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Simpson County Sheriff's Office

Simpson County Sheriff's Office Serving and assisting the citizens of Franklin-Simpson County Kentucky.

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!!!!!ALERT!!!!!ALERT!!!!!ALERT!!!!!We will NOT send you a text message to pay your property tax bill. DO NOT CLICK the l...
10/06/2022

!!!!!ALERT!!!!!ALERT!!!!!ALERT!!!!!
We will NOT send you a text message to pay your property tax bill. DO NOT CLICK the link in the message to pay your bill. This is a scam!!
You may pay in person at the office, by mail or by visiting our website only.
DO NOT PAY BY TEXT MESSAGE.

Thank you to Salmon’s Baptist Church for all the goodies they delivered to us today. We appreciate your generosity. God ...
09/19/2022

Thank you to Salmon’s Baptist Church for all the goodies they delivered to us today. We appreciate your generosity. God Bless!

*****FOUND SAFE*****Thank you for your assistance!The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office needs the publics assistance in lo...
08/31/2022

*****FOUND SAFE*****
Thank you for your assistance!

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office needs the publics assistance in location the missing person pictured below. Contact Deputy Quintin Wright @ 270-586-8824 if you have any information. Thank you in advance!!

08/25/2022

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On August 24th, 2022, Sgt. Cory Jones and Deputy Wyatt Harper of the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by Officer Bennett of the Franklin Police Dept. along with his K9 companion, Shadow, in the arrest of Kenyon Cole for Rape in the 1st Degree, Incest, Sodomy in the 1st Degree, Sexual Abuse, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 1st Degree for Illegal Sex Acts, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 1st Degree for Illegal Controlled Substances, Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree on Foot, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest. This arrest stems from an investigation opened by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office on July 28th, 2022. Kenyon Cole is currently lodged in the Simpson County Sheriff’s with a $100,000 bond. The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer their gratitude to the residents of Simpson County who assisted in this investigation, as well as the Franklin Police Department.

08/23/2022

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08/22/2022

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On 19 August, 2022, at approximately 2200 hours, Simpson County Sheriff's Office Deputies completed an investigation and arrested Christion Price, at 634 Morgantown Road, for failure to comply with the sex offender registry. The Sheriff's Office received tips and intelligence from multiple Simpson County residents who were concerned that a non-compliant sex offender was residing at an apartment in Walnut Forrest. He had also been seen at the local playground in the presence of minors. The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the citizens of Simpson County for their situational awareness and their concern for the safety of this community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Floyd County.
07/01/2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with Floyd County.

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06/28/2022

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***update - new photo*** Do you recognize the male in the recent photo?The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is working a ...
05/30/2022

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Do you recognize the male in the recent photo?

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is working a debit/credit card theft with attempted use at the Dollar Store. We need your help identifying the individual in the photos. Please contact Deputy Quintin Wright with info by calling dispatch at 270-586-8824. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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05/20/2022

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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.--Jesus Christ --Matthew 5:9
05/17/2022

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.
--Jesus Christ --Matthew 5:9

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05/16/2022

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05/16/2022

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***SOLVED - Case Closed***Recognize this truck?  The Sheriff’s Office is working a theft that involved this vehicle. If ...
04/26/2022

***SOLVED - Case Closed***

Recognize this truck? The Sheriff’s Office is working a theft that involved this vehicle. If you have any information on this vehicle or the owner please contact Sergeant Matt Freeman by calling 270-586-7425 during regular business hours or 270-586-8824 after hours.

