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Last Thursday, June 13, the Franklin-Simpson High School softball team sauntered into the AG building at the Jim Roberts Community Park joined by their coaches, family, friends and members of the community. They celebrated another season of intense competition against some extremely formidab…

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Franklin-Simpson Lady Cat softball graduate Madison Davis was selected to the Second Team All-State 2-A Team by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

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Simpson County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tim Taylor announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please pay close attention to the acreage re…

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Simpson County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tim Taylor, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees will begin on June 14, 2019. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Simpson County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 1, 2019.

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In terms of public land space, there are no more visible areas than public rights of way. Ever since the federal interstate system was developed, the highway rights of way have been subject to intense public scrutiny. The Highway Beautification Act of 1965 is just one example of the intense …

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Last Friday at Franklin-Simpson High School, Wildcat graduate baseball player Hunter Crafton signed his letter of intent to play college baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

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Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley Tuesday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding 58 grants for projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PDF, 146 KB) to reduce energy costs for farmers, ag producers and rural-ba…

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles issued a statement following the publication of a legal opinion from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on hemp clarifying that hemp is a legal agricultural crop that can be moved across state lines:

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has finalized details for three additional public forums about an increasingly widespread and fatal brain disease that infects members of the deer family.

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For the third consecutive year, the Wildcats faced the South Warren Spartans in the region tournament with both teams winning one game each against each other. Last Monday morning, it would be South Warren who came away with the 2-0 victory as Franklin-Simpson saw their season come to an end.

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Franklin-Simpson opened this years Regional tournament against a Barren County team that is ranked as one of the highest scoring teams in the State. The Tournament was played at the Western Kentucky softball complex. Lady Cat Madison Davis, who was named as a first team pitcher on the all se…

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For the second time in three seasons under head coach Kyle Gammons, the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' baseball team won the 13th District Baseball Tournament at Logan County High School last week.

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A member of the Franklin-Simpson Lady Wildcat softball team has been named to the first team All 4th Region Softball Team with another Lady Wildcat receiving honorable mention.

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LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky's agriculture industry continues to grow, adapt, and diversify, the 2017 Census of Agriculture revealed. The ag census was conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), and released in April.

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LOUISVILLE -- North Carolina edged out Kentucky on Friday - not on the basketball court, but in the kitchen. Apex High School of North Carolina prevailed in the second annual Southeast Region Junior Chef Competition at Sullivan University in Louisville. Kentucky champion Harlan County High S…

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' baseball team closed the regular season with a trio of games against a couple of teams from the 14th District, including the Bowling Green Purples, the Greenwood Gators and the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots from the 15th District to get themselves ready for…

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LOUISVILLE -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Crop Production report today, forecasting a much larger wheat crop than last year.

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The final week of the regular season saw the Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats split four games that were filled with drama, excitement and forever moments. The game that meant the most without a doubt was the home contest against Bowling Green.

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The annual Franklin-Simpson FFA banquet had a change of venue this year with the event relocating from Franklin-Simpson High School to Chuck and Michelle Fleming's Event Barn. Thirty members within the chapter were given the chance to be recognized for the wonderful achievements throughout t…

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Lady Topper Basketball Head Coach Greg Collins has announced the signing of junior college point guard Jo'Nah Johnson, formerly of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, who will be immediately eligible and have two years remaining in the Lady Topper program.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' tennis team is preparing for the upcoming region tournaments after defeating the Warren Central Dragons April 29 at Jim Roberts Community Park.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' baseball team committed five errors, which led to their own undoing as those errors helped the Glasgow Scotties, of the 15th District, to score five unearned runs in a 5-3 loss at Greg Shelton Field last Saturday afternoon.

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Peoria, IL- Bowling Green Bootleggers pitching struck out 15 total Peoria Distillers in a 3-0 shutout win on Saturday night to end Peoria's six-game winning streak and tie the three-game series at one apiece. Bowling Green improves to 17-12 with the win and will play the series finale with a…

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Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA's farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through direct and guaranteed loans available through USDA's Farm Ser…

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Franklin-Simpson completed another successful week with a couple of positive wins and a loss to undefeated Warren East. The reason it was "good" is that they are one of the top two teams in the State, normally defeating teams via run-rule. The Lady Cats held the Lady Raiders high-powered off…

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has finalized details for three additional public forums about an increasingly widespread and fatal brain disease that infects members of the deer family.

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Bowling Green, KY- The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and in conjunction with the Midwest League, announced on Tuesday that Caleb Sampen was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for his performance during the week of April 29-May 5.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats improve to 4-1 in 13th District play with a 13-3 five-inning victory over the Todd County Central Rebels. The Wildcats play their final game in the district against the Logan County Cougars with a shot at sharing the regular season 13th District Championship and…

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USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety net program, which began April 8, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other changes to the progr…

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Who loves weeding? Getting rid of weeds is probably one of the most challenging aspects of gardening or farming. Eliminating weeds is time consuming, but necessary, because if neglected, weeds will take over your garden rows and rob your plants and flowers of essential nutrients and space. W…

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats baseball team played six games last week. They were able to win four of those six games as they played the Barren County Trojans, of the 15th District and a 13th District game at the Russellville Panthers. Then they hosted two of the best teams from the state of…

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After a devastating loss to Bowling Green, it was anyone's guess how the Lady Cats would respond. It would have been very easy and perhaps expected for them to just accept defeat and continue in a mellow state.

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USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety net program, beginning April 8, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other changes to the program…