A Franklin woman was injured when the car she was driving left Morgantown Road and eventually came to rest in a ditch on Thursday, July 4.

Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service transported Barbara J. Hall, 52, was taken to The Medical Center at Franklin after the accident.

Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Amel Nezirevic investigated the accident, which occurred just north of Patton Road at 6:30 p.m.

According to the collision report, Hall was southbound in a 2010 Honda Accord that ran of the road, struck a culvert and went airborne. After landing the car re entered the roadway, crossed the road and ran off the road again coming to a final stop in a ditch.

Hall was the car's only occupant.

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Franklin Police say a counterfeit $20 bill was received at Kentucky Downs on Wednesday, July 3.

Officer Clayton Montgomery's report said the unidentified woman who originally had possession of the counterfeit money said she received it in Tennessee after winning the lottery.

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A two-vehicle rear end collision on U.S. 31-W North injured two Franklin women on Thursday, June 27.

Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service transported Jean H. Clark, 89, and Jenny R. Greer, 43, to local hospitals, one to The Medical Center at Franklin and the other to TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green.

Simpson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Steve Burke investigated the collision, which occurred at the intersection of Stephenson Road at approximately 5:15 p.m.

Accordinh to the collision report, both women were the drivers of their northbound vehicles. Clark a 2016 Honda CRV and Greer a 2011 Ford Focus.

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A Franklin man was arrested on Wednesday, June 26 after police allegedly found two handguns and illegal substances in a vehicle he was driving.

Franklin Police charged Christopher David Hardin, 38, with two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and single counts of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy or possession, possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance -- drug unspecified.

Officer Seth Stewart made the arrest after stopping the vehicle on North Court Street.

The arrest citation said other items allegedly found in the vehicle included a suspected marijuana joint, a glass pipe with residue, a clear crystal like substance and pills.

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Franklin Police arrested a Hermitage, Tennessee man on two drug related charges on Wednesday, June 26.

Brian Carver, 39, was charged with possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia buy or possession.

Officer Seth Stewart made the arrest at an East Street residence.

According to the arrest report, a glass pipe with residue was allegedly found in a shed where Carver was allegedly observed smoking the pipe.

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The Simpson County Sheriff's Office placed three charges against a Franklin woman following a traffic stop and also served her with two arrest warrants on Wednesday, June 26.

Savannah Beth Hillard, 28, was charged following the traffic stop with possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine, rear license not illuminated and no registration plates.

Deputy sheriff Al Nezirevic made the arrest in the 1,000 block of Macedonia Road.

The arrest citation said after arresting Hillard for the two warrants in Simpson County, she was allegedly found in possession of a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.

Hilliard is charged in one warrant with drug paraphernalia -- buy or possession, possession of a controlled substance -- drug unspecified and possession of marijuana.

Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Josh Blackburn obtained the arrest warrant, which stated that Hillard allegedly had been in possession of a unknown controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The warrant said the items were allegedly found May 3 in a room at a residence Hillard had occupied.

She faces a misdemeanor charge in the other warrant.

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Franklin Police is investigating the theft of $10,748 worth of items from a storage unit at Lighthouse Mini Storage on Kennth Utley Drive.

According to the offense report filed by officer Tyler Anderson, two four-wheelers, a dirt bike and a leather sectional sofa were stolen.

The report said the handle on the lock on the storage unit was cut off for entry. The theft was reported on Wednesday, June 26.

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Franklin Police is also investigating the theft of $9,967 worth of items from Donald's Service Center on North Main Street.

According to an offense report filed by officer Tyler Anderson, a generator, a toolbox containing approximately $7,000 worth of tools were stolen along with four or five auto buffer hand tools.

The report said forced entry was gained through a door.

The theft was reported on June 25.

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The Simpson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Franklin man on four charges following a traffic stop at the Keystop gas station on South Main Street on Monday, June 24.

Brandon C. Foster, 32, was charged with failure to wear seat belts, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia -- buy or possession.

Deputy sheriff Al Nezirevic made the arrest.

The arrest citation said items allegedly found in the vehicle allegedly driven by Foster included a straw containing suspected methamphetamine and a substance on the floorboard similar to what was in the straw.

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Kentucky State Police Post Three in Bowling Green investigated 105 traffic collisions during June in the post area that includes Simpson County.

Also during June, Post Three troopers and detectives issued 1,752 citations, which included 237 for speeding and 159 for seat belt violations. There were 39 DUI arrests, 1,230 complaints investigated, 58 criminal cases opened and 234 criminal arrests.

Post Three also serves Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan and Warren Counties.

Kentucky State Police will have periodic traffic safety check points throughout the eight counties of the Post Three area in the upcoming months.

Motorists approaching one of these check points should be prepared to produce their operator's license, valid proof of insurance, and the registration receipt for the vehicle they are driving.

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