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04/22/2022

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04/20/2022

ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME

Agents with the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force identified several individuals in connection with bringing Fentanyl into Simpson County, Kentucky. Agents saw an increase in overdoses related to fentanyl in the past year and identified a purple substance that was found to be fentanyl was the cause. Agents contacted other agencies in reference to the purple fentanyl and found the source was most likely coming out of Tennessee. Agents began investigating individuals that were bringing the fentanyl into Simpson County. Agents identified one of the dealers of fentanyl as Shelby Simmons (37 of Franklin, Ky) Simmons was selling the purple fentanyl as well as methamphetamine. Agents identified several other individuals that were involved in trafficking and importing fentanyl into Simpson County. The individuals were identified as Jonathan Vaughn (32 of Franklin), Halbert Warden (51 of Franklin), Gary Denning (67 of Franklin), Pamela Sanabria (63 of Westmoreland, TN), and Lloyd Fields (36 of Russellville). These individuals were in contact with each other and were responsible for bringing the fentanyl into Kentucky. Agents were able to identify the subjects were traveling to different parts of Tennessee and purchasing different amounts of fentanyl and then bringing it back to Kentucky to sell. Agents identified who was bringing the fentanyl into Kentucky, how they were bringing it and the main suppliers in Tennessee. Agents conducted this investigation over several months and seized enough fentanyl to kill an estimated 8,000 people. Agents presented the case to the Simpson County Grand Jury and came back with indictments.

Simmons was charged with: Engaging in organized crime, persistent felony offender, Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st offense (fentanyl) (3 counts), Trafficking a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a school (3 counts), Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (less than two grams of methamphetamine), Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (equal to or greater than two grams of methamphetamine) (2 counts), Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Importing fentanyl, Trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense, Possession of marijuana, and Drug paraphernalia.

Warden was charged with: Engaging in organized crime, persistent felony offender, Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st offense (fentanyl), Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (equal to or greater than two grams of methamphetamine), Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Trafficking a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a school, Improper turning, Disregard traffic control device, careless driving, Wanton endangerment 1st degree (Police Officer), and Fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle).

Denning was charged with: Engaging in organized crime, Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Fentanyl) (2 Counts), Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (equal to or greater than two grams of methamphetamine), Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st offense (fentanyl), and Importing fentanyl.

Vaughn was charged with: Engaging in organized crime, Persistent felony offender, Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (equal to or greater than two grams of methamphetamine), No insurance on vehicle, Disregard stop sign, Reckless driving, Trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, Possession of a controlled substance 1st offense (Fentanyl), Drug Paraphernalia, Fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (Motor vehicle), Fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (on foot), Driving on a DUI suspended license, Wanton endangerment, and No registration plates.

Sanabria was charged with: Engaging in organized crime, Failure to wear seat belts, Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Fentanyl), and Drug paraphernalia.

Fields was charged with: Engaging in organized crime.

Assisting Agencies: Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas), Franklin Police Department, Simpson County Sheriff's Office, and DEA Nashville.

The Sheriff’s Office will be closed tomorrow in observation of Good Friday. You will still be able to make online proper...
04/15/2022
To Protect and Serve

The Sheriff’s Office will be closed tomorrow in observation of Good Friday. You will still be able to make online property tax payments by visiting our website. The office will re-open on Monday and in office only payments will be accepted until 4:00 pm.

It is the mission of the Simpson County Sheriff's Office to develop a highly trained, efficient, and professional law enforcement office in order to provide outstanding service to the citizens of Simpson County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and our Country.

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04/13/2022

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April 10th marked the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2022. Telecommunicators are the ones wh...
04/12/2022

April 10th marked the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2022.

Telecommunicators are the ones who answer your 911 calls day and night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. ⁣⁣⁣
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Happy National Tele-communicators Week to all the emergency dispatchers out there and thank you for what you do!⁣⁣

Missing from I65 SB 5mm injury accident that occurred yesterday, March 24th! Witnesses saw the cat, Pretzel, walk away f...
03/25/2022

Missing from I65 SB 5mm injury accident that occurred yesterday, March 24th! Witnesses saw the cat, Pretzel, walk away from the scene/fire into the patch of woods beside the interstate. Owner lives in Owensboro and is worried to death about her cat. She is a 15lb, fluffy, inside cat who needs chemo treatments.

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03/23/2022

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03/12/2022

Getting reports from deputies that I-65 is very icy and hazardous as well as snow drifts forming on Scottsville Rd due to the wind. Please be very careful if you must be out on the roads this morning.

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03/11/2022

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03/08/2022

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02/24/2022

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, Shauntel Mincy was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff. She will be attending the Department of Criminal Justice basic training academy in May to become a certified peace officer.

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02/17/2022

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The Sheriff’s Office is especially thankful for Daniel’s Eagle Scout Project. He made a thin blue line bench in memory o...
02/10/2022

The Sheriff’s Office is especially thankful for Daniel’s Eagle Scout Project. He made a thin blue line bench in memory of all fallen officers. Thank you, Daniel for your hard work and craftsmanship!

