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City of Portland votes to defer decision on drag shows

There was standing room only at Monday's City of Portland's Board of Alderman meeting as a large crowd gathered to hear whether the city would pass an amendment to a zoning ordinance that would effectively ban drag shows in the downtown's business district. Despite hearing from numerous people who w

THE TENNESSEAN - 2017-09-19 04:10:48

Crowds rally to support of drag shows in Portland, Tenn.

PORTLAND, Tenn. - Tim Brown shouted into a megaphone as supporters of the right of drag shows to continue in Portland took turns speaking into a portable sound system across the street. Brown, a self-proclaimed "street preacher" from Gallatin, called for the group to repent to avoid the wrath of God

THE TENNESSEAN - 2017-09-19 01:06:30

Dozens Attend Portland City Council Meeting Over Proposed Drag Show Ban

PORTLAND, Tenn. - Two rallies faced off at the Portland city council building before a meeting was held on the controversial topic of drag shows within city limits. The topic was brought up when city council members passed a proposed ordinance on first reading attempting to prohibit drag shows by am

WTVF - 2017-09-19 01:50:55

Portland defers vote on restrictions regarding where drag shows can operate

(Photo: WKRN) PORTLAND, Tenn. (WKRN) - There were protests outside the city hall in Portland over a proposed ordinance that would essentially ban drag queen shows. City officials ultimately voted to defer the ordinance Monday night to speak with an attorney general about the matter, among other re

WKRN - 2017-09-18 21:55:13

Portland adopts 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Pixabay PORTLAND (WGME) - Portland city councilors have voted unanimously to recognize "Indigenous Peoples' Day" on the second Monday of every October, instead of Columbus Day. City councilors say they were looking into the name change in an effort to highlight the culture and lives of the indigenou

FOX17.COM - 2017-09-18 19:31:08

Portland board to consider drag shows at Monday meeting

Portland residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on a proposed ban regarding cross-dressing drag shows. The current law prohibits adult entertainment in the business district. A proposed ordinance would redefine adult entertainment to include drag shows. The town's mayor said he heard f

WSMV - 2017-09-18 18:55:00

55th Annual Car Show sees record-high registration

A 1963 Ford Galaxie used as a squad car on "The Andy Griffith Show" and a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS with several wins at Beech Bend Raceway were among the historic automobiles lining the square at Franklin's 55th Annual Car Show and Festival on the Square. Southern Kentucky Street Rods hosted the e

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Holder crowned FSHS homecoming queen

Senior Brooklyn Holder was crowned the 2017 Franklin-Simpson High School Football homecoming queen before the game against the Meade County Green Wave on Friday, Sept. 15. Holder is the daughter of Stacy Hesson and Darrell Holder. Senior Cade Harvey, the son of Jeff and Kelli Harvey, escorted her. A

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Keeping a mindful retirement budget can bring peace of mind

Are you considering retirement? Years of hard work have paid off and now is your time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. While it may be tempting to plan an exotic vacation, buy your dream car, or spoil your grandchildren with an endless stream of gifts, it is important to be mindful of your retirem

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Opportunities available to benefit community youth

As many of you know, Judge Harrison and I recently hosted many community leaders from the 49th Judicial District to hear a presentation about the $1 Million grant funds available beginning this month to benefit Kentucky's youth. We are encouraged to keep the information circulating so as many people

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Acreage reporting dates for 2018

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 reporting

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Just Piddlin is an agritourism operation that has so much to offer its fall visitors

Just Piddlin Farm is located in the north tip of Simpson County where it meets up with Logan and Warren County. It is where years of work and dedication has made It is one of the largest agritourism operations in this area. It features a large selection of pumpkin, gourds, squash, and fall decor plu

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Kiwanis Club announces 2017 Christmas parade date

The Kiwanis Club of Franklin-Simpson's 2017 Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2. The rain day is set for Dec. 9. The parade theme is "Elf on the Shelf Franklin Style." Parade entry forms, which contain parade information, are available at the office of WFKN and Franklin Favorite, 103

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Current farmers laying the foundation for future

Opportunity is out there but will it always be this way? The next generational crop of local Agri-businessmen are digging in and laying a conceptual foundation for successful careers, myself included. With this opportunity, I want to share a little about my local business, local opinions of our ag i

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Celebrate -- it's fall, y'all!

Good news! It's pumpkin season! Phew! I know you were all missing your all-things-pumpkin-flavored stuff. (Pet Peeve: Pumpkin itself has no flavor, but whatever, I don't want to upset all the pumpkin fanatics so I'm going with it even though in my head I want to scream "ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR CINNAMO

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Fall is a great time to sample soil

Jason Phillips Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Education If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses. Fall sampling gives you plenty of time to follow fe

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Fiscal Court talks increasing funds for retirement

Simpson Fiscal Court's contribution of funding to the County Employee Retirement System could see an increase in the next fiscal year. Simpson County Judge Executive Jim Henderson told Fiscal Court on Tuesday that the increase in the county's contribution to the retirement system is projected at $37

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

36th DYW program taking place Saturday

The 36th Distinguished Young Women of Simpson County program is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Goodnight Memorial Library Auditorium. Eight high school senior girls will compete for over $3,000 in scholarship money during the program. The girls will compete in categories such as

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Lady Cats defeat Todd Central in 4

The Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats' volleyball team earned their third win in district play on Sept. 12, defeating the Todd County Central Lady Rebels 3-1 in their 13th District match at the F-S Gym. The Lady Cats improve to 3-1 in district play, 9-8 overall for the season as the Lady Rebels fall to 1-3

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Sean Spicer says he doesn't think he lied to the American people while he was press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended Monday the Trump administration's omission of any reference to Jews in its Holocaust remembrance statement, saying "nitpicking" of the Friday statement is "just ridiculous." Pool 2017 Cable News Network, Inc. Sean Spicer doesn't believe he ever lie

WTVF - 2017-09-21 15:58:32