• 0

One day after reaching a long-term deal with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Tennessee Titans found a way to keep running back Derrick Henry on the team for at least one more season as well. On Monday, March 23, the Titans placed the franchise tag on Henry, who led the NFL in rushing last se…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Multimedia

  • 0

On March 19, Western Kentucky University Director of Athletics Todd Stewart addressed Hilltopper student-athletes, coaches and fans during this unprecedented national situation. The open letter came a week after the NCAA canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports seasons and championships.

  • 0

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On Wednesday, March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes b…

  • 0

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending most people’s sense of normal, Kentucky 4-H is encouraging families with young people to take to their backyards and get their hands dirty growing a garden.

  • 0

COLUMBUS — Carlisle County farmer Phillip Bean is a lifelong Bardwell resident, but a lack of job opportunities in the area has forced his son to move elsewhere to raise his family. Bean joined the West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy, also known as WAVE, because he hopes to be a par…

  • 0

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement. The Agreement entered into force on Feb. 1…

  • 0

BOWLING GREEN — Jack Blackstock, owner of the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Vette City Catering, announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Bourbon & Brewfest and set a date for the 2020 edition of the event. The sixth-annual Bourbon & Brewfest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at…

  • 0

Last Sunday, two days before the start of free agency, the Tennessee Titans football team agreed to terms with quarterback Ryan Tannehill on a multi-year deal.

  • 0

NASCAR has followed the direction as collegiate and professional sports organizations have done because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 0

Last Friday afternoon, Max Chaney was named the new head football coach at Franklin-Simpson High School. He follows Doug Preston who stepped down as F-S head coach in February to take the job as head football coach at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

  • 0

At the conclusion of last Tuesday night’s 4th Region Boys Tournament Championship game, 15 players selected for the 4th Region All-Tournament Team was announced.

  • 0

Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ senior Demarco Chatman was selected to the Kentucky Athletic Basketball Coaches Association 3rd Team All-4th Region Team.

  • 0

The Coronavirus pandemic has officially affected the Franklin-Simpson sports spring season. Due to Governor Andy Beshear’s declaration of shutting down private and public schools for the next two weeks, Simpson County Schools will be closed for the next three weeks, impacting the start of sp…

  • 0

The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced on Friday the cancelation of events at Bowling Green Ballpark during the month of March, including Saturday’s Fan Fest. The announcement comes after Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball announced postpo…

  • 0

At the conclusion of their 53-42 loss to the Clinton County Bulldogs in the 4th Region Boys Basketball Tournament, Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ junior Andreyous Miller was selected as the SKYCTC Athlete of the Game presented by Oak Tree Awards.

  • 0

The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers men’s and women’s team finished regular season play and will be playing in this week’s Conference USA basketball tournaments in Frisco, Texas.

  • 0

March 15 Hemp applications due USDA — Last Day to Enroll in the 2019 ARC/PLC Program; USDA — Sales Closing Day for NAP Policy on Vegetable Crops

  • 0

The University of Kentucky is hosting four regional fencing schools this spring to help livestock producers learn about the newest fencing techniques and sound fence construction.

  • 0

Installing gardens with milkweed and other flowering plants is a way for the public to help conserve the monarch butterfly, but University of Kentucky scientists have found not all gardens are equal when it comes to attracting them. A new study conducted by Adam Baker, UK doctoral student, a…

  • 0

DeMarco Chatman (left), Dawson Knight, Logan Lacotoure and Tedric Partinger were the boys basketball seniors honored during the game against Warren East on Feb. 18.

  • 0

At the end of Thursday night’s 13th District Girls’ Basketball Tournament, the All-Season team was announced. The players selected were voted on by the eight coaches in the 13th District: Lex Lindsey and Dee Spencer from Franklin-Simpson; Finley Baird and John Tinsley from Logan County; Came…

  • 0

Two senior class members of the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats football team signed their national letters of intent to play college football at two Kentucky schools on Feb. 27.

  • 0

In both teams’ final games before their district tournament games this week, the Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats and Wildcats basketball teams lost both games of their regular season finale doubleheader at the Glasgow Scotties.

  • 0

“Senior Night is always special and we honored and took the seniors out the right way with a win,” Wildcats head coach Dee Spencer said. “Wasn’t pretty at first but we finally were able to lock them down defensively in the 4th Quarter and come away with the win.”

  • 0

The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats’ baseball and softball teams took part in the annual Paul Gray Prep Sports Media Day event presented by Med Center Health Orthopedics last week at 6-4-3 Sports Bar and Grill in Bowling Green.

  • 0

Tall fescue is a double-edged sword for many livestock producers. University of Kentucky forage extension specialists are teaming up with the Alliance for Grassland Renewal to host a workshop to teach producers how to renovate their tall fescue pastures with a novel endophyte variety.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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).

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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…