02/07/2022

***ATTENTION***
We have just been made aware that some tax bills that were paid by credit or debit card were not applied to the tax system through the credit card company. If you paid your bill and received a second notice please give our office a call at 270-586-7425. We will need to know the name on the credit card that was used, date of the payment and the tax bill number.
We apologize for any inconvenience or stress this may have caused our community.

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01/21/2022

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Today Sheriff Jere Dee Hopson received a letter from Bowling Green Police Chief, Michael Delaney, thanking him and the r...
01/18/2022

Today Sheriff Jere Dee Hopson received a letter from Bowling Green Police Chief, Michael Delaney, thanking him and the rest of the deputies here at SCSO for sending deputies to Bowling Green to relieve BGPD officers during the aftermath of the tornadoes that swept through Bowling Green in mid-December. Sheriff Hopson would like to extend that thank you to all those here in Simpson County that selflessly donated supplies, food, clothes, money, etc that were sent up with our deputies to aid those affected by these terrible storms.

Thank you to all the deputies, officers and troopers that not only serve our wonderful community here in Simpson County ...
01/09/2022

Thank you to all the deputies, officers and troopers that not only serve our wonderful community here in Simpson County but to all those who serve near and far.

In this family “No Sheriff Rides Alone”.
God bless you all!

01/06/2022

The Sheriff's Office has been made aware that a traffic accident that occurred in Tennessee is causing traffic to back-up into Kentucky. Please stay home if you do not need to be out. If you must be out please drive slowly and with caution.

May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity.  Wishing you all a joyous 2022.HAPPY NEW YEAR, Simpson Coun...
01/01/2022

May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you all a joyous 2022.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Simpson County!!!

Please remember to celebrate responsibly.

12/21/2021

***TAX PAYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT***
If you are paying by mail: Your envelope MUST be post-marked by December 31, 2021 for FACE amount. Mail post-marked after that will only be accepted for the PENALTY amount.
***Due to the holidays and the office being closed, we are allowing in-office only payments of FACE amount on January 3, 2022 until 4pm. This is for anyone wanting to come to the office to pay in person. If you have questions, feel free to call the Sheriff's Office at 270-586-7425.

Congratulations to Skyler Hicks for graduating the Department of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy...
12/20/2021

Congratulations to Skyler Hicks for graduating the Department of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy, class 522, on December 16, 2021. The training academy consisted of 20 weeks of in-depth law enforcement training. That’s roughly 824 hours. Great job, Skyler! We are proud of you!

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12/17/2021

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12/13/2021

To clear the air as we are seeing several posts on social media. There was indeed a shooting in Franklin at Garvin Pointe Apartments on Eddings Rd. The Franklin Police Department is working the crime scene and have detained the suspect. Factories and businesses were advised to lock down for a brief period of time while units worked the scene.

11/30/2021

SCAM ALERT. We have noticed some fake currency in Scottsville in all denominations. Be sure to check you bills very carefully. This is movie production money and can be purchased online. It looks extremely real. However you will notice on the bills the following information. “Prop copy” on the back right side. “In props we trust” on the back at the top. “For motion pictures purposes, not legal tender” on the back. Please share as we enter the holidays and more currency is exchanged.

There have been questions about the times of festivities for Saturday. So we shared the flyer from the Renaissance page.
11/30/2021

There have been questions about the times of festivities for Saturday. So we shared the flyer from the Renaissance page.

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11/18/2021

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The Administrative Office will be closed Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. If you have an emergency...
11/10/2021

The Administrative Office will be closed Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

If you have an emergency, please dial 911. If you need to speak to a Deputy for assistance, please contact Dispatch at 270.586.8824. Thank you and stay safe!🇺🇸

***MISSING from Morgantown Rd***
11/09/2021

***MISSING from Morgantown Rd***

10/23/2021

We had some fun visitors today that got a chance to listen and ask questions to one of our deputies. They also got to check out a couple of our cruisers and meet “Bella” the public relations K9 for the S.O.

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203 E Kentucky St
Franklin, KY
42134

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