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‘The Gift of Color’ celebrates the life and art of Kentucky artist Henry Lawrence Faulkner

By Vicki Prichard Northern Kentucky Tribune In the newly released, The Gift of Color: Henry Lawrence Faulkner, the life and art of the prolific Kentucky artist unfolds as a compelling page-turner. A young Henry Faulkner, 1950s Born beneath a Wolf Moon in the backwoods of south-central Kentucky, Faulkner’s tenacity to pursue his art took him from a childhood defined by a succession of foster homes,...

Governor names replacements for judge-executive positions in Estill and Simpson Counties

Appointments have been named for vacant judge-executive vacancies in Estill and Simpson Counties. Kevin Williams, of Irvine, has been as Judge-Executive of Estill County, replacing Wallace Taylor, who has resigned, and James “Jamie” Spears, of Franklin, has been named Judge-Executive of Simpson County, to replace Jim Henderson, who is resigning to accept a role with the Kentucky Association of...

Automotive supplier Taeyang to invest $15.6 million, establish 76 jobs in Simpson Co. manufacturing plant

Taeyang Metal Industrial Co. Ltd., manufacturer of fasteners and cold-rolled steel products for the automotive industry, will invest nearly $15.6 million and create 76 full-time jobs to establish a manufacturing plant in Franklin. The facility will be the company’s first in the United States. “Taeyang is a well-respected, global company in the automotive industry and we are grateful that its executives...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: A funny border crossing marks great fishing for bass, bluegill

This is the West Fork of Drakes Creek downstream of the Sadler Ford Road bridge access. This gorgeous stream flows through Simpson and Warren counties in southern Kentucky and provides excellent fishing for smallmouth bass. (Photo from F&W)   By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   Study of the Kentucky border in Simpson County reveals a funny-looking half triangle just south of Franklin.   A...