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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.

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FSMS advanced history students took a trip throughout Tennessee from April 12-15 to learn about the events leading up to the Civil Rights Movement and how it has since impacted the U.S.

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The Simpson County Board of Education passed an amended 2017-18 calendar at their meeting Thursday, April 19, setting students' last day of school for Thursday, May 31.

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Students, families and community members can experience over 30 free and interactive stations, ranging from a Skype interview with a Disney Imagineer to creating custom mini golf courses, at FSMS's Night of Innovation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

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The School Safety Task Force established by the Simpson County Board of Education held its inaugural meeting on Thursday, April 12 to discuss a variety of potential and recently added security initiatives.

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Simpson County Schools is now accepting registrations for the Wildcat Wilderness 5K Trail Run/Walk, sponsored by Graves Gilbert, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Simpson County School Pavillion.

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Simpson County Schools was one of many districts across the Commonwealth closed on Good Friday as teachers traveled to the state Capitol advocating against a controversial pension reform vote, which will see key benefit cuts to teachers and other state employees.

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As another HOSA State conference passes, chapters get a sense of satisfaction that they could do the most for their community. For many chapters state is the end to their year, but not Franklin-Simpson.

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As classrooms are getting modern makeovers across the country, here are five ways new digital technology is helping students to better absorb the curriculum.

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Simpson County Adult Education, in partnership with the South Central Workforce Development Board (SCWDB), is hosting a ribbon cutting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 17, at SKYCTC's Franklin-Simpson Center.

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Nearly 140 FSHS students took to the football field for the National School Walkout at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, honoring the victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting and showing support for school safety.