guests attended the Annual Lions Picnic held May 14, at the F-S Community Park's George Freas Lions Pavilion.

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Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College's (SKYCTC) SKY FAME class of 2018 was honored with a reception on May 3 and a commencement ceremony on May 4. The class of 20 students makes up the program's first graduates.

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FSHS senior Will Randolph has been selected as a winner in the 49th Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Competition and has received $1,500, adding another accomplishment to his high school career.

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FSHS celebrated the Class of 2018's accomplishments and future with its 15th Annual Awards night held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14. Over 70 students were recognized with scholarship awards worth nearly $2 million combined.

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Simpson County Schools is home to nearly 400 Gifted and Talented (GT) students, and the district's new GT Coordinator Jennifer Sheffield is on a mission to hone their talents and skills while looking to her first full year.

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Six rising FSHS seniors have been chosen to participate in this year's Governor's Scholars Program (GSP), a free summer residential program for top-performing students in Kentucky.

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FSMS hosted dozens of interactive activities for an estimated 1,000 students and families at the Night of Innovation, held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 24. Robotics, art, music, dance and more filled the halls and gym throughout the night.