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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ Cheer Team finished their competition season by competing against some of the best teams from around the United States at UCA (Nationals in Orlando, Florida.

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The Kentucky State Board of Agriculture has begun the search for a new deputy state veterinarian following the resignation of Dr. Bradley Keough, who will leave in March to take a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Simpson County Extension 4-H Youth Agent Catherine Webster signs-in with several of her extension office co-workers to the Franklin-Simpson High School FFA Agriculture Breakfast held in the culinary lab of the high school on Feb. 17. “We are trying to let people know that we are not all abou…

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Franklin-Simpson High School agriculture teachers Felicia Dalton (left) and Sam Evans (middle) talk to breakfast visitors at the FFA Agriculture Breakfast on Feb. 17. The breakfast was held to celebrate farmers, producers and community members. Evans said within the first 30 minutes of the b…

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Feb. 20 39th Annual Kentucky Alfalfa & Stored Forage Conference Hardin County Extension Office, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CST $30 Registration Fee

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No lead was safe in the doubleheader basketball games at Butler County High School in Morgantown last Monday night as a pair of late game comebacks was the story for both games as the Lady Cats and Bears snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

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The road to the Boys and Girls Sweet 16 Basketball Tournaments at Rupp Arena begins with the prestigious 13th District Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments hosted by Russellville High School.

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats used a balanced attack of scoring in their 43-13 victory over the Fort Campbell Lady Falcons at Fort Campbell High School.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ Dance team competed in the KDCO (Kentucky Dance Coaches Organization) regionals at Meade County High School in Brandenburg to qualify for KDCO state competition.

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The Franklin-Simpson Middle School Lady Cats’ basketball teams finished their season with an overall record of 18-6 and won the 13th District Tournament and finished as the 4th Region Tournament runner-up.

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With their 78-49 victory over the Russellville Panthers last Friday night for Homecoming, the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats secured the number two seed in the prestigious 13th District Boys Basketball Tournament that begins on Feb. 24 at Russellville High School.

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats and Wildcats basketball teams played three individual games last week as they played one team from the 3rd Region, the Edmonson County Lady Cats, and two teams from the 4th Region, the Bowling Green Purples and the Cumberland County Lady Panthers..

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats have assured themselves of playing in the 2-3 matchup in the upcoming 13th District Tournament at Russellville High School with their 56-25 victory over the Todd County Central Lady Rebels.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats won their third game in 13th District play with a 63-39 victory over the Todd County Central Rebels.

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Champions of the 1st and 2nd grade Jr. Wildcat Basketball League were the Clippers coached by Charles “Mac” McCutchen III, with team members Charlz McCutchen, BB Fox, Sam Konow, Corbin Vincent, Weslee Eubanks, Liam Lockley and Bo Bilyeu.

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The 1st and 2nd grade runner-ups were the Knicks coached by Chris Laster, and team members Aidan Laster, Ridge Perry, Owen Sharer, Draky Graves, Cy Taylor, William Montague, Brayden McCormick and Emmit Hampton.

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The 3rd and 4th grade champions of the Jr. Wildcat Basketball League were the Bucks: Donovan Dudley, Austin Wilkins, Arian McMormick, Nathaniel Downey, Nash Bilyeu, Jeremiah Payne and Haidyn Hayes; coached by Justin Wilkins, Nate Downey and Christian Edmonds.

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The 3rd and 4th grade runner-ups were the Spurs with Hooper Stout, Adam Lamirande, Liam Heinze, Karter Wilson, Josiah Chandler and Brayden Johnson; coached by Heather and Ryan Joiner.

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Champions of the 5th and 6th grade Jr. Wildcat Basketball League were the Nets, coached by Daelon Payne, De’Maris Payne and Trey Hampton. The team included Xavier Jackson, Cole Sharer, Issac De La Luz, Chad Neal, Christian Combs, Grant White, Jaxon Watwood and Ja’Kai Partinger.

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Runner-ups for the 5th and 6th grade were the Trailblazers coached by Jennifer Atkins. The team included Ja’Ouise Smith, Tydus Atkins, Braylon Turner, Creed Phelps, Orion Newland, Kelydan Calvert, Jeremy Hutchinson and Broday McAlister.

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The Kansas City Chiefs are the Super Bowl LIV champions by defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 at Hard Rock Stadium at Miami Gardens, FL.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ basketball teams lost both games of a varsity doubleheader to the Greenwood Gators, from the 14th District, last Tuesday night at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ football team held their season ending banquet Sunday afternoon at the high school cafeteria where individuals and players were recognized with awards.

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The event includes networking opportunities, breakout sessions and several keynote speakers. In conjunction with the summit, UK President Eli Capilouto will host other university presidents and administrators who are partners in the organization Presidents United to Solve Hunger.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats hosted the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots last Tuesday night in a home doubleheader at the F-S Gym. The Wildcats defeated the Patriots in the boys’ game while the Lady Cats were defeated by the Lady Patriots in the girls’ game.

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At last month’s KHSAA State Dance competition at Valley High School in Louisville, the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ Dance Team earned a top 10 placement in small hip-hop division.

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Last Thursday afternoon, former Franklin-Simpson Lady Cat and Western Kentucky University Lady Toppers’ senior Mary Joiner spoke to Franklin Rotary Club’s meeting at the Blewett-Bradley Building.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats used a strong second half surge to take over the game to defeat the Todd County Central Rebels 55-42 last Friday night’s 13th District game in Elkton.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats finished as runner-up in the Section 2 of the Class 2-A Tournament. They defeated the Warren East Raiders 64-62 on Dec. 16 in the quarterfinal round followed by a 12-point win at the Hart County Raiders in the semifinal round but lost to the Warren Central Drago…

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The University of Kentucky will host the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit March 19-20 in the UK Student Center. The event brings together college students, faculty, administrators and hunger activists from around the world to discuss ways they can collectively reduce worldwide hunger.

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Former Franklin-Simpson Wildcat and UAB Blazers’ sophomore Tavin Lovan and freshman Jalen Benjamin each scored a team high of 16 points to lead the Blazers to a 72-62 victory over the Hilltoppers.

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats, who came into the game undermanned, lost to the Hart County Lady Raiders 53-38 last Monday night in Munfordville.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats earned their first 13th District win of the season as they sped the game up and ran away from the Russellville Panthers for a 75-44 victory.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reopened sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to Kentucky landowners. The deadline to sign up for general participation is Feb. 28, 2020, while sign-ups for more permanent structures within the program are ongoing. Participants receive an…

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KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles discusses state agricultural issues as he prepares to serve a second t…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the comment period for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program interim final rule until Jan. 29, 2020, to allow stakeholders additional time to provide feedback.

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The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers came from behind with strong shooting and a nearly flawless 2nd Half as they erased a 15-point deficit for the 93-84 victory over the North Texas Mean Green at E.A. Diddle Arenas last Thursday night to pick up their first Conference USA win of the season.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats got off to a horrendous start but played much better to take control of the game for a 59-53 victory over the Muhlenberg County Mustangs, from the 10th District of the 3rd Region, last Saturday night at the F-S Gym.

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Freshman Cory Munson's 52-yard game winning field goal on an untimed down on the last play of regulation gave the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers an ending to its season of turnaround with a 23-20 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos in the SERVPRO First Responders Bowl in Dalla…

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USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is awarding about $12.5 million in grants to support the development of innovative systems and technologies for private lands conservation.