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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.

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats and Wildcats' basketball teams hosted the Greenwood Gators in a doubleheader last Monday at the F-S Gym.

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats went into this week with players sick and unable to play, but with what they had, they were able to come away with a 4th place finish in the KYSports.TV Holiday Christmas Classic.

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WKU Hilltopper basketball couldn't get much going Saturday in its nonconference finale, falling, 79-62, at home to Belmont at E.A. Diddle Arena.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA's flagship program that helps producers plan and implement 150-plus conservation practices on work…

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Bourbon is an $8.6 billion industry in Kentucky and boasts more than 21,000 jobs and rising, accounting for a third of all distilling jobs in the United States. The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky will offer an inaugural industry conference Feb. 27 …

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Wildcats junior kicker Cole Hollingsworth was invited to the exclusive 2019 Kicking World National Showcase at Loma High School in Austin, Texas, that took performance in pressure competitions, competing against some of the best kickers from over 25 states.

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Last Monday night began the 2nd Annual Class 2-A Basketball Tournament. Opening games of the sectional round of the tournament took place at Warren East High School as the Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats and Wildcats took on the Warren East Lady Raiders and Raiders last Monday night. The winners …

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The high school swim season started in October. This year's team is the biggest team in terms of numbers with 23 kids on the varsity team and about 14 on the middle school team. The team traveled to Monroe County in November to swim against Monroe and Russell County teams. Franklin combined …

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats and Wildcats' basketball teams hosted the Warren Central Dragons last Thursday and Friday night at the F-S Gym.

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Junior Kate Norwood's team high of 16 points with 12 points from senior Evyn McCutchen was more than enough as the Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats ground out a 40-34 victory over the LaRue County Lady Hawks, from the 178th District of the 5th Region for their second straight home win of the season.

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At the KHSAA regionals, the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' Dance team qualified for the state competition, which is slated to take place this Saturday in Lexington.

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats and Wildcats' basketball teams lost their doubleheader home opening games of the season at the F-S Gym last Tuesday night to South Warren.

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The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats lost their first 13th District game, 65-50, of the season against the Logan County Lady Cougars, the defending 13th District Tournament champions.

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The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats dropped their first road 13th District game of the season as they lost 64-57 to the defending 13th District Tournament champions, the Logan County Cougars.

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The Western Kentucky University Lady Toppers picked up an early signature win, 74-63, over the Oklahoma Lady Sooners from the Big 12 Conference last Wednesday night at E.A. Diddle Arena as part of the BB&T Classic.

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Franklin-Simpson picked up two big wins in a varsity doubleheader at Clinton County. The theme of the night was "comeback" as the Wildcats made a comeback for the ages for their first victory of the season and the Lady Cats withstood a comeback for their second win of the season.

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The UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers found that a new pathway allows the legume to simultaneously fight off disease pathogens trying to infect the above-ground parts of the plant and fend off poor nitrogen-fixing bacterial strains in the root. Their findings recent…

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Simpson County Farm Bureau won top honors for its region of the state in the 2019 Safety Challenge Awards competition during Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Louisville. The award was given to Simpson County Farm Bureau for its financial sponsorship of the Franklin-Simpson High Schoo…

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The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers' basketball team picked up a big win over the Arkansas Razorbacks, from the Southeastern Conference, 86-79, in overtime in front of nearly 6,900 fans at E.A. Diddle Arena.

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The Simpson County Extension Office has been offering a program for 4-H eligible children to learn about the process of curing country ham.

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Last week was the tip-off of the 2019-20 Kentucky high school basketball season as Franklin-Simpson began their season on the road at Monroe County in a girls/boys varsity doubleheader. While it was Franklin-Simpson's first game of the season, Monroe County opened their season the previous n…

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On Nov. 26, Franklin-Simpson High School announced that Athletic Director Matt Wilhite will be the interim head baseball coach for the upcoming 2020 season.

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Author Mike Norris will take center stage with his book, "Ring Around the Moon: Mommy Goose Rhymes," at the next Kentucky Proud Evening, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in Lexington. The monthly series, hosted by Fayette County Cooperative Extension, regularly pairs captivating books from the Univer…

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The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers' finished their regular season in spectacular fashion with a 31-26 victory over the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders on Senior Day at Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium at Feix Field.

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The last time that former Franklin-Simpson Wildcat football players Tre' Bass, Cole Kirby and Jack Randolph were playing at Western Kentucky University's Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium at Feix Field was in December 2016 when they were playing the Johnson Golden Central Golden eagles …

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The second game of this year's Music City Showdown also goes to the Louisville Cardinals. Just like they did in their football game back in September, the number two ranked Cardinals defeated the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers 71-54 last Friday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena in Nash…